Terms and Conditions of Admission

  • It is the student’s responsibility to register with the relevant professional body, where applicable, or apply for any examinations held externally. The College, where legislatively required, may collect exam fees on enrolment and register students with external examination bodies.
  • If a student is required by the Department of Justice to leave Ireland because of non-or poor attendance, or because of any breach of law, tuition fees paid will not be refundable.
  • Students are expected to be present in the appropriate class 5 minutes before the class commences. Teachers reserve the right to refuse admission to students who arrive more than 15 minutes late.
  • Unless otherwise stated, fees for courses quoted are for tuition only. Registration fees with professional bodies and / or examining boards, examinations fees, books, manuals, writing materials, etc are not included.
  • If the application form is signed on behalf of the student by his/her sponsor/ guardian/ representative, the above conditions still apply.
  • Enrolling for a course at the College constitutes a binding agreement on the student to attend the course and pay the full tuition fees.
  • All declarations made in applications for admission are accepted in good faith. Any false declarations about qualifications or age, or failure to produce documentary evidence of entry qualifications may render a student liable to expulsion from the course to which he/she has been admitted. In such cases a student will not be entitled to any refund.
  • The College reserves the right to cancel courses, amalgamate classes, change class times or schedule, or change the number of lectures in a week or discontinue a course if the need arises.
  • Students who change address or any other contact details must notify the college immediately.
  • Important notices to students are displayed on the college’s main Notice Board and it is the student’s responsibility to ensure that such notices are read.
  • A place will not be guaranteed for students who have not paid the appropriate fees by the due date.
  • Tuition fees are payable in full before a student commences studies.
  • The registration fee is non-refundable, except when an application for admission has not been accepted or if the course for which a student has enrolled will not run.
  • Tuition fees or deposits paid are not refundable. However, if a student has been refused a visa or entry to Ireland, the total fees paid will be refunded, apart from the sum of €150 provided all of the following conditions are met:
    • The student has not entered Ireland
    • The student has informed the College in writing about his / her inability to start the course. The college must receive the written notice at least four weeks prior to the commencement date of the course.
    • Should the student cancel their attendance at the course between two and four weeks prior to course commencement, 50% of the paid fees will be refunded. Tuition fees are non-refundable past that date.
    • The college is given a copy of the original letter issued by the Irish Embassy, confirming the refusal of a visa.
    • The Certificate of Enrolment and the receipt for the fees paid are returned to the college in their original form.
    • The student has appealed against the refusal of a visa. If an appeal has been lodged, the fees will be refunded less the registration fee only upon receiving documentary evidence that the appeal has been refused.  Should a student fail to appeal tuition fees are refunded at 50% of the tuition fee.
  • Letters for extensions of visas will be issued only to students who have maintained a minimum attendance of 80% or not less than 16 hours per week daytime, from Monday to Friday, in accordance with Irish regulations.
  • Students are required to attend classes regularly and punctually. The College reserves the right to report to sponsors and/or other interested parties or authorities students who do not observe this rule. Where a student has been absent for reasons of health, a doctor’s certificate must be provided, to cover the period of absence.
  • Students unable to attend their course by the scheduled date must inform the College in writing at least two weeks prior to the commencement of their course. Any period of absence will be recorded.
  • Student communications will be displayed on the college notice board. It is the responsibility of the student to read any notice displayed. At times communication in relation to personal information will be conveyed to students via email. It is the students responsibility to ensure the college has a valid email address.
  • Student’s progress is recorded and analysed on monthly basis (monthly reports are filled by lecturers and teachers, verified by the Director of Studies)
  • Applications for deferment of the starting date, which are not received within the specified time, will only be accepted at the discretion of the college and will be subject to transfer fees. Transfer fees also apply to changes in courses within the college.
  • Students who are late in starting their course will not be entitled to any refund of, or reduction in, tuition fees. This also applies where students have been absent from classes for a period of time, or where they may not have been attending all the subjects for which they have enrolled.
  • The course fee does not include the cost of textbooks, notes, or past examination papers. These resources can be bought at an affordable price from the examination authorities or educational bookshops.
  • The College will not be held liable for any property or money lost on the College premises. Students using the College’s address to receive mail do so at their own risk. The College accepts no responsibility for any loss of mail belonging to students.
  • Students may only take holidays (a) when it is a stated exception as part of a course or (b) as per the college holiday calendar
  • The student agrees to comply with rules as set out in the student handbook.
  • A fee of €10 will be applied for holiday, attendance and exit letters.
  • If you fail to agree to any of IBC’s Terms and Conditions and this results in your initial application being refused you can appeal this decision by submitting a typed letter outlining the relevant area(s) in question. Upon receipt of information, your appeal will be reviewed within 10 days, and you will be notified in writing of the final decision. We do not accept faxed appeals and all appeals should be posted or hand-delivered in one package
  • In the event that a student has a complaint they are required to provide the college in the first instance with the right to a response in order to address the concern or remedy the situation through the internal complaints procedure.