Quick Links to Access Service documents & publications

Mature Students

CIT Mature Student Guide 

There are a wide variety of courses at certificate, diploma and degree level to choose from within CIT. This guide highlights for you the entry mechanisms and gives you some information on the supports available for mature students.


Guidelines for the CAO Personal Statement

Some useful tips for writing up your personal statement. 


Disability Support Service


CIT Disability Support Service (General Information) 


How to register with the Disability Support Service

Disability Support Service Registration Form

Disability Support Service Registration Form for Apprentices

Disability Support Service Registration Form for Apprentices- repeat/refresher 

Consent form to contact Lecturers



Access- The beginning of your future

This publication highlights the individual stories of students who have used the Access Service and have benefitted from the supports that the service provides. The stories all have one thing in common; the students overcame difficulties and obstacles, and through their determination and courage, they achieved their ambitions.

Linked Schools

The Progression Scheme (PS) is a supplementary admissions route to CIT for school leavers from 20 Cork City and County schools.  CIT has had links with these schools through the CIT Access Service for over 15 years. Although our pre-entry programmes have emphasised progression opportunities and the benefits of studying at third level, the numbers of students progressing from these schools into programmes of study in CIT are still low. There is widespread evidence which shows that socio-economic disadvantage can have a negative impact on educational achievement at school and on progression to higher education.


Studying in Cork- A guide for parents


Your son or  daughter is about to make one of the biggest decisions of their lives. It should involve a lot of thought and research on their part and shouldn’t be rushed. As a parent you play a very important role in helping and supporting your son or daughter to make the right choices for them. This guide aims to give you a clear explanation of the educational opportunities that are available to your son or daughter after their Leaving Certificate. 


Science for Life

Dr. Lawton's Lab- CIT Science for Life

The main aim of the programme is to encourage, support and motivate students to study science at junior and senior cycle level in post primary schools and to study science at third level.


Student Assistance Fund (SAF)

As part of an initiative to tackle educational disadvantage, an ESF aided Student Assistance Fund has been made available to CIT by the Department of Education and Skills.

SAF Information Sheet

SAF Application Form

SAF  Applicant Profile Data Form (must be filled in with the application form) 


Cork Colleges Progression Scheme (CCPS)

CCPS Application Form 2015

CIT has a scheme for the admission of students who successfully complete courses in Further Education (FE) Colleges in Cork called the Cork Colleges Progression Scheme (CCPS). Under the CCPS a number of courses in CIT are linked to certain courses in the FE colleges. CIT reserves a number of places on its linked courses for applicants achieving specified levels and other requirements in their awards. 


If you have any issue downloading any of these documents/publications, please email Christine.Nolan@cit.ie


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