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Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute

17 Cumberland Street, Dún Laoghaire, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute (DFEi) offer a wide range of full-time Further Education and Training courses.

Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute welcomes you to the next phase in your career development. We provide excellent training in many aspects of media and sound, health and sport, design, sustainable energy, computing and technology, and arts and humanities. If you are attracted to any of these disciplines, we welcome the opportunity to teach, instruct and inform you. The skills you learn with us will start you on the road to a successful career.

Our courses are constantly kept up to date to remain industry relevant; a bonus in these economically challenging times. Successful completion will give you a well recognised QQI qualification for direct entry to employment or for entry to third level colleges in Ireland and the UK through the Higher Links scheme. DFEi welcomes your active participation in college life while you pursue your chosen course of study. Remember, the more you put in the more you benefit, and that will look very good on your CV. You will be part of a diverse and energetic student community. You will make new friends, learn new skills, face new challenges and grow in confidence.

 

Advanced Certificate in Administration

This course is designed to develop the existing skills of learners who have completed a Level 5 course in one of the following areas: Office Administration, Computer Studies, Information Processing or Business. The course is designed to allow the learner to gain advanced knowledge and skills in the general area of office management. The learners…

Advanced Certificate in Animal Healthcare/Animal Care Assistant

These courses are designed to equip learners with the knowledge and the skills to work in a variety of areas within the Animal Health Care sector, or to progress to Higher Education through the Higher Education Links Scheme. Learners will study core areas of Animal Health Care and are enabled to put theory into practice…

Animal Care / Animal Care Assistant

This course is designed to equip learners with the skills and knowledge to work in a variety of areas within the Animal Health Care sector, or to progress to Higher Education through the Higher Education Links Scheme. Learners will study core areas of Animal Health Care and are enabled to put theory into practice through…

Advanced Certificate in Architectural Technology and Design

These courses meet the needs of students who wish to develop a portfolio of valuable skills, for example: Architectural Drawing, CAD2D and 3D, Architectural Model Making and Design. These skills will equip students to find employment in the architectural, engineering and design sectors and/or also to progress to third level colleges. students achieve a level…

Apprenticeship: Carpentry and Joinery (SOLAS Award Advanced Craft Certificate)

Operated in conjunction with SOLAS, each course is of 10 weeks’ duration. The aim of this course is to equip apprentices with the practical skills and theoretical knowledge necessary to work to the highest standard in this trade. Carpenters and joiners are required to prepare, build and install a wide range of wood products including…

Arts, Culture and History: Pre-University Arts

This course is an excellent foundation course for the Bachelor of Arts degree in University College Dublin, National University of Ireland Maynooth, and other Universities. This course enables the learner to develop an in-depth knowledge of archaeology, local history, folklore and ethnology. Learners will also gain knowledge of the cultural richness of modern Europe, while…

Architectural Technology and Design

These courses meet the needs of students who wish to develop a portfolio of valuable skills, for example: Architectural Drawing, CAD2D and 3D, Architectural Model Making and Design. These skills will equip students to find employment in the architectural, engineering and design sectors and/or also to progress to third level colleges. Students achieve a level…

Business Studies (with Law): Pre-University Course

This course is designed to give learners an in-depth knowledge of concepts relevant to the business world with an emphasis on Accounting, Economics, Marketing and Law. By combining IT components with these business concepts, learners will gain the knowledge, skill and competence to meet the increasing demand from employers for qualified graduates who are proficient…

Advanced Certificate in Computing and Electronic Technology

These courses are designed to give students a firm foundation in the skills required to work or study in the electronics industry. Students will study computer programming and implement circuits in real time applications and design,  build and test their own embedded control systems. Students will study PC construction, installation and maintenance and are prepared…

Computing and Electronic Technology

These courses are designed to give students a firm foundation in the skills required to work or study in the electronics industry. Students will study computer programming and implement circuits in real time applications and design,  build and test their own embedded control systems. Students will study PC construction, installation and maintenance and are prepared…

Construction and Engineering Technology

This course is suitable for students who wish to adjust to a changing construction industry by broadening their knowledge base into energy efficient building techniques. Students are introduced to the fundamentals of green building technology with and emphasis on energy, insulation, conservation and sustainable living. Practical skills such as solar/photovoltaic panel installation, retro fitting of…

Food Science and Nutrition (Pre-University Science)

This Food Science and Nutrition course is suitable for students who are interested in preparing for a career as a food science and /or further education in food, science or agriculture sectors. A food scientist applies their knowledge of biology, chemistry and engineering to develop and improve foods and has a roll to play in…

Advanced Certificate in Furniture Design and Making

DFEi run this one year, full-time, Furniture Design and Making course. DFEi has a long history of providing further education and training courses aimed at students who want to work in the furniture industry. Students develop essential craftsman’s skills to assist them in gaining employment in this industry. In Year 1, students will be introduced…

Furniture Design and Making

Dun Laoghaire Institute of Further Education provides this Furniture Design and Making course. DFEi has a long history of providing further education and training courses aimed at students who want to work in the furniture industry. Students develop essential craftsman’s skills to assist them in gaining employment in this industry. In Year 1 students will…

Musical Instrument Making and Repair

Student at this course will be introduced to the fundamentals of making and repairing stringed and fretted musical instruments, both acoustic and electric. Students will make their own musical instrument for example a mandolin or a guitar. They will also learn specialist hand and machine craft skills in order to develop their creative abilities in…

Nursing Studies

This Nursing Studies course is designed to enhance students awareness and understanding for the roles and responsibilities of the professional nurse. It is also ideal for those who wish to pursue a nursing career. Students will study core areas of nursing and are enabled to put theory into practice; using DFEi’s fully upgraded nursing suites…

Advanced Certificate in Health Services Supervisory Management Skills

This Health Services Supervisory Management Skills course offers holders of a Level 5 health-related award the opportunity to undertake further study in this area. Students will acquire the knowledge, skill and competence to undertake Supervisory Management roles in the community and in a range of health services settings. Successful completion will offer enhanced opportunities in…

Community and Social Care (Mornings)

This Community and Social Care course is suitable for both mature students and school leavers, who would like to work in the area of health and social care. This QQI award provides the opportunity to pursue a fulfilling and rewarding career providing care and support to vulnerable people in the community. Students will acquire knowledge…

Advanced Certificate in Journalism for the Digital Age

These programmes are designed to equip learners with the skills, knowledge and confidence for a career in journalism in this digital world. In year 1, all aspects of the industry will be studied including, making contacts, interviewing and the craft of writing. Social media and traditional sources will be used to find and publish news.…

Journalism for the Digital Age (Pre-University Arts and Media)

These programmes are designed to equip learners with the skills, knowledge and confidence for a career in journalism in this digital world. In year 1, all aspects of the industry will be studied including, making contacts, interviewing and the craft of writing. Social media and traditional sources will be used to find and publish news.…

Business Studies (with Marketing): Pre-University Course

This course is intended for learners who have an interest in the practical areas of marketing and event management. Modern business practices using relevant innovative technologies are at the core of this course. On this multidiscipline course, students will be taught by teachers with relevant digital marketing and event management experience. Students will gain practical…

Creative Digital Media Production

This Creative Digital Media Production course is an excellent foundation course for media degrees in: Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology, Institute of Technology Tallaght, National University of Ireland Maynooth and other Universities. Students will be exposed to the radio, film and photography processes and procedures; used by digital media studios today in program…

TV and Digital Film Production - Level 5 QQI Award

This course is an excellent foundation for Film and Television degrees in; Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology, Dublin Institute of Technology, Institute of Technology Tallaght, National University of Ireland Maynooth and other Universities. Learners will acquire practical skills in both Film and Television Production, including single camera production, non-linear film and video…

Higher National Diploma in Music Production

This two year Higher National Diploma course gives learners the opportunity to acquire a wide range of skills in Sound Engineering, Music Production and other aspects of the music industry such as running a music business, understanding the science of sound, legal and health issues. Taught by professionals working in the industry, this course will…

Advanced Certificate in Digital Radio Production (Level 6 QQI Award)

Radio is a medium that is adapting to the new digital age. Whether the student is interested in traditional broadcasting or the world of online radio, these courses are designed to give the student the best chance to acquire the skills needed to compete in this dynamic field of modern media production.

Digital Radio Production

Radio is a medium that is adapting to the new digital age. Whether the learner is interested in traditional broadcasting or the world of online radio, these courses are designed to give the learner the best chance to acquire the skills needed to compete in this dynamic field of modern media production. Working with the…

Advanced Certificate in Security Operations and Management

This Security Operations and Management course is designed to develop the student’s understanding of Security Business Management and acquire the knowledge, skills and competence to work independently or at supervisory level in the security industry. It also prepares students for a career at management level in other business sectors.  As part of this course, students complete…

Police and Security Studies

This Police and Security Studies course is designed to prepare students with the necessary qualifications to work in the security industry or to prepare for application to the police, armed forces, prison service or naval service.  Students will complete modules which meet the requirements for licensing in both Door Security Procedures and Guarding Services. Throughout their…

Advanced Certificate in Software Development

This Pre University computer science course provides an opportunity to train for a rewarding career in the IT industry. Student will develop the skills to be able to design, create and maintain websites, databases and computer network, as well as the fundamentals of computer programming using C++, C#, PhP, Javascript, and Visual Basic using Visual…

Software Development

These Pre University computer science courses provide an opportunity to train for a rewarding career in the IT industry. Students will develop the skills to be able to design, create and maintain websites, databases and computer networks, as well as the fundamentals of computer programming using C++, C#, PHP, Javascript, and Visual Basic using Visual…

Advanced TV and Digital Film Production - Level 6 QQI Award

This course is an excellent upskilling and portfolio course for learners who wish to progress to either media or TV/film degrees or employment. Learners gain highly practical skills in a range of techniques used in today’s TV and digital film industry. Areas covered include: drama, documentary news packages and single camera interviews. Graduates have received…

Laboratory Techniques (Pre-University Science)

This hands-on laboratory skills course provides an introduction to the world of science and covers a variety of subjects related to laboratory and physical sciences. The purpose of this award is to enable the student to acquire the knowledge, skill and competence to work independently and under supervision in a science laboratory and or to…

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