Part Time Courses starting September 2017
Applications now open for part-time courses commencing September 2017
Part-time courses allow you to combine full-time employment with education. You can maintain an income and work towards your educational objective at a pace that suits your particular circumstances. At ITB we have designed our part-time programmes in a way which accommodates the competing commitments of employment and education.
We have a wide range of Part time courses from Higher Certificate to Post Graduate level in Business, Accounting, Computing, Engineering, Early Childhood Care & Education and Horticulture.
See list of Part Time Courses
Upcoming ITB Open Days :
Tuesday 5th September 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Click on each of the links below to find out more...
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.
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 : email@example.com
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 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. See minimum entry requirements .
Transcripts and supporting documents can be posted to the below address:
The Admissions Office
Institute of Technology Blanchardstown,
Blanchardstown Road North, Dublin 15
Step 3 : The Admissions Office will assess your application once it is deemed complete (ie. - deposit and transcripts have been received)
Step 4 : An offer or regret of a place will be sent by email. If your application is unsuccessful you will receive a refund of your €250 deposit to the credit / debit card which was used to pay the course fee.
Step 5 : Register and pay fees online on receipt of offer email and collect student card on the night your classes commence.
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 requirements 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.
Applicants who have obtained a qualification outside the Republic of Ireland or the UK, are requested to provide evidence as to the equivalence of their award on the National Framework of Qualifications. Applicants should go to Quality & Qualifications Ireland www.qqi.ie to align their foreign qualification with an Irish qualification. Applicants must provide a copy of their award, transcripts of results and certified translations of same.
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 1530.
All applicants will be charged an application deposit of €250 by debit or credit card at the time of making an online application.
This deposit will be offset against the published course fee.
If you do not pay the application deposit, your application will be deemed incomplete and ITB will not receive your application.
ITB reserves the right to cancel any course and/or amend courses, fees, regulations or timetables at any time.
In order to assist students in paying their fees, the following are the payment options:
|Full Payment: Prior to course commencement .|
Pay in two instalments: First Instalment of 50% due prior to course commencement and Final Instalment of 50% due before 31st January.
|Option 3||If your employer is paying your fees please email firstname.lastname@example.org with details of your Employers name, address and contact person who should receive the invoice before course commencement..|
Non - Payment Penalties
1st Instalment - Non-compliance will result in loss of IT Facilities with effect from14th October 2016
2nd Instalment - Non-compliance will result in loss of IT Facilities with effect from 01st February 2017
|Examination Results will be withheld|
Fees for Progressing Carrying modules
Normally students who are progressing carrying modules from a previous year are required to pay fees in respect of the modules they are carrying in addition to the published course fee. The fees are charged at €50 per credit (for example a student carrying a 5 credit module will pay an additional €250).
Fees for Repeating and Attending modules
Students who are repeating and attending a full/part year of study will be liable for fees. The fee will be calculated on a per credit amount of the full course fees. Students who are funded through Springboard or ICT are liable for repeat and attend fees.
Your credit / debit card information is encrypted and the Admissions office at ITB does not have access to your card details at any time. All fees quoted are set annually and subject to change for subsequent years of a course.
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?
Yes, see payment options 2 above.
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. See payment option 3 on the information you need to submit.
Can I get a receipt for fees paid?
If you pay online you will receive an email acknowledging your online payment. An official receipt can be requested from our Fees and Grants Office after October 1st. Email email@example.com to request a receipt.
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 and they have a valid student card.
Accounting Technicians Ireland (ATI) students should contact the ATI directly for a booklist.
FEE REFUND POLICY
The €250 application deposit is non-refundable. It will only be refunded where an applicant was not allocated a place on a course or the course is cancelled.
- Where a student officially withdraws from their course prior to 31st October - a full refund of course fees paid less the €250 application deposit.
- Where a student officially withdraws from their course between 31st October and 31st January, the student is liable for half the course fee. Therefore the student will only be entitled to a refund if they have paid more than half the course fee.
- Where a student withdraws after 31st January no refund will be made.
Refunds are processed to the payee and card which was used to pay the fee.
Wednesday 6th September 2017.
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 for each year of hte course) 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 completed 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 an email confirming the Institute’s decision in relation to your application.
When do classes start and end? What is the calendar for the year? When are the holidays?
The Academic Calendar for 2016/17 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 19th September 2016 on the night your course is running.
Where can I get a timetable for my classes?
Classes will be delivered on the days/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 an email regarding registration and where 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.
Do I need to register?
Yes, all students need to register online before the first night/day in college. Your offer email will contain the registration link and your Student Number.
What happens on the first night ?
You will meet the Admissions Office staff in Block A, room A60. We will confirm your attendance on the course, take your photo, issue your student card and activate your computer account which is vital for all classes.
Do I need to bring anything on the first night?
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.
Part Time Courses
BN903, BN422, BN306, BN509, BN528, B529, BN530BN311, BN420, BN030
|BN003, BN026, H4037, BN033|
|BN742, BN701, BN303, BN403, BN709 (Accounting Technicians),|
Institute of Technology Blanchardstown (ITB), Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) and Institute of Technology Tallaght (ITT Dublin) are working together to jointly create a Technological University (TU) for Dublin, under new legislation which is scheduled to go through the Houses of the Oireachtas this year. Building on the established strengths and resources of the three institutions, the creation of a new TU for Dublin is an exciting opportunity for us to offer the widest possible range of choices to our students and to further enhance our contribution to society and to Ireland’s recovering economy. With campus locations in Blanchardstown, Dublin City and Tallaght, we aim to play a significant role in the social and economic development of the Dublin Region while continuing to serve our local communities.
Under the proposed legislation, and in preparation for application to be designated as Ireland’s first Technological University, ITB, DIT and ITT Dublin will merge as one legal entity. Application for designation as a Technological University will take place shortly afterwards, and we would hope to achieve that designation within a year of application. The name of the new institution has not been decided at this point. Students choosing a programme of study now, to commence in September 2016, should continue to make their choice based on the programmes offered in each of the three existing institutions. All programmes offered in the three institutions lead to awards validated within the Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) framework and the new institution will continue to have awarding powers from Level 6 to PhD.
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.