Ballsbridge College of Further Education Prospectus 2021-22 - Business Criminology Marketing Social Studies Community Development Property

 
Ballsbridge College of Further Education Prospectus 2021-22 - Business Criminology Marketing Social Studies Community Development Property
Ballsbridge College
of Further Education
Prospectus 2021-22

Business
        Property
              Psychology
    Event Management
Criminology
    Marketing
              Human Resources
Social Studies
              Health
Community Development
        Multimedia
    English (EFL)
                                Ballsbridge College of Further Education
Ballsbridge College of Further Education Prospectus 2021-22 - Business Criminology Marketing Social Studies Community Development Property
Principal’s Welcome

             I am very pleased to introduce the Ballsbridge College Prospectus for 2021/2022. It will, I hope,
             give a comprehensive description of all the activities of the college and will help you make an
             informed decision about your future.

             Our college has changed considerably in recent years in order to meet the challenges that
             present themselves due to the introduction of new technology in the workplace and changed
             economic conditions. New programmes have been introduced, and our facilities have been
             upgraded to the highest standards to meet these new demands. We have excellent computer
             facilities, student support services and extra curricular programmes. The college is very proud of
             achieving the status of a Green-Campus in 2013, becoming one of only a handful of further and
             higher education institutes in Ireland to have done so.

             We have always been recognised for our links with employers. We are continuing this
             association by ensuring that our students have the skills that are required in the business
             environment today. The college has developed a very successful Erasmus+ programme which
             provides students with the opportunity to gain work experience in Amsterdam or Hamburg.
             Students also have the opportunity to apply for an exciting entrepreneurship internship
             programme in Barcelona, Spain.

             Ballsbridge College is open and welcoming and each year we have an energetic and
             enthusiastic group of students. If you are a school leaver, an adult returning to education
             or an international student in Ireland, there is a course in the college to suit you. There are
             opportunities here for everyone and I invite you to look at our courses and choose the one that
             suits your needs.

             All our courses are certified by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) and all successful
             students will achieve full national certification. Join the many students who have attended the
             college in the past and who have used the qualifications obtained in Ballsbridge College to
             begin a new phase in their chosen career path.

             The college is a small friendly place in a central location. We are well served by bus, DART,
             and LUAS connections. I am delighted to welcome you to any of our courses that begin in
             September 2021.

             Ruth O’ Doherty
             Principal
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Contents                                         OPEN DAY
                                                 Wed 20th January 2021
                                                 11am–3pm

Enrolment Process,             02                Computing and Multimedia
College Services and Key Dates                   Level 5
Courses                                          Administration Skills for Business           26
                                                 Web Design and Multimedia                    27
                                                 Graduate Profiles                             28
Business
Level 5                                          Education and Training
Business Studies                            5   Level 5
Business Studies with Chinese               6   Foundation Teaching                          29
Digital Marketing                           7   Level 6
Event Management                            8   TEFL with Business Management                30
Entrepreneurial Skills                      9
International Financial Services           10
Human Resource Management                  11   English
Marketing, Advertising & Management        12   English (EFL) & Business Communications      31
Level 6                                          Graduate Profiles                             32
Advanced Certificate in Business           13
Advanced Certificate in Event Management   14
Graduate Profiles                           15
                                                 Property
                                                 Level 5
Social and Community Studies                     Auctioneering, Estate Agency and Valuation
                                                 Property Management
                                                                                               33
                                                                                               34
Level 5                                          Level 6-Apprenticeship
Applied Psychology                         18   Auctioneering and Property Services          35
Criminology & Social Studies               19
Health Sector Studies                      20
Health, Nutrition and Fitness              21
International Aid and Development          22
                                                 Visit the Ballsbridge College website at:
Level 6                                          www.ballsbridgecollege.com
Community Development - Level 6            23
Graduate Profiles                           24   Email us at info@ballsbridge.cdetb.ie
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Enrolment Process,
College Services and Key Dates
What does QQI mean??                              What does it cost?                                  How is my course certified?
All courses offered in Ballsbridge College        Costs are kept to the minimum. For                  QQI courses are placed within the new
are certified by Quality Qualifications Ireland   2021/2022 the standard charge is €240 plus          National Framework of Qualifications
(QQI).                                            a Government charge of €200, introduced by          (see www.nfq.ie).
                                                  DES in 2011. Current Medical Card holders
What do I need to apply?                          and their dependents; those approved for a
                                                                                                      Can I use my QQI Award to
In general you need to have a minimum             student grant and those approved for BTEA           continue to Higher Education
of 5 passes at ordinary level in the Leaving      and VTOS are exempt from paying the €200            courses?
Certificate or its equivalent. Applications       Government levy.
are welcome from students with Leaving                                                                Yes, there are approximately forty Higher
                                                  The €240 charge covers a number of costs            Education Institutions including Universities,
Certificate Vocational, Leaving Certificate
                                                  including certification and exam entry.             Institutes of Technology and private colleges
Applied or QQI Level 4 qualifications.
Exceptions can be made where special                                                                  offering places on a variety of courses to
                                                  Can I get a grant?                                  QQI certificate holders. Further information
circumstances apply. The Leaving Certificate
                                                  Yes. Grants are available to eligible students.     is available at http://www.qqi.ie/Articles/
is not a requirement for mature students and
                                                  Eligibility depends on individual financial         Pages/Higher-Education-Links-Scheme-
appropriate experience can be considered as
                                                  circumstances and a grant must be applied           (HELS).aspx. Intending applicants are
being equivalent to the Leaving Certificate.
                                                  for, through Student Universal Service Ireland      advised, at all times, to confirm linked
How do I apply?                                   (SUSI), see www.susi.ie                             awards, any additional module requirements,
                                                                                                      applications processes and scoring systems
Apply online at https://www.                      Can I attend and continue to
ballsbridgecollege.com/apply from                                                                     with the Admission Offices of the participating
                                                  receive Social Welfare?                             Higher Education Institutions or visit
December. You will be contacted by a
                                                  Two special programmes exist that may allow         www.cao.ie
member of staff to discuss your application.
                                                  applicants who are receiving benefit to attend
                                                  a course and continue to receive payments.          Job Opportunities
Where can I get more information?
                                                  The first is called VTOS (Vocational Training       Many students attend the college to attain
On the college website at                                                                             skills for progression into the jobs market. A
                                                  Opportunities Scheme) and the second is
www.ballsbridgecollege.com or from your                                                               course in Ballsbridge College will give you
                                                  called BTEA (Back to Education Allowance).
Career Guidance Counsellor in school or by                                                            those skills. Through this system, the college
                                                  Applicants must fulfil certain criteria to be
contacting the college directly at 01 668 4806                                                        has made excellent contacts with many
                                                  eligible. Places are limited so early application
or info@ballsbridge.cdetb.ie                                                                          employers, who approach the college, with
                                                  is advisable.
                                                                                                      permanent job vacancies. Students can also
                                                  There are no course charges for students
                                                                                                      avail of internship opportunties abroad. The
                                                  under the VTOS scheme. BTEA applicants with
                                                                                                      track record of students from our college
                                                  a current medical card or BTEA approval, pay
                                                                                                      getting permanent positions in prestigious
                                                  €240 to the college, for course charges.
                                                                                                      companies is second to none.
                                                  Information on VTOS and BTEA is available
                                                  from the college and on the college website.
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How to Find Us                                   From Walkinstown, Kimmage, Terenure,                  Dart:
                                                 Rathgar, Rathmines                                    Lansdowne Road stop, 5 minutes from
Bus:                                             No 15A (via Barrow St, Ringsend, 15 minute walk       the college
From the City Centre                             to the college)                                       Luas:
No. 4, 7, 7A, 120                                From Ballyboden, Rathfarnham, Rathgar,                Beechwood stop (Green Line) is a 15 minute
No. 145, 46A (via Donnybrook, 5 minute walk to   Rathmines                                             walk from the college
the college)                                     No 15B (via Barrow St, Ringsend, 15 minute walk       Irish Rail
From Monkstown, Deansgrange, Blackrock,          to the college)
                                                                                                       From Kildare/ Newbridge Stations
Merrion Road                                     From Castleknock, Clonsilla, Corduff, Ongar,
                                                 Blanchardstown, Dunboyne, Dunshaughlin                Commuter to Dublin Heuston, No. 145 (via
No. 4                                                                                                  Donnybrook, 5 minute walk to the college)
From Phibsborough                                No.37, 38, 38A, 38B, 39, 39A, 70 (via Baggot St, 10
                                                 minute walk to the college)                           From Meath/Laois/Louth
No. 4                                                                                                  InterCity to Dublin Connolly Station, change
                                                 From Malahide, Portmarnock
No. 46A (via Donnybrook, 5 minute walk to the                                                          for DART to Lansdowne Road, 5 minute walk to
college)                                         No. 32X (via Donnybrook, 5 minute walk to the         college)
                                                 college)
From Brides Glen Luas Stop, Carrickmines,                                                              Walking:
Ballybrack, Sallynoggin, Killiney, Glenageary,   From Swords
                                                                                                       Ballsbridge College is a 20 minute walk
Glasthule, Loughlinstown, Dun Laoghaire,         No. 41X (via Donnybrook, 5 minute walk to the         from Grafton Street
Monkstown, Blackrock, Booterstown                college)
                                                                                                       Cycling:
No.7                                             From Doddsborough, Maynooth, Lucan,
                                                 Chapelizod                                            Ballsbridge College offers secure bike parking
From Loughlinstown, Ballybrack,
                                                                                                       The nearest Dublin Bikes docking station is
Salllynoggin, Killiney, Glenageary, Glasthule,   No. 25, 25A, 66 (via Merrion Square 15 minute
                                                                                                       on Mount Street, a 10 minute walk from the
Dun Laoghaire, Monkstown, Blackrock,             walk to the college)
                                                                                                       College. Bleeper Bikes is a stationless bike
Booterstown                                      No. 25X, 66X (via Donnybrook, 5 minute walk to        scheme with bikes available throughout
No.7A                                            the college)                                          Dublin city. To find out more go to
From Dun Laoghaire, Stillorgan                   From Leixlip, Chaplizod                               www.bleeperbike.com
No. 46A, 46E (via Donnybrook, 5 minute walk to   No. 66A, 66B (via Merrion Square, 15 minute walk      Car:
the college)                                     to the college)                                       Public parking is available in the RDS,
From Ballywaltrim, Bray, Shankill, Stillorgan    From Celbridge                                        2 minutes from the college
No. 145 (via Donnybrook, 5 minute walk to the    No.67X (via Donnybrook, 5 minute walk to the
college)                                         college)
From Ashtown, Cabra, Phibsborough                From Kilternan, Stepaside, Stillorgan
No. 120                                          No. 118 (via Donnybrook, 5 minute walk to the
From Harristown, Ballymun		                      college)
No. 4		                                          From Citywest, Tallaght
From Palmerstown, Ballyfermot, Inchicore,        No. 56A, 77A (via Barrow St, Ringsend, 10 minute
Bluebell, Drimnagh, Crumlin, Kimmage,            walk to the college)
Harolds Cross, Rathmines, Ranelagh               From Heuston Railway Station
No.18                                            No. 145 (via Donnybrook, 5 minute walk to the
From Sandymount, Merrion Road                    college)
No.18                                            From Adamstown Railway Station
From Clondalkin                                  No. 25B, 25D (via Merrion Square, 15 minute walk
                                                 to the college)
No. 51X (via Donnybrook, 5 minute walk to the
college)                                         From Palmerstown
                                                 No. 26 (via Merrion Square, 15 minute walk to the
                                                 college)
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Key Dates:
    College Services:
     College Services:
      Facilities:
    Facilities:
       Seven computer rooms with high speed          January
    Seven computer rooms with high speed
       broadband access
    broadband access                                 Wednesday 20th January 2021, 11am–3pm | College Virtual Open Day
       Designated student computer time              Meet with the course teachers and attend one of our seminars.
    Designated
       access student computer time
    access                                           Check the college website for more details
       College library and partnership with
    College   library and partnership with local
       local libraries                               February
    libraries
       High speed wireless internet access
    High speed wireless internet access              Wednesday 10th February 2021, 2–4pm | Enrolment Day
      Student Services:                              Guarantee your place on your chosen course by enrolling early
      Student Council                                Check the college website for more details
    Student    Services:
      Sports and Cultural Activity Programme
      including
    Student      five-a-side football, tennis,
            Council                                  March
      swimming, gym access, Mandarin
    Sports and Cultural
      (Chinese)  languageActivity  Programme
                             for beginners,          Wednesday 10th March 2021, 2–4pm | Enrolment Day
    including five-a-sideand
      Entrepreneurship     football,  tennis,
                                College  Music and   Guarantee your place on your chosen course by enrolling early
    swimming    & gym access, Mandarin
      Choir Club.                                    Check the college website for more details
    (Chinese) language for beginners,
      Student Supports:
    Entrepreneurship,   English Conversation         April
      Experienced
    Club and Collegeteaching
                       Music andstaffChoir Club.
      Course tutors
                                                     Wednesday 14th April 2021, 2–4pm | Enrolment Day
                                                     Enroll on your chosen course and discuss any questions you might have about
      AllocatedSupports:
    Student     tutorial time                        the course with college tutors
       Virtual learning
    Experienced         environment
                   teaching  staff     (Moodle)      Check the college website for more details
       Student   Welfare offering  support for
    Course tutors
       students with special needs                   May
    Allocated tutorial time
       Guidance and counseling service               Wednesday 12th May 2021, 2–4pm | Enrolment Day
    Virtual learning environment (Moodle)            Another opportunity to enroll on your chosen course and discuss any questions you might
       National and international work
       placement
    Student         programme
              Welfare offering support for           have about the course with college tutors
    students with special needs                      Check the college website for more details
    Guidance and Counselling Service                 June
    National and international work
    placement programme                              Wednesday 16th June 2021, 2–4pm | Enrolment Day
                                                     Enrolments continue for remaining course places

                                                     In addition, ‘Advisory Sessions’ will take place every Wednesday afternoon, from 2.00 pm – 4.00
                                                     pm from our Open Day onwards, during term time. The sessions will either be held online or in
                                                     the college, subject to public health guidelines. Please check the college website for details.

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I truly believe that I wouldn’t be in DCU
without the support, education, and skills I                    Business Studies
received from Ballsbridge College. The self-
confidence I obtained in my course gave me                      This course provides students with excellent knowledge of the core
the self-esteem required to succeed in a 3rd                    principles and practices of business. It prepares graduates of this course
level university.                                               for progression to further studies in this area.
I would recommend any individual, from
any background, to enrol in Ballsbridge                         Modules such as Economics, Accounting, Law and Business Administration form the core of the
College. As long as you’re willing to put the                   course, complemented by Information Technology modules. Graduates of this course will be
work in, Ballsbridge College will get you to                    ideally suited to work in all business sectors, including accountancy firms, local government or
wherever it is that you want to go. I went                      the civil service, in addition to many other public and private sector organisations.
from someone who could never succeed in                         Higher Education Links:
education, to being the Student of the Year
in Ballsbridge. I went from someone who                         For information on all relevant higher education links visit www.qqi.ie, www.cao.ie and the
never made a presentation in their life to                      websites of the relevant higher education institutions. Intending applicants are advised at all
being a powerful public speaker.                                times to confirm linked awards, any additional module requirements, applications processes and
Brad Whelan, Business Studies graduate 2016, Bachelor
                                                                scoring systems with the Admission Offices of the participating Higher Education Institutions or
of Business Studies DCU                                         visit www.cao.ie

                                                                Examples of Progression to Higher Education Full-time Courses:
Course Content
                                                                TU Dublin B.Sc. Business and Management – TU 903 (require LCE Maths O4/H7)
¨ Accounting - Manual     ¨      Spreadsheets
  and Computerised        ¨      Business Law                   DCU BBus (Hons) in Business Studies- DC111 (require LCE Maths O4/H6)
¨ Funds Administration ¨         Word Processing                DCU BA (Hons) in Accounting & Finance - DC115 (require LCE Maths O4/H6)
¨ Business Administration ¨      Communications
¨ Applied Economics       ¨      Work Experience                NCI BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance - NC022
                                                                NCI BA (Hons) Business Studies – NC009
Certification
                                                                UCD BCommerce (Hons) – DN650 (require LCE Maths O2/H6)
Awarding Body:             QQI
Award Title:               Certificate in Business Studies      UCD BA Economics (Hons) – DN710
Award Code:                5M2102                               UCD Business & Law – DN610 (require LCE Maths O2/H6)
Level:                     5 - further education & training
                                                                UCD B Law – DN600
Please note the above course descriptor is subject to change.
                                                                Maynooth University Accounting & Finance -MH403 (requires LCE Maths O4/H7)
                                                                IADT Dun Laoghaire BBus (Hons) Entrepreneurship & Management – DL823
                                                                TU Dublin BBus (Hons) Business -TU 901
                                                                TU Dublin BBus (Hons) Management - TU 908
                                                                TU Dublin BBus (Hons) Accounting & Finance - TU 911
                                                                WIT Ballsbridge College has a progression agreement with WIT linking this course’s QQI award
                                                                (5M2102) to a range of WIT degrees.
                                                                Please see https://www.wit.ie/future_students/fe_progression/further-education-
                                                                progression-scheme

                                                                Part-time Courses:
                                                                Graduates may apply for part-time Management, Accounting and Finance degree programmes
                                                                in ITT.

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I really enjoyed my year in Ballsbridge
    College of FE. It is a very warm and open                       Business Studies with Chinese*
    college and I made lots of friends there. The
    teachers were very supportive and always                        The contemporary business environment is ever changing and heavily
    willing to help you. The modules I studied on
    my course have provided a great foundation
                                                                    influenced by geopolitical, legal, economic, social and technological factors
    for my level 8 degree courses in Accounting                     on both a national and international scale. Students on this course will be
    and Finance and it is a great feeling to                        equipped with the relevant skills and knowledge to cope with the rapidly
    know that I can handle the coursework with
    confidence, thanks to my year in Ballsbridge                    changing needs of the international business sector.
    College.
                                                                    This course provides students with a solid grounding in general business and they will develop
    Soliat Allison, Business Studies graduate 2017, currently
    studying Accounting and Finance at Dundalk IT                   working competencies in key areas such as funds administration, accounting and economics. In
                                                                    addition, students will have the opportunity to study Mandarin language and Chinese culture.
    Course Content                                                  Higher Education Links:
    ¨   Accounting - Manual     ¨     Communications                For information on all relevant higher education links visit www.qqi.ie, www.cao.ie and the websites
    ¨   and Computerised        ¨     Work Experience
    ¨   Business Administration ¨     Chinese Language
                                                                    of the relevant higher education institutions. Intending applicants are advised at all times to confirm
    ¨   Applied Economics             (Mandarin) and                linked awards, any additional module requirements, applications processes and scoring systems with
    ¨   Spreadsheets                  Culture - Beginners           the Admission Offices of the participating Higher Education Institutions or visit www.cao.ie
    ¨   Funds Administration          Course*
    ¨   Word Processing
                                                                    Examples of Progression to Higher Education Full-time Courses:
    Certification                                                   UCC Bcomm. Commerce International with Chinese Studies – CK211
    Awarding Body:              QQI                                 TU Dublin B.Sc. Business and Management – TU 903 (require LCE Maths O4/H7)
    Award Title:                Certificate in Business Studies     DCU BA (Hons) in Accounting & Finance - DC115 (require LCE Maths O4/H6)
    Award Code:                 5M2102
                                                                    NCI BA (Hons) Business - NC009
    Level:                      5 - further education & training
                                                                    NCI Higher Certificate in Business – NC103
    *The Chinese (Mandarin) language module on this course
    is delivered by Confucius Institute, UCD. It is not a QQI       UCD BCommerce - DN650 (requires LCE Maths O2/H6)
    programme module.                                               UCD B Business & Law - DN610 (require LCE Maths O2/H6)
    Please note the above course descriptor is subject to change.   UCD B Law - DN600
                                                                    UCD BA Economics (Hons) – DN 710
                                                                    IADT Dun Laoghaire BBus (Hons) Entrepreneurship & Management–DL823
                                                                    TU Dublin BBus (Hons) Business -TU 901
                                                                    TU Dublin BBus (Hons) International Business -TU 915
                                                                    TU Dublin BBus (Hons) Management- TU 908
                                                                    TU Dublin BBus (Hons) Accounting & Finance- TU 911
                                                                    WIT Ballsbridge College has a progression agreement with WIT linking this course’s QQI award
                                                                    (5M2102) to a range of WIT degrees.
                                                                    Please see https://www.wit.ie/future_students/fe_progression/further-education-progression-
                                                                    scheme

                                                                    Part-time Courses:
                                                                    Graduates may apply for part-time Management, Accounting and Finance degree programmes
                                                                    in TU Dublin.

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Course Content                                                  Digital Marketing
¨   Digital Marketing         ¨ Advertising
¨   Marketing Practice        ¨ Accounting – Manual             Digital Marketing is one of the niche areas where the rising demand
¨   e-Business Studies          and Computerised
¨   Behavioural Studies       ¨ Communications                  for skilled professionals consistently exceeds supply. Marketing
¨   Statistics                ¨ Work Experience
                              ¨ Word Processing                 professionals are increasingly recognising the importance of online
Certification                                                   strategies in distributing products and services, reaching targeted
Awarding Body:             QQI                                  consumers, building interactive relationship with customers and having
Award Title:               Certificate in Marketing             the ability to produce measurable results.
Award Code:                5M2069
Level:                     5 - further education & training     This course will equip students with internet and second generation web-tool skills and
                                                                knowledge.
Please note the above course descriptor is subject to change.
                                                                Students will learn how to develop an integrated marketing approach, using both traditional
                                                                and online techniques, to successfully market a business.

                                                                Higher Education Links:
                                                                For information on all relevant higher education links visit www.qqi.ie, www.cao.ie and the
                                                                websites of the relevant higher education institutions. Intending applicants are advised at all
                                                                times to confirm linked awards, any additional module requirements, applications processes and
                                                                scoring systems with the Admission Offices of the participating Higher Education Institutions or
                                                                visit www.cao.ie

                                                                Examples of Progression to Higher Education Full-time Courses:
                                                                DCU BSc. (Hons) Marketing, Innovation and Technology –DC240
                                                                NCI BA (Hons) Marketing Practice- NC020
                                                                TU Dublin BSc (Hons) Marketing – TU 922
                                                                TU Dublin Higher Certificate Marketing - TU 675 TU Dublin - BA (Ord) Digital Marketing – TU 783
                                                                TU Dublin BA (Hons) Advertising & Marketing Communications – TU 919
                                                                TU Dublin BA (Ord) Advertising & Marketing Communications – TU 780
                                                                TU Dublin BA (Ord) Digital Marketing – TU 782
                                                                TU Dublin BA (Hons) Digital Marketing- TU 920
                                                                TU Dublin BA Digital Marketing- TU 781
                                                                WIT Ballsbridge College has a progression agreement with WIT linking this course’s QQI award
                                                                (5M2069) to a range of WIT degrees.
                                                                Please see https://www.wit.ie/future_students/fe_progression/further-education-
                                                                progression-scheme
                                                                Dundalk IT - BA Digital Marketing, Communications and Public Relations

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I discovered Ballsbridge College of Further
    Education through a college fair leaflet. I                     Event Management
    studied Event Management in Ballsbridge
    with the intention of using the PLC Course as                   The events industry is a rapidly growing sector in Ireland and abroad.
    my path to third-level education. The course
    was very enjoyable and I studied challenging                    Demand for professional event managers has increased, as organsiations
    and interesting subjects I had never                            seek to engage with their customers and other key stakeholders in more
    studied before such as Media Analysis and
    Marketing. You are challenged throughout                        innovative ways.
    the course which I found beneficial as it                       This course offers students the opportunity to develop the necessary skills and appropriate
    prepares you for the kind of work expected                      knowledge to prepare for careers in this specialised sector of the marketing industry. It also
    in college.                                                     concentrates on developing skills in public relations, organisation, planning, IT and time
    The year I spent in Ballsbridge was amazing                     management.
    and after all the hard work I had put in I                      This course also provides a foundation in business, marketing and communication, as well as a
    was offered a place on the Level 8 Event                        background in IT. It will provide the student with the opportunity to showcase all the knowledge
    Management course in TU Dublin. I truly                         and skills learnt during the course through the planning, preparation and production of an
    believe it was down to Ballsbridge College                      event.
    and their committed staff in trying to help
    you get to where you want to go. For that                       Higher Education Links:
    I’m eternally grateful.”
                                                                    For information on all relevant higher education links visit www.qqi.ie, www.cao.ie and the
    Holly Duff, Event Managment graduate 2019,                      websites of the relevant higher education institutions. Intending applicants are advised at all
    progressed to Event Management, TU Dublin
                                                                    times to confirm linked awards, any additional module requirements, applications processes and
                                                                    scoring systems with the Admission Offices of the participating Higher Education Institutions or
    Course Content                                                  visit www.cao.ie
    ¨   Event Production        ¨    Personal Effectiveness         Examples of Progression to Higher Education Full-time Courses:
    ¨   Marketing Practice      ¨    Work Experience
    ¨   Media Analysis          ¨    Word Processing                Full-time Courses:
    ¨   Business Administration ¨    Safety and Health
    ¨   Communications               at Work                        TU Dublin BSc (Hons) Event Management -TU 954
                                                                    IADT Dun Laoghaire BA (Hons) Arts Management –DL822
    Certification
                                                                    TU Dublin BSc (Hons) Marketing – TU 922
    Awarding Body:             QQI
    Award Title:               Certificate in Business Studies      NCI BA (Hons) Marketing Practice -- NC020
    Award Code:                5M2102                               NCI BA(Hons) Business- NC103
    NQAI Level:                5 - further education & training
                                                                    TU Dublin BA (Ord) Advertising & Marketing Communications – TU 780
    Please note the above course descriptor is subject to change.
                                                                    TU Dublin BA(Ord) BBus Marketing -TU 783
                                                                    WIT Ballsbridge College has a progression agreement with WIT linking this course’s QQI award
                                                                    (5M2102) to a range of WIT degrees.
                                                                    Please see https://www.wit.ie/future_students/fe_progression/further-education-
                                                                    progression-scheme

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Course Content                                                  Entrepreneurial Skills
¨ Entrepreneurial Skills ¨       Accounting-Manual &
¨ Start Your Own                 Computerised                   Entrepreneurship can be described as an approach to life as well
  Business                ¨      Word Processing
¨ Marketing               ¨      Communications                 as a set of business skills. It requires a person to think creatively,
¨ Advertising             ¨      Work Experience
¨ Business Administration                                       ask difficult questions and challenge established ways of working.
                                                                In addition, it is recognised that employers today wish to employ
Certification                                                   those with entrepreneurial skills as they are seen as an asset to an
Awarding Body:             QQI
Award Title:               Certificate in Business Studies
                                                                organisation. Thus entrepreneurial skills enhance a student’s prospects
Award Code:                5M2102                               of employment.
Level:                     5 - further education & training
                                                                Do you have an idea that you would like to develop into a business? Want to be your own boss?
Please note the above course descriptor is subject to change.   Whatever your reasons for wanting to start or develop a business, this course will provide you
                                                                with the key skills and the practical knowledge to start, operate and grow your own business.
                                                                This course will equip participants with a range of skills and the practical knowledge required to
                                                                evaluate business opportunities, create business plans, undertake market analysis, secure start-
                                                                up or expansion finance and successfully manage an enterprise. In addition, whilst undertaking
                                                                this course, participants are offered the opportunity to set up and operate a business producing
                                                                a product or providing a service.
                                                                On completion of the course students will have greatly enhanced their potential to succeed in
                                                                their own business, work with other employers or progress to degree courses in a range of Irish
                                                                Higher Education Institutes

                                                                Higher Education Links:
                                                                For information on all relevant higher education links visit www.qqi.ie, www.cao.ie and the
                                                                websites of the relevant higher education institutions. Intending applicants are advised at all
                                                                times to confirm linked awards, any additional module requirements, applications processes and
                                                                scoring systems with the Admission Offices of the participating Higher Education Institutions or
                                                                visit www.cao.ie

                                                                Examples of Progression to Higher Education Full-time Courses:
                                                                TU Dublin BSc (Hons) Business & Management -TU 903
                                                                IADT Dun Laoghaire BBus (Hons) Business Studies - Entrepreneurship-DL823
                                                                NCI BA (Hons) Business - NC009 (final year specialisation in entrepreneurship)
                                                                UCD B Business & Law - DN610 (require LCE Maths O2/H6)
                                                                TU Dublin BBus (Hons) Business – TU 901
                                                                WIT Ballsbridge College has a progression agreement with WIT linking this course’s QQI
                                                                award (5M2102) to a range of WIT degrees. Please see https://www.wit.ie/future_students/
                                                                fe_progression/further-education-progression-scheme

                                                                Part-time Courses:
                                                                Graduates may apply for part-time Management, Accounting and Finance degree programmes
                                                                in TU Dublin.

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Course Content                                                  International Financial Services
     ¨ Financial Services          ¨   Spreadsheet Methods
     ¨ Funds Administration        ¨   Applied Economics             The International Financial Services (IFS) industry in Ireland employs
     ¨
     ¨
       Applied Economics
       Accounting- Manual
                                   ¨
                                   ¨
                                       Communications
                                       Work Experience
                                                                     42,000 people in more than 400 companies in Ireland, over 200 of
       and Computerised                                              which, are Irish owned. The Government’s strategy for the IFS sector in
     ¨ Statistics
                                                                     Ireland, IFS2020, set a target to grow the level of direct employment
     Certification                                                   in the IFS sector from 35,000 in 2014 to at least 45,000 people by year-
     Awarding Body:             QQI                                  end 2019.
     Award Title:               Certificate in Business Studies
                                                                     The 2019 International Financial Services Strategy 2025 for the further development of the IFS
     Award Code:                5M2102
                                                                     sector in Ireland identified the importance of skilling people to meet the demand for employees
     NQAI Level:                5 - further education & training
                                                                     in the IFS sector.
     Please note the above course descriptor is subject to change.
                                                                     This course is aimed at learners who wish to pursue a career in the International Financial
                                                                     services sector or gain an eligible qualification for entry to the IFS Associate apprenticeship
                                                                     programme. On successful completion of the course the learner will have developed the core
                                                                     knowledge, skills and competencies required for entry roles in the financial services sector.
                                                                     Successful graduates of the course, are also eligible to apply for many business-related, higher
                                                                     education programmes, through the Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS).

                                                                     Higher Education Links:
                                                                     For information on all relevant higher education links visit www.qqi.ie, www.cao.ie and the
                                                                     websites of the relevant higher education institutions. Intending applicants are advised at all
                                                                     times to confirm linked awards, any additional module requirements, applications processes and
                                                                     scoring systems with the Admission Offices of the participating Higher Education Institutions or
                                                                     visit www.cao.ie

                                                                     Examples of Progression to Higher Education Full-time Courses:
                                                                     DCU BBus (Hons) Business Studies - DC111
                                                                     DCU BSc (Hons) Marketing, Innovation and Technology- DC240
                                                                     TU Dublin BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance – TU 910
                                                                     Maynooth University BA Finance - MH401
                                                                     WIT Ballsbridge College has a progression agreement with WIT linking this course’s QQI award
                                                                     (5M2102) to a range of WIT degrees
                                                                     Please see https://www.wit.ie/future_students/fe_progression/further-education-
                                                                     progression-scheme

                                                                     Apprenticeships:
                                                                     NCI – International Financial Services (IFS) Associate Apprenticeship

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The staff in the college, are true professionals
in what they do and at the same time they                       Human Resource Management
manage to create a friendly environment
with students, ensuring certainty and                           This course is designed for those students who wish to develop their
understanding as different modules are
completed. There is also a vast level of                        knowledge of human resource theories and applications. It will lead to
support for the individual which I was very                     employment opportunities in recruitment and personnel departments
impressed by- from the counsellor to the
course tutor, everyone around you just                          in a wide variety of companies. Successful graduates of this course can
wants to see you do well!                                       use their QQI certificate to progress to higher level studies in the Higher
I learned a lot and met many interesting and                    Education Institutes.
exciting people in my time in the college, all
of which helped me to grow and develop to                       Most major companies have a Human Resources Department. Smaller companies, usually
become who I am today.”                                         have an employee, whose job is, to look after HR issues such as recruitment, staff training and
Paddy Nutley, Human Resource graduate 2012,                     development, labour law, the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees and other
graduate Human Resource Management, NCI                         general industrial relations issues. This course offers an introduction to each of the above areas
                                                                and so leaves the student informed and skilled when applying for related company positions.
Course Content
                                                                Higher Education Links:
¨   Human Resources           ¨   Business Administration
¨   Behavioural Studies       ¨   Marketing Practice
                                                                For information on all relevant higher education links visit www.qqi.ie, www.cao.ie and the
¨   Business Law              ¨   Word Processing               websites of the relevant higher education institutions. Intending applicants are advised at all
¨   Accounting - Manual       ¨   Communications                times to confirm linked awards, any additional module requirements, applications processes and
    and Computerised          ¨   Work Experience               scoring systems with the Admission Offices of the participating Higher Education Institutions or
                                                                visit www.cao.ie
Certification                                                   Examples of Progression to Higher Education Full-time Courses:
Awarding Body:             QQI
                                                                NCI BA (Hons) Human Resource Management - NC005
Award Title:               Certificate in Business Studies
Award Code:                5M2102                               TU Dublin BSc (Hons) Human Resource Management – TU 906 (require LCE Maths O6/H7)
Level:                     5 - further education & training     NCI BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance - NC022
Please note the above course descriptor is subject to change.   NCI BA(Hons) Business- NC009
                                                                UCD B Commerce (Hons) - DN650 (require LCE Maths O2/H6)
                                                                UCD BSc Social Science - DN700
                                                                UCD B Business & Law - DN610 (require LCE Maths O2/H6)
                                                                UCD B Law - DN600
                                                                UCD BSc (Hons) Psychology – DN720
                                                                Maynooth University BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance MH403 (require LCE Maths O4/H7)
                                                                WIT Ballsbridge College has a progression agreement with WIT linking this course’s QQI award
                                                                (5M2102) to a range of WIT degrees.
                                                                Please see https://www.wit.ie/future_students/fe_progression/further-education-
                                                                progression-scheme

                                                                Part-time Courses:
                                                                Graduates may apply for part-time Management, Accounting and Finance degree programmes
                                                                in TU Dublin.

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The course enabled me to focus on my
     career path. It gave me the chance to                           Marketing, Advertising & Management
     make some great friends and I learnt a lot
     from the teachers, who go out of their way                      This well-established course is ideally suited to the student who wishes
     to help you. I was also given an amazing
     opportunity to travel to Amsterdam on                           to pursue a career in the marketing or advertising industries. The key
     the college’s international work placement                      modules of Marketing, Advertising and Behavioural Studies, combined
     programme”
     Pamela Marsh, Marketing, Advertising and
                                                                     with core business and IT skills, prepare the student for immediate entry
     Management graduate                                             into the workplace or for progression to further study.
     Course Content                                                  Marketing students participate in a very successful work experience programme focused on
                                                                     the marketing and advertising industry. This insight into marketing and advertising, allows the
     ¨   Marketing Practice        ¨ Accounting - Manual             marketing student, to make well informed career decisions. By the end of the year, marketing
     ¨   Advertising                 and Computerised
     ¨   Behavioural Studies       ¨ Communications
                                                                     students have a unique set of key marketing skills and experience. Students can use their
     ¨   Digital Marketing         ¨ Work Experience                 qualification to continue their studies in higher education or to commence a rewarding and
     ¨   Statistics                ¨ Word Processing                 successful career in marketing and advertising.
                                                                     With employers looking for creativity, innovation and vision, the marketing graduate is well
     Certification                                                   placed to meet their needs. A variety of career opportunities await the graduate in areas such as
     Awarding Body:             QQI
                                                                     marketing analysis, market research, sales and customer services.
     Award Title:               Certificate in Marketing
                                                                     Higher Education Links:
     Award Code:                5M2069
     Level:                     5 - further education & training     For information on all relevant higher education links visit www.qqi.ie, www.cao.ie and the
                                                                     websites of the relevant higher education institutions. Intending applicants are advised at all
     Please note the above course descriptor is subject to change.   times to confirm linked awards, any additional module requirements, applications processes and
                                                                     scoring systems with the Admission Offices of the participating Higher Education Institutions or
                                                                     visit www.cao.ie

                                                                     Examples of Progression to Higher Education Full-time Courses:
                                                                     DCU BSc (Hons) Marketing, Innovation and Technology - DC240
                                                                     DCU BA (Hons) Business Studies - DC111
                                                                     TU Dublin BSc (Hons) Marketing - TU 922
                                                                     TU Dublin Higher Certificate Marketing - TU 675
                                                                     TU Dublin BBus (Ord) Marketing - TTU 783
                                                                     TU Dublin BA (Ord) Advertising & Marketing Communications TU 780
                                                                     TU Dublin BA (Hons) Advertising & Marketing Communications - TU 919
                                                                     UCD B Business & Law - DN610 (require LCE Maths O2/H6)
                                                                     NCI BA Marketing Practice - NC020
                                                                     WIT Ballsbridge College has a progression agreement with WIT linking this course’s QQI award
                                                                     (5M2069) to a range of WIT degrees.
                                                                     Please see https://www.wit.ie/future_students/fe_progression/further-education-
                                                                     progression-scheme

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After doing much research and attending
some colleges’ Open Days and reading                            Advanced Certificate in Business
various written material such as the
college prospectus I decided to enrol on                        As companies continue to face the challenges of a competitive
the Advanced Business Studies (QQI level 6)
course.                                                         marketplace, they must invest in highly skilled and trained personnel in
The lecturers in Ballsbridge College are                        order to meet the demands that customers and competitors present.
extremely supportive and ready to lend a
hand regarding any aspect of the course                         This course is suitable for the student looking to develop sophisticated management, selling and
they are teaching.                                              marketing techniques. These skills are very much sought after by both the large organisation
                                                                and the small to medium enterprise alike. Modern business techniques are explored, leaving
I found that the course programme, with                         the graduate ready to enter the market with a wide range of expertise in various management,
its mix of continuous assessment and end
                                                                marketing and selling practices.
of term exams, more than prepared me
for my studies in IADT. The skills I learnt in                  Students and adult learners who have a flair for business will find this course gives them an
Ballsbridge College, such as assignment                         opportunity to build on their knowledge and experience, and refine their skills so that at the end
writing aided me in my studies in IADT.                         of the year they will have a professional set of management and business skills which will bring
Claire Ann Ferry, graduate 2014, progressed to Business         them into a career of their choice.
and Entrepreneurship, IADT
                                                                This course offers great employment potential in the area of management, professional sales
Course Content                                                  and marketing. The graduate will be able to avail of the job opportunities that exist in the market
                                                                as companies continue to develop creative and innovative customer based marketing and sales
¨ Business Management ¨ Spreadsheets Level 6                    strategies.
  Level 6                     ¨ Sales Presentation
¨ Business Law Level 6          Level 6
¨ Marketing Management ¨ Communications Level 6
                                                                Entry Requirements:
  Level 6                     ¨ Work Experience Level 6         QQI Level 5 Qualification or equivalent or appropriate work experience
¨ Financial Reporting
  Level 6
Students will participate in a work based training
                                                                Examples of Progression to Higher Education Full-time Courses:
programme and undertake relevant work placement                 IADT Dun Laoghaire BBus (Ord)Entrepreneurship - DL701
for 1 to 2 full days per week.
                                                                IADT Dun Laoghaire BBus (Hons) Entrepreneurship & Management - DL823
Certification                                                   Students may apply for entry into Year 2 of the Business Degree Course (subject to interview)
Awarding Body:             QQI
                                                                NCI BA (Hons) Business - NC009
Award Title:               Advanced Certificate
                           in Business                          UCD B Business & Law - DN610 (require LCE Maths O2/H6)
Award Code:                6M4985
                                                                TU Dublin Higher Certificate in Marketing - TU 783
Level:                     6 - further education & training
                                                                TU Dublin BBus Marketing - TU 783
Please note the above course descriptor is subject to change.
                                                                TU Dublin BBus (Hons) Marketing Management- TU 923
                                                                Students may apply for entry into Year Two of the above courses, interview required.
                                                                WIT Ballsbridge College has a progression agreement with WIT linking this course’s QQI award
                                                                (6M4985) to a range of WIT degrees.
                                                                Please see https://www.wit.ie/future_students/fe_progression/further-education-
                                                                progression-scheme

                                                                Part-time Courses:
                                                                Graduates may apply for part-time Management, Accounting and Finance degree programmes
                                                                in TU Dublin.

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I am a mature student who wanted to go
     back to education. This course was the                          Advanced Certificate in Event Management
     perfect stepping stone I needed to get myself
     back to learning. The course is exceptionally                   Event Management is one of the fastest developing industries in the
     good and challenging with brilliant teachers
     who really engage you. The teachers cannot                      world, growing enormously in the last two decades. Event Management
     be praised enough for the work they do. If                      focuses on the management and production of corporate, leisure,
     you want to go on to third level, this course
     will really set you up and get you ready for                    cultural and religious events. This course provides students with the
     the challenge ahead.                                            theoretical knowledge and practical skills to take a concept and see it
     Cain Kelly, graduate, progressed to Event Management
     at TU Dublin, Advanced Entry                                    materialise into an event.
                                                                     Progression links to relevant degree courses are also an option open to successful graduates. In
     Course Content                                                  particular, on completion of this course, students may apply for advanced entry into Year Two of
                                                                     the BSc Event Management (Honours) degree course in TU Dublin, subject to interview.
     ¨ Event Management     ¨         Financial Reporting
       Level 6                        Level 6
     ¨ Business Management ¨          Spreadsheets Level 6           Entry Requirements:
       Level 6              ¨         Communications Level 6
     ¨ Business Law Level 6 ¨         Work Placement Level 6         QQI Level 5 Qualification or equivalent or appropriate work experience
     ¨ Marketing Management
     ¨ Level 6                                                       Examples of Progression to Higher Education Full-time Courses:
     Students will participate on a work based training              TU Dublin BSc (Hons) Event Management - TU 954
     programme and undertake relevant work experience
     for 1 to 2 full days per week.
                                                                     Students may apply for entry into Year 2 of the Event Management degree course (subject to
                                                                     interview)
     Certification                                                   TU Dublin International Hospitality Management TU745
     Awarding Body:             QQI                                  Students may apply for entry into Year 2 of this course (subject to interview and relevant
     Award Title:               Advanced Certificate                 experience)
                                in Business
     Award Code:                6M4985
                                                                     IADT Dun Laoghaire BBus (Ord) Entrepreneurship - DL701
     NQAI Level:                6 - further education & training     IADT Dun Laoghaire BBus (Hons) Entrepreneurship & Management - DL823
     Please note the above course descriptor is subject to change.   Students may apply for entry into Year 2 of the Business degree course (subject to interview)
                                                                     TU Dublin BA (Hons) Advertising & Marketing Communications - TU 919
                                                                     TU Dublin BBus Management - TU 774
                                                                     TU Dublin BBus Marketing - TU 783
                                                                     Students may apply for entry into Year Two of the above courses. Interview required.
                                                                     NCI BA (Hons) Business - NC009
                                                                     NCI Ba (Hons) Marketing Practice - NC020
                                                                     WIT Ballsbridge College has a progression agreement with WIT linking this course’s QQI award
                                                                     (6M4985) to a range of WIT degrees.
                                                                     Please see https://www.wit.ie/future_students/fe_progression/further-education-
                                                                     progression-scheme

                                                                     Part-time Courses:
                                                                     Graduates may apply for part-time Management, Accounting and Finance degree programmes
                                                                     in TU Dublin.
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Louise Nagle: Event Management graduate 2020
Current Position: undergraduate, BSc. Event Management, TUD
I had an amazing year in Ballsbridge College. The staff and teachers are brilliant! They
supported and encouraged each student to reach their full potential and helped me achieve
results I didn’t think were possible. I gained valuable experience, met new people and had fun,
all while studying and learning. The Level 5 Event Management course helped me to find a
passion in something that I could pursue as a career. I studied Event Production and Marketing
and learned the important role the media play in this industry! The teachers helped greatly by
sharing resources and their experiences from their own careers. I gained the basic knowledge
to further my studies in Event Management and I am now studying for a Level 8 degree,
in Event Management in TU Dublin. In conclusion, I would say, Ballsbridge College has an
amazing community spirit, both within the college and within the local area.

Darragh Connolly: TEFL and Business Management graduate 2020
Current Position: undergraduate, Business Management, IADT (advanced entry)
When I began my Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) and Advanced Business
course in September 2019, my main objective was to gain the Certificate in Teaching English
to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) qualification and become an English teacher. I was
planning to travel the world, using the qualification to earn a living while I did. The course
content is very interesting and diverse. I studied such subjects as TEFL, Communications,
Marketing Management, Business Law and Sales Presentations. Throughout my time in
Ballsbridge College I was given good career guidance and the College organised guest
speakers to come in and speak with us about our options. One of the guest speakers was from
the Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) in Dun Laoghaire who advised me on the
best way to apply for the Honours Bachelor Degree in Business Management. I wanted to use
Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) to go into the 4th year of this course and after doing very well
in my final assignments and projects in Ballsbridge, I was delighted to be accepted into 4th
year of the course. I will be starting that course this September and I’m really looking forward
to continuing my education in IADT.
Finally, as a mature student, I was a little bit nervous when I started in Ballsbridge College last
year, but I quickly settled in as the culture and environment in the college are excellent. The
teachers are all very friendly and professional at the same time, and because of the smaller size
of the college it’s easy to get to know people in the corridors and classrooms alike. During the
year I was very lucky to be accepted onto the Erasmus program in Amsterdam and thoroughly
enjoyed this experience. Overall, I had a hugely positive year in Ballsbridge College and would
recommend it to anyone considering continuing their education.

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Elliot Haran: Business Studies graduate, 2019
     Current Position: undergraduate, B. Law, UCD

     “I thoroughly enjoyed my year in Ballsbridge College which was largely down to the
     atmosphere within the college. Each teacher was so helpful in making me feel comfortable as
     well as working so hard to help me with my academic studies. They did so much to develop
     and encourage my skills in a variety of areas some of which I had never come across before.
     I was lucky enough to develop many new friendships that will certainly outlast my year of
     study in Ballsbridge.

     To top it all off, after a year of hard work, I was accepted into UCD to study Law which was
     my first choice. I was over the moon. I know I would not have achieved this if it wasn’t for
     all the help given to me by my various teachers. I couldn’t thank my teachers enough who
     consistently helped me and kept me positive towards attaining my goal”.

     Breda Conophy: Advanced Certificate in Business graduate 2019
     Current Position: Undergraduate, BA HRM, NCI

     "The Advanced Business course at Ballsbridge College is both practical and theory based.
     The broad range of topics covered helped me to decide what to specialise in. I learnt a lot of
     good, relevant information which has assisted me in achieving my ultimate goal of getting
     into BA Hons Human Resource Management at The National College of Ireland. The tutors
     are extremely knowledgeable, supportive and helpful. I would highly recommend Ballsbridge
     College as a Post Leaving Cert College that embraces a mixture of cultures and provides the
     necessary skills and knowledge to achieve your goals".

     Caoimhe Walsh: Advanced Event Management graduate 2017
     Current Position: BSc. Event Management, TU Dublin (advanced entry)

     After taking a year out of college I wasn't entirely sure what I wanted to do with myself. Living
     close by, a friend mentioned Ballsbridge College as an option and told me to look into it.

     I came across the Event Management course while flicking through the brochure and in my
     interview with the Principal, he pointed out to me that I was actually eligible for the advanced
     Event Management course due to my past work experience.

     Ballsbridge College is the perfect college to start in. I was definitely not the most academic
     student in school, so I was unsure as to how I would get on in college. The lecturers are
     extremely supportive and very helpful when you are struggling with any assignments or
     modules. There is a constant support group either from the students in your class or from the
     teachers and porters in the college.

     I am now an Event Management student in The School of Hospitality and Management in TU
     Dublin. I went directly into year 2 from Ballsbridge College through the advanced entry route
     for PLC students coming from Level 6 courses.

     I would definitely recommend everyone to apply to Ballsbridge College for their first step in
     third level education. The mixture of continuous assessment and exams has me more than
     prepared to continue my studies in TU Dublin.

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Application
2021/22

Application Procedure
An Irish language version of the application form is available on request from the College.
Complete the application form and send it directly to the college Please ensure that you have included your PPS number, which is issued to you
by the Department of Social Protection. Alternativley, you can apply online at www.ballsbridgecollege.com/apply/
All applicants are invited to enrol for their course from January onwards. This will involve completing the necessary forms and paying a deposit of
€30. Enrolment ensures your place at Ballsbridge College - subject to meeting the relevant entry requirements.
Open Day:           Wednesday 20th January 2021 11am - 3pm
Enrolment Days:     Wednesday 10th February 2021 2pm - 4pm
		                  Wednesday 10th March 2021 2pm - 4pm
		                  Wednesday 14th April 2021 2pm - 4pm
		                  Wednesday 12th May 2021 2pm - 4pm
		                  Wednesday 16th June 2021 2pm - 4pm
Advisory Sessions: Every Wednesday afternoon from Open Day onwards, 2pm - 4pm, during term time. The sessions will either be held online or
in the college, subject to public health guidelines. Please check the college website for details.
The college will continue to accept applications for remaining places until September.
In mid-August, those who have enrolled will be invited to register. This involves paying the balance of the course cost, and where applicable,
submitting a copy of the Leaving Certificate results.
Courses begin in early September.
Admissions Policy
The College has a written Admissions Policy document which governs the entry of all students to courses. It is available to all applicants.
Ballsbridge College is bound by the rules and regulations of CDETB, a copy of which is displayed in the college or may be obtained from the
college office.
Application
2021/22

The College welcomes applications from both school leavers and mature students, i.e. over 21 years of age. Please tick preferred course:
   Adminstration Skills for Business                    Criminology and Social Studies              Human Resource Management
   Advanced Certificate in Business                     Digital Marketing                           International Aid and Development
   Advanced Certificate in Event Management             English (EFL) and Business 		               International Financial Services
   Applied Psychology                                   Communications                              Marketing, Advertising & Management
   Auctioneering and Property Services                  Entrepreneurial Skills                      Property Management
   Apprenticeship                                       Event Management                            TEFL and Business Management
   Business Studies                                     Foundation Teaching                         Web Design and Multimedia
   Business Studies with Chinese                        Health, Nutrition and Fitness
   Community Development - Level 6                      Health Sector Studies

Surname                                                               First Name
Address

Landline Phone Number                                                 Mobile Phone Number

Date of Birth                                                         PPS Number

Highest level of educational attainment to date and year attained (please tick one box only)

    No formal education qualifications                Higher Diploma Yr.                                PhD Yr.
    Junior Certificate Yr.                            Primary Degree Yr.                                Other (please specify)
    Leaving Certificate Yr.                           Master Degree Yr.

Name and address of the current/last educational institution you are attending /attended

From                             To
School No. (if Second Level school in Ireland)                                           Number of Years at Second Level:
Application
2019/20
2021/22

If you have completed your Leaving Certificate prior to 2021 state where you have been since leaving school:
     Working                    Working in the home                         Other Educational Course		Unemployed

If you are sitting your Leaving Certificate in 2021 please indicate the subjects you are taking
Leaving Certificate / LCVP / LCA

          Subject / Module                           Level                                Grade                               Credits

For Mature Applicants:
Are you receiving a weekly Social Welfare payment?
     Yes              No
IF Yes please indicate the date you first received this Social Welfare payment (Mth)                           /(Yr)
If you are in receipt of certain social welfare payments for a specific period of time you may be entitled to attend the college under
the Vocational Training & Opportunities Scheme (VTOS) or under the Back To Education Allowance Scheme (BTEA). Further details
are available from the College
For marketing purposes, please indicate how you heard of the course for which you applied

Rules and Regulations
All participants in courses on Ballsbridge College are bound by the rules and regulations of CDETB, a copy of which is displayed in the college
or may be obtained from the college office.

Signed:                                                             Date:
Application
2021/22
How to Find Us                                    From Ballyboden, Rathfarnham, Rathgar,                Luas:
From the City Centre                              Rathmines                                             Beechwood stop (Green Line) is a 15 minute
No. 4, 7, 7A, 120                                 No 15B (via Barrow St, Ringsend, 15 minute walk       walk from the college
No. 145, 46A (via Donnybrook, 5 minute walk to    to the college)                                       Irish Rail
the college)                                      From Castleknock, Clonsilla, Corduff, Ongar,          From Kildare/ Newbridge Stations
From Monkstown, Deansgrange, Blackrock,           Blanchardstown, Dunboyne, Dunshaughlin                Commuter to Dublin Heuston, No. 145 (via
Merrion to RDS Ballsbridge                        No.37, 38, 38A, 38B, 39, 39A, 70 (via Baggot St, 10   Donnybrook, 5 minute walk to the college)
No. 4                                             minute walk to the college)                           From Meath/Laois/Louth
From Phibsborough                                 From Malahide, Portmarnock                            InterCity to Dublin Connolly Station, change
No. 4                                             No. 32X (via Donnybrook, 5 minute walk to the         for DART to Lansdowne Road, 5 minute walk to
No. 46A (via Donnybrook, 5 minute walk to the     college)                                              college)
college)                                          From Swords                                           Walking:
From Brides Glen Luas Stop, Killiney,             No. 41X (via Donnybrook, 5 minute walk to the         Ballsbridge College is a 20 minute walk
Glenageary, Dun Laoghaire, Monkstown,             college)                                              from Grafton Street
Blackrock, Booterstown                            From Doddsborough, Maynooth, Lucan,                   Cycling:
No.7                                              Chapelizod                                            Ballsbridge College offers secure bike parking
From Loughlinstown, Killiney, Glenageary,         No. 25, 25A, 66 (via Merrion Square 15 minute         The nearest Dublin Bikes docking station is
Dun Laoghaire, Monkstown, Blackrock,              walk to the college)                                  on Mount Street, a 10 minute walk from the
Booterstown                                       No. 25X, 66X (via Donnybrook, 5 minute walk to        College.
No.7A                                             the college)                                          Car:
From Dun Laoghaire, Stillorgan                    From Leixlip, Chaplizod                               Public parking is available in the RDS,
No. 46A, 46E (via Donnybrook, 5 minute walk to    No. 66A, 66B (via Merrion Square, 15 minute walk      2 minutes from the college
the college)                                      to the college)
From Ballywaltrim, Bray, Shankill, Stillorgan     From Celbridge                                                                                                                 Donnybrook

No. 145 (via Donnybrook, 5 minute walk to the     No.67X (via Donnybrook, 5 minute walk to the
college)                                          college)                                                                                                                        RDS
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From Ashtown, Cabra, Phibsborough                 From Kilternan, Stepaside, Stillorgan                 Dún Laoghaire                                                                                                                               City Centre

No. 120                                           No. 118 (via Donnybrook, 5 minute walk to the                                                                       Ballsbridge College                                Ballsbridge
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From Palmerstown, Ballyfermot, Inchicore,         No. 56A, 77A (via Barrow St, Ringsend, 10 minute                                                                       R
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Bluebell, Drimnagh, Crumlin, Kimmage,             walk to the college)
Harolds Cross, Rathmines, Ranelagh                From Heuston Railway Station
                                                  No. 145 (via Donnybrook, 5 minute walk to the                                                                                 All courses are funded by the
                                                                                                        The Department of Education and Skills fund all courses with the assistance
No.18                                                                                                   of the European Social Fund, through the National Development Plan
                                                                                                                                                                                Department of Education and Skills
From Sandymount, Merrion Road                     college)                                              Ballsbridge College of Further Education                                         www.ballsbridgecollege.com             @Ballsbridge_CFE

                                                  From Adamstown Railway Station
                                                                                                        Shelbourne Road                                                         through the National Development
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From Clondalkin                                   No. 25B 25D (via Merrion Square, 15 minute walk
No. 51X (via Donnybrook, 5 minute walk to the     to the college)                                       Ballsbridge College of Further Education
college)                                          From Palmerstown                                      Shelbourne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
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                                                  No. 26 (via Merrion Square, 15 minute walk to the
                                                                                                        City of Dublin Education and Training Board

From Walkinstown, Kimmage, Terenure,                                                                    www.ballsbridgecollege.com
Rathgar, Rathmines                                college)                                              info@ballsbridge.cdetb.ie
No 15A (via Barrow St, Ringsend, 15 minute walk   Dart:                                                 T 01 668 4806
to the college)                                   Lansdowne Road stop, 5 minutes from                   F 01 668 2361
                                                  the college                                           Twitter: @Ballsbridge_CFE
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