Adult Education

FAQ including Privacy Policy

When do the classes start?

Following consultation with the School Management, it has been decided to postpone the running of the Autumn term of Adult Education classes. No classes will take place in September. The situation will be reassessed in mid September to see if it is feasible to run a term starting in early to mid October. If this is the case we will finalise our programme and open enrolments in due course.

Classes cancelled during the Spring term will not have an opportunity to catch up on classes missed. Because of this, partial refunds will be issued to students. This process will start on Thursday 20th August. Thank you for your patience on this matter.

How do I enrol in a class?

Enrolment for all classes can be completed in the following ways:

  1. At our enrolment / information nights, dates to be confirmed, from 7:30 – 8:30pm
  2. By post using the postal slip on the back page of the brochure.
  3. Online enrolment at www.portmarnockcommunityschool.ie (links on school website) .

If you are having trouble enrolling on the system, please see this video which may be able to help you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5T-q_Ucj2Vw

Is there a minimum or maximum number of people per class?

Usually we need 8 or 9 people to run a course. Some classes have a limit on capacity. These include

  • Guitar  and Golf (all 6)
  • Creative writing and  Ukelele (10)
  • Baking and Cooking (12)
  • Pottery (10)

What are the dates of the classes? 

These have yet to be confirmed.

Is there parking available?

Yes there is parking available, although Tuesday nights can be busy. Please be courteous of other students and arrive on time. We encourage car pooling or use of public transport. Bus Routes serving school (Bus stop 3612): 32X, 102,
142, 42. DART Feeder Bus to/from Sutton Station 102.

Cars are parked at owners risk.

Are refunds available?

Generally refunds are only issued when classes fail to form due to lack of numbers. Other reasons would be if a tutor becomes unavailable. The refunds will be arranged as soon as possible after the term has started. Card payments will be refunded directly back into accounts of students, while cheque and cash payments will be refunded by cheque.

Facebook promotion competition Terms and Conditions

*Terms and conditions:
• Closing date for entries 
• All completed entries will be entered in a draw, and the winner will be drawn at random.
• Winner will be notified 
• QQI courses are not included.
• Free place must be used
• Prize is subject to places available on the course of your choice.
• No cash alternative will be offered.

 

What data is collected from Students?

We collect names, addresses, email addresses and mobile phone numbers. The data is stored on secure systems and will not be shared with third parties. Emails are used to issue receipts. Generally email and text reminders are sent out before a new term starts. Mobile numbers will be used if classes have to be cancelled at short notice. You can opt out of giving this data if you wish.

Tutors will not be given student data. However, tutors may ask for email addresses or mobile numbers in order to send notes relating to classes or organise course related activities. You can opt out of giving this data if you wish.

For the full Privacy Policy relating to GDPR, Please click on this link.

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