Registering For Credit-Bearing CPD

When Do Modules start?

CPD modules have different start and finish dates. Course details including the start dates are available for the individual modules on the prospectus or from the module co-ordinator.

What Are The Fees For CPD?

CPD module fees vary and are determined on an annual basis. Please check the prospectus for full details.

Can I Pay My Fees Online?

The Application Fee of €35 is paid on posting in your application form. This is made payable to UCC and is payble by postal order, draft or cheque.

CPD module fees are liable in full using the Student Portal during online registration.  Follow the registration instructions provided with your registration email.  Go to click on the red box MyStudentAdmin.  You will need your Username and your Password.  You will receive these on your registration email once you have accepted your place on the module.  Follow the online instructions and during the process you will see On-Line Fee Payment and can pay here. You will also be able to print a confirmation of your payment.  If you are being funded please select 'funded' and contact the fees office as per instructions in your registration email:

What Do I Receive On Completion Of Credit-Bearing CPD Module?

For credit-bearing modules you will receive 5, 10 or 15 credits as appropriate which will be recorded on your UCC student record. Copies of your student transcript can be obtained from the Student Records and Examinations Office Some departments also give completion certificates for CPD modules.

Why Haven't I Received My Student Card?

There are a few reasons why a student may not have received their student card prior to the start of their course.

  1. The applicant is self-funded but fees have not been paid or fees are outstanding for another course.
  2. The Fees Office has not received a confirmation of funding letter from the funding source (usually once this letter has been received by the Fees Office the student card can be released by the Student Records and Exams Office). 
  3. The application is a late application.
  4. Registration online has not been completed in full.
  5. Your photo may be unclear or not received - contact to enquire.

Note: On receipt of the registration email the onus is on the student to ensure that the fees are paid or that the fees office is contacted regarding funding prior to starting their course. 

How Often Will I Have To Attend The University?

Modules vary, some are full days, others half days and some are 2 hour sessions and all have elements of blended learning, where you may not have to attend college on certain days during the module and some modules are based off campus. Please refer to the individual module on the prospectus for further details or contact the module co-ordinator.

Is There An Assignment To Complete With Each Module?

All CPD modules are assessed individually.  Details will be outlined under each module in the Prospectus.

My Fees Are Being Funded. What Do I Need To Do?

If your employer wishes to pay for your attendance you need to pay the fees yourself and get reimbursment from your employer.   If your fees are going to be paid by a third party such as the HSE or other large company you will need to submit a letter from the funder confirming that you are being funded.

The letter from the funder will need to contain the following details:

  1. Your name
  2. The code and name of the relevant CPD module
  3. Your student number
    If have previously attended UCC you will keep your old student number, new students will be issued with a number which will be noted on the registration email which you will receive once you have accepted your place.
  4. The Fee amount
    This is noted on the prospectus and will also be on your registration email.
  5. Name and address of funder, i.e., where the UCC Fees Office need to send the invoice for your fees.

Submit this letter as soon as possible after you have accepted your place on the module and post to: Geraldine Blake/Hilary Baker, Fees Office, North Wing, University College Cork.

Note: The application fee is generally not funded and you will have to pay this yourself at the time of submitting your application.

If you are part-funded by a college department or research agency etc. then please proceed as if you are a funded student upon registering.  Notify the module co-ordinator when you are registering and in due course you will receive an email from the Fees Office advising you to pay the balance that is due.  You are not a fully registered student, may not receive your student card, nor have access to online IT services until your fees have been credited. 

How To Register Online

Congratulations and welcome to University College Cork.

You may now complete your registration online at: and click on MyStudentAdmin to login.

The following  CPD Welcome Guide may assist in the online process.

What Is My Password Used For?

On your registration email you are provided with your student number and password.  This is for accessing the UCC Student Portal - MyStudentAdmin. Initially this is how you register for the CPD module and update your contact details.  Both your UCC Student Portal and Blackboard Password are initially set to be the same.  Blackboard is the online tool used by academics to communicate lecture notes etc.  For UCC Student Portal support please contact the Student Helpdesk by emailing  For Blackboard support please contact  For more information on your Library Password go to this webpage here or contact the Boole Library Information Desk here

To logon to the Computer network you will need to activate your account. You must first get a logon password from the Student Helpdesk at the Computer Centre in the Boole Basement. You will then have to logon to the network within a 3 hour period. When you logon you will be prompted to change this password to one that is unique to you. Follow the instructions on the sheet you were given by the Helpdesk.


How Do I Get My Student Card?

Once you have completed your registration online, submitted all the required documentation (including photo) and your fees have been paid your student ID card will be sent out to the correspondence address noted on your application.  ** Make sure to post in a clear passport sized photograph when you accept an offer so that your card will be processed in a timely manner.

How Do I Gain Access To UCC Libraries?

You can only access the Library with a valid student card.  You should carry your Student Card with you at all times.

My Blackboard Log-In Details Won't Work. What Should I Do?

You can only activate the Student Portal and Blackboard when you are fully registered and your fees have been paid.   It may take up to 48 hours between registering online and being able to access Blackboard.  

If you have your student card and the log-in details will not work please email stating your name and student number and the problem you are encountering.

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