Cork College of FET Tramore Road Campus


Cork College of FET Tramore Road Campus


Cork College of FET Tramore Road Campus


How to Apply

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Disclaimer: The college reserves the right to restructure or cancel any course without notice. Our prospectus and web site do not infer or impose any legal obligation on the Cork Education and Training Board or the College Board of Management to provide courses or other services to students.

Entry Requirements:

Application for a place on a course listed in our prospectus or on this website is not through the Central Applications Office (CAO) i.e. points are not required.

Admission to a particular course is subject to places being available on the course and the following criteria being satisfied:

  • That an applicant’s previous education, training or experience, indicates that they are likely to benefit from participation in the course and be able to successfully engage with, and complete, the course.
  • That an applicant attends for interview and is considered suitable for the course based on their presentation at interview.
  • The participation of the applicant on the course will contribute positively to the course and will not impact negatively on the rights of other students or staff.

All applicants must normally be 18 years of age or older, on the commencement of the course. In general, applicants for Level 5 courses should have usually completed the Leaving Certificate, the Leaving Certificate Applied or their equivalents. The suitability of mature students will be based on their experience as well as any formal education qualifications.

Places on level 6 courses generally require that applicants have successfully completed a full Level 5 programme in a cognate area. In some instances the level 5 requirements for entry are specific to that course (see each course listing).

Places on courses are limited, early application is advisable.

Enrolment Procedure:

STEP 1: Complete the application form

The application form can be completed online when applications open for the academic year. When you apply online you will receive a personal account and ID, this will enable you to view all college correspondence in relation to your application.

Please note, you will be required to update your account with additional information if you are offered a place on a course that you wish to accept.

STEP 2: Attend for interview

Applicants will be invited by post for interview at the college and should bring the following when attending:

  • A copy of Leaving Certificate Results or equivalent (if applicable).
  • A signed passport sized photograph.
  • A copy of your birth certificate.
  • Proof of PPSN.

Interviews are held a number of times per year from Springtime through to course commencement. The interview simply acts to match the applicant against the course in terms of suitability, commitment and expectation.

An offer of a place is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements if the course and satisfactory presentation at interview.

STEP 3: Place Offer and Acceptance

Successful applicants will be notified of the offer of a place on a college course by post and by e-mail. To secure this place, applicants must pay the relevant Course Fee before a set date, as indicated in the communication of the offer. You will be required to update the personal account you created on application with additional information if you wish to accept the offer of a place.

Failure to do so may result in the place being forfeited and offered to another applicant.

STEP 4: Registration and Induction

Students offered a place on a course will also receive notification of the dates they must attend for registration and induction. All students must attend the college on these designated dates.

STEP 5: For Students whose first language is not English

For students whose first language in not English, please refer to the International Students section of the prospectus or website with regard to compulsory English Language Assessment.