Disciplinary and Expulsion

Disciplinary and Expulsion

At the Irish College of English, we are dedicated to fostering a safe and respectful learning environment that promotes academic excellence and personal growth. To uphold these values and ensure the well-being of our students and staff, we have established clear procedures for addressing unacceptable behaviour through our


  1. Reporting: Any incidents of unacceptable behaviour should be promptly reported to the designated authority, typically the Academic Manager or Centre Manager or Welfare Officer.
  2. Investigation: Reported incidents will be thoroughly investigated to gather relevant information and determine the appropriate course of action.
  3. Disciplinary Action: Depending on the severity of the offense, disciplinary actions may include verbal warnings, written warnings, probation, suspension, or expulsion from the institution.
  4. Expulsion Consideration: Expulsion may be considered for serious or repeated violations of the Disciplinary Policy, behaviour posing significant risks, or criminal infractions. The decision will be made by the institution’s management team.
  5. Appeals Process: Students have the right to appeal disciplinary actions or expulsion decisions. Appeals should be submitted in writing to the Managing Director within a specified timeframe, along with supporting documentation.


Additional ILEP Course Information on Absenteeism and Expulsion


Attendance Warning System:

In cases of frequent or prolonged absenteeism or if a student’s attendance rate drops below 70%, the student will receive:

An initial attendance warning email reminding them of their attendance requirements.

If after 4 weeks, the attendance rate has not improved, a second warning email will be sent.

After an additional 4 weeks, a third and final attendance warning will be issued.

Failure to improve attendance to an acceptable level after the third and final attendance warning will result in expulsion from the ILEP programme.



Expulsion Consequences:

The INIS (Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service) will be notified of the student’s expulsion from the ILEP programme, the student will not receive an end of course certificate and no refunds will be issued.



Additional Junior Camp Information on Expulsion


If a student is expelled from one of our summer camps, we will keep them under our care for 24 hours in order to allow parents to make the necessary flight arrangements for them to return home and we will also facilitate transfers etc. All costs should be borne by the parents or guardians. If a student is to return home, once a flight is arranged we will escort the student to the airport and see them through check-in and to visa control, having gained confirmation that the student will be met on arrival. Should a parent refuse to arrange to facilitate the student leaving the camp, the relevant embassy will be informed of the situation.



Learner and Stakeholder Complaints and Grievances Policy


 The Irish College of English is dedicated to fostering a positive and safe learning environment for all stakeholders. This policy outlines our commitment to addressing grievances and disciplinary matters in a fair, transparent, and timely manner. We strive to uphold high standards of conduct and ensure that all stakeholders feel heard, respected, and supported throughout the resolution process.


Grievance Procedure:

  1. Reporting Grievances:
  • Students are encouraged to report any grievances related to their academic program, accommodation, activities, welfare, safety, or other concerns to ICE. Grievances can be submitted in writing or discussed with any staff member.
  1. Investigation and Resolution:
  • Upon receiving a grievance, the Academic Manager, Centre Manager, or Relevant Student Welfare Officer will initiate an investigation. This involves gathering relevant information and consulting with appropriate staff members.
  • Every effort will be made to resolve grievances promptly and satisfactorily, with due consideration given to the student’s concerns and well-being.

Disciplinary Procedure:

  1. Violation of Conduct:
  • ICE maintains high standards of conduct and expects all stakeholders to adhere to our code of behaviour. Instances of serious misconduct will be addressed through the disciplinary procedure.
  1. Investigation and Due Process:
  • Upon receipt of a complaint or observation of misconduct, ICE will conduct a thorough investigation, ensuring fairness and due process for all parties involved.
  • The investigation may involve gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and providing the accused party with an opportunity to respond to the allegations.
  1. Potential Consequences:

Depending on the severity of the misconduct, disciplinary actions may include verbal or written warnings, probationary periods, suspension, or expulsion from the institution. ICE reserves the right to determine the appropriate course of action based on the findings of the investigation.

  1. Appeals Process:

Students have the right to appeal any disciplinary decision made by ICE. Appeals must be submitted in writing within a specified timeframe and will be reviewed by an independent appeals panel. The decision of the appeals panel is final.