The aim of this course is to provide students with the opportunity to improve their leaving certificate results and to give them the maturity to proceed with confidence to higher education with the assistance of our career guidance, counselling and study programmes.

To date approximately 90% of our students have gone on to higher education where they have been successful in progressing to the highest academic and professional levels within their chosen careers.




1 year



Leaving Certificate


Course Fees

€437 including €127 DES LC fee (exempt for medical card holders), Pre Leaving Certificate examination fee €60 and student services €250.
In February/March 2017, the Leaving Certificate examination fee will be paid to the Department of Education.  The 2016 examination fee is €301.


Miriam de Barra

Tel: 021 4223801


Gaelige Mathematics
English Accounting
French Chemistry
German Social & Scientific
Spanish Geography
Agricultural Economics Economics
History Agricultural Science
Physics Art
Business Biology
Design & Communications Graphics



All subjects are offered at higher level. Gaeilge, Mathematics, Accounting and French are the only subjects offered at ordinary level


Candidates should have pursued the leaving certificate taking the higher level in some subjects and must have a genuine desire to secure an overall improvement in their results. Successful candidates must enrol for six subjects.


  • Excellent experienced teachers
  • Supervised study facilities
  • Career Guidance and Counselling
  • Study Advisors
  • CAO facilitation sessions 
  • Ongoing assessment and feedback

Application through CAO is made during the college year

Repeating my leaving cert after a five year break was made easy thanks to all at college of commerce, especially considering I remained training and boxing throughout the year, competing national and international. I also managed to remain a full time blogger and sponsored fitness athlete.
I was anxious and worried before starting that I wouldn’t cover all material after such a long break but the teachers and study advisor made everything easy and all essentials and more were covered. I felt confident and comfortable going into my exams, feeling I’d achieve what I sent out to do.
I would highly recommend college of commerce. I am now studying midwifery in U.L. Sarah Kiely RLC 2015 2016

Sarah Kiely

UL student

I knew that repeating the leaving was always an option if I didn’t get the points I needed. However, when it came down to it, repeating was the hardest decision I’ve ever had to make. The majority of my friends were going off to college, while I was preparing to do it all over again. I knew repeating was necessary to achieve my future goals.
I was uncertain of how a two year course could be minimised into one year, however it soon became clear to me that through the work of the course director, the teachers and the facilities of the college all collaborated   to make it happen.
I would highly recommend anyone considering repeating the Leaving Certificate to do so in the Cork College of Commerce. The year was extremely worthwhile, it has brought me nearer to achieving my goals as it can for you. What’s one more year out of the rest of your life? I am now studying Veterinary Medicine in UCD. Gemma Kelly RLC 15 16

Gemma Kelly

UCD student

Repeating me leaving cert was certainly the biggest decision I have ever had to make for myself . This year the staff in the college of commerce have enabled me to get better grades in all of my subjects and this is down to the expertise and patience of the teachers some of whom are the best teachers I’ve ever had.  Deciding to repeat in the College of Commerce was definitely the hardest decision I’ve ever made but I’m pretty sure it has also been one of the best!

Ciarán Quain

RLC 2014 2015