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Welcome to your City Centre Campus

Cork College of Commerce first opened its doors to the public in 1908. From our earliest incarnation the College recognised the importance of coordinating commercial education with the business life of the city, so that, as our first Principal D.A. Coakley stated, “students may be more easily enabled to pass from their study to the practice of business.” The College has maintained that tradition and continually evolves to meet the educational needs of the region.

The College was in the forefront of the development of Further Education Courses in the 1980’s and continually liaises with commercial and educational bodies in the locality to ensure that all our courses are relevant to the learner and quality assured.

The College remains the largest College of Further Education in the State with approaching two thousand full-time day students attending the College last year. There were also over two and a half thousand students who attended evening courses in the college, on a part-time basis, in the past academic year. The College offers a diverse range of courses in an innovative and flexible learning environment. Our dedicated, enthusiastic staff ensure that every student is given the opportunity to fulfil their potential.

Our College places special emphasis on preparing our graduates for the workplace however we have in addition established progression links from our courses to Third Level Colleges in Ireland and the UK, facilitating the advancement of our graduates to Higher Education.

The Cork College of Commerce caters for everyone regardless of age, educational background or life experience. Our enthusiastic, caring and knowledgeable staff ensure that all of our students are given the best possible opportunities to succeed. We have been at the forefront of Further Education since its inception and based on our experience we continually review and amend our courses so that they are fit for purpose. Employment and progression to Higher Education are our two broad aims and we do everything in our power to ensure that our students succeed with one or the other and fulfill their potential. Everything from industry Recruitment days through to Higher Education Links seminars are part of our daily life.

The college supports such as guidance, counselling and study support enhance the student experience. Work experience, site visits, field trips, guest speakers and extra optional programmes give our courses that extra dimension that makes the difference. Our primary aim is that you the student can become the best you can be with our assistance.

Cork is a student city with its own University and Institute of Technology as well as its Further Education colleges so you can soak up the student friendly atmosphere which is a core part of the experience. The friendships you make at this time can last a lifetime.

The atmosphere fostered in Cork College of Commerce is friendly and inclusive. The years you spend in this college will be amongst the most enjoyable of your life.

The quality of our courses, passion of our teachers and our commitment to excellence makes us a college of choice for school leavers and mature learners alike.

Come join us on the journey. See course options.

Looking forward to meeting you.

Helen Ryan,


Student Testimonials

"My time in the Cork College of Commerce has been one of the best experiences of my life to date, I have made alot of new friends, both students and teachers, and have learnt so much thanks to the efforts of my teachers ..."

"Course well worth doing. I found everyone so helpful."

"Great place to go if you are thinking of returning to education ..."

"I have been out of education since I was 15 years old & wondered if I should return. I am so glad I did as the encouragement & help afforded me by the teachers in the College was wonderful & I will be forever grateful ..."

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