What Are CCL Graduates Doing Now?

Graduates of the CCL do a range of things after they finish at UCC. Some graduates progress to further study in other colleges of further education including Colaiste Stiofain Naofa, St. John’s College and College of Commerce. They have continued their studies in areas such as IT Skills, Catering, Animation and Personal Effectiveness.

Many graduates have moved on to part-time employment. Some graduates gained employment in the workplaces where they did their work placements.



I am attending St John’s College Cork where I am studying Practical IT on a course called New Directions. It is Fetac level 4 and I hope to progress to level 5 next year. I have put in my application already! The courses at both level 4 and 5 are great as they are five mornings a week so it means I have time to work at Cork Chamber of Commerce Wednesday afternoons and also go to the Hub run by Cope to see my friends and do other activities. The course has ten weeks of half a day’s work experience that I am currently doing Monday mornings in Cork Chamber of Commerce.  College helps my work as I am learning extra IT skills such as desk top publishing. I would not have had the confidence to go to St Johns without my time on the CCL course at UCC!

Everyone should do the CCL course as it opens doors for the future.


I worked in the ESB for 6 months. I worked in the Metering Section and Call Centre Section. I loved it very much and made many friends. On leaving I was  presented with a certificate of the traineeship programme. I went for lunch to see my friends since I left. I miss the job very much. 


I work in a permanent part time job in FEXCO in Killorglin Co. Kerry. I work 20 hours per week Monday to Friday (9am-1pm) as a Supplies Ambassador. My work involves sorting and distributing internal post, stocking up two canteens, emptying waste paper bins at work stations for shredding, and setting up Board room for meetings.

I am very happy and all my fellow workers are very kind, helpful and supportive of me. It’s great as I love meeting and talking to different people.



The course helped me with my confidence and I am delighted to be working in the Disability Office. I like going up to U.C.C. I enjoy the work and meeting all the other staff there. I also work in the Gorta shop in Bandon and the Irish Cancer Society in Cork. I enjoy all my jobs and going to work helps me to feel independent.