Welcome to Galway Community College of Further Education and thank you for considering us as a venue to participate in a hobby or interest pursuit or continue your education on our part time evening programme.
Galway Community College of Further Education offers more than 60 part-time evening programmes over many disciplines and currently caters for approximately 500 learners annually. There is a wide range of relevant accredited and general interest programmes available every September and January. The programmes on offer are reviewed and updated bi-annually, reflecting changing demands and feedback from learners and industry. Our evening programmes support those in employment or seeking employment and provide others with the chance to explore new pursuits.
Director of Adult Education: Siobhan Hawkins
Please note, registration for September 2019 part-time courses are open.
Registration online will be available from mid-May 2019.
You may choose the following options when enrolling for a programme:
Register online for the programme of your choice by selecting the “Part-Time Course you want to apply for” and click on “Apply” button and following the simple step by step registration process.
Enrolment for Adult Education Evening Programmes for September 2019 will take place at the College as follows:
Enrolment – September 2019 Enrolment for Part Time Courses will take place in Galway Community College on Monday, September 16, 2019, from 18.30 to 20.30. For further information: please contact Director of Adult Education, Siobhan Hawkins by email at [email protected]
For a programme to commence it is necessary to enrol a minimum number of participants. If this number is not reached the programme will be cancelled. Participants will be notified and a full fee refund will be processed.
Tuition Fees for Hobbies and Interest Pursuit Courses cost €120 unless otherwise stated. Material costs for some courses are extra. Duration of Hobbies and Interest Pursuit Courses are 10 weeks.
Tuition Fees for Certified Courses QQI Level 5/QQI Level 6 cost €240. Duration of Certified Courses is 12 weeks.
Note: Discounts apply to tuition fees only and not material fees.
Note: Evidence to support the above must be presented at time of enrolment. This documentation must show your current status with your home address and PPS number. A social welfare card is not acceptable, as it does not indicate current status. Refunds will not be made on evidence produced post-enrolment.
Places cannot be reserved without the full payment of tuition fees. Register for courses online at www.galwaycc.ie by credit or debit card. Postal Orders/Bankdrafts also accepted by post. Cheques, bank drafts or postal orders should be made payable to Galway Roscommon Education and Training Board (GRETB). For Security Reasons, WE CANNOT ACCEPT CASH.
All other programmes must remain viable and be self-financing; therefore, NO REFUNDS, under any circumstances, are available once a programme commences. We regret we cannot entertain any other requests for refunds. Once a programme commences participants cannot defer their place on that programme to another term. It is the responsibility of the participants to inform themselves of the programme commencement date, content, programme duration, etc.
In all cases, fees must be paid before classes commence. Under no circumstances can learners attend a class without an official receipt.
Applications received after the commencement date of a programme will only be accepted at the sole discretion of the Director of Adult Education.
Unfortunately, we cannot facilitate applicants who wish to defer a registered place, either before or after a programme commences, to another term.
Course work will not be returned to learners once submitted for assessment. Learners are therefore advised to retain copies of all course work submitted. This is necessary both for the learner’s own future reference and in the event of the tutor requesting a copy of the course work, for whatever reason. Electronic back-up copies should also be retained. All hard copy materials will be disposed of by 30th September of every academic year.
Results for all QQI assessment will be posted to respective learners in June of each year. Learners completing programmes in the first term in December will also receive their results in the following June. QQI certificates are posted to respective learners in August of each year. Learners wishing to appeal their grades must do so within 14 days of receiving results (from date of postmark). Details of how to appeal will be issued with results.
Assessment entry with QQI requires learners to supply the Director of Adult Education with a correct PPSN, first name, surname and DOB. Failure to supply the correct details will result in the unsuccessful processing of the entry. Throughout the duration of the programme, learners will be asked to verify their data by their teacher to facilitate the entry process. The data will be used for the purpose of assessment entry only.
The college provides free parking to all learners on the college grounds. Galway Community College is not responsible for loss or damage to any motor vehicles or property contained in any motor vehicle while parked on the premises. Motor vehicles are parked entirely at the owner’s risk.
Responsibility cannot be accepted for the loss or damage to the property of the learner.
Due to unforeseen circumstances e.g. tutor illness; a class may be cancelled and rescheduled to another date. If sufficient notification has been received by the college, a text message will be issued to all learners registered on the programme advising them of the change. A cancelled class will usually be rescheduled to the week following the last week of the programme, at the normal time and day. Where this is not possible another date will be selected. On rare occasions, it may be necessary to reschedule a class because of a bank holiday. Learners must provide a valid mobile number when they register for their course.