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This section of the site covers specific information for learners/applicants on LCFE's part time programmes running by evening. Just click your chosen option on the menu.

Introduction & Welcome

Welcome to Limerick College of Further Education and thank you for considering us as a venue to continue your education.

 

LCFE offers more than 160 part-time evening programmes over many disciplines and currently caters for approximately 3000  learners annually. There is a wide range of relevant accredited and  general interest programmes available every September and  January. The programmes on offer are reviewed and updated bi-annually, reflecting changing demands and feedback from  learners and industry. Our evening programmes support those in  employment or seeking employment and provide others with the  chance to explore new pursuits. We regard learning as a lifelong  pursuit and see education as an important step in the adventure  towards greater personal development and growth. LCFE is both flexible and adaptable in meeting the needs of adult learners and  provides programmes and expert tuition over many fields of study with accreditation by a number of prestigious validating bodies. We  are delighted that you have visited our website and invite we you to  join us on a programme of learning at the College.

 

Since 2013 Further Education and Training has been recognised as the fourth pillar of the Irish Educational System. SOLAS, as an agency of the Department of Education and Skills (DES) has been tasked with creating a world class integrated FET sector that is responsive to the needs of learners and the requirements of a changed economy. Within this environment LCFE will continue the tradition of developing more educational opportunities to reflect the diverse needs of adult learner here in the Mid-West region.

 

Due to the popularity and expansion of our range of programmes LCFE has scheduled a number of them at the Further Education and Training Centre, Kilmallock Rd. campus (formerly St Enda’s). From September 2016 we plan to considerably increase our provision at this excellent spacious facility with plenty of car parking spaces. There are also a range of evening programmes available in our second facility at Cappamore, which you can also see in this site. We will continue to endeavour to expand the range of programmes available to learners in LCFE, demonstrating our commitment to providing the widest variety of learning opportunities in the Mid-West.

 

LCFE supports its teaching and learning with up-to-date resources reflecting business standards and local industry needs. Our greatest asset and key to our success is our staff. They are dedicated, professional and committed to the learners who come here.

 

The preferred method of enrolling on programmes is to register online. This is a fast, secure and easy way to register your application. So why not go to www.lcfe.ie
and explore the full listing of our programmes and prices. This booklet provides you with an overview of what LCFE has to offer and our website provides many of the answers to your queries. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

 

Director: Pat Maunsell

Director of Adult Education: Enda Finn

Assistant Directors of Adult Education:

Sinead Cross

Arlene Douglas

Carmel Ronan

Special Duties:

Margaret Dwane
Eoin McCarthy

Administrators: Sandra McNamara, Declan Doody

 

The contents of this site are for information purposes only. No guarantee is given that the programmes, syllabi or fees may not be altered, cancelled or otherwise amended at any time.

Part-time Enrolment Procedure

January 2017 Enrolment

 

Our next intake for part-time programmes will be January. Our online application system for all our part-time programmes is now open and our new Evening Programmes booklet is now published.

All programmes at all campi commence week beginning January 16 September 2017.

You may choose the following options when enrolling for a programme:

 

Online (Preferred Method)

 

Register online for the programme of your choice by clicking on the “Part Time Apply” button on the  right of the screen and following the simple step by step registration process.

 

Enrolment at LCFE Mulgrave Street

 

Enrolment for Adult Education Evening Programmes for January 2017 will take place at the College as follows:

 

Enrolment – January 2017

 
Tues 3rd January – Thurs 12th January
10am – 5pm
Mon 9th January – Tuesday 10th January
5pm – 7pm

Cappamore

Tues 3rd January – Thurs 12th January
9.30am – 1.30pm
Mon 9th January – Tuesday 10th January
Tuesday 10th January
5pm – 7pm
 

NOTE: For convenience it is possible to register for all of our programmes that are available at both campuses at either Mulgrave Street or Cappamore.

 

By Post

 

One may register by post by returning a completed application form and payment by cheque, bank draft or postal order. Please make payable to Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board (LCETB). FOR SECURITY REASONS, WE CANNOT ACCEPT CASH. Return application form(s) to:
Evening Programmes,
Limerick College of Further Education,
Mulgrave Street, Limerick

 

Download Application Form

 

Tuition Fees/Refund Policy

Fees published in this website are tuition fees only, except where otherwise indicated. Some validating bodies charge separate registration/examination fees. Please refer to their respective websites.

 

LCFE EVE DISCOUNTS

Note: Discounts apply to tuition fees only and not materials fees

Proof for the applicable discount must be provided at registration

Proof for a discount will not be accepted once a programme commences. No discounts are available once a programme commences.

Application forms cannot be processed nor places reserved without the full payment of tuition fees. Cheques, bank drafts or postal orders should be made payable to Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board (LCETB).

For Security Reasons WE CANNOT ACCEPT CASH.

 

Programme Cancellation

 

For a programme to commence it is necessary to enrol a minimum number of participants. If this number is not reached the programme will be cancelled. Participants will be notified and a full fee refund will be processed. Any fees paid by cash are refunded by cheque and will require some time to process.

 

Viable Programmes

 

All other programmes must remain viable and be self-financing; therefore, NO REFUNDS, under any circumstances, are available once a programme commences. We regret we cannot entertain any other requests for refunds. Once a programme commences participants cannot defer their place on that programme to another term. It is the responsibility of the participants to inform themselves of the programme commencement date, content, programme duration, etc.

 

Important

 

In all cases fees must be paid before classes commence. Under no circumstances can learners attend a class without an official receipt.

Applications received after the commencement date of a programme will only be accepted at the sole discretion of the Adult Education Department.

 

Programme Deferrals

 

Unfortunately, we cannot facilitate applicants who wish to defer a registered place, either before or after a programme commences, to another term. See Refund Policy.

Examinations/Assessment

Certificates of Attendance

 

Certificates of Attendance are posted to respective learners within two months of programme completion. Certificates of Attendance are only issued where a learner has 70% attendance on the programme.

Replacement Certificate: A replacement fee of €20 will apply for the re-issuing of a certificate of attendance.

Assessment Reasonable Accommodation (QQI)
Any learner wishing to avail of this must contact the Adult Education Department at the commencement of his/her programme. Details on the procedure for examination accommodation will be provided on week one of the programme. Applicants will be requested to submit details of a professional assessment outlining their disability/learning difficulty. Applications made to the Adult Education office after the third week of the programme may not be considered. This applies to written examinations only.

 

Assignment/Project Submission

 

Course work will not be returned to learners once submitted for assessment. Learners are therefore advised to retain copies of all course work submitted. This is necessary both for the learner’s own future reference and in the event of the tutor requesting a copy of the course work, for whatever reason. Electronic back-up copies should also be retained. All hard copy materials will be disposed of by 30th September of every academic year.

 

Examinations

 

Learners are encouraged to undertake examinations of the respective validating bodies. Learners will be informed by the Examination Officer and teacher as follows:

Examination entry procedure and dates for examination entry:

It is the responsibility of the learner to register for all relevant examinations and pay the appropriate examination fee. Examination entry fees are non-refundable.

Dates for presentation of projects and assignments:

Projects cannot be accepted after the specified dates.

 

Dates of examination sitting:

 

These will be located on the examinations’ notice board located on the ground floor and on the Adult Education notice board on the top floor.

Issue of Assessment/Exam Results & Certificates

 

QQI Programmes

 

Results for all QQI assessment will be posted to respective learners in June of each year. Learners completing programmes in the first term in December will also receive their results in the following June. QQI certificates are posted to respective learners in August of each year. Learners wishing to appeal their grades must do so within 14 days of receiving results (from date of postmark). Details of how to appeal will be issued with results. If, in the unlikely event, a learner has not received any results by the end of August please contact the examinations officer by emailing qqinight@lcfe.ie

Assessment entry with QQI requires learners to supply the Adult Education Department with a correct PPSN, first name, surname and DOB. Failure to supply the correct details will result in the unsuccessful processing of the entry. Throughout the duration of the programme learners will be asked to verify their data by their teacher to facilitate the entry process. The data will be used for the purpose of assessment entry only.

 

 

Non-QQI Programmes

 

Other validating bodies have their own time frame for the issuing of results and certificates. Please consult their respective websites or contact the examination officer for further details.

College Facilities

(LCFE, Mulgrave Street)

 

Photocopying

There are two learner photocopiers available for evening learners.

 

Library

The library is open from Mon – Thurs, 6.30pm – 8.30pm; check library notice board for daytime opening hours. Learners need a LEARNER ID card to use the library facilities.

These cards are available in the library at a cost of €5. You require a passport photograph to receive a LEARNER ID card.

 

Computer Rooms

LCFE is constantly updating its computer facilities and currently has 9 state-of-the-art Computer Rooms including an Apple iMac laboratory. All are networked and connected to a high-speed internet connection.

 

Canteen

The canteen opening hours are Mon – Thurs, 8.00am – 9.15pm. Access to hot drinks and snacks is also available via vending machines located on the ground floor.

 

Radio Studios

The college also has state of the art radio studios. LCFE college radio broadcasts online at imixradio.ie

 

Parking

 

LCFE Mulgrave Street
The college does not provide parking facilities to learners. It is the learner’s responsibility to park legally if they are parking in the surrounding areas. If there is sufficient interest a local car park may offer parking at a very competitive rate.

 

LCFE Cappamore
The campus provides free parking to all learners on the college grounds. LCFE are not responsible for loss or damage to any motor vehicles or property contained in any motor vehicle while parked on the premises. Motor vehicles are parked entirely at owner’s risk.

 

Further Education and Training Centre Kilmallock Road Campus (KRC)
A number of LCFE’s part time programmes now take place at the Further Education and Training Centre (formerly St. Enda’s community school) on the Kilmallock Road. The campus boasts great facilities and has ample free parking spaces available.

General Information

Change of Address

The college needs to be informed of any change of address to ensure the prompt delivery of all correspondence, examination results, certificates etc. This can be emailed to: adulted@lcfe.ie. The college is not responsible for any delivery delays or non-delivery caused by a third party.

 

Property

Responsibility cannot be accepted for the loss or damage to the property of the learner.

 

Class Cancellation/Rescheduling

Due to unforeseen circumstances e.g. teacher illness; a class may be cancelled and rescheduled to another date. If sufficient notification has been received by the college, a text message will be issued to all learners registered on the programme advising them of the change. A cancelled class will usually be rescheduled to the week following the last week of the programme, at the normal time and day. However where this is not possible another date will be selected. On rare occasions it may be necessary to reschedule a class because of a bank holiday. Learners must provide a valid mobile number when they register to study with LCFE Evening School.

 

Garda Vetting

LCFE/LCETB is committed to practices which safeguard the welfare of learners, young people and vulnerable adults. LCETB is registered with the Garda Central Vetting Unit and will be conducting Garda Vetting on learners attending programmes where it is identified that possible interaction with children and vulnerable adults is a feature of the programme. Any information disclosed by the Garda Central Vetting Unit may be shared with the appropriate decision making personnel in prospective work experience organisations. It is the learner’s responsibility to ensure that all information is correct, as any omission will mean a delay in the processing of the application.

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