ILEP Attendance, Consequence and Expulsion

ILEP Attendance, Consequence and Expulsion

Attendance & Punctuality

Class Schedule and Attendance:

  • Classes are scheduled Monday to Friday from 9.15 am to 12.30 pm.
  • Attendance is taken daily in class.
  • Students must arrive on time and attend the full class to be marked as present.

Minimum Attendance Requirement:

  • There is a mandatory minimum attendance requirement of 85%.

Reporting to Immigration Service:

  • A weekly attendance report is sent to the immigration service.
  • If a student has 25% or more uncertified absence in the first six weeks, this information must be communicated to the immigration service.
  • If a student cannot make up attendance to a minimum of 85% before the program ends, the student will be informed that they do not meet the attendance requirements.
  • This will be communicated to the immigration service.

No Mechanism for Making Up Uncertified Absences:

  • No mechanism is permitted for students to make up uncertified absences through additional classes, either during or after the end of the program.

Final Attendance Letter:

  • A letter confirming final attendance will be issued at the end of the course.


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.

Excused Absences

  • Definition of Excused Absences:
  • Absences may be excused in the case of:
  • Illness
  • Serious illness
  • Bereavement of a family member

Notification and Supporting Documentation

Students must notify the college by email in case of excused absences. Supporting documentation will be requested and assessed.

Acceptable Supporting Documentation:

  • Illness: Medical certificate
  • Serious illness of a family member: Medical certificate
  • Bereavement: Evidence of bereavement.