Dutch Universities

View Links Database Many Universities in Holland are now delivering their degree programmes through English.  College fees are considerably lower than Ireland, cost of living is reasonable and commuting is convenient and cost effective making the Netherlands an attractive option for Irish students.  We are finalising new links with the Dutch university, [...]


Griffith College Cork

View Links Database An advanced entry arrangement is in place between Griffith College Cork and Cork College of Commerce into Year 2 of BA (Hons) in Business Studies  Cork College of Commerce students can avail of a €250 progression grant.  This degree programme is offered on a Full-Time and Part-Time basis.  [...]


Huddersfield University

View Links Database This year we developed new links for with the University of Huddersfield.  Places are now available for our students in a variety of Degree programmes including Marketing, Event Management, Advertising and Logistics.  This includes links to year 1 and year 2 for some programmes.  For full details on what [...]


Progressions Overview

View Links Database The National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) is the ten level system (1-10) giving an academic or vocational value to the qualifications obtained in Ireland. The NFQ levels help to indicate how an award can be used for training, education and employment opportunities, and allows for a comparisons and equivalencies [...]



View Links Database The Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS) The HELS provides progression opportunities through the CAO for QQI award holders at level 5 and level 6 award holders to the first year of Higher Education programmes. A scoring system will apply to all QQI level 5 and level 6 awards listed on [...]


University College Cork

View Links Database University College Cork University College Cork accepts applications from Cork College of Commerce students under the Higher Education Links Scheme. Details of the extensive range of linked courses are availabe on our website  For further information on UCC undergraduate progressions see


Institute of Technology Tralee

View Links Database Institute of Technology Tralee Advanced entry arrangements (subject to minimum entry requirements) are in place for a number of Cork College of Commerce courses including: Marketing & Event Management QQI (level 6) to second year of TL831 Marketing (level 8) Childcare QQI (level 6) to second year of TL880 [...]


Waterford Institute of Technology

View Links Database WIT-CETB Cork College of Commerce Progression Agreement A formal Progression Agreement is in place between the CETB Cork College of Commerce and WIT whereby WIT reserves entry to a number of Year 1 and Year 2 places on specific linked programmes annually for our students. Only candidates who have [...]



View Links Database CIT Cork Colleges Progression Scheme (CCPS) 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 [...]


Nursing UK (UCAS)

View Links Database Nursing UK (UCAS) Many UK Universities accept QQI level 5 Nursing Studies award holders onto their Nursing degree courses.  Each year many Cork College of College students successfully qualify as nurses using this route. Applications are made through UCAS Graduates of Cork College of Commerce QQI level 5 Nursing [...]


Nursing (CAO)

View Links Database Nursing (CAO) Entry to Nursing degree courses in Ireland is through specified QQI level 5 awards.  Students must achieve distinctions (>= 80%) in at least 5 specified components.  There is a quota of places for Nursing degree programmes in all participating Higher Education Institutions (HEI’s) including Institutes of Technology. Cork [...]

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