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Contents
WELCOME TO SEDA COLLEGE

ABOUT DUBLIN AND IRELAND

SOCIAL PROGRAMMES AND ACCOMMODATION

STUDENT SERVICES

EXAMS PREPARATION

IELTS

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INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME

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POSTGRADUATE COURSES

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REFUND POLICY/VISA FOR STUDENTS IN IRELAND

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VISA INFORMATION

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Our mission is to provide a high quality education and an excellent


service to our students, focusing on professional teaching standards, efficient learning techniques and recognised academic qualifications. SEDA
is always there to help students learn new languages, develop their skills
and reach personal and professional growth.

Welcome to

MySEDA

SEDA College is an educational institution based in Dublin, offering English language courses for all levels from beginner to
advanced and Business courses.
SEDA is recognised by Irelands Department of Education and
Skills and has ACELS accreditation the highest quality mark for
English language schools in Ireland. The school is also accredited
by leading international educational and professional bodies, such
as ICM, ABE, EDI, LCCI, and Trinity College London.
Up to 300 students from all over the world attend classes at SEDA
every day. In 2012 the college had students from 34 countries, including Spain, France, Italy, Venezuela, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, South
Korea, Malawi and South Africa. All our teachers are native English
speakers with excellent qualifications in their field.

About Dublin and Ireland


The Republic of Ireland (or Poblacht na hireann, in

east coast of Ireland, the capital is renowned for its

Irish) has a population of more than 4.4 million, with

lively atmosphere, bustling cafes and pubs, fine mu-

Dublin having more than 1.1 million. With a land area

seums, restaurants, art galleries, modern and medi-

of around 70,273 km, it is one of the least densely

eval architecture and its dynamic theatrical scene.

populated countries in the Europe. The country has

Also, Irish people are well known worldwide for their

a relatively mild climate with average temperatures

warmth and hospitality.

ranging on average from 7C (45F) in January to

Frequent excursions are available from Dublin city

22C (72F) in July. Its GDP per capita ranked 5th

centre, taking advantage of the beautiful scenery of

in the world (World Bank) and Human Development

Dublins coast and countryside. Castles and natural

Index ranked 5th (United Nations). The official lan-

attractions are just some of Irelands tourism possi-

guages are English and Irish, although English is pre-

bilities. Also, with the current low-cost airlines, it is

dominant.

very common and inexpensive to spend a weekend

Dublin has a full multi-cultural and intellectual life.

in another European country, enhancing the cultural

With one of the youngest populations of the EU ma-

experience for international students, especially for

jor cities, Dublin is a great choice for international

those from overseas.

students wishing to study in Europe. Situated on the


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Social
Programmes and
Accommodation
At SEDA we want you to enjoy your time with us and therefore we want to give you the opportunity to use your English
language skills in social settings. Becoming fluent in English
requires you to practice the words and accents. One of the
best times to do this is while socialising. SEDA arranges
various social events as part of its Social Programmes.

STUDENT ACCOMMODATION
SEDA can arrange accommodation for students either in a
family home setting, or in small hotel-type settings (known
in Ireland as Bed and Breakfast or B&B). Both can be
booked in advance though SEDA in Dublin.

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Modern Computer Lab


Classrooms with digital projectors
Photocopying facilities
Library facilities
Student lounge with games and entertainment
Free high-speed
Broadband access to the internet through school computers for students and Free wireless high-speed
broadband (Wi-Fi)

Cambridge
English Exams
A note about Cambridge English Cambridge ESOL
provides the worlds most popular English language
Exams. They have five English Language exams,
which are:




KET (Key English Test) Elementary A2


PET (Preliminary English Test) Intermediate B1
FCE (First Certificate in English) Upper Intermediate B2
CAE (Cambridge Advanced English) Advanced C1
CPE (Cambridge Proficiency English) Proficiency C2

SEDA College offers PET as well as FCE and CAE


subject to demand.
When do our courses start?
The Beginner, Elementary, Pre Intermediate and
Intermediate courses start four times a year in January, April, July and September. Upper Intermediate
and Advanced courses are 25 weeks long and start
in January and July. Students can start the course
on any week.

ESOL Examinations

Pre Intermediate (B1) Our Pre course is 12 weeks


long. Students study for the Cambridge PET exam
once a week, although they dont have to do the
exam at the end of the course (the do it in the next
level).
Intermediate (B1) The Intermediate is 12 weeks
long. Students study twice a week in the second
half for the Cambridge PET exam. They do the
exam at the end of their course. The exam costs
150.
Upper Intermediate (B2) The Upper course is 25
weeks long. Students study twice a week in the
second half specifically for IELTS preparation. They
do the IELTS exam at the end of their course.
Advanced (C1) The Advanced course is 25 weeks
long. Students study twice a week in the second
half specifically for IELTS preparation. They do the
IELTS exam at the end of their course.
Exam Preparation

Our courese an overview


Beginner (A1) Our Beginner course is 12 weeks
long and it is designed for people who have NO
experience of learning English. Students study for
the TIE exam once a week, but they dont do the
exam in this course.

PAPER

CONTENT

TIME

Listening

40 questions

30

Reading

40 questions

30

Writing

2 tasks

60

Elementary (A2) Our Elementary course is 12


weeks long. Students study for the TIE exam once
or twice a week and they do the exam in SEDA at
the end of their course. The TIE exam is based on
projects and speaking.

Speaking

3 parts

11 - 14

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IELTS (Preparation Course)


International English Language Testing System is recognised by more than
6000 institutions in over 135 countries.
IELTS is the worlds proven English test.
Over 1.4 million candidates take the test each year
to start their journeys into international education
and employment. It is at the cutting edge of English
language testing. The effectiveness of IELTS has been
proven since 1989. The test design has continued to
incorporate advances in applied linguistics, language
pedagogy, language assessment and technology.
Through decades of progressive change, IELTS has
remained committed to assessing all four language
skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) with
a face-to-face speaking component. This continues
to set IELTS apart from other English language tests.
The Test
In IELTS, there are four papers: Listening, Reading,
Writing and Speaking. There are two different IELTS
modules: Academic and General Training. The
Speaking and Listening tests are the same in both
modules, but the Reading and Writing tests are
different. Candidates receive their scores within two
weeks, giving them a band score of between 1 (no
language ability) to 9 (native-speaker level language
ability).
Didactic Material
Insight into IELTS offers comprehensive training
in the skills needed for all of the test papers in
both modules. Here the learning tasks are oriented
towards the real-life skills required by the target
situation: an academic context for the Academic
module and a social-plus-training context for the
GT module, rather than tasks presented as simple

FEES
Course Fees: 500.00*
Admission Fees: Included
Books: Included

exam practice. The starting point of each activity


is a rationale for the particular target skills, and
reference to the exam tasks is in terms of how these
skills are tested.
The activities in each section provide systematic
training in the various micro skills, and promote
active learning, for example, by requiring the
students to interact with the texts in the reading
section (e.g. by producing summaries, writing
headings, writing questions that focus on key issues,
etc.) and by activating the students own awareness
of the importance of context, social relationships,
etc. in listening skills. The Supplementary Activities
have many suggestions for extending this active
approach to language resources outside the
classroom, and several suggested activities that
would involve more integrated skills work, promoting
a more synthesizing approach to the practice of the
micro skills.
UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE ESOL
University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations is a not-forprofit department of the University of Cambridge. It is part of the
Cambridge Assessment group, Europes largest assessment agency.
Cambridge Assessment was established in 1858 as the University
of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES), and
celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2008. Cambridge Assessment
is the trading name of UCLES. It provides exams and tests covering
a huge range of subjects and levels. More than 8 million are taken
every year, in over 150 countries. All are respected for their quality,
fairness and positive educational impact. They are backed by high
levels of support for teachers and a world-class programme of
research and development.

Insight into IELTS | V. Jakeman and C. McDowell


Cambridge University Press | 2001, 192 pp

PAPER

CONTENT

TIME

Listening

40 questions

30

Reading

40 questions

30

Writing

2 tasks

60

Speaking

3 parts

11 - 14

* three month program

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Internship
Programme
Recommended course duration The Postgraduate
Diploma consists of 120 credits divided into six. In
accordance with nationally accepted codes of practice in the UK, each 20 credit unit represents a total
of approximately 200 hours work. A 20-credit unit is
assumed by ICM and accordingly assessed by the Examiners, to require a total of 200 hours work. These
hours are subdivided into appropriate categories of
learning opportunities, such as lectures, seminars,
preparation time, directed study, time spent on assessment items and exam preparation.
Approximately one quarter of this time should be
devoted to formal contact time. A further one quarter of this time should relate to directed learning.
The balance of workload is comprised of individual, self-managed student learning and revision. Note
that for a unit delivered in standard mode, the ICM
examinations calendar accommodates a teaching
year of approximately 2 x 26 teaching weeks, inclu
ing 4 weeks of revision/end of year assessment. This
enables teaching to take place around the 2 major
exam sittings of the year being June and December
and for re-sits to take place around the other exam
sittings (September and March).
Programe Objectives
To provide prospective business and management

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students with a body of knowledge which will:


Increase and broaden their employment opport nities within a wide range of commercial sectors
at senior management level;
Enable them to make significant contributions in
the area of strategic management and problem solving;
Enable them to integrate their knowledge gained
on the course and contribute to senior level decision
making;
Provide them with a recognized and respected
qualification which will enable them to complete
high level programmes including masters and doctorate level.
Units Overview
I. Financial Decision Making (20 credits)
This unit considers a range of relevant and reliable
financial decision making theories, processes and
practices, in order to critically appraise and apply
that knowledge and understanding to complex f
nancial management decisions, of both a short- term
and long-term nature.
II. Management of Change (20 credits)
This unit considers the role of managers in change
management and in a range of business contexts.
The unit will develop an in-depth understanding of
analysis and problem-solving in real-life situations.

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The Postgraduate Diploma


in Management
Equivalent to two thirds of a Masters degree (MBA or MA)

Recomended course duration


The Postgraduate Diploma consists of 120 credits
divided into six. In accordance with nationally accepted codes of practice in the UK, each 20 credit
unit represents a total of approximately 200 hours
work. A 20-credit unit is assumed by ICM and accordingly assessed by the Examiners, to require a total
of 200 hours work. These hours are subdivided into
appropriate categories of learning opportunities,
such as lectures, seminars, preparation time, directed study, time spent on assessment items and exam
preparation.
Approximately one quarter of this time should be
devoted to formal contact time. A further one quarter of this time should relate to directed learning.
The balance of workload is comprised of individual,
self-managed student learning and revision. Note
that for a unit delivered in standard mode, the ICM
examinations calendar accommodates a teaching
year of approximately 2 x 26 teaching weeks, including 4 weeks of revision/end of year assessment. This
enables teaching to take place around the 2 major
exam sittings of the year being June and December
and for re-sits to take place around the other exam
sittings (September and March).
Programe Objectives
To provide prospective business and management
students with a body of knowledge which will:

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Increase and broaden their employment opportunities within a wide range of commercial sectors at senior management level;
Enable them to make significant contributions in
the area of strategic management and problem
solving;
Enable them to integrate their knowledge gained
on the course and contribute to senior level decision making;
Provide them with a recognized and respected
qualification which will enable them to complete
high level programmes including masters and
doctorate level.

Units Overview
I. Financial Decision Making (20 credits)
This unit considers a range of relevant and reliable
financial decision making theories, processes and
practices, in order to critically appraise and apply
that knowledge and understanding to complex financial management decisions, of both a short- term
and long-term nature.
II. Management of Change (20 credits)
This unit considers the role of managers in change
management and in a range of business contexts.
The unit will develop an in-depth understanding of
analysis and problem-solving in real-life situations.

Students at this level of study should display a mastery of high level


knowledge and skills and have professional and research based skills.
III. Operations Management (20 credits)
This unit requires the student to reflect upon operational management theories, processes and practices, in the context of complex operational management decisions of both a long term and short term
nature.
IV. People in Organizations (20 credits)
This unit considers theories in the field of Organizational Behavior by considering examples and cases
in exploiting and enhancing competitive advantage.
The unit focuses on three areas of analysis: the individual, the group and the organization and considers
these in terms of the micro and macro perspectives
and their roots in behavioral and social sciences
V. International Marketing Strategy (20 credits)
This unit requires the student to reflect on marketing
theory and practices, in order to critically appraise
and apply knowledge and understanding to organizational marketing decisions.
VI. Contemporary Strategic Management (20 credits)
This unit will include the tools and techniques that
enable an organization to adapt effectively in a
changing environment, improving competitive advantage. In this unit, students will evaluate strategic
issues requiring problem identification, evaluation
and proposed solutions. This process will often require strategic prioritization and problem analysis.
Entry Requirements
Students holding relevant recognized qualifications from other institutions or professional examining bodies may apply for exemptions on a subjectfor-subject basis.
The Institute operates an Open Access policy in
respect of many of its vocational programmes but

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prospective students should note that the following


entrance qualifications are recommended for those
wishing to undertake the ICM Diploma programme.
The minimum age for registration for this programme is 21. Students should have successfully
completed one or more of the following:
The ICM Graduate Diploma in Management Studies
A relevant Honors degree level qualification in a
related subject

THE ICM
Covering all the major business studies areas and
topics, the ICM programmes have, over the last thirty
years, achieved international recognition and are
currently undertaken by students in over 40 countries.
In addition to providing a comprehensive knowledge of each of the major business functions, the
structure of the course ensures that students have
the widest possible range of career, employment
and higher education options open to them on successful completion of their studies.

Advanced standing can be given onto a


range of Masters degrees
PROGRAMM PHASES

START DATE

END DATE

2 Assignments

FEB/2012

JUL/2012

2 Assignments

SEP/2012

JAN/2013

2 Exams + 2 Assignments

FEB/2013

JUL/2013

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Refund Policy / VISA for


Study in Ireland
SEDAs grounds for a refund or partial refund of
fees are set out below:
Irish Study Visa extension refusal (For students
who are not successful in obtaining their visa, any
application for a refund would need to be made in
writing and must be accompanied by both a copy
of the rejection letter from the GNIB and a copy of
their passport stamp. Please note: the rejection letter issued by the GNIB will be evaluated by SEDA
in order to assess grounds for any refund. All original letters issued by SEDA along with the students
GNIB card must be returned to SEDA administration
before any refund can be processed.)
Illness or disability suffered after the students enrolment has been confirmed. In any such instance, a
doctors certificate is required as proof.
Upon arrival in Dublin, if any student is refused
access into Ireland for any reason, any application
for a refund must be made in writing and be accompa-nied by both a copy of the rejection letter from
the GNIB and a copy of their passport stamp. Please
note: the rejection letter issued by the GNIB will be
evaluated by SEDA in order to assess grounds for
any refund.


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A refund will only be granted in respect of fees


which have been paid for the most recent year
in which (A) or (B) above occurs. There is no automatic right to a refund of fees if at any time, a
student changes his/her mind about studying at
SEDA.

After course commencement, any student requiring to submit a refund request for any reason other than those specifically detailed above
(A, B or C) will be required to have achieved a
minimum attendance of 85% in accordance
with GNIB (student visa requirements) at the
time of request.
If a student withdraws after course commencement no refund will be given.
All course cancellations must be made in writing using SEDAs Tuition fees Refund form before course commencement date.
If a Student changes their course of study during their semester, no refunds are given where
the revised course involves fewer subjects.
Students that are found to have provided incorrect information, resulting in their visa being
refused, shall not be entitled to any form of refund.
Whilst course commencement and completion dates are not expected to change, SEDA
reserves the right to alter any previously detailed dates in order to facilitate or improve the
provision of any course and any associated examination. Those changes will in no way affect
the other terms and conditions of the students
contract with SEDA. Should a change be necessary, SEDA will not be liable to provide any form
of compensation or refund.
Please note an Administration Fee of 150 will
be deducted from all refunds given.

VISA Information
Depending on which country you come from you
may not need an entry visa to come to Ireland to
study an approved course of education. However,
students from some countries require visas to come
to Ireland to study. For all students who wish to work
part-time while studying a special visa is required.
This is issued by the Garda National Bureau of Immigration (GNIB) to those students who qualify. (IMPORTANT NOTE: The details provided on this page
are for gen-eral guidance only as per July 2009.
Please make sure you properly brief yourself on
any visa requirements that may apply to you). See:
http://www.citizensinformation.ie People from certain countries need a valid Irish entry visa before
arriving in the State, whether by air, sea or land. An
Irish visa is a certificate placed on your passport or
travel document to indicate that you are authorised
to land in the State subject to any other conditions
of landing being fulfilled.
This means that you will still be subject to immigration control at the point of entry to the State even
if you have a visa. You may also need to register with
the immigration authorities. The list of countries
whose citizens do not require a visa to enter Ireland
is defined in the Immigration Act 2004 (Visas) (No. 2)
Order 2006 (S.I. No. 657 of 2006).

Do I need a re-entry visa?


The first visa issued to you is valid for a single entry to the State. If you wish to leave the State for a
short period of time you must apply for a re-entry
visa.
This includes travel to Northern Ireland when you
will need a re-entry visa to re-enter the State. Before
you can get a re-entry visa you must be registered
with the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB).

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If you apply for a single-journey visa, this will only


be valid for one entry to the State within 90 days
from the date of issue. If you apply for a multi-entry
visa it will be valid from the date of issue until the
expiry date on your GNIB card, or the expiry date of
your passport, whichever is earliest. This will allow
you to leave and re-enter the State any number of
times while your visa is valid.

Do I need an entry visa?


You do not need a visa to land in Ireland if you are a
citizen of one of the countries listed below (includes
EEA member states).
The members of the EEA are the 27 countries of
the European Union (EU), together with Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein. Countries whose citizens are
NOT REQUIRED to be in possession of a valid Irish
visa: Andorra, Guatemala, Poland, Antigua & Barbuda, Guyana, Portugal, Argentina, Honduras, Romania,
Australia, Hong Kong (Special Admin. Region), Saint
Kitts & Nevis, Austria, Hungary, Saint Lucia, Bahamas,
Iceland, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Barbados, Israel, Samoa, Belgium, Italy, San Mar-ino, Belize, Japan,
Seychelles, Bolivia, Kiribati, Singapore, Botswana, Latvia, Slovak Republic, Brazil, Lesotho, Slovenia, Brunei,
Liechtenstein, Solomon Islands, Bulgaria, Lithuania,
South Africa, Canada, Luxembourg, South Korea, Chile,
Macau (Special Admin. Region), Spain, Costa Rica, Malawi, Swaziland, Croatia, Ma-laysia, Sweden, Cyprus,
Maldives, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Malta, Taiwan,
Denmark, Mauritius, Tonga, Dominica, Mexico, Trinidad & Tobago, El Salvador, Monaco, Tuvalu, Estonia,
Nauru, United Kingdom & Colonies, Fiji, Netherlands,
United States of America, Finland, New Zealand, Uruguay, France, Nicaragua, Vanuatu, Germany, Norway,
Vatican City, Greece, Panama, Venezuela, Grenada,
Paraguay. If you are not a citizen of one of the countries listed above, you will need a visa when you
travel to Ireland.

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SEDA College
68-72, Capel Street, Dublin 1 - Ireland
Tel. +353 1 4734915
Fax. +353 1 4734933
info@seda.ie
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