About Applying for CSN
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Applications are actively encouraged from the following individuals:
- Leaving Certificate school leavers (including LCVP and LCA)
- Applicants currently unemployed (some of whom may be eligible for V.T.O.S.)
- Adult or mature students wishing to return to education
- Graduates seeking to upgrade their skills
Applications are invited any time up to the end of August. However, it is advisable to apply before mid-August to ensure places are still available on the course. All applicants' suitability is assessed on the merit of their application forms and by the means of a ten to fifteen minute interview. Interviews will take place in May and September depending on when you apply. All late applicants should check with the college main office as quite frequently, we have places still available on some courses in September. Applications can be made using our online application form (see above).
Catching up with recent CSN graduates
Further education (PLC) students will be eligible to receive PLC maintenance grants.
For more information on these please visit www.SUSI.ie (Student Universal Support Ireland).
Grants are means tested and if eligible the amount of the grant is dependent on the distance students travel from their place of residence to the college.
It is advisable for students to apply as early as possible for maintenance grants.
For details of grant applications for the coming year, see: http://corkvec.ie/grants/index.shtml
For further information please see www.studentfinance.ie
CSN College is committed to a policy of equal opportunities for all students. The college actively takes steps to ensure that all staff and students are aware of and comply with all equal opportunities legislation.
STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
Applicants with disabilities and special needs are welcomed at Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa. If prospective students have any special requirements they should get in touch with the Guidance and Counselling services at the college. Every effort will be made to assist them. Attention has been paid to the physical structure of the college by providing ramps and lifts so that access is made as easy as possible.