The ethos of the college is one of participation and students registering in the college are full time students. Full participation in your course is a requirement and all courses involve elements of group and teamwork in which your contribution is necessary to your success on the course. Continuous assessment is an essential feature of all the college courses and this requires full participation. Courses are demanding and like all college courses success is dependent upon commitment and hard work.
The policy of the college is based on the policy of the CDVEC in respect of learners in further education. This policy is as follows –
Every course/activity requires a commitment to attend all parts of the programme on offer fully and punctually. Any learner unable to fulfil this commitment may be required to leave the course/activity. Absence for reasons covered by a medical certificate fall outside minimum attendance requirements.
Learners who have been absent without satisfactory explanation for fifteen days will be deemed to have opted out of the course. In general a minimum of 75% attendance is required. Re-affirmation of enrolment can occur only with the permission of the Principal.
The policy of the college is to address unsatisfactory attendance in consultation with the learner.
Students registering in the college are full time students. Courses are demanding and like all college courses success is dependent upon commitment and hard work.
It is advisable for students, at the outset, to be aware of this because working too long hours at part-time jobs can, and does interfere with the quality of your own achievement.
The demands on you by the course tutors and lecturers does not allow for excessive work outside the college.
As a general guideline it is recommended to all college students that they maintain a level of part-time work not greater than eleven hours per week.
We can only advise you and hope you would give your first commitment to your college work
Work Experience is an important part of many of the college courses. The arrangements adopted for different courses will vary but in general the Work Experience will cover a block of 2 to 3 weeks. Students are encouraged to find their own work placement but assistance will be given by college staff as necessary. The work placement must be with an employer appropriate to the course. For FETAC courses a minimum of 10 days is required.
Your work placement allows you to apply the knowledge and skills which you have acquired during the course and to develop further skills such as teamwork and communication. Your progress on the placement will be monitored by a college tutor and will normally play a significant role in your assessment.