Applicants must apply online at www.bife.ie. There is no cost to apply.
Successful applicants will be offered a place by post, subject to them achieving the basic entry requirements laid out in the prospectus/website and must secure their place by paying an acceptance fee of €50. A resource fee must be paid within a month of the offer. The €50 acceptance fee is non refundable. All other fees will be refunded if the applicant subsequently decides not to take their place before Friday 18th September 2020. Failure to pay the relevant fees may result in a lapse of your offer. All candidates who accept an offer agree to abide by the policies and procedures of the Institute.
All fees must be paid by the registration date which is Thursday 27th August 2020. If a candidate decides to cancel the place before Friday the 18th September 2020 he/she can apply for a refund of this money by filling out a refund form which is available at the Institute’s reception. Refunds will not be made after the 18th September 2020. This decision can be appealed to the principal in exceptional circumstances.
Student Rules, Regulations & Policies
When registered on a course, students must adhere to the rules, regulations and policies of the Institute.
Staff of the Institute will respect the confidentiality of sensitive information held by Bray Institute of Further Education. This would constitute material such as:
- Personal information
- Information received in confidence by the Institute
- Any commercially sensitive information or other information sensitive to the reputation of the Institute
- Any other material, release of which might constitute an unlawful or unethical act.
Staff will ensure to the extent that it is in their power and remit that the Institute complies with all relevant statutory provisions (eg Data Protection Acts, 1988 and 2003, and the Freedom of Information Act, 1997) as they relate to the Institute.
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* fee for learner services of €365.
•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).
* Resource fees are used as a general fund to maintain the facilities and learning resources for PLC courses including administration and operational requirements