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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 with 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…

Airline Studies

WHAT IS AIRLINE STUDIES? This one-year Airline Studies 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 Consultancy. The…

Animal Care

WHAT IS ANIMAL CARE? This one-year course is designed to give students an introduction to the world of 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…

Animation

WHAT IS ANIMATION? Students who wish to learn the fundamentals of creation for 2D and 3D animated productions, will enjoy the practical and creative elements of this Animation course.  Learners will gain skills around character design, animation and creative development through specialist software.  Focussing on both drawing and computer skills, students will understand what is…

Applied Psychology

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 wide variety of ‘people-focused’ careers…

Applied Social Studies

WHAT IS 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 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…

Architectural Technology and Design

This one-year course is designed to provide learners with the valuable skills needed to work in the architecture and design sectors or to progress to third level options.  Learners will gain a firm foundation in Computer Aided Design (CAD), which is used to create graphics and make calculations needed in the production of drawings, threedimensional…

Art Portfolio (FINE ART OR DESIGN/2D OPTIONS AVAILABLE)

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 or abroad. The emphasis will be placed on the preparation of a balanced portfolio as well as developing skills in the art, craft and design…

Beauty Therapy

WHAT IS 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…

Beauty Therapy QQI Level 6

QQI Level 6 in Beauty Therapy (6M3479) and ITEC diplomas. The Advanced Beauty Therapy course at Dunboyne College of Further Education offers highly specialised treatments such as Facial Electrical and Electrical Epilation. This beauty course is ideal for students who wish to advance their current beauty qualifications and further their career within the Beauty Industry.…

Business and Accounting

WHAT IS BUSINESS AND ACCOUNTING? Learners who under-take this one-year course in Business and Accounting, will gain an excellent foundation for progression to degree courses or to go directly in to the work place.  This practical course will enable students to gain skills in accounting, book-keeping, payroll, marketing, communications and information technology. COURSE CONTENT The…

Childcare and Special Needs Assistant

WHAT IS CHILDCARE? 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 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…

Computer Systems and Networks

WHAT IS COMPUTER SYSTEMS AND NETWORKS? ‘This one-year business course in information technology is 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…

Creative Digital Media

WHAT IS CREATIVE DIGITAL MEDIA? 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…

Criminology and Psychology

This one-year course aims to introduce students, who have an interest in criminal behaviour and criminal law, to the knowledge that will help them to fully explore and understand the way in which we think about and administer crimes in Ireland.  On completion of this course, students will gain valuable knowledge and skills which will…

Environmental Science

This one-year course introduces students to the core science modules physics, chemistry and biology along with mathematics and environmental studies.  The skills and knowledge gained, while studying these subjects, will be invaluable to those seeking to pursue a career in renewable energy, environmental consultancy, waste management, wildlife trusts, nature reserves and parks. It is an…

Forensic Science

This one-year course will introduce students to the basic principles of forensic science.  Students will participate in laboratory work, with a particular focus on how evidence is collected and analysed for use in legal cases.  Participants will gain a knowledge of the link between the sciences and how these are put to use in the…

Graphic Design

This one-year course will aim to offer participants an introduction to the world of graphic design which is one of the fastest growing areas in the industry. Graphic design is a way for communication as well as self-expression. It is about communicating visually in order to inform, educate, entertain or persuade. Project work allows students…

Hairdressing

WHAT IS HAIRDRESSING? This one-year course would 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. The…

Hairdressing (Senior Trade Level 6)

Senior Trade/Level 6 hairdressing course provides on-and off-the-job intensive training in the advanced skills required for working in the hairdressing industry. Successful participants will gain a Senior Trade qualification from the Department of Education and Skills as well as some QQI level 6 component awards. Hairdressing Senior Trade will allow you to work in a…

Healthcare Assistant

WHAT IS 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…

Healthcare Supervision

HEALTH SERVICES SUPERVISORY MANAGEMENT SKILLS 6M4978 This course will equip the learner with the necessary knowledge, skills and competence to undertake supervisory roles in the caring environment. Learners will acquire the knowledge, skills and competence to undertake supervisory management roles in the community and in a range of health services settings. Successful completion will offer…

Horsemanship

WHAT IS HORSEMANSHIP? 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 industry, or continue…

Journalism, Digital Media and Public Relations

WHAT IS JOURNALISM, DIGITAL MEDIA AND PUBLIC RELATIONS? This one-year course in Journalism and digital media teaches students the skills needed to be a modern journalist.  Students will learn how to work across various types of media, while still incorporating the main theoretical concepts of Journalism.  Learners will appreciate how digital technology and the use…

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 provide graduates with essential skills required by busy…

Media and Film Production

WHAT IS MEDIA PRODUCTION? This course offers learners the opportunity to develop knowledge and essential skills in the various fields of Media Production. The Media and Film Production Course is designed to prepare students for further study or a career in the Media Industry. It provides an introduction to skills required in Journalism, Film Making,…

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

WHAT IS 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. Nurses need 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…

Nutrition, Health and Well-being

WHAT IS NUTRITION, HEALTH AND WELL-BEING? This one-year course will aim to prepare participants for work with people in healthcare settings, hospitals, respite care facilities, social care, community development or residential setting where nutritional, general health or mental health support is required. The nutritional advisor/ healthcare worker needs social, communication and caring skills to work…

Office Accounts Administration and Information Processing

This one-year course in office administration offers students the opportunity to gain varied and invaluable skills which are required to work in the exciting area of business and office administration roles.  Students will learn competencies needed for working in various business environments, such as payroll, book-keeping, spreadsheets, restoring, retrieving and processing information, along with text…

Online Marketing/eBusiness

WHAT IS ONLINE MARKETING / eBUSINESS? This one-year Online Marketing course is an ideal entry level qualification for all aspects of the growing online marketing sector in Ireland. This online marketing programme allows students to appreciate the opportunities presented by the web and e-business to successfully market products and services. You might want to design…

Pharmacy Assistant

WHAT IS PHARMACY ASSISTANT? This 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.…

Physiotherapy studies

Students who undertake this one-year course in Physiotherapy studies will gain an understanding of the principles and practices of rehabilitation and an insight into how to assess and treat clients whose movement is restricted by illness, injury, disability or age.  Learners will gain the skills needed by the HSE to work in the healthcare sector,…

Pre University Sports and Food Science

WHAT IS SPORTS AND FOOD SCIENCE? This new one-year course will prepare students for the ever-expanding world of quality food production as well as linking the course to a sports industry that is quickly embracing the world of nutrition and dietetics. Food scientists and sports nutritionists play a role in all aspects of the food…

Pre-Paramedic Ambulance and Fire

WHAT IS PRE-PARAMEDIC FIRE AND AMBULANCE? An ideal course for anyone seeking a career in the emergency services, this one-year course will equip learners with all the vital skills needed to work in this fast-paced environment.  Not only will you learn about skills needed in the healthcare sector, you will also gain a good foundation…

Pre-Primary or Pre-Secondary Teaching

WHAT IS EDUCATION AND TRAINING? This one-year Pre-Secondary Teaching course, similar to our other arts programme, aims to prepare 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 post-primary teacher. While the course also prepares students…

Pre-University Arts / Culture and Heritage studies

What is pre-university arts? This one-year 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 or concentrate…

Pre-University Business

WHAT IS 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…

Pre-University Business Law

WHAT IS BUSINESS LAW? This one-year Pre-University Business Law course will aim to prepare participants for entrance into law and arts programmes in Irish universities and colleges. It also prepares students to work both in a legal environment in Ireland and abroad as well as in the legal departments of the business world. This law…

Pre-University Law

WHAT IS 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. This course will also help those who want to study legal and business courses in…

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, as well as preparing students to work in a European environment both in Ireland and abroad.  However, the Liberal arts option attributes more of a focus on…

Pre-University Science / Agricultural 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…

Professional Cookery

WHAT IS 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…

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…

Sports Injury Prevention and Massage Therapy

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 their education on the physiological principles related to sports massage and…

Sports Management and Coaching

This one-year course will aim to prepare participants for work with people in the sports, coaching, recreation or leisure industries. Sports management and coaching graduates will gain the social, communication and leadership skills to work with individuals and groups in the growing sports coaching and health and fitness areas. Many of the skills acquired will…

Tourism and Business

This one-year course is an ideal entry level qualification for all aspects of the growing tourism sector in Ireland. This tourism programme has been designed to enable students to gain a broad understanding of the operations of the tourism industry and to facilitate their integration into the workplace or into further education and training. It…

Youth and Community Work

This one-year Youth and Community Work course is designed for those who would like to pursue a career in the youth and community sector.  It is ideal for anyone who would enjoy working with young people in a range of community-based settings. The course content will focus on current challenges faced by young people, in…

Media and Film Production

WHAT IS MEDIA PRODUCTION? This course offers learners the opportunity to develop knowledge and essential skills in the various fields of Media Production. The Media and Film Production Course is designed to prepare students for further study or a career in the Media Industry. It provides an introduction to skills required in Journalism, Film Making,…

Nutrition, Health and Well-being

WHAT IS NUTRITION, HEALTH AND WELL-BEING? This one-year course will aim to prepare participants for work with people in healthcare settings, hospitals, respite care facilities, social care, community development or residential setting where nutritional, general health or mental health support is required. The nutritional advisor/ healthcare worker needs social, communication and caring skills to work…

Online Marketing/eBusiness

WHAT IS ONLINE MARKETING / eBUSINESS? This one-year Online Marketing course is an ideal entry level qualification for all aspects of the growing online marketing sector in Ireland. This online marketing programme allows students to appreciate the opportunities presented by the web and e-business to successfully market products and services. You might want to design…

Pre-Primary or Pre-Secondary Teaching

WHAT IS EDUCATION AND TRAINING? This one-year Pre-Secondary Teaching course, similar to our other arts programme, aims to prepare 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 post-primary teacher. While the course also prepares students…

Pre-University Business Law

WHAT IS BUSINESS LAW? This one-year Pre-University Business Law course will aim to prepare participants for entrance into law and arts programmes in Irish universities and colleges. It also prepares students to work both in a legal environment in Ireland and abroad as well as in the legal departments of the business world. This law…

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