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Effective careers planning means exploring your options early. Our careers team are here to help. Whatever your age, course of study, plans or aspirations, the Careers Service is available to you. Professionally qualified careers advisers are available for consultation on career choice, further study options, presentation and other work place skills, jobsearch, applications/interview procedures and aptitude tests.

The Career Guidance Office contains a wide range of information on careers and further study options. Comprehensive information, internet access, computerised guidance programmes, video library etc., are all available to our students.

Contact: Contact: Siobhán Daly (021 2067608 or email:, Jim O'Connell (021 2067626 or Email:

Career News for February


The CAO application system closes at 5.15pm on February 1st.  Certain types of applicant e.g. for mature student places on courses, and for restricted courses (mainly art, music and performing arts courses) must apply by this closing date.

The late application facility system will open on March 5th.

If you are applying under the HEAR or DARE schemes you have to complete online application forms through the CAO by March 1st. The supporting documentation required for both must be submitted to the CAO by April 1st.


The route B deadline for submission of applications to UK colleges is March 24th these are mainly for art and performing arts courses.

MSAP (Mature Student Assessment Pathway)

The MSAP is the entrance test for students wishing to apply for mature student places on courses in the UCC Arts Faculty and some other colleges. The MSAP will be held in UCC on March 3rd. The closing date for registering for the MSAP is February 4th. Registration is online through You will require a CAO application number in order to register for the MSAP.

Advanced entry to Institutes of Technology

For advanced entry (second year and beyond) to CIT courses application is now made through the CAO. For more information please contact the Career’s Office.

For advanced entry to most other Institutes of Technology students will apply direct to the Colleges. For more information please contact the Career’s Office.