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 registering for 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.


Registration and Start Dates

Part-Time Masters

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

Please find below indicative start dates. All dates are subject to change. Timetables will be made available from the Timetable section of the website from 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

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

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

Course  Start Date
BA Honours in Business Management (BAHBSM) Monday, September 28, 2020
BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Education                  and Care (BAHECEC) Monday, September 28, 2020
BA (Hons) Psychology - Evening (BAHPSYCHE) Tuesday, September 29, 2020
BA (Hons) in HRM Strategy and Practice (BAHSTP) Tuesday, September 29, 2020
BSc (Honours) in Computing - Evening (BSHCE15) Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Part-Time Certificates

Please find below indicative start dates. All dates are subject to change. Timetables will be made available from the Timetable section of the website from January, 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

Please find below indicative start dates. All dates are subject to change. Timetables will be made available from the Timetable section of the website from January, 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

Please note that if you have reset your log-in details and have requested your student card via the student card app, you are NOT required to attend a registration session.

Students required to attend a registration session are welcome to do so at the below times (location details will be available from the main reception desk):

September 2020 Registration Times TBC

Registration dates and times may change - please check back regularly for possible updates to registration times.

Please find below indicative start dates. All dates are subject to change. Timetables will be made available from the Timetable section of the website from 9th September, so please ensure you check your timetable to confirm the date, time and location of your first class.

September 2020 Start Dates TBC


Essential Information

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 - sobprogcoordinators@ncirl.ie

School of Computing – socschooloffice@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