Applications to the academic year 2021/22 (starting September 2021) are now open!
IT'S AS EASY AS 1, 2, 3......... [APPLY, ACCEPT, REGISTER]
Application to BFEI is free!
To complete the process you will need:
- Your PPS number
- Your email address
- Your mobile phone number
- Applicants are advised to pay particular care when entering details of their name, address, date of birth and PPS number. Misspellings or inaccuracies when applying may result in issues and delays at later stages.
Places are offered subject to (1) availability and (2) satisfying the course entry requirements. In order to accept this offer, you will be required to pay a €40 non-refundable Acceptance Fee.
The final steps to becoming a learner in BFEI are (1) paying the applicable course charges and (2) uploading identity/eligibility documentation.
After paying the course charges, you will be required to complete the registration process by:
- uploading proof of identity
- uploading proof of eligibility to participate in a PLC course (if applicable)
- uploading proof of course charges exemptions (if applicable).
You will be provided with an @BFEI account to securely upload the required documentation.
First Come, First Served
Each step of the application procedure will be processed on a first come first serve basis. The rate of applications to BFEI are at record high levels and a considerable number of courses may become oversubscribed before 30th September. Should this happen, waiting lists will be applied. It is your responsibility to follow the above instructions regarding applying, accepting and registering.
Change of Mind
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are not proceeding with your application. This allows us to offer your place to another applicant. If after registering as a BFEI learner, you change your mind, you must inform us before the 30th September to receive a full refund of the course charges you have paid. The €40 Acceptance Fee is not refundable.
Commencement of Academic Year 2021/22
Induction for each course will be scheduled during the week commencing Monday 20th September. Full details will be issued in mid-September.
Timetabled classes will commence from Monday 27th September. As per the instructions from the Department of Higher and Further Education, BFEI is currently planning and preparing for classes to take place on campus. BFEI can facilitate online delivery should circumstances change.
As a BFEI Learner you will receive a Microsoft Office 365 account. This will include an @bfei.ie email address and access to Microsoft Office suite of applications, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
BFEI courses are delivered using Microsoft Windows 10 devices. Your teachers will not use or support other operating systems such as MacOS or Chrome OS.
Application and Admissions Procedures
The BFEI Application and Admissions Procedures are available here.