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Attendance & Punctuality Policy

Attendance-&-Punctuality-PolicyRegular attendance and punctuality is an integral and crucial part of the learning process. Students are expected to attend classes regularly so that they can successfully complete their programme of study.

Liffey College requires a minimum attendance of 85% (eighty five percent).

Policy & Procedure

Students are responsible for signing in every day, prior to going to class (Attendance Record). They must sign their class Attendance Register, which is available at Reception and shows students’ names and college ID number.

Students who arrive more than 15 minutes late (leeway) will be marked absent for the day and will not be allowed to join the class. Those who leave more than 15 minutes early (leeway) will also be marked absent for the day.

The attendance sheets are handed over to the teachers before 15 minutes of the finish of the class for cross-checking and entering the total number of students who were in attendance. Teachers are also required to sign the attendance sheets at the end of the class. Students who are not in the class when the teacher signs the attendance sheet will be marked absent.

Please Note: It is illegal to sign attendance for an absent student. Students signing for others, or getting fellow students to sign for them, will themselves be marked absent and subject to disciplinary action, which may include expulsion from the programme/college.

  • Class times are Monday – Friday 9:15am to 12:30pm (Morning class) and 13:45pm to 17:00pm (Afternoon class).
  • Every student MUST SIGN the attendance register EVERY DAY at RECEPTION.
  • If there is a bank holiday on a Monday of any week, classes will be scheduled from Tuesday to Friday at the times outlined above.
  • If a student has a valid excuse for being late, Liffey College will allow the student to sign up to 15 minutes after class has commenced (9.30am – morning class/2pm – afternoon class). We expect students not to make a habit of this ‘leeway’. Liffey College reserves the right to revoke this ‘leeway’ or take action should student punctuality on the whole or individually become an issue.
  • If you are late, the teacher has the right to refuse entry into the classroom.
  • Liffey College has no agreement with any student regarding late arrivals or early departures.
  • Please Note: continuous lateness and/or leaving early will not be tolerated by Liffey College and if you arrive late more than 3 days in a week, you will face disciplinary procedures.

    For safety reasons, in case of a fire and/or any other emergency, the attendance sheets should be brought along by the teachers.

    Liffey College also monitors attendance with Liffey College Database System. A member of the administration enters the data and it is stored on to our server, with the corresponding online security and backup. Each student’s attendance is digitally calculated. Upon student, GNIB and/or the request of authorised bodies, the information is available.

    Students who fail to achieve a minimum of 85% (eighty five percent) may be disallowed from sitting assessments and examinations and will face disciplinary procedures, including their Expulsion and names being reported to the corresponding authorities and their studies/stay in Ireland being curtailed.

    Names of Responsible Staff: Haseeb Ahmed and/or others
    Telephone No: +353 (0)1 444 4447
    Email: haseeb@liffeycollege.ie / info@liffeycollege.ie