Sports Hall is available to hire for Sports Groups

Please enquire at reception or phone 021-4961020

CSN & iTunes U

CSN has joined Apple's iTunes U.
iTunes U offers students, faculty, staff, and alumni easy access to podcasts of courses, events, and university activities. Take a look!


275 CAO offers to CSN Graduates in 2014

Pictured at the 2014 graduations are Dance graduates Anne-Marie Cahill from Waterfall and Kevin Twomey from Douglas. Photo: Diane Cusack

Did you know that 400 CAO Points can be earned by students on successful completion of our one year courses in CSN?

This year CSN had 275 CAO offers.

CSN students are given every opportunity to succeed and progress, in fact many of them progress to UCC or CIT to pursue their studies.

CSN Graduation, December 2014

Some of our graduate students on their big day. Well done everybody!


More than one third of students graduating are progressing into further third level education in both Ireland and UK. A further 171 graduates will continue to QQI (FETAC) level 6 courses and 180 graduates have secured employment following their qualifications at the further education college based on Tramore Road, Cork.

Photos by Diane Cusack.

Ruth Hogger Exhibition at CSN

VISIONS, an exhibition of new collage work

Opens Jan 22nd 6.30pm at The Gallery at CSN. Ends February 20th

Ruth Hogger exhibition at CSN

Artist talk Jan 29th 1pm

VISIONS is a new body of work by emerging artist Ruth Hogger that explores the subconscious through the intuitive medium of collage. Inspired by philosophy, sacred geometry and a theme of shamanic visions, intuitive analogies drawn between the pages of National Geographics are moulded into dreamscapes, symbolic journeys, mandalas and spiritual allegories.

RUTH HOGGER is a visual artist based in Cork, Ireland. She received a BA in Fine Art from Crawford College of Art & Design in 2013. Since graduating Ruth has pursued further study in art therapy, which she has found valuable to informing her art practice. She is interested in many aspects of the subconscious, including dreams - keeping a dream journal is also central to her practice.

CSN Open Day: March 10th 2015

One of the best ways to experience CSN life is to come to our Open Day. This event offers you a great opportunity to see what it’s like being a student here – what courses are available, what student life is like, and what facilities we have that make CSN an excellent choice.

All staff members are on hand to answer all queries relating to courses, qualifications, subjects and progression to 3rd level or the workplace. You can visit classrooms and workshops to see work being produced. Students are also available to answer any questions you may have.

CSN Business Studies Students Progress to UCC

Congratulations to students of the CSN Business Studies course (Law option) who progressed to UCC.

Photgraphed below are Daniel Abaloo (Commerce), Bishopstown, Sam Hensen (Law), St. Luke's, Rory Hanlon (Law), Carrigmahon, and Anthony Hurley (Criminology) from Bantry.

Congratulations to the CSN Business Studies graduates, Daniel Abaloo, Bishopstown, Sam Walne, St. Luke's, Rory O'Hanlon, Carrigmahon, and Anthony Hurley, Bantry, who all progresssed on onto UCC.

Congratulations to CSN Sports & Exercise Science Graduates on receiving their Degrees

Jason Butler, Paul Cahalane and John Ryan, graduates of the 2013 CSN Higher National Diploma in Sports and Exercise Science all achieved honours degrees from the University of Sunderland.

(L-R) Jason Butler, Paul Cahalane, John Ryan.

To read testimonials from a range of past graduates, visit the course page

CSN Coach Ed. Students Progress to UCC

Congratulations to Gavin Forde, Ger McCann and Francis Courtney who progressed from Coach Education to the Physical education Course in UCC.

High Performance Coach Education Students

Congratulations to Wayne O'Callaghan from Coach Education who recently captained the Special Olympic Soccer team to Gold.

Career News

Contact details for the Careers & Counselling service


The normal application deadline for CAO applications is February 1st. However, there is an early application date of January 20th with a reduced application fee of 25 euro. Students can apply online through
Mature students and applicants for restricted courses (performing arts, music and art courses) must apply by February 1st.
Students with CAO queries are advised to contact the Career’s service.


Mature students applying for UCC Arts faculty courses must complete the MSAP test. A CAO application number is required to register for the MSAP through

Cork Colleges Progression Scheme

Some places on CIT courses are reserved for students attending the Cork Further Education Colleges.
Details on this entry scheme are available on the CIT website. To be eligible for consideration for first year entry you must also apply through the CAO.
Application forms are available from the Career’s Office.

Advanced entry to Institutes of Technology

Students with level 6 qualifications can apply for advanced entry to some Institutes of Technology courses. The direct application forms can be downloaded from various College websites. Some colleges require application through the CAO website, see Contact the Career’s office for more information.


UCAS is the application system for UK Colleges and Universities. If you wish to apply to UCAS through CSN please contact the Careers Service as soon as possible. The deadline for UCAS route ‘A ‘applications is January 15th.

UCC Sport Studies and Physical Education CK116

UCC have changed the minimum entry requirements for this course from five distinctions to four distinctions in FETAC awards DSRXX/5M5146 and DSDCX.


If you were aged under 23 on January 1st,  have a grant and wish to progress to UCC courses you may be eligible to apply under this programme.


Online Applications for Full Time Courses

Applications are now open for full-time courses for 2014-2015

Apply online We are now accepting all applications for full-time courses beginning this September.

All queries are welcome about any of the courses. You can find the relevant staff email addresses on each of the course pages.

NCSE Information

NCSE Iformation bookletNCSE has published an Information Booklet on Post School Options for Adults and School Leavers with Disabilities in Education and Training

It is planned to update this on line booklet periodically, to reflect future changes.

The online booklet contains summary information about the relevant programmes and supports in the areas of Higher Education, Further Education and Training, HSE Rehabilitative Training and Adult Day Services.  It provides an overview of the relevant sectors.

It also includes links and signposts to more detailed information and guidance sources as required.

NCSE  hopes that many people including those with disabilities and their carers  will find this booklet of interest and of assistance. 

CSN Student Graduation from UL

Congratulations to our sports students who graduated at the University of Limerick with Certificate in Exercise and Health Fitness.

Former CSN Student Graduation from UL

Click on the image to enlarge it.

CSN Graduation Videos 2013

Congratulations to all our students who graduated last December.

To view a selection of videos of the event, follow the link below.



CSN Sports Graduates Progress to UCC

CSN Sports Graduates Progress to UCC

Sarah Louise Coughlan, Sinead Duggan, Killian Barry, Yvonne Murphy, William Browne.

Recent graduates from the CSN Coach Education course who earned places on the Physical Education Teaching Course in UCC. They are currently in their first year of the course and we wish them the best of luck in their studies.

CSN Performance Gym

Fully equipped state-of-the-art gym stocked with New Technogym equipment. Full range of Cardiovascular equipment / Machine weights / Free weights

Opening Times

Gym will open to members from Monday 15th September 2014 at 7am

  • Monday:      7 -9am      4-6pm
  • Tuesday:      7-9am      4-7pm
  • Wednesday:  7-9am      4-7pm
  • Thursday:     7-9am      4-7pm
  • Friday:         7-9am


All sports students with student cards have prepaid access while all other students can pay for membership at CSN main reception.  No Student card and towel = no entry. Their will be a limited number of gym users at any given time. This will be based on space in the gym and a first come first serve system will operate.


Patricia Collins. Email:

For full details please visit the main Gym webpage.

Study & Learning Support

If you do not qualify for disability but require assistance with any of the following:

  • completing assignments
  • researching projects
  • revising difficult topics
  • exam techniques

..then you should contact the Study Support Service for help and advice.

Contact them through:

  • the study support facilitator Eleanor Hession,
  • our guidance counsellors Siobhan Daly and Jim O'Connell
  • your teachers or course director.