Apprenticeships - where can I find information?
See the Cork Training Centre page for more information.
How do I apply for a Post Leaving Certificate (PLC) Course?
I would like to apply for an Evening Course?
See the Evening Classes page where locations & contact details are listed for City/County Cork.
I have no formal education & want to improve my literacy skills where do I start?
- See the Adult Basic Education & Literacy (ABE) page for information & contact details of the various Adult Basic Education & Literacy Co-ordinators based in Cork City & County.
- There is also an Intensive Tuition for Adult Basic Education (ITABE) scheme in place for adults who are educationally disadvantaged.
I am an early school leaver & want to restart my education where do I begin?
- See the Adult Education Guidance Initiative (AEGI) page for information & contact details for Cork ETB Adult Guidance Service where you will have access to free & confidential advice on what is the best education plan to suit your needs.
- See the Back to Education Initiative (BTEI) page for information & contact details of the various BTEI Co-ordinators based throughout the region of Cork.
Get information on financial assistance schemes for students?
See the Student Financial Assistance page on the website for more information & qualifying criteria for:
- 3rd Level Maintenance Grant
- Back to Education Allowance (BTEA)
- Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS).
Get information on Post-Primary Schools & Colleges under the remit of Cork ETB?
See the Post -Primary Schools & Colleges page on the website for more information.
Get information on Youth Club Grants?
See the Youth Club Grant page on the website for more information.
Get information on Cork ETB’s Youthreach Centres?
See the Youthreach page on the website for more information.
Where can I find out about Music classes?
Where can I find information on Home Tuition for Children with Special Education/Medical needs?
Visit the Department of Education and Skills Home Tuition page for children with Special Education/Medical needs here
Where can I find information on School Transport?
Visit the Department of Education and Skills School Transport FAQ's page here
What is iTunes U?
The iTunes application is a free application for your Mac or PC which organises and plays digital music and video on your computer or iPod. Within iTunes is an area dedicated to free educational and cultural content: this is iTunes U (University) There are over 850 universities and colleges with active iTunes U sites worldwide. About half of these institutions — including Trinity College Dublin, Stanford, Yale, MIT, Oxford, UC Berkeley, and Open University — distribute their content publicly on the iTunes Store. This public site is an immense marketing tool. It can sit behind and be integrated into college websites
Why is Cork ETB on iTunes U platform?
iTunes U will provide a global platform for students and staff of the Cork ETB further education colleges for example, Cork College of Commerce, St. John’s Central College, Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa, Mallow College of Further Education and Kinsale College of Further Education with the opportunity to provide content and information to a whole new audience. We will be able to share knowledge and raise the profile of the colleges, our staff, and our students.
How much does iTunes U cost?
The iTunes application is free to download for Mac or PC. All the content you can see on iTunes U is also free, but if you choose to download audio or video files from other areas of iTunes you may have to pay.
What sort of content does it carry?
iTunes U carries audio, video and PDF files. The colleges of the Cork ETB on iTunes U offer content in three main areas:
- educational content across a wide range of subjects.
- marketing information about the college, its departments/courses and student life
- our Student Showcase, with some exciting examples of work our students have undertaken.
Where can I download the iTunes application?
You can get the application by going to the downloads page and clicking on the "Download on iTunes" button.
Do I need any special equipment to access the content?
You need a computer (Mac or PC) and internet access to install the iTunes application. If you want to play audio or video content away from your computer, then you will need an iPod or iPhone or a similar media player.
Do I have to sign up for an Apple account to access iTunes U content?
No: all the content you can see on iTunes U is freely available and does not require you to sign in. If you choose to download audio or video files from other areas of iTunes you may have to pay and then you will require an Apple account.
Will I have to provide any personal information or credit card information to use this service?
No: all the content you can see on iTunes U is freely available and does not require you to sign in. If you choose to download audio or video files from other areas of iTunes you may have to pay and then you will need to set up an Apple account, which requires your personal and credit card information to process the payments.
Do I need an MP3 player or iPod to use this service?
If you want to hear or watch content away from your computer then you will need some sort of mobile device. iTunes will sync with Apple products such as an iPod or iPhone but you can play the audio and video files on some other devices. You can also keep the files to play on your computer or burn them to CD or DVD.
I’ve seen some interesting content on iTunes U, both from the Cork ETB platform and from other colleges — how can I share?
You can easily share the files. There are two options:
- You can just ‘right click’ on the album or track of your choice and copy the URL link.
- Add the link into an email, and send it!
Is iTunes U replacing the content on college VLE’s etc?
The Cork ETB on iTunes U is not intended to replace course content on VLE’s etc, but can complement your delivery; for example, it can provide ‘mobile’ access to audio or video learning materials for students to play on an iPod or other media player when they are away from a computer.