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Student Supports & Services

  • How can I find out more information on Garda Vetting and the requirements for my course?

    DKIT owes a duty of care to all its students, but it also has a particular responsibility to safeguard the welfare of any individual under the age of 18. All students are advised to familiarise themselves with our Child Protection Policy, and must be aware of their responsibilities under the policy. The policy is available here 

    DkIT reserves the right to request any student to complete the Garda/Police Vetting procedures and, in particular, any student who may be dealing with children and other vulnerable groups even where this is incidental to participation in the programme concerned.

    If during the course of the admissions process for a programme, or by any other means including disclosure by the applicant/student, it transpires that the applicant/student has a criminal conviction which gives rise to a reasonable concern that the applicant/student may represent a risk to others, and, in particular, to a child or vulnerable adult, full details of the conviction will be sought both from the applicant/student and also by means of the Garda/Police Vetting procedure.

    If an applicant/student must undergo the garda/police vetting procedure it should be noted that if you have lived outside Ireland from the age of 16+ for a sustained period (6 months or more) you must provide Police vetting from the country of residence for this period.

    Registration on a programme is conditional until successful completion of vetting procedures (where applicable).

    Note there are number of programmes where Garda/Police Vetting is an automatic requirement due to the placement component of the programme.
    The Institute reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to refuse to register an applicant where to do so might impact on the Institute’s duty of care to others. 

  • I have a disability. Who should I talk to about my needs?

    Students with disabilities should inform the Institute of their disability when they enrol. Every effort will be made to assist you (e.g. by timetabling classes in ground floor rooms, providing you with your own key to access lifts and general advice). You can find out more about services and support of students with a disability at DkIT by visiting our Disability and Student Quality office page or contacting Geraldine Kneel, Disability and Student Quality Offficer on +353-0429370769 or emailing

  • What services are available to part-time students?

    The Library, which is located in the T.K. Whitaker Building, plays a central role in the academic life of the Institute. It facilitates access to the learning resources you will need for your studies. DkIT Library provides 500 study places, over 50,000 books and journals, access to online information resources and a range of services. The Library supports the learning culture and practices of the Institute and endeavours to provide a high quality learning environment. Most areas of the Library are designated for quiet study. Collaborative areas are available in all the Library Group Work rooms and in the Group Work area to your right on Floor 1 as you enter the Library. As well as physically visiting the Library you can also access many services, locate information and manage your DkIT Library account over the web at From this site you can find out what books the Library holds, what online information resources are available to you and information on all our Library services. The Library offers training courses throughout the year to help you make the most effective use of our resources and services. Library staff are available to help and advise you on finding the best resources for your academic research. Access to the Library and its services is available once you register with the Institute. Your Student ID card is also your library card; you should have your ID card with you when you use the Library. Computer facilities are also available in the library as are photocopying facilities. To avail of printing facilities your student card can be topped up in the vending machine located conveniently beside the printers on the 1st floor of the library.

    Sports: DkIT has a range of both indoor and outdoor facilities which include 5 playing pitches, surrounded by a designated jogging lane and a multi-purpose centre which contains a basketball court, 4 badminton courts, volleyball court, futsal (indoor soccer), and a state of the art fitness suite. Many of our student body are actively involved in both indoor and outdoor clubs ranging from: Archery / Badminton / Cricket / Fencing / Hill Walking / Gaelic Football / Hurling / Kickboxing / Snooker & Pool / Rugby / Table Tennis / Volleyball.

    Societies: DkIT also has a large number of students involved in our societies which include: Breakdancing / Drama / Media / Vetinary Nursing / Laptop Music Society / DJ Society / Lesbian & Gay (LGBT) / African / Asian /1 Macra na Feirme.

    Parking: Parking facilities are provided at the front and side of the Institute. Please note that parking restrictions exist on DkIT campus up to and including clamping. All vehicles must be parked in a designated car parking bay. Full details of parking regulations are available to read on here