Rathmines College

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Rathmines College are offering engaging new courses and over 30 existing QQI and Professional Accounting courses starting Sept ’21.

Rathmines College is getting ready for a busy academic year 2021-22 with new and well-established QQI courses in Business, Computer Programming, Pre-University Law, Media and Liberal Arts, Office Administration and Professional Accounting. 

New One-Year QQI Level 5 Courses linked to established Higher Education and Career progression routes include:

  • Legal Studies and Criminology 
  • Pre-Apprenticeship Business and Insurance 
  • Business and HRM 
  • Aviation Finance
  • Literature and Cultural Studies
  • Creative Social Media Administration 

Courses that are particularly popular for the academic year ahead are Pre-University Law, Digital News and Media alongside the choice of Business and Computer Programming courses. The academic future of Rathmines College students who complete the QQI Level 5 is bright as many will progress from QQI Level 5 to CAO place offers or the well-established QQI Level 6 Advanced Courses in the college in the areas of:

  • Business
  • News and Media 
  • Office Administration
  • Software Development 

Rathmines College offers excellent CAO progression options to colleges like TCD, UCD, TU Dublin, Maynooth and IADT. A Guidance Team is on hand to help students in finding the right course to match their interests. 

Rathmines College also offer a selection of well-established QQI Advanced Level 6 courses in Business, Office Administration, News and Media and Software Development. Again, these are one-year full-time courses and are an excellent way to progress to 2nd year in many third level colleges, for example TU Dublin, IADT and NCI.

Repeat Leaving Certificate:

For over 40 years Rathmines College has offered a one-year Repeat Leaving Cert. Students benefit from great academic and pastoral attention. With the repeat course fee just €300, or €173 for students with a Medical Card, students and parents can rest assured they are getting the best value for money alongside excellent teaching knowledge and experience and college resources to secure high success rates for the Leaving Certificate in June 2022.


The benefits to studying at Rathmines College whether on a QQI course or Repeat Leaving Cert include: 

  • low registration fees for QQI and Repeat Leaving Cert courses
  • low CAO points requirements for all QQI courses
  • a vibrant learning environment in the heart of Rathmines
  • SUSI, VTOS and Back to Education grants available to students. 
  • excellent university access opportunities on completion of QQI Level 5 and Level 6 courses.
  • small class sizes and supportive teachers
  • good employment prospects upon course completion 
  • online learning options 


Learn more about Rathmines College here.

Steven Galvin

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