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INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY

Associate Degree - Advanced Diploma - Diploma - Certificate

Prospectus: 2010/2011


INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY

Greetings from the Principal It gives me great pleasure to welcome all our students undertaking various programmes at the International College of Technology (ICOT). Acquiring knowledge is the main pathway towards empowerment and ICOT offers a wide range of courses at Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma levels to empower its students and enhance their competences, which are the keys to the success in securing the job you want and participating in the economic recovery of Ireland. The courses we offer are all validated by internationally recognised Organisations

Professor M.S.J. Hashmi

in the UK (ABE, ICM and EDI) and Ireland (IPASS). All our educational programmes

Principal

PhD. DSc. C.Eng. FIMechE FIEI MASME

are approved by the Department of Education and Science and included on Internationalisation Register for the purpose of access to employment by students from outside EU/EEA. At ICOT our vision is to offer a full suite of programmes at levels 7, 8 and 9 in Technology and Business areas. Enrol in one of our programmes and we will ensure that you will be a part of an organisation where quality education is provided in an environment in which care, respect, dignity and equality are of primary consideration. I wish all staff and students of ICOT every success with their mission in life.

Professor M.S.J. Hashmi Principal

International College of Technology (ICOT) 28 Westmoreland Street, Dublin 2, Ireland. Phone: +353 1 671 8450, Fax: +353 1 6718509. Email: info@icot.ie, www.icot.ie


TABLE OF CONTENTS Our Mission

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Welcome to Ireland

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Student Life in Dublin

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Why Choose ICOT?

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Services and Facilities

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List of Programmes

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Business Management Courses

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Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations Courses

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Business Information Systems Courses

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Tourism and Hospitality Management Courses

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Commercial Management Courses

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Accounting and finance Courses

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Information Technology Courses

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English Language Courses

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How to Apply

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Programme Pathways

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Terms and Conditions

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Accreditations ABE (Association of Business Executives) EDI (Education Development International) ICM (The Institute of Commercial Management) IPASS (Irish Payroll Association) LCCI (London Chamber of Commerce and Industry)

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Our Mission The mission of ICOT is to aim for excellence centred around three areas: 1. A Student-centred College through ∙ Staff working in partnership with students to improve the quality of the students’ experience, with students involved in decisionmaking at every level. ∙ Fostering the students’ personal and intellectual growth so that they may identify and build upon their strengths; overcome their weaknesses; and become well prepared for life beyond the College. ∙

Promoting access for all who can benefit from completing the courses offered by the college. 2. A Quality-focused College through ∙ Offering the highest quality education. ∙ Offering courses that are both application focused and relevant to industry. 3. An Innovative College through

∙ Promoting collaborations with industry and commerce. ∙ Developing collaborative agreements with key educational partners . ∙ Meeting students’ expectations through obtaining regular feedback to establish that our programmes and facilities are satisfactory ∙ Meeting students’ needs through regular evaluation of our programmes. ∙ Continually exploring alternative modes of delivery and assessment.

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Welcome to

Ireland Ireland is situated in the Atlantic Ocean, to the northwest of continental Europe and separated from Great Britain by the Irish Sea. Dynamic, vibrant, prosperous and thoroughly forward-looking, Ireland is a country on the move. Economically, Ireland is one of the fastest growing nations in Europe, with a workforce that is skilled, flexible and highly educated. The country had the sixth highest gross domestic product (GDP) per capita in the world by 2006 and is currently a member of the EU, the OECD, and the United Nations. It has a multinational population of approximately 4.5 million people, with 1.5 million in the greater Dublin area. Overall Ireland has a mild, but changeable climate all year which is influenced by the relatively warm waters from the Gulf Stream.

Temperatures range from average highs of 20ยบC in summer months to average lows of 3ยบC in winter. The Irish people are known around the world for their friendliness and hospitality. Visitors are warmly welcomed and find it very easy to integrate and settle into life in Ireland. In a study conducted by The Economist, Ireland was listed as having the highest quality of life in the world, ranking first in its Quality-of-life index. Traditional Irish music and dancing continue to be an intrinsic part of cultural life in Ireland and can be experienced throughout Ireland all year round. National sports include Gaelic football and hurling and there are many sports clubs organised by the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) in every area. Other popular sports throughout the country are Rugby, Soccer and Golf.

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Student Life in Dublin For centuries Ireland has had a reputation for excellence in education and as a result of sustained investment in this area, Ireland continues to have one of the most highly regarded education systems in the world contributing to the growing knowledge economy of the country. With 40 % of the population under 25, Ireland is also one of the most exciting places in the world to be a student. At ICOT our dedicated staff aim to make your transition from home to Dublin as smooth as possible and are committed to ensure that students maximise not only their academic potential, but also enjoy the experience from both a cultural and social point of view. Whatever your interests, Dublin has a lot to offer. Participating in some of the activities or sports organised by the many clubs in the city can be an exciting and rewarding way of making new friends and beginning your new lifestyle in Dublin. ICOT’s central location in the city centre allows students to benefit from the widest variety of accommodation, restaurants, cinemas, museums, art galleries, theatres, places of worship, shops, sports clubs and nightclubs. Temple Bar for instance, famously one of the most vibrant areas in Dublin and features many popular restaurants and pubs, is just walking distance from the college. Dublin is at the heart of Ireland’s transport system and so is the perfect base from which to explore all the country has to offer every weekend or over the term holidays. For people who prefer outdoor activities such as hill walking, horse riding, surfing, wind surfing and sailing, they can hop on a bus or train and quickly get to other parts of the country where such facilities are readily available.

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Why Choose ICOT? • Industry Focused Programmes • Programmes Recognised and Accredited by Professional bodies in the UK and Ireland • Competitive Tuition Fee • Partial Scholarship based on Merit • Excellent Course Materials • Highly Experienced, Friendly Lecturers • Modern Class rooms and Computer Lab with free Broadband access • Dedicated Student Care Team • Friendly Multicultural Environment • City Centre Location

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Services and Facilities

Course Materials: All course materials will be provided. Classes are delivered by world class approachable tutors who can be contacted outside class hours for academic queries. Computer Facilities: Students will have access to fully equipped computer labs with the latest software packages as used in the industry. Printing facilities are available in the student care office. All computers have high speed broadband connections. Students will be given new email accounts. Study Areas: Classes are conducted in modern bright classrooms. To get the maximum benefit from their course, students will have access to these classrooms and computer labs outside their course timetable. Student Facilities: A common area is available where students can relax between classes. ICOT’s central location means that there are many cafes, restaurants and shops within easy walking distance of the college. Other Student Services: Students’ progression and welfare is taken very seriously at ICOT. As such, help and guidance is available throughout all courses in all academic and other queries from dedicated staff. Students will be given advice on CV preparation, applying for jobs and interview techniques. Accommodation Service: Temporary accommodation is available for international students. Accommodation lists can also be provided if required. Our student care team will help our students to find suitable accommodation around Dublin City.

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Programmes School of Business 1. Associate Degree in Business Management 2. Associate Degree in Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations 3. Graduate Diploma in Commercial Management 4. Advanced Diploma in Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations 5. Advanced Diploma in Business Management 6. Advanced Diploma in Business Information Systems 7. Advanced Diploma in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management 8. Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Finance 9. Advanced Diploma in Commercial Management 10. Diploma in Business Management 11. Diploma in Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations 12. Diploma in Business Information Systems 13. Diploma in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management 14. Diploma in Accounting and Finance 15. Diploma in Commercial Management 16. Certificate in Business Management 17. Certificate in Business Information Systems 18. Certificate in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management 19. Certificate in Commercial Management 20. Certified Payroll Technician 21. Certified Advanced Payroll Technician 22. Certified VAT Technician

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Programmes School of Computing 1. Certificate in Practical ICT Skills Level 1 2. Certificate in Practical ICT Skills Level 2 3. Certificate in Practical ICT Skills Level 3 4. Internet Marketing Level 1 5. eCommerce Level 2 6. eCommerce Level 3 7. Certificate in Information Communication Technology Level-1 8. Certificate in Information Communication Technology Level-2 9. Certificate in Information Communication Technology Level-3 10. Certificate in Information Communication Technology Level-4

School of Language Studies Fulltime Courses: 1. English for Business (Entry Level 1) 2. English for Business (Entry Level 2) 3. English for Business (Entry Level 3) 4. English for Business (Level 1) 5. English for Business (Level 2) 6. Certificate in ESOL International (Entry Level 1) 7. Certificate in ESOL International (Entry Level 2) 8. Certificate in ESOL International (Entry Level 3) 9. Certificate in ESOL International Level 1 10. Certificate in ESOL International Level 2 Part-time Courses: 1. Cambridge FCE Preparation 2. Cambridge CPE Preparation 3. Cambridge CAE Preparation 4. IELTS Preparation 5. TOEFL Preparation 6. English for Academic Purposes 7. General English

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School of Business Associate Degree in Business Management Course Structure The Certificate in Business Studies - Part 1 1. International Business Communications 2. Business Management & Administration 3. Numeracy & Statistics 4. Marketing (The ICM Certificate in Business Studies is awarded on completion of all Part 1 subjects) The Diploma in Business Studies - Part 2 5. Accounting 6. Economics for Business 7. Business Law 8. Organisational Behaviour (The ICM Diploma in Business Studies is awarded on completion of all Part 1 & 2 subjects) The Advanced Diploma in Business Studies - Part 3 9. Strategic Management 10. Marketing Management 11. Human Resources Management 12. Customer Service (The ICM Advanced Diploma in Business Studies is awarded on completion of all Part 1, 2 & 3 subjects) The Associate Degree in Business Management The Associate Degree in Business Management is awarded on completion of the above subjects and a 6,000 word work or industrial based research project. Programme Objectives To provide prospective business and management students with a body of knowledge which will: a) increase their employment opportunities b) repare them for eventual supervisory and management careers in industry and commerce c) provide them with a qualification which will enable them to progress to higher level general management or specialised business programmes at a later stage in their business or academic careers. The programme is also suitable for working supervisors and managers who require a recognised business qualifications for career advancement or promotion purposes. Examination Grades Grade A - Distinction Grade B - Credit Grade C - Pass Grade D - Marginal Pass Grade F - Fail

70% and above 60% to 69% 50% to 59% 40% to 49% 39% and under

Examination Results These are normally distributed twelve weeks after each examination date. Subject Exemptions Students holding relevant recognised qualifications from other professional examining bodies may apply for exemptions on a subject-for-subject basis. Entry Requirements The Institute operates an ‘Open Entry’ policy in respect of many of its vocational programmes but prospective students should note that the following entrance qualifications are recommended for those wishing to undertake the Diploma and Advanced Diploma programmes:

1. One GCE A-level plus Three GCSEs (or equivalents) 2. Five GCSEs at grades A, B or C (or equivalents) 3. A suitable BTEC National Award 4. Any qualification equivalent to one of the above. Applicants over the age of 19 who do not hold one of the recommended entrance qualifications may also register for the programme providing they have been in full-time employment for a minimum of two years. Continuing Education The Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Business Studies are recognised by other professional examining bodies for subject and level exemption purposes. They may also be offered as an entrance qualification for degree studies (subject to status and examination grades obtained). The Associate Degree in Business Management may offer advanced entry onto degree programmes.

Advanced Diploma in Business Management Duration: 1 Year Entry Requirements Applicants must have obtained one of the following: • ABE Diploma • A UK Degree or Overseas equivalent • Other recognised qualifications of approved Overseas Institutes of Higher Education Programme Contents • Corporate Strategy and Planning • Managing in Organisations • International Business Case Study • A choice of two from: Strategic Marketing Management, Strategic Human Resource Management for Business Organisation, Corporate Finance, Managing the Information Resource or Islamic Finance Progression On completion of the Advanced Diploma students have two choices. Firstly, they can enter the workplace with a highly valued qualification. Secondly they can enter the final year of many degree programmes in countries including the UK, USA, Australia, Canada, Ireland, Malaysia and India. Finally completing the Advanced Diploma and have at least two years' relevant work experience, students can enter directly on to a UK MBA programme at various universities in the UK and around the World Awarding Body ABE (Association of Business Executives)

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School of Business Diploma in Business Management

Certificate in Business Management

Duration: 1 Year

Duration: 1 Year

Entry Requirements Applicants must have obtained one of the following: • ABE Certificate • Two "A" Level passes plus four GCSE passes at Grade A, B or C, two of which must be English and Mathematics • Overseas qualifications which may be accepted by the Registrar as being equivalent to the above • ABE also welcomes applications from candidates without formal qualifications who have been in appropriate employment for at least two years. A reference letter from employer(s) must accompany such applications

Entry Requirements Applicants should demonstrate competence in English by the attainment of one of the following: • British Council - Intermediate Certificate in English/ Upper Advanced Certificate in English • LCCI - English for Business (EFB) 1st or 2nd level • Pitman/City and Guilds - English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)/English for Business and Communication

Programme Contents Diploma part 1 All four subjects must be passed: • Organisational Behaviour • Financial Accounting • Economic Principles and their Application to Business • Quantitative Methods for Business and Management Diploma part 2 Three Compulsory subjects: • Human Resource Management • Marketing Policy , Planning and Communication • Management in Action A choice of two from: Systems Analysis and Design, Managerial Accounting, Principles of Business Law, Concepts and Principles of Islamic Economics

Programme Contents • Introduction to Business • Introduction to Accounting • IT Applications and Skills • Introduction to the World of Computers Progression On Successful completion of the Certificate level, students can progress to Diploma in Business Information System Programme. Awarding Body ABE (Association of Business Executives)

Progression On Successful completion of the Diploma Programme, students can progress to Advanced Diploma or 2nd year of the BA(Hons) in Business Management Programme. or enter the workplace with a recognized qualification. Diploma holders have the skills and knowledge needed for executive roles Awarding Body ABE (Association of Business Executives)

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School of Business Associate Degree in Marketing, Advertising & Public Relations There are excellent career opportunities, in both the public and private sectors, for those with good creative, analytical and inter-personal skills who can demonstrate their ability to develop, communicate and implement ideas and concepts. This programme has been designed for those with an interest in communications who seek a recognised qualification to enhance future employment prospects and career progression. Course Structure The Diploma in Marketing, Advertising & Public Relations - Part 1 1. International Business Communications 2. Marketing 3. Advertising 4. Public Relations 5. Buyer Behaviour & Consumerism (The ICM Diploma in Marketing, Advertising & Public Relations is awarded on completion of all Part 1 subjects) The Advanced Diploma in Marketing, Advertising & Public Relations - Part 2 1. Campaign Planning & Control 2. Strategic Marketing Management 3. Financial Management 4. Management Theory & Practice (The ICM Advanced Diploma in Marketing, Advertising & Public Relations is awarded on completion of all Part 1 & 2 subjects) Programme Objectives To provide participants with a body of knowledge that enables them to: a) understand and apply communications theory in the working environment b) understand the importance of Marketing Communications to the development of a business c) to make a positive contribution to the work of a Marketing, Advertising or Public Relations department d) to increase and enhance employment opportunities within the communications industry. Examination Grades Grade A - Distinction 70% and above Grade B - Credit 60% to 69% Grade C - Pass 50% to 59% Grade D - Marginal Pass 40% to 49% Grade F - Fail 39% and under Subject Exemptions Students holding relevant recognised qualifications from other professional bodies may apply for exemptions on a subject-forsubject basis. Entry Requirements The Institute operates an ‘Open Entry’ policy in respect of many of its vocational programmes but prospective students should note that the following entrance qualifications are recommended for those wishing to undertake these two programmes: Entry Requirements for Part 1 - The minimum age for registration is 17 and applicants should possess one of the following: 1. Two GCE ‘A’ level passes at grade C or above (or equivalents) 2. Five GCE/GCSE passes at grade C or above (or equivalents). One pass must be in English and one in Mathematics. 3. Mature applicants, over the age of 21, who do not possess one of the above may be admitted at the discretion of the Principal or Director of Studies of their local ICM Teaching Centre.

IMPORTANT NOTE Employers expect those wishing to enter the fields of marketing, advertising and public relations to be able to demonstrate an above average ability to communicate in written, oral and other forms. The Associate Degree in Communication Studies This is awarded to those candidates who, having completed the Diploma and Advanced Diploma, provide the Institute with the Assignment required for the award of the Associate Degree. Continuing Education Subject to status and grades obtained, holders of the Advanced Diploma in Marketing, Advertising & Public Relations who wish to undertake degree level studies in Communications or Marketing may offer the qualification for degree entry purposes.

Advanced Diploma in Business Information Systems Duration: 1 Year Entry Requirements Applicants must have obtained one of the following: • ABE Diploma • A UK Degree or Overseas equivalent • Other recognised qualifications of approved Overseas Institutes of Higher Education Programme Contents • Contemporary Application Development Methods • Internet Systems Development • Relational Database Applications in Business • Information Systems Strategic Management • A choice of either Strategic HRM for Business Organisation, Managing in Organisations, Strategic Marketing Management or Corporate Finance Progression On completion of the Advanced Diploma students have two choices. Firstly, they can enter the workplace with a highly valued qualification. Secondly they can enter the final year of many degree programmes in countries including the UK, USA, Australia, Canada, Ireland, Malaysia and India. Finally completing the Advanced Diploma and have at least two years' relevant work experience, students can enter directly on to a UK MBA programme at various universities in the UK and around the World. Awarding Body ABE (Association of Business Executives)

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School of Business School of Business Diploma in Business Information System

Certificate in Business Information System

Duration: 1 Year

Duration: 1 Year

Entry Requirements Applicants must have obtained one of the following: • ABE Certificate • Two "A" Level passes plus four GCSE passes at Grade A, B or C, two of which must be English and Mathematics • Overseas qualifications which may be accepted by the Registrar as being equivalent to the above • ABE also welcomes applications from candidates without formal qualifications who have been in appropriate employment for at least two years. A reference letter from employer(s) must accompany such applications

Entry Requirements Applicants should demonstrate competence in English by the attainment of one of the following: • British Council - Intermediate Certificate in English/ Upper Advanced Certificate in English • LCCI - English for Business (EFB) 1st or 2nd level • Pitman/City and Guilds - English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)/English for Business and Communication

Programme Contents Diploma part 1 • Computer Fundamentals • Computer Applications in Business and Finance • Principles of Programming • A choice of either Organisational Behaviour or Financial Accounting Diploma part 2 • Computer Networking • Systems Analysis and Design • Information Systems Project Management • A choice of two from Human Resource Management, Marketing Policy, Planning and Communication, Managerial Accounting or Quantitative Methods for Business and Management

Programme Contents • Introduction to Business • Introduction to Accounting • IT Applications and Skills • Introduction to the World of Computers Progression On Successful completion of the Certificate level, students can progress to Diploma in Business Information System Programme. Awarding Body ABE (Association of Business Executives)

Progression On Successful completion of the Diploma Programme, students can progress to Advanced Diploma or 2nd year of the BA(Hons) in Business Information System Programme. or enter the workplace with a recognized qualification. Diploma holders have the skills and knowledge needed for executive roles Awarding Body ABE (Association of Business Executives)

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School of Business School of Business Diploma in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management

Duration: 1 Year Entry Requirements Applicants must have obtained one of the following: • ABE Certificate • Two "A" Level passes plus four GCSE passes at Grade A, B or C, two of which must be English and Mathematics • Overseas qualifications which may be accepted by the Registrar as being equivalent to the above • ABE also welcomes applications from candidates without formal qualifications who have been in appropriate employment for at least two years. A reference letter from employer(s) must accompany such applications Programme Contents Diploma - part 1 • Financial Accounting • Economic Principles and their Application to Business • Organisational Behaviour • Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Diploma - part 2 • Marketing Policy, Planning and Communication • Human Resource Management • Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Operations Management • Plus two from: IT in Hospitality and Tourism Operations, Customer Service Skills, Managerial Accounting and/or Principles of Business Law

Certificate in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management

Duration: 1 Year Entry Requirements Applicants should demonstrate competence in English by the attainment of one of the following: • British Council - Intermediate Certificate in English/ Upper Advanced Certificate in English • LCCI - English for Business (EFB) 1st or 2nd level • Pitman/City and Guilds - (ESOL)/English for Business and Communication Programme Contents • Introduction to Business • Introduction to Business Communication • Introduction to Accounting • Introduction to Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Progression On Successful completion of the Certificate level, students can progress to Diploma in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management Programme. Awarding Body

Progression On Successful completion of the Diploma Programme, students can progress to Advanced Diploma or 2nd year of the BA(Hons) in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management Programme or enter the workplace with a recognized qualification. Diploma holders have the skills and knowledge needed for executive roles Awarding Body ABE (Association of Business Executives)

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School of Business Graduate Diploma in Commercial Management

Duration: 3 Years Course Structure The Certificate in Commercial Management - Part 1 1. International Business Communications 2. Business Management & Administration 3. Interpreting & Analysing Information 4. Marketing Principles (The ICM Certificate in Business Studies is awarded on completion of all Part 1 subjects) The Diploma in Commercial Management - Part 2 5. Accounting Techniques 6. Risk Management 7. Introduction to Business Law 8. Contract Negotiations (The ICM Diploma in Commercial Management is awarded on completion of all Part 1 & 2 subjects) The Advanced Diploma in Commercial Management - Part 3 9. Strategic Management in Theory & Practice 10. Marketing Planning & Decision Making 11. Project Management 12. Customer Service for Managers and Supervisors (The ICM Advanced Diploma in Commercial Management is awarded on completion of all Part 1, 2 & 3 subjects) The Graduate Diploma in Commercial Management - Part 4 13. Logistics and Supply Chain Management 14. Financial Management 15. Commercial Management Project 16. The International Business Environment (The ICM Graduate Diploma in Commercial Management is awarded on completion of all Part 1, 2, 3 & 4 subjects) Programme Objectives To provide prospective Commercial Management students with a body of knowledge which will: • increase their employment opportunities • prepare them for supervisory and management careers in industry and commerce and; • provide them with a qualification which will enable them to progress to higher level commercial management or specialised business/management programmes at a later stage in their business or academic careers. The ICM Diploma in Commercial Management programme is also suitable for working supervisors and managers who require recognised management qualifications for career advancement or promotion purposes. Examination Grades Grade A - Distinction 70% and above Grade B - Credit 60% to 69% Grade C - Pass 50% to 59% Grade D - Marginal Pass 40% to 49% Grade F - Fail 39% and under

Certification On successful completion of all the examinations in Part 1, students are awarded the ICM Certificate in Commercial Management. Similarly, on successful completion of all the examinations in Parts 1 & 2 students are awarded the ICM Diploma in Commercial Management. Similarly, on successful completion of 12 subjects, students are awarded the ICM Advanced Diploma in Commercial Management, and a further four subjects will enable the attainment of an ICM Graduate Diploma in Commercial Management. Continuing Education The Commercial Management programme will serve as an excellent route for students who ultimately seek full professional status and will provide first class underpinning knowledge for the mainstream UK degrees in Commercial/Business Management and Business Studies. Holders of an ICM Diploma in Commercial Management may enter the ICM Advanced Diploma programme and completion of this will enable entry to the final year of appropriate Honours degree programmes. Similarly, Graduate Diploma holders will be able to gain access to appropriate postgraduate courses. Entry Requirements Students holding relevant recognised qualifications from other institutions or professional examining bodies may apply for exemptions on a subject-for-subject basis. The Institute operates an ‘Open Access’ policy in respect of many of its vocational programmes but prospective students should note that the following entrance qualifications are recommended for those wishing to undertake the ICM Diploma programme: • One GCE A-level plus Three GCSEs (or equivalents) • A suitable BTEC National Award • Any qualification equivalent to one or more of the above. Examination papers are securely distributed to ICM approved centres and scripts are graded in the UK by ICM appointed examiners. Full details of examination dates are sent to ICM Approved Centres and students should obtain the required information from their own Centre. Examination Closing Dates Candidates entering for examinations must ensure that their completed examination entry forms and fees reach the Institute at least eight weeks before the date of the examinations. Examination timetables indicate the closing date for receipt of entries for each sitting. Examination Results These are distributed within twelve weeks after each examination period. Candidates are encouraged not to call the ICM direct for results as this confidential information cannot be disclosed over the telephone. Subject Exemptions Students holding relevant recognised qualifications from other professional bodies may apply for exemptions on a subject-for-subject basis. Documentary evidence is required before any decision can be made.

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School of Business School of Business Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Finance Examination Grades

The ICM Accounting & Finance Programme has been designed for those contemplating employment within the accountancy field. It is also suitable for those already in employment who seek to develop their business, accounting and finance skills for career progression purposes. Duration: Diploma : 1 Year Advanced Diploma : 1 year Course Structure Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

1. Bookkeeping 2. Business Management & Administration 3. Economics for Business 4. Numeracy & Statistics (The ICM Certificate in Accounting & Finance is awarded on completion of all Part 1 subjects)

Grade A - Distinction 70% and above Grade B - Credit 60% to 69% Grade C - Pass 50% to 59% Grade D - Marginal Pass 40% to 49% Grade F - Fail 39% and under

Entry Requirements The Institute operates an ‘Open Entry’ policy in respect of many of its vocational programmes but prospective students should note that the following entrance qualifications are recommended for those wishing to undertake this programme: 1. Five GCSEs at grades A, B or C (or equivalents) 2. A suitable BTEC National Award 3. Any qualification equivalent to one of the above Applicants over the age of 19 who do not hold one of the recommended entrance qualifications may also register for the programme providing they have been in full-time employment for a minimum of two years. Continuing Education

1. Accounting II 2. Business Law 3. Computer Appreciation and Applications 4 . Cost Accounting (The ICM Diploma in Accounting & Finance is awarded on completion of all Part 1 & 2 subjects) 1. Accounting III 2. Auditing & Taxation 3. Financial Management 4. Management Theory & Practice (The ICM Advanced Diploma in Accounting & Finance is awarded on completion of all Part 1, 2 & 3 subjects)

The Accounting programme will serve as an excellent route way for students who ultimately seek full professional status and will provide first class underpinning knowledge for the mainstream UK based Accounting Bodies such as CIMA and ACCA. CIMA will give full exemption for all four of their current (1995 scheme) stage one examinations to candidates who have passed the eight subjects which now make up Parts 1 & 2 of the ICM Diploma in Accounting & Finance. Awarding Body: ICM (Institute of Commercial Management)

Programme Objectives To provide employees and prospective accounting and finance students with a body of knowledge which will: a) increase their employment opportunities b) prepare them for careers in the field of accountancy and c) provide them with a qualification which will enable them to progress to supervisory positions at a later stage in their careers.

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School of Business

School of Business Certified VAT Technician (CVT)

Certified Payroll Technician (CPT)

The Certified VAT Technician (CVT) qualification is a superb qualification which is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the operation of the Irish VAT system. The course assumes no prior knowledge of VAT on the part of students and it introduces them in a logical and progressive manner to the VAT implications and treatment of a huge range of business transactions. Starting with first principles, the course explains the basic principles of the Irish VAT system, for all kinds of businesses from sole traders to multinational organisations and includes State and semi State bodies and VAT exempt institutions. Students will receive a comprehensive course manual written in non technical language, which explains in detail, the workings of the Irish VAT system and which contains numerous practical examples and exercises.

The Certified Payroll Technician is the leading payroll qualification in Ireland. The course assumes no prior knowledge of payroll matters and it provides students with a comprehensive and practical knowledge of the operation of the PAYE and PRSI systems and a thorough knowledge of Employment Law which has a direct bearing on the operation of the payroll function. The course is extremely interesting and practical and it provides all of the essential information needed to work in a payroll function. The qualification will also enhance the students’ career prospects and will undoubtedly bring real benefits and improvements to the workplace.

Duration: 6 Months

Programme Contents Part I - Employment Law Part II - PAYE / PRSI

Benefits: Professional Development: The Certified VAT Technician will greatly enhance a student’s career prospects by providing certification of their expertise in a hugely important tax. Education: Students will enhance their knowledge and their confidence with a valuable qualification in a subject which is of huge importance to employers. IPASS Membership: As an IPASS member, students will be entitled to a range of benefits and discounts on IPASS courses, seminars and publications. Progression Successful students will hold a qualification which will clearly demonstrate that they have a thorough understanding of the most important principles and the practical operation of the Irish VAT system. Awarding Body IPASS (Irish Payroll Association)

Duration: 6 Months

Benefits: Students who graduate as a Certified Payroll Technician will: • Become an invaluable member of their employer’s financia team, by being aware of their employer’s compliance obligations in a highly technical area. • Significantly enhance their career development prospects. • Enhance their payroll/VAT skills, their technical expertiseand confidence. • Develop their professional skills and abilities through the application of advanced training. • Develop a network of contacts in a range of businesses working in the same specialist field as themselves. • Hold a HETAC accredited Level 6 Qualification. Progression On Successful completion of the Certified Payroll Technician, students can enter the workplace with a recognized qualification or may progress to Certified advanced payroll Technician Programme. Awarding Body IPASS (Irish Payroll Association)

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School of Computing Certificate in Practical ICT Skills- Level 1

Certificate in Practical ICT Skills- Level 2

Duration: 1 Year Duration: 1 Year Entry Requirements: There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. However, it is recommended that candidates have a standard of English equivalent to Level 1 on the LCCI IQ Language Levels Framework (Council of Europe A2 / Waystage) to meet the communication requirements for this qualification. Programme Contents: Unit 1 Word Processing Unit 2 Spreadsheets Unit 3 Database Unit 4 Presentation Software Unit 5 Email, Internet and IT Security A full Certificate for Practical ICT Skills is awarded to candidates who achieve a Pass, Credit or Distinction in a minimum of any two of the five units. Progression: On Successful completion of the Certificate in Practical ICT Skills- Level 1, students can enter the workplace with a recognized qualification or may progress to Certificate in Practical ICT Skills- Level 2

Awarding Body EDI (Education Development International) LCCI (London Chamber of Commerce and Industry)

Entry Requirements: There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. However, candidates should have achieved a level of skill and knowledge of the relevant application areas appropriate to preparation for a Level 2 qualification in Practical ICT Skills. It is recommended that candidates also have a standard of English equivalent to Level 2 on the LCCI IQ Language Levels Framework (Council of Europe C1 / Operational Proficiency) to meet the communication requirements for this qualification and Level 1 Certificate in Practical ICT Skills. Programme Contents: Unit 1 Word Processing Unit 2 Spreadsheets Unit 3 Database Unit 4 Presentation Software Unit 5 Email, Internet and IT Security A full Certificate for Practical ICT Skills is awarded to candidates who achieve a Pass, Credit or Distinction in a minimum of any two of the five units. Progression: On Successful completion of the Certificate in Practical ICT Skills- Level 2, students can enter the workplace with a recognized qualification or may progress to Certificate in Practical ICT Skills- Level 3

Awarding Body EDI (Education Development International) LCCI (London Chamber of Commerce and Industry)

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School of Computing

Certificate in Practical ICT Skills- Level 3

Certificate in eCommerce- Level 2

Duration: 1 Year

Duration: 1 Year

Entry Requirements: There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. However, candidates should have achieved a level of skill and knowledge of the relevant application areas appropriate to preparation for a Level 3 qualification in Practical ICT Skills. It is recommended that candidates also have a standard of English equivalent to Level 3 on the LCCI IQ Language Levels Framework (Council of Europe C2 / Mastery) to meet the communication requirements for this qualification and Level 2 Certificate in Practical ICT Skills.

Entry Requirements: This qualification is intended for those who wish to develop an understanding of the role of eCommerce in the modern business environment. Candidates should already have acquired an understanding of the Internet and website design to a level equivalent to LCCI IQ Certificate in Using the Internet Level 1 and should also be familiar with:

Programme Contents: Unit 1 Word Processing Unit 2 Spreadsheets Unit 3 Database Unit 4 Presentation Software Unit 5 Email, Internet and IT Security A full Certificate for Practical ICT Skills is awarded to candidates who achieve a Pass, Credit or Distinction in a minimum of any two of the five units. Progression: On Successful completion of the Certificate in Practical ICT Skills- Level 3, students can enter the workplace with a recognized qualification or may progress to University Bachelor Programmes. Awarding Body EDI (Education Development International) LCCI (London Chamber of Commerce and Industry)

• Using personal computers, operating systems, desktop applications and web browsers • New developments in technology that affect the business world Candidates should have a standard of business English equivalent to LCCI IQ English for Business Level 2. However, their knowledge of specialist Information Technology terminology should be equivalent to Level 3 in terms of vocabulary. Programme Contents: 1. Background to eCommerce 2. Definitions and Development of the Internet 3. eCommerce Business Models 4. Market Dynamics 5. eCommerce Finance 6. eCommerce Security 7. eCommerce and the Law Progression: On Successful completion of the Certificate in eCommerce- Level 2, students can enter the workplace with a recognized qualification or may progress to Certificate in eCommerce- Level 3. Awarding Body EDI (Education Development International) LCCI (London Chamber of Commerce and Industry)

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School of Computing Certificate in eCommerce –Level 3

Certificate in eCommerce –Level 4

Duration: 1 Year

Duration: 1 Year

Entry Requirements: This qualification is intended for those who wish to develop a strategic understanding of the role of eCommerce in the modern business environment. Candidates should already have acquired an understanding of the fundamentals of the Internet and website design equivalent to LCCI IQ Certificate in eCommerce Level 2 and should also be familiar with:

Entry Requirements: This qualification is intended for those who wish to develop a strategic understanding of the role of eCommerce in the modern business environment. Candidates should already have acquired an understanding of the fundamentals of the Internet and website design equivalent to LCCI IQ Certificate in eCommerce Level 3 and should also be familiar with:

• Using personal computers, operating systems, desktop appli-

• Using personal computers, operating systems, desktop app

cations and web browsers

• New developments in technology, that affect the business world

• The operations and functions of a commercially driven organi-

sation Candidates should have a standard of business English equivalent to LCCI IQ English for Business Level 2. However, their knowledge of specialist Information Technology terminology should be equivalent to Level 3 in terms of vocabulary.

Programme Contents: 1 eCommerce Overview 2 The eCommerce Website 3 Business Processes 4 Managing Change 5 eCommerce and Personnel 6 Return On Investment – (ROI) in eCommerce Progression: On Successful completion of the Certificate in eCommerceLevel 3, students can enter the workplace with a recognized qualification or may progress to Bachelor Programmes. Awarding Body EDI (Education Development International) LCCI (London Chamber of Commerce and Industry)

cations and web browsers

• New developments in technology, that affect the business world

• The operations and functions of a commercially driven organi-

sation Candidates should have a standard of business English equivalent to LCCI IQ English for Business Level 3. However, their knowledge of specialist Information Technology terminology should be equivalent to Level 3 in terms of vocabulary.

Programme Contents: 1 eCommerce Overview 2 The eCommerce Website 3 Business Processes 4 Managing Change 5 eCommerce and Personnel 6 Return On Investment – (ROI) in eCommerce Progression: On Successful completion of the Certificate in eCommerceLevel 4, students can enter the workplace with a recognized qualification or may progress to Bachelor Programmes. Awarding Body EDI (Education Development International) LCCI (London Chamber of Commerce and Industry)

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School of Language Studies English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Certificate in ESOL International (Entry Level 1) Certificate in ESOL International (Entry Level 2) Certificate in ESOL International (Entry Level 3) Certificate in ESOL International Level 1 Certificate in ESOL International Level 2 Duration: 1 year (Each Level) Qualification Summary ESOL International qualifications are intended for candidates who are not native speakers of English and who wish to achieve a high quality, internationally recognised qualification in English that is available and recognised world-wide. The aims of this syllabus are to enable candidates to develop the ability to:  • develop knowledge and understanding of the spoken and written forms of English inmeaningful contexts; • develop the ability to listen and read for gist and detail and apply this knowledge andunderstanding to speaking and writing; • develop the ability to communicate effectively in English through the written andspoken word; • develop knowledge and understanding of the grammar of English, and the ability to apply it accurately in the appropriate context; • lay a suitable foundation for the further study of the language.

Structure of the qualification: This qualification has three mandatory parts. EDI Entry 1 Certificate in ESOL International (CEF A1) will be awarded to candidates who successfully complete the learning outcomes and assessments for the following parts: - Reading - Writing - Listening  - Speaking (optional) Progression: Each level of ESOL International is a free-standing qualification and is separately certificated. The qualifications EDI Certificate in ESOL International Entry Levels 1-3 and Levels 1 & 2 have been closely aligned to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF) at levels A1, A2, B1, B2 and C1 respectively. Each level builds on the previous one and provides a consistent extension to the levels of skill and knowledge developed at the previous level. The qualifications are recognised by a wide range of higher education institutions and employers across the world.

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School of Language Studies English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) English for Business (Entry Level 1)

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) English for Business (Entry Level 2)

Duration: 1 year (Fulltime)

Duration: 1 year (Fulltime)

Qualification summary This qualification is also known as ‘EDI Entry Level 1 Certificate in ESOL International (LCCI EfB)’ is for candidates who wish to develop and test their ability to communicate in English within a business context. Entry 1 is for candidates who have achieved a fundamental understanding of English in a business context and who have the ability to use the language in a practical way at a very basic level. The aims of this qualification are to enable candidates to develop the ability to:

Qualification summary This qualification is also known as ‘EDI Entry Level 2 Certificate in ESOL International (LCCI EfB)’ is for candidates who wish to develop and test their ability to communicate in English within a business context. Entry Level 2 is for candidates who have achieved a fundamental understanding of English in a business context and who have the ability to use the language in a practical way at a very basic level. The aims of this qualification are to enable candidates to develop the ability to:

- read and understand basic business-related English texts - write basic English for simple, brief business communications - understand simple, spoken and recorded business English - participate in short conversations Structure of the qualification: This qualification has three parts. EDI Entry Level 1 Certificate in ESOL International (LCCI EfB) will be awarded to candidates who successfully complete the learning outcomes and assessments for the following parts: - Reading and Writing - Speaking - Listening Progression: The qualifications consist of practical examinations which assess candidates reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. They are available at five levels to suit the ability of candidates and are designed to test communication in business with tasks based on real business activities. Further progress can be made up to NQF level 2. Each level builds on the previous one and provides a consistent extension to the levels of skill and knowledge developed at the previous level. The qualifications are recognised by a wide range of higher education institutions and employers across the world.

- read and understand basic business-related English texts - write basic English for simple, brief business communications - understand simple, spoken and recorded business English - participate in short conversations Structure of the qualification: This qualification has three parts. EDI Entry Level 2 Certificate in ESOL International (LCCI EfB) will be awarded to candidates who successfully complete the learning outcomes and assessments for the following parts: - Reading and Writing - Speaking - Listening   Progression:  The qualifications consist of practical examinations which assess candidates reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. They are available at five levels to suit the ability of candidates and are designed to test communication in business with tasks based on real business activities. Further progress can be made up to NQF level 2. Each level builds on the previous one and provides a consistent extension to the levels of skill and knowledge developed at the previous level. The qualifications are recognised by a wide range of higher education institutions and employers across the world.

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School of Language Studies English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

English for Business (Entry Level 3)

English for Business (Level 1/Level 2)

Duration: 1 year (Fulltime)

Duration: 1 year (Fulltime) (Each Level) Qualification Summary 

Qualification summary This qualification is also known as ‘EDI Entry Level 3 Certificate in ESOL International (LCCI EfB)’ is for candidates who wish to develop and test their ability to communicate in English within a business context. Entry 3 is for candidates who have achieved a fundamental understanding of English in a business context and who have the ability to use the language in a practical way at a very basic level The aims of this syllabus are to enable candidates to develop the ability to: - write apt and accurate English suited to the stated purpose - understand and write English using formats that are current and common in business communication - adopt the tone, form, layout, content and composition appropriate to the requirements of a given situation - understand spoken and recorded Business English at the defined level - participate in conversation   Structure of the qualification: This qualification has three parts. EDI Entry Level 3 Certificate in ESOL International (LCCI EfB) will be awarded to candidates who successfully complete the learning outcomes and assessments for the following parts: - Reading and Writing  - Speaking  - Listening   Progression: The qualifications consist of practical examinations which assess candidates reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. They are available at five levels to suit the ability of candidates and are designed to test communication in business with tasks based on real business activities. Further progress can be made up to NQF level 2. Each level builds on the previous one and provides a consistent extension to the levels of skill and knowledge developed at the previous level. The qualifications are recognised by a wide range of higher education institutions and employers across the world.

This qualification is also known as ‘EDI Level 1 Certificate in ESOL International (LCCI EfB)’ is for candidates who wish to develop and test their ability to communicate in English within a business context. It is designed to develop and examine candidates' ability to: -understand and write English used in a variety of ways within a range of business contexts: - employ appropriate business formats and styles to produce a range of business documents for different audiences and purposes - understand spoken and recorded Business English at the defined level - participate in conversations and discussions - make an oral presentation on a business-related topic Structure of the qualification: This qualification has three parts. EDI Level 1 Certificate in ESOL International (LCCI EfB) will be awarded to candidates who successfully complete the learning outcomes and assessments for the following parts: - Reading and Writing - Speaking (optional) - Listening (optional)   Progression: The qualifications consist of practical examinations which assess candidates reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. They are available at five levels to suit the ability of candidates and are designed to test communication in business with tasks based on real business activities. Further progress can be made up to NQF level 2. Each level builds on the previous one and provides a consistent extension to the levels of skill and knowledge developed at the previous level. The qualifications are recognised by a wide range of higher education institutions and employers across the world.

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How to Apply •

Simply complete the application form (available on the website www.icot.ie or contact the admissions office using the details below).

Enclose the following documents: Copy of Passport Curriculum Vitae/Resume English Language Qualification if applicable Academic Results and Transcripts

Application(s) can be sent by: Email : info@icot.ie Post : Admissions, International College of Technology, 28 Westmoreland Street, Dublin 2, Ireland. Phone: +353 1 671 8450, Fax: +353 1 6718509

Applications are assessed within 24 hours of receipt. Once prospective students are deemed to meet the entry requirements for their respective course and have sent the appropriate documents, ICOT will issue an official offer letter. This letter is a guarantee from ICOT that the student will have a place in the college on payment of the applicable tuition fees.

ICOT can arrange airport pick up for a fee of 60 Euro and temporary accommodation for 100 Euro per week. If students wish to avail of these services, please add the fees to your tuition fee when making the fee transfer. Our dedicated student care team can also assist students to find accommodation thereafter if required.

Bank details for payments are as follows: Account name : International College of Technology Bank : Allied Irish Bank (AIB), Santry Branch, Dublin 9, Ireland. Account No : 06828054 Sort Code : 93-22-21 IBAN : IE67 AIBK 93222106828054

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Programme Pathways Certificate in English/ Secondary School Certificate

‘A’ Level, Higher Secondary Certificate

Certificate in Business/Computing

Diploma in Business/Computing

Advanced Diploma in Business/Computing

Two years' relevant work experience

2nd Year of the Bachelor Honours Degree in Business/Computing

Final Year of the Bachelor Honours Degree

MBA/MSc/MA (UK, USA, Australia, Canada, Ireland, Malaysia)

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Terms and Conditions 1. Payment of the required deposit and enrolment on a course creates a binding agreement to complete the course and to pay the full fee. 2. Deposit and tuition fees are not refundable for any reason other than visa refusal. 3. For students who are not successful in receiving their visa, the application for a refund must be in writing (post/email/fax) and accompanied by a copy of the rejection letter from Immigration Authority. All original letters issued by the college must be returned. The students/parents are required to submit their application for a refund to the college. Once this notification is received, College will process the refund within 10 working days and the processing fee of 50 euros will be deducted from the tuition fees. 4. Students transferring to courses during term with higher tuition fees, the difference will be payable on transfer. If students transfer to courses with lower fees, no refunds will be given. 5. Holders of a student visa are advised that the College is obliged to insist that a full-time course of at least 15 hours per week tuition time is followed. 6. Students are required to attend all lectures, labs, tests and to submit written work as required by lecturers and tutors. 7. International College of Technology reserves the right to expel a student if he/she does not fulfil the above requirements or for behaviour disruptive to the general conduct of the College. In such cases no refund of fees will be given. 8. Overseas students are reminded that they must comply with the regulations on immigration. 9. International students applying from abroad are required to pay ₏100 application fee which is non-refundable and nontransferable. 10. International College of Technology will be obliged to inform the immigration in the event of a student is absent for six consecutive classes without valid reasons (supported by documentary evidence e.g. medical certificates). ICOT will also have to inform Immigration in situations where the student has had his/her visa renewed for a particular course and chooses not to attend or to defer the commencement date. 11. Courses will take place only if justified by demand. 12. The College Prospectus and website is correct at the time of printing but is subject to alteration. 13. The Principal and the staff will be happy to offer advice relating to university and school application, examination entries, etc, however it is the student's own responsibility to ensure that all applications and entries, of whatever nature, are in order and sent off by the appropriate closing dates. 14. While course start and end dates are not expected to change, the college reserves the right to alter dates in order to facilitate or improve the provision of the course and its examinations. These changes will in no way affect the other terms and conditions of the student’s contract with the college. 15. Where applicable, the student must seek and obtain a certificate of eligibility from the appropriate professional institute and pay the registration fee directly to the respective body.

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INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY

International College of Technology (ICOT) 28 Westmoreland Street, Dublin 2, Ireland. Phone: +353 1 671 8450, Fax: +353 1 6718509. Email: info@icot.ie, www.icot.ie

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