Applying to Inchicore College of Further Education

STEP 1: You apply online

You apply online through our website. You can apply at any time.

When you complete your application, you will receive an acknowledgement email with login details, username and password, for your new account on our college applications system. You will log into the college applications system regularly to manage your application to ICFE.

You will be invited to attend an information session for your course where you will meet your course coordinator and ask any questions you may have about the course.

Can’t decide which course? Our system only allows you to apply once, but you can change your mind any time. If you are interested in applying for more than one course, please contact and she will help you with this process.

STEP 2: We offer you a provisional place* on the course

(* This offer is subject to you satisfying the entry requirements for the course.)


Information on entry requirements for each course is available in the courses section of our website.

Minimum entry requirements for PLC courses

  • For QQI Level 5 – Leaving Cert standard or equivalent certification
  • For QQI Level 6 courses – Full QQI level 5 certificate or equivalent certification

Specific entry requirements

In addition to the above, the course you are applying for may require you to pass an audition, a portfolio review or similar as part of the application process.

Applicants to courses that have specific entry requirements will be notified about this.

Places are offered on a first come, first served basis. This offer is also subject to places being available and the course forming.

STEP 3: You accept the offer of a provisional place and pay a deposit to secure place 

You can accept the offer of a provisional place and secure that place by paying a €50 deposit online.
To pay your deposit online, please click on the login button below. This will take you to the login page of the college applications system. Your login details are on the email we sent you. After log in, select the Payments tab to see the breakdown of course fees and to pay your deposit.

Terms and Conditions
Please see below a list of Terms and Conditions that should be read carefully in advance of using the online payment facility.
Click here for Terms and Conditions

STEP 4: You complete registration & upload your documents

To complete registration for your course, in the college applications system, please Login, select the DOCUMENTS tab and upload a copy of some or all of the following documents:

  • Photo ID (Passport, PSC card, Driver’s Licence, National Age Card, GNIB card) to confirm your identity
  • For school leavers, a copy of your Leaving Certificate Results when you receive them (LC results day: 3rd September 2021)
  • For all other applicants a Statement of Results from your most recent academic course and/or for mature applicants a personal statement outlining your life / work experience.
  • Non-EU applicants, upload GNIB card (Stamp 4) or a Labour Market Permission letter.
It is important that you commence the registration process for your course as soon as possible. You can upload any documents as soon as you have them.

To upload a photo for your ICFE student card, in the college applications system, select the PERSONAL tab. You can upload your photo there. Your photo should be recently taken and of a suitable passport-style.

To protect your data, ICFE follows the Data Protection Policy and Protocols of the City of Dublin ETB

STEP 5: You pay your fees online

We will contact you in Summer 2022 to invite you to complete the registration process by paying your fees.

STEP 6: Induction

Course inductions take place in September 2022.

At ICFE we are committed to you having a successful transition into this college and your induction, which will take place in September, is the first important step.

At your induction, you will meet your course coordinator, other college staff and your fellow students. You will receive lots of useful information (including your timetable) about your course and the college. Some of your induction will be online and some will be in the college buildings.

We will notify you about the exact date, time and location of your induction.

STEP 7: Start classes

We will notify you about the exact start date and location of your classes.

We look forward to welcoming you to Inchicore College.

This document should be read in conjunction with the full Admissions policy of Inchicore College of Further Education, which is compliant with the Admissions Act 2018 and is available as a PDF file by clicking here.