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Course Charges

All our programmes are funded under the National Development Plan and therefore there are no programme fees. However, students are liable for the payment of a college charge. This covers the costs of student services, all examination and certification fees and charges for membership of professional bodies where applicable. 

Examination and Certification costs vary from programme to programme. Fees payable to professional bodies are subject to alteration or increase. These changes are outside of our control and students will be advised as soon as the information is available. 

Non EU Nationals are charged fees as set by the Department of Education and Science (click here to view non EU charges) in addition to the programme charges. 

Details are available from the college. Students are expected to bear the cost of their own textbooks and class materials.

A €50 deposit is required on acceptance of a place in the college for level 5, €100 is required for level 6, and this is non-refundable. Balance of charges is due for payment before registration.

College Charges


Code Course Deposit Registration Total
2111 Art College Preparation Portfolio €50 €95 €145
2211 Fashion Design Portfolio Preparation €50 €95 €145
2311 Game Design and Development €50 €145 €195
3111 Accounting - Foundation €50 €65 €115
3411 Bus Studies Marketing HR €50 €95 €145
3511 Office Administration/Reception Skills €50 €95 €145
4111 Pre-University Science €50 €140 €190
4211 Early Childhood Education €50 €161 €211
4221 Childcare Level 6 €100 €114 €214
5411 Computer Systems Network /Cyber Security €50 €360 €410
6311 Sport & Leisure Management €50 €470 €520
6313 Sport & Leisure Soccer €50 €625 €675
8311 Travel Tourism Airline Studies €50 €545  €595
8411 Professional Cookery Level 5 €50 €250 €300
8421 Professional Cookery Level 6 €100 €270 €370
8511 Hospitality Operations €50 €190 €240
8611 Beauty Therapy ITEC Award €100 €400 €500
3121 Accounting Tech Admissions €50 €45 €95
6321 Sports Personal Trainer €100 €1,175 €1,275
4321 Sports  Pre Uni/Physiotherapy €100 €375 €475
6315 Irish Dancing – Exercise & Fitness €50 €237 €287
6312    Exercise, Wellbeing & Holistic Studies €50 €237 €287

In the PLC area charges are made for the following:

Additional Information


 PLC Maintenance Grant

All PLC Applicants should note that they may be entitled to receive a PLC Maintenance Grant. Eligibility for such grants is means-tested by the ETB in which the Applicant resides and not by the College. The Maintenance Grant does not cover the costs of registration or examination fees. It is a Maintenance grant paid to eligible recipients on a monthly basis directly into their bank account. Information concerning PLC Maintenance Grants should be obtained from the local ETB of the applicant and not the college. VTOS candidates should note that in addition to receipt of Social Welfare Entitlements, there are no charges for books, or examination/ registration fees.

Applicants may also be eligible to receive a small travel and meal allowance. Eligibility to continue to receive social welfare payments whilst participating on a course of study at Coláiste Íde is determined by the Department of Social Community and Family Affairs and not the college.

 Back to Education Allowance Scheme (BTEA) 

Applicants returning to education under the Back to Education Allowance Scheme (BTEA) continue to receive their Social Welfare Entitlements from Department of Social Community and Family Affairs as usual but they must pay for their own books, examination/registration fees similar to the PLC applicant. On confirmation of their BTEA status from Department of Social Community and Family Affairs the students may receive meal and travel allowances.

 Medical Card Holders

If you hold a valid medical card you are eligible to have FETAC fees refunded. In order to have fees refunded you must present a copy of your medical card and a copy of your student ID to the Examinations Secretary, Ms. Jean FitzGerald. Fees will be refunded in due course.

Further Information

Further information and full details on the charges relating to a particular course are available from:

Sinead Walsh, 
Admissions Officer,
Telephone: 01 844 3235
Email : sinead.walsh@ide.cdetb.ie

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VTOS APPLICANTS
Places on our fulltime PLC programmes are available free of charge to VTOS applicants (you are over 21 and will be in receipt of a social welfare payment for minimum 6 months by September 2022). Click here for more info

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