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2014/2015
KROCK FURTHER
MISSION STATEMENT
Principal
Deirdre Hanamy
The College is dedicated to the development of the full potential of learners, intellectually,
Deputy Principals
Breda Lillis, Lucy Tierney
emotionally and vocationally, while also enhancing their independence, constructive
The College
places learners and their wellbeing at the BLACKROCK
centre of FURTHER
all College
activities
and is
EDUCATION
INSTITUTE
EDUCATION
INSTITUTE
INSTITIÚIDto
BHREISOIDEACHAIS
IÚID BHREISOIDEACHAIS NA
CARRAIGE DUIBHE
committed
to on-going improvement in the services offered
learners. NA CARRAIGE DUIBHE
THE AIMS OF THE COLLEGE
I To be an accessible and responsive College of Further Education of the highest quality
BLACKROCK FURTHER
EDUCATION INSTITUTE
INSTITIÚID BHREISOIDEACHAIS
NA CARRAIGE DUIBHE
BFEI is a constituent College of the Dublin and
Dún Laoghaire Education & Training Board
(DDLETB).
Established in July 2013, DDLETB brings
together all providers previously under the
auspices of Dún Laoghaire VEC and County
Dublin VEC.
I To be a centre of excellence in teaching and care for each learner
DDLETB CEO
Paddy Lavelle
I To offer opportunities for learners to achieve qualifications commensurate with their
level of ability, aptitude and motivation and thus enable them to realise their aspirations
and enhance their lives and careers
I To develop links with other institutions in order to facilitate further progression pathways
to higher level qualifications
I To meet the needs of industry, business, the professions and the wider community
I To develop and further a strong European and International dimension in the outlook
BLACKROCK FURTHER EDUCATION INSTITUTE
of all learners
IÚID BHREISOIDEACHAIS NA CARRAIGE DUIBHE
KROCK FURTHER
Board of Management
See www.bfei.ie for membership
criticism, co-operation and care for others, in a supportive College environment.
EDUCATION INSTITUTE
INSTITIÚID BHREISOIDEACHAIS NA CARRAIGE DUIBHE
LEARNERS’ CHARTER
The College aims to promote self-respect and a positive self-image in learners. It seeks to
acknowledge and support the rights, capacities and worth of all individuals and to
encourage self-discipline and a sense of responsibility in learners.
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BLACKROCK FURTHER
EDUCATION INSTITUTE
INSTITIÚID BHREISOIDEACHAIS
NA CARRAIGE DUIBHE
The learner has the following expectations:
I To become an active partner with the College in his/her own educational and career
development
Wednesday 7 May 2014
2pm to 6pm
I To feel cared for and respected by all members of the College community
Wednesday 27 August 2014
10am to 2pm
I To express himself/herself, to share ideas and ask questions
Wednesday 14 January 2015 10am to 4pm
I To be respected and be treated fairly and equally by others
Wednesday 6 May 2015
I To be free from ridicule, sarcasm and remarks likely to undermine his/her dignity
I To be free from intimidation and bullying, from whatever source
I To have a rational settlement of problems and to have an opportunity to make, and
have heard, his/her own side of a story in a dispute
2pm to 6pm
Contents
Principal’s Welcome
2
COURSES
BUSINESS
A Word from the Students Union President
3
Mornings Option
New Blackrock Further
Education Institute Campus
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Fees and Funding Information
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Getting Started
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Professional Qualifications and Progression
to Higher Education
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New
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Landscape Design
Interior Architecture and Design
Graphic Design
Jewellery Design
Set Design
Arts with Business Management
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DESIGN
Mornings Option
College Culture and Character
Accounting Technician Certificate
Auctioneering, Estate Agency and Valuation
Business Studies or Business Studies (Marketing)
Digital and Social Media Marketing
Retail Management and Marketing
New
Mornings Option
New
New
COMMUNITY, EMERGENCY AND HEALTH CARE
Mornings Option
New
PROSPECTUS AND CAREER GUIDE
The information herein is up-to-date at the time of
publication.
Applicants are advised that any offer of a place is
conditional on the College receiving approval and
funding, which is subject to review at all times, from
the Department of Education and Skills. Course
content is also reviewed on an ongoing basis and this
coupled with changes in resourcing and changes in
Awards, may result in course modification.
Where changes occur after the publication of this
prospectus, these changes will be reflected on the
College website (www.bfei.ie). In the event of
conflicting information, please contact the College
Admissions office at office.bfei.ie.
© 2014
Blackrock Further Education Institute
Applied Psychology
Fire and Ambulance Service
Community and Emergency Services Management
Retail Pharmacy and Retail Sales Assistant
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BEAUTY THERAPY, MAKE-UP AND HEALTH AND WELLBEING THERAPIES
Beauty and Body Therapy
25
Health and Wellbeing Therapies
26
SPA, Health and Wellbeing Therapies including Remedial & Sports Massage 27
Nail Technician and Salon Administrator
28
Theatrical and Media Make-Up Artistry
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COMPUTING AND CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIES
Computer Science
Games Design and Development
Computer Technician with Cloud Technologies
Mornings Option CISCO Certified Network Associate
Certificate and Diploma in Creative Multimedia with App Development
Mornings Option Graduate Diploma in Creative Multimedia
Mornings Option Advanced Computer Skills for the Cloud
New
EVENING COURSES
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Principal’s Welcome
As I write this, I am delighted to confirm that in June 2014 the College will move to a new state of the art
premises in Blackrock. Students who commence their study in September 2014 will benefit from learning
in one of the finest Further Education Institutes in Ireland. It will be a vibrant, modern building offering
state of the art facilities including computer laboratories, design studios, beauty therapy rooms, make-up
salons, and an ICT learning centre. A modern student cafeteria and a dedicated social area will greatly
enhance students’ college experience. Significant State investment in the new campus is attributable to
the rapid growth of the College in delivering excellent qualifications and comes at a very exciting time for
the College as it enters its next phase of development.
These new facilities will benefit school leavers, and adults returning to education in the locality and from
the greater Dublin area. Blackrock is an easily accessible location served by the DART line and key bus
routes. However, the most important aspect for those who choose to study in BFEI are the qualifications
and skills they will acquire to embark on rewarding careers or to progress to further studies. BFEI provides
a wide broad range of quality assured courses which are reviewed and updated annually to ensure their
relevance to industry and learners’ needs. New courses planned for September 2014 include Level 5
courses in Auctioneering, Estate Agency & Valuation, Games Design & Development, Graphic Design, and
Set Design. An element of Cloud Computing Technologies has been incorporated into the Computer
Technician course (previously called PC Maintenance & Technical Support course) bringing this course in
line with the latest industry standards. All courses are aimed at up-skilling and re-skilling students with
qualifications in line with identified demands, and all qualifications facilitate progression to further and
higher education.
The College ethos is to provide a supportive environment where students are encouraged to take personal
responsibility for their own learning, application to study and educational achievements and to develop to
their full potential. A range of teaching and learning methods are used to ensure students achieve the
knowledge, skills and competences associated with their chosen programme of study. Modern technology,
in particular, the elearning platform, Moodle, is used to support the learning experience. Check out what
our current and former students have to say about our courses and their experience in our College in the
student profiles included throughout this prospectus. Please take time to read this brochure or browse
our website (www.bfei.ie) to gain a greater understanding of the courses and qualifications on offer.
Tá súil agam go bhfaighidh tú cúrsa a oirfidh duit sa Choláiste agus go mbeidh rath ar an oideachas a
gheobhaidh tú linn. Mar fhocal scoir, tá mé ag súil le fáilte a chur roimh mhic léinn nua agus rompu siúd a
bheidh ag filleadh go dtí ár n-ionad úr sa Charraig Dhubh.
I hope you find a course in our College to meet your needs and one that will provide you with a rewarding
educational experience. Finally, I look forward to welcoming all incoming and returning students to the
new College premises in Blackrock.
Deirdre Hanamy
Principal
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A Word from the Students Union President
The Students Union actively works to represent the voice of learners and to develop social
and sporting activities in the College. Participation is actively encouraged by the College as
these activities provide opportunities for personal development, teamwork and leadership.
Activities organised in any year reflect the interests of students in the College. This year
planned activities and events include a fresher’s night out, a fancy dress club night,
paintballing, pool competitions, soccer tournaments, a winter woolies collection for a
homeless charity and an end of year black tie student ball. A film and drama society was
also established. Events are held to raise awareness and money for various causes
throughout the year and these are a positive experience for all involved. So, there’s a wide
range of events on offer, and students are kept informed through an active Facebook page,
College noticeboards and class representatives who are voted onto the Students Union by
each class.
On a personal level, I feel by taking part in college social activities and by standing as
Student Union President, I have grown both personally and academically. The friends I have
made through social activities have been a great support throughout my time in College,
and I have enjoyed the added responsibility which came with my role as President. As an
adult learner returning to education, I feel these events have helped me to integrate into
college life smoothly. If you choose BFEI as your college of choice, I would encourage you to
take an active role both in the academic and the social aspects of college life, for it is only
when we have a healthy mix of work and play can we truly flourish and develop.
Students in the college who are continuing their studies in September 2014 are looking
forward to the new campus in Blackrock. As well as modern classrooms, the campus has a
modern cafeteria, a dedicated student social area in the atrium, and a large learning centre
incorporating studyspace, and access to IT facilities outside of class time. These new
facilities will greatly benefit those coming to the college and having all departments on the
campus will also help social activities!
As you consider different options for September 2014, I hope that you will consider BFEI as
your College of choice for your journey through learning in this academic year.
A wise man once said……..
“Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world”- Nelson Mandela
By working together academically and socially, I feel BFEI can make a small change in our
big world.
Stephen Moroney
Student Union President
2013/2014
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New Blackrock Further Education Campus... What BFEI Can Offer You
After many years of planning, Senior College Dún Laoghaire will re-locate
to a bright modern campus in the heart of Blackrock village, and will
re-brand as BFEI from June 2014. In September 2014, BFEI will open its
doors to over 1,000 full and part-time students, and finally bring together,
on one campus, students and staff from all Departments.
BFEI will continue the long established reputation of Senior College in terms
of the provision of innovative quality assured programmes that meet
industry requirements and the move to the new campus will mean that
BFEIs experienced staff will have access to the latest technologies to further
enhance delivery of courses and services.
The opening of BFEI will be a historic event and will bring to fruition many
years of planning and a return to the provision of Further Education in
Blackrock. The new College campus incorporates three protected
structures part of which dates as far back as the 1860s – the Town Hall,
Carnegie Library and the Blackrock Municipal Technical School (old VEC
building). Award winning architects McCulough Mulvin, who are renowned
for their work in both the refurbishment of old buildings and the design of
new buildings, have worked on this project since its inception. The design
includes a new L-shaped building which complements the existing
structures. The new build includes a glazed atrium which extends the full
height of the building and a small open courtyard garden. These spaces
have been designed to create light canons which have been used
effectively to create social areas for students. The internal spaces of the
protected structures have been sympathetically refurbished by Collen
Construction Ltd who were awarded the contract to build the new campus.
The new building will bring a welcome and significant upgrading of
facilities, and contribute to a more enjoyable experience for students.
ACCESSIBLE LOCATION
Located approximately 8 kilometres south of Dublin City, the new College is
easily accessible by public transport. Blackrock DART station is just a two
minute walk away. It is also very well served by bus routes with a number of
services stopping within convenient walking distance including Nos 4, 7, 8,
17, 84, 84a and 114.
MODERN FACILITIES
Learners will have the opportunity to study in one of the finest FE Colleges
in Ireland as the new campus is equipped with the newest technologies
and state of the art facilities including:
I Modern Lecture Rooms
I Beauty, Health & Wellbeing Therapy Suites
I Design Studios
I Computer Laboratories
I ICT Learning Centre
I Modern Student Cafeteria
I Dedicated Student Social area in the Atrium
I Wheelchair access
I Meeting Rooms
Campus-wide Wifi and high performing servers and networks will ensure
that students benefit from access to cutting edge technologies in an era
when the use of technology permeates across all courses.
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A CHOICE OF COURSES AND FLEXIBLE TIMETABES
A variety of courses are offered in Business, Community, Emergency and
Health Care, Design, Computing & Creative Technologies, Beauty Therapy,
Make-Up Artistry and Health & Wellbeing Therapies. Some courses are
timetabled for mornings only to suit those with other commitments.
FLEXIBLE ENTRY AND PROGRESSION LINKS
Flexible entry is provided to school leavers who want to gain professional
qualifications or alternative pathways to degree courses, outside the CAO
points system. Second chance opportunities are offered to those without
the Leaving Certificate and those looking for a new career and a fresh start.
STAFFING
Staff are chosen for their qualifications, experience, enthusiasm and
commitment to continuous professional development.
I Department Heads have overall responsibility for the running of their
department and are available for advice and guidance.
I Course Coordinators are assigned to each class group and focus special
attention on learners overall progress.
I Subject Tutors are responsible for subject issues, advise on learning styles
and assessment techniques.
TEACHING AND LEARNING
Delivery is in small teaching groups thus facilitating more contact between
learners and subject tutors. Continuous assessment is an integral element
of most courses. A broad range of methodologies are used including
instructor-led tuition, practical classes, field trips and tutorials. The
elearning platform, Moodle, is used to provide learners with an on-line
learning resource.
CAREER ADVICE
The College has strong links with industry and places special emphasis on
preparing graduates for employment. Career focused events designed to
expose learners to the different types of career options are organised in
each Department. Job vacancies are posted on career noticeboards and
the College website. College Guidance Counsellors provide assistance with
CV writing, job search techniques, and interview skills.
GUIDANCE AND SUPPORT
A free and confidential Guidance, Counselling and Career Service is
provided which includes:
I Advice and supports for those making the transition back to education.
I Personal Counselling: Learners are supported with any personal
difficulties they may encounter during their time in College, and are
offered referral to specialised counselling services as relevant.
I Study Skills Workshops including Learning Styles, Time Management,
Research Skills and Report Writing.
I Guidance on further study options including CAO and UCAS applications
I Support for students with disabilities and specific learning difficulties –
see below.
SUPPORTS FOR LEARNERS WITH DISABILITIES, HEALTH CONDITIONS AND
SPECIFIC LEARNING DIFFICULTIES
Applications are welcomed from learners with disabilities, and/or specific
learning difficulties. It is College policy to endeavour to provide appropriate
supports for learners within the limits of available resources. Learners may
be entitled to supports under the Higher Education Authority (HEA) Fund
for Students with Disabilities. Services and supports available to individual
learners will depend on the grant allocated by the HEA. Examples include
the purchase of assistive technology, provision of a personal assistant, and
additional learning support either one to one or small groups. This fund
applies to learners who have sensory, physical and/or communicative
disabilities. Learners with specific learning difficulties, such as dyslexia, will
need to provide an assessment by an educational psychologist to apply for
this fund.
DLR PUBLIC LIBRARY SERVICE: BLACKROCK BRANCH
The College is delighted that an expanded new library for
Blackrock has been built as part of the educational complex
housing BFEI. The original Carnegie Library, located within the new
educational complex, is fully updated and modernised, and the
space has been extended with the addition of a mezzanine floor.
Improvements to the library include:
I A bright, fresh, airy and more spacious interior
I Enhanced public internet and self-service facilities
I Culture Room available to a wider variety of community groups
I New comfortable seating areas throughout the library
I Revamped junior library to cater for all ages
I An accessible public toilet
I More energy efficient building
I Lovely additions to the collection of books, CDs and DVDs
The new Library and College will bring life back into this part of
Blackrock, revitalising three significant protected structures
dating from 1860 and 1905 - the Town Hall, Carnegie Library and
the VEC building. The staff at Blackrock Library look forward to
welcoming the public back to a much improved local library where
membership is free. Check out their full range of services at
http://www.dlrcoco.ie/library.
An information sheet and a Supplementary Application Form for Students
with Disabilities, Health Conditions and/or Specific Learning Difficulties is
available from the College Admissions Office: email [email protected] or phone
(01) 280 0385. Completed forms should be returned to the Disability
Advisor. Early application is advisable.
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Fees and Funding Information
Getting Started
Every effort is made by the College to keep fees charged to a minimum.
General information on financial support and eligibility for funding is available
from www.studentfinance.ie.
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FIND THE COURSE THAT’S RIGHT FOR YOU
Read this prospectus or browse the College website – www.bfei.ie.
FEES
I An application fee is payable with each application form – please check
www.bfei.ie for details of the current fee.
I There are no tuition fees except for Non EU nationals who are charged a
tuition fee determined by the Irish Government. See www.bfei.ie for further
details.
I All students are required to pay a Student Services Charge of €250
prior to course commencement.
I A Government PLC Levy of €200 is also payable prior to course
commencement. Exemptions from this levy apply to:
I Medical Card holders
I Recipients of a PLC Grant, BTEA, and VTOS
See www.bfei.ie for further details
I Other costs (books, exams, professional membership fees, optional
training etc) are also payable. These costs vary depending on the
course chosen. Information on costs is provided at the personal
Advisory Meeting and specific details will be confirmed prior to course
commencement.
FUNDING
PLC Maintenance Grant Scheme
The Department of Education and Skills (DES) provides a means-tested
maintenance grant scheme for learners attending full-time further education
courses. All applications must be made on-line to SUSI (Student Universal Support
Ireland). See www.susi.ie for further details.
BTEA (Back to Education Allowance)
The BTEA allows those in receipt of certain social welfare payments to retain
payments whilst participating in approved full-time courses in further education.
See www.welfare.ie or www.studentfinance.ie for further details or ask at the local
Department of Social Protection Office.
VTOS (Vocational Training and Opportunities Scheme)
This scheme allows unemployed people over 21 to engage in full-time further
education programmes while retaining social welfare entitlements.
VTOS applies to all courses on offer in the College, however, early application is
advisable as there are a limited number of places which are allocated on a
first-come basis. See www.welfare.ie or www.studentfinance.ie for further details
on eligibility or ask at the local Department of Social Protection Office.
VTOS Application Forms are available from the College - see www.bfei.ie
OTHER FUNDING SOURCES
There may be additional funding available to learners who are economically
disadvantaged from sources such as the local partnerships including Southside,
Bray, Northside, Wicklow Working Together. For funding details contact your local
partnership.
INFORMATION ON FUNDING
Dún Laoghaire Youth Information Centre, Library Rd, Dún Laoghaire offer advice
on applying for grants, accommodation etc. See www.youthquest.ie. Contact them
at [email protected] or by text at 086 2370067 or Tel: (01) 280 9363.
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Come to an Open Day. Open Days provide an opportunity to meet staff and
students, and view the College’s facilities.
Contact the College for advice. The Guidance Counsellors, Principal, Deputy
Principals and Department Heads will be very happy to meet prospective
students to help find the best way forward – contact us at [email protected]
Still unsure? Check out www.careersworld.com
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FILL IN AN APPLICATON FORM
I Apply on-line at www.bfei.ie
or
I Download an application form from www.bfei.ie
or
I Get an application form by emailing [email protected] or phone the College
at (01) 280 0385
An application fee is payable with each form – please check www.bfei.ie for
details of the current fee.
A Supplementary Application Form for Students with Disabilities, Health
Conditions and/or Specific Learning Difficulties is available from the College
Admissions Office: email [email protected] or phone (01) 280 0385. See page 5
for further details.
If there are more applicants than places for a course, a waiting list will be
formed.
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ADVISORY MEETING
Once a completed application form has been submitted, applicants will be
invited to a personal Advisory Meeting to offer guidance and to ensure
course suitability. Places will be offered, on a first come basis, following the
outcome of the personal Advisory Meeting, subject to the applicant meeting
the entry requirements of the course. Applicants will also be advised on
course costs, and course registration details at this meeting.
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REGISTRATION, FEES & COURSE COMMENCEMENT
Course registration takes place in late August/early September.
Fees, as outlined under Fees and Funding Information, are payable on/before
registration.
Courses commence in mid-September.
Wednesday 7 May 2014
2pm to 6pm
Wednesday 27 August 2014
10am to 2pm
Wednesday 14 January 2015 10am to 4pm
Wednesday 6 May 2015
2pm to 6pm
Professional Qualifications and Progression to Higher Education
Course graduates gain professional qualifications certified and accredited
by a range of nationally and internationally recognised examining and
professional bodies including those listed below.
I Accounting Technicians Ireland (ATI)
- www.accountingtechniciansireland.ie
I Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC)/Education Excellence
(EDEXCEL) - www.edexcel.com
I Cisco Networking Academy (CISCO) - www.cisco.com
I Comite International D'Esthétique et de Cosmetologie (CIDESCO) www.cidesco.com
I CompTIA Certification - www.comptia.org
I Confederation of International Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (CIBTAC) www.cibtac.com
I Further Education and Training Awards Council (FETAC) - www.fetac.ie
I Institute of Commercial Management (ICM) - www.icm.ac.uk
I International Therapy Examination Council (ITEC) - www.itecworld.co.uk
I Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU) - www.ipu.ie
I VMware - vmware.com
PROGRESSION TO HIGHER EDUCATION
Progression is the process by which learners may transfer from one
programme of education and training to another programme, where each
programme is of a higher level than the preceding one. This is depicted
in the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) diagram below.
Courses have progression options for learners either within the College or
in partnerships with Universities and Institutes of Technology. Learners
from some courses who successfully complete their studies may apply for
direct entry to year 2 or year 3 of an appropriate degree course.
Third Level Colleges reserve a number of places on degree courses for
mature learners (over the age of 23). Learners must apply to each college
individually.
Details on progression options for individual courses are set out at the
bottom of each course page.
HIGHER EDUCATION LINKS SCHEME (HELS)
The Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) was established in 2012 as a
new integrated agency incorporating FETAC, HETAC, and the NQAI. Awards
on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) are now made by QQI.
Awards made by FETAC continue to be recognised as they are on the NFQ.
Learners who complete a Major FETAC Award at Level 5 or Level 6 will be
eligible to apply through the CAO system for entry into participating
courses in the FETAC Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS). A limited
number of places are available and applicants are ranked according to
results achieved in their FETAC Major Award.
Further details are available on the FETAC website at www.fetac.ie.
NATIONAL FRAMEWORK OF QUALIFICATIONS
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College Culture and Character
Urban Clearing
Blooming Again….
The College continued its remarkable success in
participation in the annual Bloom Festival in the
Phoenix Park on the June Bank Holiday weekend in
2013. Anne Whelan was awarded a Silver Medal for
her garden creation Urban Clearing and a Bronze
Medal went to Colette Lemarie Brady for her Aspire
Garden.
Learn more about the concepts behind these
gardens, and follow the progress on how the
gardens were built from the College Design link
on www.bfei.ie. There were further successes at the Bloom Festival
for College Design Graduates Tünde Szentesi and
Svaja Vaicula who were awarded a Silver Medal and
Best in Category for the Eco Tango Garden while
Adrian Eggers was also acknowledged for his
design work for the Journey on Earth - The
Hospice Garden, which was awarded a Silver Gilt
Medal. Aspire Garden
Graduation and Awards Ceremony 2013
The annual Graduation and Awards ceremony took place in O'Reilly Hall UCD in November 2013.
Graduates were presented with their Certificates by the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and
Trade, Eamon Gilmore, TD. Senator Feargal Quinn was awarded the Honorary Graduate for 2013 for his
significant national and international achievements, and in particular for his contribution to the local
community. It was particularly fitting that he was presented with this award at a time when the College
is in the process of re-locating to Blackrock, where Feargal established a flagship Superquinn store, and
provided part-time employment for many former students of the College. Senator Quinn offered warm
words of congratulations and encouragement to all present. We also wish all graduates great success in
the future.
Design Students Share their Skills….
An integral element of the work of the Design Department is engagement with the local community where
design students use their skills in real life projects working to client briefs. Interior Design students have
just completed designing the new Red Bird Café to be opened in Bray Retail Park in 2014. While another
group of interior design students are getting to grips with a makeover to a number of rooms in the
Richmond Cheshire Home in Monkstown. They are busy producing mood boards, colour boards and plans
for the makeover which the Richmond Cheshire Home hope to implement with the help of volunteers.
Meanwhile, the first year Landscape students are working in tandem with Southside Partnership to create
outdoor learning spaces for St Columbanus NS, Loughlinstown, and The Good Shepherd NS, Churchtown.
The chosen designs for the schools will be built by participants on the Tús Community Work Placement
Initiative. This is an exciting project for the design students concerned who will see their ideas developed
from concept to implementation. Designs are also being prepared for entry to the Kilsaran International
Student Show Garden Competition, in conjunction with Diarmuid Gavin, where the prize on offer includes
the opportunity to become one of Kilsarans freelance designers.
Fundraising Endeavours…..
Students and staff from the College are to be congratulated for all their fundraising endeavours throughout the
year. Club, county and country jerseys were sported for GOAL, Beauty Therapy students provided a range of
treatments as part of a fundraising event in aid of the Marie Keating Foundation, while lots of cakes and other
culinary delights were sold for the Irish Hospice Coffee morning, and for the Student Union fundraiser for
victims of the typhoon in the Philippines at the end of 2013. All involved in these events are to be commended
for their incredible and worthwhile efforts which help save lives, support the underprivileged and most
vulnerable and provide a voice for those who cannot be heard.
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Entrepreneurs to the fore…
Entrepreneurship is integral to many courses, and
to help foster and develop this important area in
the College, and to give students a taste of
entrepreneurship, an annual enterprise
competition is held in partnership with Dún
Laoghaire Rathdown County Enterprise Board.
Menus’ was centered on a cloud application for
restaurant use which counts the calories in a
recipe. Second place went to Natelie Svikle, for her
business idea 'Style Transformation', while third
place was awarded to PC Maintenance & Technical
Support students David Myles, Stephen Moroney
and Paul Devlin for their business idea which was a
one stop website for College supplies.
As part of this partnership, staff from the
Enterprise Board advise participants on setting
up in business and taking ideas from a concept to
the next level, and act as mentors to competition
participants. The judging panel for 2013, which
included Georgina Sweetman from the County
Enterprise Board, awarded the overall prize to
Lorraine Moran, a Digital & Social Media Marketing
student. Lorraine's business idea ‘Calories on
Thanks to all involved in this project which
provided an invaluable opportunity for students to
gain the type of experience and skills necessary in
order to bring them to a level where establishing
their own business can become a reality. More
budding entrepreneurs are getting a chance to
showcase their ideas in this year’s competition.
Total Design 2013
Total Design 2013, an event that showcased students’
work from the Design and Creative Technologies
Departments took place in the Dún Laoghaire Town
Hall in May 2013. A variety of creative work was on
display ranging from APPs for mobile devices using
the iPAD and iPhone, Digital Graphic Designs, Video,
Interior Designs, Jewellery, 3D Drawings to extensive
Landscape Designs. The exhibition was officially
opened by Suzanne May from the County Enterprise
Board. Suzanne, who works as a Craft Mentor and
Business Advisor to Craftworkers, complimented
students and staff for the high standard and quality of
the projects on display. Check out a showcase of
student work on www.bfei.ie.
Enterprise
Competition winner,
Lorraine Murray being
presented with
Graduate of the Year
Award by Paddy
Lavelle, CEO DDLETB
Looking Good, Feeling Great!
Once again the staff and students from the Beauty Therapy Department put on an
event to mark Social Inclusion Week in October 2013. As part of Looking Good,
Feeling Great, older women from the local community were welcomed to the College
and enjoyed free beauty treatments.
As well as providing free treatments, students got the opportunity to engage with
older people and exchange ideas on trends, treatments and methods available to
enhance well-being throughout life. An enjoyable day was had by all with treatments
ranging from facials, manicures, and massage to nail painting. This event provided a
great opportunity for students to get some practical experience with clients in a
salon environment in readiness for the world of work.
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Accounting Technician Certificate
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CODE: YEAR 1 AT1 YEAR 2 AT2
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DURATION: 1-2 YEARS
& TIMETABLE: 5 DAYS MORNINGS OPTION
Accounting Technicians are qualified accounting professionals that work at all levels of finance. Accounting
Technicians can perform a wide range of finance roles, from accounts staff to financial controller and beyond.
They can work in all types of organisations and are widely employed throughout industry, commerce and in
private accountancy practices.
This course is certified by Accounting Technicians Ireland (ATI) which is a professional body sponsored by the
Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.
CORE ELEMENTS
Year 1: Certificate for Accounting Technicians
I Financial Accounting
I Law and Ethics
I Business Management
I Taxation
Year 2: Diploma for Accounting Technicians
I Advanced Financial Accounting
I Advanced Taxation
I Management Accounting
I Integrated Accounting Systems (IAS)
SUPPORT ELEMENTS
I Applied IT (MS Office 2013)
I Study Skills
I Career Advice and CV Preparation
I Enterprise Workshops
ASSESSMENT AND CERTIFICATION
I Examinations take place in May.
I This course is certified by the Accounting
Technicians Ireland.
I Learners who successfully complete Year 1 only
are eligible to be awarded the Certificate for
Accounting Technicians.
I To achieve the Diploma for Accounting
Technicians, two years’ work experience is
required. Previous relevant work experience may
be considered - see
www.accountingtechniciansireland.ie.
I Applied IT is certified by FETAC (www.fetac.ie).
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Year 1
I Leaving Certificate
Applicants must have five passes* on ordinary
level papers (grade D or better)
or
Four passes* (two higher level, grade D or better)
*Passes must be obtained in English and either
Mathematics or Accounting. Subject exemptions
may be granted for previously attained relevant
qualifications at the discretion of the ATI.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Accounting Technicians can perform a wide range of
finance roles including:
I Audit Assistant
I Credit Controller
I Payroll Administrator
I Tax Advisor
I Budgeting Analyst
I Accounts Manager
I Financial Controller
I Assistant Accountant
I Leaving Certificate/LCA
Applicants should submit details of credits
awarded.
I Others including Mature Students
Applicants without the entry requirements are
welcome and will be assessed individually.
ADVISORY MEETING
Applicants will have an advisory meeting to offer
guidance and to ensure course suitability – please
see Page 6.
Year 2
Applicants must have successfully completed Year 1
or hold an approved equivalent qualification.
‘‘
Studying the ATI course in Senior
College Dun Laoghaire gave me a
solid foundation to pursue a
career in Accounting. After years
of working in a completely
different industry I was looking
for a career change, but I wasn’t
sure how to go about doing it.
SCD helped me realise my
potential and since graduating I
have secured an excellent
position in a Financial Services
Department. I recently decided to
study for the ACCA qualification
and was delighted to find out that
I was exempt from a number of
subjects due to my ATI
qualification."
Anita Keogh, Accounting
Technician Graduate, 2012
PROGRESSION TO HIGHER EDUCATION
YEAR 1 AND 2
BFEI
YEAR 3 AND 4
Accounting
Technician
Certificate/Diploma
Progress, with exemptions, to higher professional accounting qualifications
including CPA, ACCA, CIMA, ACA
or BBS (Hons) Accounting
Institute of Public Administration – www.ipa.ie
3rd year of a 4-year part-time programme
or BA (Hons) Business Studies (final year) or the 2nd year of the
BA (Hons) Accounting
University of Wales Trinity St David and Swansea Metropolitan - www.smu.ac.uk
or advanced entry to other Business Degree programmes in Ireland.
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Auctioneering, Estate Agency and Valuation
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CODE: AEV1
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DURATION: 1 YEAR
& TIMETABLE: 5 DAYS
This qualification is designed to provide students with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to
gain employment in the property industry.
With the recovery in the Irish property market there is a demand for qualified estate agents, property valuers
and property managers and this course offers the chance to enter these professions or to progress to other
property-related courses.
CORE ELEMENTS
I Estate Agency Practice
I Valuation
I Digital Marketing
I Accounting Manual & Computerised
I Applied Economics
I Business Law
I Communications
I Work Experience
SUPPORT ELEMENTS
I Applied IT (MS Office 2013)
I Enterprise Workshops
I Study Skills
I Career Advice and CV Preparation
ADVISORY MEETING
Applicants will have an advisory meeting to offer
guidance and to ensure course suitability – please
see Page 6.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Graduates can pursue careers in auctioneering
practice, or estate agency and valuation. Career
opportunities also exist in property management
and property letting. With the recovery in the Irish
housing market, there is demand for qualified
people to pursue a successful career in the
property market.
ASSESSMENT AND CERTIFICATION
I Assessment is based on a combination of work
submitted during the year and exams.
I This course is certified by FETAC (www.fetac.ie).
Learners who successfully complete all 8
subjects will be awarded a FETAC Level 5
Certificate in Business Studies (5M2102).
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
I Leaving Certificate/LCA
Applicants should submit details of credits
awarded.
I Others including Mature Students
Applicants without the entry requirements are
welcome and will be assessed individually.
PROGRESSION TO HIGHER EDUCATION
YEAR 1
BFEI
YEAR 2
Certificate
in Business FETAC
Level 5 (5M2102)
Learners may apply through the FETAC Higher Education Links Scheme for entry
to Higher Certificate and Degree programmes including:
Level 6 Higher Certificate in Real Estate (Valuation, Sales and Management)
IT Tallaght
www.it-tallaght.ie
BSc (Hons) Property Studies
DIT
www.dit.ie
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HND in Business Studies or HND in Business Studies (Marketing)
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CODE: YEAR 1 BUS1 YEAR 2 BUS2
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DURATION: 1 - 2 YEARS
& TIMETABLE: 5 DAYS
The Edexcel/BTEC Higher National Certificate (HNC) and Higher National Diploma (HND) qualifications in
Business are designed to provide students with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for
success in future employment or for advanced progression to an undergraduate business degree
programme.
These qualifications have been developed to meet the needs of the major functional areas of business:
Finance, Marketing, Human Resources and Management. With one further year of study graduates may
progress to an Honours Business Studies Degree.
CORE ELEMENTS
Year 1: HNC
I Business Environment
I Managing Financial Resources and Decisions
I Organisations and Behaviour
I Marketing Principles
I Aspects of Contract and Negligence for Business
I Personal and Professional Development
I Advertising and Promotion in Business
I Human Resource Management
Year 2: HND
I Business Strategy
I European Business
I Business Decision Making
I Sales Planning and Operations
I Internet Marketing
I Research Project
I Employee Relations OR Marketing Planning*
I Financial Accounting and Reporting OR
Marketing Intelligence*
*HND Marketing stream only
SUPPORT ELEMENTS
I Applied IT (MS Office 2013)
I Study Skills
I Career Advice and CV Preparation
I Enterprise Workshops
ASSESSMENT AND CERTIFICATION
I This course is examined through continuous
assessment incorporating assignments and
exams.
I Learners who successfully complete year one
only are eligible to be awarded the HNC in
Business Studies.
I Subject to demand, learners may elect to
specialise in Marketing in Year 2 and become
eligible for the HND in Business Studies
(Marketing).
I Learners who successfully complete the two year
programme will be awarded the HND in Business
Studies or HND in Business Studies (Marketing)
certified by Edexcel/BTEC (www.edexcel.com).
‘‘
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Year 1
I Leaving Certificate/LCA
Applicants should have achieved five passes at
ordinary level. LCA applicants should submit
details of credits awarded.
I Others including Mature Students
Applicants without the entry requirements are
welcome and will be assessed individually.
ADVISORY MEETING
Applicants will have an advisory meeting to offer
guidance and to ensure course suitability – please see
Page 6.
Year 2
Applicants must have successfully completed Year 1 or
hold an equivalent qualification such as a FETAC
Level 5 Certificate in Business Studies (subject to
having completed relevant modules).
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Business subjects, coupled with proficiency in IT,
prepare graduates for a wide range of career
opportunities in:
I Finance
I Human Resource Management
I General Administration and Management
I Advertising and Marketing
I Sales Management
I successfully completed a HND in Business Studies in 2009. At SCD, professional and
experienced lecturing staff deliver a challenging and contemporary curriculum in an
engaging manner. Learners are provided with all necessary support and encouragement to
achieve their potential. Links with external third level institutions offer students the
opportunity to further progress in their education. Through this transfer system, and
equipped with the skills, confidence and knowledge SCD provided me with, I was able to
complete an Honours Degree in Entrepreneurship in 2011 in IADT. I am currently
completing a Masters Degree in IADT”. Jamie Rohu, Business Studies Graduate, 2009
PROGRESSION TO HIGHER EDUCATION
YEAR 1 AND 2
BFEI
Higher National
Certificate/
Diploma in
Business Studies
YEAR 3
YEAR 4
BA (Hons) in Business Studies
University of Wales Trinity St David and Swansea
Metropolitan - www.smu.ac.uk. Final year of a
3 year degree programme
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
or MA Professional Development, Education and
Training (PDET)
University of Wales Trinity St David and Swansea
Metropolitan - www.smu.ac.uk
or Bachelor of Business (Ord) in Enterprise
Institute of Art Design & Technology (IADT)
Dún Laoghaire – www.iadt.ie
Final year of a 3 year degree programme
Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Enterprise
Institute of Art Design & Technology (IADT),
Dún Laoghaire
or Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in HRM or Bachelor
of Arts (Hons) in Business
National College of Ireland – www.ncirl.ie
2nd year of a 3 year degree programme
or Bachelor of Business Studies (Hons) in Marketing
National College of Ireland – www.ncirl.ie
2nd year of a 3 year degree programme
or Bachelor of Business Studies (Hons) in HRM
Delivered by the Institute of Public Administration
– www.ipa.ie
Awarded by UCD.
3rd year of a 4 year part-time programme.
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Digital and Social Media Marketing
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CODE: DSM
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DURATION: 1 YEAR
& TIMETABLE: 5 DAYS
Businesses are recognising that traditional marketing methods are not enough to reach consumers in the
digital age. Social Media Marketing, Search Engine Optimisation, Paid Search Marketing and Blogging are
enabling organisations to manage and analyse web traffic, make sales conversions, listen to customers and
engage in online branding etc.
This course combines business and internet skills which are fundamental to starting an online business or
gaining employment in sales, marketing and/or e-commerce. A practical hands-on approach is integral in the
delivery of this course.
CORE ELEMENTS
Practical Modules:
I Digital Marketing (Google Analytics, AdWords,
Search Engine Optimisation, Social Networking,
Blogging, Twitter)
I Web Design (HTML, CSS, Dreamweaver,
WordPress, Javascript)
I Digital Imaging
I Work Experience
Marketing/Business Modules:
I eBusiness Studies
I Spreadsheets
I Sales and Marketing Management
I Business Management
I Communications
Learners will gain the knowledge and skills to:
I Develop, create and run a live advertising
campaign with Google AdWords
I Evaluate campaigns using Google Analytics
I Develop social media campaigns and viral video
campaigns
I Design and update websites to represent an
organisation or market a product
I Manage online activities to support and drive
traffic to websites
I Create and implement a combined digital
marketing strategy for websites
I Develop strategic marketing campaigns
I Devise and implement spreadsheet budgetary
solutions for marketing campaigns.
SUPPORT ELEMENTS
I Study Skills
I Enterprise Workshops
I Career Advice and CV Preparation
Career opportunities include:
I Social Media Manager
I Digital Marketing Executive
I Web Administrator
I Web Designer
I Content Manager
I Technical Writer
I IT/Business Consultancy
I Start Your Own Business
ASSESSMENT AND CERTIFICATION
I Assessment is based on a combination of work
submitted during the year and exams.
I This course is certified by FETAC (www.fetac.ie).
Learners who successfully complete all 8
subjects will be awarded a FETAC Level 6
Advanced Certificate in Business (6M4985).
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
I Applicants should have a FETAC Level 5 Business
or IT qualification or equivalent.
I Others including Mature Students
Applicants without the entry requirements are
welcome and will be assessed individually.
ADVISORY MEETING
Applicants will have an advisory meeting to offer
guidance and to ensure course suitability – please
see Page 6.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Opportunities exist in mainstream business, and
on-line marketing. This qualification is also suitable
for those who have worked in marketing and want
to gain digital marketing expertise to enhance
career prospects. This is a growth area in the
context of increased emphasis by companies on
international sales and marketing. Opportunities
also exist for work promoting products through
social media sites ie Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn.
‘‘
Completing the Digital Marketing course in
Senior College was one of the best decisions
I’ve ever made! The quality of the course
content surpassed all my expectations. The
small classes meant that the lecturers really
got to know each student as an individual and
encouraged us to reach our full potential. The
College has great links with other Colleges
which meant we could continue on studying
for our degree. The skills taught in SCD meant
that we were more than equipped to join the
degree class in DBS. On the day of my last
exam I had two job offers and haven’t been
out of work since. I also went on to receive
the undergraduate of the year award and I’m
now progressing in my career in the IT world
and loving every minute. I would recommend
this course to anyone looking to begin a
career in the ever growing IT sector."
Gill Wiggins, Digital Marketing Graduate, 2011
PROGRESSION TO HIGHER EDUCATION
YEAR 1
BFEI
YEAR 2
Advanced Certificate
in Business
FETAC Level 6
(6M4985)
Advanced entry to 2nd year of Bachelor of Business (Hons)*
Dublin Business School - www.dbs.ie
Learners may also apply through the CAO system for entry into courses in the
FETAC Higher Education Links Scheme.
Bachelor of Business in Entrepreneurship
IADT, Dún Laoghaire - www.iadt.ie
*Pending final approval
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Retail Management and Marketing
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CODE: RMM
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DURATION: 1 YEAR
& TIMETABLE: 5 DAYS
The retail sector is currently Ireland’s largest employer, with over a quarter of a million people employed, which
represents 14.5% of Ireland’s total workforce. Retailing is a diverse sector comprising of a wide variety of areas
such as food, fashion, beauty and healthcare, consumer goods, financial services and leisure etc.
This one year course is designed for students who have already completed an entry level business course and
now wish to enhance their employment prospects at management level within the retail sector. It may also
suit mature applicants who wish to return to work and need to retrain and acquire a professional qualification.
This course offers a combination of core business and management subjects applied to the retail sector.
CORE ELEMENTS
I Sales and Marketing Management
I Business Management
I Customer Service
I Spreadsheets
I Entrepreneurship
I Sales Presentation
I Communications
I Work Experience
SUPPORT ELEMENTS
I Enterprise Workshops
I Study Skills
I Career Advice and CV Preparation
ASSESSMENT AND CERTIFICATION
I Assessment is based on a combination of work
submitted during the year and exams.
I This course is certified by FETAC (www.fetac.ie).
Learners who successfully complete all 8
subjects will be awarded a FETAC Level 6
Advanced Certificate in Retail Management
(6M4385).
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
I Applicants should have a FETAC Level 5 in
Business or equivalent.
I Others including Mature Students
Applicants without the entry requirements are
welcome and will be assessed individually.
Applications from those with some retail
experience are particularly welcome.
‘‘
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Retailing is a very significant part of the business
sector in Ireland and graduates of this course will be
equipped with the skills and qualifications to take up
management positions in areas including:
ADVISORY MEETING
Applicants will have an advisory meeting to offer
guidance and to ensure course suitability – please
see Page 6.
I
I
I
I
I
Customer Service Management
Retail Operations
Marketing and Promotions
Buying and Merchandising
Accounts Management
After three years of studying Management
in a theoretically way and achieving a first
class honours degree at University, I now
have a great opportunity to study Retail
Management and Marketing in a very
practical way in Senior College Dun
Laoghaire. For me, SCD is a great and
challenging environment, where I am
improving my knowledge about
management and all my skills”.
Oana-Maria Turcescu, currently studying
for the Advanced Certificate in Retail
Management.
PROGRESSION TO HIGHER EDUCATION
YEAR 1
BFEI
YEAR 2
Advanced Certificate
in Retail Management
FETAC Level 6
(6M4385)
Advanced entry to Year 2 of Bachelor of Business in Entrepreneurship
IADT, Dún Laoghaire - www.iadt.ie
Selection will be based on final examination results
Advanced entry to 2nd year of Bachelor of Business (Hons)*
Dublin Business School - www.dbs.ie
*Pending final approval
Learners may also apply through the CAO system for entry into courses in the
FETAC Higher Education Links Scheme.
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Higher National Diploma in Landscape Design
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CODE: LDS1 AND LDS2
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DURATION: 1-2 YEARS
& TIMETABLE: 5 DAYS
The landscape professional works as part of a team, comprising architects, planners, civil engineers and
others. Creative landscape design is needed in projects such as parks and gardens, land reclamation and
conservation, sports and leisure complexes, housing and roads.
This course focuses on expert design which is essential to create new sustainable landscapes of quality and
visual interest.
CORE ELEMENTS
Year 1
Higher National Certificate
I Principles of Plant and Soil Science*
I Plant Selection and Establishment*
I Hard Landscape Principles and Practice
I Graphic Skills
I Planting Design
I Landscape Design Process
I Design Method
I Contextual and Cultural Referencing
*The College works in conjunction with Malahide
Botanic Gardens for some practical elements.
Year 2
Higher National Diploma
I Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation
I Landscape and Garden Maintenance
I Ideas in Context
I Critical Study
I Professional Practice
I Drawing Techniques and Processes
I Art, Design and Media Practice within Digital
Environment (Photoshop/Illustrator)
I Environmental Management
I Autocad
I Work Experience
SUPPORT ELEMENTS
I Field Trips
I Educational Tours
I Study Skills
I Career Advice and CV Preparation
I Enterprise Workshop
ASSESSMENT AND CERTIFICATION
I Assessment is based on assignments and
studio projects submitted during the year to
develop design, analytical and presentation skills.
I This course is certified by Edexcel/BTEC
(www.edexcel.com)
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Year 1
I Leaving Certificate/LCA
Applicants should have achieved five passes at
ordinary level. LCA applicants should submit
details of credits awarded.
I Others including Mature Students
Applicants without the entry requirements are
welcome and will be assessed individually.
‘‘
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Landscape Design offers an interesting, challenging
and rewarding career. Graduates can work as
commercial and domestic landscape designers.
Opportunities exist to work in private practice as
consultants undertaking commissions for both public
authorities and private clients. There are also career
opportunities in government departments, local
authorities, industry and sustainable development
agencies and in the offices of architects, engineers
and building contracting companies.
Award Winning Bloom in the Park Entries by
Landscape Design & Garden Design Students
2006 ‘Mondrian Garden’ & ‘Tropical Retreat’
Year 2
Applicants must have successfully completed
Year 1 or equivalent.
ADVISORY MEETING
Applicants will have an advisory meeting to offer
guidance and to ensure course suitability – please
see Page 6.
2007 'The Garden that Nobody Saw'
2008 'The View Askew'
2009 'The Labyrinth'
2010 ‘Patterns of Change’
2012 'Ár Ghairdín Cúil'
2013 ‘Urban Clearing’ and ‘Aspire Gardens’
“I wanted to break into the professional world of design; SCD was recommended by a friend,
they had what I wanted, when I needed it. I spent 7/8 years studying in 3rd level education,
without doubt my most memorial moment was in SCD. SCD staff think like designers and not like
technicians, they believe in you and push you no matter who you are or where you're from, they
believe in the potential of each student (whether you like it or not), at SCD you're an individual
not just a number. After SCD, I completed my degree in University of Gloucestershire, joining the
course in the 3rd year of its program to earn the degree. I subsequently founded Landscape
Architects Network” Scott Renwick, Landscape Design Graduate 2009, pictured below.
PROGRESSION TO HIGHER EDUCATION
YEAR 4
YEAR 1 AND 2
BFEI
YEAR 3
Higher National
Diploma (HND) in
Landscape Design
BA (Hons) Landscape Architecture Post-Graduate Diploma in Landscape Architecture
University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham
University of Gloucestershire,
Cheltenham – www.glos.ac.uk
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Interior Architecture and Design
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CODE: YEAR 1 ID1 YEAR 2 ID2 YEAR 3 ID3
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DURATION: 1 - 3 YEARS
& TIMETABLE: 5 DAYS MORNINGS OPTION (ID1 ONLY)
The work of the Interior Architect/Designer involves conceptual design, presentation drawings, materials
specification, lighting and furniture proposals, overseeing construction on-site and contract implementation.
This course will give learners the knowledge, skills and competences to create interiors in line with client
specifications while also integrating sustainable design using environmental materials and finishes.
BFEI offers two courses:
I Certificate in Interior Design – FETAC Level 5 (5M5054) – Year 1
I Higher National Diploma in Art and Design (3D Design) – Year 2 and 3
CORE ELEMENTS
Year 1
FETAC Certificate in Interior Design
I Architectural Drawing
I Appreciation of Art, Craft and Design
I Design Skills
I Drawing and Autocad
I Materials and Finishes
I Colour and Light
I Communications
I Work Experience
Year 2
Higher National Certificate
I Ideas Generation and Development
I Exhibition and Retail Design
I Furniture Design
I Visual Communication
I Contextual and Cultural Referencing
I Construction and Maintenance of Buildings
I Commercial Model Making
I Digital Image Creation and Development
(Photoshop)
I Drawing Techniques and Processes
I Professional Practice
I Autocad
Year 3
Higher National Diploma
I Interior Design
I Critical Studies
I Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation
I Properties of 3d Materials
I Art, Design and Media Practice within Digital
Environment
I Autocad
I Work Experience
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Year 1
I Leaving Certificate/LCA
Applicants should have achieved five passes at
ordinary level. LCA applicants should submit
details of credits awarded.
I Others including Mature Students
Applicants without the entry requirements are
welcome and will be assessed individually.
Year 2
Applicants must have successfully completed
Year 1 or equivalent.
SUPPORT ELEMENTS
I Field Trips
I Educational Tours
I Study Skills
I Career Advice and CV Preparation
I Enterprise Workshop
I Sustainable Design
ADVISORY MEETING
Applicants will have an advisory meeting to offer
guidance and to ensure course suitability – please see
Page 6.
ASSESSMENT AND CERTIFICATION
I Assessment is based on assignments and
projects submitted during the year.
I Year 1 is certified by FETAC.
Learners must pass all 8 subjects to be awarded
a FETAC Level 5 Certificate in Interior Design
(5M5054) (www.fetac.ie).
I The Higher National Diploma in Art and Design
(3D Design) is certified by Edexcel/BTEC
(www.edexcel.com).
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
The Interior Architect/Designer's work includes
domestic, corporate and industrial projects. The
Designer seeks to create an appropriate environment
for living and working. The major employment
categories are:
I Interior Designer
I Colour Consultant
I Design Consultant
I Interior Architect
I Furniture Designer
I Set Designer
I CAD Operator
PROGRESSION TO HIGHER EDUCATION
YEAR 1
BFEI
YEAR 2 AND 3
BFEI
YEAR 4
Certificate in
Interior Design
FETAC Level 5
(5M5054)
Higher National Diploma (HND)
in Art and Design (3D Design)
Advanced entry to: BA (Hons) Design, Interior and
Furniture Dublin Institute of Technology – www.dit.ie
or Final year BA (Hons) Interior Design Griffith College
– www.gcd.ie
or Final year BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design
St John’s Central College Cork. - www.stjohnscollege.ie
Accredited by Teeside University UK.
or Advanced entry to other Design Degree programmes
in Ireland and the UK.
Applications to the above colleges are assessed on a
case by case basis
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Graphic Design
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CODE: GDI
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DURATION: 1 YEAR
& TIMETABLE: 5 DAYS
Graphic communication is present all around us - every logo, every newspaper, and every food package.
Graphic Designers play an important role in every business. Designers take a concept and develop it into
pictures and slogans so that it is reflective and remembered by the audience. Research indicates an
increase in the immediate transfer of information using visuals to the younger generation.
This course is designed to provide the skills and design competence for those who want to work in this
field. On course completion, learners will have gained an understanding of the importance of design, and
acquired the skills to manipulate images for both print and screen based products.
CORE ELEMENTS
I Drawing
I Design Skills
I Typography
I Appreciation of Art, Craft and Design
I Graphic Design Skills
I Image Processing
I Work Experience
I Communications
SUPPORT ELEMENTS
I Field Trips
I Educational Tours
I Study Skills
I Career Advice and CV Preparation
ADVISORY MEETING
Applicants will have an advisory meeting to offer
guidance and to ensure course suitability – please
see Page 6.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Graphic Designers can work in the following areas:
I Graphic Design
I Publications
I Advertising
I PR/Communication Organisations
ASSESSMENT AND CERTIFICATION
I Studio projects are completed on a continuous
basis to develop design, analytical and
presentation skills.
I Assessment is based on assignments and
projects submitted during the year.
I This course is certified by FETAC.
Learners must pass all 8 subjects to be
awarded a FETAC Level 5 Certificate in Graphic
Design (5M1995) (www.fetac.ie).
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
I Leaving Certificate/LCA
Applicants should have achieved five passes at
ordinary level. LCA applicants should submit
details of credits awarded.
I Others including Mature Students
Applicants without the entry requirements are
welcome and will be assessed individually.
PROGRESSION TO HIGHER EDUCATION
YEAR 1
BFEI
YEAR 2
Level 5 Certificate in
Graphic Design
(5M1995)
Learners may apply through the FETAC Higher Education Links Scheme for entry
to degree programmes including:
BA (Hons) Visual Communication Design
IADT
www.iadt.ie
BA (Hons) Design (Visual Communication)
DIT
www.dit.ie
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Jewellery Design
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CODE: YEAR 1 JDI* YEAR 2 JD2
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DURATION: 1-2 YEARS
& TIMETABLE: *5 DAYS MORNINGS OPTION
Ireland has a strong tradition in jewellery making. This area is a vital part of the Irish design industry, and
is being promoted by the Craft Council of Ireland as one of the fastest growing industries.
This course is designed for those who want to acquire the knowledge, skills and competences to be a
jewellery designer. It places a strong emphasis on the design process, and the skills required to design
jewellery and small metalcraft objects d’art. The course is project based, combining creative ability with
technical skills and market awareness.
CORE ELEMENTS
Year 1
I Drawing
I Design Skills
I Art Metalcraft
I Appreciation of Art, Craft and Design
I Materials and Finishes
I Combined Materials
I Work Experience
I Entrepreneurial Studies
Year 2
I Design Skills
I Fine Metalwork Finishing
I Silversmithing and Fabrication
I Jewellery Making
I Drawing
I History and Appreciation of Art & Design
I Personal and Professional Development
I Communications
SUPPORT ELEMENTS
I Field Trips
I Educational Tours
I Study Skills
I Career Advice and CV Preparation
ASSESSMENT AND CERTIFICATION
I Studio projects are completed on a continuous
basis to develop design, analytical and
presentation skills.
I Assessment is based on assignments and
projects submitted during the year.
I This course is certified by FETAC.
Learners must pass all 8 subjects to be
awarded a FETAC Level 5 Certificate in Creative
Craft (5M1981) (www.fetac.ie).
Learners who successfully complete Year 2 will be
awarded a FETAC Level 6 Advanced Certificate in
Art Metalwork (6M4206) (www.fetac.ie).
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Year 1
I Leaving Certificate/LCA
Applicants should have achieved five passes at
ordinary level. LCA applicants should submit
details of credits awarded.
I Others including Mature Students
Applicants without the entry requirements are
welcome and will be assessed individually.
ADVISORY MEETING
Applicants will have an advisory meeting to offer
guidance and to ensure course suitability – please
see Page 6.
Year 2
Applicants must have successfully completed
Level 5 Certificate in Creative Craft or equivalent.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
This course is designed to address the skills gap in
the craft and jewellery design industry. Graduates
from this course can enter the design market,
creating and selling jewellery by setting up their
own business. Alternatively, graduates may
continue their studies to further their technical
skills and broaden their expertise.
‘‘
Having previously studied Fine Art, I did
some travelling, and worked in various
areas including retail and IT. I then
decided to return to my original passion
and when I found the Jewellery Design
course in SCD, I was blown away by the
idea of working with metal. I had wrongly
assumed that a jewellery course would
just be stringing beads! I particularly
enjoyed the field trips and creating a
piece of jewellery based on the trip to
the Botanic Gardens made it especially
relevant. What I loved about SCD was
learning exciting new skills, being taught
something new. It is a marvellous feeling
to see your design develop from nothing,
from a drawing to a finished piece of
work. What I have really found helpful
was the level of on-going support I
received from the College staff.
Eamon O Broinn, Jewellery Design
Graduate, 2013
PROGRESSION TO HIGHER EDUCATION
YEAR 1
BFEI
YEAR 2
BFEI
Certificate in
Creative Craft
FETAC Level 5
(5M1981)
Advanced Certificate in Art Metalwork
FETAC Level 6 6M4206
Or
The Jewellery and Goldsmithing Skills Design Course
Craft Council of Ireland provided entry criteria are satisfied
Learners may apply through the FETAC Higher Education Links Scheme for entry
to degree programmes including:
BA (Hons) Jewellery and Metalwork
NCAD – www.ncad.ie
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Set Design
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CODE: SDI
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DURATION: 1 YEAR
& TIMETABLE: 5 DAYS
The number of new independent theatres and film production companies in Ireland is on the increase as
Ireland is now well established as a prominent location for both film and television series. Due to the
influx of film crews working in Ireland there is an increasing demand for skilled professionals in the area
of set design.
This course is designed to give an understanding of set design for theatre and film with a view to
designing innovative and creative sets in line with client needs. This course will be project based,
combining creative ability with technical skills and market awareness.
CORE ELEMENTS
I Drawing
I Design Skills
I Theatre Studies
I Combined Materials
I Colour and Light
I Image Processing (Photoshop)
I Work Experience
I Communications
ADVISORY MEETING
Applicants will have an advisory meeting to offer
guidance and to ensure course suitability – please
see Page 6.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Set Designers are equipped to take up employment
opportunities in the film and theatre industry
including Set Design, Stage Design, and Location
Styling.
SUPPORT ELEMENTS
I Field Trips
I Educational Tours
I Study Skills
I Career Advice and CV Preparation
ASSESSMENT AND CERTIFICATION
I Studio projects are completed on a continuous
basis to develop design, analytical and
presentation skills.
I Assessment is based on assignments and
projects submitted during the year.
I This course is certified by FETAC.
Learners must pass all 8 subjects to be
awarded a FETAC Level 5 Certificate in Design
(5M2208) (www.fetac.ie).
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
I Leaving Certificate/LCA
Applicants should have achieved five passes at
ordinary level. LCA applicants should submit
details of credits awarded.
I Others including Mature Students
Applicants without the entry requirements are
welcome and will be assessed individually.
PROGRESSION TO HIGHER EDUCATION
YEAR 1
BFEI
YEAR 2
Level 5 Certificate in
Design
(5M2208)
Learners may apply through the FETAC Higher Education Links Scheme for entry
to degree programmes including:
BA (Hons) in Design for Stage and Screen
IADT, Dún Laoghaire
www.iadt.ie
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Arts with Business Management
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CODE: ABM
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DURATION: 1 YEAR
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TIMETABLE: 5 DAYS
Ireland is recognised worldwide for its strong participation in the Arts and this is reflected in employment
opportunities in this field. This course is designed to provide participants with a diverse knowledge and
understanding of the Arts, as well as the core skills to perform as an effective administrator in this field.
CORE ELEMENTS
I Arts Event Management
I Sales and Marketing Management
I Exhibition Techniques
I Entrepreneurship
I Work Experience
I Arts and the Community
I Theatre Studies
I History and Appreciation of Art and Design
ADVISORY MEETING
Applicants will have an advisory meeting to offer
guidance and to ensure course suitability – please
see Page 6.
SUPPORT ELEMENTS
I Applied IT (MS Office 2013)
I Study Skills
I Career Advice and CV Preparation
I Field Trips
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Ireland’s strong participation in the Arts is reflected in
the broad range of opportunities that exist in this
area. Employment opportunities for graduates
include:
I Art Galleries
I Museums
I Arts Centres
I Theatres
I Regional Arts Boards
I Community Arts Organisations
I Disability Arts Organisations
I Arts Councils
ASSESSMENT AND CERTIFICATION
I Assessment is based on a combination of work
submitted during the year and exams.
I This course is certified by FETAC (www.fetac.ie).
Learners must pass all 8 subjects to be awarded
a FETAC Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Arts
Administration (6M3618).
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
I Applicants should have a FETAC Level 5 in a
related area or equivalent.
I Others including Mature Students
Applicants without the entry requirements are
welcome and will be assessed individually.
Some exhibits from the Total Design Exhibition, May 2013
PROGRESSION TO HIGHER EDUCATION
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YEAR 1
BFEI
YEAR 2
FETAC Level 6
Advanced Certificate
Arts Administration
(6M3618)
Advanced entry to Year 2 of B.A (Honours) Business Studies and Arts Management
IADT, Dún Laoghaire - www.iadt.ie
Selection will be based on final examination results.
Applied Psychology
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APY
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DURATION: 1 YEAR
& TIMETABLE: 5 DAYS MORNINGS OPTION (SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY)
This one year course in Psychology is designed for those who have an interest in Psychology and would
like to gain knowledge and understanding of this area. The course content covers subjects essential to
those seeking to progress to further studies or to apply psychology theories to areas of management
and business.
This FETAC Level 5 Certificate has progression links to Level 8 PSI (The Psychological Society of Ireland)
accredited courses.
CORE ELEMENTS
I Human Growth and Development
I Child Development
I Psychology
I Behavioural Studies
I Statistics
I Criminology
I Communications
I Work Experience
Graduates from the Applied
Psychology Course 2012/2013
who have progressed directly
into 2nd year of the BA (Joint
Hons) in Counselling and
Psychology at University of Wales
Trinity St David and Swansea
Metropolitan on a recent visit to
SCD. They participated in a
Careers Workshop in the College
with current Applied Psychology
students.
SUPPORT ELEMENTS
I Applied IT (MS Office 2013)
I Study Skills
I Career Advice and CV Preparation
Applied Psychology Graduate of
the Year 2013, George Savage,
pictured receiving his award
from DDLETB, CEO, Paddy Lavelle.
George is currently studying for
his degree in Dublin Business
School.
ASSESSMENT AND CERTIFICATION
I Assessment is based on a combination of work
submitted during the year and exams.
I This course is certified by FETAC.
Learners must pass all 8 subjects to be awarded
a FETAC Level 5 Certificate in Community Health
Services (5M4468) (www.fetac.ie).
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
I Leaving Certificate/LCA
Applicants should have achieved five passes at
ordinary level. LCA applicants should submit
details of credits awarded.
I Others including Mature Students
Applicants without the entry requirements are
welcome and will be assessed individually.
ADVISORY MEETING
Applicants will have an advisory meeting to offer
guidance and to ensure course suitability – please
page 6.
PROGRESSION
A range of progression opportunities are open to
graduates, see below.
PROGRESSION TO HIGHER EDUCATION
YEAR 1
BFEI
YEAR 2
FETAC Level 5
Certificate in
Community Health
Services (5M4468)
BA (Hons) in Counselling and Psychology
University of Wales Trinity St David and Swansea Metropolitan - www.smu.ac.uk
Advanced entry to 2nd year of a 3 year Degree Programme
(This Degree is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), the UK equivalent of the PSI)
BA (Hons) Psychology or BA (Hons) Psychology and Sociology
Napier University, Edinburgh – www.napier.ac.uk
No tuition fees are charged to Irish undergraduates studying in Scotland.
FETAC Higher Education Links Scheme options include:
BSc (Hons) in Applied Psychology (Level 8 PSI Accredited)
IADT, Dún Laoghaire - www.iadt.ie
BA Applied Social Studies in Social Care (Level 8)
Institute of Technology Blanchardstown – www.itb.ie
BA Business & Psychology (Level 8 PSI Accredited)
Dublin Business School – www.dbs.ie
BScoSci Social Science (Level 8)
NUI Maynooth, Co. Kildare – www.nuim.ie
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Fire and Ambulance Service
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CODE: FA
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DURATION: 1 YEAR
& TIMETABLE: 5 DAYS
This course is aimed at those who wish to work in either the Fire or Ambulance Service. Learners who
successfully complete this one year FETAC Level 5 Certificate will gain essential knowledge and skills in
areas relevant to these careers.
This course will increase graduates chances of recruitment to either the Fire or Ambulance Service.
CORE ELEMENTS
I Anatomy and Physiology
I Safety and Health at Work
I Exercise and Fitness
I Maths
I Emergency Department Care Skills and
Occupational First Aid
I Word Processing
I Communications
I Work Experience
OPTIONAL TRAINING
I Fire Warden (Fire Safety and Fire Extinguisher
Training)
I Breathing Apparatus
I Hazardous Substances
I Manual Handling
I Safe Pass
Pre-hospital care courses
I Emergency First Response (EFR) incorporating
Defibrillator Training
I Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
These optional training courses will incur additional
costs and take place during term breaks. EMT
training commences in June with final exams in
September/October.
SUPPORT ELEMENTS
I Applied Maths relevant to working emergency
services equipment
I Applied IT (MS Office 2013)
I Study Skills
I Career Advice and CV Preparation
ASSESSMENT AND CERTIFICATION
I Assessment is based on a combination of work
submitted during the year and exams.
I This course is certified by FETAC.
Learners must pass all 8 subjects to be awarded
a FETAC Level 5 Certificate in Community Health
Services (5M4468) (www.fetac.ie).
I Optional training is certified by external training
agencies.
I Pre-hospital care courses are certified by the
Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC)
and delivered by PHECC recognised institutes and
tutors (www.phecit.ie).
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
I Leaving Certificate/LCA
Applicants should have achieved five passes at
ordinary level. LCA applicants should submit
details of credits awarded.
I Others including Mature Students
Applicants without the entry requirements are
welcome and will be assessed individually.
‘‘
It is recommended that all potential students
volunteer for membership with one of the many
voluntary organisations such as The Order of Malta,
St. Johns Ambulance or The Civil Defence prior to
starting the course.
It is also strongly recommended that potential
students should work towards obtaining a driving
licence.
ADVISORY MEETING
Applicants will have an advisory meeting to offer
guidance and to ensure course suitability – please see
Page 6.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
There are employment opportunities with private
ambulance and event support companies. There are
also career opportunities in the public service for fire
and ambulance personnel (www.publicjobs.ie).
The qualifications gained on this course are also
internationally recognised.
Having worked in the Television & Film industry for almost 8 years, I decided to
take a career break and focus on something I really enjoyed. I decided to pursue a
career in the Fire & Ambulance Service. SCD provided the tools and key skills to
help me achieve this ambition, with the help of their experienced and professional
lecturing staff, I felt encouraged and supported throughout the year. SCD give
students the opportunity and support to further progress their education. I have
secured a permanent full time position in the Fire & Ambulance sector and I am
currently working for Guinness Fire Brigade as a member of the Emergency
Response Unit. Attending the Fire & Ambulance Course proved a very positive step
for me in my career, without which I would not be where I am today.” Peter Collins,
Fire & Ambulance Graduate, 2013
PROGRESSION TO HIGHER EDUCATION
YEAR 1
BFEI
YEAR 2
BFEI
FETAC Level 5
Certificate
Community Health
Services (5M4468)
Community and Emergency Services Management
FETAC Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Health Services Supervisory Management Skills
Or
Remedial and Sports Massage
ITEC Sports Massage
FETAC Higher Education Links Scheme options include:
BA Applied Social Studies in Social Care
BA Sports Management & Coaching
BA Community and Social Development
Institute of Technology Blanchardstown – www.itb.ie
BA (Hons) in Social Care Practice
Institute of Technology Tallaght – www.it-tallaght.ie
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Community and Emergency Services Management
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CODE:CSM
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DURATION: 1 YEAR
& TIMETABLE: 5 DAYS
This course is aimed at those who have completed a Level 5 Award in Community and Health Services.
Completion of the Level 6 Award will further enhance the portfolio of skills of those wishing to gain entry
to the community, emergency and health services area.
This course also offers the opportunity to supplement the FETAC Level 6 Award with optional training at
instructor level in core areas, thus improving employment and progression opportunities both at home
and abroad.
CORE ELEMENTS
I Conflict Management
I Supervisory Management
I Health Promotion
I Disability Awareness
I Boundary Management
I Sports Psychology
I Communications
I Work Experience
SUPPORT ELEMENTS
I Interview Techniques
I Study Skills
I Career Advice and CV Preparation
I HSE Workshops
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
I Applicants should have a FETAC Level 5 in
Community Health Services or equivalent.
I Others including Mature Students
Applicants without the entry requirements are
welcome and will be assessed individually.
ASSESSMENT AND CERTIFICATION
I Assessment is based on a combination of work
submitted during the year and exams.
I Learners must pass all 8 subjects to be awarded
a FETAC Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Health
INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNISED OPTIONAL
Services Supervisory Management Skills
TRAINING COURSES
(6M4978) (www.fetac.ie).
I CFR-I (Cardiac First Responder Instructor)
I EFR-I (Emergency First Response Instructor) (EMT I Optional training courses are certified by the
Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council
is a pre-requisite)
(PHECC) and delivered by PHECC recognised
I BTEC (Basic Tactical Emergency Care) and BOSIET
institutes and tutors (www.phecit.ie).
(Basic Offshore Safety Induction & Emergency
Training)
I STCW-95 (Standards of Training and Certification
of Watchkeeping)
I PEPP (Pediatric Education for Pre-hospital
Practitioners) (EMT is a pre-requisite)
ADVISORY MEETING
Applicants will have an advisory meeting to offer
guidance and to ensure course suitability – please see
Page 6.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Graduates of this course will enhance their employment
opportunities within the fire and ambulance services.
There are also career opportunities in the maritime
environment including the off-shore oil and gas
industry.
The qualifications gained on this course are also
internationally recognised.
These optional training courses will incur additional
costs and take place during term breaks.
Fire & Ambulance ESTI Graduate
of the Year 2013, Harry O’Leary,
being presented with his award
by Joe Brady and Ciaran Curran
from ESTI.
PROGRESSION TO HIGHER EDUCATION
YEAR 1
BFEI
YEAR 2
FETAC Level 6
Advanced Certificate
Health Services
Supervisory
Management Skills
(6M4978)
Learners may apply directly to Higher Education Institutes for entry to degree
programmes including:
BA Applied Social Studies in Social Care
BA Sports Management & Coaching
BA Community and Social Development
Institute of Technology Blanchardstown – www.itb.ie
BA (Hons) in Social Care Practice
Institute of Technology Tallaght – www.ittdublin.ie
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Retail Pharmacy and Retail Sales Assistant
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CODE: YEAR 1 RPA
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DURATION: 1 YEAR
&
TIMETABLE: 5 DAYS
The Retail Pharmacy sector has grown enormously in recent years providing many new job opportunities.
This one year course will give learners the relevant skills and knowledge required for working at the
front-end of pharmacies, interacting with people, giving advice on over-the-counter (OTC) medicines,
healthcare products, beauty and make-up products. Learners will also acquire skills in make-up
application, customer service and retail selling.
CORE ELEMENTS
Learners are prepared for qualifications in the
following:
I Medicines Counter Assistant Certificate: Irish
Pharmacy Union (IPU) (www.ipu.ie)
I Healthcare Products
I Babycare Products
I FETAC Level 5 Certificate in Community Health
Services
I Nutrition
I Anatomy and Physiology
I Retail Selling
I Reception and Frontline Skills
I Word Processing
I Safety and Health at Work
I Customer Service
I Work Experience
I ITEC (International Therapy Examination
Council) (www.itecworld.co.uk)
Certificate in Beauty Consultancy
I Make-Up Application Unit
I Cosmetic Product Knowledge
ASSESSMENT AND CERTIFICATION
I Assessment is based on a combination of work
submitted during the year and exams. The IPU
exam takes place in April/May.
I Learners must pass all 8 FETAC subjects to be
awarded a FETAC Level 5 Certificate in
Community Health Services (5M4468)
(www.fetac.ie).
I Case studies are required for ITEC units.
ITEC apply a rigid set of standards governing
attendance, learning and examinations.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Graduates can look forward to interesting,
rewarding and challenging careers with a wide range
of employment options in:
I Pharmacies
I Health Stores
I Department Stores – Cosmetic Sales
I Beauty or Healthcare Sales Reps
I General Reception
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Year 1
I Leaving Certificate/LCA
Applicants should have achieved five passes at
ordinary level. LCA applicants should submit
details of credits awarded.
I Others including Mature Students
Applicants without the entry requirements are
welcome and will be assessed individually.
ADVISORY MEETING
Applicants will have an advisory meeting to offer
guidance and to ensure course suitability – please
see Page 6.
SUPPORT ELEMENTS
I Manual Handling Training
I Smoking Cessation Workshop (HSE)
I Study Skills
I Career Advice and CV Preparation
RPA Graduate of the Year 2013, Emma Tormley,
pictured receiving her award from Paddy Lavelle, CEO
DDLETB. Emma is currently employed full-time in a
pharmacy in Deansgrange.
PROGRESSION TO HIGHER EDUCATION
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YEAR 1
BFEI
YEAR 2
BFEI
Retail Pharmacy
and Retail Sales
Assistant
Retail Management and Marketing
FETAC Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Retail Management (6M4385).
Learners may also apply through the FETAC Higher Education Links Scheme for
entry to degree programmes.
Beauty and Body Therapy
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CODE: YEAR 1 BD1 YEAR 2 BD2
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DURATION: 1 - 2 YEARS
& TIMETABLE: 5 DAYS
Beauty Therapy is a thriving and dynamic profession. New developments in products, beauty therapy
equipment, practices and procedures are continuously taking place. This course is designed and delivered
to ensure that participants are educated and trained to industry standards.
The course is very intensive and requires a high level of ability, enthusiasm and commitment.
CORE ELEMENTS
Year 1
Learners are prepared for qualifications in the
following:
I ITEC Beauty Specialist
I ITEC Facial Electrics
I ITEC Body Treatments
I ITEC Electrolysis
Year 2
Learners are prepared for qualifications in the
following:
I ITEC IPL/Laser
I ITEC Microdermabrasion
I ITEC Indian Head Massage
I CIDESCO Facial and Body Therapy
SUPPORT ELEMENTS
I Industry Training Courses
I Salon Management & Business Studies
I Study Skills
I Career Advice and CV Preparation
ASSESSMENT AND CERTIFICATION
Year 1
I This course is certified by ITEC (International
Therapy Examination Council)
(www.itecworld.co.uk).
I Examinations take place in April and May.
I Evidence of Treatment (case studies) is
required for ITEC modules.
Year 2
I This course is certified by CIDESCO (Comité
International D’esthétique et de Cosmetologie)
(www.cidesco.com) and ITEC (www.itecworld.co.uk).
I Examinations take place in April and May.
I Evidence of Treatment (case studies) is required
for ITEC modules.
I A thesis is required for CIDESCO certification.
I All certifying bodies apply a rigid set of
standards governing attendance, learning and
examinations.
Graduates can obtain the requisite insurance cover
for professional practice.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Year 1
I Leaving Certificate/LCA
Applicants should have achieved five passes at
ordinary level. LCA applicants should submit
details of credits awarded.
I Others including Mature Students
Applicants without the entry requirements are
welcome and will be assessed individually.
ADVISORY MEETING
Applicants will have an advisory meeting to offer
guidance and to ensure course suitability – see
Page 6. Applicants will also be advised on course
costs, uniform, product kits and registration details.
Year 2
Applicants must have successfully completed Year 1 or
hold Facial, Electrical and Body qualifications from
CIBTAC, ITEC or equivalent.
Other Applicants
Exemptions may apply to applicants in Year 1 or Year 2
who hold previous recognised qualifications.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
There is a high demand for therapists with industry
recognised qualifications. Opportunities exist in a
variety of areas such as:
I Beauty Salons
I Laser/IPL Therapy Clinics
I Health and Wellbeing/Leisure Centres
I Cruise Liners
I Mobile Therapist
I Salon Owner
I Complementary Therapist
I Technical Sales Representative
I Franchising
I Spa Industry
I Teaching/Training
PROGRESSION TO HIGHER EDUCATION
YEAR 1 AND 2
BFEI
YEAR 3
BFEI
Beauty and
Body Therapy
Additional qualifications:
Spa, Health and Wellbeing Therapies, Theatrical & Media Make-Up Artistry,
or Nail Technician.
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Health and Wellbeing Therapies
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CODE: YEAR 1 HWT1
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DURATION: 1 - 2 YEARS
& TIMETABLE: 5 DAYS
In recent years there has been an increasing emphasis on health and wellbeing therapies with a view to
improving both mental and physical health. This is reflected in an expansion of the health and
wellbeing industry and a corresponding increase in employment opportunities for qualified therapists.
This course will focus on providing a comprehensive understanding of a number of therapies to promote
health and wellbeing and maximise vitality. On successful course completion, graduates will achieve
recognised qualifications to engage in professional practice.
CORE ELEMENTS
Year 1
Learners are prepared for the following
qualifications:
I ITEC Holistic Massage
I Anatomy and Physiology
I Body Massage
I ITEC Reflexology
I ITEC Indian Head Massage
I ITEC Facial Skincare
I ITEC Healthy Eating and Wellbeing
SUPPORT ELEMENTS
I Industry Training Courses
I Study Skills
I Career Advice and CV Preparation
ASSESSMENT AND CERTIFICATION
Examinations take place in April and May.
I This course is certified by the International
Therapy Examination Council – ITEC
(www.itecworld.co.uk).
I Evidence of Treatments (case studies) is
required for ITEC qualifications.
I ITEC apply a rigid set of standards governing
attendance, learning and examinations.
Graduates may join many professional associations
and obtain the requisite insurance cover for
professional practice.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Year 1
I Leaving Certificate/LCA
Applicants should have achieved five passes at
ordinary level. LCA applicants should submit
details of credits awarded.
I Others including Mature Students
Applicants without the entry requirements are
welcome and will be assessed individually.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Graduates may practice as qualified therapists and
may find employment in:
I Healing Centres
I Health & Wellbeing Centres
I Spa Salons/Destination Spas
I Hotels
I Beauty Salons
I Cruise Ships
I Leisure Centres
Qualified Therapists are granted exemptions from
subjects already certified.
ADVISORY MEETING
Applicants will have an advisory meeting to offer
guidance and to ensure course suitability – please
see Page 6. Applicants will also be advised on
course costs, uniform, product kits and registration
details.
Anita Murray, being presented with the Patrick O’Reilly Graduate Achievement Award by Collen
Construction Managing Director, Alan Brunton at the College Annual Awards Ceremony in November
2013. Having completed her studies at SCD in 2002, Anita and her business partner successfully
launched the Pink Beauty Emporium in Dundrum Town Centre, and the Pink Signature Day Spa which is
one of Ireland’s largest beauty, spa and wellness destinations. Currently Pink Beauty Group partners,
distribute and represent a variety of brands including CACI Ireland, Magnetic Nails Ireland and Au
Courant and employ over 30 people including many SCD graduates. In her address to the 2013
graduates, Anita related that the experience and education from SCD allowed her to succeed in the
beauty industry. “The tutors were outstanding, the course structure and content was extensive. I
graduated with experience in and knowledge of the most cutting edge and innovative techniques and
business acumen”. Anita Murray, Beauty Therapy Graduate, 2002
PROGRESSION TO HIGHER EDUCATION
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YEAR 1
BFEI
YEAR 2
BFEI
Health & Wellbeing
Therapies
Spa, Health & Wellbeing Therapies including Remedial & Sports Massage
Health and Wellbeing Therapies: Option A: Spa, Health and Wellbeing Therapies. Option B: Remedial and Sports Massage
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CODE: YEAR 2 SHW (OPTION A) RSM (OPTION B)
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DURATION: 1 YEAR
& TIMETABLE: 5 DAYS
The Spa industry is a thriving and dynamic area within the health and wellbeing sector. This course
provides a comprehensive understanding of a wide range of therapies. This course is aimed at
providing a comprehensive understanding of a number of therapies including the developing area of
remedial and sports massage.
Graduates will achieve recognised qualifications to engage in professional practice.
YEAR 2 OPTION A
OPTION B
SPA, HEALTH & WELLBEING THERAPIES
Learners are prepared for qualifications in the
following:
I ITEC Aromatherapy
I ITEC Stone Therapy Massage
I ITEC Thai Massage
I ITEC Spa Treatments
REMEDIAL & SPORTS MASSAGE
Learners are prepared for qualifications in the
following:
I ITEC Sports Massage
SUPPORT ELEMENTS
I Reiki
I Lomi-Lomi Massage
I Industry Training Courses
I Study Skills
I Career Advice and CV Preparation
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Applicants for the Spa, Health & Wellbeing
Therapies course must have successfully
completed Year 1 or hold an Anatomy, Physiology
and Body Massage qualification from CIBTAC, ITEC
or equivalent.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Graduates may practice as qualified therapists and
may find employment in:
I Healing Centres
I Health & Wellbeing Centres
I Spa Salons/Destination Spas
I Hotels
I Beauty Salons
I Cruise Ships
I Leisure Centres
ASSESSMENT AND CERTIFICATION: OPTION A AND B
Examinations take place in April and May.
I This course is certified by the International Therapy
Examination Council – ITEC (www.itecworld.co.uk).
I Evidence of Treatments (case studies) is required
for ITEC qualifications.
I ITEC apply a rigid set of standards governing
attendance, learning and examinations.
SUPPORT ELEMENTS
I Dry-needling
I Kineso Taping
I Study Skills
I Career Advice and CV Preparation
Graduates may join many professional associations
and obtain the requisite insurance cover for
professional practice.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
I Leaving Certificate/LCA
Applicants should have achieved five passes at
ordinary level. LCA applicants should submit
details of credits awarded.
I Others including Mature Students
Applicants without the entry requirements are
welcome and will be assessed individually.
ADVISORY MEETING
Applicants will have an advisory meeting to offer
guidance and to ensure course suitability – please see
Page 6. Applicants will also be advised on course
costs, uniform, product kits and registration details.
Qualified therapists are granted exemptions from
subjects already certified.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Graduates may practice as qualified therapists and
may find employment in:
I Sports Injuries Clinics
I Health & Wellbeing Centres
I Hotels
I Leisure Centres
I Remedial Massage Clinics
PROGRESSION TO HIGHER EDUCATION
YEAR 2
BFEI
YEAR 3
BFEI
Health & Wellbeing
Therapies
Additional qualifications:
Beauty and Body Therapy, Theatrical and Media Make-Up Artistry, or Nail
Technician.
Graduates who successfully complete Year 2 Option B ITEC Diploma in Sports
Massage, may progress to a HETAC Level 7 B.Sc in Applied Health Science
delivered by the Institute of Physical Therapy, upon successful completion of a
short bridging course.
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Nail Technician and Salon Administrator
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CODE: NAIL
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DURATION: 1 YEAR
& TIMETABLE: 5 DAYS
This one year course will provide students with the skills, knowledge and professional qualifications to
work as a Nail Technician and Salon Administrator.
There is also an emphasis on customer service skills, frontline reception skills and health and safety in
the workplace. These skills coupled with Nail Technology and Nail Art will assist a graduate who would
like to work as a Salon Administrator or be self-employed.
CORE ELEMENTS
Learners are prepared for the following
qualifications:
I ITEC Nail Technology Diploma
Nail Extension Systems (gel, acrylic, fibreglass,
overlays)
I ITEC Nail Art Diploma
I FETAC Level 5 Certificate in Community Health
Services
I Manicure, Pedicure and Waxing
I Anatomy and Physiology
I Nutrition
I Customer Service
I Safety and Health at Work
I Word Processing (MS Office 2013)
I Reception and Frontline Office Skills
I Work Experience
I This course is certified by ITEC (International
Therapy Examination Council –
(www.itecworld.co.uk) and FETAC (www.fetac.ie).
I ITEC apply a rigid set of standards governing
attendance, learning and examinations.
I Evidence of Treatments (case studies) are
required for ITEC qualifications.
I Learners must pass all 8 FETAC subjects to be
awarded a FETAC Level 5 Certificate in
Community Health Services (5M4468).
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
I Leaving Certificate/LCA
Applicants should have achieved five passes at
ordinary level. LCA applicants should submit
details of credits awarded.
I Others including Mature Students
Applicants without the entry requirements are
welcome and will be assessed individually.
ADVISORY MEETING
Applicants will have an advisory meeting to offer
guidance and to ensure course suitability – see
Page 6. Applicants will also be advised on course
costs, uniform, product kits and registration details.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Employment opportunities for graduates include:
I Freelance Nail Technician
I Nail Bars
I Beauty Therapy Salons
I Cruise Ships
I Salon Administrator
I Customer Service Representative
SUPPORT ELEMENTS
I Industry Training Courses
I Study Skills
I Career Advice and CV Preparation
I Salon Management Software (Momento)
ASSESSMENT AND CERTIFICATION
I Assessment is based on a combination of work
submitted during the year and exams.
PROGRESSION TO HIGHER EDUCATION
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YEAR 1
BFEI
YEAR 2
BFEI
Nail Technician and
Salon Administrator
Additional qualifications:
Beauty and Body Therapy, Health and Wellbeing Therapies or Theatrical and
Media Make-Up Artistry
Theatrical and Media Make-Up Artistry
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CODE: YEAR 1 TM
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DURATION: 1 YEAR
& TIMETABLE: 5 DAYS
Make-Up Artistry is a rapidly developing profession. The continuing growth of both the media and
entertainment industries present increasing career opportunities. New demands challenge the profession
to high levels of creativity and expertise.
CORE ELEMENTS*
I Make-Up
I Make Up Plan/Work Sheet
I Make-Up Techniques
I Media Make-Up
I Fashion and Photography Make-Up
I Theatrical Make-Up
I 3 Dimensional Make-Up
I High Definition Make-Up
I Special Effects
I Fantasy Make-Up
ASSESSMENT AND CERTIFICATION
I Learners are required to produce portfolios of
work covering a wide range of techniques and
demonstrating artistic flair, good imagination
and creative skills.
I Examinations take place in April and May.
This course is certified by the Confederation of
International Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology
CIBTAC (www.cibtac.com).
I Retail Selling is certified by FETAC (www.fetac.ie).
CIBTAC apply a rigid set of standards governing
attendance, learning and examinations.
Learners will obtain:
I CIBTAC Diploma in Photographic & Media Make-Up
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
I CIBTAC Award in Body Art Design
I Leaving Certificate/LCA
I CIBTAC Award in Airbrush Make-Up for the Face
Applicants should have achieved five passes at
I CIBTAC Award in Camouflage
ordinary level. LCA applicants should submit
I CIBTAC Certificate in Facial Services
details of credits awarded.
I FETAC Retail Selling (Component Award)
I Others including Mature Students
Applicants without the entry requirements are
*This course will be re-structured in 2015/2016,
welcome and will be assessed individually.
please check the College website for updated
information.
Qualified therapists are granted exemptions from
subjects already certified.
SUPPORT ELEMENTS
I Industry Training Courses
I Prosthetics
I Skin Care
I Study Skills
I Career Advice and CV Preparation
ADVISORY MEETING
There is a very high demand for places and early
application is advised. Applicants will have an
advisory meeting to offer guidance and to ensure
course suitability. Places will be offered, on a first
come basis, following the outcome of the personal
Advisory Meeting, subject to the applicant meeting
the entry requirements of the course. Applicants will
also be advised on course costs, uniform, product kits
and registration details.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Graduates work in cosmetic sales, theatre, film,
television and on a range of media productions
including editorials and high fashion (catwalk) as
professional make-up artists.
PROGRESSION TO HIGHER EDUCATION
YEAR 1
BFEI
YEAR 2
BFEI
Theatrical and Media
Make-Up Artistry
Additional qualifications:
Beauty and Body Therapy, Health & Wellbeing Therapies or Nail Technician.
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Computer Science
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CODE: CSC
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DURATION: 1 YEAR
& TIMETABLE: 5 DAYS
Many of the world’s leading information and communications technology companies have a substantial presence
in Ireland including Microsoft, Intel, Google and Dell. This is reflected in a buoyant jobs market for skilled
personnel in this field.
This course is designed for those who want to learn the fundamentals of computer science including computer
programming, computer architecture, database design, and software development for the internet.
CORE ELEMENTS
I Computer Architecture and Systems
I Computer Programming (Java)
I Mathematics for Computing
I Spreadsheets
I Database Methods
I Web Authoring
I Communications
I Work Experience
Learners will gain the knowledge and skills to:
I Understand programming concepts
I Apply software design principles
I Write computer programs using Java
I Understand the inner workings of computers
I Understand how hardware and software interact
I Create and maintain databases
I Plan, design and build websites
SUPPORT ELEMENTS
I Study Skills
I Career Advice and CV Preparation
I eLearning
ASSESSMENT AND CERTIFICATION
I FETAC assessment is based on a combination of
work submitted during the year and exams.
I This course is certified by FETAC.
Learners are prepared for a FETAC Level 5
Certificate in Information Technology (CITXX)
(www.fetac.ie).
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
I Leaving Certificate/LCA
Applicants should have achieved five passes at
ordinary level. LCA applicants should submit
details of credits awarded.
I Others including Mature Students
Applicants without the entry requirements are
welcome and will be assessed individually.
‘‘
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Graduates will have the necessary skills to secure
employment in computer programming or in other roles
in small to medium sized companies. This course offers
school leavers considering a career in computer science
the opportunity to progress to further studies.
ADVISORY MEETING
Applicants will have an advisory meeting to offer
guidance and to ensure course suitability – please
see Page 6.
The course supplies you with a variety of skills to kick start your career
within the IT sector. A broad range of subjects are covered in the course.
During the year, I have become more and more interested in computer
architecture, however, my favourite subjects are java programming and
web authoring. I’m hoping to go on to do a degree within the
programming field in the near future.
Gareth Williams, currently studying Computer Science
PROGRESSION TO HIGHER EDUCATION
YEAR 1
BFEI
YEAR 2
Level 5 Certificate in
Learners may apply through the FETAC Higher Education Links Scheme for
Information Technology entry to degree programmes including:
(CITXX)
BSC (Hons) Computer Science
DIT
www.dit.ie
BSc (Ord) in Computing or
BSc (Ord) in Information Technology Management
IT Tallaght
– www.it-tallaght.ie
BSc (Hons) in Computing in Multimedia Systems/Web Engineering
ITB, Blanchardstown
www.itb.ie
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Games Design and Development
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CODE: GDD
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DURATION: 1 YEAR
& TIMETABLE: 5 DAYS
The games industry in Ireland is a strong and growing industry with Government agencies supporting its
growth. The explosion in on-line activity and the social media revolution are driving phenomenal growth in
the games industry.
This course is designed to introduce technologies and techniques involved in the design and development
of games. Students will learn to view games as a storytelling medium and to convey concepts through
storyboarding techniques and computer graphics. The course is intended to provide a solid foundation in
games design and development.
CORE ELEMENTS
I Animation Layout Design
I Games Analysis Design
I Imaging Processing
I Graphic Design Skills
I Multimedia Authoring
I Web Authoring
I Communications
I Work Experience
Learners will gain the knowledge and skills to:
I Understand gaming concepts
I Conceptualise and storyboard a game
I Apply creative design principles
I Create games stage and objects platforms
I Design, build and program games
I Create assets for use on multiple platforms
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
I Leaving Certificate/LCA
Applicants should have achieved five passes at
ordinary level. LCA applicants should submit
details of credits awarded.
I Others including Mature Students
Applicants without the entry requirements are
welcome and will be assessed individually.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Graduates will have the necessary skills to secure
employment in the games and computer graphics
industries. This course offers school leavers
considering a career in the games industry the
opportunity to progress to further studies.
ADVISORY MEETING
Applicants will have an advisory meeting to offer
guidance and to ensure course suitability – please
see Page 6.
SUPPORT ELEMENTS
I Study Skills
I Career Advice and CV Preparation
I eLearning
ASSESSMENT AND CERTIFICATION
I FETAC assessment is based on a combination of
work submitted during the year.
I This course is certified by FETAC.
Learners are prepared for a FETAC Level 5
Certificate in Creative Media (5M5048)
(www.fetac.ie).
PROGRESSION TO HIGHER EDUCATION
YEAR 1
BFEI
YEAR 2
Level 5 Certificate in
Creative Media
(5M5048)
Learners may apply through the FETAC Higher Education Links Scheme for
entry to degree programmes such as:
BSc Game Design
DIT
www.dit.ie
BSc (Hons) Computer Games Development
IT Carlow
www.itcarlow.ie
BSc (Hons) in Entertainment Systems
Waterford IT
www.wit.ie
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Computer Technician with Cloud Technologies
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CODE: CTC
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DURATION: 1 YEAR
& TIMETABLE: 5 DAYS
This course offers participants the opportunity to obtain an internationally recognised entry level qualification to work in
the Information Communications Technology (ICT) industry. On completion of the course, participants will be able to build
and maintain computing devices and computing networks including installing software and configuring systems hardware
to meet the needs of end users. Participants will learn to build and configure local area networks (LANs) to enable the
sharing of computing resources among users.
Cloud computing is rapidly growing and the demand for cloud computing skills is on the increase. The Cloud elements in
this course will provide course participants with industry standard entry level qualifications to participate in this new and
expanding area.
CORE ELEMENTS
CompTIA A+
I A+Essentials
I A+Practical Applications
I Cloud Essentials
SUPPORT ELEMENTS
I Study Skills
I Career Advice and CV Preparation
I Enterprise Workshops
I e-Learning
VMware
I Certified Associate Cloud
I Certified Associate Workforce Mobility
ASSESSMENT AND CERTIFICATION
I FETAC assessment is based on a combination of
work submitted during the year and exams.
I Learners are prepared for CompTIA and VMware
certification through on-line testing.
I Learners are prepared for a FETAC Level 5
Certificate in Computer Networks and
Maintenance (CCNMX) (www.fetac.ie).
FETAC
I Hardware Essentials
I Systems Software
I Networking Essentials
I Web Authoring
I Database Methods
I Business Computing
I Communications
I Work Experience
Learners will gain the knowledge and skills to:
I Take apart and rebuild a PC
I Troubleshoot and repair hardware issues on
PCs/other ICT devices
I Install and troubleshoot operating systems
including Windows 7 and Windows 8
I Setup and troubleshoot networks
I Understand the fundamentals of web design
and databases
I Compare and contrast cloud delivery models and
services
I Understand appropriate testing techniques when
deploying cloud services
‘‘
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
No formal qualifications in computing are required for
entry to the course. However, applicants should display an interest in configuring and repairing computers and networks. Each application will be assessed
individually.
The course is also suitable for those who wish to upskill, retrain or change their career.
ADVISORY MEETING
Applicants will have an advisory meeting to offer
guidance and to ensure course suitability, please see
Page 6.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Graduates will have the necessary skills to secure
employment in supporting small to medium office
computer networks or to work in computer
manufacturing, repair and maintenance.
CompTIA and VMware qualifications are of great value
as the demand for skilled networking support
professionals continues to grow. These qualifications
validate the latest skills needed by today’s computer
support professionals.
I came to SCD with the motivation of getting qualified and securing a full time job. Being a
mature student in the PC Maintenance class was a challenge, I had to learn how to study
again. Once I got the hang of everything, I started to thrive on the challenges, and I found
myself signing up for the CISCO course. Once I gained the CISCO Certified Network Associate
qualification, so many doors opened for me. I was applying for jobs I never thought I could
possibly apply for. I'm now working in the UK for a CISCO Gold Partner where my
qualifications are valued. I owe it to SCD's Tutors for their passion and guidance"
Ciaran McDonald, Graduate of PC Maintenance (2012), and CISCO (2013).
PROGRESSION TO HIGHER EDUCATION
YEAR 1
BFEI
YEAR 2
BFEI
YEAR 3
Computer Technican
with Cloud
Technologies
Cisco Certified Network
Associate
Learners may apply directly to DIT for advanced
entry to second year of the Network Technologies
Degree.
- www.dit.ie
Applications are assessed on a case by case basis.
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CISCO Certified Network Associate
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CODE: CCNA
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DURATION: 1 YEAR
& TIMETABLE: 5 DAYS MORNINGS OPTION
Computer networks are a vital resource for organisations in the public and private sectors, many of which now
have to confront a shortage of skilled personnel needed to design, build and maintain their networks.
The aim of this programme is to equip participants with the knowledge and skills needed to design, build and
secure small to medium sized networks. Those who successfully complete the programme are trained to a level
where they can gain the CCNA qualification. This is an industry standard qualification in networking, and is highly
regarded in the computer industry.
CORE ELEMENTS
Cisco
I Introduction to Local Area Networking: core LAN
concepts
I Configure basic routing and advanced routing
I Configure basic switching
I Wide Area Networks (WANs): configure remote
access routing
FETAC
I Network Models & Technologies
I Routing Technologies
I Switching Basics
I WAN Technologies
SUPPORT ELEMENTS
I Study Skills
I Career Advice and CV Preparation
I Enterprise Workshops
I eLearning
ASSESSMENT AND CERTIFICATION
I Assessment is based on a combination of work
submitted during the year and online exams.
I This course is certified by Cisco (www.cisco.com)
and FETAC (www.fetac.ie).
I Learners are prepared for modules leading to the
FETAC Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Computer
Network Technology (CCNTX) (www.fetac.ie).
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Modules may be changed or replaced as the
College deems necessary in a dynamically evolving Applicants should have successfully completed the
core elements of the Computer Technician with
discipline.
Cloud Technologies course or equivalent.
Learners will gain the knowledge and skills to:
or
I Build, troubleshoot and repair small to medium
sized networks
Applicants should have relevant experience in the
I Configure and troubleshot Cisco routers and
computing industry.
switches
I Understand how Wide Area Networks including
I Others including Mature Students
the internet work
Applicants without the entry requirements are
I Build and troubleshoot Wide Area Networks
welcome and will be assessed individually.
I Subnet ip addresses
I Understand the fundamentals of network
ADVISORY MEETING
security
Applicants will have an advisory meeting to offer
guidance and to ensure course suitability – please
see Page 6.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Course graduates are qualified to be self-employed.
There is also a wide choice of IT careers in technical
support, network design and administration open to
graduates including:
I Field Service Technician
I Network Support Technician
I Help Desk Technician
I Network Administrator
I Network Installer
I Network Engineer
‘‘
Having graduated with a Masters in Economy
with Networking in 2006 in Poland, I came to
Ireland, and I found I needed to extend my IT
skills. After looking for courses, I choose to
enrol in the SCD CISCO course. My peers
thought that as a woman, I was not suited to
this area of technology. As it turned out, I
enjoyed particularly the content, practical
labs and my teacher's knowledge and
assistance with my queries. My colleagues in
the class made me feel that gender wasn't an
issue. I graduated from SCD CISCO course in
2013 and took the experience and knowledge
gained with me to my next step in life. I
recommend IT to all women in Ireland, don't be
afraid to do it, it's worth it." Ewelina Skordis
(Chmielewska), CISCO Graduate 2013
PROGRESSION TO HIGHER EDUCATION
YEAR 1
BFEI
YEAR 2
Cisco Certified
Network Associate
Learners may apply directly to DIT for advanced
entry to second year of the Network Technologies
Degree.
- www.dit.ie
Applications are assessed on a case by case basis.
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Certificate and Diploma in Creative Multimedia with App Development
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CODE: YEAR 1 CM1 YEAR 2 CM2
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DURATION: 1 - 2 YEARS
& TIMETABLE: 5 DAYS
CERTIFICATE IN CREATIVE MULTIMEDIA
The certificate course is aimed at learners who have a creative ability and enjoy working with digital technologies.
Learners are provided with the practical and technical knowledge necessary to create websites and interactive
media products using the latest software and computers.
DIPLOMA IN CREATIVE MULTIMEDIA
The diploma course builds on the skills acquired in Year 1 and learners progress into new aspects of creative
multimedia. Learners acquire knowledge in: App development for mobile devices, developing dynamic websites
and audio/video production.
Year 1
Certificate in Creative Multimedia
CORE ELEMENTS
I Digital Imaging I (Photoshop & Illustrator)
I Interactive Animation (Flash)
I Graphic Design
I Web Design & Development (HTML5, CSS3,
Javascript & Dreamweaver CC)
I Digital Publishing & Presentation Skills (InDesign)
Learners will gain the knowledge and skills to:
I Plan, design, and build websites with banner
advertising using HTML5, CSS Stylesheets,
Javascript and Flash technologies
I Design and manipulate photographs and vector
graphics for web and print
I Apply the principles of graphic design to all
projects
I Create print material using digital publishing
software
I Create digital publications for tablets and
iphones.
Year 2
Diploma in Creative Multimedia or
Diploma in Creative Multimedia and Web/App
Development
CORE ELEMENTS
I Digital Imaging & Exhibition (Photoshop &
Illustrator)
I Advanced Graphic Design
I Video Editing (Premiere Pro)
I Content Management Systems (Joomla)
I Relational Database Development
I Mobile App Development*
*Only learners who complete this additional
module will obtain the Diploma in Creative
Multimedia and Web/App Development.
Learners will gain the knowledge and skills to:
I Develop Mobile Apps for smartphones and
tablets (iPhone, iPad, Android etc)
I Create industry ready artwork with Photoshop
and Illustrator for digital and print media
I Make videos using stock motion photography,
apply effects, transitions, sound and upload to
YouTube
I Design Interface prototypes for interactive
systems
I Design and build dynamic websites using Joomla
Content Management System (CMS)
Year 1
I Leaving Certificate/LCA
Applicants should have achieved five passes at
ordinary level. LCA applicants should submit
details of credits awarded.
I Others including Mature Students
Applicants without the entry requirements are
welcome and will be assessed individually.
Year 2
Applicants must have successfully completed Year 1 and
have a satisfactory attendance record. Other applicants
with an approved equivalent qualification which
includes core elements from Year 1 (Digital Imaging,
Interactive Animation and Web Design & Development)
will be considered subject to availability.
ADVISORY MEETING
Applicants will have an advisory meeting to offer
guidance and to ensure course suitability – please see
Page 6.
SUPPORT ELEMENTS
Year 1 and Year 2
I Study Skills
I Career Advice and CV Preparation
I eLearning
I Enterprise Workshops
ASSESSMENT AND CERTIFICATION
I Assessment is based on assignments and
projects submitted during the year.
I Certification is awarded by the Institute of
Commercial Management (ICM) (www.icm.ac.uk).
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Job opportunities are available in specialist interactive
media and web design companies. There is also a range
of exciting employment opportunities available in areas
such as advertising, publishing, telecommunications,
education, training and television.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Applicants should have:
I basic computing skills
I an aptitude for creativity and design
I a keen interest in various media formats
PROGRESSION TO HIGHER EDUCATION
YEAR 1 AND 2
BFEI
YEAR 3 AND 4
Diploma in Creative
Multimedia/Diploma in
Creative Multimedia
& Web/App Development
BA or BSc (Hons) in Multimedia
University of Wales Trinity St David and
Swansea Metropolitan - www.smu.ac.uk
Entry to 2nd year of a 3 year degree
Diploma in Creative
Multimedia & Web/App
Development
BSc (Ord) in Information Technology
(Creative Multimedia)
LIT Tipperary – www.lit.ie/Tipperary
Entry to 2nd year of a 3 year degree
Former Creative Multimedia Diploma
graduates have also progressed to Multimedia
Degree Programmes in Institutes including:
IADT Dún Laoghaire – www.iadt.ie and
ITB – Blanchardstown – www.itb.ie
Applications to all the above Institutes are
assessed on a case by case basis.
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YEAR 5
BSc (Hons) in Information
Technology (Creative Multimedia)
LIT Tipperary – www.lit.ie/Tipperary
Graduate Diploma in Creative Multimedia
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CODE: YEAR 1 GDCM
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DURATION: 1 YEAR
& TIMETABLE: 5 DAYS MORNINGS OPTION
GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN CREATIVE MULTIMEDIA
The graduate diploma course provides the essential knowledge and skills to design and develop
interactive digital media content. It appeals to a variety of applicants: graduates from other disciplines,
those who would like to change their career path and those who need to up skill in the latest technologies.
The course combines the core elements of the Certificate and Diploma course into one year.
Learning methodologies emphasis a problem solving and experimental approach to projects. The main
focus is to provide graduates with the relevant industry skills set.
CORE ELEMENTS
I Digital Imaging (Photoshop & Illustrator)
I Interactive Animation (Flash)
I Web Design & Development (HTML5, CSS3,
Javascript & Dreamweaver CC)
I Graphic Design
I Video Editing (Premiere Pro)
I Database Development with SQL*
I Web Programming (ASP.NET)*
*Only learners who complete these additional
modules will obtain the Graduate Diploma in
Creative Multimedia and Web Programming
Learners will gain the knowledge and skills to:
I Plan, design, and build websites with banner
advertising using XHTML or HTML5, CSS
Stylesheets, Javascript and Flash technologies
I Design and manipulate photographs and vector
graphics for web and print
I Apply the principles of graphic design to all
projects
I Make videos using stock motion photography,
apply effects, transitions, sound and upload to
YouTube
I Design and develop dynamic web sites using
ASP.NET and SQL Server database.
SUPPORT ELEMENTS
I Study Skills
I Career Advice and CV Preparation
I eLearning
I Enterprise Workshops
ASSESSMENT AND CERTIFICATION
I Assessment is based on assignments and
projects submitted during the year.
I Certification is awarded by the Institute of
Commercial Management (ICM) (www.icm.ac.uk).
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Applicants should have an aptitude for creativity
and design, a proven interest in computing and an
ability to work unsupervised.
Applicants should have a primary degree in any
discipline or at least 2 years of relevant further
education studies. While a portfolio is not
compulsory, applicants are advised to bring a
portfolio of relevant work to the advisory meeting.
ADVISORY MEETING
Applicants will have an advisory meeting to offer
guidance and to ensure course suitability – please
see Page 6.
‘‘
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Job opportunities are available in specialist
interactive media and web design companies.
There is also a range of exciting employment
opportunities available in areas such as
advertising, publishing, telecommunications,
education, training and television.
Having worked as an Electronic Design
Engineer for 15+ years, I took a career
break and worked for 2 years on a
voluntary basis as a Web Publisher for a
primary and secondary school. Thereafter,
I decided to pursue a career in Web
Development. The GDCM course in SCD
provided a perfect opportunity to gain
exposure to all aspects of Creative
Multimedia development. I finished the
course in June 2012 and in July, I took on a
6 month internship in a medical publishing
company, MedMedia Ireland, working on
dynamic web platform development.
Thereafter, I secured a permanent position
as a Web Developer. Hence, attending the
GDCM course has proved a very
positive career step for me”. Una Quinlan Graduate Diploma in Creative Multimedia,
2012.
PROGRESSION TO HIGHER EDUCATION
YEAR 1
BFEI
YEAR 2 AND 3
Graduate Diploma in
Creative Multimedia/
Graduate Diploma
in Creative Multimedia
and Web Programming
BA or BSc (Hons) in Multimedia
University of Wales Trinity St David and
Swansea Metropolitan – www.smu.ac.uk
Entry to 2nd year of a 3 year degree
Graduate Diploma in
Creative Multimedia and
Web Programming
BSc (Ord) in Information Technology
(Creative Multimedia)
LIT Tipperary – www.lit.ie/Tipperary
Entry to 2nd year of a 3 year degree
YEAR 4
BSc (Hons) in Information
Technology (Creative Multimedia)
LIT Tipperary – www.lit.ie/Tipperary
Applications to the above Institutes are
assessed on a case by case basis.
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Advanced Computer Skills for the Cloud
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CODE: ACS
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DURATION: 1 YEAR
& TIMETABLE: 5 DAYS MORNING OPTION
The modern office environment demands more than a basic knowledge of computer applications. It
requires advanced skills and an ability to combine familiar office desktop applications with aspects of the
cloud.
This course is designed for those who want to acquire the skills to use computer applications at an
advanced level in the modern office environment using the latest technologies such as Office 365, Google
Docs, Apple iCloud and Dropbox which facilitate the storing, editing and sharing of documents on-line.
CORE ELEMENTS
I Spreadsheets
I Word Processing
I Database Methods
I Desktop Publishing
I eBusiness Studies
I Information and Communication Systems
I Communications
I Work Experience
Learners will gain the knowledge and skills to:
I Share documents on-line using the latest
technologies such as Office 365,
Google Docs, Apple iCloud and Dropbox
I Design a spreadsheet to analyse business
strategies
I Design documents and reports using advanced
features of word processing
I Use a wide range of database functions in order
to manipulate, retrieve and output information
using queries, searching/sorting fields, and
reports
I Generate graphic content using a DTP
application to create, import, capture and
manipulate images and drawings in response to
client briefs
I Understand the evolution of eBusiness and how
the internet operates as a global
communications network
I Demonstrate personal initiative and
resourcefulness in responding to clients briefs.
SUPPORT ELEMENTS
I Presentation Software (Powerpoint)
I MS Office 365
I Study Skills
I Career Advice and CV Preparation
I eLearning
ADVISORY MEETING
Applicants will have an advisory meeting to offer
guidance and to ensure course suitability – please see
Page 6.
ASSESSMENT AND CERTIFICATION
I Assessment is based on a combination of work
submitted during the year and exams.
I This course is certified FETAC (www.fetac.ie).
Learners who successfully achieve all 8 subjects
will attain the Level 5 Certificate in Information
Processing (5M2067).
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
There are many career opportunities in business for
graduates with advanced IT skills including:
I Office Administrator
I Office Manager
I Personal/Executive Assistant
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
I Leaving Certificate/LCA
Applicants should have achieved five passes at
ordinary level. LCA applicants should submit
details of credits awarded.
I Others including Mature Students
Applicants without the entry requirements are
welcome.
PROGRESSION TO HIGHER EDUCATION
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YEAR 2
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Level 5 Certificate in
Information Processing
(5M2067)
Digital and Social Media Marketing
Advanced Certificate in Business
FETAC Level 6 (6M4985)
Evening Courses
Classes are held on Monday and Tuesday
evenings 6:30pm-9:30pm
ACCOUNTING
Accounting Technician
Accounting Technicians Ireland
Enrolments for September 2014 are
accepted from June 2014
Book online at www.bfei.ie
ART AND DESIGN
Life Drawing and Art Portfolio
FETAC
COMPUTING AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Advanced Web Design
Web Programming with PHP and MySQL
Computer Graphic Design
Get Social on the Net
FETAC
FETAC
FETAC
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BEAUTY AND HOLISTIC THERAPIES
Diploma in Holistic Massage
Nutrition
Make-Up and Skin Care
Introduction to Aromatherapy and Body Massage
ITEC
FETAC
N/A
N/A
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From June 2014
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EDUCATION INSTITUTE
Main Street
Blackrock
Tel: (01) 280 0385
Fax: (01) 280 0386
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.bfei.ie
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