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Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute

17 Cumberland Street, Dún Laoghaire, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, Republic of Ireland. Eircode: A96 EP44

Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute (DFEi) offer a wide range of full-time Further Education and Training and Evening courses including adult education and lifelong learning in Dun Laoghaire, South Co Dublin

Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute offer a wide range of Further Education and Training Courses such as full-time PLC, apprenticeship and BTEI. These courses offer excellent progression to third-level colleges in Ireland and the UK or direct employment opportunities. Full awards are both nationally and internationally recognised through the National Framework of Qualifications (www.nfq.ie)

Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute also delivers a comprehensive programme of evening classes that lead to awards such as a full QQI Awards in Childcare or a single QQI Module in Radio, Photography, and Payroll. DFEi also offers adult education and lifelong learning opportunities though art, beauty, computing, DIY and media courses. In addition hobby (personal interest) courses are also provided. Some examples of the courses on offer are: Languages (Italian and Spanish), Job-Seeking, Silk Painting, Stock Market Investment, Woodwork, Public Relations, First Aid, Creative Writing, Bicycle Maintenance, Dog Grooming, and Dressmaking. Visit www.dfei.ie for a full list of courses.

In 1975 A Community College was opened in Cumberland Street under the statutory authority of Dun Laoghaire Vocational Education Committee. The name of the college has changed a few times, but the high standards has always been maintained. In July 2013 Dun Laoghaire VEC merged with County Dublin VEC to form the Dublin and Dun Laoghaire Education and Training Board.

Classes run from September to December and from January to April on a Monday and Tuesday Night. As a non-profit organisation, Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute DFEi only charges the minimum fee necessary to cover costs.

DFEi is located at the Monkstown end of Dun Laoghaire. It is a five minute walk from both Dun Laoghaire and Salthill & Monkstown DART stations and is well served by bus routes 7, 7B, 45, 46A, 63, 59, 75 and 111. There is ample free parking on site for night classes.

For more information about courses at Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute, view our courses below in the Nightcourses.com Course Finder or contact DFEi by phone at (01) 2809676 or by emailing using info@dfei.ie

Basket Making and Willow Sculpture

    This course is not running for the Spring term of February 2024 Hands-on basket making and willow sculpture course. Learn to build and create beautiful willow sculptures, basket and garden features using traditional techniques with basket maker and artist Aoife Patterson Materials supplied.

Beauty - Ultimate Professional Make-up Artistry

This course is not running for the Spring term of February 2024 Learn the professional skills of day, evening, and bridal make-up artistry. Eyes and brows enhancement. Iconic looks and current trends are covered. This practical hands-on course will give you life-long skills or prepare you for work in the industry.

Beekeeping (Online)

All you need to know about getting started in beekeeping. Managing the bees, the life cycle of the colony, bee diseases, treatments, feeding, swarm control and harvesting honey as a crop. Course delivered by a third generation beekeeper.  

Bicycle Maintenance for Beginners

  This course is not running for the Spring Term in February 2024   Delivered to Cytech certificate standards by qualified mechanics from Hollingsworth Cycles. On completion students will be proficient in puncture repair, brake and gear maintenance, lubrication, cycling efficiency skills and safety etc.

Computers for Beginners (Stage 1)

A course for those without prior knowledge. This Computers for Beginners course covers the essentials of skills for the digital age. Using the World Wide Web for practical everyday operations whilst keeping your data secure. The course covers file management and word processing skills, looking after your printer, generally making the step of being Digitally…

Computers for Beginners (Stage 2)

This course is suitable for those who have completed Computers for Beginners (Stage 1). It is also ideal for those who have a good basic level of computer skills and wish to improve their knowledge and competency. The Course covers PowerPoint presentation hyperlinks and text formatting

Counselling Skills Introduction - (Online)

  This course is not running for the Spring term of February 2024 Considering further training or a career in counseling? Acquire the techniques and listening skills, with particular emphasis on personal development and self-awareness. These are of value in our daily lives, relationships, and the work place.

Creative Writing (Improvers)

  This course is not running for the Spring term of February 2024 This Creative Writing course is aimed at writers who are familiar with the basics techniques of character portrayal, narrative, tension building, and Show Don’t Tell. Emphasis will be on practicing and developing those skills while also encouraging self-editing expertise.

Creative Writing (Beginners)

  This Course is not running for the Spring Term of February 2024   Practise the craft of writing and learn how to create memorable characters, devise a gripping plot, write believable dialogue, adjust the pace and focus of your story. Classes in a relaxed, friendly environment with an experienced tutor.

Digital Marketing (eMarketing) QQI Level 5

  This course is not running for the Spring Term of February 2024 QQI Level 5 (5N1364) Don’t get left behind, expose your business to the benefits of modern social media. Explore digital marketing and take the opportunity to plan a digital campaign for your business. Places on this course are limited.  

Dog Grooming

Keep your dog in top condition. Reduce grooming fees by learning the essential skills of regular maintenance, handling techniques, and equipment use. A hands-on Dog Grooming course working with student’s dogs in weekly rotation from the second class onwards. 3/4 dogs worked on a nightly basis

Dressmaking/Soft Furnishings

This course is not running for the Spring Term of February 2024 The ideal course for those who wish to learn the skills of dressmaking and soft furnishing. Both areas are covered, subject to student choice. Following patterns, design, and developing skills to the finished article. Sewing machines are available.

English as a second Language (Elementary)

This course is not running for the Spring term of February 2024 English as a Second Language – Elementary 10 Weeks € 180 Suitable for students who have a basic knowledge of English and wish to, develop their grammar, pronunciation, comprehension, and vocabulary through participation in speaking, listening, reading, and writing exercises in a relaxed…

English as a Second Language (IELTS)

  This course is not running for the Spring term of February 2024 The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is designed to help you work, study, or migrate to a country where English is the native language.  It incorporates the four main skills: listening, reading, writing, and speaking.  The class is suitable for students from intermediate to advanced…

Folklore of Ireland

This course is not running for the Spring term of February 2024 This course offers an insight into the rich heritage that is unique to Ireland. It covers Irish mythology legends folktales and customs unique to Ireland. The course also covers folk medicine and includes a field trip (To be announced).

French (Stage 1)

  This course is not running for the Spring term of February 2024 This course is suitable for absolute beginners. It places special emphasis on developing elementary conversational French, pronunciation, reading, and writing skills.  

French (Stage 2)

This course is not running for the spring term of February 2024    This course is suitable for those who have completed a beginner’s course or equivalent. It will help to further develop their French to a level that will give them more confidence in speaking, vocabulary, grammar, and writing.  

Guitar for Beginners

Learning to play guitar the fast and easy way. Students will quickly develop a good understanding of chords and strumming patterns which, can be applied to a lot of lyrics across all music genres. Students will require a guitar and a plectrum for this Guitar for Beginners course.

Italian for Beginners (Stage 1)

    The main focus is on speaking and listening through interaction with the teacher and other students. Learn to talk about past events and things you like. Ask directions to find your way around and perhaps cook something truly deliciously Italian.

Italian for Improvers (Level 2)

The main focus in this Italian for Improvers is on specking and listening through interaction with the teacher and other students. Learn to talk about past events and things you like. Ask directions to find your way around and perhaps cook something truly deliciously Italian.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

  This course is not running for the Spring term of February 2024 MBSR teaches methods of responding rather than reacting to the challenges of life. Exercises include the body scan, gently yoga and sitting meditation. Topics covered include increasing mindful awareness of body, thoughts, and emotions.

Oil and Acrylic Painting

THIS COURSE IS NOT RUNNING FOR THE SPRING TERM 2024 Suitable for painters of all levels. Students will be guided through all stages of work to produce finished works of art. Work from still life, your photos or your imagination. Emphasis on creative rather than the technical. Materials will be recommended  

Photography - Introduction to Digital

Learn to master the basic functions of Digital Cameras. Photographic and compositional techniques will also be covered. Photoshop will be introduced to 3cover basic image adjustment, file management, preparing for printing Photographic Techniques, Photoshop, Printing, File management

Psychology - Introduction

This course is not running for the Spring term of February 2024   Want to understand yourself, others and the world we live in? Discover and experience, from a psychological viewpoint, some of the following topics: The Schools of Psychotherapy, Eating Disorders, Psychotherapy and Old Age, Children and Adolescents, Drama Therapy, Grief Therapy, Dreamwork, Addiction,…

Radio Podcasting Skills for Beginners

Radio Podcasting Skills for Beginners,  This course covers how to record effective interviews/chats/anecdotes using the Audacity podcast package. Freeware packages will also be used to ensure access when the course finishes. Classes will take place in a professional recording studio. Tue: 7.00-9.00 pm Starts: 6th Feb 2024 Code: MED 30

Silk Painting and Batik

This course is not running for the Spring term of February 2024   It’s easy and it’s fashionable. Learn the amazing techniques of Batik, also known as silk painting. Make your own 100% hand painted silk scarf or/and other decorative pieces. Most materials included, delivered by artist/fashion designer.

Spanish (Stage 1)

This course is not running for the Spring term of February 2024   This course covers pronunciation and oral practice through real-life conversations, such as exchanging personal information, and conversations in a shop, or a restaurant. Also reading and writing short letters, texts, etc. Coursebook required.

Spanish (Stage 2)

This course is not running for the Spring term of February 2024   For those who have completed Spanish (Stage 1) or similar. Topics covered: asking for directions, making a phone call, an appointment and plans with your friends. Course book: Curso de Espanol para Eztranjeros. ELE. Incial 1 and 2.

Springtime Gardening

  This course is not running for the Spring term of February 2024 Includes: understanding the soil, composting, essential tools, seed-sowing, transplanting, fruit growing, vegetables and herbs. Plan a herbaceous border and maximise summer colour in the garden. Course will include two garden visits.

Stock Market Investment

This course is not running for the Spring term of February 2024   Suitable for those who wish to fast track their understanding on how to become life long successful investment traders. Includes developing strategies, fundamental analysis, leading to filtering out successful stock.

Tai Chi

Suitable for beginners and improvers This course will teach and practice the basic techniques of Tai Chi helping students to relax the mind and body, develop the ability to experience energy flow through their body. Floor mat required.

Tax and Family Finance

  This course is not running for the Spring term of February 2024 Nervous about making a self assessment? Confused by all that Tax jargon? This course is delivered by tax advisors. It will save you time and money. Book early as places are limited

Water Colour Painting - for beginners

  This course is not running for the Spring term of February 2024 Learn the basics of water colour painting in a relaxed friendly atmosphere. Develop your creative self-expression through simple exercises and techniques. Delivered by Yara Lopes, a mature artist from Brazil. Content: watercolour painting from life and photos.

Woodwork for Beginners

This practical based course is designed for the absolute beginner and will deal with the use of tools and the making of basic wood joints. Each student will progress to complete a project to take home. Basic materials are provided.

Advanced Certificate in Animal Healthcare

Duration This is a Full-time One Year course which runs from September to May, 5 days a week. Overview This one year course is designed as a follow on from the QQI Level 5 Animal Healthcare course and is tailor-made to students who wish to progress in the animal area into a working life with…

Advanced Certificate in Architectural Technology and Design
Advanced Certificate in Architectural Technology and Design is a course run by Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute, Dublin. It is a Classroom Based course with a duration of 1 year Full time. Advanced Certificate in Architectural Technology and Design gives a Course Qualification of Level 6 Advanced Certificate, awarded by QQI. For more information about Advanced Certificate in Architectural Technology and Design at Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute, please review the details below.
Advanced Certificate in Computing and Networking (Software Development)

Duration This is a Full-time One Year course which runs from Sept. to May. Exact details of the timetable will be given out to students during the induction process prior to class commencement in September. Overview This advanced course is ideal for students who want to pursue a career in the technology sector.  Software is…

Advanced Certificate in Furniture Design and Making

Duration This is a Full time one year course, which runs from September to May, 5 days a week. Overview 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…

Advanced Certificate in Office Administration and Management

Duration This is a Full-time One Year course, which runs from September to May. Exact details of the timetable will be given out to students during the induction process prior to class commencement in September.   Overview This course is designed to allow students to gain the hard and soft skills necessary to manage an…

Advanced Certificate in Sound Engineering and Production - Level 6

Duration This is a Full-time One Year course which runs from Sept. to May, 5 days a week,  Exact details of the timetable will be given out to students during the induction process prior to class commencement in September.   Overview This new one-year Level 6 course gives students the opportunity to further develop and…

Advanced TV and Digital Film Production (Level 6 QQI Award)

Duration This is a Full-time one-year course, which runs from September to May. Exact details of the timetable will be given out to students during the induction process prior to class commencement in September. Overview This course is an excellent upskilling and portfolio course for students who wish to progress to either media or TV/film…

Animal Care / Animal Care Assistant

Duration This is a Full-time One Year course, which runs from September to May, 5 days a week.  Exact details of the timetable will be given out to students during the induction process prior to class commencement in September. Overview This course is designed to equip students with the knowledge and the skills to work…

Apprenticeship: Carpentry and Joinery (SOLAS Award Advanced Craft Certificate)
Apprenticeship: Carpentry and Joinery (SOLAS Award Advanced Craft Certificate) is a course run by Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute, Dublin. It is a Practical course with a duration of One year. Apprenticeship: Carpentry and Joinery (SOLAS Award Advanced Craft Certificate) gives a Course Qualification of Level 6 Advanced Certificate, awarded by QQI. For more information about Apprenticeship: Carpentry and Joinery (SOLAS Award Advanced Craft Certificate) at Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute, please review the details below.
Architectural Technology and Design

Duration This is a Full time one year course, which runs from September to May. Overview This course meets 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…

Business Studies with Law

Duration This is a Full-time One Year course, which runs from September to May. Exact details of the timetable will be given out to students during the induction process prior to class commencement in September. Overview This course provides a strong foundation for those students wishing to study Business and/or Accountancy, Legal, or combination degree…

Business Studies with Marketing

Duration This is a Full-time One Year course, which runs from September to May.  Exact details of the timetable will be given out to students during the induction process prior to class commencement in September.   Overview This course is intended for students who have an interest in the strategic and practical areas of business…

Community Health Services and Social Care

Duration This is a Full-time one-year course, which runs from September to May. Exact details of the timetable will be given out to students during the induction process prior to class commencement in September. Overview This course is suitable for both mature students and school leavers, who would like to work in the area of…

Construction Pre-Apprenticeship (Construction Technology)

Duration This is a Full time one year course, which runs from September to May. Overview This course is suitable for students who wish to progress to further and higher education courses in the construction industry, and also those who wish to prepare for an apprenticeship in a construction related trade such as Carpentry and…

Creative Digital Media Production Film Photography and Radio

Duration This is a Full time one-year course, which runs from September to May.  Exact details of the timetable will be given out to students during the induction process prior to class commencement in September. Overview This course is an excellent foundation course for media degrees in IADT (National Film School), DCU, TU Dublin and…

Digital Media Communications (Jouraliam)

Duration This is a Full-time one-year course, which runs from September to May. Exact details of the timetable will be given out to students during the induction process prior to class commencement in September. Overview This practical course gives students the skills, knowledge, and confidence to start their career in the exciting world of Journalism…

DJ Skills (Sound Production) Level 5 QQI Award

Duration This is a Full time one year course, which runs from September to May. Exact details of the timetable will be given out to students during the induction process prior to class commencement in September. Overview   Whether you’re an absolute beginner or looking to hone your skills, if you want to become a…

Engineering Technology with Electronics

Duration This is a Full-time One year course, which runs from September to May. Exact details of the timetable will be given out to students during the induction process prior to class commencement in September. Overview Engineering is transforming how we live, work and study. Engineering is a highly diversified and exciting profession with a…

Food Science and Nutrition: Pre-University Science

Duration This is a Full time one-year course, which runs from September to May. Exact details of the timetable will be given out to students during the induction process prior to class commencement in September. Overview This course is suitable for students who are interested in preparing for a career as a food scientist and/or…

Furniture Design and Making

Duration This is a Full time one year course, which runs from September to May. Overview 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. Within this…

Healthcare Assistant and Support

Duration This is a Full-time one-year Healthcare Assistant and Support course, which runs from September to May. Exact details of the timetable will be given out to students during the induction process prior to class commencement in September. Overview This course provides a recognised qualification for healthcare workers, currently in employment and those seeking to…

Laboratory Techniques: Pre-University Science

Duration This is a Full time one year course, which runs from September to May. Overview 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,…

Live Music Performance (Sound Production)

Duration This is a full-time one year course, which runs from September to May. Exact details of the timetable will be given out to students during the induction process prior to class commencement in September. Overview   This course is ideal for anyone seeking a career in the live music industry.  Avail of one-to-one music…

Musical Instrument Making and Repair

Duration This is a Full time one year course, which runs from September to May. Overview Students on 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…

Nursing Studies

Duration This is a Full-time one-year course, which runs from September to May.  Exact details of the timetable will be given out to students during the induction process prior to class commencement in September. Overview This course is designed to enhance students’ awareness and understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the professional nurse. It…

Office Administration for Business, Legal and Medical Practices

Duration This is a Full-time One Year course which runs from September to May.   Exact details of the timetable will be given out to students during the induction process before class commencement in September. Overview This course will equip students with an exemplary standard of administrative skills, encompassing business, legal, medical, and essential IT skills…

Pre - University: Arts ( Cultural and Heritage Studies)

Duration This is a Full-time One Year course which runs from September to May.   Exact details of the timetable will be given out to students during the induction process prior to class commencement in September. Overview This course provides students with solid background knowledge and skills for progression to third level and thrive in an…

Software Development

Duration This is a Full time one year course, which runs from September to May. Overview This Pre-University computer science course provides students with an entry point to a future career in the technology sector. With the increase in the use of technology in almost every industry, the education of IT professionals is becoming more…

Sound Engineering and Production (Sound Production)

Duration This is a Full time one year course, which runs from September to May. Exact details of the timetable will be given out to students during the induction process prior to class commencement in September.   Overview This course is for students who are interested in a career in music and sound engineering or…

TV and Digital Film Production

Duration This is a Full-time one-year course, which runs from September to May.  Exact details of the timetable will be given out to students during the induction process prior to class commencement in September. Overview This course is an excellent foundation for Film and Television degrees in; IADT (National Film School), DCU, TU Dublin,  and…

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Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute
17 Cumberland Street
Dún Laoghaire, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin
Republic of Ireland
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