Punctuality and Attendance
The course is full-time and part-time attendance is not facilitated in this centre.
Learners will be given a customised timetable on enrolment detailing the time and place of classes to be attended and learners are required to follow this timetable.
The official course weekly timetable is as follows:

Monday to Thursday
        Morning:    9:30am to 12:45pm
        Afternoon:  1:30pm to 4:30pm
                    Including two fifteen-minute breaks, one in the morning (10.30-10.45) and
                    one in the afternoon (3.30-3.45), at times fixed by the centres management in
                    consultation with the learner body.


        Morning:    9.30am to 12.45pm
                    Including one fifteen-minute break (10.30-10.45)
Self-directed Learning
The course is delivered using a combination of lectures, tutorials, individual tuition, role-play activities and self-directed learning. The instructor will give each learner assignments and notes. It is expected that learners will work independently through these assignments and study their notes.
Learners have access to a canteen with tea/coffee facilities. Food is not provided on-site although there are facilities to store and prepare meals purchased off site. All learners who use canteen facilities are expected to participate in the canteen cleaning rota which allocates cleaning duties one day a week.
Computer Usage
Learners are generally allocated a workstation in the centre. Each learner is responsible for any computer activity that occurs on that particular workstation during the training hours.
Training Allowances
All new learners must be registered with their local employment services office and in receipt of a payment from the Department of Social Protection. Payment of allowances and attendance in the training centre is subject to learners signing the ETB Training Consent Form. Learners will then receive the ETB Training Allowance. This is a substitute payment that will reflect the Social Welfare Allowance received prior to entry. At a minimum, the new payment (i.e. ETB Training Allowance) entitles individuals to the same amount previously received through the Department of Social Protection.
Learners will maintain their existing secondary benefits e.g. medical card, free electricity etc.
A Meal Allowance of €0.80 per day is payable to all learners. A Travel Allowance is paid to learners who are not entitled to a Travel Pass. Travel Allowance will not be paid to learners attending less than 3 days in a week.
Employment Opportunities
GHIS and EVE do not guarantee to locate, source or arrange employment opportunities or work for any learner in the centre. The centre will endeavour to provide telephone, word processing and advice services to those learners seeking employment. Mock interview procedures can also be arranged, with some notice.
Learners attending GHIS do so in the knowledge that their personal efforts to obtain employment or work opportunities must begin immediately upon their commencement in training, so as to maximise their experience in applying for jobs. Learners should not interpret staff efforts to encourage this as being anything other than encouragement.
The centre’s experience in this area indicates that learners often gain employment or a work opportunity prior to the end of the course. Again, there are no guarantees of success.
GHIS (and EVE) acknowledges the individual needs of learners in the area of work, and will adapt its approach accordingly. We note that the short-term goals of learners may not lie in the area of work.
Centre Policy on Dignity, Respect and Equal Opportunity
GHIS is committed to the promotion of an environment for training, which upholds the dignity and respect of the individual and which supports every individual’s right to study and/or reveive training in an environment, which is free from any form of harassment, intimidation or bullying.