Part time Courses starting September 2013 - Applications Now Open !!!
Our next Open Evening will take place between 5pm - 7pm on Thursday, 11th April 2013.
It's your opportunity to find out more about our courses, check out our modern campus and attend the many talks, tours and demos we organise.
We have a wide range of Part time courses from Higher Certificate to Post Graduate level in Business, Computing, Engineering, Early Childhood Care & Education, Creative Digital Media and Horticulture.
Please note that the number of participants on certain courses is limited. We recommend that you apply early in order to ensure a place on the course of your choice.
All of our Part-time programmes are designed to allow you to maintain an income and work towards your educational objective at a pace that suits your particular circumstances. All you've got to do is decide which one is right for you.
Our marketing team will be happy to give you information and advice in relation to all programmes before you start the course. Call us on 01 885 1530 or email us : firstname.lastname@example.org
Application to Part-time Courses must be made online. Click here to Apply Online.
The Application Process
Step 1 : Apply for your course online. Please note an application deposit of €250 must be paid at the time of application by credit card, laser card or visa debit. If you do not make a payment at the time of application, your application will be deemed incomplete and will NOT be received by our Admissions Office.
Step 2 : Provide transcripts where required. You will receive an automatic acknowledgement letter on completion of your online application. Check our website for the minimum entry requirements for the course you wish to apply for and provide transcripts for each year of your previous course and a copy of your award providing evidence of your eligibility.
These documents can be uploaded to https://upload.itb.ie or posted to the below address:
The Admissions Office
Institute of Technology Blanchardstown,
Blanchardstown Road North, Dublin 15
Step 3 : The Admissions Office will then assess your application once it is deemed complete (ie. - deposit and transcripts have been received)
Step 4 : An offer or regret letter will be sent by email. Your offer email will ask that full payment of the course fee (less the €250 application deposit) is paid before the date of registration which will be stated in the letter.
Full payment for the course can be paid online.
If you receive a regret email you will receive a refund of your €250 deposit to the credit/debit card which was used to pay the course fee.
Step 5 : You register for the course on the night of registration as specified in the offer email.
Each course has specific minimum entry requirements and you must check the course information on the Institute website for the entry requirements for your chosen course.
Only applicants who provide evidence of meeting the minimum entry requiremants will be admitted to the course. Applicants must provide a full transcript of results for each year of their previous course and a copy of the award.
What if my qualifications were obtained outside of Ireland ?
- If you obtained a qualification outside the Republic of Ireland or the UK, are requested to obtain a letter from Qualifications Recognition (www.qualrec.ie) comparing your foreign qualification with an Irish qualification.
- Qualifications Recognition is the Irish centre that provides an information service that helps individuals compare their foreign qualifications with Irish qualifications on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications (www.nfq.ie).
- ITB regards this information as extremely important to verify the level of your award and enable the Institute to speedily make a determination on your eligibility for the course for which you have applied.
The qualification recognition service is free of charge, however assessment of a qualification may take a few weeks so it is advisable to apply at least 3 months before the start of the course.
Qualification Recognition do not operate a public office or call-in service at this time. You can submit email queries through the QQI Contact Us page or call us on 01 - 905 8227.
Instruction for all courses at ITB is normally through English (excluding any language modules) and applicants who do not have Leaving Certificate English must provide evidence of equivalent competence through school leaving or matriculation examinations or achievements of a minimum standard in recognised tests of English as listed here.
Please submit a copy of these certificates at the time of application. In exceptional circumstances students may be admitted to courses without these formal certificates.
Where an applicant cannot provide certificates of results in school leaving exams equivalent to the Leaving Certificate or in the recognised tests listed on the previous page they must complete the International students – Assessment of English Language Competency Form and return it to the admissions office at the time of application.
This form can also be requested from the admissions office on 01 885 1000.
All applicants will be charged an application deposit of €250. This deposit will be offset against the published course fee and is non-refundable.
The balance of the course fee must be paid in full before registration (i.e. published course fee less €250)
Your card information is encrypted and the Admissions office at ITB does not have access to your card details at any time.
The application deposit is only refundable where you are not allocated a place or where the course is cancelled.
If you do not pay the application deposit, your application is incomplete and ITB will not receive your application.
I am unemployed, can I get funding?
The Institute does not provide funding for any course and all our part-time courses are self-financing. However the Institute has received funding in the past to run courses for people who are unemployed and will advertise clearly on the homepage of our website any funding initiatives, so please check this regularly. You should also check the springboardcourses.ie website for such initiatives and contact your local social welfare office for further advice.
Can I pay my fees in instalments?
No. Part-time courses are self-financing and will only run where the Institute has received a sufficient number of fully paid applications for each course.
If my employer has agreed to pay my course fees what do I need to do?
You must make an online application and pay the €250 application deposit.
You need to email email@example.com giving your employers, name, address and the name of a contact person to whom the invoice should be sent. Once your company has paid your fees in full you will receive a refund of the €250 deposit.
If you work for a large organisation which has multiple offices you will be sent a form to complete, as we will require additional information.
Can I get a receipt for fees paid?
If you pay online you will receive an email acknowledging your online payment. An official receipt will also be automatically posted to your home address by our Fees and Grants Office. You do not need to request one.
Can I get tax relief on my fees?
Students who pay their own fees are entitled to tax relief at the standard rate on tuition fees paid on courses leading to a third level qualification. Courses must be a minimum of 2 years duration.
You need to send a copy of the receipt for fees to your local revenue district along with your P60. A list of approved colleges/courses can be accessed on the revenue commissioner’s website www.revenue.ie.
See list of local revenue offices http://www.revenue.ie/en/contact/index.html
Are books included in the course price?
No. Lecturers may suggest you purchase books while on the course and this is at the students expense. Please note the Institute has an extensive Library on campus in Block F and students may utilise this service provided that their fees are paid in full and they have a valid student card.
ATI students should contact the ATI directly for a booklist.
FEE REFUND POLICY
- The application deposit is only refundable where you are not allocated a place or where the course is cancelled.
- NO REFUND will be made where you withdraw from a part-time course after commencement of the course.
Where an applicant is not successful in obtaining a place on a course, fees paid by credit/debit card are refunded to the card which was used to pay the course fee.
The closing date for all Undergraduate courses starting September is Friday 6th September 2013.
The closing date for all Postgraduate courses is Tuesday 4th June 2013.
Please note that the number of participants on certain courses is limited.
Places on all courses are allocated to qualifying candidates in order of receipt of completed applications therefore we recommend that you apply early in order to ensure a place on the course of your choice.
How can I check the progress on my application?
You will receive an acknowledgement of your application at time of online application.
If you have submitted all supporting documentation for your application (i.e. application deposit of €250 and transcripts) please await a reply from the Institute.
We would ask that you do not contact the Admissions Office regarding the progress of your application as large volumes of calls delay the processing of applications.
The Institute will endeavour to inform you of their decision in relation to your application within 3 weeks of receipt of the application or within the week after the closing date of all applications.
How will I be informed of the Institute’s decision?
You will receive a letter by email confirming the Institute’s decision in relation to your application.
How long is the course?
All courses vary in their duration. Please see specific course information for details on the length of the course on the Institute website www.itb.ie or in the prospectus.
When do classes start and end? What is the calendar for the year? When are the holidays?
The Academic Calendar for 2013/14 outlining start date, holidays, exam dates etc. will be available shortly at http://www.itb.ie/CurrentStudents/index.html
Christmas and Easter holidays will be outlined on the Academic Calendar on the Institute website.
When will the course commence?
Classes for part-time courses will begin on the week commencing 23rd September 2013 on the night your course is running.
Where can I get a timetable for my classes?
Classes will be delivered on the nights advertised on the Institute website www.itb.ie and in the prospectus.
A detailed timetable for each module will only be available on the night of registration.
Where will the course take place?
All courses take place on campus at the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown. You will receive a letter regarding registration and the letter will state which building and room you need to go to on your first night.
Are exams held during the day or in the evening?
Exams are held during the day in January and May for all full-time and part-time students.
Can I get exemptions because of previous qualifications?
An application for exemptions will only be considered from a registered student. Therefore you can only apply for exemptions once you have completed registration. Please note you must apply for exemptions before 30th September and you must discuss your application with your course co-ordinator.
What happens on the night of registration?
You will meet the Admissions Office staff in Block A, room A60. We will confirm your attendance on the course, take your photo for a student card, issue card and activate your computer account which is vital for all classes.
What do I need to bring for registration?
Once you have been offered a place and have paid the course fee in full, you do not need to bring anything else to registration.
The course usually begins on the same night as registration so students may want to bring a pen and paper.
Can someone else register for me?
If I cannot attend class during the first week, when can I complete registration?
You must contact the Admissions Office on the Monday of the week you wish to start classes to arrange a registration time. We cannot cater for individual registration sessions so you will be given one further opportunity to attend registration.
Only registered students with a student card can attend classes and have access to computers.
I need confirmation from the institute that I am attending this course, where can I get a letter?
A letter confirming you are a registered student can be obtained from the
Student Information Desk (SID) Block F in the Library once you have completed registration on the night your classes commence. You will not be issued with a letter prior to registration. You will only receive an offer email from the Institute prior to registration.
I have recently changed address; does the institute need my new address?
Yes. You must inform the Admissions Office of your new address by email prior to registration. If your address changes after you register with the Institute you must notify the Student Information Desk (SID) Block F in the Library and this will then be updated on our system.
Where is the Admissions Office on campus and what are the opening times?
The Admissions Office is located in Block A, Room A60.
It is open to the public Monday-Friday from 11.30am to 12.30pm and from 2.30pm to 3.30pm.
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Confidentiality and Data Protection
- The institute undertakes to use its best endeavours to treat as confidential any information provided by individuals or others, subject to the Institute’s obligations under law.
- The information requested and held by the institute is only such information as is required to determine eligibility for admission, for statistical purposes and for marketing by this institute only (e.g. you may receive information about future courses offered by the Institute). Your personal information will not be given to parties outside of the institute and will be treated in strict confidence, except when required by state organisations.
Quality Assurance of Courses - The National Framework of Qualifications
The Institute of Technology Blanchardstown has reviewed all its programmes to ensure that they meet the standards defined in the National Framework of Qualifications (www.nfq.ie). All programmes at ITB have undergone a Quality Assurance Review in Spring 2011. Implementation of the recommended changes will take place between September 2011 and September 2012. This may result in minor modifications as described in the prospectus & the website.
Please note that acceptance of fees is not a guarantee of a place on a course. For a course to commence, it is necessary to receive a minimum number of complete applications from eligible applicants. If this number is not reached, the Institute reserves the right to cancel or discontinue the course. Students may only attend classes for which they have applied, paid all fees in full and completed the registration process. It is important that the level and content of a course suits your needs and meets your expectations. In order to find out relevant information on course content, entry requirements, extent of extra work required outside class, assessment methods etc. you should study the specific course information for the course you're applying for on our website. ITB reserves the right to cancel any course and/or amend courses, fees, regulations or timetables at any time.