Adult Education

FAQ including Privacy Policy

When do the classes start?

Usually we run three terms per year, one in Autumn starting late September, one in Spring starting in late January and a shorter term after Easter running into the Summer.

We are now taking enrolments for the Autumn 2021 term and provisionally plan to start our term the week of the 27th September for most classes. This is of course subject to continued COVID regulations, including mask wearing for all students and tutors, 2m distancing in classrooms (1m in practical classes).

Guidance on exercise classes is scheduled to be updated on 31st August. We anticipate that these activities will be allowed so our enrolments for Pilates, Yoga and Zumba are now available. If these classes cannot be run then refunds will be issued.

 

How do I enrol in a class?

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

  1. At our enrolment / information night, Tuesday 20th Sept. 2021, from 7:30 – 8:30pm
  2. By post using the postal slip on the back page of the print 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 (6) and Golf (5)
  • Creative writing and Ukulele (10)
  • Baking and Cooking (12)
  • Pottery (10)

What are the dates of the classes? 

Classes commence week of Monday 27th September (unless otherwise
stated). There will be no midterm break for  Wednesday and
Thursday classes this term. Monday and Tuesday classes run for 10 weeks until the
6th and 7th December. Wednesday and Thursday classes run until  1st & 2nd Dec.

Is there parking available?

Yes there is parking available, although Monday and 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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