COVID-19 & Reopening Update


In response to the latest Government announcement on Covid-19 restrictions coming into force from midnight Wednesday 21st October 2020. The Independent College Dublin campus will not be accessible to students, lecturers and visitors until future notice.

Independent College Dublin is continuing to provide our existing academic programmes and support services on a ‘remote access’ basis. We will be adhering to Irish Government announcements and QQI instructions in terms of reopening. Please monitor this page, Moodle, emails from the College and our main social media channels for further updates.

What happens if colleges have to close mid-semester due to restrictions?
+ 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.

What will happen for the rest of the semester?
+ Independent College Dublin will continue to deliver our existing academic and professional programmes and support services on a ‘remote access’ basis.
+ All classes for academic and professional courses* are operating as per the timetables. The only course not being delivered online is Diploma in Radio Production and Podcasting – The Radio School of Music.
+ Our primary concern is supporting students to complete their course work for the remainder of the academic year and to revise and prepare for your end of semester assessments.
+ All Final assessments (e.g. exams) in December 2020 and resits in early 2021 will be delivered online
+ An exam timetable for December 2020 will be published shortly.
+ For information on visas visit http://www.inis.gov.ie/ or contact David at david@independentcolleges.ie
+ For student support related issues learners can contact Niamh at niamh@independentcolleges.ie

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

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 will notify you via college email. Please monitor your email, Moodle, this page and social media for the latest updates.
+ 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.
+ We are still enrolling for the 2021 academic delivery of our Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses commencing on 22nd February 2021.
+ For all admission inquiries please contact Lu on admissions@independentcolleges.ie

Health Information
+ The most important information we can share with you is the recommended best practice that will help to prevent the spread of Coronavirus and “being safe, keeping safe”.
+ Stay at home, as much as possible, and continue to pay attention to handwashing, cough etiquette and physical distancing as outlined by the HSE Guidelines.
+ If you are unwell with symptoms such as cough, fever (high temperature) shortness of breath or breathing difficulties, please stay at home and contact your GP or the HSE Helpline on 1850241850.
+ Students who have any concerns regarding your health you are welcome to contact your support team on niamh@independentcolleges.ie

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