Welcome to DIFE Night Classes
DIFE Night Classes programme for Spring 2021
Click the links below for course details and to BOOK A PLACE for the Spring Term 2021:
--- All places are given on a First-Come-First-Served basis ---
Course Booking is now OPEN
Classes Commence: Week starting Monday, 25th January
All classes will be taught online
All DIFE Night School students receive free Microsoft Office licence for one year
Fees must be paid on or before enrolment - No Cash Payments, all fees can only be paid online
Students should take note of the start day and date of their course.
SKILLS TO ADVANCE
UPSKILLING FOR EMPLOYEES
Skills to advance is a further education and training policy framework for the skills development of people in employment. Under this policy, LMETB offers targeted support to respond to the changing nature of jobs and skill requirements, particularly for anyone who may be working in sectors or occupations which are experiencing significant change.
Under Skills to Advance, employees may qualify for highly subsidised training which can be delivered on a part-time basis, to suit those in employment.
If you are an employer, Skills to Advance can also support you to increase productivity and competitiveness by investing in your employees. A wide range of upskilling and training programmes can be tailored to suit the needs of your business.
Contact your local LMETB Employer Engagement Officer for information about the training and funding supports available to you and your company.
Linda Ennis Louth 086 0679510
Aoife McDaid Meath 086 0357568
Please read the following FAQ before progressing to the course pages
How can I enrol?
- You can enrol online by clicking the course links at the bottom of this page, or at any time by going to the website www.louthnightclasses.ie and click on Drogheda Institute of Further Education, select your course and pay using a Debit or Credit card.
Will the courses be advertised?
- Yes, the New Spring Term will feature in the Drogheda Leader and in the Drogheda Independent.
Do I need to pay in full?
- Yes, all enrolment fees must be paid in full before the start of the course.
When is the last date I can enrol?
- The viability of courses will be decided after enrolling takes place. If a course has failed to reach an adequate number of students to run a decision will be made after that date to suspend the course and those enrolled will be contacted and a refund arranged. All refunds will be returned to the card details provided on enrolling.
Will I hear from the college after I enrol?
- No. Once enrolled please assume that your class is going ahead and take a note of the start date and time of your course and come along on the first evening.
- All classes are self-financing, the minimum number of students is required.
- If a course fails to reach the required number you will be contacted by the Nightschool Office before the start date of your course.
- Fees will be refunded if a course is under-subscribed and fails to run.
- Fees are non-refundable once you have enrolled.
Are there any deductions available for the courses?
- Yes, there is a 20% reduction on the course fee if you are in receipt of a Social Welfare Payment. To avail of this reduction, the Social Welfare Form needs to be completed and stamped by the Department of Social Welfare and returned to the night office on commencement of classes.
Click here to download the form.
Do I need to bring anything with me on the first evening?
- Your course description will provide details regarding any additional materials if necessary other than pen and paper.
Are there tea/coffee facilities?
- To Be Confirmed
Is there parking available?
- Yes, there is free parking available on the grounds of Drogheda Institute of Further Education.
Do I need to complete QQI Level 5 Early Childhood Care and Education before commencing Level 6 Early Childhood Care and Education?
- It is our recommendation that students consider completing the QQI Level 5 Early Childhood Care and Education before progressing onto Level 6. We feel that Level 5 provides students with a good foundation before progressing onto a higher level.
Who provides work placement and Garda Vetting?
- If work placement is a requirement of your course it is the student’s responsibility to organize their own work placement. Garda Vetting can be arranged by your work placement or alternatively, you can fill out the form on commencement of classes.