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Learning Support

Access Learning Support Service

The Access Learning Support Service is for students who are registered with the Disability Support Office in the Access Service.

The aim of this service is to provide support for students with learning differances and a range of other disabilities around their assignments, reports and research for their course. They work on a one-to-one basis or with small groups, assisting students to develop sound research, planning and writing skills, proofread, edit and organise course work, and manage deadlines and priorities required for their course of study.

The Learning Support Coordinator can work with students from all campuses. There is also a part-time Learning Support tutor available in the Crawford College of Art and Cork School of Music. Please note students must be registered with the DSS to access Learning Support.


Contact details

Fiona Downey is the full-time Learning Support Coordinator.

She supports CIT  students and she can support NMCI / Clonakilty Agricultural College in CIT or remotely by email.

  • Tel. 021 432 6744
  • Email:
  • She is based on the Bishopstown campus. Her office is within the Assistive Technology Service (next door to Bank of Ireland) in the Student Centre, CIT Bishopstown campus. 


Jessica Amberson is the part-time Learning Support tutor.

She supports Crawford College of Art students, School of Music and Sullivan’s Quay students on Mondays and Tuesday mornings.


We will be developing more online resources available to all CIT students.