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Leisure, Recreation and Tourism Courses Leisure & Recreation Management

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Sports and Exercise Science (Health and Fitness)

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Sports Coaching

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Tourism

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Travel & Tourism Management

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Business and Computer Courses Computer Business Applications

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Business and Legal Office Skills

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HND in Business Studies

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Care Services Courses Pre-Nursing Studies

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Disability & Healthcare Support

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Healthcare Support; Pre Paramedic Studies

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Certificate in Social Studies

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Social Care Diploma (Care Practice)

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Childcare Courses Childcare Studies

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Advanced Certificate in Childcare & Education

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Performing and Creative Arts Courses

Last year Inchicore graduates were offered Degree and Diploma places at Universities and Colleges in Ireland and the UK. In many instances students received time credit of up to two years for courses completed at Inchicore

Theatre Studies: Performance

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Dance Studies

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Technical Theatre

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Costume Design & Make-Up

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Art and Design

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Creative Writing and Cultural Studies

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Adult and Community Education Returning to Education - Community Care and Education Studies

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Returning to Education - Business and Information Technology

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Lifelong Learning BTEI Childcare (Part-time)

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General Studies and Employment Skills (Part-time)

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Basic Fitness (Part-Time)

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General Information Information on Fees, Grants, VTOS, College Services

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What next for you? As you start on your new path of learning, here are some of ICFE’s highlights and facilities ICFE provides courses in the following areas: Sport, Recreation and Tourism. Business and Computer Studies. Caring Services including Social Care, Childcare, Care Services and Pre-Nursing Pre-Paramedic, Health and Fitness Theatre Studies and Dance. Art and Design. Creative Writing and Cultural Studies Facilities computer rooms | internet access | gymnasium language laboratory | canteen two dance studios | recording studio | student library |college theatre | study facility Sports Hall and leisure facilities incorporating a P.E. hall, new gym, aerobic studio, creche and all-weather pitches. College life & Student support Sports | cultural activities |foreign exchanges PLC maintenance grants | career guidance counselling | adult education | VTOS | special needs support services.


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Students participate in many sports and cultural activities throughout the year and there are also opportunities for international work experience to European Countries.

3 The College offers a friendly and supportive environment, a full career guidance service is available as well as counselling and educational support services

Mature students, i.e. 20 years of age and over are invited to contact the college about returning to study and how to gain valuable qualifications certified by FETAC and other relevant examining bodies.

Inchicore College is easily accessable with the LUAS Red line stopping around the corner at Suir Road and connecting to Tallaght, Heuston Station, Connolly Station and Dublin city centre

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Images from work experience in Sweden, France, Italy, Austria and The Netherlands.

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European Work Experience from Inchicore College Students from several courses at Inchicore College are offered three weeks fully funded international work experiencein the following countries: Sweden, The Netherlands, Austria, Italy and France. The European Union funds all of our European programmes through Léargas, The Exchange Bureau and National Agency for Leonardo da Vinci, Ireland. The European Union funds all of our European programmes through Léargas, The Exchange Bureau and National Agency for Leonardo da Vinci, Ireland.

What this means for you: •3 weeks work experience abroad •Fully funded •Gain skills for employment •Gain EuroPass documentation

Education and Culture

Leonardo da Vinci

Education and Culture

Socrates

Our European programme is designed to assist students in preparation for work by providing quality placements in their chosen vocational area within the member states of the European Union. Inchicore College has been involved in many European Projects over the past twelve years. Past students use the skills acquired from their International Experience to gain full time employment.

Life Long Learning Programme Life Long Learning Programme The objectives of this EU programme are: •To contribute to the development of the Community as an advanced knowledge based society •To achieve sustainable economic development, better jobs, greater social cohesion and ensure protection of the environment for future generations •To foster exchange, cooperation and mobility between education and training systems within the Community.

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Leisure & Recreation Management 6

QQI Level 6

equivalance

2 Year Course

This course, which is validated by EDEXCEL/BTEC at Higher National Diploma level is intended primarily to prepare candidates for employment in the sport and leisure industry and/or to progress to Higher Education in the area of Sport and Recreation.

Certification BTEC HND in Sport (Leisure Management) FETAC: Sport & Recreation DSRXX Entry Requirements Candidates should have passed five subjects (Grade D) in the Leaving Certificate, to include English and one subject at higher level. Additional Requirements Candidates should also be in good health. Candidates should show a positive interest in Sport and Leisure activities and be aware of community needs. An interest in all aspects of sport is required.

Course Director Eamon McGinley

Description

Course Content

The course is full-time and requires attendance five days per week and is of two years duration. Students undertake a block of work experience in each year. Students are given extensive training in playing a variety of sports and leisure pursuits along with a comprehensive range of subjects in the areas of leisure management and administration.

Year 1

Year 2

The Sport and Leisure Industry

Research Project

Physical Activity, Lifestyle and Wellbeing

Operating and Managing a Sport and Leisure Facility

Marketing Principles

Law and Sport and Leisure Operations

Managing Resources in Sport and Leisure Management Employment Law

Event Management in Sport and Leisure

Anatomy and Physiology for Sport and Leisure

Customer Service

Instructing Physical Activity and Exercise

Work-Based Experience

Physical Education

Managing in the Health and Fitness Industry

Work Experience

Managing Sports Development

Sport and Recreation Studies

Lifeguarding

Leisure Facility Operations

Physical Education

Occupational First Aid

N.C.E.F.

Swimming and Water Safety

Small Business Enterprise


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Career Prospects Graduates of this course have been very successful in gaining employment in the Sport and Leisure industry both in Ireland and abroad. Examples of places of employment include:

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Graduates have also availed of the opportunity to further their education by gaining entry to Third Level Degree Courses in many different Universities and Colleges in Ireland and Britain.

Students have followed degree courses in: Leisure and Recreation Management, Physical Education, Sports Science, Sociology of Sport, Primary Teaching and Sports Psychology.

Gavin Finn completed the HND in Sport and Leisure Management in Inchicore College along with the N.C.E.F. Fitness Instructor qualification.

He then started working in the newly opened Swan Leisure Centre in Rathmines where he now holds the position of Operations Manager. Gavin commented that the Leisure Management Course in

Inchicore College was pivitol in getting him started in the leisure industry and gave him the foundation on which to build a career.

Additional Certification Students are provided with the opportunity to receive the following additional certification: Occupational First Aid Award N.C.E.F (National Certificate in Exercise and Fitness) University of Limerick Life-Guarding Students can participate in a variety of sports at Higher Education Level. These sports may include: Gaelic Football, Soccer, Basketball & Rugby. The following sports are also catered for at CDVEC Level: Cross-country, Track and Field Athletics, Swimming and Golf.

Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.

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graduate profile

Sports Halls, Swimming Pools, Leisure Pools, Leisure Centres, Hotel Leisure Facilities, Outdoor Education Centres, National Governing Bodies of Sport, Schools, Sales and Marketing, Sports Development and Sports Retail Outlets.


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Sport and Exercise Science (Health and Fitness) 8

QQI Level 6

equivalance

2 Year Course Certification BTEC HND in Sport FETAC: Sport & Recreation DSRXX Entry Requirements Candidates are expected to have five subjects (Grade D) in the Leaving Certificate, to include one subject at higher level. Additional Requirements Candidates should have a keen interest in sport and fitness. They should be currently active in a sporting field as a player or coach, a member of a gym or have an interest in physical and personal health. Course Director Karen Parkinson

This course aims to give students a thorough knowledge of all aspects of the practical side of the health and fitness industry. If all areas of the options are taken a candidate will be in a position to be self employed as a life coach, personal trainer, or sporting coach.

Course Description

Course Content

This course is a full-time two year course. It requires attendance five days a week. There will be a two week work experience block each year. Students are given extensive training in all aspects of the health and fitness industry, with an emphasis on Fitness Testing, Personal Training and Lifestyle Coaching. Students will learn how to coach various sports, how to test individuals fitness, design and prescribe gym fitness programmes. Students will visit and experience a range of leisure complexes and gyms.

Year 1 Sport and Leisure Industry Sport and Exercise Psychology Nutrition for Sport and Exercise Field Based Testing Lifestyle and Wellbeing Health Promotion

Year 2 Training and Fitness for Sport and Exercise Anatomy and Physiology Work Based Experience Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology

Applied Coaching

Injury Prevention and Treatment in Sport and Exercise

Employment Law

Managing Sports Development. Design and Operation in Sports and Leisure Management

Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.


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Progression and Career Prospects Graduates of this course will have a range of further study or career options. Graduates may choose to pursue further education in sports science, sports rehabilitation or PE with our link colleges in Ireland or abroad.

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With the NCEF cert, graduates may become self-employed as a fitness trainer, personal trainer or Life coach. Employment may also be found working as an exercise instructor in a gym or coaching badminton, Olympic handball and soccer in schools or the community. Reuben Holden

Students are provided with the opportunity to receive certification from the following Awarding Bodies: Occupational First Aid Award N.C.E.F (National Certificate in Exercise and Fitness) University of Limerick FAI Soccer Kickstart 1 & 2 Youth Cert Vollyball Coaching Candidates should be highly motivated with a desire to be self employed as a personal trainer or life coach or to move on to further education in sports science or as a PE teacher. Candidates should have good communication skills.

intern with Colaiste Dhulaigh, and I plan on returning to education again in 2012 to do a post graduate course to become a teacher. Without Inchicore College and the support of its brilliant staff, this would not have been possible for me.�

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graduate profile Additional Certification

“After leaving school I tried various different jobs and I could see no long term future in any of them. Because of this I decided to return to education. I completed the Leisure & Recreation, Health and Fitness Diploma in 2010. The course gives an excellent foundation to

build on. As the modules are varied enough to provide a range of further study options. After completing my studies in Inchicore College, I gained advanced entry into the final year of the BSc (Hons) in Sports Business in the University of the West of England in 2011. I am currently working as an


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Sports Coaching 10

QQI Level 5 1 Year Course

This one year course is ideal for anyone who intends to enter the sports world as a profession. It offers students valuable coaching experience while experiencing several different sports. The students work closely with FAI, GAA, IBA, V.A.I.

Certification FEATC: Sport and Recreation DRSXX Entry Requirements Five passes in the Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent. Admittance to the course will depend on an interview based on the candidate’s suitability

Course Description

Course Content

Career opportunities

This course is one year fulltime. Students will be required to undertake one day per week and a two week block of work experience. Students will be given extensive training in playing skills, techniques and coaching skills of a number of key sports. Students will acquire the knowledge and practical skills as an introduction into the fitness sector.

Sport and Recreation Studies

Options for graduates from this course such include: Working with National Governing Bodies, Sport Development Officers. Gym Instructors. Many of our students progress to the Higher National Diplomas that are offered at Inchicore College of Further Education. On successful completion of this course, students can use this certificate to fulfil the entry requirement of having passed a higher level Leaving Certificate subject. Students may also avail of the Higher Education Links Scheme to access courses in many Institutes of Technology. Our Career Guidance department will guide you through the steps involved.

Exercise and Fitness Health Related Fitness Anatomy and Physiology Work Experience Communications Nutrition Occupational First Aid

Additional Certification Course Director Tony Reilly

National Governing Body Coaching awards in: FAI, GAA IOHA, VAI


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He completed further studies in Glasgow University where he received an Honours Degree. Shane went on to complete a Masters in Sports Science at University of Ulster.

Shane is currently employed as a Teacher in the CDVEC.

Sports Students can participate in a variety of sports at Higher Education Level. These sports may include: Gaelic Football Soccer Hockey Basketball Rugby The following sports are also catered for at Leinster Schools and/or CDVEC Level: Cross-country, Track and Field Athletics, Swimming and Golf.

Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.

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graduate profile

Shane McCormack is a graduate of Sports Coaching. After successfully completing this course he completed the two year HND in Leisure Management in ICFE.


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Tourism 12

QQI Level 5 1 Year Course

This is a one year Tourism course validated by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI). It aims to provide people with the knowledge, practical experience and skills necessary to successfully pursue a career in the Tourism industry.

Certification FETAC: Tourism Code: DTXXX Entry Requirements Candidates must obtain a minimum of five passes (Grade D3) in the Leaving Certificate or the Leaving Certificate Applied, to include English. Additional Requirements All candidates will be interviewed and should show a positive interest in pursuing a career in Tourism, have good communication skills and have an interest in dealing with people.

Course Director Elaine O’Reilly

Course Description

Course Content

Additional Information

This is a one year full time course. One day each week is assigned to industry work experience. In addition, all students must complete a two week block of work experience during the academic year. Students will have the opportunity to complete a portion of this work experience in another European country, funded by the Leonardo da Vinci Mobility Programme.

Tourism Awareness Heritage Travel and Tourism Services Industry Work Experience Travel Destinations Reservation Systems

Specialist speakers from the Tourism Industry are invited to speak to the students on a regular basis. Field trips are organised by the college to allow students to assess the background of successful commercial tourism operations. Assignments and projects are designed to be applicable and relevant to practical scenarios within the tourism industry.

Business Skills Business Calculations Business Administration Computer Applications Communication Skills Customer Service Communications French Occupational First-Aid

Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.


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Field trip to Giant’s Causeway, Co. Antrim

Following graduation, Shirsha has embarked on the BTEC Higher National Diploma in Travel & Tourism Management in the College and hopes to graduate in June 2014.

She is currently gaining work experience in the European Department of the College. On completion of the Higher National Diploma, Shirsha plans to pursue a career in the airline industry.

Additional Certification Certificate in Occupational First Aid HSA Certificate in Airline Reservation Systems (Amadeus) Airport ground operations course (ATRS)

Career Prospects On completion of this course students gain employment in airlines, hotels, tour operators, tourist offices, heritage centres, travel agencies etc. Successful students will be eligible for entry to the two year Higher National Diploma course (irrespective of Leaving Certificate results).

Students on work placement in Salerno. Italy

ICFE student snow-mobiling in Arjeplog, Northern Sweden

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Shirsha Biswas is an international student who graduated from Inchicore College with a FETAC level 5 Award in Travel and Tourism in June 2012.


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Travel & Tourism Management 14

Certification BTEC Higher National Diploma in Travel & Tourism Management

This course, which is validated by EDEXCEL/BTEC at Higher National Diploma level, is to prepare candidates for employment in the tourism industry or to progress to Higher Education in the areas of tourism or general management. It is structured to provide knowledge of the operational context within which tourism functions. This includes the history, structure, organisation and issues pertaining to tourism.

FETAC Component Certificate: Tourism

Course Description

Course Content

This is a two year full-time course. One day each week is assigned to industry work experience with additional block placements during each academic year. Students will have the opportunity to complete a portion of this work experience in another European country, funded by the Leonardo da Vinci Mobility Programme. Specialist speakers from the Tourism Industry are invited to speak to the students, on a regular basis. Field Trips are organised by the College to allow students to assess the background of successful commercial tourist operations. Assignments and projects are designed to be applicable and relevant to practical scenarios within the Tourism Industry.

Year 1 Travel and Tourism Sector

QQI Level 6

equivalance

2 Year Course

Entry Requirements Candidates should have attained a minimum of five passes in the Leaving Certificate to include English with one subject at higher level. Additional Requirements All candidates will be interviewed and should show a positive interest in pursuing a career in Tourism, good communication skills and have some experience in dealing with people. Course Director Elaine O’Reilly

Contemporary Issues in Tourism Tourist Destinations Work Based Experience Travel Services Finance and Funding Marketing in Travel and Tourism Business Health Check

Year 2 Sustainable Tourism Development Law and Ethics Research The Developing Manager Human Resource Management Heritage and Cultural Management

French

Travel and Tourism Entrepreneurs

Information Technology

Event Management French Information Technology Communications

Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.


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Career Prospects

Nicola Mc Kinley graduated from Inchicore College with a Higher National Diploma in Travel & Tourism Management in June 2009. She gained entry to the 3rd year of the BA Tourism Management Degree in Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh. Nicola graduated

from Queen Margaret in August 2011 with a BA ( hons) in Tourism Management. She his currently working as a Tourism Services Advisor with "Visit Scotland" and hopes to progress to a strategic managerial role within that organisation.

On completion of this course students gain employment in areas such as airlines, hotels, tour operators, tourist offices, heritage centres, travel

graduate profile Additional Certification Successful students receive the following qualifications; Certificate in Airline Reservation Systems (Amadeus) Airport Ground Operations Course (ATRS)

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agencies.

Many graduates avail of the opportunity to further their studies to degree level in Ireland, Scotland or the U.K. A significant number of universities offer advanced entry to students who hold the Higher National Diploma.


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Computer Business Applications 16

QQI Level 5 1 Year Course Certification FETAC Level 5 Information Processing Award

Entry Requirements Students who have reached a Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied standard are invited to apply. Mature students without formal qualifications but who have relevant experience may also apply.

Additional Requirements Admittance to the course will depend on satisfying an interview board of the candidate’s suitability.

This course will provide a sound foundation in the practical use of a wide variety of computer application packages. It will be of benefit to anyone interested in a career in a business or commercial computer environment. The aim is to give the students proficiency in a number of computer based skills which would be of value particularly in a business environment.

Description

Course Content

The course is full time for one year. Students will be required to attend lectures four days a week and one day a week will be given to work experience. There is a strong emphasis on the practical elements in each module. Successful students will obtain the QQI Level 5 Information Processing Award.

Word Processing The Internet & Web Design Spreadsheets Databases Information and Communications Systems Desktop Publishing Communications Work Experience There is a strong emphasis on the practical elements in each module.

Course Director Patricia Donaghy

Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.


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Career Prospects

Graduates may also avail of the opportunity to further their education by gaining entry to various Institutes of Technology in Ireland to study on Higher Certificate and Degree level programmes.

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Graduates of this course would be able to seek employment in the following areas: computer operatives, administration, sales, secretarial work and technical support.


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Business and Legal Office Skills 18

QQI Level 5 1 Year Course Certification FETAC: Business Administration 5M2468 ILEX: CILEX (UK) Legal Assistant Certificate (level 5 equivalent) Entry Requirements Students who have reached a Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied standard are invited to apply. Mature students without formal qualifications but who have relevant experience may also apply. Additional Requirements Admittance to the course will depend on satisfying an interview board of the candidate’s suitability. Course Director Treasa Brannick O'Cillín

Have you ever imagined yourself working in a dynamic Business or Legal Environment? We are proud to offer a combined course accredited by both Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) and Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (ILEX UK). These programmes have been combined to enable graduates to pursue career opportunities within the Legal Industry and/or progress to Higher Education on a full time or part time basis.

Course Description Students can study for one year full time to achieve a Level 5 Certificate in Business Administration. This course is designed to give a solid grounding in business, computers and legal studies to enable students to pursue higher education opportunities mainly in the area of Business. In addition to this programme, students will be able to develop sought-after legal skills by studying for the CILEX (UK) Legal Assistant Certificate (level 5 equivalent). This is an industry focused professional award, which complements the theory areas covered in the main award. Legal Assistants provide administrative support to Legal Executives and Solicitors within the private, semi-state and public sectors.

Course Content

(QQI)

Course Content

(CILEX UK)

A selection of the following

Legal Word Processing – to

modules will be offered;

include text production, audio

Legal Practice and Procedure Business Administration Skills Word Processing Customer Service Communications Marketing Practice French (elective) Computerised and Manual Accounts Data Entry (including typing and proof reading) Payroll Computerised and Manual Work Experience

transcription and proof reading in the legal environment. Business Skills in the Legal Environment


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Business students have participated in European Exchanges to the Netherlands, where they complete a work placement. This was fully funded by the European Commission. Students must meet eligibility requirements to partake in these projects.

The Learning Environment

We are committed to providing a nurturing learning environment through greater educational support and smaller class sizes, helping students build their confidence and fulfil their potential.

Students will engage in a range of learning experiences including business and legal case studies, group work and industry project work.

Students attend College 4 days a week and are required to complete 1 day week in a work placement and a two week block placement where they will gain valuable industry.

CILEX UK was founded in 1892. Formerly ILEX UK but it was awarded a Royal Charter in October 2011. CILEX qualifications are considered to be the industry standard within the highly dynamic and competitive UK legal industry.

Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.

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Students take part in an organised day trip to the New Criminal Courts of Justice, and get to re-enact a court trial and then witness a real one first hand. Students use this to complete a court report for their Legal Studies module.


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Higher National Diploma (HND) in Business 20

QQI Level 6

equivalance

2 Year Course Certification BTEC: Edexcel Higher National Diploma (HND) in Business FETAC: Business Components Entry Requirements Candidates must have attained five passes in the Leaving Certificates, including English and a Business subject. One pass must be on a higher level paper. FETAC Level 5 with a merit profile. Mature candidates who do not meet the formal requirements will also be considered on the basis of relevant work experience. Course Director Margaret Doogan

The HND in BUSINESS is an internationally recognised qualification. This course aims to equip students with the knowledge, skills and understanding required to work effectively in a business environment and to develop specialist expertise in the area of their choice: legal procedure and practice or accounting.

Course Description

Course Content

This is a two-year full time course, which requires college attendance four days per week. Work experience one day a week in a legal or business setting is an integral part of the course and is therefore compulsory. Students are given the opportunity to study additional legal or accounting modules in each year. The balance between the academic and the practical application of skills gives students a unique opportunity to prepare for further study and employment.

Modules Year 1: Finance

Modules Year 2: Business Environment

Organisation and Behaviour

Business Strategy

Marketing

Business Decision Making

Contract Law

Research Project

Website Design

Marketing

Human Resource Management

Employability Skills

French

Work Experience

Irish Legal System

French

Management Accounting(Accounting Pathway)

Company Law(Accounting and Legal Pathway)

Taxation(Accounting Pathway)

Employment Law(Legal Pathway)

Further Aspects of Contract(Legal Pathway)

Financial Reporting(Accounting Pathway)


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Graduates can find employment in areas within the business, legal and accounting sectors in organisations. Graduates with appropriate grades can progress onto year three of the Business Management Degree Course in Tallaght IT or Blanchardstown IT, at the end of which, successful students are awarded a pass degree and are eligible to progress onto year three for the award of an honours degree.

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Geraldine McKenzie graduated with a HND in Business with Legal Studies. She went on to qualify with an LLB from Portabello and then for an LLM from Trinity College.

She was a member of the Teaching Staff at Inchicore College of Further Education on the Legal Team.

Graduates can also progress onto year two of business degrees in NCI. Other Higher Level Institutions will consider applications based on individual results.

Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.

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Pre-Nursing Studies 22

QQI Level 5 1 Year Course

This one year full-time course is designed to enhance the candidates awareness and understanding of the role and the responsibilities of the professional nurse. It is also a foundation course for those who wish to pursue a nursing career.

Certification FETAC: Nursing Studies 5M4349 Entry Requirements Candidates should be of Leaving Certificate standard or equivalent.

Aptitude, interest and experience will be taken into account. Applications from mature applicants (over 21) are also invited.

Course Director Noel McDonagh

Course Description

Course Content

Additional Certification

This course introduces students to the theories and practices of nursing. The course provides students with a working knowledge of hospitals and nursing homes. It also helps candidates gain an understanding of the fundamentals of nursing. Candidates gain first hand experience by attending work placements for one day each week.

Introduction to Nursing Anatomy & Physiology Human Growth and Development Health and Safety in the Workplace Social Studies Occupational First-Aid Biology Communications Work Placement Information Technology Business Calculations Nutrition

Certificate in Patient Lifting and Manual Handling Inchicore College Certificate Occupational First-Aid Certificate Heartsaver CPR, Heartsaver AED (as approved by Irish Heart Foundation and American Heart Association).

Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.


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some recent graduates... Ubah-Raage Abdi Amanda Cloke Dundalk IT Midwifery

Thames Valley University General Nursing

Brigid Brannigan

Stacey Sweeney

Abertay University, Dundee General Nursing

Abertay University, Dundee General Nursing

Darina Cribbin

Michaela Buenaventura

Anglia Ruskin University, London

University College Dublin Midwifery

Deborah Egan Trinity College Dublin

Amy Martin University College Dublin

As a graduate of the Pre-Nursing Studies course, Paul gained entry to the University of West London in Ealing where he is currently studying for a BSc (Hons) in Midwifery

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Paul Byrne graduated from Inchicore College of Further Education with a FETAC Level 5 Award in Nursing Studies.


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Disability and Healthcare Support 24

QQI Level 5 1 Year Course

This is a one year full time course designed to equip students with the specialist knowledge and practical skills to pursue a career in the growing healthcare sector and work under supervision in centres for people with disabilities, hospitals, nursing homes and respite centres.

Certification FETAC: Healthcare Support DHSXX

Entry Requirements Applications will be accepted from candidates with standard Leaving Certificate (five passes) or equivalent including Leaving Certificate Applied.

Mature students with relevant experience are encouraged to apply. All applicants must attend for interview and bring two recent references.

Course Director Lyndsey Pennycook

Description

Course Content

For four days each week students are in college for lectures and on the fifth day undertake occupational placement in a centre for people with disabilities or in hospitals, nursing homes and respite care centres. In addition, students must complete a further two week block placement supporting people with disabilities or healthcare needs in an appropriate working environment.

Care Skills Care Support Safety and Health at Work Human Growth and Development Communications Computers Infection Control Occupational First Aid Work Experience

Additional Certification Occupational First Aid Sign Language Patient Lifting Manual Handling Heartsaver C.P.R. and A.E.D (Irish Heart Foundation).

Option Modules (two from the following): Intellectual Disability Disability Studies Palliative Care Nutrition

Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.


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Graduates may also access courses through the Higher Education Links Scheme in the field of health and social care.

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On the successful completion of the course students may progress to the two year BTEC HND Health and Social Care (Care Practice) Course in Inchicore College.


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Healthcare Support; Pre-Paramedic Studies 26

QQI Level 5 1 Year Course

This full-time one year course will lead to a FETAC Level 5. The programme is provided in association with the National Ambulance Service College and will cover many aspects of healthcare training as well as paramedic topics.

Certification FETAC: Healthcare Support DHSXX Entry Requirements Leaving Certificate including Maths and a Science subject. Relevant Work Experience is desirable. Interview and references required.

Mature students welcome.

Course Director Catherine Keller

Description

Course Content

This course will offer the first steps to students wishing to work in the area of paramedics or ambulance work. Students will also have work placement in appropriate settings throughout the course and some may progress to further study through the Higher Education Links Scheme. This course includes a two week practical work placement in a suitable working environment.

Care Skills

Manual Handling

Pre Paramedic Studies

Addiction Studies

Anatomy and Physiology

Health and Safety

Human Growth and Development

Pharmacology Cardiac First Response

Occupational First Aid Communications

Emergency Department Care Skills

Computer Applications

Ambulance Equipment

Work Placement

Emergency Planning

Team Working


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Manual Handling Certificate

FETAC Level 5 Award in Healthcare Support

Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council - Cardiac First Response Certificate

Occupational First Aid Certificate

Mr. McCartan Hughes, Director of the National Ambulance Service College

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National Ambulance Service College Award in Pre-Paramedic Studies Ambulance Equipment Cert Emergency Planning (HSE)

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QQI Level 5 2 Year Course Certification FETAC: Community Care/ Community & Health Services DCHSX Entry Requirements Pass at least five subjects at the Leaving Certificate. Applicants with the Leaving Certificate Applied may also apply.

All applications are welcome and will be invited for interview in mid-May. Applications from mature applicants (over 21) are invited.

Course Director Aideen Lyster Lyster

This course enables students to plan a career in social care. The course will appeal to those who seek to work in the community, work with people who are disadvantaged or homeless, youth work and the care of people with special needs. This course will also assist students in pursuing their studies at Higher Education.

Course Description

Course Content

Work Experience

The course is one-year full-time and requires attendance at the College for four days per week. One day a week is spent in work placement. There is also a block work placement during the year. The students’ course work is continually assessed by means of assignments, projects and examinations. On successful completion of the course, students will be awarded a Certificate in Social Studies and the FETAC Health and Community Care award (Level 5).

Health Hygiene & Safety

The student work placement may be completed in organisations within the social sector, in the community, working with children, teenagers, older people and marginalised groups. There are lots of opportunities for interesting and challenging work and students are free to choose the type of placement that they would like to do.

Human Growth and Development Social Studies Communications Work Experience Information Technology Occupational First Aid Care Provision and Practice Political Studies European Studies

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Niamh Foran “The course gave me an introduction to the theories and knowledge needed while working the social sector which I got to use while on work placement. This course helped me to increase and improve my skills which is needed while working in the field.

A significant number of students have progressed onto the BTEC Higher National Diploma in Care Practice within the College. Others have secured places on related courses in Universities and Colleges throughout the country. Some graduates have used the certificate to gain access to employment in the general area of social care.

With both my own dedication and the support from the tutors, I completed the certificated and successfully graduated. I then got accepted into Carlow IT where I am currently studying for my degree.

curriculum gave me the foundations I needed to further my studies. I am currently studying my second year of the HND in Social Care within Inchicore college and due to graduate in September 2013. The Social Studies FETAC Level 5 course provides continuous support

I feel if it was not for my experience and the help from the staff members at Inchicore College I would not have been prepared to continued on and study for my degree. Applying for the Social Studies course was the best choice I made.”

for its chosen students from the Course Co-ordinator, Aideen Lyster and all the tutors in the department. I recommend this course to anyone who may be interested in working or studying in the area of Social Care.”

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Barry Duggan “I returned to college in 2009 as a mature student and decided to study the FETAC level 5 in Social Studies at Inchicore College of Further Education. Studying this one year course in Social Studies and the modules involved in its

I got to work within a team and organise a bake sale for a great cause which helped me grow personally and professionally.


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2 Year Course Certification BTEC Higher National Diploma in Health & Social Care Health and Social Care (Applied Social Studies)

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Entry Requirements School leavers (17-21 years) should have seven subjects in the Leaving Certificate, including a minimum of a pass on two higher papers. Mathematics and English must be passed. Applicants will be expected to have related experience in employment or voluntary work. or Hold a full FETAC Level 5 award (with a merit profile overall) in a related area, or other equivalent qualification. or Mature applicants who have worked in a social care setting in the recent past or have a related qualification.

Other Relevant Information All applicants will be invited for interview. All applicants will be provided with a copy of a Confidential Reference Form at interview to be completed by a referee who is very well known to the student. Applicants whose first language is not English may be asked to satisfy the College as regards their English proficiency Course Director Garett Evers

Social Care Diploma This Higher National Diploma is a qualification that has been developed to prepare people for employment in Social Care. It is a particularly useful qualification for those intending to pursue higher education in Social Work, Applied Social Studies, Sociology and Psychology through non-traditional routes.

Course Description

Course Content

This is a two year full-time course. Each week students must attend the College for four days of tuition in first year and three days in second year. On the remaining days students must fulfill extensive work placement requirements. Placements are normally organised by the student, with the support of the Course Director.

Year 1 Communicating in Health & Social Care Principles of Practice Personal and Professional Development Part One Working in Partnership Social Policy Psychology in Health & Care Social Context of Health & Social Care Understanding Specific Needs Research Part One

Year 2 Health & Safety Research Part Two Community Development Health Promotion for Individuals Supporting Significant Life Events Developing Counselling Skills Contemporary Issues in Health and Care Personal & Professional Development Part Two

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Graduates of the BTEC Higher National Diploma in Health and Social Care have gone on to a range of Higher Education courses. These include degree courses in Social Work (NQSW; DIPSW), Psychology, Sociology, Social Care, Nursing, Occupational Therapy and Applied Social Studies. The Institutes of Technology have offered 1 or 2 year exemptions to applicants to the BA in Applied Social Studies in Social Care at I.T. Tallaght Waterford I.T. and the BA in Applied Social Studies at Sligo I.T. NUI Maynooth also reserves 5 places on the Bachelor in Social Science for BTEC graduates.

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Michael McCarthy "I benefited from the course in many ways. Coming in as a mature student I found it to be a very supportive learning environment. The modules/units were all different but yet all interconnected. On work

The University of Sunderland is currently offering graduates of the HND the possibility of entry into the final year of their BA (Hons) Health and Social Care.

Employment Opportunities Graduates have secured employment in An Garda Siochana, Cerebral Palsy Ireland, Cheeverstown House, Residential Childcare, Barnardos, Menni Services, Los Angeles Society, Mountjoy Prison The Salvation Army.

placement, I was able to see some of the theory in practice. It was great that the course was academic but the focus was just as intense on working in real situations. This helped a lot in understanding key concepts and in engaging with the essay material."

Michael Mc Carthy graduated in 2011. Michael was admitted into the second year of BA (hons) in Social Science at DIT (Dublin Institute of Technology).

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QQI Level 5 1 Year Course Certification FETAC: Early Childhood Care and Education 5M2009 Entry Requirements Candidates are expected to be of Leaving Certificate standard or equivalent. Applications will be considered from those who have completed the LCA and the LCVP. Additional Information Aptitude for, and interest and experience in childcare will be taken into account and selection is on the basis of an interview. The course is open to VTOS applicants and mature students. Course Directors Miriam Dunne/ Margaret Prangnell

This is a one year Childcare course designed to equip candidates to work as members of a professional team in the area of Childcare. This course enables the learner to gain a QQI Level 5 award in Childcare. Students may gain entry to the Level 6 Advanced Childcare course in Inchicore College.

Course Description

Course Content

Additional Certification

This course introduces students to a general working knowledge and understanding of children in early childhood. Students gain first-hand experience throughout the year by attending work placements one day per week, in a variety of settings. A programme of continuous assessment will be in operation. Assessment involves module assignments, projects, case studies and examinations and work experience reports.

Child Development

Certificate in Occupational First Aid

Early Care and Education Practice Early Childhood Education and Play

Manual Handling Sign Language

Child Health and Well Being Work Experience Communications Creative Arts for Early Childhood Occupational First Aid Children with Additional Needs Infant and Toddler Years

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Progression and Career Prospects Many of our students now work at home and abroad in Pre-Schools, Nurseries, Montessori Schools and other related areas, such as Special Needs and Classroom Assistance. Students may gain entry to the Level 6 Advanced Childcare course in Inchicore College.

Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.

During the course, I took part in the International work experience programme to Sweden. It was an experience of a lifetime.“ Niamh Keller

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“From 2009 to 2010, I completed the FETAC Childcare course in Inchicore College. I really enjoyed the course and felt that I benefited hugely from the year.


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QQI Level 6 2 Year Course Certification FETAC Level 6

This exciting course is designed to prepare our students to become expert childcare workers at the end of the one year programme. Children deserve the very best of care to ensure they meet their full potential and grow up to be happy, well-adjusted people. Those working with children need to be highly motivated and highly qualified staff.

Early Childhood Care and Education 6M2007 Entry Requirements FETAC Level 5 Early Childcare and Education – distinction profile

Applications are especially invited from mature students and VTOS candidates.

Course Director Margaret Prangnell

In addition to the usual modules required to gain the level 5 and 6 awards we have also included a number of additional modules and subjects to enhance the whole learning experience for our students. The Advanced Certificate in Childcare and Education will be delivered over a two year period. Successful candidates from this course can choose to work at supervisory level in the early years setting, work in specialist areas with children with additional needs or to access higher education programmes.

Subjects Child Development Early Childhood Curriculum Childhood Social Legal and Health Studies Work Experience Personal and Professional Development Supervision in Early Childhood Care Child Psychology Special Needs Assisting

Additional Workshops and Qualifications Manual Handling Training Research Development in Early Years Services Cardiac First Responder (PHECC) Certificate in Sign Language Music with Children Drama with Children Story Telling

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Work experience forms a vital part of this course. Two days per week the student will gain experience working in a range of carefully chosen childcare settings in which they will observe good and excellent practice. Over the year the students will undertake approximately 60 work experience days. Work experience abroad Every year a number of our students have the opportunity to undertake a three week placement in Sweden or Holland which have excellent childcare facilities.

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“I think that the Advanced Certificate in Childcare and Education is a brilliant course that is very enjoyable and really broadens your mind about the world of childcare.”

“Great course. You get a lot of experience and learn a lot that you wouldn’t usually relate to childcare. There is a lot of work involved but it is worth it!”

Deane ACC1 2011-12

Leanne ACC1 2011-12

Progression and Career Prospects Possible career pathways following successful completion of this course: Childcare practitioner in early years setting (progression to supervisory role very quickly). Childcare Practitioner in community based projects. Inchicore College has developed links with Institutes of Technology to support our students who wish to progress to Higher Education. Students are eligible to apply for advanced entry.

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QQI Level 5/6 2 Year Course Certification FETAC: Theatre Performance EPATP Selected Level 6 Components Trinity (London): Grade 8 Performance Grade 8 Musical Theatre Diploma - ATCL in Solo Performance Diploma - ATCL in Musical Theatre Entry Requirements Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied standard. Applications from mature students are welcome. A proven interest in Theatre would be an advantage. Admittance to these courses is by means of interview and audition. Course Director Sharon O’Doherty

The two year full-time course is designed to provide prospective students, interested in a career in the Performing Arts, with a professional training in a variety of performance skills. Students who have reached the required standard on the two year course or who have equivalent accreditation may apply for the one year Advanced Performance Course, where they will work towards the Trinity Guildhall (ATCL) Diplomas and selected FETAC Level 6 modules. Description The Theatre Performance course at lnchicore College is exciting and challenging. It is the longest established course of its kind in Ireland and has kept pace with developments in, and the changing demands of, the Performing Arts. This is a full-time course which offers the student a high level of training in all the disciplines needed for performance. As a result it is highly regarded within Professional Theatre. The experienced tutors are also theatre professionals who bring their knowledge and expertise to the modules they teach. Students also have the benefit of guest specialists and directors who are invited to provide further workshop experience.

Along with the practical skills offered, the course provides FETAC accreditation to levels 5 and 6 along with the awarding of the Trinity (London) Grade 8 acting Certificate, Diploma in Solo Acting, and Diploma in Musical Theatre. Many of our students have progressed to third level Higher Diploma and MA courses and PHD Programmes in colleges such as Central School of Drama London, Kinston College, London, UCD and Maynooth, as well as enjoying active careers in professional theatre.

The course syllabus covers: Classical and Contemporary Theatre 20th Century British Theatre European Theatre - Ibsen, Strindberg, Chekov, Lorca, Brecht, Pirandello. American Drama - O’Neill, Williams, Miller and Shepard Commedia Dell’ Arte William Shakespeare Stanislavski Realism Expressionism Musical Theatre Acting for Camera Video Skills Stage Combat Mask Commedia dell ‘Arte


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Theatre Productions include: The Stone - Dir Bairbre Ni Caoimh The New Theatre The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahoganny- Dir Derek Chapeman Once A Catholic - Dir Mark Lambert Smock Alley Bold Girls –Dir Caroline Fitzgerald

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Ghost of a Chance Dir Helen Montague One for Sorrow & Bad Sunday Dir Bairbre Ni Caoimh The New Theatre The Grapes of Wrath - Dir Mark Lambert - Smock Alley The Winters Tale-Dir Gerard Lee

A Midsummer Night's Dream Dir Derek Chapman Rapture Tastes So Sweet Dir Helen Montague Writer Lucy Moffet Loveplay –Dir Bairbre Ni Caoimh –The New Theatre.

During the Diploma Year, a production is staged in a city centre venue, to which agents and casting directors are invited.

Subjects Acting & Acting for Camera Movement Voice, Phonetics and Dialect Mime Improvisation Dance Text Analysis Mask Musical Theatre Theatre History Television/Video Performance Skills Stage Management Costume Directing Singing Music

The Grapes of Wrath

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The Orpheus Project

Greenstreet –Dir Paul Mead. The Greenstreet Courthouse. Percolate Theatre Company City of Clowns Barabbas the Company. Dir Raymond Keane. Smithfield. Pembroke Town Hall –Dir Sharon O’Doherty. Head Office of the VEC Ballsbridge.

Since 1999 a number of second and Diploma year students have travelled to Padua, Italy on a fully funded work experience programme to study the music, mask, and movement of Commedia Dell’ Arte.

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First year students work with a director and writer on a devised show. In Second Year, students work with a guest director on a full length Shakespearian production.

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QQI Level 5 2 Year Course Certification FETAC Dance EPADX Royal Academy of Dance: Vocational Graded Examinations

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The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing: Vocational Graded Examinations

Dance Studies This course aims to give students a thorough knowledge of all aspects and styles of dance, providing them with the opportunity of attaining qualifications in both the Royal Academy of Dance and The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing.

Diploma in Dance Instruction Diploma in Dance Education N.C.E.F. National Certificate in Exercise and Fitness. Entry Requirements Leaving Certificate standard or equivalent. LCA is also acceptable. The course is also open to VTOS applications. Admittance to the course is by interview and audition. Dance Requirements It is desirable that applicants for this course should be of Intermediate standard in classical ballet. However, natural talent and a basis in other Dance genre will be taken into account at the audition. Course Director Marian Lennon

Description

Course Content

This course is a two year fulltime course with an optional one year to complete the teaching qualifications. Students will be encouraged to take examinations in the Royal Academy of Dance and the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, Modern syllabi, provided they meet the conditions laid down by the Examining Associations. The Royal Academy of Dance Examinations and Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing examinations will be examined by the relevant organisation.

Royal Academy of Dance Vocational Graded Examinations. Royal Academy of Dance Grades Syllabi.

Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing: Vocational Graded Examinations. Modern Theatre Dancing. Classical Ballet & Pointe work Contemporary Dance Tap Anatomy & Physiology Kinesiology History of Dance Music Theory Psychology Communications Work Experience

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Jenny Holman graduated in 2008 and is currently working for four dance schools in the Dublin area.

Tanya Farrell graduated in 2008 and is currently working for three schools in the Dublin area, she has also started her own school the Tanya Michelle school of Dance in Clondalkin.

Jenny Mac Mahon graduated in 2006 and after working for other teachers throughout Ireland she started her own dance school the Kildare school of dance in 2010.

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2 Year Course Certification BTEC Higher National Diploma in Performing Arts (Production Studies). FETAC: Theatre Production EPATD Entry Requirements Applicants must be at least 17 years of age and have reached Leaving Certificate standard. Applicants must show a keen interest in the Vocational area. Entry to the course is by interview.

The aim of this two year course in technical theatre is to provide the student with the skills and experience necessary for employment in professional theatre. The course should appeal to those who are interested in backstage work, stage management, lighting, sound or construction. Description We offer two major awards in the Technical Theatre department. The FETAC Level 5 award in Theatre Production and the BTEC Higher National Diploma in Performing Arts (Production). Students have the opportunity over the two years of the course to specialise in any of three major areas: Stage Management Sound and Lighting Set Design and Construction

Course Director Colm O’Driscoll

Students are encouraged to gain skills in all aspects of stagecraft and technical theatre. Practical experience is to be gained by students supporting the College’s Performance and Dance productions. Work experience and professional placements are arranged, as appropriate, for second year students. Course assessment is by project work, continual assessment and examinations. Emphasis is placed on the practical aspects of the course and the student’s ability to work as part of a team.

Course Content

Additional Certification

Professional Practice

Occupational First Aid FETAC Manual Handling AIST Stage Pass AIST

Theatre studies Stage Management and Administration Lighting Design and Operation Sound Design and Operation Set Design Workshop Construction Skills Music Notation TV and Video Production Digital Movie Processing Computer Aided Drafting (2D) Web Authoring Small Scale Touring in the Performing Arts Research Skills Historical Context in the Performing Arts Managing a Creative Business Work Experience

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David Tiernan - Graduated 2005

He has also worked for International

Re-Light credits include Irish tours

David works in Production Management,

Arts Festivals including Ten Days on

with Ouroborus Theatre Company,

Site/Venue Management/ electrics and

The Island (Tasmania), Galway Arts

Barabbas, Upstate, Yew Tree, Red

as a Re-Light /Chief Electrician.

Festival, Dublin Fringe Festival, Dublin

Kettle, Everyman Palace, Ten.42 and

Theatre Festival, Kilkenny Arts Festival,

City Theatre.

Kilkenny Cat Laughs, and Dublin

After working in Australia as a lighting

International Dance Festival.

technician for a year, David currently

He has worked for most Irish theatre companies/theatres and has toured internationally as Production Manager with Brokentalkers Theatre Company

lives in New Zealand and has worked

to New York, France, Dublin, Finland

as Assistant Site Manager for a large

and New Zealand.

site for the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

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This two year full time course is designed to enable the student to understand and master the design and technical processes in costume, make-up and hair for film and theatre.

2 Year Course Certification FETAC: Level 5 Design 5M2208 Plus Level 6 components Entry Requirements Applicants must be at least 17 years of age, have reached Leaving Certificate standard. Additional Requirements Entry is by interview and portfolio assessment. The portfolio should demonstrate an ability to draw. Observational drawing with colour application must be presented at interview. 3D work, sketchbooks and ideas books can also be included. The incoming student should have good communication skills, initiative and enjoy working as a team.

Description This intense course gives the student the ability to design and realise costumes/hair and make-up for film and theatre. The student is continually assessed through studio based project work. They are given individual feedback on all completed projects. The course is delivered by film and theatre practitioners.

Students will study drawing, illustration and presentation to enable them to develop design ideas and to communicate those ideas. They gain research skills by analysing social and dress history from medieval times to the present. They are instructed in construction techniques used for costume realisation, including foundation garments, surface and textile decoration, fabric sourcing. Over the two years students are introduced to the techniques of make-up for film and theatre.

Course Content Costume Design and Illustration Costume Construction for Period Costumes, Corset and Millinery Costume History and Theory Theatre and Art History Pattern Drafting for Period Costumes Make-Up Design and Application Wig/Hair Design and Maintenance Metal Craft

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Those who have entered into the profession have worked for theatre, television and with film companies here in Ireland and internationally.

Former students have worked on films such as ‘Lord of The Rings’, ‘King Kong’, ‘King Arthur’, and ‘The Hobbit’, and on TV shows such as ‘Camelot’ ‘The Tudors’, ‘Spartacus’, ‘The Celts’ and ‘Gossip Girl’.

Career prospects: Costume Designer, Costume Assistant, Costume Technician, Wardrobe Person, Make-up Artist or Make-Up Technician, Hair/Wig Designer, Hair/Wig Technician.

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Graduating students from this course have continued their education in Further Education Colleges and 3rd level colleges in Ireland, U.K and U.S.A.

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QQI Level 5 1 Year Course Certification FEATC: Art 5M1985

This is a one year, full time course which gives students a solid foundation in the necessary skills, knowledge and attitudes required for further education and a career in Art, Craft or Design. The broad mix of subjects on offer gives students the opportunity to find their own strengths and to prepare a portfolio for submission to colleges of Higher Education.

Entry Requirements Students should be educated to Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied standard. (Exceptions may be made for mature students).

Description

Additional Requirements Acceptance to the course is dependent on the satisfactory conclusion of an interview with Art Department staff. For this interview students should have with them some samples of their work which reflect their studies and interests in art and design. In particular, they should include examples of observational drawing

of ideas through drawing and

Course Director Kristina McElroy

We provide an intensive year of learning to introduce a wide range of skills and practices. We encourage the development personal research. This course covers a broad selection of practical and academic disciplines. On completion of the course, the student should have a body of work which shows a wide range of experience as well as a sense of focus and direction.

In the second and third terms of the year, many of the students will be applying to third level colleges of Art and Design. Guidance and assistance in selecting and organising work into a portfolio will be available to these students.

Course Content Drawing Design Painting Sculpture Printmaking Combined Materials Metal Craft Digital Photography Image Processing Appreciation of Art, Craft and Design Communications Work Experience

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Recent Graduates of Art and Design at Inchicore College have gained places in N.C.A.D., D.I.T., I.A.D.T. Dun laoghaire, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, Athlone.I.T., and Letterkenny I.T. Many students have progressed to Higher Education through the Higher Education Links Scheme which allows students to use their FETAC qualification to gain CAO points.

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QQI Level 5 1 Year Course Certification FETAC: Media Production (EMPXX) Entry Requirements Applicants should have a minimum of five subjects at Leaving Certificate, including a D3 at Higher level English, or C3 at Ordinary level . Mature students who have can show an interest in writing are encouraged to apply also. Additional Requirements All students will be asked to produce examples of their written work at interview and ideally, this should include examples of essays, story writing, scripts and journalism. Course Director Colin Carters

This one year course is designed for those with an interest in all aspects of creative writing. Students will read a wide range of literature appropriate to all modules on offer and there are numerous opportunities to attend theatre productions, films, media events and other cultural events throughout the year.

Description This course provides an extensive introduction to a wide range creative writing, media, literature, and culture. Participants will produce writing for fiction, scripts for theatre, television, radio, film and for journalism. They will examine characterisation, structure, plot, setting, language, as well as develop skills in editing and presentation. They will develop skills of analysis in response to media, literature and cultural issues, as wells as learn practical skills in desktop publishing and word processing.

Participants will also have the opportunity to have their work performed and recorded by actors, to have work published, either in the college magazine that students produce while on the course or by submitting it to external publications and competitions. On completion, each student will have a portfolio of their written work and acquired relevant skills appropriate to further study and employment.

Subjects Writing for Novel & Short Story Writing for Theatre Writing for Television, Radio and Film Writing for Journalism English Literature Media Analysis Intercultural Studies Desktop Publishing Information Technology Work Placement Communications


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graduate profile Niamh Brunell material that challenged and inspired me. I was introduced to new ways of thinking about culture and the societies we live in and I became more informed about story writing and about media issues. I would highly recommend Inchicore

College for those interested in English, Culture, Writing and Further Education. After Inchicore, I did a mature student access course in Pearse College, and I am now in my second year of my three year

degree (BA Level 8) in Visual and Critical Studies undergraduate degree in DIT, Mountjoy Square. After, I hope to go to England to do a masters in screen writing

Career Progression Graduates of this course have gone on to study a range of subjects including; English Literature, Film Studies, Liberal Arts, Theatre Studies, Journalism, Media production, Creative Writing, Humanities, Music production and Multimedia. Graduates have also continued to work independently on self generated writing projects, as well as taking up employment both at home and abroad.

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I loved my time Inchicore College. I always felt like I mattered when I was there. I always felt that the staff had a genuine interest in me and wanted to help me achieve my potential. The course broadened my horizons. I was exposed to reading


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QQI Level 5 Certification FETAC: Community and Health Services 5M4468 Entry Requirements All enquiries are welcome. Mature students and those who left school early are especially welcome.

Guidance, counselling and study support are available. No specific entry or educational requirements needed. Entry to the course is determined by interview.

Course Director Paula Faller

Returning to Education courses are offered to mature students who wish to come back to education with a view to building up their skills for employment and/or further study. The Community Care and Education Studies course offers full FETAC Level 5 certification on completion.

Description

Course Content

This course is designed for those who would like to work in the area of social care with individual clients, in residential care or working in the community. The course offers students the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills important for work with clients throughout the lifespan and in a range of care situations. The course involves attendance in college five days a week. Students will undertake a two week work experience placement during the course.

Human Growth and Development Work Experience Word Processing Occupational First Aid Social Studies Communications Understanding Special Needs Care Provision and Practice Intercultural Studies Care of the Older Person

Opportunities for progression Graduates from this course have the opportunity to apply for diploma courses (Level 6) within the college. They may also apply to universities, institutes of technology and university access programmes to study at degree level. Graduates may also seek employment at entry level in the area of social care.

Additional Certification Certificate in Patient Moving and Handling

Margaret Talbot-Murray, Michelle Howe, Noel Reddington, Nora McNulty and Begona Merino are all graduates of RTL Community Care & Education. They are currently second year Level 6 students in Health and Social Care (Applied Social Studies)

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Returning to Education; Business and Information Technology QQI Level 5 Certification FETAC: Business Studies 5M2102 Entry Requirements All enquiries are welcome. No specific entry or educational requirements needed. Mature students and those who left school early are especially welcome. This course is also suitable for students of English as a Second Language. Entry to the course is determined by interview. Guidance, counselling and study support are available.

Description Returning to Education courses are offered to students who wish to return to education with a view to building up their computer and communication skills. The Business course is also suitable for people seeking to improve their employment prospects or pursue higher education. This course offers full FETAC Level 5 certification.

Course Content

Progression

Business Administration

Graduates of this course have the opportunity to apply for diploma courses within the College. They may also apply to Institutes of Technology and University Access programmes to study at degree level. Graduates may seek employment at entry level in business or administration settings.

Word Processing Payroll

Course Director Sorcha Dawson

Spanish Communications Trish Currivan is a graduate of the Business and IT Skills course. After finishing she successfully completed HND in Legal studies at ICFE and continued in education to

Marketing Practice Work Experience Optional:English as a Second Language

obtain a Business Degree at the National College of Ireland.

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1 Year Course

This course is designed for those who have an interest in the area of business, office administration and computer skills. The course involves attendance five days a week. It provides a solid basis in Business Studies with computer skills suitable for use in a wide range of work situations. The course also includes English Language classes and there is a two week work experience placement.


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QQI Levels 4 & 5 1 and 2 Year Courses Certification Level 4: Early Childhood Education and Care Support 4M2014 Level 5 Early Childhood Care and Education 5M2009 The Back to Education Initiative (BTEI) provides part-time Further Education courses for young people and adults. The aim is to give people an opportunity to combine returning to learning with other commitments. Cost of BTEI Those in receipt of unemployment payments or means-tested social welfare benefits, holders of medical cards and their dependants are entitled to free tuition. Others will be required to pay the appropriate college fees. Course Directors Paula Faller Miriam Dunne

Childcare under the Back to Education Initiative (BTEI). These courses are designed for people who are currently working in Childcare or those who have a strong interest in working with children in a Childcare setting. Courses are offered at FETAC Levels 4 and 5.

FETAC Childcare courses At FETAC levels 4 and 5, no formal educational qualifications are required for entry onto the courses. However, it is important that learners choose the level that is most appropriate and manageable for them. We strongly recommend that you contact one of the course directors or the College if you are unsure as to what level of study at which you feel you wish to start. Informal inquiries are welcome at any stage and you can make an appointment to come into the college to discuss the course and your particular needs.

FETAC Level 4

FETAC Level 5

This course is intended for learners who would like an introduction to Childcare and feel that they would like to begin at Level 4. At Level 4, learners may be already working with children and feel that they would like to develop their education and skills in this area. The course offers an introduction to Childcare studies and study skills are built into the timetable. This course is offered on a part-time basis over one year and students will attend one day per week on Fridays, 9.30 - 4.00.

This course is designed for people who are currently working in Childcare or who have a strong interest in working in this area. At Level 5, learners may have already taken modules at Level 4 or feel confident to embark on study which is a step up from the introductory level. The course is run over two years on a part-time basis. Students will attend one day per week on Fridays, 9.30 - 4.00.

Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.


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Informal enquiries about FETAC Level 4 and Level 5 courses can be made to: Miriam Dunne or Paula Faller Inchicore College of Further Education Emmet Road, Inchicore Dublin 8 Phone: (01) 416 8282 (Paula) Fax: (01) 416 8285 (Miriam) e-mail: mdunne@inchicorecollege.org pfaller@inchicorecollege.org FETAC Level 6 Quaification is available as an Evening Course. Please see our Evening Course brochure for further details.

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FETAC Level 4

FETAC Level 5 Year 1

Year 2

Childcare and Safety

Early Care and Education Practice

Child Development

Child Development and Play

Child Health and Well Being

Early Childhood Education & Play

Personal and Interpersonal Development

Work Experience

Creative Arts for Early Childhood

Occupational First Aid

Communications

Information Technology Skills

Children with Additional Needs

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QQI Level 4 1 Year Course Certification FETAC: Employment Skills 4M0857 Entry Requirements Anyone wishing to learn new skills is welcome to apply. Applicants should have the equivalent of QQI Level 3. Mature applicants are welcome.

Inchicore College of Further Education is offering you a new opportunity to enter into education and learn new skills. The course will run for one year Monday to Friday and offers a number of FETAC LEVEL 4 certified modules, which are nationally recognized.

Description

Subjects include:

Career Prospects

This course is suitable to applicants who want to learn new skills and get back into education. There are no fees for people in receipt of social welfare payment. The course is run as part of the Back to Education Initiative.

Communications Level 4

On completion of the course, you can apply to continue your course of study on a number of FETAC LEVEL 5 programmes in the College.

Course Director Sorcha Dawson

Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.

Computers Level 4 English Language Level 4 Work Experience Level 4 Nutrition Level 4

This course will also prepare you for seeking employment, with workshops in areas such as interview skills, CV preparation and career development. The course will also prepare you for seeking employment in the jobs market.


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Basic Fitness (Part-time) QQI Level 4

This course is run in conjunction with CDVEC Foundations Project. CDVEC offers courses and support services to help people move towards formal education or training and employment.

Adult and Community Education

1 Year Course Certification FETAC: Level 4 Components

Entry Requirements This course is assisted by the CDVEC Foundations Project and is designed to help those who want to move towards formal education.

The course is free to anyone on Social Welfare and does not affect your benefits.

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Description Are you interested in Sports Coaching, training to be a Fitness Instructor or working in a Gym/Leisure centre? You can study part-time in Inchicore College and gain Level 4 certificates that will help you to progress to a full-time course in this area.

Course Director Phil Challoner

Course Content

Progression

Health Related Fitness Level 4

On completion of this course, graduates can apply to continue their study on a number of FETAC Level 5 courses in Inchicore College.

Communications Level 4 Information Technology Skills Level 4

Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.


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Opportunities for mature students and unemployed people

Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS)

Opportunities for mature students and unemployed people The Principal and Staff of Inchicore College are most anxious to promote Access to Further and Higher Education for mature students. Inquiries from people who are unemployed, people wishing to change jobs or those who wish to enter the labour force after a period out of the workplace due to family responsibilities, illness or other reasons, are encouraged to join the Further Education courses outlined in this brochure. Applicants will retain all their Social Welfare benefits, while pursuing courses, which lead to new skills and competencies. Inchicore College in conjunction with City of Dublin Vocational Education Committee is pleased to offer the educational opportunities available under the following schemes of the Department of Social Community and Family Affairs

You can apply to join VTOS if you are: •aged 21 or over •receiving unemployment payments, signing for credits or •receiving certain other Social Welfare payments such as one parent family payment or disability allowances •You must qualify for six months before starting your course. You will keep your Social Welfare entitlements. Courses are provided free of charge. Books and materials are also free of charge.

Back to Education Allowance BTEA. The Back to Education Allowance (BTEA) is a scheme for unemployed people, lone parents and people with disabilities who are getting certain payments from the Department of Social Protection. BTEA is not an unemployment payment. Participants get a standard rate of payment. If you are signing for unemployment credits or submitting medical certificates for illness credits, you may apply to take part in the scheme.

Courses must be: •full-time, and •lead to a certificate approved by the Further Education and Training Awards Council (FETAC)

Benefits of PLC courses for Mature Students Benefits of a Further Education course for Mature Students There are many personal rewards for people who return to full-time education. Students find the stimulation and excitement of learning and acquiring new knowledge and skills enormously rewarding. In addition, they gain great advantages of either new employment or entry to University or Institutes of Higher Education. Mature students of Inchicore College courses are now completing University studies in colleges such as Trinity College Dublin, UCC, NUIM, Manchester Metropolitan University, Dublin Institute of Technology. Other students are employed by Abbey Theatre, Gate Theatre, RTÉ, Aer Lingus, Ryanair, Eastern Health Board, St. Michaels House.

Further Studies In previous years, students, when they had completed their course in Inchicore College, continued their studies in English Colleges or Universities.

In certain instances they gained credit for their course in Inchicore. The Course Director or Guidance Counsellor will be able to advise students on the options available through the CAO and UCAS systems.

Access to Higher Education Graduates of Inchicore College who wish to proceed to Higher Education may do so through the Higher Education Links Scheme or Direct Entry to Degree and Diploma Courses in Universities and Institutes of Technology.

Equal Opportunities Inchicore College is committed to equal opportunities and antidiscrimination in its policies and practices. It will not discriminate against groups or individuals on the grounds of colour, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, class, age, carers' responsibilities, religion or offender background. The College is committed to making adequate provision, within the resources provided, for learning and disability supports, guidance and counselling to enable students to participate in all its activities. Inchicore College will strive to foster inclusivity and respect and to be anti-discriminatory towards all communities and groups.


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Money Matters

External Examination Fees

Student services

CDVEC Psychological Service

Fees

Students who choose to enter for examinations other than those set by the FETACand/or BTEC must pay the appropriate examination fees to the relevant examining Authority. Students who accept the offer of a place on a course must pay a nonrefundable deposit of €50. The balance of the fee must be paid on commencement of each academic year.

Course Directors

A psychologist from the CDVEC Psychological Service visits the College on a regular basis and liaises with the College Principal, Guidance Counsellor and key members of staff. The Psychologist works with College Staff on issues pertaining to students’ education and well-being. Often the College Principal or Counsellor will advise individual students to discuss their concerns with the visiting psychologist.

Fees for examination, certification and personal equipment will apply for students, as well as for a range of other activities provided for, or engaged in by, the students. The Government levy may also apply. In line with provision in the third level sector, the cost of items shown will continue to be borne by students: Books, tracksuits/clothing and equipment (e.g. USB sticks, sports bags, etc.) where the items purchased become the personal property of the trainee, Student Services, Registration charges by professional bodies, Examination Fees(Department of Education). The College fee will cover exam entry including BTEC and FETAC examination fees, CDU/College examination fees (sessional and supplementary); accident insurance policy fee; student services fund fee. The student service fund includes sports & cultural fees; group application fees to external associations; licences and performing rights fees; travel for field trips; school organised student activity supplement, etc.

PLC Grants The Department of Education and Science has introduced a maintenance grant scheme for Further Education students. Application forms are available online at www.susi.ie or www.studentfinance.ie

Higher Graduation Ceremony Many students desire to have the BTEC Higher National Diploma, NNEB Diploma, and the Montessori Teachers Certificate, conferred in a formal setting. In such cases, a fee of €50 is payable. The fee includes the cost of the hire of gowns, the hire of a suitable venue and reception for the students and their guests.

Each Post Leaving Certificate Course has a Course Director. As well as dealing with the overall administration of the day to day running of the programme, the Director is available to discuss progress on the Course and to advise on personal and academic matters. All Post Leaving Certificate courses serve as a career foundation programme and afford the student an opportunity to explore a particular career and subject area.

Applicants with Special Needs The College is an equal opportunities institution and welcomes and encourages applications from students with special needs. It is College policy to attempt to provide appropriate support and help for students with physical disability or specific learning problems within the limits of available resources. Applicants with special needs should contact the admissions office well in advance to discuss any special requirements that they may have in the event that they are enrolled in the College.

Guidance and Counselling Services The College offers all students a comprehensive Counselling and Career Guidance service. Students receive help in maturing as young adults and to deal with any personal or emotional matters, which present difficulties. They also receive Career Guidance to help them make informed decisions about further studies and for joining the workforce directly.

Canteen The canteen opens daily from 8.30 am to 3.30pm and provides tea, coffee, soup, lunches and light snacks at a reasonable cost.

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56 The information contained in this prospectus is intended as a guide for prospective students. It forms no part of any agreement or contract with prospective students. Some courses outlined in this prospectus may not run due to educational or organisational issues and course content may also be revised for educational or organisational reasons.

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Sports

Travel

All students can avail of the opportunity to take part in a wide variety of sports. Many local sports facilities are used and links have been formed with local sporting clubs. Students can participate in a variety of sports at Higher Education level. These sports include: Gaelic Football – Men’s and Ladies Soccer – Men’s and Ladies Hockey – Mixed Teams Basketball – Men’s and Ladies Rugby The following sports are also catered for at Leinster Schools and/or CDVEC level: Crosscountry, Track and Field Athletics, Swimming, Badminton, Table-tennis, Orienteering and Rowing. A strong emphasis is placed on sporting participation and many members of staff give freely of their time and expertise to organise and manage teams across the full range of sports.

The College is very accessible for students from many parts of the Dublin area by bus and/or DART and now by the new LUAS line. Students qualify through USIT for a weekly or monthly Commuter Ticket. Details are available at the College Office.

Medical Cards Students whose parents are medical card holders are also entitled to a medical card. All other students must make provision for medical expenses.

Garda Clearance Garda Clearance will operate for students on any course dealing with children or vulnerable adults

Accommodation List There is a list of householders near the College who offer student accommodation. Students make arrangements on an individual basis: either Monday to Friday or on a weekly basis. Some hostels are also included.

Enrolments Applications are welcome during February and March. First round interviews will take place during March /April. Second round interviews will take place in mid-May. Late applications will be interviewed when the Leaving Certificate Examinations are finished or in early September.

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