A record year for Colaiste Stoifain Naofa

4 August 2015
By Bryan T. Smyth


The wide variety of courses available to students at Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa (CSN) has resulted in a record number of student applications for the forthcoming 2015/2016 academic year. CSN, one of the biggest colleges for further education in Munster, has accepted more than 500 applications from school leavers and adult learners already this year.

Vivienne MacSweeney, Principal, CSN said: “Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa has a long tradition of success, we have graduates across a number of different disciplines who have gone on to forge hugely successful careers. We have seen a steady growth in numbers over the past number of years, however we have accepted more than 500 student applications already this year – a record number for the college. We would expect a further increase in numbers following the publication of the 2015 Leaving Cert Results on 12 August,”

Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa has more than 50 courses available across 8 faculties including Art, Music, Business, Furniture & Construction Technology, Humanities, Information Technology, Performing Arts, Science & Horticulture and Sports.

“Choosing a career is one of the most important decisions that you will ever make. At CSN we pride ourselves on our ability to help students to achieve their goals – regardless of what they achieved in the Leaving Certificate,” she added.

CSN provides progression opportunities for students achieving QQI-Fetac Level 5 and Level 6 Major Awards and who are interested in applying for Higher Education programmes.

“CSN students are given every opportunity to succeed and progress, in fact many utilise Higher Education Links Scheme to progress to University or Institute of Technology level. The vocational nature of our courses also means that those students wishing to go directly into the world of work, following completion of their course, are well equipped to do so.”

For further information or to access the 2015 CSN Course Prospectus see, www.csn.ie.

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