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.
Please note that a medical certificate cannot and will not replace the actual attendance of a student. At the end of your course, your attendance will be submitted to the GNIB for review, along with any letters or certificates provided to the college. It is the role of the GNIB and not the college to assess the validity of the student’s reason for non-attendance and to decide whether the student’s visa may be extended.

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

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