Mallow College of Further Education

Cork ETB QQI (FETAC) Level 5 & 6 Courses

Accounting Technicians Ireland

Mallow College of Further Education is an accredited centre with Accounting Technicians Ireland. Accounting Technicians Ireland (formerly IATI) is the leading professional body for Accounting Technicians in Ireland. They provide an internationally recognised business qualification and promote the highest educational, technical and ethical standards to their members. Accounting Technician qualifications combine professional examinations with practical work experience. They are a partner body of Chartered Accountants Ireland and an associate member of the International Federation of Accountants. ATI Courses at Mallow College Accounting Technicians Ireland Website:

College Facilities

Student Computer Facilities Mallow College of Further Education offers student access to our state-of the-art computer facilities, complete with high-speed broadband access. The campus also operates a Computer Resource Library where students can avail of computers in their free time. Library A select library for textbooks is also available. Purpose-built Training Facilities Mallow College of Further Education also offers purpose-built facilities including Hairdressing Training Salons, Beauty Therapy Training Salons, Complementary Therapy and Sports Injury treatment rooms, Animal Care Clinic and Grooming rooms, as well as a Sound Engineering Control room and Studio where students can gain and develop practical skills and experience. Student Canteen The campus has its own canteen facilities with hot food and a wide range of snacks… Read More

Explore Computer Science

Explore computer science with Mallow College computing courses, staff and students, at Find news, information, support and tips from the world of computing. New Courses for 2015/16 Computer Science courses are changing in further education. Newly updated and rewritten, courses for 2015/16 are designed with latest technology and the labour market needs in mind, while continuing a wealth of progression opportunities to higher education institutions.

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate CAO points are not required for entry to courses at Mallow College of Further Education. Applicants under 23 are generally required to have successfully completed the Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied, a full FETAC Level 4 award or equivalent. However, some courses may have additional entry requirements so it is important to check specific course requirements prior to application. Mature students who do not have the above qualifications are also welcome and encouraged to apply. Mature students may be exempt from minimum entry requirements. There are limited places on our courses and some may fill up quickly so early application is advisable. Equality of Opportunity for All Mallow College of Further Education is committed to equality of opportunity… Read More

Funding Options

For illustration only. Consult individual course information for specific fees and extras. Download PDF Student Grant (SUSI) Means tested student grants are available to students (school-leavers) who are progressing to a QQI Level 5/6 Award or equivalent, and who have not previously studied an award at similar or higher level on the National Framework of Qualifications. The amount of the grant depends on family income and on the distance a student travels from their place of residence to the college. SUSI Typical Course Fees: €300 (€50 Deposit + €50 Exam Fees + €200 Registration) per year. Medical Card Holders: €250 Applications: Student Grant applications can be made online only to Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) through Applications can be made from May and should be made before starting… Read More

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification on Microsoft Office programmes and Windows operating systems validates the skills needed to get the most out of Microsoft Office. Microsoft Certification is internationally recognised certification attractive to potential employers. MOS Courses at Mallow College Microsoft (MOS) Website:

How to Apply

Some guidelines for applying to Mallow College of Further Education: Choose the course that’s right for you. Apply online now for free. Applicants can apply from 1st February. Applicants are advised to apply early as course places are limited. You will need an email address and your PPS number to complete the application. You will receive a personal account and ID when you apply. All college correspondence to do with your application can be viewed by logging into this account. Therefore you should keep your ID and log in details safe. All course places are allocated by interview. You will receive notification informing you of your interview date. Bring a signed passport photograph with you to interview. Successful applicants will… Read More

National Framework of Qualifications

Your FETAC/QQI qualification explained: Prior to 2003, it was very difficult for people in Ireland to compare courses or to understand which courses demanded more in-depth study than others. The National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) was introduced as a system of 10 levels to represent all levels of formal learning from the very initial stages to the most advanced stages. Learners can now clearly see where their course stands in relation to other courses. Learners can also see what courses represent progression from what they have done already. The fan diagram illustrates the 10 level framework and the major award types that are included in it. Mallow College of Further Education run QQI (FETAC) Level 5 and Level 6 qualifications.… Read More

Routes to Higher Education

Higher Education Links Scheme FETAC/QQI awards can be used as an alternative to the Leaving Certificate to access Higher Education (CAO) courses. The Higher Education Links Scheme links specific FETAC/QQI courses with a range of Level 6, Level 7 and Level 8 courses in Institutes of Technology and Universities. Students wishing to progress to third level complete a CAO application form by the deadline February 1st. In July, the student’s FETAC/QQI results are issued to the CAO and forwarded to the Universities and/or Institutes of Technology the student has applied to. Places may be limited and are offered competitively dependent on the applicants FETAC/QQI score ranking. To be considered for a CAO course a student must present a full Major… Read More