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Adult/Continuing Education

CIT operates one of the largest programmes of part-time study in Ireland. The Institute offers alternative routes to success through education, for example, for those who entered employment on completing their second-level education. It provides approximately 150 courses leading to Higher Certificate, Bachelor Degree, Honours Bachelor Degree, Postgraduate, Professional and Trades qualifications.

The ACCS scheme operates for many of these courses. Many courses leading to professional qualifications are also provided as well as short courses for industry. ACCS is an acronym for “Accumulation of Credits and Certification of Modules”. This scheme allows students (for specified courses) - instead of studying an entire course - to study one or more modules of that course. Modules passed, are certified individually, and can be accumulated, leading to an award of Higher Certificate, Degree or Honours Degree.

The Continuing Education Handbook 2018 - 2019 is available online by CLICKING HERE or request it by post by sending your postal details to


Listing of Part time and Evening courses

Information/Registration for Adult Evening Courses

Online Application:
The majority of the part-time courses have an online application process. Please visit your chosen course and click on the 'Apply Tab' to begin the application process. There is also a designated contact name for each course should you have any queries. Early application is advisable as numbers of places on courses are limited.

Paper Application:
A small number of part-time courses require a paper registration form. Registration forms must be completed in full. It is particularly important that each applicant clearly identifies the course and subjects for which he/she is registering. The onus is on each applicant to ensure that this information is accurate.


Information/Registration for Adult Evening Courses for the academic year beginning September 2018 will take place at the CIT Bishopstown Campus from 6.00pm to 8.00pm on the following dates:

Tuesday 4th September 2018

Business: Business Studies & Accounting, Marketing, and Human Resource Management.

Humanities: Cookery, Bar Operations, Hospitality Management, and Counselling & Psychotherapy.

Media: TV Production, Radio Broadcast Media, Journalism, PR with New Media, E-learning, and Digital Media.

Wednesday 5th September 2018

Engineering: Biopharmaceutical, Civil, Structural & Environmental, Good Manufacturing Practice, Construction, Mechanical, Biomedical, Advanced Manufacturing & Manufacturing Systems, Supply Chain & Transport Management, and Transport & Automobile.

Science & Informatics: Applied Physics & Instrumentation, Industrial Measurement & Control, Industrial Automation, Quality Assurance/Management, Computing, and Mathematics.

Thursday 6th September 2018

CIT Crawford College of Art & Design
NB: Enrolment will take place at the CIT Crawford College of Art & Design, Sharman Crawford Street, Cork.
Art Therapy, Art & Process, Weekend Courses, Short Courses (Life Drawing/Painting/Photography/Pottery/Stained Glass/Portfolio Preparation). 


Mature Students (Full time Study)

Please click here for information on Mature Students.