SOLAS Examinations



. If you have any queries, please email the exams office on and a member of staff will respond to you as soon as possible.



Term 1 September - December 2023 Timetable can be found here.


SOLAS On-Block training takes place three times a year. 

Term 1 – September to December 

Term 2 – January to March 

Term 3 – April to June 

Exams will be held at the end of each term. Dates will be confirmed two weeks prior to exams being held. 

Any apprentices who wish to repeat any exams should contact Louise Griffin Dunphy at Please quote your apprenticeship number and your MTU student number. 

The registration for Repeat Apprentices will close on Friday 27th October 2023.




The Fees per term are €1,003.50 which includes a USI / Students' Union membership levy of €3.50.

The cost to repeat a referred exam is €120.

Students will be advised of the payment due date at orientation and by e-mail to their MTU student email account.


To pay any outstanding fees, please log onto 

Payment for fees cannot be taken over the phone.




Exam Results are sent directly to SOLAS who then issue them to the apprentices.
Where an apprentice has outstanding fees on their account, exam results will be withheld until all fees have been paid in full.

To pay any outstanding fees, please log onto




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

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 Apprentices

Dates for applying for exam supports*

Term 1     September - December

Friday 27th October 2023

Term 2      January - March

Friday 09th February 2024

Term 3      April - June

Friday 10th May 2024





*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.