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SOLAS apprentices are welcome to apply for DSS supports / reasonable accommodations while studying at CIT. 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 18th October 2019

January - March block

Friday 31st January 2020

April - June block

Friday 1st May 2020


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

Apprentices who are returning to CIT 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.)

Online DSS 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 give us a copy of your documents by the dates below, e.g. educational psychologist report for dyslexia or a diagnosis report. For detailed information about documents needed, please click here. 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 - 4.30pm).

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

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. Telephone: 021 433 5040  E-mail:
  • Apprentices repeating exams: Carmel O'Regan, Exams Office. Telephone: 021 433 5048  Email: