F.A.Q.

*INFORMATION BELOW APPLIES TO PROSPECTIVE IRISH/EUROPEAN STUDENTS

 

Q. How do I apply ?

On-line applications for the 2015/16 academic year is now Open. Click on the Tab “Apply Here “

Please note: Photo and email are mandatory and course fees are currently being reviewed. A valid email address must be used as correspondence may be made via email.

 

Q. Login for registered students?

 Registered Students September 2015 - May 2016 Login

Registered Students September 2014 - May 2015 Login

 

Q. I do not have a credit card ?

You may go to www.3v.ie and acquire a prepay credit card (free).

 

Q What is the deadline for receipt of application ?

Aug 25th 2015 - Late Applications may be accepted on some courses if spaces are available

 

 Q What is the Registration Fee ?

Registration Fee is €125 (this is non refundable).

 

Q What is the student contribution ?

 Budget 2011 provided for a reduction in non-pay capitation rates (including the enhanced PLC capitation grant) as well as the introduction of a €200 annual PLC programme participant contribution. This circular sets out the new enhanced capitation rates and the operating arrangements for the PLC programme participant contribution.

The rate changes apply from 1 January 2011 and PLC programme participant contribution arrangements will apply with effect from the 2011/2012 academic year.

 

Q What is the entry/age requirements?

 The PlC Programme caters for those who:

 Have completed senior cycle education, and require further vocational education and training to enhance their prospects of employment or progression to other studies.

Are adults returning to education who may not have completed the senior cycle but are deemed by the provider to have the necessary competencies and capacity to undertake the Programme.

Participants must be at least 17 years of age on commencing the course.

Academic entry requirements should be appropriate to the award being offered and may include the Established Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP), Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA), QQI Level 4 or equivalent

 

 Q What are the entry requirements?

 Please refer to entry requirements outlined in individual course details.

 

Q Letter of Registration/ Attendance

 Letters of registration/attendance will be issued during the month of September. Please retain a copy as a fee may be incurred if a re-issue is required.

 

Q Stamping Social Welfare/Medical cards forms. Etc

 Forms requiring official North Kerry College stamp should be posted to the Administrative Office with a stamped addressed envelope included. This form will be returned to the name shown within 10 working days. Alternatively the form can be left in the box provided outside the Administrative Office including the stamped addressed envelope for return of same. Forms will not be processed without the inclusion of the SAE.

 

Q Is there an interview?

 There is an interview process and students will be contacted with regard to this.

Please refer to the Further Education Progression structure on Kerry ETB website

 

Q What are the Fees and how do I apply?

Payments can be made online, otherwise payment in cash will be accepted.

There is a €125 registration fee. All other fee details are available in each course detail

 

Q I have a Medical card – What do I pay?

Your medical card covers QQI exam fees & PLC Government Levy of € 200 only. Registration fee is paid by all applicants.

 

Q Are fees refundable if I do not commence a course?

Please refer to Fee policy

 

Q How will I know if my application is received?

You will receive an automated response if you apply online, and by post in all other cases.

 

Q When do I receive notification of acceptance?

Conditional offers will be made in June.

 

Q When do I register?

Registration takes place in late May & September and you will be notified by post/email.

 

Q I want to change courses. What do I do?

Contact the PLC Director and complete a Change of Details Form.

 

Q I want to change my details. What do I do?

Contact the Office and complete a Change of Details Form.

 

Q Where do I find accommodation details?

There are many letting agencies in Listowel town and also on the internet. A noticeboard is available in our College.

 

Q When do I get my timetable?

Classes are scheduled from 9.15am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. Timetables are available from September (which are subject to change).

 

Q I'm unemployed, do I pay fees, is there any reductions

Contact your local Employment Exchange/FAS with regard to funding.

 

Q How do I apply for the grant?

Contact Student Universal Support Ireland SUSI - https://www.grantsonline.ie/

 

  Q When is my grant paid?

If the grant application is processed, the 1st instalment is usually paid by the end of October.

Grant payments are made directly to your account by Student Universal Support Ireland SUSI

 

Q Is my course fee refundable on receipt of grant.?

 No

 

Q Does the grant pay my registration/course fee?

 No.

 

Q What do applicants do for VTOS & BTEI courses

Contact Adult Education Officer Iseult Glynn and VTOS co-ordinator Rena Liston in the college

 

Q I have completed a QQI course previously and am exempt from some modules. What do I do?

You need to contact your Course Director upon commencement of your course.

 

Q When are the Holidays?

Holidays are outlined on the Department of Education & Skills website.

 

Q If I'm out sick what do I do?

Your Course Director should be informed. Doctors certificates must be forwarded to your Course Director

 

Q When are my Assignments due?

Assessment Schedules will be available for all Students in September. Your tutor will notify you of your assignments. Assignments for tutors must be given to your tutor directly.

 

Q When are the Results out?

Results will be posted end of July, no results will be given over the phone.

 

Q When is Graduation?

Graduation is in October 2015

 

Q How do I arrange to see the Guidance Counsellor?

There is a Drop-In Careers Service available to all students from 10.00am to 12.00noon from Monday to Thursday in Guidance Office. No appointment is necessary. This service is for quick queries for up to 15 minutes, alternatively e-mail

 

Q I want to withdraw. What do I do?

You need to contact your Course Director, if you wish to withdraw.  A de-registration form will need to be completed.

 

Q How do I arrange to see the doctor?

The College Doctor will visit the College Thursday from 2.00 to 4.00pm.

 

Q What are the office hours for students enrolled atNorth Kerry College?

 9am – 12.00pm  only. Forms for Stamping or Signing should be placed in the box outside the Admin office in a stamped self addressed envelope for processing.

 

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