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Carlow Institute of Further Education

059 9143521
Kilkenny Road, Carlow Town, Carlow, Republic of Ireland

Carlow Institute of Further Education and Training  has a long and very successful tradition of providing further education in the region. 

Carlow Institute of Further Education offers students the opportunity to work towards qualifications, while enjoying the ambience and liveliness of Carlow as one of the major college towns in Ireland.

Whether you intend to develop new interests or are planning a career, Further Education will shape your future.

We encourage students to develop to their full potential. Through study, projects and experience of work in your area we hope to foster in each student self-confidence and ability to further life choices.

Further Education is an important link for students to access third level. Our courses also lead directly into the world of work. If you would like more information please contact the relevant course Co-ordinators or come to our Information Day.

Carlow Institute of Further Education and Training has strategic links with its partners Institute of Technology, Carlow, Waterford Institute of Technology, Carlow College and VISUAL Carlow. The partnerships with both Institutes of Technology offer unique progression arrangements for students who graduate from programmes at Carlow Institute of Further Education and Training.

 

Business Administration with Legal Studies

This one-year course/programme aims to equip students with the knowledge, skills and understanding required to work effectively in a business and legal environment COURSE/PROGRAMME CONTENT Business Administration Skills Business Law Bookkeeping-Manual & Computerised Legal Practice and Procedures Spreadsheets Communications Work Experience Word Processing

Office Administration

This one-year course/programme is designed for students who wish to pursue a career as a receptionist or office administrator. It aims to develop the social skills and attitudes necessary in dealing with the public. Students are trained in both personal and up-to-date business skills. COURSE/PROGRAMME CONTENT Information and Administration Spreadsheet Methods Text Production Customer Service…

Animal Care

This is a one year full-time course which aims to provide a gateway for students interested in perusing a career in an animal related field. The course is designed to equip students with the practical skills, knowledge and experience required to work directly with animals and as a foundation for further study in this arena.

Animal Science (Level 6)

This one-year course/programme integrates aspects from a wide range of animal related disciplines to provide students with the relevant practical and theoretical knowledge to further their professional careers in this field. COURSE/PROGRAMME CONTENT Wild Animal Management Animal Grooming Communications Kennel and Cattery Management Animal Behaviour Animal Science & Health Work Experience Investigative Studies

Architectural Design

This one-year course / programme aims to equip students with the knowledge, skills and understanding required to work effectively in the area of draughting, Interior Design, CAD, or Architecture COURSE/PROGRAMME CONTENT Computer Aided Draughting (2D) Computer Illustrated Graphics Work Experience Architectural Drawing Building Construction Design Skills Communications

Creative Craft

This course is an opportunity for those who wish to further their interest and learn new skills in the creative arts such as drawing, painting, printmaking and mixed media. It is anexciting and creative course suitable for all learners to experience a creative environment in which to work. COURSE/PROGRAMME CONTENT Drawing Design Skills Communications Printmaking…

Complimentary Therapies

This one-year course/programme aims to equip students with the knowledge, skills and understanding required to work effectively in the complementary health and spa area. COURSE/PROGRAMME CONTENT QQI Manicure, Pedicure and Waxing Indian Head Massage Anatomy and Physiology Skin care, Eye treatments and Make up ITEC Hopi Ear Candling Nutrition Holistic Massage

Make-Up Artistry

This is a one year course/programme designed for students with an interest in the beauty industry. It aims to develop skills necessary for work as a make-up artist. COURSE/PROGRAMME CONTENT Anatomy and Physiology Work Experience Pastiche, Fashion & Theatre Make-up Special Effects Make-up Skincare & Eye Treatments Communications Make-up Application

Beauty Therapy (Level 5)

This is a one-year course/programme leading to diplomas in Beauty Therapy of international recognition. Successful learners have the opportunity to progress on to Advanced Beauty Therapy Level 6. COURSE/PROGRAMME CONTENT Eye & Skincare Treatments Manicure / Pedicure Facial Electrics Communications Work Experience Beauty Industry Ethic and Practice Body Electrics Business Awareness & Professional Conduct Make-up…

Beauty Therapy (Level 6)

This is a Level 6 Programme leading to diplomas in Advanced Beauty Therapy of international recognition. COURSE/PROGRAMME CONTENT Electrical Machines: Face and Body Anatomy & Physiology Electrical Epilation Micro Dermabrasion Work Experience Laser Figure Diagnosis Body Massage

Office Informatics

This intensive one-year course/programme is designed to provide students with a broad and balanced skill base to enable them to work in an administrative area in any office environment. Particular emphasis is placed on IT Applications and key communication skills which are an employment requirement of the modern office. COURSE/PROGRAMME CONTENT Database Methods The Internet…

Game and Apps Development

This is a one-year course/programme to prepare students for further study in software development including games and applications for mobile devices. It aims to develop a broad range of knowledge covering the use of general computer technology and software development techniques. COURSE/PROGRAMME CONTENT Games Analysis Design Web Authoring Programming and Design Principles Software Architecture Fundamentals…

Computer Systems and Networks

This is a one-year full-time course/programme, for students who are interested in pursuing a career in the computer industry or the modern technology office. COURSE/PROGRAMME CONTENT Communications Computer Systems Hardware Maths for IT ICT Security Policy & Management Operating Systems Networking Essentials Work Experience

Music Performance, Theory and Management

This practical one year course offers live performance, event production, music theory, technology and an in depth look at the music industry. COURSE/PROGRAMME CONTENT Music Theory & Practice Music Industry Studies Music Performance Event Production Sound Engineering & Production Communications Work Experience

Music Technology and Sound Engineering

This is a one-year course/programme to prepare students for further study or careers in the music and media industries as a sound engineer or professional DJ. It aims to develop a broad range of knowledge related to the operation of sound equipment for both live and studio environments. COURSE/PROGRAMME CONTENT Sound Engineering and Production Event…

Early Childhood Care and Education

This one-year course/programme prepares students to work with young children aged 0 6 in a variety of childcare settings. The award will provide participants with skills, knowledge and competence to work as a childcare professional within the childcare and early education sector. COURSE/PROGRAMME CONTENT Child Development Early Childhood Education and Play Work Experience Special Needs…

Professional Childcare Supervisor (Level 6)

This one-year course/programme aims to equip students with the knowledge, skills and competence required to work effectively in Early Childhood Education in a leadership / supervisory capacity. COURSE/PROGRAMME CONTENT Child Development Childhood Social & Legal Studies Child Psychology Personal and Professional Practice Early Childhood Literacy & Numeracy Early Childhood Curriculum Special Needs Assisting Work Experience

Repeat Leaving Certificate

The Repeat Leaving Certificate Course is designed for students who wish to maximise their points in preparation for progression to Third Level Education. It is also suitable for mature students returning to education. This is a revision course and students are required to work on their own initiative. There are frequent subject assessments and attendance…

Special Needs Assistance

This full-time programme, which commenced in September 2014, is designed to equip learners with the specialist knowledge and practical skills to pursue a career in the growing care/disability sector. Graduates are eligible to work in mainstream schools, special schools and ASD units in the role of SNA, as support workers in centres for people with…

Ecology and Environmental Management

The purpose of this award is to enable the learner to acquire the knowledge, skill and competence to independently and under supervision analyse, quantify and report on the physical and biological diversity of an ecosystem and or to progress to further or higher education or training. COURSE/PROGRAMME CONTENT Plant Science Plant Protection Communications Biodiversity Soil…

Professional Sports and Fitness Instruction

Nowadays people are becoming increasingly more aware of the importance of a healthy lifestyle. At Carlow Institute of Further Education, the Leisure Management course provides students with a broad range of practical skills and increases their prospects for employment in the Leisure Industry. COURSE/PROGRAMME CONTENT Sport Industry Practice Event Management Personal and Professional Development Safety…

Sport, Fitness and Exercise

This Sport, Fitness and Recreation course is ideal for anyone with an interest in health and fitness and aims to prepare students for employment in this dynamic, energetic and fast moving sector. Much emphasis is placed on gaining a fitness qualification and various coaching awards respectively. There are also theory based modules which require students…

Graphic Design

This is a one-year course/programme for students who are interested in pursuing a career in Graphic Design. This course enables students to develop problem- solving skills, generate ideas and develop them creatively. Students will combine essential drawing skills with the use of modern multimedia to produce a variety of Graphic Design projects such as posters,…

Hairdressing

This Level 5 programme leads to internationally recognised qualications in the art of hairdressing. You will learn the practical skills of hairdressing and styling, and the underpinning theoretical knowledge that will enable you to pursue a career in hairdressing business. Students who successfully complete this Level 5 course can progress to our Level 6 Professional…

Professional Hairdressing and Styling

This advanced Hairdressing course leads to the Senior Trades Hairdressing qualification (Department of Education and Skills) and QQI Level 6 minor awards. In addition, the course includes ITEC qualifications in the creative and design aspects of Hair styling. The course is ideal for candidates who have completed the Level 5 hairdressing qualification and who want…

Holistic Health

This is a one-year course / programme for students of all ages who are interested in pursuing a career in the ever growing area of natural / holistic health care. Whether you are looking for a new career, a career change or just to develop a deeper understanding of your own well being, this course…

Public and Emergency Services

This is a one-year course / programme. The course / programme is aimed at individuals who are a interested in working in a challenging but highly rewarding environment. Successful completion of this Level 5 course / programme may give you the foundations to progress to a rewarding career in the Ambulance Service, The Fire Service,…

Automotive Technology

This is an introductory automotive maintenance course. The course will present learners with an opportunity to identify and carry out routine maintenance on a variety of mechanical and Electrical components on a motor vehicle. The course provides both practical and theory sessions. COURSE/PROGRAMME CONTENT Auto Electricity Motor Vehicle Theory Work Experience Safety & Health at…

Commercial Landscape Design and Gardening

This is a one-year course/programme for students who are interested in pursuing a career in Horticulture, Landscaping, Organic Farming and general gardening. This course will enable Learners to identify suitable plants for different gardens. It will incorporate garden design and practical garden skills. COURSE/PROGRAMME CONTENT Plant Science Plant Identification and Use Work Experience Landscape Construction…

Furniture Design and Making

This one-year course/programme aims to equip students with the knowledge, skills and understanding required to work effectively in the areas of design, carpentry, joinery and the construction industry. COURSE/PROGRAMME CONTENT Design Skills Work Experience Drawing Wood Finishing Furniture Making Wood Turning Communications

Organic Gardening Enterprise

This is a one-year course/programme for students who are interested in pursuing a career in Organic crop production and general vegetable production. This course will enable Learners to identify suitable crops and plants for different gardens. It will incorporate commercial and practical organic production skills. COURSE/PROGRAMME CONTENT Plant Science Plant Protection Fruit and Vegetable Production…

Applied Social Studies

This one-year course/programme aims to assist students who may be seeking employment or higher education in the area of social care. COURSE/PROGRAMME CONTENT Social Studies Human Growth and Development Intercultural Studies Work Experience Applied Psychology Equality and Disability Teamworking Word Processing

Film and TV Production

This one-year full-time course aims to equip students with a broad knowledge and understanding of the media in areas such as film, journalism, photography, TV & Video. COURSE/PROGRAMME CONTENT Film Production TV and Video Editing Media Analysis Sound Engineering Documentary Photography Computer Illustrated Graphics Work Experience Communications

Legal Studies

This course/programme is an introduction to the Irish legal system and general law subjects. It is particularly suited to students who wish to progress to a degree in law at third level. COURSE/PROGRAMME CONTENT Business Law Communications Work Experience Business Administration Skills Legal Practice and Procedures Word Processing Spreadsheet Methods Book-Keeping – Manual and Computerised

Product and Industrial Design

This is a one-year course/programme for students who are interested in pursuing a career in Product or Industrial Design. Through a series of projects learners will develop specific design skills such as concept sketching, computing and relevant workshop skills. This will allow the learner to fully engage in the Product and Industrial design process from…

Sports Injuries Therapy

This is a one-year course/programme giving students an excellent foundation in the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries. COURSE/PROGRAMME CONTENT QQI Communications Work Experience Anatomy and Physiology Exercise and Fitness Safety and Health at Work Legal Studies Nutrition Physics ITEC Anatomy and Physiology Holistic Massage

Multimedia Production

This one-year course/programme aims to equip students with the knowledge, skills and understanding required to work effectively in many areas of media. Multimedia production integrates media such as digital movie, worldwide web, CD-Rom, digital photography, film, video, publishing, TV and DVD, skilfully merging them with text, graphics, sound and animation to communicate in a powerful…

Advanced Soccer and Player Development

This Advanced Soccer and Player Development course is ideal for anyone who wishes to pursue a career in the area of soccer playing and / or coaching. It develops and hones the skills learned at Level 5 and seeks to further students knowledge in all aspects of soccer skills, player development and coaching. Through the…

Sport, Fitness and Soccer

This Sport, Fitness and Soccer course is ideal for anyone with an interest in health and fitness, with particular emphasis on soccer. The college has a very strong link with the FAI and each student is given the opportunity to further both their playing skills as well as their coaching abilities. Through a combination of…

Engineering Technology

This one-year course/programme is designed to prepare students for further study or careers in the Engineering / Construction Industry. It provides an introduction to many of the skills involved in the area of Engineering / Construction. COURSE/PROGRAMME CONTENT Engineering Workshop Processes Computer Aided Draughting (2D) Work Experience Engineering Drawing Engineering Workshop Theory Communications Building Construction…

Tourism and Hospitality

This is a one-year course / programme for students who are interested in pursuing a career in tourism and hospitality. This course will enable learners to acquire skills which will help them pursue a career or further study in the hospitality area. COURSE/PROGRAMME CONTENT Accomodation Techniques Tourism principles and practice Communications Reception and Frontline Office…

Travel and Tourism

This one-year Tourism course/programme has been designed to enable students to gain a broad understanding of the operations of the Tourism Industry and to facilitate their integration into the workplace or into professional training. COURSE/PROGRAMME CONTENT Tourism principles and practice Hertigage Communications Airline Studies Tourism Information and Administration Customer Service Work Experience Word Processing

Social Media and Web Design

This is a one-year course/programme to prepare students for further study or careers in eCommerce, web development and social media. It aims to develop a broad range of knowledge covering the use of web technology and general IT in business. COURSE/PROGRAMME CONTENT eBusiness Studies Web Authoring Digital Marketing Communications The Internet Word Processing Business Administration…

Healthcare Assistant (Level 5)

This full-time programme, which commenced in September 2015, is available to both school leavers and mature students. It is designed to equip learners with the specialist knowledge and practical skills to pursue a career in the growing healthcare sector and work under supervision in hospitals, nursing homes, respite centres and centres for people with disabilities.…

Nursing Studies

This full-time programme is specifically designed to prepare learners to pursue a degree in nursing in Ireland or the UK. It is available to both school leavers and mature students. There is a minimum 80% attendance requirement. COURSE/PROGRAMME CONTENT Nursing Theory and Practice Human Growth and Development Care Provision and Practice Work Experience Anatomy and…

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