Colleges in Dublin | Liffey College

By: Liffey College  05/12/2011
Keywords: International Students

  • Services

    Liffey College is committed to providing an extensive program of high quality services for all students.

    A variety of student, academic and counselling services are available to help aid students' learning and motivate their involvement on-campus. These services also support students in their academic, professional and personal development during college and in the years beyond.

  • Accommodation

    Liffey College can help students to find temporary accommodation for when they first arrive in Dublin, thus allowing students sufficient time to arrange for a permanent one.

    Homestay accommodations provided by the College are carefully selected offering students the opportunity to improve their English and learn about Irish culture in a comfortable setting.

    All accommodation arranged by the college:

    • are welcoming and has a friendly atmosphere.
    • are carefully selected by our accommodation officer and visited on a regular basis.
    • have good and reliable transport links.

    Accommodation rates vary depending on students' personal choice. Students having any queries about accommodation should contact the college.

    Information regarding student accommodation is normally advertised on the college's notice board. Further information isadvertised in local newspapers and on the internet.

  • Airport Pick Up

    Liffey College can arrange an airport pick-up service for international students on arrival in Dublin.

    Students are welcomed by a college representative and accompanied to their respective accommodation.

    This service carries a charge depending on the accommodation address of the student.

    To benefit from this service, students will need to inform the college at least three days prior to their travel so that arrangements can be made.

    Flight details should be forwarded to the college including:

    • Arrival date and time
    • Airline name and flight number
    • Airport terminal
  • Medical Insurance

    Liffey College services also support the well-being of the students. It is recommended that all international students are covered by a medical insurance policy before travelling as medical costs in Ireland are high. Insurance cover can also be arranged on arrival.

    Students' eligibility for public health services in Ireland depends on their nationality, period of stay in Ireland and financial situation. Regarding hospital treatment, Non-EU/Non-EEA students may benefit from public patient services given that the course undertaken is a minimum of one year full time study.

    The College helps students by making arrangements with insurance providers to offer some of the best rates available. Our staff develop and offer information and resources to assist students in making lower-risk choices during college and in the years beyond.

    Please note: Private medical insurance is a requirement for being granted a student visa for students from visa-required countries.

    Please contact the reception for terms and conditions of health cover and any other information regarding this matter.

    The following links provide further information about medical care and insurance in Ireland.


    EU students should have a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) in their possession to be eligible for medical services in Ireland.

    Please refer to the following links for further information about medical care and insurance in Ireland.

  • Students Counselling

    The college offers a free counselling service for students facing any difficulty. Counselling addresses issues such as stress, anxiety, adjustment to college, personal development, grief and loss, relationship issues, gender issues, career, communication skills and personal crises.

    The counselling sessions provide encouragement to students for independence, development of self-confidence and self-discovery amongst other values.

    Students requiring counselling support can contact the administration staff who will refer them to a counselling service member.

    Students can also refer to the following external services:

  • Study Assistance

    Our academic advisors assist students with the development of an educational plan that includes academic as well as career goals.

    To ensure that students have the necessary skills to progress to higher education and to assist them in their further education qualifications, a range of lessons have been developed to allow them to reflect on their current skills, learn new ones and make the best use of their credits.

    Sessions include:

    • How to Write Assignments
    • Exam Techniques
    • Note Taking
    • Plagiarism
    • Referencing
    • Researching on the Internet
    • Revision Skills
    • Time Management

    Delivery for each session is flexible, and can be run either as an individual one-hour session or as a series. Please note that during our busy period bookings may be restricted.

  • Career Services


    Computer terminals for easy access to jobs websites and to assist in preparing job applications are available.


    Liffey College career adviser offers one-on-one appointments to students to discuss career directions and job-seeking skills, and to advise on researching the job market. Appointments generally take 30 minutes and must be booked in advance by calling to reception.

    Curriculum Vitae Checks

    Career Starter Programme

    We provide a Career Starter Programme to all enrolled students with Liffey College. This hand – on practical course will provide students with a great cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, interview and presentation skills.

    From College to the Workplace

    Many of our FETAC courses include a work experience module, work placement, work practice and work based learning. It involves learners preparing and planning for work, working under direction in a specific vocational area, reviewing and evaluating that work. The experience of work enables learners to develop work skills, evaluate employment opportunities and cope with changing work environments.


    Liffey College also liaises with recruitment agencies to provide students with knowledge of the marketplace and help them position themselves based on skills they possess. Students are also advised to check the notice board regularly for any job vacancy that may be advertised there.

    Upcoming Events

    Students are advised of employer recruitment presentations, career fairs, industry networking events and employment preparation workshops.

  • Social and Cultural Events

    We believe that your course should be complemented with an extensive social and cultural programme, which allows you to experience Irish culture and to meet and get to know other students. This experience gives language students the opportunity to use their newly acquired language skills in everyday life.

    Whatever your interests or lifestyle, we will find an appropriate and enjoyable activity for you. Day trips, museum and gallery visits, theatre and cinema outings, restaurants and pubs, international events and sports fixtures are all regular features of our programme. Some activities are free and many others are offered at discounted prices. In addition, arrangements can be made in all locations for most sporting activities.

    Some of the places our students visit while studying with us are:

    • The Chester Beatty Library
    • Dublin Castle
    • Farmleigh House in Phoenix Park
    • Phoenix Park
    • Dublin Zoo
    • Dublin Botanical Gardens
    • Trinity College
    • Kilmainham Gaol
    • Dublin's Writers' Museum
    • The National Gallery
    • The Natural History Museum
    • The Archeological Museum
    • The Museum of Modern Arts
    • Collins' Barracks
    • The Ilac Shopping Centre Library
    • Malahide Castle
    • Howth and Bray Cliff walks
    • Wicklow - The Powerscourt Gardens and Glendalough
    • And Many More


    Sports and Leisure facilities can be offered through coordination with a number of local health and fitness clubs, student volunteer groups, and sports clubs. This option depends upon the number of students willing to participate in these activities for the College to make arrangements.

    Students interested in using the sports and leisure facilities are required to fill out request forms available from the reception. Please note that sufficient time should be allowed for the College to make the necessary arrangements.

    Cultural Celebration Days

    • Liffey College celebrates cultures from within the diverse student population.
    • Traditional foods, dress and music are experienced to celebrate cultural differences together.
    • Liffey College highlights these experiences through our photo gallery and newsletter.
    January New Year - Indian Republic Day
    February Magha Puja (Buddist Festival) - Chinese New Year (Year of the Rabbit)
    March Ireland St Patrick's Day – Mauritius National day
    April South Africa Freedom Day
    May Poland National Day
    June Portugal Portugal Day
    July Venezuela National Day
    August Pakistan Independence Day
    September Botswana National Day
    October Spain National Day
    November Islamic New Year
    December Christmas (Europe)
  • Testing Services

    Liffey College is proudly an approved and registered test centre for the following educational bodies:

    Liffey College is an accredited testing centre of Computer Based Assessments (CBA) for the Certificate in Business Accounting (CIMA).

    There is no fixed date and time for these exams. This service is available 24/7. Bookings can be made as convenient.

    Liffey College is an accredited testing centre for the Institute of Commercial Management (ICM).

    For further information, please contact us.

    Liffey College is an accredited testing centre for the City & Guilds (C&G).

    For further information, please contact us.

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