We are currently working on the Night Class Programme for Autumn 2019.
Full details will be published here soon.

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Please read the following FAQ before progressing to the course pages

How can I enroll?

You can enroll 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 AutumnTerm will feature in the Drogheda Leader  and in the Drogheda Independent. 


Do I need to attend the college for the enrolling evening?

Once you have enrolled and paid online you do not need to attend the college on the enrolling evening.


Do I need to pay in full?

Yes all enrollment fees must be paid in full before the start of the course.


When is the last date I can enroll?

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 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 enroll?

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, a minimum number of students are 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.


Refund Policy

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 the enrolling evening.

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?

Yes, the canteen will be available at 7.30pm.


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 the 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 attend the college on the enrolling evening and fill out the form.

Examples of courses from Spring 2019



7th January 2019



8th January 2019



6pm - 9pm


Start Date


14th January 2019



15th January 2019






Fees must be paid on enrollment - No Cash Payments


Students who pay by credit or debit card should take note of the start day and date of their course. 


 A booking link will appear here:

 You can read the course details by clicking the links below:

     Hobby Courses   



Online Survey

At Louth Night Classes we are always striving to improve what we offer.  If you have delivered a course or attended a course could you please take a few minutes to fill out our online survey. Thank you.


O Fiaich Institute Student Survey

O Fiaich Institute Teacher Survey


Social Welfare Discount

Social Welfare Discount Form