Sick Leave

Sick Leave Policy

If you are unable to attend your class for any reason, you must contact the college on the first day, and each subsequent day, giving the reason for non-attendance. You must submit a medical certificate covering all absences as soon as you return. This is mandatory for all international students, in order to comply with both college and GNIB requirements. If you do not submit a certificate, your absence will be treated as unauthorised, and disciplinary procedures may begin.

Only medical certificates issued in English and from within the Republic of Ireland will be considered, and they must be submitted within 2 weeks of your absence. After this time, your attendance cannot be amended, and any warnings you received will not be cancelled.

All certificates are subject to verification by the College, and any student submitting a fraudulent certificate will be subject to disciplinary action.

If you have any questions about this, please contact Carla at dos@dcedu.ie