In addition to the Higher Education Links Scheme entry arrangements, Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) has established a special scheme for students who successfully complete courses in Further Education 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 receiving specified levels and other requirements in their awards.
Students taking a full QQI Level 5 or Level 6 award linked under the CCPS to a specific course in CIT may apply for year 1 entry.
Students taking a full QQI Level 6 award linked under the CCPS to a specific course in CIT may apply for year 2 entry (for some degrees only – see our progressions database).
All CCPS applicants should apply for the CIT course through the CAO – CAO deadline 1st February. Late CAO applications up to 1st May from candidates other than Mature Students. Applicants to year 1 and/or year 2 need to complete the CCPS application form online by 1st May.
The minimum requirement for Year 1 entry is a full QQI award (see CAO for exact entry requirements to each course).
The minimum requirement for Year 2 entry is a full QQI level 6 award with 5 merits.
Some courses in CIT have more specific requirements. Check our progressions database for further details. If successful, students will receive an offer through the CAO in August.
For more information see www.cit.ie/prospectivestudents.ccps.