Student Services

Local Link Daily Shuttle Bus from and to Bandon . . .

Hop on!!

The bus leaves Kelleher’s Garage in Bandon as per local link schedule and drops off outside the college gates

There is a minimal charge to users of this service


Career Guidance

Students in Kinsale College have access to a Career Guidance Counsellor, whose role is to support and advise students on their educational and career development by providing an understanding, student centred, inclusive service that students are encouraged to use throughout the academic year. 

The Career Guidance Counsellor can support students in:

• Discovering how to progress to 3rd level with QQI qualifications
• Completing CAO & UCAS application forms
• Study Skills, Time management & Exam preparation
• Exploring career & education options
• Updating CV’s & Cover Letter
• College visits and Career events
• Designated information area for careers and progression
• Updates and reminders posted on Facebook and College Moodle pages The Career Guidance Counsellor will deliver the service through group presentations, workshops & one-to-one meetings by appointment.

The Career Guidance Counsellor will deliver the service through group presentations and workshops and one-to-one meetings. The college Career Guidance Counsellor is Alayne Hynes, you can contact her on:


How to Apply

Step 1:
The application form can be completed online at or you can print a paper version from the website. When you apply online you will receive a personal account and ID, this will enable you to view all college correspondence in relation to your application. (Applicants can complete the application on-line in the college if required) If you print the application form, please complete all sections and return to the College at
Kinsale College,
Bandon Road,
Co. Cork

Step 2:
Applicants will be invited for interview at the college. Interviews are held a number of times per year from Springtime through to course commencement.
The interview simply acts to match the applicant against the course in terms of suitability, commitment and expectation.

Step 3:
Successful applicants will be notified of the offer of a place on a college course by post and by e-mail. Applicants must secure this place by paying the relevant Course Fee before a set date. Failure to do so may result in the place being offered to another applicant.

Step 4:
When students are offered a place on a course the notification will also contain information regarding dates for registration and induction. All students must attend the college on these designated dates.  


International Students

International – EU/EEA applicants

Individuals for EU/EEA states have the same entitlements to education as Irish citizens. Colleges are required to confirm the status of any applicant from an EU/EEA state prior to making an offer of a place on a course, by referencing to proof of identification. Only the following should be accepted as proof of identity in such circumstances:
• Passport (from country of citizenship)
• National Identity Card for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens
The requirement for full economic fees does not apply for EU/EEA eligible applicants.
International – Non EU/EEA applicants
PLC programmes are not part of the Interim List of Eligible Programmes (ILEP), which provide for non-EU/EEA applicants to seek a valid visa to enter the country for study purposes.
Applicants who cannot evidence AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION that they have a legal entitlement to be in the country and avail of publicly funded education CANNOT be considered for enrolment.
Applicants must present at application stage of a valid PPSN and/or appropriate visa.

Non EU/EEA applicants must pay the full economic fees of  € 3,653.

Students with Disabilities and specific learning needs

Kinsale College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and welcomes applications from students with documented disabilities and specific learning needs. The college is determined to provide appropriate support and help for such students within the limits of available resources.

This disability support includes assistive technology, alternative examination arrangements, specialist career guidance service, Tutor support, dyslexia screening and support along with advice on funding.


Garda Vetting

Kinsale College is committed to practices that safeguard the welfare of students, young people and vulnerable adults. Garda Vetting is conducted on students attending courses where interaction with children or vulnerable adults is a feature of the course.

Click here for Garda Vetting application form 


Study Supports

Kinsale College offer an e-learning platform to every student. Every student is set up on Moodle.
Teachers upload class notes and activities onto moodle on a regular basis so students can access these notes at home.

Workshops are run every term as part of their tutorails. These range from:
Basic microsft word
Getting started on your assignments
Study tips

We offer one to one study sessions for any student that feels the need support or guidence. Please let your Teacher or the Director aware of your request.

We recommend visiting the following site for online supports:


Applying for a PPS Number

All students, national and international, are required to supply a PPS number on their application form. International students currently living in Ireland who are not in possession of such a number should apply to: 

The Department of Social Protection
Hanover Street
(021- 480 6800)
The PPS number will be issued within 24 hours and confirmed within five days of writing.

Green Campus Kinsale College

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Kinsale College became the first College of Further Education in Munster to achieve the An Taisce Green Campus Award.

Winning the prestigious green flag is the latest in Kinsale College’s impressive list of environmental awareness credentials. It was the first college in the world to offer a course in permaculture back in 2001. Ever since then, Kinsale College has been gaining national and international recognition as a climate action hub.

College director Liz Moynihan paid tribute to the hardworking staff and students who collaborated to achieve the Green Campus designation: ‘We’re delighted to get this national recognition, and it’s well-deserved,’ she said.

‘Lots of schools and colleges have implemented green policies to teach our young people what it takes to tackle climate change. But, here in Kinsale College, we’re a step ahead because we have climate activists on our campus every day of the week – our permaculture students. 

‘They’re leading the march on climate change in the Kinsale area – for example, they’ve been working on an energy audit and energy management plan for the whole eircode P17 district. They are working towards greater biodiversity in the area – encouraging more bees, birds, butterflies and native wildlife by reducing the use of herbicides and other poisons in managing our natural environment.’

The Green Campus Award doesn’t just focus on building awareness of environmental issues among students and staff at the college to ensure the carbon footprint of each staff member and student is reduced. Andrew Brownlee, chief executive of Solas, took to twitter to congratulate Kinsale College and added that Green campus is one of the core pillars of the vision for the further education and training college of the future set out in Solas FET strategy and added how fantastic it was to see Kinsale blazing a trail. 

Sustainable horticulture students here have been very pro-active over the years about going out into the community and teaching other people how to treat our planet with more care. They’ve even designed gardens for local schools and, as soon as restrictions are lifted, that’s the work they want to do more of – getting the message of environmental awareness out to the wider community

This mind map represents the work of the students involved in the Green Campus initiative that is run in 3rd level institutions through An Tasice. Promoting Biodiversity onsite is our main theme alongside reducing waste levels, energy and water use in the college. Bat boxes, bird tables, bee & butterfly meadows alongside planting native trees and shrubs and a strong emphasis on producing local organic food onsite helps us achieve our main theme of helping improve biodiversity onsite