Smoking is strictly prohibited on the DCAS premises. Any student found guilty of not respecting this rule will be suspended or will face other disciplinary action.
Downloading of restricted material from the internet is prohibited.
Food and drinks are not allowed in the classrooms. Do not bring food and drinks into classrooms.
Students should be respectful at all times. Students who disrespect the teacher, other students, or school staff will be subject to a warning. Should a student receive 3 warnings, the student will be expelled from the college. In most serious cases, the student may be expelled immediately.
It is compulsory for students to sign their class attendance register 15 minutes before the end of each class period as evidence of attendance. Students are expected to maintain a minimum accumulated attendance of 85% throughout their course, as required by INIS. DCAS is required to report students’ attendance to INIS (Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service) and/or other Irish authorities.
Learning materials: Students must collect their coursebook as soon as they receive a confirmation of English level, in the Induction week, prior joining classes the week after. Before collecting the book, students should pay a refundable deposit of €30 in exchange for a book at the appropriate level. When a student changes level they receive another book in exchange for theirs, if in good condition. When a student finishes their course, the school returns the student’s €30 deposit. Students must return their book in good condition* (normal wear and tear is acceptable, but no marked, damaged, torn or missing pages). Deposits are not refunded for books that are in bad condition (e.g. marked, damaged or torn). Books are available for rental at the Academic Office in the main campus, DCAS1, 98 Capel Street, Dublin 1. Additional learning material is also given by the teacher to students. Book Rental Scheme is mandatory to all students.
DCAS reserves the right to withdraw a student’s application anytime without reason.
DCAS reserves the right to allocate your classes to either of the campuses in Dublin City Centre. You might have to relocate your classes from one campus to the other while studying at DCAS.
Your class period can only start once Student Induction and Placement are completed. Commencement of classes for long-term students (12 weeks or more) may take up to 2 weeks from arrival; this is not the case for short-term students (1 to 12-week courses).
DCAS offers English courses eligible for Study Visa in the morning (Monday to Thursday from 9am to 1pm) and in the afternoon (Monday to Friday from 1:45pm to 5pm). Note that Beginners (Pre-A1) level is only available in the afternoon.
In the unlikely event that a programme is cancelled by the school, the student will have two options: DCAS may make arrangements, with the consent of the student, to join another college for the same or similar course; or the tuition fees will be refunded by DCAS.
Tuition fees do not include costs that are incurred on the student’s behalf, such as examination fees, transport fares, or the cost of social events.
The maximum class size is 15 students, although we aim for an average of no more than 12 students per class.
Please note that we enrol students on a weekly basis, so the composition of each class may change from week to week.
We reserve the right to change teachers, times of lessons and locations of courses and to combine classes if: student numbers for any particular class are low; we have to attend to building or maintenance work; or a teacher is sick.
Students cannot transfer their enrolment, credit notes, or course to any third party.
We invite students to share any comments or feedback. Students must raise any issues with us when they arise.
Absence due to medical reasons are not compensated by the school by way of refund, credit or additional course(s)/lessons. Students are advised to refer to their individual insurance policy to obtain compensation for missed services. The school can provide written confirmation of absence which, together with doctor’s notes, can be used for the purposes of an insurance claim.
It is Strictly Forbidden to enter any DCAS campus with Scooters or Bicycles, mounted or on foot. Any person bringing these items to DCAS will be asked to leave the building to park/store them elsewhere. Bicycle and scooter parking is at your own risk. DCAS is not responsible for any loss or damage to these items.
Learner Protection, Cancellation, Deferral & Refund Policy applies to all bookings.