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Part Time Information

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

LCFE offers more than 160 part-time

evening programmes over many disciplines

and currently caters for approximately

3,000 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 biannually,

reflecting changing demands

and feedback from learners and industry.

Our part-time 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 to

present this booklet for October 2020 and

invite 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.

LCFE operates as part of Limerick and Clare

Education and Training Board (LCET B)

Further Education and Training (FET)

division. Within this environment LCFE

continues the tradition of developing more

educational opportunities to reflect the

diverse needs of adult learner here in the

Mid-West region.


LCFE has many new programmes available at our Mulgrave Street campus and our Cappamore campus for January 2021. We have as always revised a number of our existing courses. New courses include: Leather Flower Making, Creative Poetry Writing, Medicine & Counter Assistant (MCA) certified by the Irish Pharmacy Union, Radio Podcasting for Beginners, Green Energy Technologies & Energy Management – An Introduction, Pharmaceutical Science and Medical device operations, Chinese for Beginners, Renewable Energy Systems QQI level 5, Personal Professional development (QQI Level 5), Grow Your own Vegetables (Cappamore Campus), and Basic Cake decorating (Cappamore Campus).
Creative Studies for Special Needs with Communications (QQI Level 6), DIY- Electricity, (Cappamore Campus).


In recent years, 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. Endas). It is an excellent spacious

facility with plenty of car parking

spaces. There is also a range of evening

programmes available in our second

facility at Cappamore, which you can

see in this booklet. We will endeavour

to continue expanding 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.


Principal: Pat Maunsell


Director of Adult Education: Arlene Douglas


Assistant Director: Sinead Cross, John Hehir, Liam Duggan


Assistant Principal 2: Margaret Dwane, Eoin McCarthy


Administrator: Sandra McNamara


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

You may choose the following options

when enrolling for a programme:

Courses at each campus commence week beginning Monday 20th September 2021

Please Note: (All Applications and enrolments for September 2021 courses will close on Monday  25th August 2021)

Office Hours – Weekdays only : 

Mon 13th September 2021 to Friday 17th September 2021 – 10am to 1pm, (Mulgrave St Office closed for lunch from 1pm to 2pm ) Office Reopens from 2pm to 4pm 


1 Online (Preferred Method)

Register online for the programme of

your choice by logging onto our website

and following the simple step by step

registration process: www.lcfe.ie

 Application Form September 2021



2 Enrolment at LCFE Mulgrave Street

enrolment – September 2021

Enrolment – for Adult Education Evening Courses for Sept 2021

Office Hours – Weekdays only :

Mon 13th September 2021 to Friday 17th September 2021 – 10am to 1pm, (Mulgrave St Office closed for lunch from 1pm to 2pm ) Office Reopens from 2pm to 4pm




3 Enrolment at LCFE Cappamore

Enrolment for Adult Education day and Evening Programmes for September 2021 will take place at Cappamore campus as follows:

Enrolment at LCFE Cappamore-  Replace January 2021 with September 2021

Enrolment – September 2021

Office Hours– Weekdays only 

Mon 13th September 2021 to Friday 17th September 2021– 10am to 1pm ONLY


NOTE: For convenience it is possible to register for all of our programmes that are available at each campus at either Mulgrave Street or Cappamore where full adherence to social distancing and hygiene etiquette is a requirement.


4 By Post

It is possible to 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



 Application Form September 2021


Return application form(s) to:

Evening Courses,

Limerick College of Further Education,

Mulgrave Street, Limerick


Application Form & Tuition Fees

Fees published in this booklet are tuition

fees only, except where otherwise

indicated. Some validating bodies charge

separate registration/examination fees.

Please refer to their respective websites.

(See back of Booklet).


20% discount on tuition fees

for individuals in receipt of Full

Job Seekers Allowance/ Benefit,

Disability Allowance or One Parent

Family Payment

20% discount on tuition fees for all

full-time LCFE learners

20% discount on tuition fees for all

senior citizens

Terms and Conditions:

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


Discounts cannot be applied for

through the online registration system

Once a course starts no refunds are issued

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 Reaso ns WE CANNOT


 Application Form September 2021



Reasonable arrangements

It is advisable that those representing

Vulnerable Adults (Advocacy groups or

Service Organisations) should contact

the LCFE Adult Education Department in

advance of registering service users so

that proper safeguards can be identified to

accommodate particular needs.


Covid-19 Health & Safety Notification

In the interest of all of our learners,

staff and visitors health & safety, when

enrolling, or attending class-based

courses please observe the Covid-19

signage on entering and existing buildings

and, follow the advice given at the college

concerning hygiene etiquette, hand

washing and to keep a safe distance from

others based on government guidelines.

Hand Sanitiser gel will be provided. If you

wish to wear a face mask or covering or

gloves you must provide these yourself.

A contacts tracing sign in and out may be

in place where guidelines will be issued on

entrance and exit to the college.

Thank you for your assistance and

cooperation in this regard.


Learners must fill out an onsite learning form, prior to entering the college to commence a classroom based course. 

Learner Onsite learning form (Classroom Based Courses)


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.



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.

Discounts cannot be applied for through the online registration system.

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.




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.


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.




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.

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)



The library is open from Mon – Thurs, 6.15pm – 7.15pm; check library notice board for daytime opening hours. Learners need a LEARNER ID card to use the library facilities.

Only full time PLC students/SOLAS trainees/students are entitled to use the LCFE Learner ID or a Student Leap Card. Students must have a minimum of 16 hours of lectures/class time per week, and be enrolled  for a minimum of 6 months duration in any one 12 month period.  For more information see www.studentleapcard.ie/frequentlyaskedquestions

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.



The canteen opening hours are Mon – Thurs, 8.00am – 9.15pm. 


Radio Studios

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

Film & Photography Guidelines

Learners are not permitted to use images of the College or its staff or learners or persons within the vicinity of the college without written authorisation from the Director of Adult Education.

Hair Beauty & Holistic Course Guidelines

Learners Undertaking Hair, Beauty or Holistic courses must adhere to the guidelines and procedures outlines by the certifying body eg A learner where required must agree to wear a uniform as specified and required by the certifying body and may need to supply their own Model(s) to successfully conduct the practical elements of the course and satisfy the on-going assessment requirements of the course. Learners must adhere to all health, safety and hygiene requirements of practical courses as specified.

All models for Hair, Beauty or holistic courses must be over 18 years. There are some exceptions for Hair courses where a model must be over 16 years.



LCFE Mulgrave Street
LCFE wishes to minimise LCFE night school learners’ cars causing any disruption to residents, business premises and property owners near the college in particular on Garryowen Road, Rossa Avenue & Rossa Villas, Markets Field Terrace, Geraldine Villas & Arlington Terrace. As part of the colleges link to Limerick Smart Travel initiative we are recommending that learners should Car Pool as much as possible in the first instance to reduce traffic on Mulgrave Street and the surrounding area. Parking is available in Cornmarket Square Car Park and is within walking distance of the college, near the Milk Market with opening hours 7.30am to late at 1.00am on LCFE college nights Monday to Thursday. There may also be a limited number of car parking spaces available on LCFE grounds. It is the learners responsibility to park legally if they are parking in the surrounding areas and we ask all learners to assist us with this.


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.


Learner Appeals

Learners wishing to appeal their received final result or any aspect of the assessment process must complete this form and return it and a fee of €40.00 per appeal to LCFE before the specified date.

The form can be downloaded here.



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. Even though LCFE night / part-time self financed programmes are only open to learners that have reached 18 year old, 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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This provision is co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014 – 2020.