Application

Applicants must apply online at www.bife.ie. There is no cost to apply.

Offer

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 20th September 2019.  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.

Registration

All fees must be  paid by the registration date which is Thursday 29th August  2019. If a candidate decides to cancel the place before Friday the 20th September 2019  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 20th September. 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.

Privacy Policy

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.

Fees

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