FAQs

  1. When will I be notified of my interview time and date?
  2. How soon will I know after my interview that I have been offered a place?
  3. Can I receive a refund if I decide not to pursue my course?
  4. Am I exempt from paying the full fee if I am a medical card holder?
  5. Are there other extra fees due later in the year during my course - exam fees etc?
  6. Can I apply for a SUSI grant?
  7. Do I have to attend regularly to be approved for my SUSI grant?
  8. I cannot remember my User ID number or Password, where can I find this?
  9. Transport to and from the college?
  10. Are there accommodation services for students?
  11. Are there any open days in the college?
  12. Directions to the college?
  13. Are courses full-time or part-time?
  14. Are night classes available in DCFE?
  15. Can I enrol in a Fetac Level 6 course?

 

When will I be notified of my interview time and date?

Usually no later than four weeks after you submit your application. An email with a time and date will be sent to applicants a week prior to interviews.

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How soon will I know after my interview that I have been offered a place?

Usually no later than four weeks after your interview. Depending on demand, you may be contacted sooner. An letter of offer will be emailed and payment requested; once full payment is received your place on your chosen course is secured.

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Can I receive a refund if I decide not to pursue my course?

All students can claim a refund anytime up to the 23rd September 2015. This can be requested by emailing the Administration office.   A €30 administration fee will be deducted from your payment.

Please Note: Refunds cannot be claimed after this date.

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Am I exempt from paying the full fee if I am a medical card holder?

€200 of the course fee is a government levy and is refundable for full medical card holders and those on grants or BTEA. The remainder of the fee is payable.

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Are there other extra fees due later in the year during my course - exam fees etc?

No, there are no other fees due to be paid throughout the academic year. Exam fees are included in all course fees and if you are enrolled in Nursing /Healthcare the cost of a Manual Handling Course is also included in your course fee.

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Can I apply for a SUSI grant?

Yes, you can apply for SUSI grant through http://www.susi.ie. If you are approved by SUSI you must have at least 80% attendance throughout the academic year to continue to receive your monthly payment from SUSI.

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Do I have to attend regularly to be approved for my SUSI grant?

You must have at least 80% attendance in a given calendar month to be approved for your grant. Your grant arrangement is between you, the student, and SUSI but DCFE must monitor your attendance and if there are unexplained absences in a given month, your grant will not be approved for that month. It is the student’s responsibility to explain any absences and provide medical certs so that these may be taken into account when approving grants.

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I cannot remember my User ID number or Password, where can I find this?

ID number is displayed on your acknowledgement letter that is sent by email immediately after you submit your application online. Or you can email the Administration office who will email you back with your ID number. Your PPS number is your password.

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Transport to and from the college?

Where no bus service operates, there is private bus set up, depending on the number of students to may wish to use the service.
Private Bus Service – For Ashbourne and Ratoath Areas, Contact John @ 086 2574662
For Trim and surrounding Areas, Contact Adrian Byrne @ 0863888500 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Are there accommodation services for students?

Please contact the office by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get details of people who offer nearby accommodation to DCFE students.

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Are there any open days in the college?

We have two open days scheduled on 28th January and 25th February from 2 - 4pm.

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Directions to the college?

Directions and map can be found on our website under headings transport and directions.

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Are courses full-time or part-time?

All courses are full-time. College hours from 8.55am to 3.40pm daily.

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Are night classes available in DCFE?

No, there are no night classes held in DCFE.   St. Peter’s College, Dunboyne hold night classes that commence in September and January of each year. Contact details 01 8252552 or check their website for details.

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Can I enrol in a Fetac Level 6 course?

Yes, only if you have previously completed and achieved a Fetac Level 5 in the same type course.

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