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Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education (CDCFE)

Barryscourt Road, Coolock, Dublin, Republic of Ireland. Eircode: D17 KH66

Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education (CDCFE) offers over sixty Post Leaving Certificate (PLC) Courses at QQI levels 4, 5 and 6 and Higher National Diplomas(HND) in a wide range of disciplines. We also offer apprenticeships, traineeships as well as BA Honours degrees.

There is a course to suit everyone at Coláiste Dhúlaigh CFE. We welcome school leavers, mature students and those without a formal education. Most of our courses enable progression to a range of Higher Education Institutions such as Universities and ITs, with some courses offering advanced entry. We want you to succeed, therefore our courses are designed to help our learners achieve their full potential either by progressing to Higher Education, or straight into industry.

CDCFE is located across four campuses, Coolock, Raheny, Kilbarrack and Malahide and provides programmes delivered by a team of tutors dedicated to the highest standards of teaching and learning in a caring, supportive and friendly atmosphere. CAO points are not required and our courses are generally free of charge for applicants who are in receipt of social welfare.

Start your route to success with Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education, your future starts here.

Advanced Certificate in Art & Design

Painting Figure Drawing Illustration History and Appreciation of Art and Design Design Printmaking Ceramics

Advanced Certificate in Art and Design

This Art and Design course offers students an excellent opportunity to further develop their artistic skills and creativity.  The aim of the course is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to work independently in a fine art and design context, or to progress to higher education. As part of the course students will…

Animation QQI Award Level 5 – 5M1985

QQI Award Level 5 – 5M1985, Higher National Diploma in Animation, leading to a Top-up (Hons) Degree in CDCFE** Animators specialise in TV and Film creation for 2D and 3D animated productions. Their work includes character design, animation and creative development through the use of 2D and 3D animation specialist software. They have a strong…

Architectural Design and Technology Foundation

Follow the Art & Design Department & Architecture Course on Instagram QQI Award (Level 5 – 5M2208)  Architecture is a rewarding field of work and study that calls for both creative and technical skill in the design of buildings and environments. This architecture course is designed to provide learners with the opportunity to develop skills…

Architectural Design and Technology Foundation course

Follow the Art & Design Department & Architecture Course on Instagram   Architecture is a rewarding field of work and study that calls for both creative and technical skill in the design of buildings and environments. This architecture course is designed to provide learners with the opportunity to develop skills and to prepare a portfolio…

Art and Design Portfolio Preparation

The CDCFE Portfolio Preparation course is designed to prepare students for entry to colleges both in Ireland and abroad. Emphasis is placed on research and development methods in both practical and academic subjects relevant to Art and Design practice. This approach facilitates the development of a balanced portfolio which acknowledges the student’s own individual ideas…

Art and Design Portfolio Preparation course

Follow the Art & Design Department on Instagram The CDCFE Portfolio Preparation course is designed to prepare students for entry to colleges both in Ireland and abroad. Emphasis is placed on research and development methods in both practical and academic subjects relevant to Art and Design practice. This approach facilitates the development of a balanced…

B.A.(Hons) Drama(top-up)

Enhance your creative career opportunities and explore your full potential with a one-year BA Honours Top up Degree in Drama. Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education is now offering a one-year top-up degree programme in Drama (BA Hons) in conjunction with the University of Wolverhampton (UK). Accredited by the University of Wolverhampton, the course has been…

B.A.(Hons) Film and Television Production (top-up) – Springboard

Springboard+ is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Union. Apply for this course using this link only Our Top-Up degree in Film and Television Production is supported by both academic and practical subjects. An intensive industry-led programme, the course is taught by industry professionals and is supported by guest lectures from leaders…

Barbering

BTEI means Back to Education Initiative. BTEI gives unemployed adults the opportunity of returning to part time education, while retaining their benefits. Skills to Compete is an initiative to support those who have lost their jobs as a result of COVID-19 and wish to re-enter the workforce. See here for details. This is a one year part time…

Café & Deli Skills with Barista

QQI Level 4 Part Award in Catering Support (4M2805 ) – 1 Year Part-Time BTEI means Back to Education Initiative. BTEI gives unemployed adults the opportunity of returning to part time education, while retaining their benefits. Skills to Compete is an initiative to support those who have lost their jobs as a result of COVID-19 and wish…

Café & Deli Skills with Barista (BTEI)

BTEI means Back to Education Initiative. BTEI gives unemployed adults the opportunity of returning to part time education, while retaining their benefits. Skills to Compete is an initiative to support those who have lost their jobs as a result of COVID-19 and wish to re-enter the workforce. See here for details. Café + Deli Service Skills is a…

Café & Deli Skills with Barista (BTEI/Skills to Compete)
Café & Deli Skills with Barista (BTEI/Skills to Compete) is a course run by Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education (CDCFE), Dublin. It is a In-house Training course with a duration of 1 year part-time course. Café & Deli Skills with Barista (BTEI/Skills to Compete) gives a Course Qualification of Level 4 Certificate, awarded by QQI. For more information about Café & Deli Skills with Barista (BTEI/Skills to Compete) at Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education (CDCFE), please review the details below.
Community Development (VTOS)
Community Development (VTOS) is a course run by Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education (CDCFE), Dublin. It is a In-house Training course with a duration of 2 years. Community Development (VTOS) gives a Course Qualification of Level 6 Advanced Certificate, awarded by QQI. For more information about Community Development (VTOS) at Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education (CDCFE), please review the details below.
Computer Networking Technologies

This two-year Computer Networking course is designed to build the students confidence and skills in Networking Models & Technologies, Networking Essentials, Operating Systems and Electronics. The course has a high practical content to maximise and develop new skills. There is also a focus on Cyber Security throughout the course. Computer Networking and Cyber Security industries…

Computer Science
Computer Science is a course run by Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education (CDCFE), Dublin. It is a Classroom Based course with a duration of 2 years. Computer Science gives a Course Qualification of Level 6 Advanced Certificate, awarded by QQI. For more information about Computer Science at Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education (CDCFE), please review the details below.
Creative Writing for Digital Media
Creative Writing for Digital Media is a course run by Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education (CDCFE), Dublin. It is a Classroom Based course with a duration of One year. Creative Writing for Digital Media gives a Course Qualification of Level 5 Certificate, awarded by QQI. For more information about Creative Writing for Digital Media at Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education (CDCFE), please review the details below.
Early Childhood Care & Education (BTEI)

Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education QQI LEVEL 5 (5M2009) BTEI means Back to Education Initiative. BTEI gives unemployed adults the opportunity of returning to part time education, while retaining their benefit. Skills to Compete is an initiative to support those who have lost their jobs as a result of COVID-19 and wish to re-enter…

Early Childhood Care & Education (BTEI/Skills to Compete)

BTEI means Back to Education Initiative. BTEI gives unemployed adults the opportunity of returning to part time education, while retaining their benefit. Skills to Compete is an initiative to support those who have lost their jobs as a result of COVID-19 and wish to re-enter the workforce. See here for details. This is a two year part time…

Early Learning and Care

Certificate in Early Learning & Care Stage 1 QQI Level 5 (5M21473) – Year 1 Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Care & Education QQI Level 6 (6M2007) – Year 2 The Early Learning and Care course is designed to equip the learner with the personal skills, knowledge and competence required for working with children in…

Early Learning and Care (BTEI)

Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education QQI LEVEL 5 (5M2009) – 2 Years Part-Time BTEI means Back to Education Initiative. BTEI gives unemployed adults the opportunity of returning to part time education, while retaining their benefit. Skills to Compete is an initiative to support those who have lost their jobs as a result of COVID-19…

Early Learning and Care (BTEI/Skills to Compete)
Early Learning and Care (BTEI/Skills to Compete) is a course run by Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education (CDCFE), Dublin. It is a In-house Training course with a duration of 2 years. Early Learning and Care (BTEI/Skills to Compete) gives a Course Qualification of Level 5 Certificate, awarded by QQI. For more information about Early Learning and Care (BTEI/Skills to Compete) at Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education (CDCFE), please review the details below.
eBusiness

Certificate in Business QQI Level 5 (5M2102)

Ecotourism with Adventure Activities

The domestic market for tourism is growing at a rapid rate and tourists are looking to explore and travel to some of the most beautiful environments across Ireland. Ecotourism encourages tourist to help protect the environment as well as contribute to the local communities they are visiting.  Ecotourism focuses on the importance of environments being …

Engineering Technology course

Engineering Workshop Processes Work Experience Computer Aided Draughting (2D) Wood Fabrication Mathematics Electronics Safety and Health Communications

Engineering Technology Level 5 course

This full time Engineering Technology Level 5 course is designed to meet the needs of a variety of students who wish to explore the field of engineering.  The course aims to develop skills, knowledge, and expertise essential to gaining an apprenticeship in a range of trades in the industry, as well as providing progression opportunities…

English for Speakers of Other Languages

BTEI means Back to Education Initiative. BTEI gives unemployed adults the opportunity of returning to part time education, while retaining their benefits. Skills to Compete is an initiative to support those who have lost their jobs as a result of COVID-19 and wish to re-enter the workforce. See here for details. This is a one year part time…

English for Speakers of Other Languages (BTEI/Skills to Compete)

BTEI means Back to Education Initiative. BTEI gives unemployed adults the opportunity of returning to part time education, while retaining their benefits. Skills to Compete is an initiative to support those who have lost their jobs as a result of COVID-19 and wish to re-enter the workforce. See here for details. This is a one year part time…

Fashion Design course QQI level 6

Follow the Fashion Design course on Instagram and Facebook   This course prepares the student for the vibrant, creative and challenging world of fashion. The course promotes awareness of current fashion industry trends, along with an understanding of the importance of good presentation skills. You will learn research skills, how to produce initial design ideas…

Film Production

Higher National Diploma Film Production offers a thorough study of film through both practical and academic avenues. Students will study key practical areas such as scriptwriting, directing, producing, sound, lighting and editing all of which will culminate in the creation of their own films. These areas are complemented by the study of film history, film…

General Learning

This course is free for those over 21 and in receipt of a social welfare payment*. Click here for more information and to check eligibility. VTOS means Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme. VTOS gives unemployed adults over 21 the opportunity of returning to full time education, while retaining their benefit. General Learning offers a chance to enhance…

General Learning (BTEI)

BTEI means Back to Education Initiative. BTEI gives unemployed adults the opportunity of returning to part time education, while retaining their benefits. Skills to Compete is an initiative to support those who have lost their jobs as a result of COVID-19 and wish to re-enter the workforce. See here for details. General Learning offers a chance to enhance…

Health Science (Pre-Nursing)
Health Science (Pre-Nursing) is a course run by Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education (CDCFE), Dublin. It is a In-house Training course with a duration of 1 Year. Health Science (Pre-Nursing) gives a Course Qualification of Level 5 Certificate, awarded by QQI. For more information about Health Science (Pre-Nursing) at Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education (CDCFE), please review the details below.
Healthcare Paediatric Support

Learners will complete all of the minor award modules listed below over two years. Care Support Safety and Health at Work Care Skills Communications Work Experience Human Growth and Development OR Anatomy and Physiology Child Health and Well Being Maternity Care Support *Modules subject to change

Healthcare Paediatric Support (BTEI)

Learners will complete all of the minor award modules listed below over two years. Care Support Safety and Health at Work Care Skills Communications Work Experience Human Growth and Development OR Anatomy and Physiology Child Health and Well Being Maternity Care Support *Modules subject to change

Healthcare Paediatric Support QQI Level 5 (BTEI)

Certificate in Healthcare Support QQI Level 5 (5N4339) – 2 Years Part Time This part-time two-year course will develop learners to gain employment in the healthcare industry, or to progress onto Level 6 major award in further education. The part time course two-year course is suitable for anyone wanting to upskill while participating on a CEScheme, or working…

Horticulture QQI level 5

This Horticulture QQI level 5 course is free for those over 21 and in receipt of a social welfare payment*. Click here for more information and to check eligibility. This course is designed to incorporate both the theoretical and practical aspects of horticulture.  Our course looks at production and amenity horticulture and includes elements of design…

Interior Design QQI level 5

At Coláiste Dhúlaigh we are offering a 1 Year portfolio in Interior Design. The course is tailored to introduce students to the world of 3D design including commercial and domestic Interior Design, visual merchandising, furniture, lighting and many other facets of 3D Design. The interior design course is based in the Raheny Campus, which is…

Marketing & PR

Course Content for Marketing & PR. Marketing Practices Public Relations Behavioural Studies Statistics Communications Work Experience Advertising Digital Marketing Spreadsheet Methods

Media Production

Visit our  channel here If you are someone who makes videos, records music, takes photographs, podcasts or has a genuine interest in the Media you consume, this is the course for you. Our alumni are Directors, Producers, Sound Designers, Camera people, Musicians, Editors, Comedians, Advertising Executives, Lighting Experts and more besides. We constantly engage with the…

Occupational Therapy Assistant (Health Service Skills)

The Occupational Therapy Assistant (Health Service Skills) course is designed to equip the learner with the opportunity of obtaining a Major QQI Level 5 Award in Health Service Skills 5M3782. This course aims to equip the learner with the necessary skills required to progress on to potential employment as an Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) or…

Office and IT Skills

The QQI level 4 course is tailed for Office and IT Skills that will equip learners with the transversal skills and knowledge to prepare them and bridge the academic gap giving learner a pathway to continue to further education in Business, Tourism, Hospitality, Marketing, Retail etc. at QQI level 5. The course will also equip…

Outdoor Adventure Management – Shackleton

Campus: COOLOCK Home»Courses»Outdoor Adventure Management (Shackleton)»Outdoor Adventure Management – Shackleton Outdoor Adventure Management – Shackleton This exciting 3-year Outdoor Adventure Management course provides students with the opportunities to develop the academic knowledge and appropriate skills necessary to gain employment in the outdoor sector. The course has gained a reputation as one of Ireland’s foremost adventure…

Performing Arts

We offer a vibrant, vigorous and creative course, designed to give students the opportunity to develop skills that can help them advance to further study and the professional world of performing arts. This hands-on performing arts course offers an opportunity to improve your performing, auditioning and technical production skills. Learn to work collaboratively with other creative…

Photography course at CDCFE

Photography students at Coláiste Dhulaigh CFE will build on previous experience to apply their skills in the areas of technique and vision to an advanced level suitable for employment or starting a business within the field.  Students are encouraged to blend artistic, documentary or journalistic work into a portfolio reflecting their own personal style. This…

Physiotherapy Assistant (Health Service Skills)

Care Support, Work Experience, Infection Protection and Control, Physiotherapy Assistance Practice, Teamworking, Physiotherapy Assistance Therapy, Anatomy and Physiology, Body Massage and Figure Analysis, Care of the Older Person Workshops in Massage, Occupational First Aid, & Patient Handling will be an important element of this course. This course will include some Saturdays throughout the year.

Pottery for Beginners

BTEI means Back to Education Initiative. BTEI gives unemployed adults the opportunity of returning to part time education, while retaining their benefits to support themselves. Skills to Compete is an initiative to support those who have lost their jobs as a result of COVID-19 and wish to re-enter the workforce. See here for details. Pottery for Beginners is…

Pre-Primary School Teaching

This course is suitable for post leaving cert students and mature students who are interested in teaching (Primary school teaching, Post-Primary school teaching, or teaching in Further Education). This award offers a wide range of modules which enables students to gain a critical awareness of the way in which the Irish Education system operates. Learners…

Pre-University Business Studies

In the business department we challenge ourselves and our students to strive for excellence.  We believe that achievement lies not in luck but in preparation, hard work and attention to detail.  Our philosophy is that when you learn, you succeed. This is a two year course designed to encompass a broad range of business related…

Pre-University Psychology

This one-year full time course in Pre-University Psychology will introduce you to the field of “scientific psychology” and provide you with a broad understanding of the various subdisciplines within this social science. Over the year, you will learn how psychologists’ study, explain and predict behaviour, in addition to classifying and treating abnormal behaviour. You will learn about the use of psychology in clinical, forensic, consumer, occupational and other community settings. The modules have been specifically selected to provide you with a strong foundation of knowledge…

Pre-University Science (DCU Access course 2022)

This Pre-University Science course was developed with DCU to meet the needs of students who wish to study science to degree level in university. The course will cater for three different groups of learners: Students who did not obtain the required Leaving Certificate points for their chosen Science course, Students who wish to acquire a…

Pre-University Science (DCU Access course)

This Pre-University Science course was developed with DCU to meet the needs of students who wish to study science to degree level in university. The course will cater for three different groups of learners: Students who did not obtain the required Leaving Certificate points for their chosen Science course, Students who wish to acquire a…

Pre-University Science (QQI L5 award in Lab. Techniques)

This Pre-University Science course has been designed to meet the needs of a variety of students wishing to study Science, specifically those who did not satisfy the entry requirements for direct entry to a degree course, and adult returnees to education. Students who pass all modules including course practical work (the pass mark in each…

Pre-University Sports Science course

This Pre-University Sports Science course coversSports Anatomy and Physiology, Nutrition, Sport and Recreation Studies, First Aid Responder PHECC approved, communications, Work Experience, Exercise and Fitness, kinesiology, Sports and Exercise Injury Prevention. Workshops in Massage, Exercise and Fitness will be offered throughout the year.

Preliminary Engineering

The Preliminary Engineering course has been designed to meet the needs of a variety of students wishing to study Engineering at third level, specifically those who did not satisfy the entry requirements for direct entry to a degree course, and adult returnees to education. As the only PLC course in the country currently delivering the…

Preliminary Engineering course

The Preliminary Engineering course has been designed to meet the needs of a variety of students wishing to study Engineering at third level, specifically those who did not satisfy the entry requirements for direct entry to a degree course, and adult returnees to education. As the only PLC course in the country currently delivering the…

Professional Floristry

This Professional Floristry course is free for those over 21 and in receipt of a social welfare payment*. Click here for more information and to check eligibility. VTOS means Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme. VTOS gives unemployed adults over 21 the opportunity of returning to full time education, while retaining their benefit. This course is also…

Professional Floristry VTOS

VTOS means Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme. VTOS gives unemployed adults over 21 the opportunity of returning to full time education, while retaining their benefit. This course is also available to hose who are not VTOS eligible. A course charge will apply to those who are not VTOS eligible. This one year floristry course will equip…

Rehabilitation Sport and Exercise

Sport and Recreation Studies Exercise and Fitness Communications Work Experience Injury Prevention Kinesiology Sports Anatomy and Physiology Rehabilitation Support Massage Students will engage in practical work experience over the year as and may also engage in their work placement overseas as part of Erasmus +.

Social Care (Coolock)

This is a two year Social Care QQI Level 6 course which examines the theory and practice of social studies and social care.  The wide range of modules offered enables students to gain a critical awareness of the way in which society works and provides the opportunity to investigate contemporary social issues and problems.  Modules…

Social Care QQI Level 6 course

This is a two year Social Care QQI Level 6 course which examines the theory and practice of social studies and social care.  The wide range of modules offered enables students to gain a critical awareness of the way in which society works and provides the opportunity to investigate contemporary social issues and problems.  Modules…

Speech and Language Therapy Assistant

This Speech and Language Therapy course is designed to provide the learners who are considering a career as a Speech and Language Therapy Assistant with a solid foundation.  The learner will gain knowledge of the application of a wide range of communication styles and codes in relation to speech and language therapy practice.  They can…

Tour Guiding Special Purpose Award Level 6

Do you have a positive attitude, friendly personality and strong sense of customer service together with a genuine interest in Irish heritage and culture? Then this could be the course for you. Quotes from former students: “A wonderful course on National Tour Guiding at Coláiste Dhúlaigh. It was a privilege to study there and we…

Tourism and Hospitality Traineeship

This exciting new traineeship will provide you with the skills necessary to work in the Tourism and Hospitality sector. The traineeship offers real work placement with our Industry partners, gaining you invaluable experience, alongside college based learning, equipping you to work in this vibrant and dynamic sector. Work experience will include Frontline Reception, Food &Beverage,…

Tourism with Marketing

Tourism with Marketing QQI Award (Year 1 – 5M5011 / Year 2 – 6M5012) The course includes the study of all aspects of the Tourism Industry, providing students with the skills necessary to gaining employment in this ever expanding area. In addition to providing a good grounding in the Industry, students will also get the…

Traineeship in Outdoor Education

This advanced traineeship program is offered to outdoor instructors and experienced practitioners who wish to progress and upskill in a variety of National Governing Body leadership and instructorship awards. All participants will undertake “digital marketing” and “train the trainer” modules. Individuals will have the opportunity to train and develop their personal and instructional skills in…

Youth Activities Worker
Youth Activities Worker is a course run by Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education (CDCFE), Dublin. It is a In-house Training course with a duration of 2 years part time. Youth Activities Worker gives a Course Qualification of Level 5 Certificate, awarded by QQI. For more information about Youth Activities Worker at Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education (CDCFE), please review the details below.
Youth Activities Worker (BTEI/Skills to Compete)

BTEI means Back to Education Initiative. BTEI gives unemployed adults the opportunity of returning to part time education, while retaining their benefit. Skills to Compete is an initiative to support those who have lost their jobs because of COVID-19 and wish to re-enter the workforce. See here for details This innovative two-year part time BTEI…

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Barryscourt Road
Coolock, Dublin
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