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Dundrum College of Further Educaion

Main Street, Dublin 14, Dundrum, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

DCFE offers school leavers a wide range of course opportunities to help them progress to the career they want.

DCFE focus on each student as an individual. With the college’s support net of dedicated staff, students are given every chance to achieve their potential. At CFE Dundrum they see the student/teacher relationship as a team: your success is their success. Due to their open and supportive approach to education, the College has a long established reputation for providing first-class, well trained students.

Whether you are a school leaver, an adult wishing to up-skill to re-enter the labour market or an international student, DCFE offers a range of courses to choose from. All courses provide progression opportunities to IT Colleges/Universities.

The college is well known to employers for exceptional standards of training and development. The positive links to the workforce allow us to maintain first-rate service to  students. This results in the positive cycle of learning that they perpetuate year after year.

WHAT WE OFFER:

  • Certification
  • Professional Courses
  • Job-related Skills
  • Enhanced Self-Esteem
  • Confidence in your Abilities
  • The Opportunity to Realise your Potential
  • Social Interaction and Group Support among Fellow Students
Advanced Business and Office Administration

Aim The course offers a challenging and rewarding programme which gives the student an opportunity to expand their knowledge, understanding and skills in business, computing and financial areas. Modules include Administration Practice Team Leadership Spreadsheets Word Processing Payroll Manual and Computerised Accounts/Text Production Work Experience One module may be carried from Level 5 Work Experience…

Art, Craft and Design

Aim This is a practical course which will give students the opportunity to design and make a wide range of unique craft, sculpture and textile pieces using a range of different materials. They will also learn how to be resourceful and create unique pieces from up-cycled materials. Students will learn the practical skills of sewing,…

Business and Payroll Administration

Aim This course is designed to give students the opportunity to acquire expertise in the areas of accounts, payroll and general administration skills. It is ideal for those seeking employment in small to medium sized businesses using the latest software. An aptitude for book-keeping would be relevant for this course. Modules include Business Administration Skills…

Medical Secretary

Aim This course prepares students for employment opportunities in a medical setting using the latest software. The course provides training in the use of office productivity software (Microsoft) as well as medical software i.e. the Helix Practice Manager application. This software is widely used in hospitals and General Practitioner settings. Emphasis is also placed on…

Crafts and Textiles with Ceramics

Aim This course will provide students with a broad textile and craft education base. Students will incorporate new ways of working and expand their textile practice. Emphasis is placed throughout the course on drawing, design and the production process. Students will develop their own experimental textiles and fibres using unusual material and the latest techniques.…

Early Childhood Care and Education (2 years part-time)

With a 2nd free pre-school year for all children from 3 years of age, there will be a continued demand for qualified staff. Over 60,000 children are presently availing of this service with very encouraging outcomes for their readiness for primary school education. This course is particularly suited to mature students who wish to re-train,…

Early Childhood Care and Education (Level 5)

Aim This course is designed to train students wishing to work with young children. It is suitable for both school leavers and for mature students seeking a formal qualification. Modules include Child Development Early Care and Education Practice Early Childhood Education and Play Child Health and Wellbeing Creative Arts for Early Childhood Communications Safety and…

Early Childhood Care and Education (Level 6)

Aim This one year course is designed to further develop and enhance your knowledge and skills to work at a supervisory or management level in the childcare service. Modules include Child Development Early Childhood Curriculum Childhood Social, Legal and Health Studies Supervision in Early Childhood Care Diversity and Equality Team Leadership Work Experience One module…

Special Needs Assistant

Aim The purpose of this award is to enable the learner to acquire the knowledge, skills and competence to work as a special needs assistant in a range of education settings, such as primary and post-primary. Modules include Human Growth and Development Understanding Special Needs Special Needs Assisting Person Centred Focus to Disability Safety and…

Gardening and Landscape Design

Aim This course will provide students with a thorough practical knowledge of Horticulture, Landscape Design, Garden Maintenance and Plant Propagation making it the perfect programme to gain employment with Landscapers, Public Parks, Nurseries and Garden Centers. It also facilitates progression to Horticulture Programmes at Level 6. Modules include Plant & Soil Science Plant Protection Plant…

Healthcare Assistant

Aim The purpose of this award is to enable the learner to acquire the knowledge, skills, and competence to work under supervision in providing support in a variety of Healthcare settings or to progress to further and or higher education and training. In response to a growing ageing population and the development of care of…

Network Security Professional

Aim This new programme offers the industry recognised certification in the area of security. The course will include training in networking fundamentals and the knowledge and skills required to identify security risks, to participate in risk mitigation activities, and to provide infrastructure, application, information, and operational security. In addition, the course will cover security controls…

Computer Science

Aim Do you have a strong interest in IT, are you technically-minded, enjoy exploring gadgets, smart phones and Tablets? Do you have an interest in developing apps to make mundane tasks easier, or creating entertaining applications? Then this course might be for you! The aim of this programme is to enable students to acquire the…

Computer Systems and Networks

The purpose of this course is to equip the learner with the fundamentals to install, configure and maintain computer systems and basic networks under supervision leading to employment in a range of sectors. It also facilitates progression to further studies at Level 6. Modules include Computer Systems Hardware Operating Systems Network Essentials Maths for IT…

Computer Systems and Networks

As applications of networking technologies continue to expand, there will be more and more opportunities for qualified information and communication technology (ICT) specialists to design, install, secure, and manage their networks. To help students prepare for this growing industry, this course emphasises not only the practical application of network technology, but also of the development…

Computer Systems Professional

Aim Do you have an interest in how computers and networks work? Do you enjoy problem solving, troubleshooting and fixing other peoples IT issues? The purpose of this course is to equip the learner with computer technology fundamentals, such as PC installation, configuration, and installing mobile devices. It also covers the configuration, management, and troubleshooting…

Legal Secretary

Aim This course prepares students for employment opportunities in a legal setting. The course combines office administration skills with a knowledge of the common types of legal documentation and the structure and role of the Irish Court system. Learners are equipped with the knowledge, skill and competence in legal practice and principles to enable the…

Nursing Studies

Aim This course serves as a foundation for those who wish to pursue a career in the nursing profession or to progress to other related areas in higher education. It also enables the learner to acquire the knowledge, skills, and competence to work under supervision in a variety of hospital and other healthcare settings. Modules…

Psychology and Social Studies

Aim This course introduces the student to the area of social care in a variety of settings. It develops the core skills and knowledge to practise safely in caring for people with a range of social care needs. Integral to this course is the development of empathy and understanding when working with people in a…

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