How to Apply

APPLICATION PROCEDURES FOR 2017/2018

EVENTDATE
Applications Open 13 Nov 2017
Open Day24 Jan 2018
  • All applications are now on-line. Applicants should make separate applications for each course.
  • All applicants applying by the closing date will be interviewed. Interview slots are limited and some course with high demand may close earlier than the scheduled closing date.
  • Short-listing of applicants may occur on certain courses.

FEES

There are no fees for PLC courses, however you will probably be asked to pay for registration charges by certifying bodies, student services, books, and equipment where the item purchased becomes your personal property. A list of such resource fees is available from the General Office, telephone: 01 6269421.
A deposit of €40 will be required to secure a place on a course. This will not be refunded if you do not avail of the course.

GRANTS

Students may be eligible for Grants if they meet the eligibility criteria. Click for more information on Fees & Grants.

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

The College welcomes applications from qualified international applicants.
International (non-EU) students must comply with Irish immigration requirements and must present either a student visa or a letter of permission to remain in Ireland issued by the Immigration Section of the Department of Justice at registration.
Non-EU students will be required to pay a more substantial fee than EU students for each year of their attendance at BCFE.
For further details, please contact the College office.

Note: EU and International students who are offered a place on a course in BCFE will require a PPS number to complete their registration process. In order to complete the online application form EU & international students should use the following temporary PPS number 1234567A.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE

All courses are delivered through English. Students are advised that to benefit from their chosen course they should be proficient in written and spoken English, and may be required to provide a certified qualification of proficiency in English. A list of approved English language qualifications is available from the College office.

FEES

There are no tuition fees for Irish or EU citizens undertaking PLC Courses.
However all students are required to pay a Resource Fee, which covers registration by certifying bodies, student services, books and equipment where the item purchased becomes your personal property. Non-EU citizens will be required to pay a more substantial fee, as laid down by the Department of Education.

A list of fees is available from the General Office, telephone: 6269421 or by email from
info@bcfe.cdetb.ie
A deposit of 40 euro will be required to secure a place on a course. This will not be refunded if you do not avail of the course. If you do enrol on the course, the amount will be held as a down payment on the charges outlined above.
The charges for certification/registration with certifying bodies may vary, depending on the certification authority involved.

GOVERNMENT LEVY

A Government Levy of €200 per annum was introduced in the 2011/2012 academic year. This contribution must be collected form all learners except participants in the following categories:-

  • Full Medical Card holders (in date at registration) in their own right.
  • Those who are eligible under the Student Grant Scheme
  • Those in receipt of the Back to Education Allowance (BTEA) or
    Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS) Allowances

Note: Evidence of exemption must be sought and retained

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