Welcome to progressivecollege.ie website, where you may book and pay for courses delivered by The College of Progressive Education.  These terms and conditions govern your use of the site. Please read them carefully before booking any course.  By booking a course you agree to accept without modification the Terms and Conditions below. By using the site, you are deemed to consent to and accept these terms and conditions. Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully.

Changes to these Terms and Conditions

The College of Progressive Education accepts no responsibility for Cash or Postal Orders sent through the post. We request that you do not send us cash or postal money orders. In all cases places cannot be reserved on a course without a deposit. Late enrolments may be accepted subject to place availability.

Availability of Courses

Any booking for courses placed through this site is made subject to availability. We reserve the right to decline to supply any individual or company, or to refuse any booking for a course.  In all cases places cannot be reserved on a course without a deposit. Late enrolments may be accepted subject to place availability.  Course start dates may be deferred, or courses may be cancelled if there are insufficient learners enrolled. The College will endeavour to offer an acceptable alternative course.

The College of Progressive Education reserves the right to change course schedules, with reasonable notice, and to postpone or cancel a course.  In the event of cancellation, the College will refund all fees paid.  In the event that an agreed 3rd party payee does not pay for the course in its entirety, the student will be liable for the full amount outstanding to the College.

In exceptional circumstances (family bereavement, certified illness) learners may apply for a deferral.  A deferral fee will apply. The deferral is granted at the discretion of the Academic Department and the deferred place must be taken up within one academic year.  Deferrals are only granted if a learner has completed less than 50% of the course. 

Please note that The College of Progressive Education reserves the right to transfer the delivery of in-person programmes online or via blended learning on health and safety grounds.


Payment can be made in person, over the phone or online using one of the following payment methods: VISA, MasterCard, VISA Debit. 

Booking deposits and fees/balances are non-refundable & non-transferable. Learners are liable for fees, whether or not they complete the course of study.  Unless an instalment plan is in place course fees must be paid in full before the commencement date of the course. Except where stated, all fees are non-refundable. No fee refund or transfer will be made to students who fail to attend classes or who do not finish the course. Learners are deemed to have accepted these terms on payment of their deposit/fees. Click here to see refund policy.

Where a learner is in arrears with their fees, he or she may be asked to leave the course. Blended/Online Learning Modules and all certificates will be suspended/withheld where accounts are in arrears.

Force Majeure

The College of Progressive Education shall not be liable for any failure of or delay in the performance of this agreement for the period that such failure or delay is beyond the reasonable control of The College of Progressive Education, materially affects the performance of any of its obligations under this agreement, and could not reasonably have been foreseen or provided against (examples of force majeure under this agreement include, but are not limited to acts of God, pandemic, terrorist attack, governmental order, strikes, and lack of supplies), but will not be excused for failure or delay resulting from only general economic conditions or other general market effects.

Protection for Enrolled Learners

The Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012, Part 6, requires that all programmes of 3 months or more duration have in place arrangements for the PEL to ensure learners have the opportunity to complete their programme of study. The College is very committed to ensuring  that appropriate protection is established for their programmes.   To that end, the College has implemented an insurance guarantee for all its programmes.  Students will be required to purchase the Enrolled Learner Protection Insurance Product for it’s QQI accredited courses.

Transfer & Progression

Learners are permitted to transfer to another QQI course offered by the College, should they satisfy the enrolment requirements for that course and should a course be available at the time.  If a Learner requests to be transferred to an alternative course within two months of initial enrolment, no charge will be incurred.  However, should a Learner submit a transfer request outside of this two-month period an administration charge, equal to 20%, of the total course fee will be incurred.

Learners who have completed modules of their major award may be able to transfer or progress to another programme of their choosing. Please contact your tutor or the Academic Department for further details.