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"SERVE is a development and volunteering organisation committed to tackling poverty in the majority world.  We strive to do this by working in solidarity, service and partnership with marginalised and oppressed communities, empowering them to tackle the root causes of poverty and injustice. SERVE focuses specifically on programmes and projects that help communities enhance the [...]


Enterprise Day

On our annual Enterprise day, we host a wide variety of engaging speakers who have started their own business and give a presentation to our students where they pass on their knowledge and experience and speak about the ups and downs of starting and runnning your own business. The students also get [...]


Employment Opportunities Expo

The Cork College Of Commerce hosts an Employment Opportunity Expo for students every year. On the day, companies who have real jobs to offer either present to and interview students from all courses in the College. This gives you exposure to industry leading employers and an opportunity to attend seminars and receive excellent [...]


Student Testimonials

Being seriously dyslexic and also having been out of education for years, the idea of going back into education was scary. I did not believe that I had the skills and knowledge requirements to cope with this course. Once I started college, I surprised myself with the abilities I did not realise I had. [...]


Video Testimonials

Read more testimonials Eilís O'Connell, Language and European Studies Jess Linehan, Advertising with Marketing and PR Kayleigh Falvey, Marketing with Event Management Marion Cowhig, Level 6 Retail Selling Veronica Scannell, Professional Cookery [...]


Creative Writing and Photography Competition – The Winners!

Thanks so much to all the entrants of the Photography and Creative Writing competition that we held as part of Cork's Lifelong Learning Festival. Every entry was great, and it was very difficult to pick the top three! Thanks to Waterstones and O'Brien Studios for their continued sponsoring of this event. Photography Competition [...]


Work Experience

Work experience is an integral part of most of our courses and a vital part of the learning process. For some learners placement takes place throughout the academic year while others partake in 2-4 week block placement. All learners are fully insured by the college on work experience. The college continuously liaises with industry [...]


Course Fees 2019

Courses in the college are funded by the Department of Education and Skills and SOLAS (the Further education and Training Authority, with support from the European Social Fund. There are no tuition fees for PLC courses for EU/EEA students. Course fees are made up of: Programme Participant Contribution Student Services fee Examination fees Course Specific [...]



The college fosters a positive culture where every member of the college community has the right to be treated with courtesy, dignity and respect irrespective of disability, gender, age, religion, civil status, race, sexual orientation, family background or membership of the travelling community. The college recognises the very serious nature of discrimination and the [...]


Entry Requirements

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 [...]


The Access Programme

The Access Programme provides assistance to students from DEIS schools and Youthreach Centres in Cork City and County in preparing for interviews for each of the Further Education Colleges within Cork ETB with the Student Support Forms and allows students to become familiar with a day in the life of a student in Further [...]


Apprenticeship Fees

Course Name Fees Accounting Technician Apprenticeship No fees are payable to the College. Accounting Technician Apprenticeship Year 2 No fees are payable to the College. Auctioneering and Property Services Apprenticeship No fees are payable to the College.



Free Mindfulness Class Learn simple mindfulness practices to help you relax and enjoy life. Each student in the college will get a chance to participate in a mindfulness class during the year. Susan Holland O'Leary (Room 119) has all the details.