We are delighted that you have chosen NCI to pursue your education goals. On this page you will find everything you need in order to register as a student and prepare you for the commencement of your course.


Getting Started

Step 1 - Paying Your Fees

In order to be a registered student of the National College of Ireland you must pay your course fees.

This can be completed in a number of ways;

1.       Pay a 20% deposit and complete a direct form: If your course is listed on the direct debit schedule you can pay a 20% deposit of your course fees now and spread the remainder over a number of months. Make sure to check the direct debit schedule for details of how the remainder of your payments are spread over the calendar year.

You must return a completed and signed direct debit form in order to completely confirm your registration. The completed form can be emailed to fees@ncirl.ie

 

2.       Pay 50% of your course fee: If your course is more than 13 weeks in duration you can pay a 50% deposit before the course commences and a further 50% will be due before the commencement of your second semester.

 

3.       Employer Sponsorship/Funding: If you are in receipt of funding for your course please complete the Sponsorship Form and return to fees@ncirl.ie. Please ensure you confirm the amount you will be funded for on this form. The sponsorship form must arrive at least 5 days in advance of your course commencing to ensure you are registered on the course.

 

Fees can be paid over the phone by calling 1850 221 721 and picking option 3. Payments can be made using a debit or credit card. The College does not accept cash on the premises or American Express.

If payment is made over the phone, a receipt will be sent out within 5 working days. 

 

Step 2 - Log In Details

Before commencing your course you first need to login to your NCI account and set your password.

You do this on the Password Management section of the website.

The Setting your Password  guide will give you a step-by-step guide through this process.

Step 3 - Get Your Student Card

NCI offers a service which allows students to download a photo app to their smart phone or desktop/laptop and take their own Student Identification Photo. This photo will then be used to print your student card.

New students must submit their ID photo via the app in order to receive their student card. 

To print your student card, the college requires a passport style photograph. Please follow our step by step guide to downloading the app and taking your student card photo. 

(Please note photos uploaded during the application process will not be used for your student card).

Students commencing courses in autumn 2020 will receive their student cards in September.

Step 4 - Your Timetable

Semester One 2020/2021 timetables will be published in September 2020. You can view your course timetable at any stage from this point online by using the dedicated timetable section of the website.

Simply search for your course then choose your week & day range.

Step 5 - Your Online Classroom

In order to access your online classroom please follow the steps below. This guide is for Windows 10 users. A mac guide will be available shortly

Download Teams

Please follow the steps below or watch the informational video which will go through some handy hints and tips.
  • Follow the steps below;
    • You do this opening your browser and searching for "Microsoft teams download"
    • Click into the Microsoft link
    • Click the "Download for desktop" option
    • Click "Download Teams"
    • Once the application is downloaded and installed you will need to login using your NCI username (e.g. x12345678@student.ncirl.ie) and password. To set your logins please refer to Step 2 above.
  • Next you need to check your timetable to see what lecture is scheduled. 
  • Then go to Teams and click on the Calendar icon
  • You should see your class has been scheduled and you will be able to join by clicking into the event and pressing "Join".

Troubleshooting

Q. What if there is no learning event scheduled in Teams or Outlook?

A.   IT Support have provided step by step guide to assist you in setting up your lectures in Teams. 

You may have registered with the College after your learning event was set up and cannot see a scheduled event in Teams or Outlook.  This is nothing to worry about it, simply watch the instructional video on syncing your lecture calendar. 

Please be aware when doing the above the sync is not immediate, it will take a couple of hours for your events to show in your calendar. Please ensure you complete the above in enough time BEFORE your lecture is due to commence. 

Q. The course commences today and I have only registered yesterday or today. 

A. Part time students who are registered or pre-registered 48 hours before the course commences should be able to see their learning events by following the steps above. Unfortunately if you register later than that you may not be able to access your learning event. 

You can access a recording of your missed learning event once your access has been enabled. 

Q. I have been told my class will not be using Teams

A. Some specific classes will be using Adobe Connect. These classes will be contacted directly by the School of Computing with further information. 

Step 6 - Returning to Campus

NCI staff, in collaboration with representatives from the Students' Union, have put together a protocol for students ahead of your return to campus. The document outlines the measures the college has put in place for your safety and it is a requirement that you read through the protocol before returning to campus. 

Return to Campus Safety Protocol for Students (PDF 676KB)

It is mandatory for students to complete a COVID-19 Questionnaire and to receive a response confirming that you may return to campus. You may be asked to show this email confirmation at the entrance of the College. If you receive an email saying that you must not attend a campus, be assured that the COVID Manager will contact you within 48 hours to explain why or to better understand your circumstances.


Orientation and Start Dates

Part-Time Masters

Registration

On-site registration will not take place for courses commencing in September 2020. Students are asked to pay fees following the instructions outlined in Step 1 of the Getting Started section. New students can then reset their log in details online and obtain their student card using the Student Photo App. Instructions on how to complete these tasks are contained in Steps 2 and 3.

 

Orientation

Please see below for your orientation schedule.

Course Orientation Date
Leaders for Change - Certificate in Non-Profit Leadership and Management (CNPM) Monday, September 21, 2020. 5-6pm
Master of Arts in Educational Practice (MAEP) Tuesday, September 22, 2020 6-7pm
Master in Business Administration (MBA) Monday, September 21, 2020. 5-6pm
MSc in International Business (MSCIBE) Monday, September 21, 2020 5-6pm
MSc in Management (MSCMGMT) Monday, September 21, 2020 5-6pm
MA in Human Resource Management (MAHRM) Monday, September 21, 2020 5-6pm

 Your Orientation Session:

  • Please watch the short overview video: How to Get Started with Microsoft Teams

  • Download & install the Microsoft Teams App to your PC prior to your orientation session - Download Microsoft Teams
    * please note the use of mobile devices is not recommended

  • Login to the Microsoft Teams App using your NCI username & Password. Please note your username format should be x12345678@student.ncirl.ie

  • During your orientation session you may be required to use a webcam and microphone

  • It is recommended to use headphones during the session as it reduces audio feedback.

For any questions on your orientation please email orientation@ncirl.ie.

 

Course Start Date

 

Please find below indicative start dates. All dates are subject to change. Timetables will be made available from the Timetable section of the website in September, so please ensure you check your timetable to confirm the date, time and location of your first class.

Course Start Date
Leaders for Change - Certificate in Non-Profit Leadership and Management (CNPM) Monday, September 28, 2020
Master of Arts in Educational Practice (MAEP) Tuesday, September 29, 2020
MA in Human Resource Management (Top-Up Programme for PGDHRM Graduates Only) (MAHRM08) Thursday, October 1, 2020
Master in Business Administration (MBA) Monday, September 28, 2020
MSc in International Business  (MSCIBE) Monday, September 28, 2020
MSc in Management (MSCMGMT) Monday, September 28, 2020

Part-Time Postgraduate Diplomas

Registration

On-site registration will not take place for courses commencing in September 2020. Students are asked to pay fees following the instructions outlined in Step 1 of the Getting Started section. New students can then reset their log in details online and obtain their student card using the Student Photo App. Instructions on how to complete these tasks are contained in Steps 2 and 3.

Orientation

Course Orientation Date
Postgraduate Diploma in Cloud Computing  Wednesday, September 23, 2020 5-6pm
Click here to join orientation
PG Diploma in Cyber Security Wednesday, September 23, 2020 5-6pm
Click here to join orientation

 Your Orientation Session:

  • Please watch the short overview video: How to Get Started with Microsoft Teams

  • Download & install the Microsoft Teams App to your PC prior to your orientation session - Download Microsoft Teams
    * please note the use of mobile devices is not recommended

  • Login to the Microsoft Teams App using your NCI username & Password. Please note your username format should be x12345678@student.ncirl.ie

  • During your orientation session you may be required to use a webcam and microphone

  • It is recommended to use headphones during the session as it reduces audio feedback.

For any questions on your orientation please email orientation@ncirl.ie.

 

Course Start Date

 

Please find below indicative start dates. All dates are subject to change. Timetables will be made available from the Timetable section of the website in September, so please ensure you check your timetable to confirm the date, time and location of your first class.

Course Start Date
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in Human Resource Management (PGDHRM) Tuesday, September 29, 2020
PG Diploma in Arts in Educational Practice in Teaching for Further Education (PGDEP) Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Part-Time Higher Diplomas

Registration

On-site registration will not take place for courses commencing in September 2020. Students are asked to pay fees following the instructions outlined in Step 1 of the Getting Started section. New students can then reset their log in details online and obtain their student card using the Student Photo App. Instructions on how to complete these tasks are contained in Steps 2 and 3.

 

Orientation

Course  Orientation
Higher Diploma in Science in Computing (HDCSDEV) Thursday, October 1, 5-6pm

 Your Orientation Session:

  • Please watch the short overview video: How to Get Started with Microsoft Teams

  • Download & install the Microsoft Teams App to your PC prior to your orientation session - Download Microsoft Teams
    * please note the use of mobile devices is not recommended

  • Login to the Microsoft Teams App using your NCI username & Password. Please note your username format should be x12345678@student.ncirl.ie

  • During your orientation session you may be required to use a webcam and microphone

  • It is recommended to use headphones during the session as it reduces audio feedback.

For any questions on your orientation please email orientation@ncirl.ie.

 

Course Start Date

 

Please find below indicative start dates. All dates are subject to change. Timetables will be made available from the Timetable section of the website in September, so please ensure you check your timetable to confirm the date, time and location of your first class.

Part-Time Honours Degrees

Registration

On-site registration will not take place for courses commencing in September 2020. Students are asked to pay fees following the instructions outlined in Step 1 of the Getting Started section. New students can then reset their log in details online and obtain their student card using the Student Photo App. Instructions on how to complete these tasks are contained in Steps 2 and 3.

Orientation

Course  Orientation
BA Honours in Business Management (BAHBSM) Friday, September 10. 5-6pm
BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Education Monday, September 21, 2020 5-6pm
BA (Hons) in Retail Practice Monday, September 21, 2020 5-6pm
BA (Hons) Psychology - Evening (BAHPSYCHE) Tuesday, September 22, 2020 6-7pm
BA (Hons) in HRM Strategy and Practice (BAHSTP) Friday, September 10. 5-6pm
BSc (Hons) in Computing - Evening (BSHCE15) Wednesday, September 23, 2020 5-6pm
Click here
BA Honours in Business Management (BAHBSM_B,
October Group)
Thursday, October 1, 2020. 5-pm
BA (Hons) in HRM Strategy and Practice (BAHSTP_B,
October Group)
Thursday, October 1, 2020. 5-6pm

 Your Orientation Session:

  • Please watch the short overview video: How to Get Started with Microsoft Teams

  • Download & install the Microsoft Teams App to your PC prior to your orientation session - Download Microsoft Teams
    * please note the use of mobile devices is not recommended

  • Login to the Microsoft Teams App using your NCI username & Password. Please note your username format should be x12345678@student.ncirl.ie

  • During your orientation session you may be required to use a webcam and microphone

  • It is recommended to use headphones during the session as it reduces audio feedback.

For any questions on your orientation please email orientation@ncirl.ie.

 

Course Start Date

 

Please find below indicative start dates. All dates are subject to change. Timetables will be made available from the Timetable section of the website in September, so please ensure you check your timetable to confirm the date, time and location of your first class.

Course Start Date
BA Hons in Business Management(BAHBSM) 14/09/2020 18:00
BA Hons in Strategy and Practice (BAHSTP) 15/09/2020 18:00
BA Hons in Early Childhood Education and Care 28/09/2020
BA Hons in Psychology (BAHPSYCHE) 29/09/2020
BSc Hons in Computing (BSHCE) 29/09/2020
BA Hons in Business Management(BAHBSM_B) 
October Group
05/10/2020
BA Hons in Strategy and Practice (BAHSTP_B)
October Group
06/10/2020

Any course starting from the week beginning 28th September will be able to check their timetables online from 14th September for start times.

Part-Time Certificates

Registration

On-site registration will not take place for courses commencing in September 2020. Students are asked to pay fees following the instructions outlined in Step 1 of the Getting Started section. New students can then reset their log in details online and obtain their student card using the Student Photo App. Instructions on how to complete these tasks are contained in Steps 2 and 3.

Orientation

 
Course Orientation
Certificate in Social protection studies October 8th, 5-6pm
Click here to join your orientation 
Certificate in Social protection investigative work October 8th, 5-6pm
Click here to join your orientation 
Certificate in Community Welfare Service             October 22nd 
Click here to join your orientation 
Provision Certificate in Business Analysis October 22nd 
Click here to join your orientation 
Certificate Business Analysis  November 5th,
Click here to join your orientation
 

 

Course Orientation Date
Executive Apprenticeship  Thursday, October 1st, 2020 12-1pm
Click here to join your orientation 
   

 Your Orientation Session:

  • Please watch the short overview video: How to Get Started with Microsoft Teams

  • Download & install the Microsoft Teams App to your PC prior to your orientation session - Download Microsoft Teams
    * please note the use of mobile devices is not recommended

  • Login to the Microsoft Teams App using your NCI username & Password. Please note your username format should be x12345678@student.ncirl.ie

  • During your orientation session you may be required to use a webcam and microphone

  • It is recommended to use headphones during the session as it reduces audio feedback.

For any questions on your orientation please email orientation@ncirl.ie.

 

Course Start Date

 

Please find below indicative start dates. All dates are subject to change. Timetables will be made available from the Timetable section of the website in September, so please ensure you check your timetable to confirm the date, time and location of your first class.

Course Start Date
Certificate in Learning & Technology (CLTECH) Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Certificate in Technology Enhanced Learning (CTEL) Thursday, October 1, 2020
Higher Certificate in Computing (HCCE) Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Part-Time CIPD Courses

Registration

On-site registration will not take place for courses commencing in September 2020. Students are asked to pay fees following the instructions outlined in Step 1 of the Getting Started section. New students can then reset their log in details online and obtain their student card using the Student Photo App. Instructions on how to complete these tasks are contained in Steps 2 and 3.

Orientation

Course Orientation
CIPD Certificate in HRM (Block Delivery) Wednesday, September 23 2020 6-7pm
Click here to join orientation
CIPD Certificate in HRM (Galway) Wednesday, September 23 2020 6-7pm
Click here to join orientation
CIPD Certificate in HRM (Saturday Classes) Wednesday, September 23 2020 6-7pm
Click here to join orientation
CIPD Certificate in HRM (Thursday Classes) Wednesday, September 23 2020 6-7pm
Click here to join orientation
CIPD Certificate in HRM (Wednesday Classes) Wednesday, September 23 2020 6-7pm
Click here to join orientation
CIPD Diploma in HRM (Block Delivery) Wednesday, September 23 2020 6-7pm
Click here to join orientation
CIPD Diploma in HRM (Galway Top-Up Programme) Wednesday, September 23 2020 6-7pm
Click here to join orientation
CIPD Diploma in HRM (Monday and Wednesday Classes) Wednesday, September 23 2020 6-7pm
Click here to join orientation
CIPD Diploma in HRM (Saturday Classes) Wednesday, September 23 2020 6-7pm
Click here to join orientation
CIPD Diploma in HRM (Tuesday and Thursday Classes) Wednesday, September 23 2020 6-7pm
Click here to join orientation
CIPD Diploma in Learning and Development (DLAD) Thursday, September 24 2020. 5-6pm
Click here to join your orientation 
CIPD Award in Employment Law and Employee Relations (CERTEMPLAWP) Monday, September 21, 2020. 5-6pm
CIPD Diploma in HRM (Top-Up Programme, CER Stream) TBC
CIPD Diploma in HRM (Top-Up Programme, FAC Stream) TBC
CIPD Award in Coaching & Consulting (CACC) Thursday, September 24, 2020 5-6pm
Click here to join your orientation
CIPD Certificate in Learning & Development (CALD) Thursday, September 24, 2020 5-6pm
Click here to join your orientation

 Your Orientation Session:

  • Please watch the short overview video: How to Get Started with Microsoft Teams

  • Download & install the Microsoft Teams App to your PC prior to your orientation session - Download Microsoft Teams
    * please note the use of mobile devices is not recommended

  • Login to the Microsoft Teams App using your NCI username & Password. Please note your username format should be x12345678@student.ncirl.ie

  • During your orientation session you may be required to use a webcam and microphone

  • It is recommended to use headphones during the session as it reduces audio feedback.

For any questions on your orientation please email orientation@ncirl.ie.

 

Course Start Date

 

Please find below indicative start dates. All dates are subject to change. Timetables will be made available from the Timetable section of the website in September, so please ensure you check your timetable to confirm the date, time and location of your first class.

 

Course Start Date
CIPD Certificate in HRM (Block Delivery) Thursday, October 1, 2020
CIPD Certificate in HRM (Galway) Saturday, October 3, 2020
CIPD Certificate in HRM (Saturday Classes) Saturday, September 26, 2020
CIPD Certificate in HRM (Thursday Classes) Saturday, September 26, 2020
CIPD Certificate in HRM (Wednesday Classes) Saturday, September 26, 2020
CIPD Diploma in HRM (Block Delivery) Thursday, October 1, 2020
CIPD Diploma in HRM (Galway Top-Up Programme) Saturday, September 5, 2020
CIPD Diploma in HRM (Monday and Wednesday Classes) Saturday, September 26, 2020
CIPD Diploma in HRM (Saturday Classes) Saturday, September 26, 2020
CIPD Diploma in HRM (Tuesday and Thursday Classes) Saturday, September 26, 2020
CIPD Diploma in Learning and Development (DLAD) Saturday, September 26, 2020
CIPD Award in Employment Law and Employee Relations (CERTEMPLAWP) Monday, September 28, 2020
CIPD Diploma in HRM (Top-Up Programme, CER Stream) Saturday, September 5, 2020
CIPD Diploma in HRM (Top-Up Programme, FAC Stream) Saturday, September 5, 2020
CIPD Award in Coaching & Consulting (CACC) Thursday, October 1, 2020
CIPD Certificate in Learning & Development (CALD) Saturday, September 26, 2020

Part-Time Awards and Diplomas

Registration

On-site registration will not take place for courses commencing in September 2020. Students are asked to pay fees following the instructions outlined in Step 1 of the Getting Started section. New students can then reset their log in details online and obtain their student card using the Student Photo App. Instructions on how to complete these tasks are contained in Steps 2 and 3.

 

Orientation

Details regarding orientation for autumn 2020 students are TBC. Please check this website regularly for further updates. 

 

Course Start Date

Please find below indicative start dates. All dates are subject to change. Timetables will be made available from the Timetable section of the website in September, so please ensure you check your timetable to confirm the date, time and location of your first class.

 


Essential Information

COVID-19 Guidance

September 2020 students are asked to note that in light of current and potential future guidelines around social distancing and other measures advised in response to COVID-19, some changes to advertised delivery methods for programmes at NCI may be necessary. 

These may include social distancing measures on-campus, some additional online delivery of classes which may replace some classroom delivery, changes to assessment and other structures.  Students will be advised of any changes as soon as practical. National College of Ireland strongly recommends that all students have a laptop in order to facilitate the use of the online learning environment, as well as various forms of elearning and e-assessment.

It is recommended that your laptop meets the below requirements. Please note these are recommendations and should be seen as guidelines. Please note that certain courses (particularly ICT courses) may have specific laptop requirements. You are asked to consult your course information page where any further requirements will be specified.

Processor: 

  • Intel  7th (or higher)  generation processors (Core i-3, i-5, i-7,i-9-7x)
  • or AMD Ryzen 3rd Generation Processors , running at 2.0Ghz and above

(Intel Atom/Celeron or AMD Athlon/Sempron Processors may cost less, but may not meet your requirements)

Random Access Memory (RAM):

  • 8 Gigabytes minimum

Solid State Drive (SSD) Capacity:

  • 256 Gigabytes minimum

Wireless Card:

  • 802.11 a/b/g/n compliant with Bluetooth Capability
  • (incompatibilities have been noted with the Qualcomm Atheros Wireless Adapters and software device drivers)

Graphics Card:

  • Direct X9 or later

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows 10 Pro

IT Services - "How To" Videos

Course & Assignments

Programme Co-ordinators administer the daily management of all courses in the college.  The school administration offices are located in Room 3.03 on the 3rd floor.   Please follow the signs provided.

The programme coordinators can help you with course information, queries around timetables and any issues or concerns you may have while completing your studies with NCI.  You will be assigned a specific programme coordinator depending on your course of study.

All students should enrol in the School of Business or School of Computing information page on Moodle. Here you will find all required details for your programme such as your Programme Director, Programme Co-ordinator, Continual Assessment schedule and Programme Handbook.

You can contact a Programme Co-ordinator by emailing:

School of Business - SOBoffice@ncirl.ie

School of Computing – SOCoffice@ncirl.ie

Library Services

The Library– we have a range of services and all the information is just a click away from the front page of the college website.

The Library Essentials – starting out as a new student, the best place to find the information you need to know is our #10 Library Essentials guide.

Opening Hours & Access – take a look at when we’re open and how best to access the library.

Finding Books – once you start looking at your reading lists, you’ll need to know how to find a book in the library; this guide shows you how to do it.

Borrowing & Renewing Books – how you can borrow books, how they are renewed and how you can keep an eye on your library account.

Computers, Printing & Photocopying – all you need to know about using the PCs or your own devices in the library and how to use the printers and photocopiers.

Library Guides – instead of just searching the internet, we highly recommend you use our library guides to help you discover the best online resources for your course; you can access these guides here.

Discovery – another way of accessing the library’s online resources is by using the library search engine Discovery; this guide shows you how best to use it.

Referencing & Avoiding Plagiarism – when writing your assignments, you will be asked to reference the information you use and avoid plagiarism; this guide helps you better understand what’s required.

Group Study Rooms – you can book the library’s group study rooms online, further details here.

Library Help Centre –you can get advice and assistance from the Library Help Centre to help you with your assignments and research; further details can be found here.

International Students – if you are an international student, you may find adjusting to college life a little more challenging; this guide is designed to help you make that adjustment.

Contact Us - As you begin your course, please don’t hesitate to ask us for help; drop into the library, call us on 01-4498590 or email us at library@ncirl.ie

Support For You

In the Learning and Teaching Office you will find the Student Support team who are available to help you in a variety of areas. Through their “Getting to Grips” sessions, they will help you with academic support. You will also find the Disability Support service here who can provide learning, assistive technology, exam support and more.

If you need any help while in NCI drop into the Learning and Teaching Office beside reception, the team are always happy to offer a listening ear, have a chat or they can link you with the college counsellor and medical service.

 

Students Union - Get Involved

The Students’ Union is your voice in the college. Whether it’s issues concerning your course or the college entertainments, student welfare, clubs & societies or entertainments, the Executive team represent all NCI students and provide support for any problems you face throughout your time here.

The SU space is one of the social hubs of college. A great place to relax, here you’ll find pool tables, games consoles, casual seating space and the Executive offices. Events are held throughout the year and all students are encouraged to get involved.

You can find out all about the SU on their website.

Academic Calendar

Have a look at the published Academic Calendar to assist you with your planning over the coming year

HEA Data Collection Notice

NCI is required to collect data from students, and pass this data to the Higher Education Authority in order for them to perform their statutory functions under the Higher Education Authority Act, 1971. Students are advised to consult the Student Collection Notice published here for further information. 

The Equal Access Survey is an annual voluntary survey of first year full-time and part-time undergraduate new entrants to Higher Education Authority (HEA) funded colleges. The Equal Access Survey is conducted by NCI and data from the survey is returned to the HEA for analysis purposes. Information from the HEA regarding the survey can be accessed here