Students who miss any 2 days or any 4 classes in any given week will be removed from the attendance list and sent a warning letter. Attendance will continue to decrease as long as a student is off the list and does not return.
Any student who does not fill in the Request Form within a week of being removed from the list will receive a second warning letter. Likewise, a second offence will result in a second warning letter.
After three warning letters have been received, the next offence will result in expulsion and the GNIB being contacted. Please note that ICOT College is not obliged to send three warning letters prior to expulsion. Students who are proved not to be genuine students, or who engage in abusive behaviour, may be expelled without notice.
The student has 5 working days to reply and resolve the issue. If there are mitigating circumstances, students may appeal their removal from the school register through the ICOT website and by requesting “Appeal against Expulsion”. The student will be called for a meeting attended by an ICOT College Senior Administration staff member. ICOT College will present the student with a copy of all recorded warnings and their Attendance Record. The student will have an opportunity to make their case, for example, an illness with the requisite doctor’s note or compassionate leave. Any judgment will be made in coherence with ICOT College’s stated principles regarding attendance and in strict accordance with the regulations from the GNIB regarding visa students. If in doubt, the College will contact the GNIB and seek clarification.
In case of sickness, students must contact the school on the first day and each subsequent day, and present a doctor’s certificate on returning to school. Without this proof, it will be classed as an unauthorised absence, and warnings will be sent. Medical certificates cannot and do not replace attendance, but are used to justify low attendance to the College and to GNIB.
Students may not leave the classroom for significant lengths of time during the class. The teacher may remove his or her attendance for absences of more than 15 minutes.
The ICOT online platform allows teachers and students to interact in a dynamic way, so the teacher may ask you to turn on your microphone and camera to interact with him/her, answer questions displayed on the screen, follow a digital board to make examples, etc. Sharing your personal data/log-ins with individuals not enrolled at ICOT College is strictly prohibited. This may result in expulsion and no refund of fees will be given.
Students are allowed to take a holiday after studying for at least 8 weeks and with at least 80% attendance. Students can take up to 1/3 of the time that they have already studied. For example, after 9 weeks students can have 3 weeks holiday, and after 12 weeks, they can have 4 weeks holiday. Holidays must be booked at least 3 days in advance and will depend on their attendance.
Holidays may be granted outside these conditions in cases of extenuating circumstances. In that case students should provide proof.
Student holiday periods from 1st January 2015 – understanding the new rules
Changes coming in from January under a new government policy will standardise the holiday periods in which international students can work for all types of course – from English Language to PhD. Students on English programmes in particular have been used to very flexible holiday periods in the past and will need to consider what the changes will mean for them.
From 01 September 2016, non-EU/EEA International Students will be able to work full-time (up to 40 hours per week) during two periods of the year only – reflecting the traditional summer and winter college holidays:
在其他所有時間， 每週20個工作小時 將應用。
It should be noted also that the hours specified are the maximum that a student can work in any given week and not an average over time. A student who is working for more than one employer remains subject to the overall limits (e.g. during the period when the 20 hour limit applies a student could not work 15 hours each for 2 employers). The permission to work ceases on the expiry of the students Stamp 2 immigration permission.
它是 強制性的 to every student visa that the student takes an external exam at the end of each course. The College will register students for TIE (Test of Interactive English) and the student agrees to prepare for and take the exam on the date specified by the Director of Studies. Examination rules will be emailed to the students. TIE exam fee is €130. In certain circumstances it may be necessary for students to take TIE in the TIE examination centre on Leeson Street. In this event, directions will be provided with plenty of notice. In all other cases TIE will be held on the school premises.