Ten Pieces of Important Information

TEN IMPORTANT PIECES OF INFORMATION

1.ON-LINE APPLICATION SYSTEM
All students are now encouraged to apply on-line where possible. However, if you do not have access to the Internet, or if you need help with your application, we will help you if phone or call to the College. Please apply by the end of April if possible, however applications are open to the end of September each year.
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.

Consultation Meeting with College Staff
On-line application service is open from the beginning of November each year. Early applicants will be invited to a
consultation meeting with College staff as early as possible, however most consultations are normally held inMay of each year. The consultation meeting aims to assure students that they have chosen the right programme and that they are capable of achieving certification. Offer of places will be subject to a consultation meeting, as well as
the completion of the Garda vetting process where relevant. The College will inform applicants in a timely fashion after meeting staff. A non-refundable administration fee of €10 applies to all applications.
Please note that the use of medical cards in relation to fees must be full medical cards and not doctor only.

2. REGISTRATIONAND SERVICES FEES
Unless otherwise stated a fee of €245.00will 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 under each course outline.
3. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FEES
All learners who enrol 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:
• Full medical card holders in their own right and their dependent children
• Those who are eligible under the student grant scheme
• Those in receipt of the Back to Education Allowance (BTEA) or Vocational TrainingOpportunities Scheme (VTOS) allowances.

4. CERTIFICATION
All our courses offer certification either by QQI or by internationally recognised bodies such as:
• CIBTAC
• CIDESCO
• City & Guilds
• Department of Education
• Comp Tia
• CISCO.

5. SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS 
There may be specific entry requirements for some PLC (PostLeaving 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 some courses.

6. HIGHER EDUCATION LINKS SCHEME

At this point in time, there are 40 higher education institutions including Universities, Institute of Technology and private 3rd Level Colleges offering places to QQI CAO applicants. In addition to the Higher Education LinksLevel 5 Certificates and some Level 6 Advanced Certificates to a number of reserved places on higher education
programmes, the Institutes of Technology and some higher education institutions operate admissions criteria and scoring system for non-specific QQI Levels 5 and 6 Certificate applicants.

7.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.

8. EUROPEAN WORK EXPERIENCE – ERASMUS +
Opportunities for EuropeanWork Experience is provided each year in locations such as Germany, France, and Spain.This opportunity is available to students who are interviewed and deemed suitable for this option.

9. GUIDANCE, SUPPORT, AND SPECIAL EDUCATION NEEDS
All students have access to the adult guidance and counselling service in the College. The College will endeavour to provide appropriate supports for students with special education needs and is dependent on the budget received
from the funder.

10. COURSESMAY BE RESTRUCTURED OR CANCELLED
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 website does not infer or impose any legal obligation on Tipperary ETB or Templemore College to provide courses or other services to students 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.

Noel Colleran PhD

Principal