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Dunboyne College of Further Education

Dunboyne Business Park, Dunboyne, Dunboyne, Meath, Ireland

Dunboyne College of Further Education is based in Dunboyne, Co. Meath. We provide a range of accredited adult courses and evening classes in Dunboyne.

Whether you want to be a nurse, teacher, scientist, sports coach, web designer, accountant, sound engineer, artist or more and looking for local courses in Dunboyne, we have a course that will start you on your way. We offer practical training, giving you useful, adaptable skills.

Dunboyne College of Further Education has built an excellent reputation over the past decade by providing education and training programmes of the highest quality. Our college staff are a highly motivated and dedicated team, and we have worked to ensure that course developments match student requirements and industry trends through continuous innovation.

Our location just outside Dublin, in Dunboyne co. Meath, along accessible bus and train routes makes us a great choice for anyone looking to further their education and their skills.

Why Study at Dunboyne College of Further Education?

We are a rapidly expanding college ideally located to serve the Meath, Dublin and Kildare and wider areas in close proximity to two national universities and an institute of technology.

Dunboyne College of Further Education has close links with all three institutions and many of our students progress to certificate and degree courses on their third level programmes. We continue to develop close links with many other Irish colleges and universities.

Excellent results achieved by learners.

Over 90% of those who achieve a full award with us get offers and progress to third level.
Our courses are constantly being revised to ensure that they meet the needs of students in terms of personal development and job opportunities.
We have a dedicated staff who are highly qualified in their fields, concerned for learner welfare and interested in seeing students progress. Courses are designed to enhance your career prospects, with strong links to local business/industry/commerce.

Progression opportunities to a wide variety of third level courses at institutions across the country through the Higher Education Links Scheme. We have links with partner colleges in the UK which give learners opportunities to complete their degree in nursing, law, sports science and many other areas if a place cannot be accessed in Ireland.

Most of all our Quality Assured courses at Dunboyne College of Further Education lead to nationally and internationally recognised certification.

 

Advanced Certificate in Art

QQI accredited Certificate in Art This Certificate in Art is aimed at students who want to take their skills in the area of practical art skills to a new level and work in various areas of art attend this second year course to top up their original QQI Level 5 qualification. This is a one-year…

Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Care & Education

This Level 6 course will be an advanced course to suit participants with previous childcare training who wish to develop a career in childcare at the supervisory management level. The modules on the programme will include Child Development, Early Childhood Curriculum, Childhood Social, Legal and Health Studies, Work Experience, Communications, Supervision in Childcare, and Special…

Advanced Certificate in Multimedia & Web Development

Students on this one-year course will learn the skills and expertise necessary to develop interactive websites complying with the latest standards. Students will also develop skills in the integration of graphics, sound and animation. It will enable participants to pursue areas like: audio-visual, entertainment & game, website design and management, digital imagery, advertising & marketing,…

Advanced Certificate in Sports & Recreation

This course will be an ideal progression for students who have completed a Level 5 in Sports and Recreation. This Level 6 course will provide successful graduates the opportunity to seek employment in the sport and leisure industry, personal training and sports development offices. Graduates can work within sports clubs, leisure centres, gyms, alternative therapy…

Animal Care

This one-year course is designed to give students an introduction to the world of veterinary nursing, animal care and grooming. This course is designed to provide a combination of practical and theoretical tuition in all aspects of the animal care industry. It provides a hands-on, skills-based course which equips students with a fundamental knowledge of…

Applied Psychology

Community and health services 5M4468 What is Applied Psychology? This one-year course is designed for those who have an interest in psychology and aims to give participants an introduction to the core theories and methodologies of psychology and prepare them for further study at third level. In addition, this course lays the foundation for a…

Applied Social Studies

This one-year course will aim to prepare participants for work with people in a social care, community development or residential setting. The care worker needs the social, communication and caring skills to work with individuals and groups. Many of the skills acquired will be transferable for use with adolescents, families and the elderly in a…

Art Portfolio

What is an art portfolio course? This is a portfolio preparation and general art course for students who wish to gain entry to a third level art college in Ireland, the UK or abroad. The emphasis will be placed on the preparation of a balanced portfolio as well as developing skills in the art, craft…

Beauty Therapy

This one-year course will prepare students for the ever expanding world of beauty therapy and spa treatments. This is the ideal starting point for a successful and fulfilling career in beauty therapy. Students develop the required skills to work in a professional beauty salon and also perfect the customer communication essential to its success. Beauty…

Beauty Therapy QQI Level 6

Body and Beauty Science 30 credits Work Experience 15 credits Communications 15 credits Electrical Epilation 15 credits Nail Technology 15 Indian Head 15 credits Depilation, tanning and lightning treatments 15 credits

Childcare and Special Needs Assistant

This one-year course will aim to prepare participants for work with young children in the rapidly expanding world of childcare and crèche supervision/management. The childcare worker needs the social, communication and caring skills to work with individuals and groups. Childcare will lay a foundation for these skills and provide the work experience to put learning…

Computer Systems and Networks

This one-year business course is information technology for students who are interested in pursuing a career in the computer industry or the modern technology office. It aims to prepare students for careers that require specialist knowledge in programming, networking implementation, and web technology. This course also provides an excellent foundation for those wishing to pursue…

Creative Media

Multimedia Production – 5M2146 This one-year course will aim to offer participants an introduction to the world of creative digital media, which is one of the fastest growing areas in the software industry as well as information technology which has been a growth area in Ireland for quite some time. From computer games to computer…

Equine Business and Horsemanship

Equine Business  5M2768 or Horsemanship  5M3371 This new one-year course will prepare students for the ever expanding Irish equine industry and provide students with the knowledge and skills relating to the horse industry. The education & training on this course works to enable the student who love horses to pursue a career in the horse…

Food Science

This new one-year course will prepare students for the ever expanding world of quality food production. Food scientists play a role in all aspects of the food chain, from production at farm level to the retailer, to the consumer. This course will develop the students’ knowledge of food production, development, preparation, safe handling and marketing.…

Hairdressing

This new one-year Hairdressing course would both prepare students for the ever expanding world of hairdressing and haircare. This is the ideal starting point for a successful and fulfilling career in the hairdressing industry. Students develop the required skills to work in a professional salon and also perfect the customer communication essential to its success.…

Hairdressing (Senior Trade Level 6)

Modules: Hairdressing Science Principles Of Colour &Perming Business Management (Level 6) Image Processing Work Experience (Level 6) Fashion Cutting And Styling Advanced Colour Selection & Consultations Advanced Permanent Waving Barbering Techniques Maintenance Of Tools Creative Styling

Health Service Skills

This one-year course will aim to prepare participants for work with people in a hospital, respite care, social care, community development or residential setting. The healthcare worker needs the social, communication and caring skills to work with individuals and groups. Healthcare Skills will lay a foundation for these skills and provide the work experience to…

Healthcare Supervision

If you are interested in working with people in a health services setting or have already completed a Level 5 in the health services field and want to improve your chances of promotion to a more senior supervisory management role in this area, this is the ideal course. This QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate at…

Human Resource Management

COURSE DESCRIPTION This Human Resource Management course is designed for those students who wish to develop their knowledge of Human Resource theories and applications. It will lead to employment opportunities in recruitment and personnel departments in a wide variety of companies throughout the city. This certificate can be used to progress to higher level studies…

Legal and Medical Secretary / Office Administration

This one year business course is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career in administration and reception. Opportunities arise in a wide variety of different office environments including legal, medical, and civil service, commercial and educational. Modules such as text production, reception, information and administration etc. provide graduates with essential skills required…

Media and Film Production

What is MediaProduction?

Multimedia and Computers

This one-year course will aim to offer participants an introduction to the world of multimedia/digital media which is one of the fastest growing areas in the software industry as well as information technology which has been a growth area in Ireland for quite some time. From computer games to computer generated movies and from educational…

Music Performance

This course is aimed at developing a musician’s ability in the areas of performance and musical awareness and to further enhance skills through music technology and computer applications. It provides students with hands-on experience and training in the various aspects of the music industry. Live performances and studio recordings are an integral part of the…

Nursing Studies

This one-year course will aim to prepare participants for work with people in a hospital, respite care, social care, community development or residential setting. The nurse needs the social, communication and caring skills to work with individuals and groups. Nursing Studies will lay a foundation for these skills and provide the work experience to put learning into…

Nutrition, Health and Well-being

This one-year course will aim to prepare participants for work with peopleinhealthcaresettings,hospitals,respitecarefacilities,socialcare, communitydevelopmentorresidentialsettingwherenutritional,general health or mental health support is required. The nutritional advisor/ healthcare worker needs the social, communication and caring skills to workwithindividualsandgroups.Nutrition,healthandwell-beingwill layafoundationfortheseskillsandprovidetheworkexperiencetoput learning into practice. This programme is ideal for both school leavers andexperiencedmaturepersonsseekingaformaleducation.Theaimof the course is to provide the skills necessary…

Online Marketing/eBusiness

Thisone-yearcourseisanidealentrylevel qualificationforallaspectsof the growing online marketing sector in Ireland. This online marketing programmeallowsstudentstoappreciatetheopportunitiespresentedby theweb andeBusinesstosuccessfullymarketproductsandservices.You might want to design a new website, manage a company’s content for socialmedia,orcreateanadvertorcampaign.Youwilldevelopabroad rangeofpracticalweb andsocialmediatechnologyskillsandadetailed understanding of digitalmarketing.

Pharmacy Assistant

This new one-year course will equip learners with the relevant knowledge and experience to work as a pharmacy counter assistant or pursue a pharmacy technician qualification in the future. From dispensing over-the-counter medications, helping clients choose medical aids and appliances to demonstrating and selling products, this course covers the most relevant skills. This course will…

Pre-Primary or Pre-Secondary Teaching

Thisone-yearcourse,similartoourotherartsprogramme,aimstoprepare participants for entrance into Arts programmes in Irish universities and colleges but also lay foundations for those who want to pursue a career as either a primary or secondary teacher.While the course alsoprepares studentsforentrytoemploymentinarangeofsettings,itismainlyaimed atthosewhowanttopursuecareersintheeducationandtrainingarena. Byprogressingtoanartsdegreeoreducationandtrainingqualification, and then on to a post graduate qualification, students can access the many opportunities in the world of…

Pre-University Arts / Culture and Heritage studies

What is pre-university arts? This one-year Pre-University Arts course will aim to prepare participants for entrance into Arts programmes in Irish universities and colleges as well as preparing students to work in a European environment both in Ireland and abroad.  Students will be able to take this cultural option through archaeology, folklore and history modules…

Pre-University Business

This one-year course is an ideal entry level qualification for all aspects of the business world. There is a large demand for people with business skills in the world of work. This course also gives students an opportunity to study the area of sales and marketing and progress directly to employment or third level. Marketing…

Pre-University Business Law

What is Business Law?

Pre-University Law

This one-year course will aim to prepare participants for entrance into Law and Arts programmes in Irish Universities and colleges as well as preparing students to work in a legal environment both in Ireland and abroad. Students will take a business law option as part of this programme. This course will help those who want…

Pre-University Liberal Arts

What is pre-university liberal arts? This one year course, similar to our other arts programme, aims to prepare participants for entrance into Arts programmes in Irish universities and colleges.   However, the Liberal arts option attributes more of a focus on The Arts, English Literature and European languages.  It will aim to prepare participants for entrance…

Pre-University Science

This one-year course is designed to give students an introduction to the world of science and covers a variety of areas related to laboratory or physical science. The mathematics element allows students to bring their mathematics levels up to the competence relevant to their intended third level course. Students will also have the option to…

Pre-University Sports and Food Science

This new one-year course will prepare students for the ever-expanding worldofqualityfoodproductionaswellaslinkingthecoursetoasports industry that is quickly embracing the world of nutrition and dietetics. Food scientists and sports nutritionists play a role in all aspects of the foodchain,fromproductionatfarm level totheretailer,totheconsumer. Thiscoursewilldevelopthestudents’knowledgeofnutrition,dietetics, aswellasfoodproduction,development,preparation,safehandlingand marketing.Bychangingtheircombinationofmodules,studentscanavail of the science award with some coaching modules and sports anatomy and then continue…

Professional Cookery

This course will present learners with the opportunity to develop practical culinary skills and an understanding of the science of food and food hygiene. Students will also develop knowledge of changing kitchen technologies and the business aspects of cooking operations. In completing this course students will also gain an understanding of the theory and practice…

Sound Production

This one-year course is designed to give students an introduction to the world of sound engineering, the media and the music industry. This course is designed to provide a combination of practical and theoretical tuition in all aspects of digital sound engineering and event production. Students will work in a fully equipped digital studio and…

Special Needs Awareness and Assisting (Inclusive Education Practice) Level 6

QQI – Level 6 Inclusive Education & Training This course is aimed at Childcare Staff who wish to gain an accredited qualification in childcare or those aiming to progress Special Needs Assisting. This full time course is designed for students who wish to pursue a career, social or community services. Employment opportunities for graduates of…

Sports Injury Prevention and Massage Therapy

Community and Health 5M4468 or Sports Management and Coaching 5M5146 What is Sports Injury Prevention and Massage Therapy? This one year course will equip students with the knowledge and skills required for working within the area of sports injury prevention and sports massage therapy in the sports, coaching, recreation and leisure industries. Students will expand…

Sports Recreation and Coaching/Sports Science

Applied Science Laboratory Techniques – 5M3807 This one-year course will aim to prepare participants for work with people in the sports, coaching, recreation or leisure industries. The sports management and coaching graduate will gain the social, communication and leadership skills to work with individuals and groups in the growing sports coaching and health and fitness…

Travel and Tourism (Airline Studies)

Another Code – 5M2102 This one-year course is designed to prepare students for all aspects of the growing tourism sector in Ireland. This course provides students with the necessary skills to take up employment in the tourism industry or in the travel area as members of Airline Cabin Crew and Travel Consultant. The course also…

Media and Film Production

What is MediaProduction?

Nutrition, Health and Well-being

This one-year course will aim to prepare participants for work with peopleinhealthcaresettings,hospitals,respitecarefacilities,socialcare, communitydevelopmentorresidentialsettingwherenutritional,general health or mental health support is required. The nutritional advisor/ healthcare worker needs the social, communication and caring skills to workwithindividualsandgroups.Nutrition,healthandwell-beingwill layafoundationfortheseskillsandprovidetheworkexperiencetoput learning into practice. This programme is ideal for both school leavers andexperiencedmaturepersonsseekingaformaleducation.Theaimof the course is to provide the skills necessary…

Online Marketing/eBusiness

Thisone-yearcourseisanidealentrylevel qualificationforallaspectsof the growing online marketing sector in Ireland. This online marketing programmeallowsstudentstoappreciatetheopportunitiespresentedby theweb andeBusinesstosuccessfullymarketproductsandservices.You might want to design a new website, manage a company’s content for socialmedia,orcreateanadvertorcampaign.Youwilldevelopabroad rangeofpracticalweb andsocialmediatechnologyskillsandadetailed understanding of digitalmarketing.

Pre-Primary or Pre-Secondary Teaching

Thisone-yearcourse,similartoourotherartsprogramme,aimstoprepare participants for entrance into Arts programmes in Irish universities and colleges but also lay foundations for those who want to pursue a career as either a primary or secondary teacher.While the course alsoprepares studentsforentrytoemploymentinarangeofsettings,itismainlyaimed atthosewhowanttopursuecareersintheeducationandtrainingarena. Byprogressingtoanartsdegreeoreducationandtrainingqualification, and then on to a post graduate qualification, students can access the many opportunities in the world of…

Pre-University Business Law

What is Business Law?

Pre-University Sports and Food Science

This new one-year course will prepare students for the ever-expanding worldofqualityfoodproductionaswellaslinkingthecoursetoasports industry that is quickly embracing the world of nutrition and dietetics. Food scientists and sports nutritionists play a role in all aspects of the foodchain,fromproductionatfarm level totheretailer,totheconsumer. Thiscoursewilldevelopthestudents’knowledgeofnutrition,dietetics, aswellasfoodproduction,development,preparation,safehandlingand marketing.Bychangingtheircombinationofmodules,studentscanavail of the science award with some coaching modules and sports anatomy and then continue…

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