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Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute

17 Cumberland Street, Dún 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 Office Administration and Management

This course is designed to allow students to gain the hard and soft skills necessary to manage an administration department in any type of business/office environment. Students will learn about the skills necessary to perform their own role to an excellent standard and to supervise others. Students will receive specialist training in up-to-date Microsoft Office…

Office Administration for Business, Legal and Medical Practices

This course will equip learners with a high standard of administrative, business, legal, medical and essential IT skills for the modern office. Learners also gain a range of transversal skills such as organisational and communication skills, which are highly sought after by todays employers. Learners are introduced to the world of legal and medical practice.…

Advanced Certificate in Animal Healthcare/Animal Care Assistant

Overview These courses are designed to equip students 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. Students will study core areas of Animal Health Care and are enabled to put theory into…

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

Overview These courses provide students with valuable skills needed to work in the architecture, engineering and design sectors or to progress to third level options. Students will gain a firm foundation in Architectural Drawing, CAD 2D and 3D, Architectural Model Making and Design and they will also be introduced to Revit 3D Modelling and BIM.…

Architectural Technology and Design

These courses provide students with valuable skills needed to work in the architecture, engineering and design sectors or to progress to third level options. Students will gain a firm foundation in Architectural Drawing, CAD 2D and 3D, Architectural Model Making and Design and they will also be introduced to Revit 3D Modelling and BIM. Students…

Pre - University: Business with Law

This course is an excellent foundation for those students wishing to study Business and/ or Accountancy, legal or combination degree courses in UCD, DCU, NUI Maynooth and other Universities and has a superb record of student progression to third level. This course is designed to give students an in-depth knowledge of concepts relevant to the…

Healthcare Assistant / Healthcare Support

This course provides a recognised qualification for healthcare workers, currently in employment and those seeking to work in this sector. This Healthcare Support Award is one of the Department of Health and Children’s recommended qualifications for Healthcare Assistants working in the public and private sector. In addition, the newly published National Quality Standards for Residential…

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…

Engineering Technology with Electronics

Engineering is transforming how we live, work and study. Engineering is a highly diversified and exciting profession with a wide range of specialisms emerging as new technologies, business models and engineering challenges develop. From life-saving biomedical technology to energy-efficient housing, engineers are developing innovative solutions for the benefit of society. Today’s engineering students will have…

Pre - University: Arts, Culture and History

This course provides students with solid background knowledge and skills for progression to third level and thrive in an Arts or Media Degree. This course has an excellent record of graduate progression to UCD, IADT and NUI Maynooth. Students will learn about the cultural richness of Europe, and will develop strong research, journalistic writing and…

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 all…

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…

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…

Furniture Design and Making

Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute 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 be…

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…

Advanced Certificate in Human Resource Management

The most important resource of any organisation is its staff. This course will give students the skills to professionally and confidently manage people from recruitment to retirement. Students will learn to mediate conflict and to deal with employee challenges and will graduate from this course with a thorough grasp of Employment Law and Industrial Relations.…

Human Resources

People management skills, confidence when working with IT and a sound knowledge of employment law are essential to thrive in a Human Resources department. Students will learn to operate payroll software, resolve conflict and advise employees on industrial relations issues. This course will create diverse employment opportunities for graduates interested in directly entering the workplace.…

Advanced Certificate in Journalism for New Media, TV and Radio

This practical course gives students the chance to add to their portfolio of Journalism items by giving the students the opportunity to bring their skills and knowledge to the production of digital items such as blogs and podcasts. Students will also work on managing and operating DFEi’s very own news radio service Areas of Study…

Journalism for New Media, TV and Radio: Pre-University

This practical course gives students the skills, knowledge and confidence to start their career in the exciting world of journalism for online, video, podcasting, TV, radio and print. This course will explore the world of digital journalism which will include smartphone recording and editing, digital radio news production, and the basics of journalism – such…

Laboratory Techniques: Pre-University Science

This hands-on laboratory skills course provides and 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 …

Pre - University: Business with Marketing

This course is intended for students who have an interest in strategic and practical areas of business and marketing. Modern business practices using relevant innovative technologies are at the core of this course. Students will gain applied experience by assisting in marketing initiatives, organising events, attending workshops, a two-week work placement programme to acquiring industry…

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…

Higher National Diploma in Music Production (HND)

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…

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 and…

Advanced Certificate in Software Development and Networking

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…

Sound Engineering / Sound Production

This course is for students who are interested in a career in music and sound engineering or music promotion. This course provides a combination of practical and theoretical tuition in all aspects of digital sound engineering and music production. Students will record performers and musicians in all iMac digital sound production facility, fully equipped with…

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…

TV and Digital Film Production

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…

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