A.C.C.S. stands for the Accumulation of Credits and Certification of Subjects. It is a scheme that allows part-time study of up to three subjects per year towards full Q.Q.I. Awards in a chosen area of study. These subjects are taken along with our full time students during the day, 

At Carlow College, St. Patrick's  we are pleased to offer you an opportunity to study a range of single subjects (sometimes known as modules) in this way.

How to Apply

To apply for part-time study at Carlow College,St. Patrick's please download and complete the application form (PDF). Once completed, this form should be returned to: 

Admissions Office
Carlow College, St. Patrick's
College Street

Should you require further guidance or information, please contact the College directly at (059) 9153200 or admissionscc@carlowcollege.ie where our staff will be happy to advise you. 

Students with Disabilities

If you are a student with additional educational needs, you are encouraged to contact the Head of Student Services and Learner Supports, Lisa Fortune, at (059) 9153223 to discuss your situation in a confidential and friendly manner.

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A.C.C.S. fees for the 2018/2019 academic year are as follows: 10 credit module (€320); 5 credit module (€175); Examination fee* (per subject) (€50). A discount is available to students in receipt of a social welfare payment and/or students with disabilities. Students are required to provide proof of same.
*Please note that students have the option to sit accredited Q.Q.I examinations. Please indicate whether you intend to sit examinations on your application form.

Fees and Refund Policy

Fees & Refund Policy Course fees are expected to be paid in full at the commencement of the course. Carlow College recognises that some students may have difficulties in paying the full amount in one transaction; therefore, a phased payment option may be arranged subject to certain terms. All such applications will be treated in confidence.
Carlow College has a strict policy in relation to the refund of course fees: a full refund will be given if requested in writing before the commencement of the course.

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