Learner Protection

The Irish College of English has learner protection arrangements in place for all QQI validated courses, as per the requirements of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012. These arrangements involve collaboration with two other providers for each QQI course. In the event of any unforeseen circumstances or the cessation of a program, enrolled learners will have the option to transfer to similar courses provided by the collaborating institutions or continue their existing course with one of the alternative providers.

Special Provisions for Language Learners:

For English language learners, the Irish College of English ensures learner protection through its membership in ELE Ireland (English Language Education). This compliance aligns with the ‘New Arrangements To Apply to English Language Programmes from 1st October 2015,’ introduced by the Department of Justice and Equality, Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Services (INIS) in association with the Department of Education and Skills.

All QQI accredited programs of education and training lasting for 3 months or more fall under the coverage of arrangements outlined in section 65 (4) of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012. In the event of the provider discontinuing a program, enrolled learners may smoothly transition to a similar program offered by another provider. If such a transfer is impractical, the fees most recently paid will be refunded.

For further details, please refer to the following links:

Protection of the Enrolled Learner

About ELE Ireland