How do I apply for a course in Longford College of Further Education?

Apply online from the link on our homepage.

How do I know if my application is successful?

Once you apply you will receive a confirmation text message and email.  After this you will be contacted and called for interview. Your application will be assessed at interview and you will then know if you are successful.

What is the deadline for applications?

Friday 27th September 2021

Are all courses full time?

Yes, all run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday to Thursday and 9.00 am to 1.15 pm Fridays.

What is the age/entry requirement?

Leaving Certificate or equivalent, or by interview for mature students (over 23 years).

Whar are the fees?

Registration fee for 21/22 is €100 (non-refundable*).
There is a Government Levy of €200 (not payable for medical card owners and if you receive a SUSI or BTE grant).
Some courses require additional fees for class materials.

How much do class materials cost?

Beauty Therapy  € 145.00 
Advanced Beauty Therapy € 140.00 
Business Level 5 € 30.00 
Hairdressing Level 5 & Junior € 60.00 
Hairdressing Senior € 250.00 

Are the fees refundable?

Refund of Government levy of €200 by proof of exemption up until 28th September 2021 or if you quit the course early.
*In the event of a course being cancelled all fees are refunded.

Can I get a grant for a course in Longford College and how do I apply?

Apply for a grant through SUSI as you would for any third level course, susi.ie

Can I go to college from a course in Longford College?

All our courses are recognized by the CAO for entry into third level colleges.  Level 6 certificate offers progression to year 2 of a degree.
Details of how to apply will be given to you during the year. All courses are QQI standard and are linked with the HEI Links Scheme.

Can I talk to someone before I apply?

In the courses section of the website there are details of each course.  There you will find an email address for the coordinator of each course.

Can I change to a different course after I apply?

Yes, if there are places still available in the new course you chose. Talk to your course coordinator as soon as possible, contact details for each course is on the website.

I have a letter from social welfare/medical card which needs stamping, what do I do?

Bring it to college reception for stamping.

What qualifications do I get from the Beauty Therapy course?

On successful completion of the course you will receive  CIBTAC (The Confederation of International Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology) ITEC (International Therapy Examination Council) QQI Level 5 Work Experience, QQI Level 6 Indian Head Massage 6N3477 & QQI Level 6 Electrical Epilation 6N3475.

Is there kits for the beauty therapy course and how much are they?

Kit fees will vary slightly each year an approximate cost for year 1 is €960 and €580 for year 2.
All course and kit fees must be paid before commencement of the course.

Do I have to wear a uniform in Beauty Therapy?

Yes, full uniform must be worn every day . Details of this are given at interview.