COVID-19 & Reopening Update


Independent College Dublin ceased traditional contact classes from close of business on 12th March 2020 and this restriction will continue until up to the beginning of our new 2020/21 academic year on 7th September. We will be adhering to Irish Government announcements and QQI instructions in terms of reopening. Independent College Dublin will continue to provide our existing programmes and support services using alternative delivery approaches.

For your return to campus the new measures put in place will create a safe and conducive environment to ensure you enjoy your work and study. We will be adhering to all NSAI and HSE Guidelines. Please monitor this page, Moodle, emails from the College and our main social media channels for further updates.

Learners can contact Niamh for support related issues in the usual manner at niamh@independentcolleges.ie
For information on visas visit http://www.inis.gov.ie/ or contact David at david@independentcolleges.ie

For admission inquiries please contact Lu on admissions@independentcolleges.ie

When will Independent College Dublin reopen?
+ Subject to confirmation from the Government, QQI and the national response to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, Independent College Dublin intends to re-open for our Autumn Semester 2020 on 7th September.
+ All classes for new and returning undergraduate and postgraduate students will commence via face-to-face learning on 7th September.
+ This date will be subject to change inline with QQI and Government guidelines.

What is the academic calendar for autumn semester 2020?
Please view the outline autumn calendar here Academic Calender Autumn Semester 2020

What happens if colleges have to close or delay reopening?
+ The College has developed a contingency plan should it be necessary to move to a blended or other form of delivery.
+ From the outset all lectures will be streamed and recorded in the case that a learner needs to self-isolate or classes have to moved to alternative forms of delivery.
+ As per the previous semester, it is intended that the timetable of delivery will remain the same regardless of the method of programme delivery.
+ The College has continued to invest in additional sound and camera technology and every teaching space has the capability for face-to-face delivery, live streaming and recording of learning events. The College has enhanced its use of Moodle and Zoom and the integration of these systems. All lecturers have suitable IT equipment and connectivity to deliver their learning remotely if required with fully licenced Zoom accounts.
+ The College will update this page regularly should there be any developments.

When will all first years start?
+ Subject to confirmation from the Government, QQI and the national response to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, Independent College Dublin intends to re-open for Autumn Semester 2020 on 7th September.
+ All first year students will be provided with a face-to-face induction the week of 31st August. Students will be emailed with times and dates of when to attend campus. These sessions will be recorded.

Independent College Dublin Contingency Plan/Arrangements Coronavirus COVID-19
Please view the full updated contingency plan here Independent College Dublin Coronavirus COVID_19 contingency plan & arrangements 1 August