CSN's Sports Hall is available to hire for Sports Groups

Please enquire at reception or phone 021-4961020

BTEI: Back to Education Initiative

BTEI COURSES START 21ST SEPTEMBER. CSN offers a broad range of free part-time FETAC programmes under the BTEI.  Our aim is to support the learner to return to education in a friendly, learner-centred environment. Read more here >>


CSN Open Day: March 1st 2016

CSN Open Day Tuesday March 1st 2016

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 will be 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 show you what they do and to answer any questions you may have.


Former CSN Soccer Academy Student
Niall O'Regan Appointed to a Top FAI Job

Congratulations to former ColÁiste StiofÁin Naofa Soccer Academy Student Niall O'Regan who has been appointed as the new FAI Coach Education Manager.

Congratulations  to former Coláiste  Stiofáin Naofa  Soccer Academy Student  Niall O'Regan who has been appointed as the new FAI Coach Education Manager.

Niall chose to kickstart his career as soccer coach at CSN and worked very hard to achieve his career goals. He also played for the College and went on to manage at various levels in men's and women's soccer.

He also took part in the College’s first ever USA soccer tour in 2002 when the mens soccer team were unbeaten over a two week period. The team played against Brown University, UNC Asheville, UNC Appalachian State and UNC Wilmington.

Included in this squad were Cork City FC’s Mark McNulty, Colin P O Brien, Damien O'Rourke, Greg Yelverton and Anthony Fenneally. Damien and Greg progressed to full Scholarships in the USA as a result of the tour.

CSN Evening Course Prospectus Now Available

Make a great start to January 2016 by signing up for one of our huge range of evening courses!

The New Prospectus for CSN Night Classes
for January 2016 now available

For further information please visit the online booking system or email your queries to this address:  nightclasses@csn.ie

Meet the Graduating Students of 2015

Congratulations to all our students who graduated in September.

In this video they tell us what the next stage is for them.


CSN Coach Ed. Students Progress to
B.Ed. Sport Studies & Physical Education in UCC

Congratulations to Aoife Landers and Eoin Sheehan, pictured below, who progressed to the B.Ed in Sports Studies & Physical Education in UCC.

Career News: February

Contact details for the Careers & Counselling service

HEAR/DARE schemes

Both schemes have to be applied for by March 1st, and the supporting   documentation required for both has to be submitted by April 1st.


The CAO application system closed on February 1st.
The late application system will open in March.


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 route B deadline for submission of applications to UK colleges is March 24th these are mainly for art and performing arts courses.

24th March 2016

Application deadline

Route B courses (mainly art and performing arts courses)

MSAP (Mature Student Assessment Pathway)

The MSAP will be held in UCC on March 5th. The closing date for registering for the MSAP is February 7th. You require a CAO application number to register for the MSAP.
A pre-test MSAP will be held here in CSN on Friday, February 12th. Contact the Careers office to register for the test.

Advanced entry to Institutes of Technology

For advanced entry (second year and beyond) to Institutes of Technology students mainly apply direct to the colleges. For a small number of colleges application is made through the CAO. For details on how to apply please contact the Career’s Office.

CSN Open Day

The CSN open day will be held on Tuesday, March 1st.

Open days-November

IT Tralee

November 13



Crawford College of Art and Design

November 20/21


Sharman Crawford Street, Cork

Cork School of Music

November 21


Union Quay, Cork

IT Carlow

November 19




November 25



GMIT Letterfrack

November 27



CSN Gym: Personal Training Service

CSN gym can be located in the upstairs of the sports hall which is across from the canteen.  The Gym does exactly what it says on the tin, offering a comprehensive range of the most up to date resistance and cardiovascular gym equipment with fully qualified staff on hand to help members achieve the most from each and every visit.  The Gym will appeal to anybody with health and fitness goals. 

Photo of perseonal trainers at CSN Gym.

We would like to bring to students and teachers attention that the college are making a facility available whereby people can attend a personal training session – if you are interested please contact Kyrle Holland or Seán Casey by calling to the gym
Monday to Thursday 7 – 9 and 4 -7 and Friday 7 – 9

or email them at gym@csn.ie for more information. 

You could also visit our Facebook page which is CSN Personal Training Service or the Instagram page csn_gym

Inquiries to gym@csn.ie

Free Massage for Students

For the duration of the academic year the Sports Injury & Therapy students will have a college massage clinic open every Thursday from 2:10pm to 4pm. Every student is welcome to attend. To make a booking call into the CSN gym to schedule a time, or contact them at gym@csn.ie

CSN Graduation 2015

Congratulations to all our students who graduate this week. Well done to all!

There are still places available on some courses for this year, please contact the college for details.


Interested in our courses at CSN?
See what our students have to say about it

CSN graduating students Stacey Burns (Digital Media) and James Forde (Sports Studies) were featured in The Irish Independent this week, giving their advice to this year's school leavers.
On graduating from CSN, both students won places in the University courses of their choice. On completing her BTEC HND in Digital Media, Stacey was offered advanced entry into 3rd year of the BSc in Creative Multimedia in LIT, and James achieved his goal of being offered his place on UCC's B.Ed. Sports Studies and Physical Education.
Well done guys, it was well deserved.

Congratulations to all the other CSN graduates this year who are also progressing to various 3rd level studies at home and abroad. We look forward to seeing what you do next.

Click on the images below to read the full interviews.

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.

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


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.

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.