Ten Pieces of Important Information

Online Application System
All students are now encouraged to apply on-line where possible. However if you wish to complete a paper copy please contact the College. Closing date for the receipt of first round applications is Wednesday 26th April 2017.

Our application service is open from November each year.  Early applicants may be invited for interview before May, however most interviews are normally held in May of each year. Offer of places will be subject to completion of interview, the achievement of the minimum entry requirements, and the completion of the Garda vetting process. Applicants will be notified of their interview results in a timely fashion after the interview. Late applications will be processed, subject to the availability of places, in late August 2017. As places on all courses are limited, early application is strongly advised. 

A non-refundable administration fee of €10 applies to all applications. Please note that full medical cards (not doctor only cards) may be used in relation to some fees.

Registration and Services Fees
Unless otherwise stated a fee of €245.00 will be payable to include administration and QQI examinations (for students taking QQI Qualifications at Level 5. An additional €30.00 is payable for Level 6 QQI Awards).

These service fees include a non-refundable deposit of €35.00.

Any additional fees are listed on the website or you may contact the College.

Department of Education Fees
All students who enroll on an approved PLC course are required to pay the €200 programme participant contribution to the Department of Education and Science.

The following categories of participant are exempt from paying this contribution:

  1. Full medical card holders in their own right and their dependent children
  2. Those who are eligible under the student grant scheme (SUSI)
  3. Those in receipt of the Back to Education Allowance (BTEA) or
  4. Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS) allowances.

The range of financial support available to students intending to attend Further Education includes: Maintenance Grant Scheme, special rates of Maintenance Grants, and Fund for Students with Disabilities.

For further info see: www.studentfinance.ie or www.susi.ie

VTOS – Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme
To be eligible you must be over 21 years, and 6 months in receipt of a qualifying social welfare payment. This grant may include the cost of some books, lunch and travel expenses.

Specific Entry Requirements
There may be specific entry requirements for some PLC (Post Leaving Certificate) courses and these are clearly outlined in this booklet. Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA) is an entry requirement for the majority of courses except where otherwise stated. Garda vetting is also a requirement for all courses.

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)
At this point in time, there are 40 higher education institutions including Universities, Institute of Technology and private third level Colleges offering place to QQI /CAO applicants. In addition the Higher Education Links Scheme provides access to Level 5 and some Level 6 Advanced Certificates to a number of reserved places on higher education programmes. WIT provides a number of reserved places for all QQI programmes in Templemore -conditions apply.

Work Experience
Work experience is an important element of all our PLC courses. The College has a wide range of contacts and can assist participants in obtaining relevant work experience placement.

European Work Experience – Erasmus+
Fully funded opportunities for European Work Experience, for up to 35 students, is provided each year in Germany, France, and Spain. This opportunity is available to students who are interviewed and deemed suitable for this option.

Guidance, Support, and Special Educational Needs
All students have access to the adult guidance and counseling service in the College. The College will endeavor to provide appropriate supports for students with special education needs and is dependent on the budget received from the funder.

Garda Vetting
Garda Vetting is now a requirement for all students who wish to attend Templemore College.Offers of a place are provisional pending the outcome from the Garda vetting process. All courses offered are subject to the approval of the Department of Education and Skills. Templemore College reserves the right to restructure or cancel any course without notice. This prospectus does not infer or impose any legal obligation on Tipperary ETB or Templemore College to provide courses or other services to students.