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1. Age

The minimum age for Four Court adult classes is 18 years.

Junior groups will be instructed as closed groups. Monitors/leaders are required to monitor children at all times outside class hours.

2. Classes

– Where a scheduled class has fewer than 4 students, Four Court College reserves the right to cancel, change, or adapt class times, weeks and/or semester durations.

– Four Court College reserves the right to alter, amend, exchange and revert both the times and locations of student courses.

3. Fees

– Fees include placement test, tuition, handouts, use of computers, and end of course certificate. Fees do not include exam fees, lunch or other meals, health insurance, and bank charges. A €50 registration fee will apply to all courses.

4. Airport Transfers / Meets & Greets

– Four Court College can arrange for you to be met at the airport and taken to your accommodation. This service costs €70 and is available from 08:00 to 23:00. Transfers outside these hours are subject to a €30 supplement.

– A Four Court College representative will Meet & Greet students at our apartment accommodations. This service is provided from 10:00 – 22:00. Arrivals outside these hours may have to make alternate arrangements until the service is next available.

5. Four Court College Calendar

No lessons take place on the following days: January 1 – January 5, March 19, March 30, April 2, May 7, June 4, August 6, October 29, December 24 – January 4, 2019.

There is no reduction in fees when a course includes a public holiday and classes are not compensated for.

6. Accommodation

– A fee of €65 is charged on all accommodation bookings.

– A supplement of €30 per week will be required on all bookings with special dietary requirements (halal, gluten, etc).

Host Family – Price based on seven nights from Saturday or Sunday. Half-board.

Other Accommodation Types may be organised subject to request.

Christmas Holidays – it may be possible to stay in an accommodation over Christmas but supplements may be required. Availability and cost should be checked with the school before making a booking.

7. Insurance

– Students should have medical and/or travel insurance before traveling.

– EU nationals should bring a European Health Insurance Card.

8. Visas

– Non-EU nationals should contact their local Irish embassy or Consulate or visit the Department of Justice website for details of visa requirements. Four Court College offers an efficient visa support service.

9. Payment

– Payment can be made by any of the following methods

(a) FLYWIRE transfer; (refer website for Bank details)

(b) Credit / Debit Card (Visa, Visa Electron, Visa Pay, Mastercard, Maestro, Discover, Diners, Laser);

(c) Cash; (Only for EU Students)

(d) Eurocheque. A commission of between 1% – 3% fee may be charged on foreign (non-Irish) cheques. Students may not start courses/receive documents until cheques have cleared.

Important Payment Notes

– All payment charges must be paid by sender.

– Payment is due a minimum of 2 weeks before the start of the booking.

– Student name or number must be clearly identifiable.

10. Cancellation

– Short-term course bookings (1 – 12 weeks) may be cancelled up to 2 weeks prior to commencement of course with a €150 administrative penalty. Where accommodation has been booked the booking fee (€65) and 1 week of the chosen accommodation will be charged.

– For short-term cancellations received 1 to 7 days before the course begins, 50% of the full amount will be refunded (minimum cancellation fee is €150).

– Non-EU students who receive a confirmation letter from Four Court College may not cancel their booking unless they have cancellation documentation from Irish immigration authorities. Non-EU students who obtain a confirmation letter are obliged to prove they have been refused entry to the country or else attend their course.

– In the event that a non-EU student coming to Four Court College for a short course (1 – 12 weeks), and in need of a holiday visa, is refused permission to travel, the cancellation policy for 1 – 12 weeks will come into effect.

– Once a course has commenced no cancellations are allowed. This includes a late arrival, early departure, or days missed during the course.

– Four Court College, discounts courses of certain durations. These courses may not be changed, altered or broken up if the student avails of the discount (except for visa-holding non-EU students who are entitled to holidays in line with ILEP regulations).

– Minimum 24 hours is required to cancel an individual (1-2-1) lesson without cost. Lessons cancelled with less than 24 hours’ notice will be charged at the full price of the lesson.

– All cancellation requests are counted from the time they are received in writing. Please bear in mind the office hours are Monday to Friday from 08:30 to 17:30.

– For students who have to apply for a non-EU visa prior to travelling, cancellations due to a refusal of the application are subject to a €150 charge. INIS documentation is required for cancellations to be accepted.

11. Refunds

– No refunds will be made after a student has started. Similarly, accommodation will not be refunded after students arrive (either in case of cancellation or change/shortening of stay). Any change will incur charges in full from the start date of the booking.

– Refunds may take up to 20 working days from receipt of cancellation notice and/or bank information.

– Course and accommodation bookings may not be carried over year-to-year.

– Course and accommodation bookings may not be transferred.

– For non-EU Students, no unscheduled breaks are permissible except in documented cases of illness or close family bereavement.

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