FAQ’s

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

Apply online from the link on our homepage.

How much does it cost to apply?

Application is free.

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.

When are interviews being held?

The first round of interviews will be held on 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th May.  Your interview time will be sent to you via text and email.

What is the deadline for applications?

Friday 29th September 2017

Are all courses full time?

Yes, all run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday

What is the age/entry requirement?

Leaving Certificate or equivalent, or by interview for mature students (over 24 years).

Are there fees for the courses?

The registration fee is €140 payable at registration by cash or cheque, all cheques made payable to “Longford Westmeath ETB”.  We do not accept online payment or Visa/Debit cards. There is also a Department of Education fee of €200 which must be paid at registration.  You are exempt from paying this if you have a medical card, BTEA or SUSI grant. Closing date for exemptions is 29th September 2017.

Are the fees refundable?

In the event of a course being cancelled all fees are refunded.  Refund of Government levy of €200 by proof of exemption up until 29th September.

If I do not start the course are my fees refundable?

No.

Are there extra fees for class materials?

Some courses do carry extra charges for materials, all information will be given to you at induction.

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.  Details of how to apply will be given to you during the year.

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?

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?

Answer: 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.

What modules are covered in year 1 and year 2 of Beauty Therapy?

Please refer to course description.

What job opportunities are there for me when I complete the course?

Please refer to course description