NCI expects its learners to engage with and attend all learning activities and events associated with their course of study at the National College of Ireland.
The Student Support team at NCI manage student attendance and engagement and they have confirmed that NCI will not be recording attendance for the semester (September to December 2023). This is because NCI is moving its priorities towards the area of student engagement and ensuring that students are engaged fully in their programmes. This will allow NCI to ensure it is using the appropriate resources to support students with their engagement on their programmes.
It is very important to remember attendance at classes is one of the key indicators of engagement, so it is vital that students attend all their classes. See the article with frequently asked questions on Attendance and Engagement FAQ
For students on a student visa (Stamp 2 or 2A) - Immigration expect students to attend their classes and to progress in their studies /complete their studies on time. If a student does not successfully complete their programme on time this could impact their student visa renewal. For more information please see our article about how to renew a student visa.
Important Information Regarding Missing Classes due to Travel
NCI cannot provide or grant permission for students to miss classes or travel during their programme so if you must do so it is at your own risk.
Missing classes could jeopardise future immigration renewals or applications.
If you decide to travel, please be advised that NCI cannot intervene with any decisions made by immigration regarding your visa status.