CCT wants to make all of its courses as affordable and accessible as possible. All programme prices have been reduced within the last 3 years, in line with the downturn in the global economy. Please contact the college directly for course fees information.
The following are some additional funding and scholarship schemes currently operated by CCT:
- Early Booking Discounts
Avail of an Early Booking Discount by enrolling on your programme up to 6 weeks prior to course commencement.This option affords significant savings on the actual course fees for applicants who are in a position to book early onto their course of interest and can also complete full payment of their course fees prior to the start date of the course.
- Installment Payment Facility
Any applicant’s who may be experiencing difficulties in sourcing full funding for a course prior to commencement, an installment plan can be discussed with the College Admissions Personnel. This plan requires an applicant to pay a minimum of €1,000 or 50% of the course fee, whichever is the larger prior, to the commencement of the course. The balance outstanding is then payable upon course commencement.
- Back to Education Allowance Scheme
CCT is recognised by the Department of Social Protection as meeting the criteria for students who are seeking the Back to Education Allowance. Please click here for further details on this scheme.
- Company Discount Plan
The College of Computer Training (CCT) is partnered with all Information Technology companies in Ireland, to provide a 5% company discount to employees, for any CCT programmes. To qualify for this discount option, you must prove that you are an employee of a company missioned to the Computing and Information Communications Technology industry of Ireland.
- FAS and SOLAS Funding
The Irish government have established and mandated training and development agencies like FAS in the past, and the new SOLAS organisation, with up-skilling, training and developing unemployed persons in Ireland. CCT is a well established provider of programmes related to this national funding, and is recognised for provision of programmes aligned to this funding.
- CCT Scholarships
On an annual basis, CCT releases details about the College Scholarship Scheme for Irish School Leavers, whereby, students interested in enrolling in a higher education and training programme at CCT, can avail of a full year 1 scholarship fees exemption. Prospective applicants, must fulfil the following application criteria:
- You must apply for CCT on the CAO Application Form
- You must send in a letter of application for the CCT Scholarship Scheme for Irish School Leavers competition, along with a one page essay detailing your reasons and motivation behind your desire to embark on a career in Computing and IT
- Further details on any IT / Computing projects you may have completed so farCCT encourages prospective applicants to be as innovative and creative as they possibly can with their essay and/or project, in the application.The College of Computer Training (CCT) also provides 5 General Student Scholarships, up to a value of EUR1,000 per scholarship awarded, to 5 lucky candidates, who satisfy the following criteria:
- The scholarship will be awarded to candidates who successful complete an in-house interview. This semi-structured interview will deal with all aspects of a client’s application including prior academic success, career plans and commitment to education.
- Students can apply for this scholarship by simply making it known to the college, on the application form, that they wish to be considered for this partial General Student Scholarship.
- Tax Relief is available at the standard rate of tax on tuition fees paid for full-time and evening courses, of at least 2 years duration and applies to fees up to €5,000. The relief may be claimed either on the individual’s tax return at the end of the tax year or during the tax year when the fees have been paid.Approved Undergraduate Courses
Undergraduate courses must:
- be carried out in an approved college;
- be of at least 2 academic years duration; and
- in the case of courses carried out in colleges and institutions that require approval by the Department of Education and Skills for the purposes of this tax relief, the course must be approved by that Department.
Approved Postgraduate Courses
Postgraduate courses must:
- be carried out in an approved college;
- be of at least 1 academic year but no more than 4 academic years in duration; and
- lead to a postgraduate award based on either a thesis or an examination.
Also, the person taking the course must already have a primary degree or equivalent qualification.
How to claim
Details of any payment made towards the fees, received or to be received, must accompany the claim. These include grants, scholarships, payment by an employer and any other payments in respect of relevant fees. All registered students will receive a receipt from the CCT Student office for the purpose of making a tax claim. In order to claim, a person must submit a written claim to his/her local Revenue Office and include a receipt from CCT showing
- Amount of Tuition Fees
- Name and address of individual who paid tuition fees
- Name and address of student
- Course of study and duration
- Confirmation that the college is privately funded in Ireland
- Download the Claim Form for Tax Relief form
- Information on Tax Relief can be found on the review page Tax Relief for Tuition Fees in respect of Third Level education – IT 31