Pre-Entry Courses

Pre-Entry Courses

Pre-Entry Courses

Pre-Entry Programmes


Before deciding to take on a degree it can be extremely beneficial to undertake a one or two year programme.  There are excellent courses available under the FETAC scheme and these can be found across the country.  Below are links to some of the colleges providing these courses and where a number of our current and past students started out. - St. John’s College - Coláiste Stiofán Naofa - Cork College of Commerce

For more information about courses and FETAC & PLC providers, see



UCC also runs a number of Level 6 and Level 7 accredited Certificate/Diploma part-time courses.

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Flexi-options provides a way for you to study what you are interested in or to meet a shortfall in your qualifications as a non-degree student. You can study up to thirty credits of a degree, but not the full degree.

As a registered UCC student, you have access to campus facilities. On successful completion of the module, students receive a transcript of results. This is your certificate of attendance, an official record of having completed the module. It is worth noting that studying by Flexi-options will not involve the award of degree or diploma.

After completing Flexi-options, some students have successfully applied and been accepted to a full-time undergraduate degree programme. These students have the option to carry forward their flexi-options credits so that there will be a little less pressure in the first year of the full-time programme.

For more information please contact

Sandra O'Herlihy

021 - 490 3561



Mature Student Office

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