Craft Apprentices

Craft apprentices are welcome to apply for DSS supports / reasonable accommodations while studying at MTU Cork.

See the DSS Student Guide for more details:

Please note that there are deadlines for applying for supports in each block for apprentices:

Phase 4 / Phase 6 blocks Dates for applying for exam supports*

September - December block

Friday 23rd October 2020

January - March block

Friday 29th January 2021

April - June block

Friday 30th April 2021

*Dates are subject to change dependendent on the start of each term which is confirmed by SOLAS.


New apprentices to MTU Cork must apply for supports from the DSS (see below).

Apprentices who are returning to MTU Cork to study or repeat exams and already applied for DSS supports from September 2018 onwards just need to email by the dates above.


How to apply for Supports

STEP 1 - Fill out online application form

  • Please click on red button below to apply for DSS supports. (We recommend that you complete the online application form using a computer and not on a mobile phone.)

 Application Form >>


If you received supports from CIT DSS before and need exam supports, etc. for your repeat/Phase 6 exams, please fill out the online DSS application form by the dates below. We do not need a copy of your documents.


  • You will also need to email us a copy of your documents by the dates below, e.g. educational psychologist report for dyslexia or a diagnosis report to For detailed information about documents needed, please click here.

If you accessed DSS supports before September 2018 and need exam supports etc. for your repeat/Phase 6 exams please fill out the online DSS application form by the dates above. We do not need a copy of your documents.


STEP 3 - Needs assessment

  • You will receive a needs assessment document that confirms your DSS supports by email. You may also need to attend a needs assessment meeting to confirm your suports that you must attend if you are attending classes.


Contact details

Centre of Craft Studies

Disability Support Service (DSS) queries:

  •  Ruth Murphy/ Mary O Sullivan, MTU Cork DSS, Access Service, ground floor of Student Centre, Bishopstown campus.
  • Email: (we are working remotely so email is best). Telephone: 021 433 5138 (Access Service main number) / 433 5137 (DSS)

Exam arrangements for DSS apprentices:

  • Shane Falvey, Disability Administrator, CIT Exams Office, Melbourn Building, CIT Bishopstown Campus.
  • Telephone: 021 433 5090     E-mail:

General apprentice queries:

  • Apprentices attending classes: MTU Cork Admissions Office. Telephone: 021 433 5040  E-mail:
  • Apprentices repeating exams:  Louise Griffin Dunphy (was Carmel O'Regan), Exams Office. Telephone: 021 433 5048  Email: