How to Apply

Applications will be accepted from Monday 4th April for the coming academic year – September 2016-17.

Prospectus is available online.  Prospective learners are welcome to our Open Morning on Tuesday May 24th 2016:  9.30 – 11.30am.

Application:  The following should be returned to Ennis College of Further Education:

  2. €20 non-refundable deposit
  3. copy of most recent exam results/school report where appropriate
  4. 2 passport photographs
  5. a copy of your DSP card / PPS card / medical card if applicable
  6. a mobile telephone number and e-mail address
  7. a photocopy of your birth certificate
1. APRIL – The first step is to apply – as outlined above.
2. MAY – you will be called for interview at the end of May.  If you apply after May, you will be called for interview in September.
    Garda Vetting forms issued at interview and must be sent through the college for processing.
    Place offered  shortly after interview (letter of offer from the college may be required for susi/BTE).
3. JUNE/JULY – Check if you are eligible for a Grant on or  Start Susi application before August 1st.
The college continues to take applications and queries throughout the summer months.
4. AUGUST – Final round of interviews are held and remaining places will be offered at the end of August and beginning of September.
5. SEPTEMBER – Registration will take place mid-Sept. €100 registration fee and €200 DES contribution are payable on registration (unless Med Card, grant or BTE evidence).  Letter of registration from the college may be required for Susi or BTE.
If Grant, BTE or Med card are not available at registration, then all fees must be paid and can be refunded to you once approved.
Classes start Mid-September – dates will be confirmed at interview.
6. OCTOBER- If you are an Accounting Technicians student, you must apply and register with Accounting Technicians Ireland before October 28th.  See for their key dates.

non-eu nationals

Non-EU Nationals please see If you do not meet the exemption requirements, you are liable for a full tuition fee of €3,653 (subject to change) as per instruction of the Department of Education and Skills. The College Registration and Exam Fees are also payable. The tuition fee is non-refundable. A non-EU national is not liable for the PLC Government Fee of €200.


Interviews are an opportunity to discuss your learning needs and the programme you are applying for and to address any queries you may have.  The key question is “why have you applied for this course?”.  It is useful to have some research done on the career/further education options for your chosen programme.

Interviews will be held in May and places will be offered at that stage. Please allow time for your application to be processed.

Further interview will be held in late August and into September to fill any remaining places.  Therefore early application is advisable.

garda vetting

All learners are garda vetted to access the college facilities.  Garda Vetting forms are only issued at interview and must be sent through the college for processing.  It is useful if you have a list of all addresses you lived at from birth to present, so that the form can be sent for processing on the day of interview.  It can take months for it to be processed.  Garda Vetting may also be required before commencing work experience.

for further information

Ennis College of Further Education
Ennis, Co. Clare
Telephone  065-6829432
Facsimile  065-6840655
Email contact click here

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