Craft Apprentices

Craft apprentices are welcome to apply for DSS supports / reasonable accommodations while studying at MTU Cork campus. See the DSS Student Guide for more details.


DSS application 2021/22 deadlines:

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

September - December block

Friday 22 October 2021

January - March block

Friday 28 January 2022

April - June block

Friday 29 April 2022

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


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

Apprentices who are returning to MTU Cork campus 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.

(Please note you must click on all of the information and click Submit to inform the DSS you have applied.)


2021/22 Application Form >>


If you received supports from MTU DSS Cork campus 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:

  • Mary O Sullivan, MTU DSS Cork campus, Access Service, ground floor of Student Centre, Bishopstown campus.
  • Email: Telephone: 021 433 5138 (Access Service main number) / 021 433 5107 (DSS)

Exam arrangements for DSS apprentices:

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

General apprentice queries:

  • Apprentices attending classes: MTU Admissions Office Cork campus. Telephone: 021 433 5040  E-mail:
  • Apprentices repeating exams:  Louise Griffin Dunphy, Examinations Office. Telephone: 021 433 5048  Email: