How can I apply or register for my programme?
Details of how to apply for your relevant programme are provided on each course page. The options available include:
- Apply On-line: Some of LITs programme allow you to Apply on-line using LITs on-line application system. Click the relevant tab on the course page and follow the instructions provided.
- Email: Download and complete the Application/Registration Form for the relevant course from the course page and email it to email@example.com
- By Post: Download and complete the Application/Registration Form for the relevant course from the course page and post it to our offices in Limerick or Thurles.
Application/Registration cannot be completed over the phone.
Make sure you complete all sections of your application form and attach all relevant information and supporting documentation as outlined on the form.
I want to apply for a Springboard programme?
Springboard programme applications are managed through a central website, www.springboardcourses.ie. Go to this website, search for your programme of study and complete the relevant information. The application, once complete, will be directed to LIT and we will then review it and, if you meet the relevant entry requirements, offer you a place on the programme. You must accept the offer of a place on the programme via the Springboard portal for your place on the programme to be confirmed.
My course is full - what can I do?
If a programme is full to capacity, a waiting list will be established, based either on the order in which registrations are received after the programme has full registration, or on the most suitable candidates. How waiting lists are created is dependent on the nature of the programme and the entry requirements of the programme. As places become available, offers will be made in order from the waiting list, and on the basis that fees are paid in full. In order to be completely fair to those on a waiting list, the integrity of these lists will be maintained without exception.
What is the difference between and application form and a registration form?
Programmes which have specific entry requirements and may for example include the need for an interview would normally require you to complete an application form. Examples might include a Masters/Postgraduate programme or programmes where a specific skill or competence is required before starting the programme. The application form is reviewed by a relevant member of staff and the applicant is responded to.
Programmes which have straight forward entry requirements as outlined in the course description normally simply involve a registration form being completed.
When can I apply?
For programmes that start in September Applications/Registrations normally open in June. For programmes that start in January Applications/Registrations normally open in November.
Where can I get an application/registration form?
You can get your application/registration form in the following ways:
- Search for your programme of study using the Search Function, go to the course page and download the form for there
- Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request the specific application form for the course you wish to apply for
Fees, Payments, Withdrawls
How is my refund processed?
All refunds will only be processed through IBB transfer after completion of a refund of fees form.
How to pay?
Once you have been offered and accepted a place on a programme of study through Flexible Learning and you have been issued with an LIT Student Number, your fees can be paid using one of the methods outlined below:
To pay your fees online or to print out a receipt for fees paid please follow the instructions below:
Click on the link below to access the LIT student payment portal
Your user ID is your student number and the PIN is provided on your letter of registration
Once you log in there are 5 options
1. Online Registration
2. Student Account
3. Exam results
Click on Option 2 – Student account and then select the second option -Account balance by term.
This screen will display your fee balance. Select the pay now button, the next screen displays the current term 202000.
Press submit, a box will come up for you to input the amount you wish to pay, input the amount and press submit.
The next screen will look for you to input your card details.
To print out a receipt select the last option receipts and ensure the term is the current term 202000 and press submit.
2. Sponsor Invoice
If you are being sponsored by your employer or other third party, you must request a Sponsorship Agreement Form from the Flexible Learning Office by emailing us at email@example.com. Completed Sponsorship Agreement Forms should be returned to the Flexible Learning Office, either by post or scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that Sponsorship Agreement Forms must be completed and returned before the commencement date of the programme. Once the Sponsorship Agreement Form has been submitted to the Flexible Learning Office, our Grants & Fees Office will issue an invoice directly to the sponsor.
3. Instalment Plan
Instalment plans are available for students completing programmes of study for which the fees are €500 or higher and are a minimum of 10 weeks in duration. If your programme of study meets this criteria and you are interested in setting up an instalment plan, please contact the Grants & Fees office of LIT, to set-up an agreed, signed instalment plan. The Grants & Fees Office can be contacted via email at email@example.com or by telephone at 061 293366. Please note that Instalment Plans must be in place before the commencement date of the programme and by the date indicated in your post-offer letter.
Please note that for security reasons, we are unable to accept cash payments under any circumstances.
My fees are being sponsored, what do I need to do?
An individual Sponsorship Agreement form must be fully completed and returned to the Flexible Learning Office.
What are the fees?
Fees are specific to each course of study and can be seen under the course content pages. Search for your programme on this site and you will see the course fees are listed on each course page.
What happens if I have to withdraw from the course?
Firstly you must complete a Withdrawal Form.
Students who wish to withdraw from a Flexible Learning Programme of study, must do so officially by completing a withdrawal form, available upon request from the Department of Flexible Learning in Limerick or Thurles as appropriate.
Our policy in relation to the refunding of programme fees, is as follows:
- In the event, that a programme is cancelled by LIT for any reason, a refund of 100% of the payment, including the*booking fee (where applicable) will be issued
- In the event, that a student withdraws from a programme before the commencement date, a refund of 100% of the programme fee less the *booking fee (where applicable) will be issued. This is subject to the student informing the Department of Flexible Learning of their intention to withdraw, in writing, before the commencement date of the programme and presuming the student has paid their fees in full.
- In the event that a student withdraws from a programme after the commencement date has passed, the following rules will apply:
- For programmes with a duration of less than 10 weeks, no refunds will apply from the date the programme commences.
- For programmes of up to and including 12 weeks’ duration, the student must complete and submit a withdrawal form to the Department of Flexible Learning within two weeks of the commencement date of the programme. Subject to all requirements being met, 70% of the programme fee less the *booking fee (where applicable), will be issued. Thereafter, no refunds will be processed.
- For programmes longer than 12 weeks in duration, the student must complete and submit a withdrawal form to the Department of Flexible Learning within four weeks of the commencement date of the programme. Subject to all requirements being met, 70% of the programme fee less the *booking fee (where applicable), will be issued. Thereafter, no refunds will be processed.
If the requirements outlined above are not met, no refund will be processed.
Please note that the policy outlined above applies to all students, regardless of the payment method used. Students availing of instalment plans will owe any outstanding payments if they fall outside the time period for a refund.
In extenuating circumstances such as illness, bereavement or exceptional work or personal commitments, students may appeal directly in writing to the Head of Department, Flexible Learning for a refund of fees paid, less the *booking fee (where applicable). Appeals are considered on a case-by-case basis. It is in this regard, that applicants are requested prior to enrolling, to inform themselves of the various requirements of the programme and to contact the programme leader for guidance on the programme suitability.
There are certain Flexible Learning programmes within LIT, that will require the payment of a booking fee of 10% of the total programme fee, in order to secure a place on the programme. Please note, that the requirement of a booking deposit will be clearly outlined in the programme description under “Course Fees”. This booking fee is non-refundable (except where a programme is cancelled by LIT) and is credited against the programme fees upon registering as a student. Payment is due within two weeks of the receipt of a formal offer of a place, and can be made by credit/debit card by telephoning the appropriate Flexible Learning Office on (0504) 28112. If the booking fee is not paid within this timeframe, applicants will not be registered on their chosen programme.
What happens if the course doesn't go ahead?
Provision of all programmes is subject to sufficient numbers being registered on programmes and the continuation of a multi-year programme is dependent on a sufficient numbers being registered in each year. In the event that a programme is cancelled by LIT, for any reason, a refund of 100% of the programme fee will be issued.
When to pay/when are my fees due?
All programme fees must be paid upon registration or an agreed instalment plan signed an in place before the course starts, with at least one payment made. This includes if you are being sponsored by a company or other body. LIT must have an agreement in place that course fees will be paid by the supporting body.