Terms & Conditions

Payment of the full fee guarantees a student a place on the course that they have been offered. €200 of this fee is a government levy and is refundable for full medical card holders and those on grants or Back to Education Allowance. The €50 exam fee is also refundable to medical card holders.

No cash will be accepted at the office. Payments can be made online or by cheque, bank draft or postal order only.

All students can claim a refund for their courses up to 10 days at the start of the academic year. Please note that the college retains €30 administration fee when processing refunds. Refunds will not be offered after this date.

Demand for places is usually high. We will interview for all courses. All prospective students should apply early.

By registering as a student, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to the College’s policies. These regulations are available for you to read and download at http://dunboynecollege.ie/index.php/2015-01-20-15-38-59/college-policies/

In particular you agree that:

Provision of true information: Any information you provide at registration must be true and accurate. The College reserves the right to revoke your registration at any time if you have provided information which is materially inaccurate, falsified or misleading.

Discipline and behaviour: As a student of DCFE, you are subject to the disciplinary regulations of the College. Breaches of discipline can result in a fine, a suspension, expulsion or other penalties. DCFE reserves the right to change a student to a different class where necessary. Plagiarism is the use of someone else’s ideas or work and submitting it as your own. Plagiarised work will be penalised heavily.

Fees: Your registration is provisional until your fees are paid. Failure to pay fees may result in the withdrawal of College facilities. If your fees are not paid, you will not be allowed to receive examination results or to graduate.

Withdrawal: If you decide to withdraw from your course, you must notify the college by email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and return your student card to the library. If you require documentation confirming your withdrawal you can request this in the same email. It is very important that you notify the college by email of your decision to withdraw, so that the date you officially left is correctly recorded. You may require letters to confirm this for future reference. Please note that the date we receive your email will be considered the date of your withdrawal. Failure to notify the college in writing may affect later claims regarding social welfare entitlements.

Please note that all courses in Dunboyne College are officially full-time courses, although you may only receive direct tuition in the college for 2-4 days per week. It is expected that students will use the other days for work experience or for study and assignments. Any letter confirming a student’s registration in the college will state that the course is full-time.

Criminal convictions and Garda Vetting: If you have been convicted of a crime you may be obliged to disclose that to the College. Having a criminal conviction will not necessarily prevent you from

registering, but the College reserves the right, at its discretion, to refuse or cancel registration if you have a criminal record which suggests that you may pose a risk to students or staff or the College. For certain programmes, typically those which involve work placements and contact with children and vulnerable adults, the College will require you to undergo Garda Vetting. Failure to complete Garda Vetting may prevent you from progressing in the programme.

DCFE email and Moodle: At registration we provide you with a DCFE email address and Moodle login details. We will use this email regularly for important messages. It is important that you check this account regularly, or you may miss important information. Course material can be accessed on Moodle and it is important that you use this as tutors may also communicate important information to you this way.

Data Protection: DCFE holds your personal information, (including the e-mail address assigned to you by the College), for administrative purposes, both prior to and on your admission, at registration, for examinations and on your graduation. The College does not release this information to outside bodies except: (a) where required by law, (b) to funding bodies and agencies that support your education, (c) to other educational institutions which you have approached, (d) to service organisations working with the College, (e) to DCFE Alumni to facilitate future contact between you, Dunboyne College and fellow Alumni.

Photos: DCFE may at times take photographs or videos of students engaged in activities or events. These photographs or videos may be used for promotional purposes on our website, social media accounts and/or in promotional literature. If you do not wish your image to be used, please inform the Principal in writing within one week of starting your course. All other students will be deemed to have granted permission for Dunboyne College to use the images.