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College of Commerce

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Why choose the College of Commerce?

GREAT progression links to Higher Education – don’t forget there’s more than one way to get into an IT or a university and our students have great success in gaining entry. CAO and other Statistics tell us that over 350 of our students gained a place in a Higher Education Institution after completion of one of our courses. This does not include the numbers that went from our Adult leaving Cert course or our Repeat Leaving Cert course. The links with Institutes of Higher Education are growing and strengthening every year and the a year or two in the College of Commerce is a really good start to commencing life in a university or an IT. Many of our students tell us that they would not have survived if they had gone straight to university and that the year building skills and knowledge with us was invaluable.

GREAT courses to gain employment – Our courses are tailored to meet the skill shortages identified by National Agencies and our Industry Liaison Officer keeps our relationship with industry very active. College of Commerce has a jobs register for graduates, a dedicated Jobs Hub to help students gain employment skills and advice during their time with us and a LinkedIn Alumni group. A large number of industry speakers and site visits also run throughout the academic year.

STATE OF THE ART Facilities – 18 computer rooms upgraded regularly with the latest software, practical rooms for Nursing, Childcare, Beauty, Health and Wellbeing and Make-Up Artistry, college canteen, access to crèche, walk in access to computers for students at all times, assistive technology suite etc.

GRANTS, VTOS, BTEA as financial supports for those eligible.

MATURE STUDENT SUPPORTS – A group of staff within the college are dedicated to supporting the needs of mature students with advice, extra study support, help with computers, coffee mornings etc. We acknowledge that for many mature students it is a huge step to return to college and we are committed to supporting that journey as fully as we can.
· ADDED VALUE -Lots of other supports are available for disability, study, guidance, counseling, International students, student activities etc. All students in the college attend Work Experience as part of their course and benefit greatly from it.

EXCELLENT TUITION – from a great team of teachers who are committed to helping every student achieve their potential. Small class size helps us to give every student better attention and respond to individual student needs. The college prides itself on its student friendly atmosphere and its open approachable ethos where the student community can feel safe, at ease and supported in their learning

FULL Range of Student Activites – including golf, horse riding, tennis, basketball, soccer, zumba, sailing etc. Most activities are entirely free with college ID card.

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