Applicants must apply online at www.bife.ie.
Attend for Interview.
Applicants will be invited for interview at the Institute. Applicants will be selected on suitability
and a ﬁrst come/ﬁrst served basis. They should bring the following to the interview:
- A copy of Leaving Certiﬁcate results (if applicable)
- A brief Curriculum Vitae
- A Portfolio of Work (where necessary)
- References (where necessary)
Successful applicants will be offered a place by post and email subject to them achieving the basic entry requirements laid out in the prospectus and must secure their place by paying an acceptance fee of €50. All fees must be paid by the registration date which is Thursday 29th August. The acceptance fee is non-refundable. All other fees will be refunded if the applicant subsequently decides not to take their place before Friday 20th September 2019. Failure to pay the relevant fees may result in a lapse of their offered place. All candidates who accept an offer agree to abide by the policies and procedures of the Institute.
All learners must register at the Institute on the designated registration date.
Courses at Bray Institute of Further Education are funded largely by the European Social Fund. Tuition costs are covered for Irish or EU citizens undertaking PLC courses. There is no application fee, however all learners are required to pay the following:
•An Acceptance Fee of €50, to be paid when offered a place on a course.
•A Resource contribution fee of €365 for learner services*, paid annually.
•A QQI Exam Fee of €60. (All learners who hold a medical card, who are a dependent of a medical cardholder or in receipt of VTOS or BTEA are exempt from paying this charge). The remaining courses offered by the Institute are certified by other accrediting bodies namely: BTEC, ITEC, ATI and City & Guilds. Please contact the Institutes reception to find out the costs of these examination fees.
•A Government Levy of €200 paid annually. Eligible participants on PLC courses of more than one year’s duration must pay the contribution for each year of the course. (Learners who are holders of a medical card or a dependent of a medical cardholder, in receipt of a SUSI grant, VTOS or BTEA allowance are exempt from paying this charge).
There is also a cost of registration with professional bodies for a small number of courses such as Accounting Technicians Ireland (ATI).
*Resource fees are used as a general fund to maintain the facilities and learning resources for PLC courses including administration and operational requirements.