Application Procedure

Applications for all daytime courses are invited from the 1st November prior to the commencement of the course.

Application Process:

Step 1 – Application

The application form should be completed and returned to the Admissions Officer, Killester College of Further Education, Collins Avenue East, Killester, Dublin 5.  Applications may also be made on-line by logging on to the College’s web site at www.killestercollege.ie.  All applications will be acknowledged by post or by e-mail in the case of on-line applications.  The College’s website is compliant with the WAI guidelines as adopted by the National Disability Authority.

Step 2 – Interview

Applicants will be invited for interview at an enrolment session in the College.  The purpose of this interview is to determine the applicant’s capacity to participate on the course for which they have applied.  In some cases, applicants may be called for a second interview.

Step 3 – Acceptance of Offer
Full –Time Courses
  • Successful candidates will receive a letter of offer by post.
  • Upon receipt of a letter of offer, a successful applicant may hold a place on the course until course registration at the beginning of the academic year by paying a deposit of €40.  This deposit in non-refundable in accordance with Department of Education & Skills regulations.
  • Applicants will be notified of the details of course registration by post.  A notice will also be posted on the college website.
Part-Time Courses
  • Successful candidates will receive a letter of offer by post.
  • Applicants claiming free tuition under the BTEI scheme must provide a BTEI SW2 form. This must be completed, signed and stamped by social welfare or signed by a CE Supervisor, where applicable.  See Back to Education Initiative
  • For applicants not claiming free tuition under the BTEI scheme, a deposit of €40 is required to secure a course place. This deposit in non-refundable in accordance with Department of Education & Skills regulations.
  • Applicants will be notified of the details of course registration by post.  A notice will also be posted on the college website.
Step 4 – Registration
Full-time Courses

In order to secure a course place and complete enrolment, all those who have paid the deposit will be invited to course registration at the beginning of the new academic year.

To complete enrolment the following must be returned to the college:

  • PPS Number
  • Medical Card Number, (if applicable)
  • Balance of course costs including Government charge, where applicable
  • Fee payment, where applicable
  • 1 Passport Size Photograph
  • Completed Reference Form
Part-time Courses

Applicants for part-time courses are invited to attend for registration at the beginning of the academic year.

  • For students who have met the requirements for free tuition under the BTEI Scheme, a BTEI SW1, ‘Confirmation of Offer’ form will be supplied to those who have completed enrolment.
  • Those who do not wish to take up the offer must let the college know in writing as soon as possible.
  • For students not eligible for free tuition under the BTEI scheme, the balance of the course fees is payable.

Note: The College can accept payment for full/part time courses in the form of cheque, postal order, laser card and credit card.  Cash is not accepted.

Applicants should note that course places are secured on a first-come first-served basis on the registration date.  Applicants (part time and full-time) who do not attend for course registration may forfeit their place unless prior written notice is received by the College authorities.

Step 5 – Commencement

Courses begin in mid-September. Participants who do not attend the first day of the course may forfeit their place unless prior written notice is received by the College authorities.

Step 6 – Late Applications

Where an applicant is successful at interview but the course is full, his/her name will be placed on a waiting list.  Places which become available will be offered to successful applicants on the waiting list.

Interviews for vacant places on courses will be held after the commencement of the new academic year.  Late applications are accepted up to the end of September.

Deferral of Places

Successful applicants who wish to defer their place must apply in writing to the College Principal before the date of the course registration.  Places may only be deferred for a maximum period of one academic year. Deposits will be refunded to applicants if they successfully obtain a deferral.

 

Appeals Procedure

In the event of a dispute in relation to enrolment an applicant is entitled to appeal this decision to the City of Dublin VEC in accordance with section 29 of the Education Act, 1998.  The appeal application form and a copy of the full procedure are available from the Principal on request.

Evening Classes

Applications for evening classes are accepted during public enrolment sessions which take place prior to the commencement of classes in September and January each year.  Applications are not accepted prior to these sessions.  Admission to these classes is subject to the following administrative arrangements:

  1. The course fee must be paid in full at enrolment.
  2. The College can accept payment for evening classes in the form of cheque,   postal order, laser card and credit card.  Cash is not accepted.
  3. No refund of fees can be made except where a course does not form.