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Apprentices registering with the DSS

SOLAS apprentices are welcome to register with the DSS for exam supports and other supports while studying at CIT.

Please note that there are deadlines (see below) for registering for exam supports in each block for current and repeating apprentices. We recommend that you register with us as soon as possible in your block if you need exam supports. Please email the DSS with any queries -

Apprentices will receive this DSS information leaflet in their packs at induction or you can download it here as a PDF document and also see the DSS 2018/19 Student Guide.

How to register

  • Click on red button below to access the online registration DSS form 2018/2019. Please do this on a computer (and not a phone) and click Submit at the end of the form.


Apprentices DSS Registration form>>


  • In order to fully register with the DSS you will also need to give us a copy of your documents by the dates below in order to access exam supports and other DSS supports. For detailed information about registering for DSS, please click here
  • If you were registered with CIT DSS before and need exam supports, etc. for your repeat/Phase 6 exams, please fill out the online DSS registration form by the dates below. We do not need a copy of your documents.
  • Giving the DSS your documents: Please email your documents to or drop them into the Access Service (where the DSS staff are based), ground floor of the CIT Student Centre in Bishopstown Campus (open 8:30am - 4:40pm). We will then email you with the date and time of your needs assessment meeting that you must attend if you are attending classes.

Deadlines for registering for exam supports

You must fully register with the DSS by the dates below in order for the DSS to confirm what exams supports you are entitled to in your SOLAS exams:

SOLAS Phase 4/6 blocks Dates for registering for exam supports

September - December 2018 block

Friday 19th October 2018

January - March 2019 block

Friday 1st February 2019

April - June 2019 block

Friday 26th April 2019


Contact details

Disability Support Service (DSS) queries:

  •  Ruth Murphy/ Laura Coleman, DSS, Access Service, ground floor of Student Centre, Bishopstown campus.
  • Telephone: 021 433 5137/ 5107 E-mail:

Exam arrangements for DSS apprentices:

  • Mary O’Sullivan, Disability Administrator, CIT Exams Office, Melbourn Building, CIT Bishopstown Campus.
  • Telephone: 021 433 5090     E-mail:

General apprentice queries

  • Apprentices attending classes: CIT Admissions Office. Tel. 021 433 5040  E-mail:
  • Apprentices repeating exams: Carmel O'Regan, Exams Office. 021 433 5048  Email: