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Blackrock Further Education Institute

Blackrock Further Education Institute Main Street,, Blackrock, Dublin, Ireland. Eircode: A94 X383

BFEI offers a wide range of courses, evening courses and adult education in Blackrock, South Dublin.

Blackrock Further Education Institute is a College of Further Education offering an excellent range of professional career courses. Graduates enjoy professional qualifications certified and accredited by nationally and internationally-recognised examining and professional bodies. Blackrock Further Education Institute delivers a comprehensive programme of evening classes. Courses can be taken to achieve professional qualifications in Accounting, Information Technology, Design, Beauty and Holistic Therapies. Additionally, a variety of hobby (personal interest) courses are also provided.

BFEI, formerly Senior College Dun Laoghaire (SCD), was established in 1982 under the statutory authority of Dun Laoghaire Vocational Education Committee.In June 2014, Senior College relocated to a state-of-the-art campus in Blackrock village and rebranded as Blackrock Further Education Institute. The college runs courses, evening classes and adult courses for the people of Blackrock and surrounding areas. As a non-profit organisation we charge the minimum fee necessary to cover the costs of courses at the college.

Classes run from September to May each year and are generally offered between 6.30pm and 9.30pm on Monday and Tuesday nights. Having moved to our new campus at Main Street, Blackrock, Co Dublin, we are delighted that our students and staff will  benefit from a modern and well equipped environment in which to teach and learn on our many courses and adult education programmes.

Find out more about courses and evening classes at Blackrock Further Education Institute by viewing our course listings on Courses.ie.

3D Modelling with SketchUp

SketchUp is a 3D modelling application used in a wide range of industries including architectural, interior design, civil and mechanical engineering, film and video game design.   In this course the learner will be taught the fundamentals of 3D Design on SketchUp Incorporate textures, scenes and styles Produce visualisations of your designs Use SketchUp’s key…

ABC of Autism Certificate

Autism Spectrum is an umbrella term used to describe individuals who have very specific differences and challenges in communication, social skills, interactions with others and who engage in restrictive or repetitive activities.  Understanding the nature of autism and the implications for communication, behaviour, learning, socialising and the ability to process information is critical for everyone…

Accounting Technicians Ireland Certificate - Year 1

The Accounting Technician course is a professional qualification providing participants with a highly regarded qualification that enhances their career prospects. As a graduate of this course, you will: Hold qualifications relevant to business, industry, private practice and the public sector Possess valuable skills appropriate for a variety of careers including Accounts Assistant, Audit Assistant, Credit…

Accounting Technicians Ireland Diploma - Year 2

Accounting Technicians perform accounting duties at middle management levels in commercial, industrial, public sector organisations and in the offices of practising Accountants. Accounting Technicians Ireland founded in 1983, is one of the fastest growing professional bodies in Ireland, with more than 10,000 members and students. Accounting Technicians fill a wide range of positions including: Accounts…

Art History With a Difference

Try out this new Art History course at BFEI this September. Every colour carries a story. We live in a kaleidoscope. Learn about our favourite colours and how they bring meaning to our lives, not only through paintings but our culture and language. Why are ‘red carpets’ used for celebrity events today? How is the…

AutoCAD for Interior Design

AutoCAD is the most widely used CAD package in both education and industry. The majority of students in engineering and construction need to know how to use AutoCAD.   The course is designed to give the learner an understanding of the role of computers as a design tool for Architecture, engineering and interior design. You…

Beekeeping

Beekeeping is a very popular and interesting hobby. Learn all you need to know about getting started in beekeeping from Mr Liam McGarry, Secretary of the County Dublin Beekeepers Association. The course includes managing the bees, the life cycle of the colony, bee diseases, swarm control and harvesting the honey crop. The course will include…

Breathing, Speaking and Singing

Make that speech, sing that song and lift your voice to new heights. All of this in a fun-filled atmosphere with Ted Courtney, singer, musician and broadcaster. No previous knowledge required. Remember good breath control equates to good health. Ted is an experienced lecturer and broadcaster. He has lectured and hosted radio shows for several…

Bridge for Beginners

New Bridge for Beginners course at Blackrock Institute. Now’s the time to learn bridge in a fun and informative way. Blathnaid Trayer is a master bridge player and C.B.A.I. registered teacher. This 10 week Bridge for Beginners course will give you the basic knowledge to start playing this wonderful game.   You will be playing…

Calligraphy

We all had hands before the computer, yet with  27 bones our hands can work as mini computers! They are tools of consciousness. Come and enjoy the wonderful gift of writing in a mindful way by participating in a Calligraphy course.  This course will be conducted over 8 weeks in the special space of the…

Computer Maintenance, Networks and Security

The importance of understanding computer technology, networks and security is ever-increasing. Develop your hands-on skills and your understanding of vital skills to protect and maintain your computer network. Delivered by experienced lecturer and CCNA-certified engineer Frank Griffin, the course is provided in a state of the art purpose built laboratory.   Classes 1 and 2.…

Creative Writing

This Creative Writing course is designed for both beginners and more experienced writers who are wishing to develop their own style and voice. The course comprises of workshop-led two hour sessions in which the class will draw on exercises to unlock the individual writer’s greatest strengths, focusing on style, story and emotional resonance. Participants will cover…

Digital Photography - Introduction

This Digital Photography course is designed for students who are new to Digital Photography. On this course you will gain the knowledge and confidence to make images with your camera. The following areas are covered – understanding the camera’s main functions, setting resolution, ISO and white balance for optimum image quality, camera memory and camera…

English Literature Reading Group

Have you ever wanted to learn more about what is really going on in a novel? This course aims to help you become a better, more critical reader and enhance your enjoyment of reading. It is suitable for everyone from occasional readers, right through to bookworms.   You will be guided through popular and accessible…

Genealogy (Your Family Tree Discovered)

Have you ever thought about finding out more about your ancestors? If you are interested in the past and in particular your ancestors, why not enrol in the part-time course in genealogy by Aiden Feerick MAGI This course will introduce you to the principal sources of information, namely, The Census, Birth, Marriage and Death Records,…

Grow Your Kitchen Garden

Come and learn to grow nutritious fruit and vegetables in your own back garden or balcony with Jean Wallace. The topics covered will include vegetables suitable for an urban garden raised beds construction and preparation balcony garden and suitable containers kitchen window sill plants, pests, diseases and disorders Jean will also cover remedies, composting and…

Interior Design course (An Introduction)

If interiors are your passion, this Interior Design course is an ideal basis through which you can develop your knowledge and skills. With a strong focus on the aesthetics of selecting and combining materials, finishes, colours and fabrics, you will learn to make confident choices for your home. The course is very practical and will…

Manage Your Taxes

This part time Manage Your Taxes course is intended to inform individuals when planning and dealing with personal taxation issues. Areas covered include maximising tax credits on marriage, how to minimise taxes when a spouse takes unpaid leave, and how to self-declare using the Revenue MyAccount system. You will also learn about the key issues…

Mindfulness and Meditation

Mindfulness teaches us to direct our attention to what is happening right now, with an emphasis on kindness towards ourselves and our experiences. Becoming aware of our habits of mind can thus significantly affect our well-being, our relationships and our emotional strength. This course will teach you practical sensory techniques through which you will develop…

Screenwriting course with Eoghan Harris

Delivered by Eoghan Harris, the Screenwriting course is new departure at Blackrock Institute. Eoghan is an acclaimed and highly experienced lecturer, screenwriter and journalist. He will deliver a seminar-style screenwriting course this autumn, concentrating on plot and drawing from major popular dramas including The Sopranos and Game of Thrones

Your First WordPress Website

If you need a website or blog but you don’t fancy getting into writing complicated code, WordPress is the ideal solution for you. This course will enable you to build, maintain and update your own website using the best WordPress themes and plugins. The course focuses on creating a simple design which will allow you…

Accounting Technician

Do you like working with numbers? Have you an eye for detail? Are you logical, methodical and a problem solver? As an Accounting Technician, you will learn how to practically apply these skills in a wide range of finance roles, from accounts to financial controller and beyond. You will be involved in the day-to-day practical…

Accounting Technician Praktikum (NEW)

Accounting Technicians Ireland is the leading professional body for Accounting Technicians on the Island of Ireland. With offices in Dublin and Belfast, and strong links with other professional bodies such as Chartered Accountants Ireland, the organisation supplies high-calibre Accounting Technician graduates to industry, practice and the public sector. Many progress to the highest levels in…

Advanced Beauty Therapies with Spa and Salon Management

Do you want to stay up-to-date with the latest technologies and practices within this thriving industry? Are new insurance legislative requirements preventing your career advancement? Would you like to upskill and work as a manager in the beauty and spa industry? Would you consider a career in training in this field? Could this be the…

Auctioneering, Estate Agency & Valuation

Are you intrigued by the dynamic nature of the property market? Do you have a confident, outgoing personality and good communication skills? Are you skilled in the art of negotiation? Then why not consider a career in auctioneering and estate agency? With the upsurge in the Irish property and rental market, there is demand for…

Beauty Therapy & Body Therapy

Do you see yourself working in a thriving and dynamic profession? Are you interested in the latest beauty products, equipment, new practices and procedures? Perhaps you enjoy travelling and seeing the world? Would you like to work within the luxury hotel and spa industry? Could this be the course for you? At BFEI, we deliver…

Business Studies

Do you want to gain a solid grounding in the fundamentals of business with a view to identifying the specialist area that best suits you? Have you an entrepreneurial flair? Are you looking to gain employment in the diverse business environment? Or do you see yourself progressing to get a Business Degree? This qualification covers…

Health & Wellbeing (Holistic) Therapies

Do you see alternative holistic therapies as a way to enhance general health and wellbeing? Are you interested in the human body? Do you have a desire to connect with and help others? Want to get away from a routine desk job? Would you enjoy flexible working hours in a calm environment, either as part…

Marketing with Digital Media

Have you a confident, outgoing personality and good communication skills? Would you enjoy working in a creative and dynamic environment? Want to learn more about how to use digital media as an effective marketing tool? Could you see yourself running your own on-line business? This course offers you the opportunity to learn and apply the…

Nail Technology with Eyelash and Eyebrow Treatments

Have you a passion for nails? Are you interested in the latest trends and technologies in the nail industry? Can you see yourself working as a Nail Technologist in a thriving and dynamic profession? Perhaps you enjoy travelling and seeing the world? The options open to qualified technologists with cutting edge skills are endless. This…

Pre-University Law

Do you have an enquiring mind? Are you methodical and organised with an eye for detail? Are you interested in legal cases and how the judicial system works? Would you like to take the first steps to get a law degree? This course will introduce you to the core principles of law and the Irish…

Sports Injuries and Soft Tissue Massage Therapy

Are you interested in the treatment of muscular pain and injury? Would you like to develop your massage skills to a new level by learning advanced anatomical, physiological and pathological principles relevant to the application of Sports Massage? Do you see yourself working in leisure centres, with sports clubs, or with competitive athletes and teams?…

Theatrical and Media Make Up

Have you a confident out-going personality with a creative flair? Do you have an eye for colour? Want a career that you are passionate about? Do you want to be a trend setter for make-up looks? Make-up Artistry is a rapidly developing profession. The upsurge in retail sales, and the growing media and entertainment industries…

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