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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 €295 €345
2211 Fashion Design Portfolio Preparation €50 €295 €345
2311 Game Design and Development €50 €345 €395
3111 Accounting - Foundation €50 €265 €315
3411 Bus Studies Marketing HR €50 €295 €345
3511 Office Administration/Reception Skills €50 €295 €345
4111 Pre-University Science €50 €340 €390
4211 Early Childhood Education €50 €361 €411
4221 Childcare Level 6 €100 €314 €414
5411 Computer Systems Network /Cyber Security €50 €560 €610
6311 Sport & Leisure Management €50 €670 €720
6313 Sport & Leisure Soccer €50 €825 €875
8311 Travel Tourism Airline Studies €50 €745  €795
8411 Professional Cookery Level 5 €50 €450 €500
8421 Professional Cookery Level 6 €100 €470 €570
8511 Hospitality Operations €50 €390 €440
8611 Beauty Therapy ITEC Award €100 €600 €700
3121 Accounting Tech Admissions €50 €245 €295
6321 Sports Personal Trainer €100 €1,375 €1,475
4321 Sports  Pre Uni/Physiotherapy €100 €575 €675
6315 Irish Dancing – Exercise & Fitness €50 €437 €487
6312    Exercise, Wellbeing & Holistic Studies €50 €437 €487

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 :

Coláiste Íde College of Further Education Cardiffsbridge Road, Finglas West, Dublin 11

T 01 834 2333 / 01 834 2450 F 01 834 7242 E W

Funded by the Irish Government and supported by the European Union.

Colaiste Ide College of Further Education European Regional Development Fund Ireland's EU Structural Funds Solas CDETB - City of Dublin Education & Training Board