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CORK COLLEGE F U R T H E R E D U C A T I O N C O R K C I T Y & S K I B B E R E E N www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie O F C O M M E R C E PROSPECTUS 2018

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Cork Education and Training Board (CETB) was formed in 2013 through the integration of the Cork City and County Cork VEC’s and in January 2014, what was Fás training in Cork came under the remit of Cork ETB. For the first time ever, further education and training (FET) became part of a single, coherent integrated structure. Cork ETB’s FET services (FET CORK) sit alongside our primary and post primary services in providing high quality education and training services which are innovative, responsive and inclusive.

Through Cork ETB there is a pathway for every learner.

FET Cork is tasked by SOLAS to provide high quality FET programmes which are responsive to the needs of learners and the requirements of a changed and changing economy. Through the varied and diverse programmes and courses delivered by the colleges and centres that operate under FET Cork, learners are provided with education and training opportunities that are designed specifically to provide the skills and competencies necessary and required to access the world of work, or to progress on to further studies. Our courses are recognised and certified by nationally and internationally recognised awarding bodies, with graduates highly valued by employers and with direct access links from many courses into Higher education courses in Universities and Institutes of Technology, both in Ireland and abroad.

Learners engaging with FET Cork programmes reflect the fullness of Irish society, in terms of age, experience, gender, ethnicity and so much more. Participation on a FET Cork programme is designed to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding of the individual in an environment that is supportive and encouraging, where differences and diversity are recognised and respected. School leavers, mature learners, learners with a disability and learners who have come to Ireland to make it their home are welcomed, supported and encouraged to participate and engage with our programmes.

Presented in this prospectus are a range of full time programmes offered by Cork College of Commerce. Within the diversity of programmes offered I am sure that you will find something that will provide you with the foundation and impetus to take the next step in your learning journey, and that you will have an experience built on our commitment to high quality teaching and learning in a supportive environment that will expand your horizons and provide new opportunities for your future. John Fitzgibbons Director of Further Education and Training Cork Education and Training Board CETB Foreword

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We at the College of Commerce hope that among the pages of this prospectus you will find the course you have always wanted to pursue.

As the largest college of Further Education in Ireland we provide a very broad range of courses across a range of disciplines. We are conscious that many of our students choose a course because they want to gain employment in which case we can provide recruitment fairs, jobs enterprise seminars and a whole range of services in our jobs advice hub. Many more choose a course because of the excellent progression opportunities we can make available. New links with European colleges, Links programmes with universities and special arrangements with Institutes of Technology mean that the progression opportunities are high in quantity and quality.

We also work at adding extra value to our courses with industry visits, guest speakers, field trips, leadership programmes and work experience.

Our students are a diverse group from a range of ages, educational and life experiences and we provide them all with the qualifications to move another step forward to their goals. We have a completely international student population and we cater for those just leaving second level education or those stepping back into education after years of living their lives. We also work hard at supporting your learning with guidance, counseling, study support, mentoring, disability support, mature student support and international student support. An attractive canteen, crèche, supervised study hall, open access computer facility and being located right in the centre of town also add to the attractiveness of student life here making us a college of choice.

We are ideally located in the heart of Cork City and are a short walk to the main shopping and night life area of the city. The bus station and train station are likewise within easy reach. We really are the city’s downtown campus. We care about your learning, your success and your student experience here. We are passionate about our college and making it a great experience for you. Quality courses, quality teachers and a huge commitment to the teaching and learning process make this a great college and a number one choice.

Note: The college reserves the right to restructure or cancel any course without notice.

This prospectus does not infer or impose any legal obligation on the Cork Education and Training Board or the college Board of Management to provide courses or other services to students. Welcome to your city centre campus

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contents contents General Information 86 Business & Administration 06 – 32 College Information 93 Work Experience 95 Industry Connect 96 West Cork Campus Courses 99 Early Childhood Studies 34 – 41 Hair, Beauty & Complementary 42 – 51 Health & Fitness 52 – 63 Security Studies 74 – 77 Information Technology 64 – 69 Tourism Food & Hospitality 78 – 84 Leaving Certificate 70 – 73 contents Progression to Higher Education 91

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BUSINESS & ADMINISTRATION

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FET CORK PROSPECTUS 2018 8 Course fees outlined on www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: accounting@ccoc.ie (021) 4223807 Accounts Administration INTRODUCTION This course provides the knowledge and skills for those who would like to work in the accounts administration section of a company.

Students gain expertise in general administration and specialize in accounts based skills. Students participate in • Professional guest lectures • Jobs seminar ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Leaving Certificate, LCA or QQI Level 4. Mature students are exempt from Leaving Certificate requirement. All applicants are interviewed. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview.

CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Certificate in Business Administration 5M2468 QQI Component Maths 5N1833 (available as option in the evening for learners requiring Maths for progression). WORK PLACEMENT/EXPERIENCE Students undertake a block work placement of 2 weeks in an office environment. EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES CCOC QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Administration 6M5013. Great progression opportunities to UCC and other Higher Education colleges. Special arrangements in place with CIT (CCPS), Tralee IT and Waterford IT for preferential entry for College of Commerce students. Up to 390 CAO points for any Institute of Technology can be attained by successful completion of this course.

Please consult our progressions database at https://corkcollegeofcommerce.ie/progressions/ for up to date information.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Accounts departments, any business office environment. All students can access the Jobs Advice Hub (see pg. 92). Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking. COURSE CONTENT Business Administration Skills 5N1610 Bookkeeping Manual & Computerised 5N1354 Word Processing 5N1358 Teamworking 5N1367 Work Experience 5N1356 Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977 Payroll Manual & Computerised 5N1546 Digital Presentations 5N0653

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FET CORK PROSPECTUS 2018 9 Course fees outlined on www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie INTRODUCTION This course will allow participants to gain an accounting qualification that is recognised both nationally and internationally.

This is a two year course. Students will participate in • Professional guest lectures • Training in Excel Spreadsheets and Accounts Software ENTRY REQUIREMENTS School leavers must have a Leaving Certificate with either: • At least five O5 grades in 5 Ordinary level subjects (including English and either Mathematics or Accounting), or • At least two H6 grades in Higher Level subjects and two O5 grades in Ordinary level subjects (to include English and either Mathematics or Accounting at either level).

For mature applicants who have reached 21 years of age (by 1st January of the year in which they wish to commence the course), experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview. CERTIFICATION Certificate for Accounting Technicians (after Year 1) Diploma for Accounting Technicians (after Year 2 plus two years of relevant work) QQI Component Certification WORK PLACEMENT/EXPERIENCE Students will undertake a 3 week work placement before the commencement of their second year.

EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES Excellent progression opportunities to Higher Education colleges. Special arrangements in place with CIT (CCPS) and Tralee IT for preferential entry for College of Commerce students. Please consult our progressions database at https://corkcollegeofcommerce.ie/progressions/ for up to date information. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Accounting Technicians can perform a wide range of finance roles in industry ranging from accounts assistant roles up to financial controller roles. They also can work in an accounting practice in auditing or taxation roles ranging from junior assistant up to manager levels.

Exemptions may be available from examinations of some of the professional accountancy bodies.

All students can access the Jobs Advice Hub (see pg. 92). Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking Accounting Technician COURSE CONTENT YEAR 1 Financial Accounting IAT101 Taxation IAT102 Law & Ethics IAT104 Business Management IAT103 Spreadsheets QQI 5N1977 Bookkeeping Manual & Computerised QQI 5N1354 COURSE CONTENT YEAR 2 Advanced Financial Accounting IAT109 Advanced Taxation IAT106 Integrated Accounting Systems IAT 107 Management Accounting IAT 108 CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: accounting@ccoc.ie (021) 4223807

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FET CORK PROSPECTUS 2018 10 Course fees outlined on www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: accounting@ccoc.ie (021) 4223807 INTRODUCTION This course is geared towards school leavers and more mature applicants who are looking for a new professional career. It is a two year programme which combines ‘on-the-job’ work experience with academic study. Participants will work at their employers’ office four days a week (while paid wages by the employer) and attend classes here in the college one day a week over two academic years. Participants graduate as fully qualified Accounting Technicians.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Applicants will be recent school leavers who have completed the Leaving Certificate or employees who wish to work in a finance role. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age on or before the 1st of July in the year of entry. Applicants • must have at least O5 grade in Leaving Certificate English and Maths or Accountancy. • should normally have approximately 310 CAO points Applicants who sat the Leaving Certificate before 2017, must have a minimum of 300 CAO points and a D3 in Ordinary Level English and Maths or Accountancy.

Mature applicants (over 23) will be assessed individually to consider eligibility (see www.accountingtechnicianapprenticeship.ie for full details of Entry requirements).

Note: Study of Accountancy at Leaving Certificate level is not a requirement. Note: It is at the employer’s discretion to enhance the entry criteria for selection. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and being offered an apprenticeship contract by a registered employer following an interview process.

CERTIFICATION Participants graduate as fully qualified Accounting Technicians, with a QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate Award. WORK PLACEMENT/EXPERIENCE Students will work at their employer’s office for four days per week. The employer led recruitment process is organised and managed by ATI. EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES Successful graduates will receive generous exemptions from study professional accountancy bodies. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Accounting Technicians are qualified accounting professionals employed throughout all levels of finance across the public sector, industry, private accountancy practices and self-employment.

They perform a wide range of roles including: Bookkeeping, Financial Accounting, Taxation & Budgeting.

On successful completion of the Apprenticeship, a person may apply to do further study with one of the professional bodies. Accounting Technicians Apprenticeship COURSE CONTENT YEAR 1 Financial Accounting IAT101 Taxation IAT102 Law & Ethics IAT104 Business Management IAT103 COURSE CONTENT YEAR 2 Advanced Financial Accounting IAT109 Advanced Taxation IAT106 Integrated Accounting Systems IAT 107 Management Accounting IAT 108

FET CORK PROSPECTUS 2018 Course fees outlined on www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie 11 INTRODUCTION This course is a broad based programme providing an excellent grounding in the skills and knowledge required in a modern business setting allowing the student to enter the workplace or progress to Higher Education at the end of the course.

Students participate in • Optional Chinese or German • Professional guest lectures • Digital Marketing workshop ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Leaving Certificate, LCA or QQI Level 4. Mature students are exempt from Leaving Certificate requirement. All applicants are interviewed. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview.

CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Certificate in Business Studies 5M2102 QQI Component Maths 5N1833 (available as option in the evening for learners requiring Maths for progression). WORK PLACEMENT/EXPERIENCE Students undertake a block work placement of 2 weeks in a business/industry environment. EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES CCOC QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Business 6M4985 CCOC QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Administration 6M5013 CCOC QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Tourism and Hospitality (Tourism with Business) 6M5012 CCOC QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Marketing and Event Management (Business) 6M4985 Excellent progression opportunities to UCC and other Higher Education colleges.

Special arrangements in place with CIT (CCPS), Tralee IT and Waterford IT for preferential entry for College of Commerce students. Up to 390 CAO points for any Institute of Technology can be attained by successful completion of this course. Please consult our progressions database at https://corkcollegeofcommerce.ie/progressions/ for up to date information.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Accounts Assistant, Marketing/Sales Representative, Junior Office Administrator, Customer Service Assistant. All students can access the Jobs Advice Hub (see pg. 92). Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking. COURSE CONTENT Accounting - Manual & Computerised 5N1348 Applied Economics 5N1350 Business Administration Skills 5N1610 Communications 5N0690 Marketing Practice 5N1400 Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977 Work Experience 5N1356 Statistics 5N2066 Additional Training:- CCOC Certificate Chinese (optional) German 4N1173 (optional) CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: business@ccoc.ie (021) 4223850 Business

FET CORK PROSPECTUS 2018 Course fees outlined on www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie 12 Business (International) INTRODUCTION This course is of relevance to those who have an interest in business and in the global marketplace. It is designed to enhance understanding of international practice and operations and is a must for those who want to spread their business wings outside of this country. Students participate in • Optional Chinese or German • Company visits • Professional guest lectures ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Leaving Certificate, LCA or QQI Level 4. Mature students are exempt from Leaving Certificate requirement.

All applicants are interviewed. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview.

CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Certificate in International Trade 5M2111 QQI Component Maths 5N1833 (available as option in the evening for learners requiring Maths for progression) WORK PLACEMENT/EXPERIENCE Students undertake a block work placement of 2 weeks in a business/industry environment. EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES CCOC QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Business 6M4985 CCOC QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Tourism and Hospitality (Tourism with Business) 6M5012 CCOC QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Marketing and Event Management (Business) 6M4985 Excellent progression opportunities to Higher Education colleges.

Special arrangements in place with CIT (CCPS), Tralee IT and Waterford IT for preferential entry for College of Commerce students. Up to 390 CAO points for any Institute of Technology can be attained by successful completion of this course. Please consult our progressions database at https://corkcollegeofcommerce.ie/progressions/ for up to date information.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Multi-national/Irish companies involved in exporting and importing and general supply chain and logistics operations. All students can access the Jobs Advice Hub (see pg. 92). Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking. COURSE CONTENT International Trade Practice 5N2072 Legal Practice & Procedures 5N1394 Marketing Practice 5N1400 Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977 Supply Chain Operations 5N2409 Business Administration Skills 5N1610 Communications 5N0690 Work Experience 5N1356 Additional Training:- CCOC Certificate in Chinese (optional) German 4N1173 (optional) CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: business@ccoc.ie (021) 4223850

FET CORK PROSPECTUS 2018 Course fees outlined on www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie 13 INTRODUCTION This executive traineeship involves a full academic year programme followed by a three-month work placement for those ambitious to pursue a career as a professional accountant. Students study towards the Certificate in Business and Accounting qualification accredited by CPA. It is a great opportunity for students to demonstrate to employers their level of knowledge and capabilities and it will equip them with a set of skills for a range of roles in business. Applicants in receipt of certain social welfare payments may be fully funded on this course and receive a training allowance.

Students participate in • Professional guest lectures • Entrepreneurial skills workshop ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Leaving Certificate from 2017 onwards Grade O6 or above in at least 6 papers, three of which must be grade H5 or higher. Two of the six subjects must be English and Maths. Leaving Certificate up to 2016 Grade D3 or above in at least 6 papers, three of which must be grade C3 or above in higher level papers. Two of the six subjects must be English and Maths.

Mature applicants (over 23) should enquire about eligibility directly as experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview. CERTIFICATION Certificate in Business and Accounting accredited by CPA Ireland. (This course constitutes one level of the four level professional CPA programme). QQI Component Certificate WORK PLACEMENT/EXPERIENCE Students will undertake 3 months work placement at the end of the academic year, which is unpaid.

However those in receipt of a training allowance will continue to receive that allowance. EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES As a CPA Accounts Executive, you can continue your studies with the CPA qualification on a part time basis and work towards becoming a qualified Certified Public Accountant. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Financial Services across the public sector, accountancy practices, industry, self-employment. All students can access the Jobs Advice Hub (see pg. 92) Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking.

COURSE CONTENT Management in Organisations CPA-F1- MO Business Law & Professional Ethics CPA- F1BLPE Economics & Business Planning CPA-F1- EPB Accounting CPA- F1-A Bookkeeping Manual & Computerised 5N1354 Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977 Payroll Manual & Computerised 5N1546 CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: accounting@ccoc.ie (021) 4223807 CPA Traineeship

FET CORK PROSPECTUS 2018 Course fees outlined on www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie 14 English Language & IT Skills for International Students INTRODUCTION This course is specifically designed for International Students to help improve fluency in English and acquire IT and customer care skills.

This leads to opportunities to gain employment here and abroad and also to opportunities for further study within the college and at third level. Students participate in • State of the art digital language laboratories • Site visits to contact centres • Mature student support and mentoring • Cultural activities • Fluency in English is the main focus of this course • Microsoft Dynamics CRM Package ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Applicants will be required to take an assessment to determine their level of competency in the English language. This enables the college to place students in appropriate classes.

An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview.

CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Certificate in Contact Centre Operations 5M2071 QQI Component Maths 5N1833 (available as option in the evening for learners requiring Maths for progression) WORK PLACEMENT/EXPERIENCE Students undertake a block work placement of 2 weeks in a business/industry environment. EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES CCOC QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Business 6M4985 CCOC QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Administration 6M5013 Excellent subsequent progression opportunities to UCC and other Higher Education colleges. Special arrangements in place with CIT (CCPS), Tralee IT and Waterford IT for preferential entry for College of Commerce students.

Up to 390 CAO points for any Institute of Technology can be attained by successful completion of this course. Please consult our progressions database at https://corkcollegeofcommerce.ie/progressions/ for up to date information.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Customer service, contact/call centres, receptionists, and administration positions requiring bi-/multilingual skilled individuals with an awareness of good customer service and excellent telephone technique. All students can access the Jobs Advice Hub (see pg. 92) Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking. COURSE CONTENT Communications 5N0690 Contact Centre Skills 5N1361 Customer Service 5N0972 English as a Second Language 5N1632 Spreadsheet Methods or Information Technology & Computer Applications 5N1977 4N1125 4N1112 The Internet 5N1611 Word Processing 5N1358 Work Experience 5N1356 CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: englishandit@ccoc.ie (021) 4223816

FET CORK PROSPECTUS 2018 Course fees outlined on www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie 15 INTRODUCTION This course provides the knowledge and skills for employment in office administration. Particular emphasis is placed on IT applications within an office environment. Our new certificate in Office Informatics provides a new dimension to the programme and assists students in integrating all of the knowledge and skills they gain into a complete understanding of the office arena. Students participate in • Professional guest lectures • Jobs seminar ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Leaving Certificate, LCA or QQI Level 4.

Mature students are exempt from Leaving Certificate requirement. All applicants are interviewed. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview.

CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Certificate in Office Informatics 5M18294 QQI Component Maths 5N1833 (available as option in the evening for learners requiring Maths for progression) WORK PLACEMENT/EXPERIENCE Students undertake a block work placement of 2 weeks in an office environment. EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES CCOC QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Administration 6M5013 Great progression opportunities to UCC and other Higher Education colleges. Special arrangements in place with CIT (CCPS), Tralee IT and Waterford IT for preferential entry for College of Commerce students. Up to 390 CAO points for any Institute of Technology can be attained by successful completion of this course.

Please consult our progressions database at https://corkcollegeofcommerce.ie/progressions/ for up to date information.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Any business office environment. Past students have been employed in numerous administrative positions such as Apple Computers, UCC, Cork City Council, Cork County Council and many other businesses. All students can access the Jobs Advice Hub (see pg. 92). Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking. COURSE CONTENT Office Informatics 5N18295 The Internet 5N1611 Communications 5N0690 Database Methods 5N0783 Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977 Work Experience 5N1356 Word Processing 5N1358 Digital Presentations 5N0563 Bookkeeping Manual & Computerised 5N1354 CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: administration@ccoc.ie (021) 4223825 Essential IT for the Office

FET CORK PROSPECTUS 2018 Course fees outlined on www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie 16 Estate Agency Administration INTRODUCTION This course provides the knowledge and skills for those who would like to work in administration in Property Management Services, Auctioneers and Valuers and Property companies. Students gain expertise in general administration and specialize in valuation and estate agency practice. Students participate in • Professional guest lectures • Jobs seminar • Training in myhome.ie software • Safety and Health workshop ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Leaving Certificate, LCA or QQI Level 4.

Mature students are exempt from Leaving Certificate requirement. All applicants are interviewed. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview.

CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Certificate in Business 5M2102 QQI Component Maths 5N1833 (available as option in the evening for learners requiring Maths for progression) Certificate in myhome.ie WORK PLACEMENT/EXPERIENCE Students undertake work placement one day per week in partnership with a number of nominated estate agents/auctioneers for the duration of the year. Students are assigned to one of the partnership companies for their placement. EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES CCOC QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Administration 6M5013 Progression options include BSc (Hons) Property Economics (Val Survey) DT110 (DIT), BSc (Ord) Auctioneering, Valuation & Estate Management- or BSc (Hons) Real Estate (Prop.

Val & Management) – LC242 (LIT). Successful candidates are eligible to apply for entry to the IPAV Higher Certificate in Real Estate (Valuation Sale and Management) part time course in ITT Dublin. Other progression options to UCC, CIT and other higher education colleges exist, see our Progressions database for details. Please consult our progressions database at https://corkcollegeofcommerce.ie/progressions/ for up to date information.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Property Management, estate agencies. All students can access the Jobs Advice Hub (see pg. 92). Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking. COURSE CONTENT Valuation 5N3928 Estate Agency Practice 5N3025 Business Administration Skills 5N1610 Marketing Practice 5N1400 Word Processing 5N1358 Customer Service 5N0972 Work Experience 5N1356 Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977 CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: estateagency@ccoc.ie (021) 4223822

FET CORK PROSPECTUS 2018 Course fees outlined on www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie 17 FinTech – Technology for the Financial Sector COURSE CONTENT Mobile Technologies 5N0580 Applied Economics 5N1350 Financial Services 5N1383 Customer Service 5N0972 Work Experience 5N1356 Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977 Business Administration Skills 5N1610 Funds Administration 5N1387 Finance and technology are increasingly interlinked in the modern economy.

This financial technology course enables the student to understand the competencies required to work in that growing financial sector. It enables the student to take subjects that will introduce them to the area of financial services and supporting technology so that they will be able to pursue job opportunities in the sector. Financial Services is an area that is in big demand throughout the country. Students participate in • Professional guest lectures • Site visits • Sales Institute and Marketing Institute event participation • Digital Presentations workshop • Entrepreneurial skills workshop • Digital Marketing workshop ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Leaving Certificate, LCA or QQI Level 4.

Mature students are exempt from Leaving Certificate requirement. All applicants are interviewed. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview.

CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Certificate in Business 5M2102 QQI Component Maths 5N1833 (available as option in the evening for learners requiring Maths for progression). WORK PLACEMENT Students undertake a block work placement of 2 weeks in a financial services environment. EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES Excellent progression opportunities to UCC and other Higher Education colleges. Special arrangements in place with CIT (CCPS), Tralee IT and Waterford IT for preferential entry for College of Commerce students. Up to 390 CAO points for any Institute of Technology can be attained by successful completion of this course.

Please consult our progressions database at https://corkcollegeofcommerce.ie/progressions/ for up to date information.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Financial Services administration, Customer service administration, financial advice office administration, Back office financial services administration,credit union administration. All students can access the Jobs Advice Hub (see p . Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking. CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: business@ccoc.ie (021) 4223850

FET CORK PROSPECTUS 2018 18 Course fees outlined on www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie INTRODUCTION This course provides the student with a range of administration skills necessary to pursue employment opportunities in the public, private or community sector.

This course is specifically aimed at those who are currently unemployed, seeking to retrain in order to re-enter the workforce. The shared services sector is beginning to grow and there are employment opportunities here going forward. Students participate in • Professional guest lectures and site visits • Skillsport online learning • FIT employment supports – CV workshops, interview skills, mock interviews.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Long term unemployed with no previous educational qualification higher than FETAC/QQI Level 4; applicants should be aged 21 and over and in receipt of social welfare payment. Applications through FIT at (021) 2428755, www.fit.ie or contact your Local Employment Network (LES). Application can also be made directly to the college, through the college website. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview. CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Certificate in Business Administration 5M2468.

QQI Component Maths 5N1833 (available as option in the evening for learners requiring Maths for progression).

WORK PLACEMENT/EXPERIENCE Students undertake a block work placement of 2 weeks in a variety of settings e.g. customer service, back office or shared services. Students are encouraged to find their own work experience and will be supported by FIT in this effort. During the course FIT personnel provide backup for work experience, mentor the learners and provide follow up after the work experience has been completed. EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES CCOC Advanced Certificate in Advanced Administration 6M5013 Excellent progression opportunities to UCC and other Higher Education colleges. Special arrangements in place with CIT (CCPS), Tralee IT and Waterford IT for preferential entry for College of Commerce students.

Up to 390 CAO points for any Institute of Technology can be attained by successful completion of this course. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Graduates are well placed to take up positions in either back or front office administration and customer service within any organization. Graduates have found employment in retail, customer care and general administration. All students can access the Jobs Advice Hub (see p . Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking.

COURSE CONTENT Business Administration Skills 5N1610 Book-Keeping Manual & Computerised 5N1354 Word Processing 5N1358 Communications 5N0690 Contact Centre Skills 5N1361 Work Experience 5N1356 The Internet 5N1611 Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977 CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: FITcourses@ccoc.ie (021) 4223836 FIT–Business Administration Skills

FET CORK PROSPECTUS 2018 19 Course fees outlined on www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie INTRODUCTION This course provides students with skills and knowledge specifically for the Human Resources area within the administration sector.

An introduction to the areas of recruitment, staff training and development, the rights and responsibilities of employers plus other general industrial relations issues are covered in the course. The students participate in • Professional guest lectures • Microsoft Outlook workshop • Jobs seminar • Data Protection workshop ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Leaving Certificate, LCA or QQI Level 4. Mature students are exempt from Leaving Certificate requirement. All applicants are interviewed. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview.

CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Certificate in Information Processing 5M2067 QQI Component Maths 5N1833 (available as option in the evening for learners requiring Maths for progression). WORK PLACEMENT/EXPERIENCE Students undertake a block work placement of 2 weeks in an office environment. EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES CCOC QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Administration 6M5013 (Advanced HR Administration) Excellent progression opportunities to UCC and other Higher Education colleges. Special arrangements in place with CIT (CCPS), Tralee IT and Waterford IT for preferential entry for College of Commerce students.

Up to 390 CAO points for CIT can be attained by successful completion of this course. Please consult our progressions database at https://corkcollegeofcommerce.ie/progressions/ for up to date information.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES This course will lead to employment opportunities in the recruitment, human resource and personnel departments in a variety of companies. Successful graduates of the course will be fully qualified to take up employment is any modern office environment. All students can access the Jobs Advice Hub (see pg. 92). Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking. COURSE CONTENT Human Resources 5N3586 Information & Communication Systems 5N1952 Word Processing 5N1358 Employment Law 5N3785 Communications 5N0690 Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977 Database Methods 5N0783 Work Experience 5N1356 Payroll Manual & Computerised 5N1546 CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: administration@ccoc.ie (021) 4223825 HR Administration

FET CORK PROSPECTUS 2018 Course fees outlined on www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie 20 COURSE CONTENT Family Law 5N3786 Criminal Law 5N3787 Audio Transcription 5N1549 Business Law 5N2091 Communications 5N0690 Legal Practice & Procedures 5N1394 Text Production 5N1422 Work Experience 5N1356 Additional Training:- CCOC Certificate in Legal Evolve CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: legal@ccoc.ie (021) 4223822 Legal Administration INTRODUCTION This course is of value to those who are interested in working as Legal Administrators or who would like to prepare for a career in the legal profession by progressing to Higher Education.

It is a useful pre-university option. The students learn all of the pertinent legal terms desirable to work in a legal office, receive a good grounding in basic law and a feel for the specialism they have chosen. Students participate in • Professional guest lectures • Training in Case Management System, Legal Evolve • Participation in Law Workshop in UCC • Court visits ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Leaving Certificate, LCA or QQI Level 4. Mature students are exempt from Leaving Certificate requirement. All applicants are interviewed. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview.

CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Certificate in Legal Studies 5M3789 QQI Component Maths 5N1833 (available as option in the evening for learners requiring Maths for progression). WORK PLACEMENT/EXPERIENCE Students will undertake a block placement of two weeks in the administrative offices of legal firms. EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES CCOC QQI Advanced Certificate in Legal Administration (Business 6M4985) Excellent progression opportunities to UCC and other Higher Education colleges. Special arrangements in place with CIT (CCPS), Tralee IT and Waterford IT for preferential entry for College of Commerce students.

Up to 390 CAO points for any Institute of Technology can be attained by successful completion of this course. Please consult our progressions database at https://corkcollegeofcommerce.ie/progressions/ for up to date information.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES As a graduate of this course you can pursue careers in a range of area including legal secretary, legal researcher, paralegal work and general administration. All students can access the Jobs Advice Hub (see pg. 92). Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking.

FET CORK PROSPECTUS 2018 Course fees outlined on www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie 21 INTRODUCTION This course introduces Supply Chain Management and will enable the student to develop an understanding of the movement and storage of goods from the point of ordering raw materials to point of sales.

It gives a comprehensive understanding of all of the factors involved including the Safety and Health issues that arise as a part of the work. Students participate in • Professional guest lectures and site visits • Safety & Health workshop • Safe Pass Training • Logistics & Distribution conferences. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Leaving Certificate, LCA or QQI Level 4. Mature students are exempt from Leaving Certificate requirement. All applicants are interviewed. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview.

CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Certificate in Logistics and Distribution 5M2767 QQI Component Maths 5N1833 (available as option in the evening for learners requiring Maths for progression). WORK PLACEMENT/EXPERIENCE Students undertake work placement one day per week in partnership with a number of nominated logistics/distribution companies for the duration of the year. Students are assigned to one of the partnership companies for their placement. EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES CCOC QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Tourism and Hospitality (Tourism with Business) 6M5012 CCOC QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Marketing and Event Management (Business) 6M4985 Excellent progression opportunities to UCC and other Higher Education colleges.

Special arrangements in place with CIT (CCPS), Tralee IT and Waterford IT for preferential entry for College of Commerce students. Up to 390 CAO points for any Institute of Technology can be attained by successful completion of this course. Please consult our progressions database at https://corkcollegeofcommerce.ie/progressions/ for up to date information.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Opportunities may arise to work in purchasing administration and buying, supply chain analysis, warehouse administration and management, export/import industries, customer service and transport administration. All students can access the Jobs Advice Hub (see pg. 92). Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking. COURSE CONTENT Freight Forwarding 5N2728 Inventory Control 5N2726 Purchasing 5N2727 Spreadsheets Methods 5N1977 Warehousing 5N2725 Communications 5N0690 Work Experience 5N1356 Supply Chain Operations 5N2409 Additional Training:- CCOC Manual Handling Training and Certification Safe Pass Certification (SOLAS) CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: logistics@ccoc.ie (021) 4223807 Logistics & Distribution

FET CORK PROSPECTUS 2018 Course fees outlined on www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie 22 Marketing with Advertising & Public Relations INTRODUCTION This course aims to provide students with the necessary specialist knowledge of how digital marketing, advertising and public relations operate in the modern world. This knowledge is fundamental in ensuring that a business succeeds. Students participate in • Professional guest lectures • Sales Institute and Marketing Institute event participation • Site visits • Entrepreneurial skills workshop • Workshop on Google Adwords and Display Advertising, Google Analytics and Social Advertising ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Leaving Certificate, LCA or QQI Level 4.

Mature students are exempt from Leaving Certificate requirement. All applicants are interviewed. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview.

CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Certificate in Marketing 5M2069 QQI Component Maths 5N1833 (available as option in the evening for learners requiring Maths for progression). WORK PLACEMENT/EXPERIENCE Students undertake a block work placement of 2 weeks in a Marketing/Digital Marketing/Advertising/PR environment. EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES CCOC QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Tourism and Hospitality (Tourism with Business) 6M5012 CCOC QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Marketing and Event Management (Business) 6M4985 Excellent progression opportunities to UCC and other Higher Education colleges.

Special arrangements in place with CIT (CCPS), Tralee IT and Waterford IT for preferential entry for College of Commerce students. Up to 390 CAO points for any Institute of Technology can be attained by successful completion of this course. Please consult our progressions database at https://corkcollegeofcommerce.ie/progressions/ for up to date information.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Sales and marketing, marketing communications, corporate affairs, digital marketing, customer service. All students can access the Jobs Advice Hub (see pg. 92). Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking. COURSE CONTENT Advertising 5N0748 Applied Economics 5N1350 Behavioural Studies 5N1351 Customer Service 5N0972 Desktop Publishing 5N0785 Digital Marketing 5N1364 Marketing Practice 5N1400 Public Relations 5N1405 Work Experience 5N1356 CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: marketing@ccoc.ie (021) 4223853

FET CORK PROSPECTUS 2018 Course fees outlined on www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie 23 INTRODUCTION This course provides students with skills and knowledge specifically for the medical, dental and general health sector. All of the required office specialisms couple with medical terminology and use of the Socrates medical package meaning that students are well equipped to go to the workplace. Students participate in • Socrates Medical Package training • Professional guest lectures • Jobs seminar • First Aid workshop ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Leaving Certificate, LCA or QQI Level 4. Mature students are exempt from Leaving Certificate requirement.

All applicants are interviewed. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview.

CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Certificate in Office Administration 5M1997 QQI Component Maths 5N1833 (available as option in the evening for learners requiring Maths for progression). WORK PLACEMENT/EXPERIENCE Students undertake a block work placement of 2 weeks in an office environment. EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES CCOC QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Administration 6M5013 CCOC QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Administration 6M5013 (Advanced HR Administration) Excellent progression opportunities to UCC and other Higher Education colleges. Special arrangements in place with CIT (CCPS), Tralee IT and Waterford IT for preferential entry for College of Commerce students.

Up to 390 CAO points for CIT can be attained by successful completion of this course. Please consult our progressions database at https://corkcollegeofcommerce.ie/progressions/ for up to date information.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Medical and Dental Administration and Reception, general practices, hospital and care facilities. Former students have been employed in Primary Care Centres, hospitals and other large and small health related environments. All students can access the Jobs Advice Hub (see pg. 92). Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking. COURSE CONTENT Information & Administration 5N1389 Text Production 5N1422 Medical Terminology 5N2428 Communications 5N0690 Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977 Database Methods 5N0783 Work Experience 5N1356 Word Processing 5N1358 Additional Training:- CCOC Socrates Medical Package CCOC Infection prevention & Control CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: administration@ccoc.ie (021) 4223825 Medical & Dental Reception

FET CORK PROSPECTUS 2018 Course fees outlined on www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie 24 Office Digital Marketing Specialist CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: marketing@ccoc.ie (021) 4223853 COURSE CONTENT Desktop Publishing 5N0785 eBusiness Studies 5N1369 Work Experience 5N1356 Digital Marketing 5N1364 Web Authoring 5N1910 Information & Communication Systems 5N1952 Database Methods 5N0783 Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977 Teamworking 5N1367 INTRODUCTION This course aims to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to operate as an administrator in a company whilst at the same time being able to manage the social media and digital marketing needs of that company.

This skill-set is an asset to any small or medium sized business without a standalone marketing department. This specialism will assist any company with modern on-line presence for business purposes. Students participate in • Professional guest lectures and site visits • Sales Institute and marketing event participation • Workshop on Google Adwords and Display Advertising, Google Analytics and Social Advertising ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Leaving Certificate, LCA or QQI Level 4. Mature students are exempt from Leaving Certificate requirement. All applicants are interviewed. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview.

CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Certificate in Information Processing 5M2067 QQI Component Maths 5N1833 (available as option in the evening for learners requiring Maths for progression). WORK PLACEMENT/EXPERIENCE Students undertake a block work placement of 2 weeks in a business/administration/office environment. EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES CCOC QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Administration 6M5013 CCOC QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Administration 6M5013 (Advanced HR Administration) CCOC QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Marketing and Event Management (Business) 6M4985 Excellent progression opportunities to UCC and other Higher Education colleges.

Special arrangements in place with CIT (CCPS), Tralee IT and Waterford IT for preferential entry for College of Commerce students. Up to 390 CAO points for any Institute of Technology can be attained by successful completion of this course. Please consult our progressions database at https://corkcollegeofcommerce.ie/progressions/ for up to date information.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Social media hubs, sales and marketing, marketing communications, online retailing sector, general office administration. All students can access the Jobs Advice Hub (see pg. 92). Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking.

FET CORK PROSPECTUS 2018 Course fees outlined on www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie 25 INTRODUCTION This course provides students with marketable skills and a comprehensive understanding of the retail sector. This course is about giving the customer what they want and delivering it effectively.

The course runs in partnership with some of the big retailers in Cork. Students participate in • Professional guest lectures • Site visits • Sales Institute and Marketing Institute event participation • Manual Handling Training • Entrepreneurial skills workshop ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Leaving Certificate, LCA or QQI Level 4. Mature students are exempt from Leaving Certificate requirement. All applicants are interviewed. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview.

CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Certificate in Retail Practice 5M2105 QQI Component Maths 5N1833 (available as option in the evening for learners requiring Maths for progression). WORK PLACEMENT/EXPERIENCE Students undertake work placement one day per week in partnership with a number of nominated retail outlets for the duration of the year. Students are assigned to one of the partnership companies for their placement. EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES CCOC QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Tourism and Hospitality (Tourism with Business) 6M5012 CCOC QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Business 6M4985 CCOC QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Marketing and Event Management (Business) 6M4985 Excellent progression opportunities to UCC and other Higher Education colleges.

Special arrangements in place with CIT (CCPS), Tralee IT and Waterford IT for preferential entry for College of Commerce students. Up to 390 CAO points for any Institute of Technology can be attained by successful completion of this course. Please consult our progressions database at https://corkcollegeofcommerce.ie/progressions/ for up to date information.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Retail assistant, retail advisor. All students can access the Jobs Advice Hub (see pg. 92). Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking. COURSE CONTENT Customer Service 5N0972 Digital Marketing 5N1364 Retail Administration 5N1860 Retail Display 5N1861 Retail Selling 5N1619 Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977 Communications 5N0690 Work Experience 5N1356 Additional Training:- CCOC Manual Handling Training and Certification CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: marketing@ccoc.ie (021) 4223853 Retail Selling

FET CORK PROSPECTUS 2018 26 INTRODUCTION This course provides students with a thorough training in front office reception skills and customer care. It is suitable for those who are interested in dealing with the public and in improving customer relations as well as general administrative duties. Students participate in • Professional guest lectures • Jobs seminar • Microsoft Dynamics, CRM Package • Microsoft Outlook workshop ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Leaving Certificate, LCA or QQI Level 4. Mature students are exempt from Leaving Certificate requirement. All applicants are interviewed. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview.

CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Certificate in Office Administration 5M1997 QQI Component Maths 5N1833 (available as option in the evening for learners requiring Maths for progression). WORK PLACEMENT/EXPERIENCE Students undertake a block work placement of 2 weeks in an office environment. EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES CCOC QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Administration 6M5013 CCOC QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Tourism and Hospitality 6M5012 Excellent progression opportunities to UCC and other Higher Education colleges. Special arrangements in place with CIT (CCPS), Tralee IT and Waterford IT for preferential entry for College of Commerce students.

Up to 390 CAO points for any Institute of Technology can be attained by successful completion of this course. Please consult our progressions database at https://corkcollegeofcommerce.ie/progressions/ for up to date information.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Reception and Frontline Office environments. Past students have been employed in businesses such as the Clarion Hotel, the Rochestown Park Hotel and the Silversprings as well as key personnel in smaller family run business and hospitality businesses. All students can access the Jobs Advice Hub (see pg. 92). Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking. COURSE CONTENT Reception & Frontline Skills 5N1407 Information & Administration 5N1389 Text Production 5N1422 Contact Centre Skills 5N1361 Customer Service 5N0972 Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977 Work Experience 5N1356 Word Processing 5N1358 Reception & Customer Service Course fees outlined on www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: administration@ccoc.ie (021) 4223825

27 FET CORK PROSPECTUS 2018 Course fees outlined on www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie INTRODUCTION This course will be of great benefit to those who want to further develop their knowledge and skills in the business area or upskill, thereby enhancing job and progression opportunities. It is a multidisciplinary and integrated business programme which prepares students both academically and practically for a future in business. Students participate in • Sales Institute and Marketing Institute event participation • Entrepreneurial skills workshop • Professional guest lectures • Digital Marketing workshop • Presentation skills workshop ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Full QQI level 5 award in Business Studies.

It is desirable that Spreadsheet Methods are included. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview. CERTIFICATION QQI Advanced Certificate in Business 6M4985 QQI Component Maths 5N1833 (available as option in the evening for learners requiring Maths for progression). WORK PLACEMENT/EXPERIENCE Students will undertake work experience one day per week in a business setting for the duration of the course, which they organise themselves.

EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES Excellent progression opportunities to UCC and other Higher Education colleges. Special arrangements in place with CIT (CCPS), Tralee IT and Waterford IT for preferential entry for College of Commerce students. Up to 390 CAO points for any Institute of Technology can be attained by successful completion of this course. Please consult our progressions database at https://corkcollegeofcommerce.ie/progressions/ for up to date information. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Financial Services, Accounts Assistant, Customer Service/Marketing Representative, Retail, Office/Business Administrator.

All students can access the Jobs Advice Hub (see pg. 92). Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking.

Advanced Business COURSE CONTENT Applied Economics 6N4091 Business Law 6N4045 Business Management 6N4310 Communications 6N1950 Finance 6N4165 Marketing Communications 6N4370 Spreadsheets 6N4089 Work Experience 6N1946 CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: business@ccoc.ie (021) 4223850

FET CORK PROSPECTUS 2018 Course fees outlined on www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie 28 Advanced Business, Marketing with Event Management INTRODUCTION This advanced certificate enhances and develops the skills and knowledge gained at Level 5 to work in the world of advertising, public relations and event management.

This course includes practical experience in these disciplines and includes many opportunities to network and liaise with industry professionals. The course helps to build confidence and generate the entrepreneurial spirit allowing the students to seek out and grasp opportunities for development. Students participate in • Digital Marketing Workshop • Professional guest lectures • Practical event management experience • Entrepreneurial skills workshop • Fire Safety Workshop • Manual Handling Training and Certification ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Full QQI Level 5 Award in a marketing related area. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview.

CERTIFICATION QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Business 6M4985 QQI Component Maths 5N1833 (available as option in the evening for learners requiring Maths for progression) WORK PLACEMENT/EXPERIENCE Students will undertake work experience one day per week in a Marketing/Event Management/PR/Advertising setting for the duration of the course, which they organise themselves. EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES Excellent progression opportunities to UCC and other Higher Education colleges. Special arrangements in place with CIT (CCPS), Tralee IT and Waterford IT for preferential entry for College of Commerce students.

Up to 390 CAO points for any Institute of Technology can be attained by successful completion of this course. Please consult our progressions database at https://corkcollegeofcommerce.ie/progressions/ for up to date information.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Sales and marketing, marketing communications, corporate affairs, self employment customer service and event management. All students can access the Jobs Advice Hub (see pg. 92). Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking. COURSE CONTENT Business Management 6N4310 Leadership 6N2191 Project Management 6N4090 Marketing Communications 6N4370 Sales & Marketing Management 6N3613 Web Authoring 5N1910 Event Management 6N4800 Work Experience 6N1946 Additional Training:- CCOC Manual Handling Training and Certification CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: marketing@ccoc.ie (021) 4223853

FET CORK PROSPECTUS 2017 Course fees outlined on www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie Advanced HR Administration COURSE CONTENT Administration Practice 6N1948 Team Leadership 6N4322 Employment Law 6N2775 Spreadsheets 6N4089 Human Resource Management 6N3750 Training Needs Identification & Design 6N3325 Managing People 6N3945 Work Experience 6N1946 INTRODUCTION This course builds on the knowledge of QQI certificate course. Students utilise/develop their existing skills to become trained individuals who have the personality and commitment to provide expert support to their organisations. Companies look to these human resource professionals to manage difficult issues that arise so that focus can be on running the business.

Students participate in • Professional guest lectures • Jobs Seminar • Microsoft Outlook workshop • Data Protection workshop ENTRY REQUIREMENTS For entry to Level 6 a full QQI Level 5 Award in a complementary area is required. All applicants are interviewed. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview.

CERTIFICATION QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Administration 6M5013 QQI Component Maths 5N1833 (available as option in the evening for learners requiring Maths for progression). WORK PLACEMENT/EXPERIENCE Students will undertake work experience one day per week in a human resource division/section/department setting for the duration of the course, which they organise themselves. EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES Excellent progression opportunities to UCC and other Higher Education colleges. Special arrangements in place with CIT (CCPS), Tralee IT and Waterford IT for preferential entry for College of Commerce students.

Up to 390 CAO points for any Institute of Technology can be attained by successful completion of this course. Please consult our progressions database at https://corkcollegeofcommerce.ie/progressions/ for up to date information.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Supervisory roles in administration environments. All students can access the Jobs Advice Hub (see pg. 92). Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking. CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: advancedadministration@ccoc.ie (021) 4223835 29

FET CORK PROSPECTUS 2018 Course fees outlined on www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie 30 INTRODUCTION This advanced course builds on the knowledge of the QQI certificate Level 5 related courses (a background in business/legal administration subjects is advisable) and enables students to gain a more in depth knowledge of the legal arena.

Students participate in • Professional guest lectures • Training in a Case Management System, Legal Evolve • Participation in a Law Workshop in UCC • Court visits ENTRY REQUIREMENTS For entry to Level 6 a full QQI Level 5 Award in a complementary area is required. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview.

CERTIFICATION QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Business 6M4985 QQI Component Maths 5N1833 (available as option in the evening for learners requiring Maths for progression). WORK PLACEMENT/EXPERIENCE Students will undertake work experience one day per week in a business setting for the duration of the course, which they organise themselves. EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES Excellent progression opportunities to UCC and other Higher Education colleges. Special arrangements in place with CIT (CCPS), Tralee IT and Waterford IT for preferential entry for College of Commerce students. Up to 390 CAO points for any Institute of Technology can be attained by successful completion of this course.

Please consult our progressions database at https://corkcollegeofcommerce.ie/progressions/ for up to date information.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES As a graduate of this course you can pursue careers in a range of area including legal secretary, legal researcher, paralegal work and administrative assistant. All students can access the Jobs Advice Hub (see pg. 92). Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking. Advanced Legal Administration COURSE CONTENT Business Law 6N4045 Business Management 6N4310 Civil Litigation 6N4125 Communications 6N1950 Employment Law 6N4322 Text Production 6N4945 Work Experience 6N1946 Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977 Additional Training:- CCOC Certificate in Legal Evolve CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: legal@ccoc.ie (021) 4223822

FET CORK PROSPECTUS 2018 Course fees outlined on www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie 31 INTRODUCTION This course builds on the knowledge of QQI certificate Level 5 related courses. Students are encouraged to develop and improve their existing skills to a higher level. The college experience will help to increase the student’s expertise to position themselves for job progression. Students participate in • Professional guest lectures • Jobs seminar • Personal Branding workshop • Microsoft Outlook workshop • Hotsoft (property management front office package) ENTRY REQUIREMENTS For entry to Level 6 a full QQI Level 5 Award in a complementary area is required.

All applicants are interviewed. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview.

CERTIFICATION QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Administration 6M5013 QQI Component Maths 5N1833 (available as option in the evening for learners requiring Maths for progression). Hotsoft (property management front office package) certificate WORK PLACEMENT/EXPERIENCE Students will undertake work experience one day per week in a management/administrative/organization setting for the duration of the course, which they organise themselves. EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES Excellent progression opportunities to UCC and other Higher Education colleges. Special arrangements in place with CIT (CCPS), Tralee IT and Waterford IT for preferential entry for College of Commerce students.

Up to 390 CAO points for any Institute of Technology can be attained by successful completion of this course. Please consult our progressions database at https://corkcollegeofcommerce.ie/progressions/ for up to date information.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Supervisory roles in administration environments. All students can access the Jobs Advice Hub (see pg. 92). Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking. COURSE CONTENT Administration Practice 6N4169 Customer Service 6N0697 Spreadsheets 6N4089 Human Resource Management 6N3750 Digital Presentation 5N0563 Front Office Skills 6N4186 Managing People or Text Production 6N4945 Work Experience 6N1946 Additional Training:- CCOC Hotsoft (property management front office package) certificate CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: advancedadministration@ccoc.ie (021) 4223835 Office Management

FET CORK PROSPECTUS 2018 Course fees outlined on www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie 32 COURSE CONTENT Project Management 6N4310 Business Management 6N4310 Work Experience 6N1946 Team Leadership 6N1948 Spreadsheets 6N4089 Consultative Selling 6N2054 Professional Presentation 6N4006 eBusiness Studies 6N4485 INTRODUCTION This course enables the student to support the achievement of company’s goals with the invaluable knowledge and competencies of project management. Project Management is an essential skill for business and the need for this skill continues to grow. Project Management skills offer students huge opportunities to evolve and develop and a good project manager can be employed anywhere.

The skills gained through this course will be an asset to any company, charity, organisation involved in managing projects. Students participate in • Professional guest lectures • Jobs seminar ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: For entry to a Level 6 a full QQI Level 5 Award in a complementary area is required. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview.

CERTIFICATION QQI Level 6 Certificate in Management 6M4587 QQI Component Maths 5N1833 (available as option in the evening for learners requiring Maths for progression). WORK PLACEMENT Students undertake a block work placement of 2 weeks in a business/industry environment. EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES Excellent progression opportunities to UCC and other Higher Education colleges. Special arrangements in place with CIT (CCPS), Tralee IT and Waterford IT for preferential entry for College of Commerce students. Up to 390 CAO points for any Institute of Technology can be attained by successful completion of this course.

Please consult our progressions database at https://corkcollegeofcommerce.ie/progressions/ for up to date information.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES: Project Management, Process improvement or continuous improvement, consulting support. All students can access the Jobs Advice Hub (see p . Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking. Project Management CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: projectmanagement@ccoc.ie (021) 4222100

33 NIKOLETA TARDZYNSKA RECEPTION AND CUSTOMER SERVICE I completed a course in Reception & Customer Care. Thanks to this course I am now working as a receptionist in the Kingsley Hotel with fantastic people and I am very happy.

My experience at the College was great, I learned the necessary skills for my job and thanks to the 2 weeks work experience I found my current job. I use the practical skills I learned throughout the course everyday e.g. phone skills, excel etc. The teachers were encouraging and always pushed us to work hard and helped us to improve. I met and made great friends.

Testimonials JENNIFER MORLEY MEDICAL & DENTAL RECEPTION I had a great experience at the Cork College of Commerce. The course was well structured. We had many deadlines but the teachers always had the work spaced out to ensure we would have it completed on time. We were always well prepared the exams were difficult but doable once you attended classes. All my colleagues were friendly, we helped each other and I have made lifelong friends. This course prepared me for the world of work. My confidence grew throughout the duration of the course. I am now working as a medical secretary in Classes Lake Medical Centre.

ERMINA SKRUOLYTE BUSINESS STUDIES My name is Ermina Skruolyte. I am Lithuanian. Having spent 6 years working and travelling around Europe I decided to return to education. I chose Cork College of Commerce because it offered Business Studies with Chinese. I absolutely loved the course. It really helped me to decide what I want to do in the future with regards to my future studies and career. I would highly recommend Business Studies in Cork College of Commerce.

EARLY CHILDHOOD STUDIES

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FET CORK PROSPECTUS 2018 Course fees outlined on www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie 36 INTRODUCTION This course is designed for those who wish to work with children under the age of 6 years. It is both a nationally and internationally recognised qualification and students who have successfully graduated are now working, worldwide, in the sector. The course covers a child’s overall development from conception until 6 years.

This qualification is the minimum requirement for those wishing to work in the area. Students get the opportunity to have hands- on experience and acquire the theory to support it. This course is delivered over 4 afternoons, Mon- Thurs incl. (from 1.00pm – 5.00pm) Students participate in • Childcare seminars and conferences • Practical workshops in Siolta and Aistear • Child Protection training (TUSLA) • Professional Guest Lectures (optional) • Educational Field Trips (optional) ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Applicants must be mature, over 21 years of age, and have experience in the area. All applicants are interviewed and Garda vetted.

Police clearance is required for non-Irish nationals. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview.

CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Certificate in Early Childhood Care & Education 5M2009, QQI Component Maths 5N1833 (available as option in the evening for learners requiring Maths for progression). WORK PLACEMENT/EXPERIENCE Students will undertake work placement of a minimum of 120 hours in a registered Early Years’ Service. Garda vetting is an integral part of the application procedure for this course. EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES CCOC QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate In Early Childhood Education 6M2007. Excellent progression opportunities to UCC and other Higher Education colleges. Special arrangements in place with CIT (CCPS), Tralee IT and Waterford IT for preferential entry for College of Commerce students.

Up to 390 CAO points for any Institute of Technology can be attained by successful completion of this course. Please consult our progressions database at https://corkcollegeofcommerce.ie/progressions/ for up to date information.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Students are qualified as Assistant Early Childhood Practitioners in pre-schools and crèches, as Special Needs Assistants and can work as a Child Minder in the home. All students can access the Jobs Advice Hub (see pg. 92). Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking. CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: childcare@ccoc.ie (021) 4222100 ext 594 Early Childhood Studies (Afternoon) COURSE CONTENT Child Development 5N1764 Early Care & Education Practice 5N1770 Early Childhood Education & Play 5N1773 Child Health & Well-being 5N1765 Work Experience 5N1356 Communications 5N0690 Creative Arts for Early Childhood 5N1769 Children with Additional Needs 5N2396 Additional Training:- CCOC Manual Handling Training and Certification (requirement for work experience)

FET CORK PROSPECTUS 2018 Course fees outlined on www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie 37 INTRODUCTION This course is designed for those who wish to work with children under the age of 6 years. It is both a nationally and internationally recognised qualification and students who have successfully graduated are now working, worldwide, in the sector. The course covers a child’s overall development from conception until 6 years. Students get the opportunity to have hands-on experience and acquire the theory to support it. This qualification is the minimum requirement for those wishing to work in the area.

Many additional features enrich the overall experience of the course. Students participate in • Childcare seminars and conferences • Practical workshops in Siolta and Aistear • Child Protection training (TUSLA) • Professional Guest Lectures • Educational Field Trips ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Leaving Certificate, LCA or QQI Level 4. Mature students are exempt from Leaving Certificate requirement. All applicants are interviewed and Garda vetted. Police clearance is required for non-Irish nationals. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview.

CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Certificate in Early Childhood Care & Education 5M2009. QQI Component Maths 5N1833 (available as option in the evening for learners requiring Maths for progression). WORK PLACEMENT/EXPERIENCE Students will undertake placement one day per week for the duration of the course for a minimum of 120 hours in a registered Early Years’ Service. Garda vetting is an integral part of the application procedure for this course. EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES CCOC QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate In Early Childhood Education 6M2007. Excellent progression opportunities to UCC and other Higher Education colleges.

Special arrangements in place with CIT (CCPS), Tralee IT and Waterford IT for preferential entry for College of Commerce students. Up to 390 CAO points for any Institute of Technology can be attained by successful completion of this course. Please consult our progressions database at https:// corkcollegeofcommerce.ie/progressions/ for up to date information. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Students are qualified as Assistant Early Childhood Practitioners in pre-schools and crèches, as Special Needs Assistants and can work as a Child Minder in the home. All students can access the Jobs Advice Hub (see pg.

92). Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking.

CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: childcare@ccoc.ie (021) 4222100 ext 594 Early Childhood Studies (General) COURSE CONTENT Child Development 5N1764 Early Care & Education Practice 5N1770 Early Childhood Education & Play 5N1773 Child Health & Well-being 5N1765 Work Experience 5N1356 Communications 5N0690 Infant & Toddler Years 5N1779 Creative Arts for Early Childhood 5N1769 Additional Training:- CCOC Manual Handling Training and Certification (requirement for work experience)

FET CORK PROSPECTUS 2018 Course fees outlined on www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie 38 INTRODUCTION This course is designed for those who wish to work with children under the age of 6 years and is especially geared towards Montessori.

It is both a nationally and internationally recognised qualification and students who have successfully graduated are now working, worldwide, in the sector. This qualification is the minimum requirement for those wishing to work in the area. Students get the opportunity to have hands-on experience and acquire the theory to support it. Students participate in • Childcare seminars, conferences and professional guest lectures • Practical workshops in Siolta and Aistear • Child Protection training (TUSLA) • Educational field trips ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Leaving Certificate. Mature students are exempt from Leaving Certificate requirement.

All applicants are interviewed and Garda vetted. Police clearance is required for non-Irish nationals. English, Irish and Maths are required subjects. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview. (Applicants with 2 H5 grades on higher level Leaving Certificate papers and required results from QQI level 6 6M2007 are guaranteed a place in year 3 (CR622) Level 8 BA Montessori Education CIT).

CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Certificate in Early Childhood Care & Education 5M2009. QQI Component Maths 5N1833 (available as option in the evening for learners requiring Maths for progression). WORK PLACEMENT/EXPERIENCE Students will undertake placement two mornings per week for the duration of the course for a minimum of 120 hours in a registered Montessori Early Years’ Service. Garda vetting is an integral part of the application procedure for this course. EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES CCOC QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate In Early Childhood Education 6M2007. Excellent progression opportunities to UCC and other Higher Education colleges.

Special arrangements in place with CIT (CCPS), Tralee IT and Waterford IT for preferential entry for College of Commerce students. Up to 390 CAO points for any Institute of Technology can be attained by successful completion of this course. Please consult our progressions database on the college website.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Students are qualified as Assistant Early Childhood Practitioners in pre-schools and crèches, as Special Needs Assistants and can work as a Child Minder in the home. All students can access the Jobs Advice Hub (see pg. 92) Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking.. CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: childcare@ccoc.ie (021) 4222100 ext 594 Early Childhood Studies (Montessori) COURSE CONTENT Child Development 5N1764 Early Care & Education Practice 5N1770 Early Childhood Education & Play 5N1773 Child Health & Well-being 5N1765 Work Experience 5N1356 Communications 5N0690 Children with Additional Needs 5N2396 Irish for Pre-School Services 5N2005 Approaches to Early Childhood Education 5N1763 Additional Training:- CCOC Manual Handling Training and Certification (requirement for work experience)

FET CORK PROSPECTUS 2018 Course fees outlined on www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie 39 INTRODUCTION This course is designed for those who wish to work with children under the age of 6 years and are interested in children with specific needs. It is both a nationally and internationally recognised qualification and students who have successfully graduated are now working, worldwide, in the sector. The course covers a child’s overall development from conception until 6 years. This qualification is the minimum requirement for those wishing to work in the area. Students get the opportunity to have hands-on experience and acquire the theory to support it.

The knowledge and experience gained from the course allows graduates to work as an SNA or in a variety of early childhood services. Many additional features enrich the overall experience of the course. Students participate in • Childcare seminars, conferences and professional guest lectures • Practical workshops in Siolta and Aistear • Educational field trips • Child Protection training (TUSLA) ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Leaving Certificate, LCA or QQI Level 4. Mature students are exempt from Leaving Certificate requirement. All applicants are interviewed and garda vetted. Police clearance is required for non-Irish nationals.

An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview.

CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Certificate in Early Childhood Care & Education 5M2009. QQI Component Maths 5N1833 (available as option in the evening for learners requiring Maths for progression) WORK PLACEMENT/EXPERIENCE Students will undertake placement one day per week for the duration of the course for a minimum of 120 hours in a registered Early Years’ Service. Garda vetting is an integral part of the application procedure for this course. EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES CCOC QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate In Early Childhood Education 6M2007. Great progression opportunities to UCC and other Higher Education colleges.

Special arrangements in place with CIT (CCPS), Tralee IT and Waterford IT for preferential entry for College of Commerce students. Up to 390 CAO points for any Institute of Technology can be attained by successful completion of this course. Please consult our progressions database on the college website. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Students are qualified as Assistant Early Childhood Practitioners in pre-schools and crèches, as Special Needs Assistants and can work as a Child Minder in the home. All students can access the Jobs Advice Hub (see pg. 92). Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: childcare@ccoc.ie (021) 4222100 ext 594 Early Childhood Studies (Special Needs) COURSE CONTENT Child Development 5N1764 Early Care & Education Practice 5N1770 Early Childhood Education & Play 5N1773 Child Health & Well-Being 5N1765 Work Experience 5N1356 Communications 5N0690 Children with Additional Needs 5N2396 Understanding Special Needs 5N1709 Creative Arts for Early Childhood 5N1769 Additional Training:- CCOC Manual handling training and certification (requirement for work experience)

FET CORK PROSPECTUS 2018 40 INTRODUCTION This advanced Certificate enables graduates to work with children up to 6 years of age. Having gained 3 years’ experience in employment, graduates may apply for the post of Room Leader in a Montessori Pre-school, Naíonra, or in other Early Years’ Services. During the course all students complete 120 hours of work experience in a Montessori Early Years’ Service. Students visit Blackrock Observatory to learn about our solar system and planet earth and also participate in hands on science experiments. As part of Continuous Professional Development, in the second term, students are offered Leadership Training and will also attend a Conference on ‘The Professionalization of Early Years Practitioners’.

For students interested in sport, football training is also offered. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Applicants must have a Leaving Certificate with 6 passes to include at least 2 H5 grades on Higher Level papers. English, Irish and Maths are required. Leaving Certificate subjects and a Level 5 Major award in Early Childhood Care and Education 5M2009 to include component ‘Children with Additional Needs’ 5N2396. Participants are required to be Garda Vetted. Police Clearance is required for non Irish Nationals. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview.

CERTIFICATION QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Care & Education 6M2007. QQI Component Maths 5N1833 (available as option in the evening for learners requiring Maths for progression). WORK PLACEMENT/EXPERIENCE Students will undertake work experience two mornings per week in a registered Montessori Early Years Service for the duration of the course. EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES Direct entry, for eligible candidates, to BA in Montessori education (Level 8) at Cork Institute of Technology and to St Nicholas Montessori College Ireland (2 years of study). Excellent progression opportunities to UCC and other Higher Education colleges.

Special arrangements in place with CIT (CCPS), Tralee IT and Waterford IT for preferential entry for College of Commerce students. Up to 390 CAO points for any Institute of Technology can be attained by successful completion of this course. Please consult our progressions database at on the college website. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Montessori Pre-school Teacher, Montessori Leader in Early Years setting, supervisory positions in early years settings and within organisations which require leaders to manage & provide childcare places. SNA positions in primary schools. All students can access the Jobs Advice Hub (see pg.

92). Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking.

COURSE CONTENT Child Development 6N1942 Early Childhood Curriculum 6N1944 Childhood Social Legal & Health Studies 6N1945 Work Experience 6N1946 Team Leadership 6N1948 Early Learning Philosophy 6N1932 Early Learning Environment 6N1933 Early Childhood Literacy & Numeracy 6N1935 Early Childhood Arts & Culture 6N1936 Additional Training:- CCOC Manual handling training and certification (requirement for work experience) Child Paths training certificate Paediatric First Aid Advanced Early Childhood Care & Education (Montessori) Course fees outlined on www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: advancedchildcare@ccoc.ie (021) 4223840

FET CORK PROSPECTUS 2018 41 INTRODUCTION This Advanced Certificate enables graduates to work with children up to 6 years of age in a variety of Early Years Services. Having gained 3 years experience in employment, graduates may apply for the post of Room Leader. During the course all students complete 120 hours of work experience in an Early Years Service, which is a mandatory aspect of the course. Students visit Blackrock Observatory to learn about the solar system and our planet earth and also participate in hands on science experiments. As part of Continuous Professional Development, students are offered Leadership Training and will also attend a Conference on ‘The Professionalization of Early Years Practitioners’.

For students interested in sport, football training is offered in the second term. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Applicants with a Major Childcare Award at Level 5 may apply for this Level 6 Childcare award. Participants are required to be Garda Vetted. Police Clearance is required for non Irish Nationals. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview.

CERTIFICATION QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Care & Education 6M2007. QQI Component Maths 5N1833 (available as option in the evening for learners requiring Maths for progression). WORK PLACEMENT/EXPERIENCE Students will undertake work experience one day per week for a minimum of 120 hours in a registered Early Years Service for the duration of the course. EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES Excellent progression opportunities to UCC and other Higher Education colleges. Special arrangements in place with CIT (CCPS), Tralee IT and Waterford IT for preferential entry for College of Commerce students.

Up to 390 CAO points for any Institute of Technology can be attained by successful completion of this course. Please consult our progressions database at https:/ /corkcollegeofcommerce.ie/progressions/ for up to date information.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Supervisory roles in Early years settings and within organisations which require leaders to manage & provide childcare places, i.e charities, hotels,etc. SNA positions in primary schools. All students can access the Jobs Advice Hub (see pg. 92). Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking. Advanced Early Childhood Care & Education COURSE CONTENT Child Development 6N1942 Early Childhood Curriculum 6N1944 Childhood Social Legal & Health Studies 6N1945 Work Experience 6N1946 Personal & Professional Development 6N1949 Supervision in Early Childhood Care 6N1973 Special Needs Assisting 6N1957 Equality and Diversity 6N1974 Additional Training:- CCOC Manual handling training and certification (requirement for work experience) Child Paths training certificate Paediatric First Aid Course fees outlined on www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: advancedchildcare@ccoc.ie (021) 4223840

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44 FET CORK PROSPECTUS 2018 44 Course fees outlined on www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie Beauty Salon/Spa Reception INTRODUCTION This course aims to develop beauty industry expertise while at the same time providing the practical selling and reception skills so essential to beauty/spa consultancy in the retail sector. It is ideal for anyone who wants to represent the public face of a beauty/ spa industry as it marries beauty skills with the firm administrative capability enabling graduates to run the office whilst at the same time marketing the product/service.

Students participate in • Introduction to Phorest salon software • Professional guest lecturers/workshops ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Leaving Certificate, LCA or QQI Level 4. Mature students are exempt from Leaving Certificate requirement. All applicants are interviewed. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview.

CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Certificate in Retail Practice 5M2105, QQI Component Maths 5N1833 (available as option in the evening for learners requiring Maths for progression) Phorest Salon Software Certificate ITEC Beauty Specialist Level 2 WORK PLACEMENT/EXPERIENCE Students undertake work placement one day per week in partnership with a number of nominated salons/spas for the duration of the year. Students are assigned to one of the partnership companies for their placement. EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES Excellent progression opportunities to UCC and other Higher Education colleges. Special arrangements in place with CIT (CCPS), Tralee IT and Waterford IT for preferential entry for College of Commerce students.

Up to 390 CAO points for any Institute of Technology can be attained by successful completion of this course. Please consult our progressions database at https://corkcollegeofcommerce.ie/progressions/ for up to date information.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Beauty counters in large department stores, self employment, beauty advisor/reception in salons and spas. All students can access the Jobs Advice Hub (see pg. 92) Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking. COURSE CONTENT Customer Service 5N0972 Digital Marketing 5N1364 Skincare, Eye treatments & Make-up 5N3466 Retail Administration 5N1860 Retail Display 5N1861 Retail Selling 5N1619 Teamworking 5N1367 Work Experience 5N1356 Additional Training:- CCOC Phorest Salon Software Certificate CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: nailtech@ccoc.ie (021) 4223827

FET CORK PROSPECTUS 2018 45 Course fees outlined on www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie COURSE SPECIFIC CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: logistics@ccoc.ie (021) 4223807 INTRODUCTION This course is for those who wish to work in the Beauty Industry. This allows students to gain all of the skills required coupled with the theory behind the practical application. Students participate in • Salon experience • Professional guest lectures • Introduction to Phorest salon software • State of the Art practical rooms • First Aid workshop • Fuschia makeup Master class • Spray Tanning workshop • Eyelash Extensions and High Definition Brows workshop ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Leaving Certificate, LCA or QQI Level 4.

Mature students are exempt from Leaving Certificate requirement. All applicants are interviewed. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview.

CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Certificate in Beauty Therapy 5M3471 WORK PLACEMENT/EXPERIENCE Students undertake a block work placement of 2 weeks in a beauty therapy environment. EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES CCOC ITEC Beauty Therapy Diploma Year 1 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Salons/spas, cruise liners, self employed professional, pharmacies, department store beauty counters. All students can access the Jobs Advice Hub (see pg. 92). Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking.

CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: beauty@ccoc.ie (021) 4223814 Beauty Therapy QQI Level 5 COURSE CONTENT Anatomy and Physiology 5N0749 Body Massage & Figure Analysis 5N3465 Customer Service 5N0972 Retail Selling 5N1619 Manicure, Pedicure & Waxing 5N3467 Beauty Therapy Industry Ethics & Practice 5N3470 Skin Care, Eye Treatments & Make-up 5N3466 Work Experience 5N1356 Additional Training:- CCOC Phorest Salon Software Certificate

46 FET CORK PROSPECTUS 2018 Course fees outlined on www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie 46 COURSE CONTENT YEAR 1 Skincare & Eye Treatments Make Up Manicure & Pedicure Waxing Professional Conduct & Business Awareness Facial Electrical Treatments Electrical Epilation Anatomy & Physiology COURSE CONTENT YEAR 2 Swedish Massage Figure Diagnosis & Body electrical treatments Anatomy & Physiology Aesthetics & Body Therapies CIDESCO (optional short courses include: Indian Head Massage, Hot Stones Massage, Gel Polish (Nails), Advanced Waxing and Spray Tanning). CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: beauty@ccoc.ie (021) 4223814 Beauty Therapy (2 year) INTRODUCTION The awarding bodies ITEC and CIDESCO ensure that all qualified candidates are trained to the highest international standard in the Beauty Industry.

Students work with highly prestigious Dermalogica products. This course requires high levels of commitment, dedication and motivation. Students participate in • Introduction to Phorest salon software • Professional guest lectures • State of the Art practical rooms • Salon experience • Dermalogica Partnership Programme – conducted by Dermalogica trainers • Fuschia makeup Master class • First Aid workshop ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Leaving Certificate must include Biology or Leaving Cert Applied Science Modules 1 and 4. Mature students may be granted exemptions. For Year 2 entry students must have passed Year 1.

An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview.

CERTIFICATION Year One: • Level 2 Diploma for Beauty Specialists - ITEC • Level 3 Diploma in Epilation - ITEC • Level 3 Diploma in Facial Electrical Treatments - ITEC • Level 3 Diploma in Anatomy & Physiology - ITEC Year Two: • Beauty Therapy Diploma - CIDESCO • Level 3 Diploma in Body Treatments - ITEC WORK PLACEMENT/EXPERIENCE Year 2 students are released on Fridays to gain work experience in a salon environment. The college also has a fully equipped training salon which is open on Fridays for customers EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES NABTET Teacher Training, ITEC Teacher Training CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Self employment, contract work, salon/spa, cruise liners, beauty consultancy, tutoring, health farms, department store beauty counters.

All students can access the Jobs Advice Hub (see pg. 92). Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking.

FET CORK PROSPECTUS 2018 47 Course fees outlined on www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie COURSE SPECIFIC CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: logistics@ccoc.ie (021) 4223807 INTRODUCTION This ITEC two year programme equips students with a set of Diplomas which focus on the healing therapies. Students from the college are highly valued within the industry in a variety of environments. Students are also qualified to establish themselves in their own business. Students participate in • Professional guest lectures • Practical training workshops • State of the Art practical rooms • In-house salon work experience • First Aid Workshop ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Leaving Certificate, LCA or QQI Level 4.

Mature students are exempt from Leaving Certificate requirement. All applicants are interviewed. For year 2, year 1 modules need to have been passed in the first year. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview.

CERTIFICATION Year 1 ITEC Diplomas in Holistic Massage; Reflexology; On Site Massage; Indian Head Massage. Certificates in Reiki 1 and 2 (optional) and a QQI Component Certificate in Nutrition. ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy, ITEC Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy, ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Sports Therapy Equipment, ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy and optional QQI Component Certificates in Start your own Business, Adventure Activities and Managing People. WORK PLACEMENT/EXPERIENCE Students work in the college salon during the year EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES This course is geared toward the workplace environment and employment CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Spas, salons, health farms, hotels, self employed professional, cruise ships.

All students can access the Jobs Advice Hub (see pg. 92). Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking. CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: holistics@ccoc.ie (021) 4223844 Holistic & Physical Therapies COURSE CONTENT YEAR 1 Holistic Massage ITEC Indian Head Massage ITEC Anatomy & Physiology ITEC Stress Management Therapy (Practical) (On Site) ITEC Reflexology ITEC Professional Conduct & Business Awareness ITEC Hot Stone Massage/Lomi Lomi Massage CCOC Nutrition QQI 5N2006 COURSE CONTENT YEAR 2 Sports Massage Therapy ITEC Spa Treatments CCOC or Managing People 6N3945 Skincare and Eye Treatments or Start your own business 5N3466 5N1418 Sports Therapy Equipment ITEC Aromatherapy or Adventure Activities ITEC 5N4646 Additional Training Year 1 Short courses include, Reiki 1 & 2 Optional CCOC.

Additional Training Year 2 Optional: Reiki 3, Reiki Advanced, Ear Candling CCOC, Lymphatic Drainage CCOC.

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50 FET CORK PROSPECTUS 2018 50 Course fees outlined on www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie COURSE CONTENT YEAR 1 Fashion & Media Make-Up 5N4627 Period & Theatrical Make-Up 5N4632 Postiche 5N4633 Skincare, Eye Treatments & Make-Up 5N3466 Specialised Make-Up Effects 5N4634 Work Experience 5N1356 Customer Service 5N0972 Professional Conduct & Business Awareness ITEC Additional Training:- CCOC Phorest Salon Software Certificate CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: makeupartistry@ccoc.ie (021) 4223827 Make-Up Artistry INTRODUCTION This QQI/ITEC Certificate & Diploma equips students with the skills to work as a make-up artist for Fashion, Theatre & Film industries including special effects.

The students will work with cutting edge products and equipment in the newly refurbished college make- up studio under the guidance of highly trained professional staff. Students participate in • Professional guest lectures • Introduction to Phorest salon software • State of the Art practical rooms • Practical training workshops and experience in Airbrushing • First aid Workshop ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Leaving Certificate, LCA or QQI Level 4. For mature applicants, experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications. Applicants will need to demonstrate an interest in Make-Up Artistry at interview and must bring with them a portfolio of make-up work completed by them as evidence of their interest.

This should include at least 5 photographs of theatrical or fashion (e.g. debs or wedding) style work. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview. CERTIFICATION ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Fashion, Theatre and Media Make-Up, ITEC Award in Style and Fit Postiche, Level 2, ITEC Beauty Specialist Certificate Level 2 QQI Level 5 Make-Up Artistry Award 5M5265 QQI Component Maths 5N1833 (available as option in the evening for learners requiring Maths for progression) WORK PLACEMENT/EXPERIENCE Students undertake work placement one day per week in a retail/ theatre/fashion environment for the duration of the year, which they organise themselves.

EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES CCOC ITEC Beauty Therapy Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) Dun Laoghaire BA Design for Screen and Stage (Make-Up Design) Southampton Solent University - BA (Hons) Make-up & Hair Design Please consult our progressions database on the college website. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Free-Lance Makeup Artist, Theatrical Makeup Artist, Film/Television Makeup Artist, Product trainer, Sales Representative, Retail Industry. All students can access the Jobs Advice Hub (see pg. 92). Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking.

FET CORK PROSPECTUS 2018 51 Course fees outlined on www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie COURSE SPECIFIC CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: logistics@ccoc.ie (021) 4223807 INTRODUCTION Specialise in the rapidly expanding Nail Technician Industry by gaining all of the skills necessary to work in a Nail Bar, Beauty Salon or alternatively as a self-employed person. You will also gain skills in other aspects of the beauty industry, such as Skin and Eye Treatments, so that your broad skill base will make you an attractive prospect for employers. This ITEC/QQI course also includes customer service and other business skills so that graduates are fully prepared for the world of work.

Students participate in • Introduction to Phorest salon software ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Leaving Certificate, LCA or QQI Level 4. For mature applicants, experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications. All applicants will need to demonstrate an interest in Nails at interview and must bring with them a portfolio of some nail work completed by them as evidence of their interest. This should include at least 5 photographs of nails painted by the interviewee. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview.

CERTIFICATION ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology, ITEC Level 2 Diploma in Nail Art, ITEC Level 2 Spray Tanning Techniques, ITEC Level 2 Beauty Specialist Certificate QQI, ITEC Certificate in Eyebrow Treatments and Eyelash Enhancements Level 2 Level 5 Component Certificate in Customer Service 5N0972, Digital Marketing 5N1364 and Work Experience 5N1356 WORK PLACEMENT/EXPERIENCE Students undertake a work placement one day a week in a nail bar/ beauty therapy environment, which they organise themselves. EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES CCOC Beauty Therapy ITEC. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Nail Technician in a Beauty Salon, Nail Bar, Nail Technician on Cruise ships e.g.

Steiner, Self-employed /Mobile Nail Technician. (I.T.E.C is an International Qualification for work abroad). Product trainer, Sales Representative, Retail Industry. All students can access the Jobs Advice Hub (see pg. 92). Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking.

CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: nailtech@ccoc.ie (021) 4223827 Nail Technician with Eye & Brow Treatments COURSE CONTENT Nail Technology /Nail Art (Theory & Practical); Manicure, Gel polish application Pedicure, Acrylic nails Gel nails, Nail wraps i.e. silks/ fibreglass, Sculptured nails Nail Art for natural nails Skincare, Eye Treatments ITEC ITEC Spray Tanning ITEC Professional Conduct & Business Awareness ITEC Eyelash Perming ITEC Specialised Brow Treatments ITEC Customer Service 5N0972 Digital Marketing 5N1364 Work Experience 5N1356 Additional Training:- CCOC Phorest Salon Software Certificate

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FET CORK PROSPECTUS 2018 Course fees outlined on www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie 54 INTRODUCTION This ITEC one year course is designed to prepare students for a career in the Leisure Industry in Sports Massage and Health and Fitness. This is a world wide recognised qualification. Students participate in • Professional guest lectures • Practical work carried out in gym environment • First Aid workshop ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Leaving Certificate, LCA or QQI Level 4.

Mature students are exempt from Leaving Certificate requirement. All applicants are interviewed. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview. Students need to be satisfied that they are physically able to complete the coursework. CERTIFICATION Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction (Gym Based Exercise), Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training, Level 3 Award in Nutrition for Physical Activity, Level 2 Certificate in Instructing Exercise to Music. Level 3 Certificate in Sports Massage, WORK PLACEMENT/EXPERIENCE Students undertake placement one day a week in a gym/personal trainer environment, in partnership with a number of nominated businesses, for the duration of the year.

Students are assigned to one of the partnership companies for their placement. EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES CCOC Year 2 Holistic and Physical Therapies CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Fitness Centres, Gyms, Hotels and Leisure Clubs, Sports clubs, Health spas, sports massage clinics, self employed professional. All students can access the Jobs Advice Hub (see pg. 92). Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking.

COURSE CONTENT YEAR 1 Exercise & Fitness Health ITEC Gym Instructor ITEC Hygience, Health & Safety ITEC Personal Client Care ITEC Personal Trainer ITEC Sports Massage ITEC Exercise to Music ITEC Sports Nutrition ITEC Anatomy & Physiology ITEC Work Experience 5N1356 Optional Extra courses in Suspension Training, Studio Cycling, Kettle Bells, Strapping and Taping (CCOC certification), Step Aerobics CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: holistics@ccoc.ie (021) 4223844 Personal Trainer with Sports Massage

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Emphasis is placed on the importance of issues such as respect, dignity, empathy and confidentiality in the care of individuals in a healthcare setting. Students learn the required skills to provide care and support. Students will participate in • MAPA training (Management of Actual or Potential Aggression training) (optional) • A fully equipped nursing/HCA room for all of their practical work • Safety and Health at Work workshop ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Leaving Certificate, LCA or QQI Level 4. Mature students are exempt from Leaving Certificate requirement. All applicants are interviewed. Experience in the sector is vital for application to this course.

An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview. Note:Prospectivestudentsshouldalsobe aware thatsomeaspectsofthiscoursearephysicallydemandingandshouldsatisfythemselves that theyare physicallyfitenoughtoundertakeit.

CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Health Services Skills 5M3782 WORK PLACEMENT/EXPERIENCE Students undertake work placement of four weeks in a hospital or care home setting in their own time. Garda vetting is an integral part of the application procedure for this course. Vaccinations are required for work experience in a healthcare setting. EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES CCOC QQI Advanced Certificate in Health Services Supervisory Management Skills 6M4978. CCOC QQI Advanced Certificate in Psychosocial Awareness and Training (Inclusive Education and Training 6M2263). Excellent progression opportunities to UCC and other Higher Education colleges.

Special arrangements in place with CIT (CCPS), Tralee IT and Waterford IT for preferential entry for College of Commerce students. Up to 390 CAO points for CIT can be attained by successful completion of this course. Please consult our progressions database at https://corkcollegeofcommerce.ie/progressions/ for up to date information.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Nursing homes, hospitals, agency work, private homecare sector, intellectual disability environments. All students can access the Jobs Advice Hub (see pg. 92). Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking. CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: healthcarelevel5@ccoc.ie (021) 4223831 Healthcare Assistant (Afternoon) COURSE CONTENT Care of the Older Person 5N2706 Care Skills 5N2770 Care Support 5N0758 Communications 5N0690 Infection Prevention & Control 5N3734 Nutrition 5N2006 Palliative Care 5N3769 Work Experience 5N1356 Additional Training:- CCOC Manual handling and people moving training and certification (requirement for work experience) CCOC Vulnerable Adult Awareness Certificate Certificate in Adult CPR (Irish Heart Foundation) The Early Identification of Memory Problems in Older Persons (HSElanD)

FET CORK PROSPECTUS 2018 Course fees outlined on www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie 56 INTRODUCTION This course promotes the development of knowledge, skills and competencies necessary for students to work in a range of care environments while enhancing an awareness of the roles and responsibilities of the care assistant. Emphasis is placed on the importance of issues such as respect, dignity, empathy and confidentiality in the care of individuals in a healthcare setting. Students learn the required skills to provide care and support. Students will participate in • Professional guest lectures from Ireland and the UK • MAPA training (Management of Actual or Potential Aggression training) (Optional) • A fully equipped nursing/HCA room for all of their practical work • Safety and Health at Work workshop ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Leaving Certificate, LCA or QQI Level 4.

Mature students are exempt from Leaving Certificate requirement. All applicants are interviewed. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview. Note: Prospective students should also be aware that some aspects of this course are physically demanding and should satisfy themselves that they are physically fit enough to undertake it.

CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Health Services Skills 5M3782. QQI Component Maths 5N1833 (available as option in the evening for learners requiring Maths for progression). WORK PLACEMENT/EXPERIENCE Students will undertake a block work placement of four weeks in a hospital or care home setting. Garda vetting is an integral part of the application procedure for this course. Vaccinations are required for work experience in a healthcare setting. EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES CCOC QQI Advanced Certificate in Health Services Supervisory Management Skills 6M4978. CCOC QQI Advanced Certificate in Psychosocial Awareness and Training (Inclusive Education and Training 6M2263).

Excellent progression opportunities to UCC and other Higher Education colleges. Special arrangements in place with CIT (CCPS), Tralee IT and Waterford IT for preferential entry for College of Commerce students. Up to 390 CAO points for any Institute of Technology can be attained by successful completion of this course. Please consult our progressions database on our website.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Nursing homes, hospitals, agency work, private homecare sector, intellectual disability environments All students can access the Jobs Advice Hub (see pg. 92). Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking. CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: healthcarelevel5@ccoc.ie (021) 4223831 Healthcare Assistant COURSE CONTENT Care of the Older Person 5N2706 Care Skills 5N2770 Care Support 5N0758 Communications 5N0690 Infection Prevention &Control 5N3734 Nutrition 5N2006 Palliative Care 5N3769 Work Experience 5N1356 Additional Training:- CCOC Manual handling and people moving training and certification (requirement for work experience) CCOC Vulnerable Adult Awareness Certificate Certificate in Adult CPR (Irish Heart Foundation) The Early Identification of Memory Problems in Older Persons (HSElanD)

FET CORK PROSPECTUS 2018 Course fees outlined on www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie 57 COURSE SPECIFIC CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: logistics@ccoc.ie (021) 4223807 INTRODUCTION This course promotes the development of knowledge, skills and competencies necessary for students to work in a range of care environments while enhancing an awareness of the roles and responsibilities of the nursing profession. Emphasis is placed on the importance of issues such as respect, dignity, empathy and confidentiality in the care of individuals in a healthcare setting. Students will participate in • Professional guest lectures from Ireland, UK and other European countries.

• A fully equipped nursing/HCA room for all of their practical work • UCAS application assistance ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Leaving Certificate with Ordinary Level Maths (grade 06 preferable). Leaving Certificate Biology is considered an advantage. Mature students are exempt from Leaving Certificate requirement. All applicants are interviewed. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview. Note: Prospective students should be aware that some aspects of this course are physically demanding and should satisfy themselves that they are physically fit enough to undertake it.

CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Nursing Studies 5M4349. QQI Component Maths 5N1833 (available as option in the evening for learners needing Maths for progression). WORK PLACEMENT/EXPERIENCE Students will undertake a block work placement of four weeks (min. 150 hours) in a hospital or care home setting. Garda vetting is an integral part of the application procedure for this course. Vaccinations are required for work experience in a healthcare setting. EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES CCOC QQI Advanced Certificate in Health Services Supervisory Management Skills 6M4978. CCOC QQI Advanced Certificate in Psychosocial Awareness and Training (Inclusive Education and Training 6M2263).

Great progression opportunities to UCC and other Higher Education colleges. Special arrangements in place with CIT (CCPS), Tralee IT and Waterford IT for preferential entry for College of Commerce students for some courses. Up to 390 CAO points for CIT can be attained by successful completion of this course. Excellent progression opportunities in Scotland and England. Please consult our progressions database at https://corkcollegeofcommerce.ie/progressions/ for up to date information.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Nursing homes, hospitals, private homecare sector, intellectual disability environments. All students can access the Jobs Advice Hub (see pg. 92). Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: nursing@ccoc.ie (021) 4223824 Nursing Studies COURSE CONTENT Anatomy & Physiology 5N0749 Care Skills 5N2770 Communications 5N0690 Human Growth & Development 5N1279 Infection Prevention & Control 5N3734 Nursing Theory & Practice 5N4325 Work Experience 5N1356 Care Support 5N0758 Care of the Older Person (optional) 5N2706 Additional training:- CCOC Manual handling and people moving training and certification (requirement for work experience) CCOC Vulnerable Adult Awareness Certificate Certificate in Adult CPR (Irish Heart Foundation) The Early Identification of Memory Problems in Older Persons (HSElanD) Palliative Care (HESlanD)

FET CORK PROSPECTUS 2018 Course fees outlined on www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie 58 Nursing Studies I was a student of the Nursing Studies programme from 2013 - 2014. After completing Nursing Studies in Cork College of Commerce, I was very lucky and successful in gaining a place in Adult Nursing in the University of the West of England. I am now in my third and final year with only 6 months to go until I qualify as a registered nurse. I honestly would not have achieved this goal if it wasn’t for your help and guidance during my year in nursing studies and I am very thankful. LORNA O’CONNELL QUIRKE

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FET CORK PROSPECTUS 2018 Course fees outlined on www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie 60 INTRODUCTION This course is designed for those who are ‘people focused’ and provides the knowledge, methodologies and skills that will assist in progressing to third level with a view to careers in psychology, social sciences and humanities. It builds confidence and awareness in the areas of social studies, psychology and related areas. It allows students to become familiar with terminology, concepts and theories that will be of great benefit during further study.

Students will participate in • Educational field trip • Professional guest lectures ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Leaving Certificate with a minimum of five passes in subjects at Ordinary level (maths preferable). Mature students are exempt from Leaving Cert requirement. All applicants are interviewed. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview. CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 - Certificate in Applied Social Studies 5M2181 QQI Component Maths 5N1833 (available as option in the evening for learners requiring Maths for progression).

WORK PLACEMENT/EXPERIENCE Students will undertake a block work placement of two weeks in a variety of community based settings e.g. social and voluntary services, family centres, community services and residential services. Garda vetting is an integral part of the application procedure for this course.

EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES CCOC QQI Advanced Certificate in Psychosocial Awareness and Training (Inclusive Education and Training 6M2263). Excellent progression opportunities to UCC and other Higher Education colleges. Special arrangements in place with CIT (CCPS), Tralee IT and Waterford IT for preferential entry for College of Commerce students. Up to 390 CAO points for any Institute of Technology can be attained by successful completion of this course. New links to Edinburgh Napier, Queen Margaret Edinburgh and University of Sterling are now available through UCAS system. Please consult our progressions database at https://corkcollegeofcommerce.ie/progressions/ for up to date information.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES This course is designed primarily for progression but career opportunities arise within the community and voluntary work sectors. Guidance seminars and one to one guidance on opportunities. CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: psychology@ccoc.ie (021) 4223833 Psychology & Social Studies COURSE CONTENT Psychology 5N0754 Social Studies 5N1370 Communications 5N0690 Human Growth & Development 5N1279 Intercultural Studies 5N0765 Legal Practice & Procedures 5N1394 Statistics or Maths 5N2066 5N1833 Work Experience or Maths 5N1833

FET CORK PROSPECTUS 2018 Course fees outlined on www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie 61 COURSE SPECIFIC CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: logistics@ccoc.ie (021) 4223807 INTRODUCTION This course is suited to anyone who thinks they may have an aptitude for and interest in working with young people in a variety of settings.

It will equip learners with knowledge, skills and confidence when working with young people. It addresses the pertinent issues and challenges facing young people and those who work with them. It is one of very few full time courses on the topic available and runs from Sept to May. Students will participate in • Teamwork and discussion • Child Protection training • Specialist workshops ENTRY REQUIREMENTS This course is designed predominantly for mature applicants. Experience and aptitude will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications. Applicants who are under 21 years of age require a Leaving Certificate or equivalent in addition to showing evidence of having an aptitude for and prior experience in the area.

All applicants are interviewed. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview. CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Certificate in Youthwork 5M4732. QQI Component Maths 5N1833 (available as option in the evening for learners requiring Maths for progression).

WORK PLACEMENT/EXPERIENCE Students will undertake work placement one day per week for the duration of the course in a variety of community based settings e.g. social and voluntary services, family and community services and residential services, youth groups etc. Students have found placements in Foroige, Youthreach Centres, YMCA and similar environments. Garda vetting is required for work placement EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES CCOC QQI Advanced Certificate in Psychosocial Awareness and Training (Inclusive Education and Training 6M2263). Excellent progression opportunities to UCC and other Higher Education colleges.

Special arrangements in place with CIT (CCPS), Tralee IT and Waterford IT for preferential entry for College of Commerce students. Up to 390 CAO points for CIT can be attained by successful completion of this course. Please consult our progressions database on our website.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Direct employment in the Youth Work sector, youth leaders in youth clubs, sports clubs and youth services and community development work. Opportunities subject to relevant experience. All students can access the Jobs Advice Hub (see pg. 92). Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking. CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: youthwork@ccoc.ie (021) 4223833 Youthwork COURSE CONTENT Understanding Youthwork 5N1366 Working with Young People 5N1384 Young People & Society 5N2002 Communications 5N0690 Work Experience 5N1356 Criminology 5N2107 Adventure Activities or Understanding Community Development 5N4646 5N1901 Substance Use – Issues for Youthwork 5N2176

FET CORK PROSPECTUS 2018 Course fees outlined on www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie 62 INTRODUCTION This course offers holders of a QQI Level 5 Health related award (e.g. Level 5 HCA or Nursing Studies) the opportunity to undertake further studies in the area. This award will equip the learner with the necessary knowledge, skills and competence to undertake supervisory roles in the caring environment. Students participate in • Professional guest lectures • Organising college Health Promotion week • MAPA (Management of Actual or Potential Aggression) Training (optional).

• Workshops and conferences • Holistics workshop ENTRY REQUIREMENTS For entry to Level 6 a full QQI Level 5 Award in a complementary area is required.

An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview. CERTIFICATION QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Health Services Supervisory Management Skills 6M4978. QQI Component Maths 5N1833 (available as option in the evening for learners needing Maths for progression).

WORK PLACEMENT/EXPERIENCE Students will undertake work placement one day per week in a variety of healthcare settings for the duration of the course, which they organise themselves. Garda vetting is an integral part of the application procedure for this course. Vaccinations are required for work experience in a healthcare setting. EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES Excellent progression opportunities to UCC and other Higher Education colleges. Special arrangements in place with CIT (CCPS), Tralee IT and Waterford IT for preferential entry for College of Commerce students. Up to 390 CAO points for any Institute of Technology can be attained by successful completion of this course.

Please consult our progressions database at https://corkcollegeofcommerce.ie/progressions/ for up to date information.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Supervisory and administrative roles in Nursing homes, hospitals, private homecare sector, intellectual disability environments. All students can access the Jobs Advice Hub (see pg. 92). Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking. CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: healthcarelevel6@ccoc.ie (021) 4223822 Advanced Health Services Supervisory Management Skills COURSE CONTENT Conflict Management 6N2775 Disability Awareness 6N1975 Gerontology 6N3748 Health Promotion 6N2214 Team Leadership 6N1948 Supervisory Management 6N4329 Work Experience 6N1946 Mental Health Awareness 6N2209 Additional training:- CCOC Manual handling and people moving training and certification (requirement for work experience) CCOC Vulnerable Adult Awareness Certificate MAPA (Management of Actual or Potential Aggression) Certification (Optional) Certificate in Adult CPR (Irish Heart Foundation)

FET CORK PROSPECTUS 2018 Course fees outlined on www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie 63 COURSE SPECIFIC CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: logistics@ccoc.ie (021) 4223807 INTRODUCTION This course aims to create an understanding of inclusive education, mental health and disability awareness. The content enhances previous knowledge acquired in the areas of Psychology and Social Studies, Early Years Education, Healthcare Assistant, Nursing Studies and other Health related areas. Successful completion of the course provides learners with opportunities for academic progression or employment within healthcare/education settings.

Students participate in • Site visits • Professional guest lectures • Organising college Health Promotion week • MAPA (Management of Actual or Potential Aggression) Training (Optional) ENTRY REQUIREMENTS For entry to Level 6 a full QQI Level 5 Award in a complementary area is required. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview.

CERTIFICATION QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Inclusive Education and Training 6M2263 QQI Component Maths 5N1833 (available as option in the evening for learners requiring Maths for progression). WORK PLACEMENT/EXPERIENCE Students will undertake a block work placement of 10 days in a variety of community and health settings, which they organise themselves. EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES Excellent progression opportunities to UCC and other Higher Education colleges. Special arrangements in place with CIT (CCPS), Tralee IT and Waterford IT for preferential entry for College of Commerce students.

Up to 390 CAO points for any Institute of Technology can be attained by successful completion of this course. Please consult our progressions database at https:// corkcollegeofcommerce.ie/progressions/ for up to date information. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Roles in health, disability, education and intellectual disability environments. All students can access the Jobs Advice Hub (see pg. 92). Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking.

CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: psychosocial@ccoc.ie (021) 4223807 Advanced Psychosocial Awareness & Training COURSE CONTENT Differentiated Learning and Instruction 6N2225 Inclusive Education and Practice 6N2226 Disability Awareness 6N1975 Health Promotion 6N2214 Mental Health Awareness 6N2209 Personal and Professional Development 6N1949 Communications 6N1950 Group Work Theory and Practice 6N3669 Additional Training:- MAPA (Management of Actual or Potential Aggression) Training (Optional) CCOC Vulnerable Adult Awareness Certificate

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

FET CORK PROSPECTUS 2018 Course fees outlined on www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie 65 INTRODUCTION This course provides the student with the core skills required in the computer science industry and prepares the student for a career demanding specialist knowledge of programming, networking, how to provide virtual support (both locally and in the cloud) and how to troubleshoot hardware issues. Students participate in • Professional guest lectures • Site Visits • Data Analytics workshop • VCA-DBT Exam (optional) ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Leaving Certificate with at least a pass grade in mathematics or relevant computer experience.

For mature applicants experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview.

CERTIFICATION QQI Certificate in Computer Systems and Networks 5M0536 WORK PLACEMENT/EXPERIENCE Students will undertake a block work placement of 2 weeks in the IT area. EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES CCOC QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Software Development 6M0691. Excellent progression opportunities to UCC and other Higher Education colleges. Special arrangements in place with CIT (CCPS), Tralee IT and Waterford IT for preferential entry for College of Commerce students. Up to 390 CAO points for any Institute of Technology can be attained by successful completion of this course.

Please consult our progressions database at https://corkcollegeofcommerce.ie/progressions/ for up to date information.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES On successful completion of a full award, the student can apply for an entry level position as a programmer, a computer technician or provide virtual support for cloud computing. The student is also very employable as an IT support operator, especially in the area of troubleshooting general software, hardware and networking problems. All students can access the Jobs Advice Hub (see pg. 92). Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking. CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: computing@ccoc.ie (021) 4223834 Computer Science COURSE CONTENT Operating Systems 5N2928 Networking Essentials 5N2929 Computer Systems Hardware 5N0548 Virtualisation Support 5N2434 Programming & Design Principles 5N2927 Maths for Information Technology 5N18396 Communications 5N0690 Work Experience 5N1356 Students will be given the opportunity to sit the VMware Certified Associate - Digitial Business Transformation (VCA- DBT) exam (optional)

FET CORK PROSPECTUS 2018 Course fees outlined on www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie 66 INTRODUCTION This course focuses on the key skills required to install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair hardware, and to be in a position to provide frontline IT technical support and advice in a computer company or contact centre. Students will learn the essentials of hardware and networks in a local or cloud setting and how to resolve any security or other issue. Students participate in • Guest lectures • Site visits • Data Analytics workshop ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Leaving Certificate with at least a pass grade in mathematics or relevant computer experience.

For mature applicants experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview.

CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Certificate in Computer Systems and Networks 5M0536 WORK PLACEMENT/EXPERIENCE Students undertake work placement one day per week in partnership with a number of nominated IT companies for the duration of the year. Students are assigned to one of the partnership companies for their placement. EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES Excellent progression opportunities to UCC and other Higher Education colleges. Special arrangements in place with CIT (CCPS), Tralee IT and Waterford IT for preferential entry for College of Commerce students. Up to 390 CAO points for any Institute of Technology can be attained by successful completion of this course.

Please consult our progressions database at https://corkcollegeofcommerce.ie/progressions/ for up to date information.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES On successful completion of a full award, the student will be well positioned to work in technical support and troubleshooting a range of hardware issues and problems, both local and in the cloud. All students can access the Jobs Advice Hub (see pg. 92). Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking. CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: computing@ccoc.ie (021) 4223834 Computer Support Specialist COURSE CONTENT Networking Essentials 5N2929 Computer Systems Hardware 5N0548 Operating Systems 5N2928 Maths for Information Technology 5N18396 Customer Service 5N0972 ICT Security Policy & Management 5N0583 Virtualisation Support 5N2434 Work Experience 5N1356 Front Line Technical Skills 6N2056

FET CORK PROSPECTUS 2018 Course fees outlined on www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie 67 INTRODUCTION Advances in computer technology continue to provide job opportunities for IT technicians skilled in the installation, repair and maintenance of IT equipment. This full time course is designed to provide the learner with a solid foundation in the fundamentals of PC systems including assembly, repair, software installation and IT technical support. This course is specifically aimed at those who are currently unemployed, seeking to retrain in order to re-enter the workforce. Students participate in • Professional guest lectures and site visits • Ongoing mentoring by FIT personnel • Skillsport online learning • FIT employment supports – CV workshops, interview skills, mock interviews.

• VCA-DBT Exam (optional) ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Long term unemployed with no previous educational qualification higher than FETAC/QQI Level 4; applicants should be aged 21 and over and in receipt of social welfare payment. Applications through FIT at (021) 2428755, www.fit.ie or contact your Local Employment Network (LES). Application can also be made directly to the college, through the college website. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview. CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Certificate in Computer Systems and Networks 5M0536 WORK PLACEMENT/EXPERIENCE Students will undertake a block work placement of 2 weeks in a variety of settings e.g.

technical support and IT repairs. Students are encouraged to find their own work experience and will be supported by FIT in this effort.

EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES CCOC QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Software Development 6M0691 Great progression opportunities to UCC and other Higher Education colleges. Special arrangements in place with CIT (CCPS), Tralee IT and Waterford IT for preferential entry for College of Commerce students. Up to 390 CAO points for any Institute of Technology can be attained by successful completion of this course. Please consult our progressions database. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES The dual nature of this course (hardware and software), opens many employment opportunities for students. Graduates are well placed to take up positions in IT repair outlets, and in the IT departments of many organisations.

Graduates can also apply for internship programmes. All students can access the Jobs Advice Hub (see pg. 92). Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking. CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: FITcourses@ccoc.ie (021) 4223836 FIT IT Maintenance & Support COURSE CONTENT Operating Systems 5N2928 Networking Essentials 5N2929 Computer Systems Hardware 5N0548 Maths for Information Technology 5N18396 Communications 5N0690 Work Experience 5N1356 Virtualisation Support 5N2434 Programming & Design Principles 5N2927 Students will be given the opportunity to sit the VMware Certified Associate - Digitial Business Transformation (VCA- DBT) exam (optional)

FET CORK PROSPECTUS 2018 Course fees outlined on www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie 68 INTRODUCTION This course focuses on the key skills required to design, develop and test software that behaves reliably and efficiently. Students will learn about how to build commercially sound and robust applications for mobile devices and desktops. Students participate in • Guest lectures • Site visits • Data Analytics Workshop ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Leaving Certificate with at least a pass grade in mathematics or relevant computer experience. For mature applicants experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.

An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview.

CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Certificate in Software Development 5M0529 WORK PLACEMENT/EXPERIENCE Students will undertake a block work placement of 2 weeks in the IT area EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES CCOC QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Software Development 6M0691. Excellent progression opportunities to UCC and other Higher Education colleges. Special arrangements in place with CIT (CCPS), Tralee IT and Waterford IT for preferential entry for College of Commerce students. Up to 390 CAO points for any Institute of Technology can be attained by successful completion of this course. Please consult our progressions database at https://corkcollegeofcommerce.ie/progressions/ for up to date information.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES On successful completion of a full award, the student can apply for an entry level position as a programmer, an app developer, a website developer or a networks technician. The student is also very employable as a customer service operator, especially in the area of troubleshooting general computer problems. All students can access the Jobs Advice Hub (see pg. 92). Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking.

CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: computing@ccoc.ie (021) 4223834 Software Development (Level 5) COURSE CONTENT Fundamentals of Object Oriented Programming 5N0541 Software Architecture 5N2772 Database Methods 5N0783 Web Authoring 5N1910 Networking Essentials 5N2929 Mobile Technologies 5N0580 Maths for Information Technology 5N18396 Communications 5N0690 Work Experience 5N1356

COURSE SPECIFIC CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: logistics@ccoc.ie (021) 4223807 INTRODUCTION This course is designed to further a student’s learning in designing, developing and testing software. The student will also learn how to interface their software with an existing application and will learn key skills in networking and project management. Students participate in • Professional guest lectures • Site visits • Data Analytics workshop ENTRY REQUIREMENTS QQI Level 5 Certificate in Software Development 5M0529 / QQI Level 5 Certificate in Computer Systems and Networks 5M0536 (or equivalent).

An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview.

CERTIFICATION QQI Level 6 Certificate in Software Development 6M0691 WORK PLACEMENT/EXPERIENCE Students will undertake work experience one day per week in a computer company for the duration of the course, which they organise themselves. EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES Excellent progression opportunities to UCC and other Higher Education colleges. Special arrangements in place with CIT (CCPS), Tralee IT and Waterford IT for preferential entry for College of Commerce students. Up to 390 CAO points for any Institute of Technology can be attained by successful completion of this course. Progression is now available to year 3 of Mathematical Engineering Degree with InHolland University of Applied Sciences.

Please consult our progressions database at https://corkcollegeofcommerce.ie/progressions/ for up to date information.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES On successful completion of this award, the student can apply for a position as a junior programmer, a junior website developer, a junior computer technician (in the hardware and networking areas) or a project manager. The student is also in a strong position to apply for an apprenticeship with some of the big companies in the Computer Science area, including VMWare and DELL EMC. All students can access the Jobs Advice Hub (see pg. 92). Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking.

Advanced Software Development COURSE CONTENT Graphical User Interface Programming 6N0736 Software Architecture 6N1449 Project Management 6N4090 Object Oriented Programming 6N2108 Relational Database 6N4785 Leadership 6N2191 Work Experience 6N1946 Frontline Technical Support Skills or Web Development 6N2056 6N1277 CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: computing@ccoc.ie (021) 4223834 69

LEAVING CERTIFICATE

FET CORK PROSPECTUS 2018 Course fees outlined on www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie 71 COURSE SPECIFIC CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: logistics@ccoc.ie (021) 4223807 Would you like another opportunity to do your Leaving Certificate? Superb Results - Study Advisors - Progression to Third Level It’s never too late to learn. INTRODUCTION This course for adult learners is an ideal opportunity to complete your education or to assist you to gain entry to universities, Institutes of Technology, post leaving certificate courses or the world of work.

Students participate in • Supervised study facilities • Career Guidance and Counselling • Study Advisors • CAO facilitation sessions • Ongoing assessment and feedback ENTRY REQUIREMENTS All candidates should be 20 years of age or over, there is no upper age limit. Whilst no previous academic record is required (i.e. you do not require the Junior Certificates), every applicant needs to be highly motivated to succeed. Classes are held Monday to Thursday 9.00am-4.00pm and Friday 9.00am to 2.00pm. Some subjects may be timetabled after 4:00pm. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview.

ADDITIONAL COURSE CONTENT English is compulsory, all other subjects are options. A minimum of five subjects is required for a complete Leaving Certificate. Geography, Business, Art, Design and Communication Graphics and Biology are offered at both higher and ordinary level. The remainder of the subjects are offered at ordinary level.

EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES Many students choose to progress to one of the 65 PLC courses in this college to broaden even further the range of Higher Education and career opportunities which are available from taking that route. Students can apply directly through CAO for Higher Education options. CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: adultlc@ccoc.ie (021) 4223801 Adult Leaving Certificate COURSE CONTENT Gaeilge Business History Mathematics Geography Biology French English Accounting Art Design & Communications Graphics

FET CORK PROSPECTUS 2018 Course fees outlined on www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie 72 INTRODUCTION The aim of this course is to afford students an opportunity to improve on their ordinary level Leaving Certificate results while providing an opportunity to take some subjects at higher level if desired.

Extra tuition, small class sizes, intense study, career guidance and counselling programs will be an integral part of this course This course is an ideal opportunity to complete your education or to assist you to gain entry to universities, Institutes of Technology, Further Education courses or employment.

• Students participate in • Supervised study facilities • Career Guidance and Counselling • Study Advisors • CAO facilitation sessions • Ongoing assessment and feedback ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Students should have pursued the Leaving Certificate course and must have a genuine desire to secure an overall improvement in their results. Successful candidates must enroll for six subjects. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview.

All options are subject to viable numbers. If you have any queries please contact repeatlc@ccoc.ie or by phone at 021 4223801.

CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: repeatlc@ccoc.ie (021) 4223801 Repeat Leaving Certificate COURSE CONTENT Gaeilge Mathematics English Accounting French Chemistry German Social & Scientific Spanish Geography Economics Agricultural Economics History Agricultural Science Physics Biology Business Design & Communication Graphics Art (Ordinary and Higher)

FET CORK PROSPECTUS 2018 Course fees outlined on www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie 73 COURSE SPECIFIC CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: logistics@ccoc.ie (021) 4223807 INTRODUCTION The aim of this course is to provide students with the opportunity to improve their leaving certificate results and to give them the maturity to proceed with confidence to higher education with the assistance of our career guidance, counselling and study programmes. To date approximately 90% of our students have gone on to higher education where they have been successful in progressing to the highest academic and professional levels within their chosen careers.

Students participate in: • Supervised study facilities • Career Guidance and Counselling • Study Advisors • CAO facilitation sessions • Ongoing assessment and feedback ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Students should have pursued the leaving certificate taking the higher level in some subjects and must have a genuine desire to secure an overall improvement in their results. Successful candidates must enrol for six subjects.

ADDITIONAL COURSE CONTENT All subjects are offered at higher level. Gaeilge, Mathematics and French are the only subjects offered at ordinary level. All options are subject to viable numbers. CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: repeatlc@ccoc.ie (021) 4223801 Repeat Leaving Certificate Course COURSE CONTENT Gaeilge Mathematics English Accounting French Chemistry Agricultural Economics Geography History Economics Physics Agricultural Science Business Biology Design & Communication Graphics Art German Spanish Social & Scientific

SECURITY STUDIES

FET CORK PROSPECTUS 2018 Course fees outlined on www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie 75 Healthcare Security COURSE CONTENT Conflict Resolution 5N0692 Health Related Cleaning Skills 5N3741 Door Security Procedures 4N1114 Guarding Skills 4N1118 Legal Practice & Procedures 5N1394 Safety & Health at Work 5N1794 Security Industry Procedures 5N1785 Work Experience 5N1356 Communications 5N0690 Additional Training:- CCOC Infection Prevention & Control CCOC Care of the Vulnerable Adult Certificate The Early Identification of Memory Problems in Older Persons (HSElanD) Certificate in Adult CPR (Irish Heart Foundation) CCOC Manual Handling and People Moving Training and Certification (required for work experience) INTRODUCTION This course is designed for those who want to work in the security industry particularly in the healthcare area.

It also prepares students for application to the police/armed forces/naval service. The course includes the modules required for basic licencing (PSA) coupled with a whole range of security related subjects and skills. Students participate in • PSA licence • Professional Guest Lectures • Court Visits • Site VisitsWorkshops on Security Technology, self defense etc. • First Aid Workshop • Manual handling training and certification ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Leaving Certificate, LCA or QQI Level 4 (note: students who wish to progress to policing require passes in LC Maths and English) For mature applicants experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.

An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview.

CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Certificate in Security Studies 5M2110. QQI Component Maths 5N1833 (available as option in the evening for learners requiring Maths for progression). PSA Licence. MAPA (Management of Potential and Actual Aggression – Optional). WORK PLACEMENT/EXPERIENCE Students undertake a block work placement of 2 weeks in a healthcare/industry environment. EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES CCOC QQI Advanced Certificate in Security Operations 6M4980 Excellent progression opportunities to Higher Education colleges. Special arrangements in place with CIT (CCPS), Tralee IT and Waterford IT for preferential entry for College of Commerce students.

Up to 390 CAO points for any Institute of Technology can be attained by successful completion of this course. Please consult our progressions database on our website.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES The course meets the needs of the security industry in line with the terms of the Private Security Services Act 2004. Career opportunities exist is every area of the private security industry. Employers in the industry specifically seek us out in the college in order to recruit and employ our graduates. The course is also designed for students who are interested in a career in An Garda Síochána, the Defense Forces, Prison Services or the Fire Services. All students can access the Jobs Advice Hub (see p . Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking.

CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: security@ccoc.ie (021) 4223832

FET CORK PROSPECTUS 2018 Course fees outlined on www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie 76 COURSE SPECIFIC CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: logistics@ccoc.ie (021) 4223807 INTRODUCTION This course is designed for those who want to work in the security industry or prepare for application to the police/armed forces/ naval service. The course includes the modules required for basic licencing (PSA) coupled with a whole range of security related subjects and skills. Students participate in • Professional guest lectures • PSA licence • Court Visits • First Aid Workshop • Site Visits • Workshops on Security Technology • Manual handling training and certification ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Leaving Certificate, LCA or QQI Level 4 (note: students who wish to progress to policing require passes in LC Maths and English) For mature applicants experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.

An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview.

CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Certificate in Security Studies 5M2110. QQI Component Maths 5N1833 (available as option in the evening for learners requiring Maths for progression). PSA Licence. WORK PLACEMENT/EXPERIENCE Students undertake a block work placement of 2 weeks in a business/industry environment. EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES CCOC QQI Advanced Certificate in Security Operations 6M4980 Excellent progression opportunities to Higher Education colleges. Special arrangements in place with CIT (CCPS), Tralee IT and Waterford IT for preferential entry for College of Commerce students.

Up to 390 CAO points for any Institute of Technology can be attained by successful completion of this course. Please consult our progressions database on our website.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES The course meets the needs of the security industry in line with the terms of the Private Security Services Act 2004. Career opportunities exist is every area of the private security industry. Employers in the industry specifically seek us out in the college in order to recruit and employ our graduates. The course is also designed for students who are interested in a career in An Garda Síochána, the Defense Forces, Prison Services or the Fire Services. All students can access the Jobs Advice Hub (see pg. 92). Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking.

CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: security@ccoc.ie (021) 4223832 Police & Security Studies COURSE CONTENT Criminology 5N2107 Door Security Procedures 4N1114 Guarding Skills 4N1118 Legal Practice & Procedures 5N1394 Retail Security 5N1777 Safety & Health at Work 5N1794 Security Industry Procedures 5N1785 Word Processing 5N1358 Work Experience 5N1356 Communications 5N0690 Additional Training:- CCOC Manual handling training and certification (requirement for work experience) CCOC as part of the Cork ETB, is an accredited training provider for the PSA under strict laws regarding the licensing process in the private security industry.

INTRODUCTION This advanced certificate is designed to address the management element of the Security Industry for those desiring to occupy a supervisory role. Students participate in • Short extra courses in Fire Safety and Self Defense • Professional guest lectures • Safe Pass certification (optional) ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Full QQI level 5 Award in Security Studies or equivalent, must have the Guarding Skills module 4N1118 completed. CERTIFICATION QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Security Operations 6M4980 QQI Component Maths 5N1833 (available as option in the evening for learners requiring Maths for progression).

WORK PLACEMENT/EXPERIENCE Students will undertake work experience one day per week in a security industry setting for the duration of the course, which they organise themselves.

EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES Excellent progression opportunities to Higher Education colleges. Special arrangements in place with CIT (CCPS), Waterford IT for preferential entry for College of Commerce students. Up to 390 CAO points for any Institute of Technology can be attained by successful completion of this course. Please consult our progressions database at https://corkcollegeofcommerce.ie/progressions/ for up to date information. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Career opportunities exist is every area of the private security industry, including retail security, event and entertainment security, guarding services, monitoring etc.

Graduates would be well placed to move into a supervisory role within the industry. All students can access the Jobs Advice Hub (see pg. 92). Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking.

Advanced Police & Security Studies COURSE CONTENT Work Experience 6N1946 Business Management 6N4310 Crime Prevention 6N1780 Customer Service 6N0697 Leadership 6N2191 Safety Management 6N1782 Spreadsheets 5N1977 Supervisory Security Management 6N1784 Additional Training:- Safe Pass Certification (optional) Fire Safety Certificate Self Defence COURSE SPECIFIC CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: logistics@ccoc.ie (021) 4223807 CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: security@ccoc.ie (021) 4223832 77

TOURISM FOOD & HOSPITALITY

FET CORK PROSPECTUS 2018 Course fees outlined on www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie 79 INTRODUCTION This course allows students to learn a range of hospitality service skills including customer relations, service and accommodation maintenance as well as food and beverage preparation and service to prepare them to work in the hotel and catering industry.

Students participate in • Site visits • Professional guest lectures • Practical work performed in a commercial setting • Food Safety Net Ireland Level 1 and 2 Food Safety & Hygiene training ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Leaving Certificate, LCA or QQI Level 4. Mature students are exempt from Leaving Certificate requirement. All applicants are interviewed. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview.

CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Certificate in Hospitality Operations 5M2083 QQI Component Maths 5N1833 (available as option in the evening for learners needing Maths for progression). Food Safety Net Ireland Level 1 and 2 Food Safety Certification WORK PLACEMENT/EXPERIENCE Students undertake a block work placement for two weeks in an industrial catering/hospitality setting EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES CCOC QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Tourism and Hospitality 6M5012. Great progression opportunities to Higher Education colleges. Special arrangements in place with CIT (CCPS), Tralee IT and Waterford IT for preferential entry for College of Commerce students.

Up to 390 CAO points for any Institute of Technology can be attained by successful completion of this course. Please consult our progressions database at https://corkcollegeofcommerce.ie/progressions/ for up to date information.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Bar staff, waiting staff in Bars, hotels, cafes, tea shops and B&Bs, accommodation assistants, reception staff in hotels, hostels and B&Bs, kitchen staff in hotels, restaurants, deli, cafes, tea rooms. Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking. All students can access the Jobs Advice Hub (see pg. 92). CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: hospitality@ccoc.ie (021) 4223815 Hospitality Studies COURSE CONTENT Food Preparation 5N1909 Accommodation Techniques 5N1851 Communications 5N0690 Work Experience 5N1356 Word Processing 5N1358 Reception & Front Line Skills 5N1407 Meal Service 5N0635 Menu Planning & Applied Nutrition 5N2085 Additional Training:- CCOC Manual handling training and certification (requirement for work experience)

FET CORK PROSPECTUS 2018 Course fees outlined on www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie 80 INTRODUCTION This course covers a variety of airline studies, cabin and ground crew skills and tourism studies together with practical experience of Global Distribution Systems. Students receive training in Amadeus (Global Distribution System) used by travel agents and airlines worldwide. This course is suited to anyone who would like to work in the airport environment as ground staff, cabin crew or reservation personnel. The programme is supplemented by regular field trips to tourist attractions, airports and other aviation sites.

Students participate in • Professional guest lectures • Tourism field trips • Airport and Aviation visits ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Leaving Certificate, LCA or QQI Level 4. Mature students are exempt from Leaving Certificate requirement. All applicants are interviewed. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview.

CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Certificate in Tourism with Business 5M5011 QQI Component Maths 5N1833 (available as option in the evening for learners requiring Maths for progression). Amadeus Certificate and a package holiday booking system qualification awarded by the International Academy of Travel WORK PLACEMENT/EXPERIENCE Students undertake a block work placement of 2 weeks in a tourism or airport environment. EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES CCOC QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Tourism and Hospitality 6M5012. Excellent progression opportunities to UCC and other Higher Education colleges.

Special arrangements in place with CIT (CCPS), Tralee IT and Waterford IT for preferential entry for College of Commerce students. Up to 390 CAO points for any Institute of Technology can be attained by successful completion of this course. Please consult our progressions database at https://corkcollegeofcommerce.ie/progressions/ for up to date information.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Airports, airlines, handling agents, cabin crew, car hire companies, air freight services and tour operations. All students can access the Jobs Advice Hub (see pg. 92). Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking. CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: tourism@ccoc.ie (021) 4223810 International Airline Studies COURSE CONTENT Tourism Information & Administration 5N0636 Tourism Principles & Practice 5N2078 Customer Service 5N0972 Work Experience 5N1356 Word Processing 5N1358 Airline Studies 5N4971 Cabin Crew Operations 5N5410 Global Distribution Systems 6N4973 Spanish 4N1178

FET CORK PROSPECTUS 2018 Course fees outlined on www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie 81 INTRODUCTION This course is for students who have an interest in the European Union and Irish politics. It gives a comprehensive overview of Ireland’s current position on national, European and international levels and develops language skills in French and Spanish through the use of modern technologies. The course aims to prepare students for entry into politics and language degrees in 3rd Level colleges. It also provides a broad base of modules which aim to ensure that graduates can work in a european context.

Students participate in • Professional guest lectures • Educational Field trips ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Leaving Certificate or equivalent with a minimum of five passes, one of which must be French. Mature students are exempt from Leaving Certificate requirement. All applicants are interviewed. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview.

CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Certificate in Language and European Studies 5M2073. QQI Component Maths 5N1833 (available as option in the evening for learners requiring Maths for progression). WORK PLACEMENT/EXPERIENCE Students undertake a block work placement of 2 weeks in a wide variety of settings such as tourism organisations, international work placement organisations, constituency offices and language schools. EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES CCOC QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Tourism and Hospitality 6M5012. Excellent progression opportunities to UCC and other Higher Education colleges.

Special arrangements in place with CIT (CCPS), Tralee IT and Waterford IT for preferential entry for College of Commerce students. Up to 390 CAO points for any Institute of Technology can be attained by successful completion of this course. Past students have gone on to Arts in UCC, Applied Languages (UL), Business and language (CIT) etc. Please consult our progressions database at https://corkcollegeofcommerce.ie/progressions/ for up to date information.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Job openings for European Studies students can be found in all industry sectors where good language and communication skills are required. Administration and business sectors where knowledge of European culture and politics is desirable, tourist facilities, contact centres. All students can access the Jobs Advice Hub (see pg. 92). Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking. CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: tourism@ccoc.ie (021) 4223810 Language & European Studies COURSE CONTENT European Studies 5N1444 Political Studies 5N1837 Intercultural Studies 5N0765 Communications 5N0690 Work Experience 5N1356 Word Processing 5N1358 French 5N1623 Spanish 5N1630

FET CORK PROSPECTUS 2018 Course fees outlined on www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie 82 INTRODUCTION This course is for those who wish to build a successful career in the food and hospitality sector which is currently one of the fastest growing areas in today’s economy. It provides students with the key practical skills and knowledge to pursue a career in the catering industry. Students participate in • Professional guest lectures • Site visits • Practical work performed in a commercial kitchen • Food Safety Net Ireland Level 1 and 2 Food Safety & Hygiene training • A fine dining experience ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Leaving Certificate, LCA or QQI Level 4.

Mature students are exempt from Leaving Certificate requirement. All applicants are interviewed. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview.

CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Certificate in Professional Cookery 5M2088 QQI Component Maths 5N1833 (available as option in the evening for learners needing Maths for progression). Food Safety Net Ireland Level 1 and 2 Food Hygiene Certification WORK PLACEMENT/EXPERIENCE Students must fulfill a minimum of 40 days work practice which is carried out 1 day per week in our training kitchen and restaurant and in an industrial setting. EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES CCOC QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Tourism and Hospitality 6M5012. Great progression opportunities to UCC and other Higher Education colleges.

Special arrangements in place with CIT (CCPS), Tralee IT and Waterford IT for preferential entry for College of Commerce students. Up to 390 CAO points for any Institute of Technology can be attained by successful completion of this course. Please consult our progressions database at https://corkcollegeofcommerce.ie/progressions/ for up to date information.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Kitchen staff in bars, hotels and restaurants, contract caterers, bakeries, tea rooms and cafes, kitchens in hospitals and nursing homes, B&Bs and deli managers. All students can access the Jobs Advice Hub (see pg. 92) Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking. Professional Cookery COURSE CONTENT Culinary Techniques 5N0630 Food Science & Technology 5N0730 International Cuisines 5N0632 Meal Service 5N0635 Menu Planning & Applied Nutrition 5N2085 Pastry, Baking and Desserts 5N2084 Personal Effectiveness 5N1390 Word Processing 5N1358 Work Practice 5N1433 Additional Training:- CCOC Manual handling training and certification (requirement for work experience) CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: hospitality@ccoc.ie (021) 4223815

FET CORK PROSPECTUS 2018 Course fees outlined on www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie 83 INTRODUCTION This course provide students with a broad knowledge of the multisector, fast evolving international tourism area. Students receive training in Amadeus (Global Distribution System) used by travel agents and airlines worldwide. This course also equips students with the IT skills needed to work in travel administration. Practical tour guide training is a feature of the course. The programme is supplemented by regular field trips to tourist attractions, heritage sites and tourist offices. Students participate in • Professional guest lectures • Site visits ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Leaving Certificate, LCA or QQI Level 4.

Mature students are exempt from Leaving Certificate requirement. All applicants are interviewed. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview.

CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Certificate in Tourism with Business 5M5011 QQI Component Maths 5N1833 (available as option in the evening for learners requiring Maths for progression). Amadeus Certificate and a package holiday booking system qualification awarded by the International Academy of Travel WORK PLACEMENT/EXPERIENCE Students undertake a block work placement of 2 weeks in a tourist environment e.g. travel agencies, tour operators, ferry companies, airlines, heritage attractions and the hospitality industry. EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES CCOC QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Tourism and Hospitality 6M5012.

Excellent progression opportunities to UCC and other Higher Education colleges. Special arrangements in place with CIT (CCPS), Tralee IT and Waterford IT for preferential entry for College of Commerce students. Up to 390 CAO points for any Institute of Technology can be attained by successful completion of this course. Please consult our progressions database at https://corkcollegeofcommerce.ie/progressions/ for up to date information.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Tour operations, tourist offices, tour guides, hotels and conference organisers, retail agencies, cruise liners, car hire companies. All students can access the Jobs Advice Hub (see pg. 92). Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking. CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: tourism@ccoc.ie (021) 4223810 Travel & Tourism COURSE CONTENT Tourism Principles & Practice 5N2078 Tourism Information & Administration 5N0636 Travel Agency Service Skills 5N4970 Web Authoring 5N1910 Word Processing 5N1358 Global Distribution Systems 6N4973 Irish Cultural & Heritage Resources 5N1293 Work Experience 5N1356 Communications 5N0690 Spanish 4N1178

INTRODUCTION This course is designed to develop the skills of those from the Tourism and Culinary/Hospitality courses to address the growing needs in the marketplace for professionals to serve the vibrant hospitality and tourism sector in Ireland and abroad. It combines Tourism/Hospitality subjects with the business skills necessary to function within an evolving sector. The course includes a property management system that is used widely in hotels in Ireland and abroad for the hotel front office environment. Students participate in • Professional guest lectures • Hotsoft (Property Management/Front Office Package) training • Field Trips • Site Evaluations • Food Safety Net Ireland Level 1 and 2 Food Safety & Hygiene training ENTRY REQUIREMENTS For entry to Level 6 a full QQI Level 5 Award in a complementary area is required.

An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview.

CERTIFICATION QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Tourism with Business 6M5012 QQI Component Maths 5N1833 (available as option in the evening for learners requiring Maths for progression). Food Safety Net Ireland Level 1 and 2 Food Hygiene Certification WORK PLACEMENT/EXPERIENCE Students will undertake work experience one day per week in a tourist related environment for the duration of the course e.g. hotels, travel agencies, heritage attractions, which they organise themselves. EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES Excellent progression opportunities to UCC and other Higher Education colleges.

Special arrangements in place with CIT (CCPS), Tralee IT and Waterford IT for preferential entry for College of Commerce students. Up to 390 CAO points for any Institute of Technology can be attained by successful completion of this course. Please consult our progressions database at https://corkcollegeofcommerce.ie/progressions/ for up to date information.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Hospitality Industry, Tourist Industry, Event Management, Self Employed Professional. All students can access the Jobs Advice Hub (see pg. 92). Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking. CONTACT DETAILS For further information email: tourism@ccoc.ie (021) 4223810 Advanced Tourism & Hospitality COURSE CONTENT Tourism Policy & Practice 6N2106 Customer Service 6N0697 Event Management 6N4800 Hotel Front Office Supervision 6N0651 Producing a Culinary Event 6N0657 Sales & Marketing Management 6N3613 Work Experience 6N1946 Additional Training:- CCOC Hotsoft (property management front office package) certificate 84

85 IFTHIKAR AHAMED FASSY ENGLISH LANGUAGE & IT SKILLS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS 2016/17 ‘I really benefited from the English and IT skills’ course in the College. Shortly after finishing the course in May 2017 I got a job in the CUH. I’m now working in the records section of the Microbiology unit and loving it. I would recommend this course to anyone wishing to improve their English and at the same time acquire confidence in using IT in the workplace’ Testimonials CHANTAL UMUTESI PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIAL STUDIES, 2016/17 I decided to go back to college as a mature student once my daughter finished college.

I have always wanted to study psychology.

Attending the Cork College of Commerce gave me the confidence. I was not sure after so many years if I could do it. I really appreciated the help and support from the teachers. I made new friends. I graduated this year and now I am studying Counselling and Psychotherapy in CIT. It is not an easy course but I am enjoying the process of learning new skills. ELAINE WEATHERS CPA TRAINEESHIP 2016/17 I have recently completed the CPA Business & Accounting Traineeship in Cork College of Commerce. As a mature student, returning to third level education was very daunting. I cannot speak highly enough of the support and motivation I received from the tutors and course coordinator.

The small class size ensured that help was always on hand and there was a very positive and friendly learning atmosphere. Classes are not just about gaining knowledge required to succeed in the exams but also gaining an understanding of the subject through real life examples and building confidence in my own abilities. I genuinely enjoyed my time in CCOC and would highly recommend both the course and the college. They have changed my life for the better and given me the confidence I needed to progress in my career.

DISCLAIMER The college reserves the right to restructure or cancel any course without notice. This prospectus does not infer or impose any legal obligation on the Cork Education and Training Board or the College Board of Management to provide courses or other services to students. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Application for a place on a College course is not through the Central Applications Office (CAO) i.e. points are not required. Admission to a particular course is subject to places being available on the course and the following criteria being satisfied: • Based on the applicant’s previous education, training or experience, the applicant is considered likely to benefit from participation in the course.

• Following an interview the applicant is considered suitable for the course.

• The participation of the applicant on the course will contribute positively to the course and will not disregard the rights of other students or staff. Applicants have usually completed the Leaving Certificate, the Leaving Certificate Applied QQI Level 4 or their equivalents. Mature students are exempt from having formal educational qualifications in most circumstances. Places on courses are limited, early application is advisable. APPLICATION PROCESS Step 1: COMPLETE THE APPLICATION FORM The application form can be completed online at www. corkcollegeofcommerce.ie. When you apply online you will receive a personal account and ID, this will enable you to view all college correspondence in relation to your application.

(Applicants can complete the application on-line in the college if required) *For students whose first language in not English, please refer to the International Students section of this prospectus with regard to compulsory English Language Assessment.

Step 2: ATTEND FOR INTERVIEW. Applicants will be invited for interview at the college. Interviews are held a number of times per year from Springtime through to course commencement. The interview simply acts to match the applicant against the course in terms of suitability, commitment and expectation. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview Step 3: ACCEPT PLACE ON COURSE Successful applicants will be notified of the offer of a place on a college course by post and by e-mail. Applicants must secure this place by paying the relevant Course Fee before a set date.

Failure to do so may result in the place being offered to another applicant.

Step 4: REGISTRATION AND INDUCTION When students are offered a place on a course the notification will also contain information regarding dates for registration and induction. All students must attend the college on these designated dates. INCLUSIVITY The college fosters a positive culture where every member of the college community is treated with equal courtesy, dignity and respect irrespective of disability, gender, age, religion, civil status, race, sexual orientation, family background or membership of the travelling community. The college recognises the very serious nature of discrimination and the negative impact that it can have on the lives of students and staff.

As a college community we are fully committed to preventing and tackling intolerant behaviour. The college is an inclusive environment, welcoming of difference and diversity GENERAL INFORMATION 86

while promoting respectful relationships throughout the establishment. STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES AND SPECIFIC LEARNING NEEDS The Cork College of Commerce is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and strives to promote inclusion for all our students. In this regard, we welcome students with disabilities and specific learning needs. The college will endeavour to provide appropriate support to students subject to the availability of resources. Students with disabilities are advised to contact the college disability officer to discuss individual requirements.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS The Cork College of Commerce welcomes applicants from all parts of the world.

We value the cultural diversity and richness that international students bring to the College. Non-EU students must comply with Irish Immigration requirements. A visa from the Immigration Section of the Department of Justice and Equality must be secured, prior to acceptance. *Note for International Students - if English is not your first language you must complete a compulsory English Language Assessment, this will be held on the following dates Wednesday July 11th 2018 and August 22nd 2018. The College Admissions Office will assign to you the date of your English Language Assessment. Please refer to the college website www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie under the link International Students 2017 to read the requirements and exemptions for International Applicants.

Non-EU students will be required to pay a tuition fee, determined by the Department of Education and Skills. For further details please contact the College. Further Enquiries: Ms. Susan Holland O’Leary (Disability Support Officer) Tel: (021) 4223 828 E-mail: sholland@ccoc.ie FINANCE MATTERS Course Fees Explained The College is funded primarily by the European Social Fund there are no tuition fees for all EU Nationals. €250 Student Services Fee These services include the supply of certain classroom and study materials, field trips, industrial site visits, facilitating the visits of guest lecturers, the provision of extra training (examples include manual handling, patient handling, conflict resolution and leadership courses), free IT and printing supports for students, the availability of many leisure and recreational pursuits and the ongoing support of College teams and societies.

Exemptions: There are no exemptions from this charge; however a student whose VTOS place has been confirmed will be refunded the charge. €200 Department of Education and Skills (DES) Programme Participant Contribution Since Budget 2010 the DES has stipulated that all participants on Further Education (FE) courses are required to pay €200 to secure their place on their chosen course.

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Exemptions: All students who are holders of a Medical Card or a dependant of a Medical Card holder, receive VTOS or BTEA are exempt from paying this charge. Students who successfully apply for and receive a student maintenance grant will be refunded this charge. €50/€80 Examination Fees: Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI). Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) is an internationally recognised educational accrediting body. The vast majority of courses in the college are awarded by QQI. The QQI examination fees for the coming academic year are €50 for a level 5 qualification and €80 for a level 6 qualification.

This fee is paid at registration at the beginning of the year. The remaining courses offered by the College are certified by other accrediting bodies and have their own exam fees. They may differ slightly from year to year due to sterling exchange rates. Course costs on each course page include these fees.

OTHER COSTS Some courses incur an extra cost which is related to kits, uniforms, manuals etc. Exemptions: All students who receive VTOS are exempt from paying examination fees; students who are holders of a Medical Card or a dependant of a Medical Card holder are exempt from paying QQI examination fees only. Maintenance Grant (SUSI) Learners attending full-time Further Education courses may be eligible for a means-tested maintenance grant. Information regarding eligibility and application details is available at www.susi.ie VTOS The Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS) provides a range of courses to meet the education and training needs of unemployed people.This scheme allows successful applicants to keep their Social Welfare Allowances while attending their course in the college.

All full time day courses in Cork College of Commerce are eligible for VTOS. To qualify for VTOS applicants must be over 21 years of age and have been receiving certain social welfare payments for at least 156 days (6 months).

You may qualify for VTOS if you are unemployed and receiving any of the following benefits for at least 6 months: • Jobseekers Allowance or Jobseekers Benefit. • One Parent Family Allowance. • Blind Pension. • Deserted Wife’s Allowance; Widow’s, Widower’s or Surviving Civil Partner’s Contributory Pension; Widower’s or Surviving Civil Partner’s Non- Contributory Pension. • Prisoner’s Spouse Allowance. • An Adult Dependent on a person in receipt of Unemployment Assistance.

• Disability Allowance. • Illness Benefit (you must apply to the Exemption Section, Dept of Social, Community & Family Affairs, Store St.

Dublin 1 for an exemption to attend the course). Please note: Places are LIMITED on the VTOS programme and are prioritised on the 88

basis of: (i) Educational need (ii) Period of time in receipt of Social Welfare payments To apply for VTOS in this College: 1. Complete the College Enrolment Procedure see above. 2. A VTOS Application Form is also filled out with a passport size photograph included. Complete Part 1, 2 and 3 of the VTOS Application Form. (Do not complete Part 4 and do not send the form to Social Welfare). 3. Return the form to Cork College of Commerce VTOS Office, Room G33, Ground Floor. 4. The closing date for receipt of VTOS applications forms is 5th September 2018. Any Application Form received after this date will be treated as a late application.

Further Enquiries: John Quinlan and Jane Kirrane Tel: 021-4223806 E-mail: vtos@ccoc.ie BTEA The Back to Education Allowance (BTEA) is a scheme for unemployed people, lone parents and people with disabilities who are getting certain payments from the Department of Social Protection. DSP are the decision makers in relation to who will be awarded BTEA. The allowance can be paid to people who wish to undertake approved second or third level courses of education. BTEA is not an unemployment payment. This weekly allowance is not means tested and you can work part-time without affecting your BTEA payment.

Any full time day course provided by Cork College of Commerce is eligible for BTEA as long as the applicant is progressing their level of education qualification i.e. if an applicant has a level 5 qualification on the National framework of Qualifications (NFQ) they must undertake a course that leads to a level 6 qualification at least. Further Information is available at www.studentfinance.ie. Detailed information on fees for all courses is available on the website.

GARDA VETTING Cork College of Commerce is committed to practices that safeguard the welfare of students, young people and vulnerable adults. Garda Vetting is conducted on students attending courses where interaction with children or vulnerable adults is a feature of the course. A GUIDE TO CERTIFICATION & ASSESSMENT The National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) is the ten level system (1-10) giving an academic or vocational value to the qualifications obtained in Ireland. The NFQ levels help to indicate how an award can be used for training, education and employment opportunities, and allows for a comparisons and equivalencies to be drawn between different awards, courses and programmes The diagram below shows a “fan” representation of the National Framework of Qualifications.

Quality and Qualification Ireland (QQI) is responsible for maintaining the NFQ and is the regulatory body for external quality assurance in further and higher education. The majority of courses offered in the college are accredited at QQI Level 5 and Level 6. Some courses have accreditation from other awarding bodies. The NFQ allows for this accreditation to be given an equivalency within the framework that is clearly understood by students and employers. “Funded by the Irish Government and supported by the European Union” Funded by the Irish Government under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013.

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ACCESS AND STUDENT PROGRESSIONS Cork College of Commerce is justifiably proud of the progression options that it has established for its students. Over 380 students each year use our progressions links to continue on to University and Institutes of Technology. Learning does not end when the student leaves our college. An additional benefit of attaining a qualification from Cork College of Commerce is that it provides an alternative route to Higher Education. From generating up to a maximum of 390 points for the CAO application system via a QQI award, to local agreements with Higher Education Institutes, students can progress to specified courses in a range of areas.

The Progressions Officers in the College are constantly reviewing and sourcing new links to Higher Education and continually updating the progressions database with information on available routes for students to higher education. New opportunities have been identified in Scotland and in the Netherlands recently which will be reflected on our links database. Check out the progressions database http://corkcollegeofcommerce.ie/progressions/ or contact our progressions officers Niamh or Roisin at progressions@ccoc.ie with your queries. To give a flavour of some of the opportunities we provide we have:- • CIT CCPS (Cork Colleges Progression Scheme) which is a special scheme for our graduates on selected courses.

Entry is dependent on their QQI qualification received from us rather than the points issued by CAO. Link courses include Computing, Hospitality, Professional Cookery, Art, Health and Humanities • WIT Progressions Agreement - This facilitates our graduates on selected courses which are dependent on their QQI qualification received from us rather than the points issued by CAO. Link courses include Business, Science, Computing, Health and Humanities • IT Tralee Advanced Entry Agreement – Advanced entry arrangements are in place between IT Tralee and CCOC for selected courses in areas such as Tourism, Business and Early Childhood.

• Griffith College Advanced Entry Agreement – An advanced entry arrangement is in place between Griffith College and CCOC for their Business studies degree. • University of Huddersfield - Entry arrangements are in place between Huddersfield and CCOC for selected courses including Marketing, Event Management, Advertising and Logistics. These include year 1 and year 2 entry. • InHolland University of Applied Sciences – Our computing students, both at Level 5 and 6 are eligible to apply for year 2 and year 3 respectively for the Mathematical Engineering degree with InHolland University. Progression to the Information Technology degree with InHolland will be available in 2019.

New links will continue to be developed with other universities in Holland in different disciplines. • Nursing CAO and UCAS - see the website for current progression opportunities.

• Psychology in Scottish Universities - The Level 5 in Psychology and Social Studies is linked to Psychology degree programmes in some Scottish Universities. Students would require a specified number of distinctions for entry, which is on a competitive basis. For further links see our progressions database. Funded by the Irish Government under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013. 90

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FACILITIES The College is a developing learning environment and is continually upgrading and improving its classrooms, laboratories, salons and computer rooms to ensure first class facilities for its students.

A training office is also available. Internet and computer access is available to all as well as supervised study in the Study Hall. The College has its own on-site canteen. NON-ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES The college promotes student involvement in sports and other social activities. A huge range of activities are provided, examples include, rugby, golf, horse riding, basketball, tennis, spinning, zumba dancing, yoga, pilates, watersports and sailing. The college participates in the Colleges and Universities outdoor soccer league and runs an inter class indoor soccer competition. Students can also participate on CETB basketball and GAA football and hurling teams.

Participation in these activities offers students the opportunities to enjoy the physical, social and health benefits associated with these pursuits. Most activities are completely free and are great fun. CRÈCHE Cuddles Crèche is Cork ETB’s purpose built crèche facility on Douglas Street, a short walk from the main college. We cater for children from 6 months to 6 years on a full and part time basis. We operate all current schemes including CETS, ECCE (Free Pre-school Years), CCS (Community Childcare Subvention Scheme). We are registered with Túsla, The Child & Family Agency, as well as Early Childhood Ireland.

Places are strictly limited. For Further information please: Email: crèche@stjohnscollege.ie Phone: 021 425 5566 STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE COUNCIL The College encourages students to participate fully in the Student Representative Council. Students elect representatives from each class group to this Council. The management team in the college regularly meets with council representatives and values their contributions greatly. Two members of the Student Representative Council are elected annually onto the College Board of Management.

SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE A free confidential guidance and career counselling service is available to support learners. Study advisors are also available to assist with the transition back to study or to improve existing study techniques. WEBSITE Details concerning Cork College of Commerce a College of Further Education can be found on our website, www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie. Note: The college reserves the right to restructure or cancel any course without notice. This prospectus does not infer or impose any legal obligation on the Cork Education and Training Board or the college Board of Management to provide courses or other services to students.

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STUDENT PARTICIPATION AND COLLEGE EVENTS – GET INVOLVED!! Students have the opportunity to engage and get involved in the many events and extra- curricular activities that the college provides. Some events involve engagement with industry experts and offer opportunities to network and engage with key players in their relevant area of study. These include site visits, guest speakers, enterprise day, and industry supported competitions, recruitment and jobs fairs. Students can also develop their community spirit and add valuable experience to their CV through the volunteer’s fair, the college Saint Vincent De Paul group, fundraising events for worthy organisations.

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WORK EXPERIENCE Work experience is an integral part of most of our courses and a vital part of the learning process. For some learners placement takes place throughout the academic year while others partake in 2-4 week block placement. All learners are fully insured by the college on work experience. The college continuously liaises with industry and potential employers to facilitate work placement learners in Cork city, county & neighbouring counties including hospitals, nursing homes, care facilities, schools, Youthreach centres, Foróige, childcare facilities, businesses. Many local employers provide work experience opportunities to our students.

In some cases the placement is centrally organised by college staff where there a direct link with the facility. However, in most cases learners are advised and encouraged to find their own placement to improve their job finding skills when they finish their course.

Work experience facilitates people beginning in, or returning to a work place environment. It also enhances the employability of the learner through providing employment related tasks and activities. Employers may use work experience as a way of recruitment as they meet and see how a person fits in and contributes to their organisation. Benefits of Work Experience for Learners: 1. Allows learners to see if they would like doing a job on a day-to-day basis. 2. In addition to working in a real work environment learners meet and may ask questions of people who are already working in the area.

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Learners see and learn about related jobs in the same field offering ideas about what type of career they might follow. 4. Gives insight into an organisation that a learner may be interested in working in after qualification. 5. Participating in work experience in a chosen area shows future employers that learners are interested in working in the industry. 6. Essential for job seeking after qualification and may be used as a reference by future employers. 7. Aids decisions if learners are unsure about which direction to take.

8. A great introduction to the world of work – learners gain new skills and knowledge, meet new people, learn to deal with different situations. 9. Learners identify and understand personal strengths and weaknesses by undertaking work experience. 10. Learners may secure a job following work experience, employers may identify someone who fits in well in the organisation. 11. Even if a learner does not get a job s/he will meet people in the industry and form valuable contacts. 12. It enhances and adds weight to CV. 95

Ongoing course reviews with Industry Research for up to date course and content Practical use of latest technology and solutions STUDENT JOB HUB CV & Interview preparation & Training, advice on Linkedin profile & Personal Branding Industry supported Competitions College Recruitment Registration & Careers Fair Jobs Register & Placement Service LinkedIn Alumni & Business Community Group Guest Speakers Site Visits Key Memberships of Institutes EMPLOYER Work Experience Enterprise Day COURSE QUALITY #INDUSTRY CONNECT LINKING THE STUDENT TO THE WORK ENVIRONMENT 96

#INDUSTRY CONNECT GOALS OF THESE INDUSTRY LIAISON INITIATIVES Cork College of Commerce has strong industry links and initiatives and works to continuously build on these initiatives: • To facilitate the smooth transition of our students into employment. • To continuously improve our links with industry and the workplace. • To build partnerships with employers and increase awareness of each other’s needs. Course Quality • Industry Quality Review As part of our Industry Engagement, we review a selection of courses each year with industry representatives. Our courses are reviewed with industry representatives, to ensure that our courses are “industry fit”.

• Research for up to date course and content We continue to research and design new courses, in line with industry needs. • Practical use of latest technology and solutions As a college, we keep our courses up to date with the latest technology. This ensures that upon completion of their course, students will be best placed with up to date knowledge and skills. Student • Student Job Hub A number of services/supports are offered in our dedicated Jobs hub, to help students in their job search. Students can make individual appointments and can get information on where and how to apply for jobs, CVs and cover letters, interview preparation/tips, personal branding and professional presentation etc.

Business image workshops are offered throughout the year. Workshops on Presentations Skills are also provided. Motivational speakers also provide input.

• Jobs Register and Placement Service Potential employers contact the college on a regular basis to advertise job vacancies. All of our graduates are invited to sign up with our register so that they have access to all employment opportunities that come into the college. • College Recruitment Registration Fair/Jobs Fair Every March, an extensive range of recruitment agencies are invited to participate in our Recruitment Registration Day. Students have an opportunity to meet representatives from these agencies and get information and advice.

• Linkedin Alumni & Business Community Group The college has a Linkedin group for past students and the business community.

All our students and graduates are invited to join with industry professionals, for internship, recruitment purposes and networking. • Industry supported Competitions A number of opportunities are given to students to present themselves and their work to industry professionals, in a competitive environment, during the year, Employer • Work Experience All QQI Level 5 and Level 6 courses include work experience/work placement as a block or as one day a week.

• Enterprise Day Our annual Enterprise Day brings representatives from industry and the Local Enterprise Office. Speakers engage with students to inform them about their own experiences, useful ideas, tips and available supports. • Guest Speakers During the academic year, a number of invited guest speakers give presentations to various student groups. • Site visits Students and teachers engage in site visits to companies e.g. VMware, Starwood, Dell EMC, Google, Ludgate hub, in order to get firsthand experience of the industry related to their course. • Key Memberships of Institutes The college has membership of a number of Institutes/Professional Bodies that allow staff and students the opportunity to network and engage with industry professionals.

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INDUSTRY REVIEW As part of our Industry Engagement, we review a selection of courses each year with industry representatives. Recent course reviews were undertaken in consultation with the following: Anthony O’Callaghan, Flex Michael Mullins, Noonan Security Ingrid Dunne, Escape Spa Alan & Valerie Kingston, Glenilen Farm Ruth Field, Field’s Supervalu Clara Hickey, Skeaghnore Duck Renate Murphy, Cameo Communications Lauren Hendry, La Crème Recruitment Sean McCarthy, ERA Downey McCarthy To complement the services of the Jobs Hub, we liaise with Golden Apple Training and Colour & Image Academy, to further prepare our students for both the interview process and the world of work.

Workshops are also facilitated with the entrepreneurs academy, on Entrepreneurship and Leadership.

Anthony O’Callaghan Valerie and Alan Kingston Renate Murphy Ruth Field Joan Cashman Colour & Image Academy Eleanor O’Kelly-Lynch Golden Apple Training 98

Course fees outlined on westcorkcampus@ccoc.ie West Cork Campus Skibbereen, Co.Cork Tel. 028 21644 Fax. 028 21607 Email:westcorkcampus@ccoc.ie PROSPECTUS 2018 F U R T H E R E D U C A T I O N WEST www.westcorkcampus.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie CORK COLL EG E OF COMMERCE CORK C A M P U S COURSES Art Craft and Design Childcare Creative Craft for Enterprise eBusiness Engineering Technology Food Business and Marketing Healthcare Horticulture Hospitality Tourism and Event Management Advanced Business Advanced Childcare Professional Arts Practice 99

EUROPEAN UNION FUND CORK COLLEGE F U R T H E R E D U C A T I O N C O R K C I T Y & S K I B B E R E E N www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie O F C O M M E R C E Cork College of Commerce, Morrison’s Island, Cork City, Co. Cork t: 021 422 2100 e: info@corkcollegeofcommerce.ie West Cork Campus, Gortnaclohy, Skibbereen, Co. Cork. t: 028 21644 e:westcorkcampus@ccoc.ie