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Welcome to Inchicore College of Further Education     2    Creative and Performing Arts Courses
Why choose Inchicore College?                         4    Furniture Design and Making Level 5                56
Erasmus+ European Work Experience                     6    Art and Design Portfolio Preparation Level 5       58
Healthcare and Nursing Courses                             Costume Design & Make-Up Levels 5 & 6              60
Healthcare Assistant /Disability Support Level 5      10   Theatre Studies Performance Level 5                62
Assistant Occupational Therapist Level 5              12   Theatre Studies Advanced Performance Level 6       64
Children’s Healthcare Assistant Level 5               14   Technical Theatre Diploma Level 6+                 66
Pre-Paramedic Level 5                                 16   Dance Studies Level 5                              68
Nursing Studies Level 5                               18   Advanced Dance Studies Level 6                     70
Healthcare Supervisory Management Level 6             20   Creative Writing and Cultural Studies Level 5      72
Social Care Courses                                        Creative Writing and Media Production Level 6      74
Applied Psychology Level 5                            24   Arts Events Management Advanced Level 6            76
Applied Psychology in the Community Level 6           26   Sports Courses
Social Studies Level 5                                28   Strength and Conditioning for Sport Level 5        80
Social Studies Level 6                                30   Sports Coaching : Fitness Instructor Level 5       82
Social Care Diploma Level 6+                          32   Sports Coaching: Personal Trainer Level 6          84
Community Work Diploma Level 6+                       34   Sport and Fitness Management Diploma Level 6+      86
Business and Computer Courses                              Sport and Exercise Science Diploma Level 6+        88
Computer Applications & Mobile Technologies Level 5   38   Tourism Courses
Business Studies and Digital Marketing Level 5        40   Tourism Studies Level 5                            92
Business Studies and Human Resources Level 5          42   Travel & Tourism Management Diploma Level 6+       94
Hospital Administration Level 5                       44   Tourism & Cultural Events Management Level 6       96
Business Studies Diploma Level 6+                     46   Part-Time Adult and Community Education Courses
Childcare Courses                                          Basic Fitness BTEI Level 4                         100
Childcare and Education Level 5                       50   Childcare Studies BTEI Levels 4 & 5                102
Childcare & Education - Advanced Level 6              52   Horticulture BTEI Level 4                          104
                                                           Return to Education: Community Care BTEI Level 5   106
                                                           General Information                                108

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Fáilte
      Welcome
    Inchicore College is one of
    Ireland’s leading colleges of
    Further Education. We have an                   How to get here
    excellent record in providing
    quality-assured full and part-     buses | 13 | 68 | 68A | 69 | 40 | 123 |
    time courses at Levels 4, 5 and
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    6 on the National Framework of
    Qualifications in Sport, Health-
    care, Creative Arts, Tourism,
    Business and Social Care.

    Inchicore College is located in
    an historic and vibrant part of
    Dublin city. The college has a
    special atmosphere upon which
    everyone remarks. It is a
    welcoming place where people
    make lifelong friendships.

    It is also a college with a very
    professional and committed
    staff who will guide and
    support you through your
    course. We believe that
    Inchicore College is the right
    college for you.
    We look forward to
    welcoming you.

    Donnchadh Clancy
    Principal

    Linda Dowling
    Deputy Principal

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Our promise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            to you

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            We will treat you as an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            individual.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            We will work hard for you.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            We will listen to you, as your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            opinion is important to us.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            We will inspire you and help
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            you to achieve your goals.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            We will provide you
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            with a quality education
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            and college experience
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            to help you in life
       Why Choose Inchicore College?                                                                                                                                                                                        and work.

1    Employability                          2    Qualifications                      3    We Focus on You                          7    Location                                8   Work Experience
    Develop your skills and knowledge to        Achieve national and                     Smaller class sizes and excellent             Inchicore College is easy to get to         Our courses include practical
    improve your employment prospects.          international qualifications.            support put the focus on you.                 by Luas, train and bus and is in the        work experience. There are also
                                                                                                                                       culturally rich area of Dublin 8.           opportunities on some courses to do
                                                                                                                                                                                   work experience in other EU countries.

4    Lower Cost                             5    Specialist Teachers                 6    College Experience                       9    Individuals Count                     10    We are ICFE
    Our courses are less expensive than         Inchicore College teachers are           At Inchicore College you can experience       At Inchicore College, every individual      We love what we do and we
    higher education or private colleges.       highly qualified and have relevant       an enjoyable college atmosphere and           counts and OUR objective is YOUR            want you to love what you do too.
                                                industry experience.                     make life-long friendships.                   learning and YOUR future.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Coláiste Bhreisoideachais Inse Chór

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Why should you take this opportunity?
                                                                          Research has shown that participation in
                                                                          Erasmus+ Mobility Programmes has a positive
      Enriching Lives, Opening Minds
                                                                          effect on employment and career development.
    Do you want to gain work
    experience abroad?

                                                    “
    Students from many courses at
    Inchicore College are offered the
                                                    One of the best
    opportunity of three weeks fully
    funded international work                       experiences of my
    experience in the following
                                                    life. It was such
    countries:
                                                    a life changing
    Austria, Finland, France, Italy,
    The Netherlands, Slovenia, Spain                time for all of us.

                                                                     ”
    and Sweden.

    Inchicore College has been
    allocated the largest number
    of international places within

                                                    “
    the City of Dublin Education

                                                                                                                        Work Experience Abroad
    Training Board.
                                                    Meeting students
                                                    and experiencing
                                                    new cultures are
                                                    two highlights.
                                                    I’ll never forget
                                                    this experience.
    3 weeks work experience in Europe.
    Fully funded by the European Commission.
    Europass Certificate.
                                                                   ”
    Certificate from your International employer.

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Why should you do a
Healthcare and Nursing Courses

                                                                           Healthcare course at
                                                                           Inchicore College?

                                                                           The National Risk
                                                                           Assessment 2019
                                                                           reports that demographic
                                                                           changes will see the
                                                                           proportion of the popula-
                                                                           tion aged over 65 increase
                                                                           from 1 in 8 in 2019, to 1 in
                                                                           6 in 2030, and the number
                                 A specialised and                         of people who are 85 or
                                 targeted healthcare                       older will double
                                 course at Inchicore
                                 College could be your                     Similarly, diversity in Irish
                                 first step toward a                       society means that there
                                 job where you can                         is greater demand for
                                 make a real difference                     all levels of healthcare
                                 in people’s lives.                        services. This points to a
                                                                           growing need for qualified
                                                                           healthcare staff to work
                                 Healthcare Assistant/Disability Support   in hospitals, the commu-
                                 Assistant Occupational Therapist          nity, private home care
                                 Children’s Healthcare Assistant           and residential services.

                                 Pre-Paramedic
                                 Nursing Studies
                                 Healthcare Supervisory Management

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Healthcare Assistant/Disability Support
                                                       About the Course                            Subjects
     QQI Level 5                                       Would you like to study Healthcare to       Work Experience
     Certification                                     become a fully qualified Healthcare
                                                       Assistant or Disability Support worker?     Care Skills
     QQI Healthcare Support 5M4339
                                                       In Ireland today, there is an increasing    Care Support
     Duration                                          demand for qualified staff to work in the
                                                                                                   Safety and Health at Work
     1 Year Full-time                                  healthcare and disability sectors.
                                                                                                   Care of the Older Person
     Minimum Entry Requirements                        At Inchicore College, our unique and
     Leaving Certificate: O6/H7 in 5 subjects.         highly-regarded Healthcare/Disability       Communications
     or                                                Support course prepares you to work in      Word Processing
     Leaving Certificate Applied.                      healthcare environments such as hos-

                                                                                                                                                                                             Healthcare Assistant/Disability Support
                                                                                                   Infection Prevention and Control
     or                                                pitals, nursing homes and/or centres for
     QQI Level 4.                                      people with disabilities.                   First Aid Response (PHECC),

     Equivalent qualifications will be accepted.       Our experienced Healthcare team have
                                                       the specialist knowledge and industry       Additional Modules
     Mature Applicants
                                                       experience to help you gain the exper-      Students who are interested in working
     Mature applicants who have relevant
                                                       tise necessary for working in a range of    with people with disabilities will take the
     industry experience and may not meet
                                                       healthcare settings.                        following modules in addition to the core
     the above requirements are welcome to
                                                                                                   subjects:
     apply.                                            Work experience throughout the year af-
                                                       fords you the opportunity to apply theory   •   Equality and Disability
     Course Director
     Paula Faller                                      to practice when working with clients.      •   Intellectual Disability Studies
                                                       Graduates from our Healthcare course
                                                                                                   Student interested in working in health-
                                                       have been very successful in obtaining
                                                                                                   care settings will take the following
                                                       employment and progressing to higher
                                                                                                   modules in addition to the core modules:

 “
                                                       education.
                                                                                                   •   Human Growth and Development
                                                       Additional Certification                                                                  Progression Opportunities
                                                       First Aid – Pre-Hospital Emergency Care     •   Nutrition
     At Inchicore College,                             Council (PHECC)
                                                                                                                                                 Successful graduates may gain entry to
                                                                                                                                                 Level 6 Healthcare Supervisory Manage-
     our experienced team                              Patient Lifting and Manual Handling                                                       ment in Inchicore College or any relevant
                                                                                                                                                 QQI Level 6 or BTEC Higher National
     have the specialist                                                                                                                         Diploma courses. Graduates may also
                                                                                                                                                 use their Level 5 award to apply for
     knowledge and industry                              Suzanne Quinn graduated in June 2019 and has been
                                                                                                                                                 relevant degree courses in health and
                                                                                                                                                 social care.
                                                         working fulltime in a nursing home.
     experience to help you                                                                                                                      Employment Prospects
                                                         “Studying Healthcare at Inchicore College helped me
     gain the expertise                                  to develop my skills, knowledge and experience for                                      Graduates from this course may gain
                                                         working in a busy healthcare environment. Doing the                                     employment in the disability and health-
     necessary for working                               course helped me to get a job. The work is hard but is
                                                                                                                                                 care sector in a variety of settings such
                                                                                                                                                 as hospitals, residential care, day
                                                         so rewarding”
     in the disability/                                                                                                                          centres, respite care and private
                                                                                                                                                 home care.
     healthcare sector.

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     Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.

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Assistant Occupational Therapist
                                                       About the Course                            Subjects
     QQI Level 5                                       If you would love the challenge of
                                                                                                   Biology
     Certification                                     problem solving and helping people in
                                                       practical ways in their daily occupation,   Care Provision and Practice
     QQI Nursing Studies 5N4349
                                                       then this is the course for you.            Communications
     Duration
     1 Year Full-time                                  Working in day-care facilities, nursing     Occupational Therapy Assistant Theory
                                                       homes, community centres, in client’s       Occupational Therapy Assistant Practice
     Minimum Entry Requirements                        homes or residential settings requires
     Leaving Certificate: O6/H7 in 5 subjects          healthcare workers who can support          Human Growth & Development
     or                                                clients in their day-to-day living.         Anatomy and Physiology
     Leaving Certificate Applied
     or                                                Our specialist and experienced tutors       Work Experience
     QQI Level 4                                       will guide you as an assistant in occupa-   Nursing Theory and Practice
                                                       tional therapy to support older, injured,                                             Progression Opportunities
     Equivalent qualifications will be accepted.       ill or disabled patients manage everyday                                              Mature students are eligible to apply to
     Mature Applicants                                 activities.                                 Additional Certification                  Occupational Therapy at NUI Galway;
                                                                                                   Patient Lifting and Manual Handling,

                                                                                                                                                                                          Assistant Occupational Therapist
     Mature applicants who have relevant               You’ll enjoy learning how to help these                                               Trinity College Dublin; University College
     experience and may not meet the above             clients develop, recover and improve as     First Aid Response –PHECC,                Cork Nursing and Social Care through the
     entry requirements are welcome to apply.          well as maintain the skills needed for                                                QQI Higher Education Links Scheme.
                                                                                                   Cardiac First Response –PHECC
                                                       daily living and working.                                                             Sports Rehabilitation and Athletic Thera-
                                                                                                                                             py; Physiology and Health Science and all
                                                                                                                                             branches of Nursing and Midwifery.

     “
                                                                                                                                             Glasgow Caledonian University, Bachelor
                                                                                                                                             of Science (with Honours) Occupational
                                                                                                                                             Therapy; Robert Gordon University, Mas-
      If you would love the challenge of                                                                                                     ters in Occupational Therapy – MOccTh

      problem solving and helping people in                                                                                                  Employment Prospects
                                                                                                   Naoise Carroll (Graduate 2019)
      practical ways in their daily occupation,                                                    Now studying Bachelor of Science
                                                                                                                                             As an assistant in occupational therapy
                                                                                                                                             you can work in a variety of settings with
                                                                                                   (with Honours) Occupational
      then this is the course for you.                                                                                                       people who:

                                                                         ”
                                                                                                   Therapy, Glasgow Caledonian
                                                                                                   University.                               •   are physically disabled
                                                                                                                                             •   are recovering from an illness or
                                                                                                                                                 operation
                                                                                                                                             •   have learning disabilities
                                                                                                                                             •   have mental health problems

                                                                                                   Eimear Finn (Graduate 2019)
                                                                                                   Now studying Master of
                                                                                                   Occupational Therapy at Robert
                                                                                                   Gordon University, Aberdeen.

     Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.

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Children’s Healthcare Assistant
                                                       About the Course                             Subjects
     QQI Level 5                                       Healthcare support for children is           Child Development
                                                                                                                                           Progression Opportunities
     Certification                                     extremely rewarding as a career. Children                                           Level 7/8 in Early Childhood Care and
                                                       have unique needs and our experienced        Child Health and Wellbeing
     QQI Healthcare Support 5M4339                                                                                                         Education, TUD, IT Carlow and Health &
                                                       staff will guide you through the theory,     Children with Additional Needs         Society, DCU.
     Duration                                          skills and attitudes to assist children
                                                                                                    Care Support
     1 Year Full-time                                  from 0-18 years with their health and                                               Employment Prospects
                                                       wellbeing and learn how to communicate       Care Sills
     Minimum Entry Requirements
                                                       with families.                                                                      Employment as a HCA in the new
     Leaving Certificate: O6/H7 in 5 subjects                                                       Safety and Health at Work
                                                                                                                                           National Children’s Hospital, St. John of
     or                                                Our highly experienced staff will lead you   Work Experience                        God and Menni Services, Stuarts Hospi-
     Leaving Certificate Applied                       to realise the importance of developmen-     Human Growth and Development           tal, Cheeverstown House,
     or                                                tal milestones in your work experience                                              National Children’s Hospital and
     QQI Level 4                                       with children in hospitals, childcare and    Communications
                                                                                                                                           similar special needs settings.
     Equivalent qualifications will be accepted.       special needs settings.

     Mature Applicants                                 Work Experience                              Additional Certification
     Mature applicants who have relevant               Students attend work experience for one      Patient Lifting and Manual Handling,
     experience and may not meet the above             day per week and there is an additional      First Aid Response –PHECC,

                                                                                                                                                                                       Children’s Healthcare Assistant
     entry requirements are welcome to apply.          block placement in the spring.
                                                                                                    Cardiac First Response –PHECC,
                                                       Placements take place in any setting
                                                                                                    Children First -TUSLA
                                                       working with children’s health and wellbe-
                                                       ing including hospitals, special education
                                                       and community health services. Students
                                                       have the opportunity to apply the knowl-
                                                       edge and theory they have acquired in
                                                       the college to patient care

                                                  “    Our highly experienced staff will lead
                                                       you to realise the importance of
                                                       developmental milestones in your work
                                                       experience with children in hospitals,
                                                       childcare and special needs settings.

                                                                                                                                 ”
     Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.

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Pre-Paramedic
                                                       About the Course                             Subjects
     QQI Level 5                                       You need a cool head and the ability
                                                                                                    Anatomy & Physiology
     Certification                                     to work under pressure in emergency
                                                       healthcare. It is challenging, rewarding     Care Skills
     QQI Healthcare Support 5M4339
                                                       and fast-paced.                              Nursing Theory & Practice
     Pre Paramedic Studies
                                                       This exciting course will teach you the      Human Growth & Development
     (National Ambulance Service College)
                                                       skills and theory you need to work in the    Care Support
     First Aid Response                                healthcare sector. It is a good foundation
     (Pre-hospital Emergency Care Council)             for students wishing to work in the area     Infection Prevention & Control

     Cardiac First Response                            of nursing, paramedics or ambulance          Emergency Department Care Skills
     (Pre-hospital Emergency Care Council)             work.                                        Communications
     Patient & Manual Handling                         You will be given the opportunity to         Work Experience
                                                       choose the right career path as you de-
     Ambulance Equipment                                                                            Care of the Older Person
                                                       velop your education and knowledge on
                                                       this course. The work experience             First Aid Response
     Back-Slabbing
                                                       element will allow you to apply the
     Emergency Planning (HSE)                          theory in practice.
     Duration

                                                       “
     1 Year Full-time
                                                                                                      “I was accepted to                         Progression
     Minimum Entry Requirements                                                                       study paramedic sci-
                                                                                                                                                 Graduates from this course have the
     Leaving Certificate: 06/H7 in 5 subjects
                                                        This course offers                             ence in Anglia Ruskin
                                                                                                      University in the                          opportunity to apply to the Level 6
     or
                                                                                                                                                 Healthcare Supervisory Management in
     Leaving Certificate Applied                        people an opportunity to                      Cambridge campus.
                                                                                                                                                 Inchicore College.
     or                                                                                               My previous studies
     QQI Level 4                                        explore whether the                           in Inchicore really                        Students may also progress to further
                                                                                                      helped me to get this                      study through the Higher Education Links
     Equivalent qualifications will be accepted.
                                                        pre-hospital care field is                    place as it is a very                      Scheme both in Ireland and the UK in
     Mature Applicants                                                                                competitive course                         Healthcare, Paramedic or Nursing.
     Mature applicants who have relevant                a suitable area for them,                     with over 2000 people applying and
                                                                                                                                                 Graduates may also apply to BSc (Hons)
     industry experience and may not meet                                                             only 20 spaces on the Cambridge site
     the above requirements are welcome to
                                                        while gaining essential                       and 80 in Chelmsford.
                                                                                                                                                 Paramedic Science in Anglia Ruskin
                                                                                                                                                 University.
     apply.
                                                        life skills in a structured                   The lectures and assignments I did in
     Course Director                                                                                  Inchicore have set me up well for my
                                                                                                                                                 Employment

                                                                                ”
     Catherine Keller                                   programme.                                    studies this year. They gave me a great

                                                                                                                                                                                            Pre-Paramedic
                                                                                                      foundation and I feel much more
                                                                                                                                                 On successful completion of the Health-
                                                        Macartan Hughes,                              confident in my writing and study skills
                                                                                                                                                 care Support course students may seek
                                                        Chief Ambulance Officer,                      now as a result”
                                                                                                                                                 employment with the HSE, private
                                                        National Ambulance Service                    Eamonn Hegarty                             agencies or nursing homes in the
                                                        College                                                                                  Healthcare sector.

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Progression Opportunities

     Nursing Studies
                                                                                                                                                 A significant number of graduates
                                                                                                                                                 progress to Nursing and Midwifery
                                                                                                                                                 degrees in Irish universities,
                                                                                                                                                 including Children’s and General
                                                                                                                                                 Nursing(Integrated)in TCD, DCU and
                                                       About the Course                              Subjects                                    UCD.
     QQI Level 5                                       This one-year full-time course combines       Nursing Theory and Practice                 Visit www2.cao.ie/fetac/FETCNurs-
                                                       academic and practical learning to enable
     Certification                                                                                   Anatomy and Physiology                      ingQuota.pdf to view the number of
                                                       you to acquire the essential knowledge,
     QQI Nursing Studies 5N4349                                                                                                                  places in participating institutions.
                                                       skills and competence to work in a variety    Care Provision and Practice
     Duration                                          of hospital and healthcare settings and/                                                  Career Guidance is available to assist
                                                                                                     Human Growth and Development
     1 Year Full-time                                  or to progress to higher education and                                                    with UCAS Applications for Nursing and
                                                       training. In addition, you will have the      Infection Prevention and Control            Midwifery in the UK. Inchicore College
     Minimum Entry Requirements
                                                       opportunity to apply for the Erasmus+         Biology                                     enjoys links with Anglia Ruskin Universi-
     Leaving Certificate: 06/H7 in 5 subjects
                                                       programme which will allow you to gain                                                    ty and Buckinghamshire New University,
     or                                                                                              Communications
                                                       work experience in a nursing environment                                                  who also offer our students Children’s
     Leaving Certificate Applied
                                                       overseas for a three-week period.             First Aid Response (PHECC)                  Nursing.
     or
     QQI Level 4 certificate                           Every year we have a significant number       Work Experience
                                                       of students who progress to nursing           Word Processing
     Equivalent qualifications will be
                                                       studies in Irish universities and Inchicore
     considered.                                                                                     Children’s Nursing
                                                       College is linked to Anglia Ruskin Univer-
     Mature Applicants                                 sity, Buckinghamshire New University, and     Students have the option of the taking
     Mature applicants who have relevant               Southampton University should you wish        the following alternative modules as part
     industry experience and may not meet              to continue your studies in the UK.           of Children’s Nursing. These options will
     the above requirements are welcome to                                                           prepare you to pursue Children’s /
                                                       Work Experience                               Paediatric Nursing in Ireland and the
     apply.
                                                       During the year, students undertake           UK or work as a Healthcare Assistant in
     Course Directors                                  a minimum of 20 days working in a             children’s hospitals, hospice and special
     Tammy O’Rourke                                    care setting which can be in a hospital,      needs settings:
     Howard Lodge                                      nursing home or community day service
                                                                                                     Child Health & Wellbeing

 “
                                                       where the learners have the opportunity
                                                       to apply the knowledge and theory they        Child Development
                                                       have acquired in the college to patient       Children with Additional Needs
     The teachers are so                               and client care.
                                                                                                     Additional Certification
     approachable and                                                                                on all Nursing Courses
                                                                                                     Certificate in Patient Lifting and
     they helped guide me                                                                            Manual Handling

                                                                                                                                                                                             Nursing Studies
     through every step of                                                                           First Aid Response (PHECC)
                                                                                                     Cardiac First Response
     the way! I also
     got to spend three                                  “The Nursing Studies course is everything I expected and more!
                                                         The teachers are so approachable and they helped guide me
                                                                                                                                                 Employment Prospects
     weeks on Erasmus+ in                                through every step of the way! I also got to spend three weeks
                                                         on Erasmus+ in Sweden, which was a fantastic experience.                                Upon successful completion, graduates
     Sweden, which was a                                 After graduating I was offered places in three universities, one                        may apply to work in a variety of
                                                         in Ireland and two in the UK. I have also obtained a job in a                           nursing and healthcare settings and
     fantastic experience.

                                            ”
                                                         nursing home as a fully qualified Healthcare Assistant.”                                environments including hospitals,
                                                                                                                                                 nursing homes, residential centres and
                                                         Jane is currently studying for a BSc (Hons) in Nursing (General
                                                                                                                                                 day care centres.
                                                         and Children’s Integrated Nursing) in Dublin City University.

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Healthcare Supervisory Management
                                                       About the Course                                Subjects
     QQI Level 6                                       Healthcare environments are changing
                                                                                                       Supervisory Management
     Certification                                     and healthcare workers need to develop
                                                       and update their skills. This innovative        Conflict Management
     QQI Health Service Supervisory Manage-
     ment Skills 6M4978                                course aims to build on existing knowl-         Leadership
                                                       edge and skills with a view to developing
                                                                                                       Work Experience
     Duration                                          your existing role or to prepare you to
     1 Year Full-time                                  work in a supervisory capacity or as a          Human Resource Management

     Minimum Entry Requirements                        senior healthcare worker.                       Gerontology OR Disability Awareness
     QQI Level 5 Award: Merit in a related             The supportive environment in Inchicore         Person Centred Planning
     discipline such as Healthcare or                  College along with the experience and           Health Promotion
     Nursing Studies.                                  knowledge of our healthcare teachers will

                                                                                                                                                                                          Healthcare Supervisory Management
     Equivalent qualifications will be                 help you to acquire new skills in areas
     considered.                                       such as human resources management,             Additional Certification
                                                       health promotion and conflict resolution.       Patient Lifting and Manual Handling
     Qualified candidates already working in           You will also extend your knowledge and
     the healthcare/disability sector are also         practice experience with an emphasis on
     eligible to apply.                                person-centred planning and care.
     Course Director
     Paula Faller                                                                                                                            Progression Opportunities
                                                          “I attended the ICFE Healthcare Supervisory Management                             Successful graduates are eligible to apply
                                                          course as a mature student. I found the tutors to be approach-                     for degree courses in universities and in-
                                                          able and supportive. I built positive relationships with staff and                 stitutes of technology through the Higher
                                                          peers and really engaged in the college community, which                           Education Links Scheme.
                                                          increased my self-confidence.

 “
                                                                                                                                             Successful graduates have progressed to
                                                          The variety of modules offered allowed me to develop my skills                     higher education in Social Work; Applied
                                                          in group work and work experience. The course taught me how                        Social Care; Nursing.
     I built positive                                     to multi-task while focusing on my study and career goals. The
                                                          course and tutors allowed me to realize my potential.                              ICFE graduates are currently studying

     relationships with
                                                                                                                                             Human Resource Management in
                                                          I am currently in my third year at Trinity College Dublin studying                 National College of Ireland
                                                          Social Work. The majority of modules I completed in ICFE are
     staff and peers and                                   relevant to my present course and I’m on my way to achieving                       Employment Prospects
                                                          my career as a social worker.” Lisa Bryan
     really engaged                                                                                                                          Graduates have gained employment in
                                                                                                                                             healthcare and disability settings such as
     with the college                                                                                                                        nursing homes, residential care, day-care
                                                                                                                                             centres and home care.
     community, which
     increased my self-
     confidence

                             ”
     Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.

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Social Care Courses at
                                                                    Inchicore College

                                                                    Working in Ireland’s
                                                                    expanding social care
                                                                    sector provides an
                                                                    opportunity for
                                                                    individuals with the
                                                                    appropriate qualifications
Social Care Courses

                                                                    and skill sets, to facilitate
                                                                    real and substantive
                                                                    differences in the lives
                      Social Care workers                           of some of the most
                      provide care to                               vulnerable people in our
                      vulnerable individuals                        communities.
                      and groups of all ages
                      who experience                                Do you have the aptitude
                      marginalisation,                              and commitment to work
                      disadvantage or                               in this challenging but
                      special needs                                 immensely rewarding area?
                      Social care Ireland (SCI)

                      Applied Psychology Level 5
                      Applied Psychology in the Community Level 6
                      Social Studies Level 5
                      Social Studies Level 6
                      Social Care Diploma
                      Community Work Diploma

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Applied Psychology                                                                                                            Progression Opportunities
                                                                                                                                   The Community Health Services 5M4468
                                                                                                                                   award is linked to many CAO courses par-
                                                       About the Course                              Subjects                      ticularly in the Social Care and Childcare
     QQI Level 5                                       The subject of mental health is               Human Growth & Development
                                                                                                                                   areas.
     Certification                                     particularly relevant in Ireland today in                                   The following CAO routes in to HEI Psy-
                                                       a wide variety of contexts including the      Care Provision & Practice
     QQI Community Health Services 5M4468                                                                                          chology courses are available to partici-
                                                       workplace, education and the wider            Personal Effectiveness        pants :
     Duration                                          community. The field of abnormal
     1 Year Full-time                                                                                Work Experience
                                                       psychology is fascinating and a very                                        Psychology, DBS
                                                       popular aspect of studying psychological      Psychology                    Psychology, Maynooth University
     Minimum Entry Requirements
                                                       science.                                      Social Studies                Psychology, UCD
     Leaving Certificate: O6/H7 in 5 subjects
                                                                                                                                   Psychology, NCI
     or                                                Participants on this course will receive an   Understanding Mental Health   Psychology, WIT
     Leaving Certificate Applied                       introduction to this field of knowledge and   Criminology                   Psychology – Applied Psychology, AIT
     or                                                be equipped with an understanding of the
                                                                                                     Health Promotion 6N2214       Psychology – Applied Psychology, IADT
     QQI Level 4                                       core theories, treatments, educational                                      Arts - Psychology NUI Galway
     Equivalent qualifications will be accepted.       and preventative strategies in work in        TUSLA – Children First

     Mature Applicants
                                                       mental health agencies.                                                     Employment Prospects
                                                       This course will prepare learners for                                       Graduates will gain employment in
     Mature applicants who have relevant
                                                       employment in mental health                                                 community organisations, mental health
     experience and may not meet the above
                                                       agencies, the community or study in                                         agencies providing education and
     entry requirements are welcome to apply.
                                                       higher education. Through the Health                                        support to people affected by mental
     Course Director                                   Promotion module, learners will be                                          health issues or with additional needs,
     Emma O’ Brien                                     encouraged to critically evaluate and                                       and work with older people in the
                                                       deliver creative, positive and practical                                    community.
                                                       interventions.
                                                       The course will provide participants with
                                                       insight into the broad range of factors,
                                                       which are considered when examining
                                                       human behaviour. Career guidance will
                                                       support participants in choosing the right
                                                       type of people-focused career pathway

                                                                                                                                                                                Applied Psychology
                                                       after the course.

     “ The subject of mental health is
       particularly relevant in Ireland today
       in a wide variety of contexts including
       the workplace, education and the

                                                 ”
       wider community.

     Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.

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Applied Psychology in the Community
                                                       About the Course
     QQI Level 6
                                                                                                    Applied Psychology in Society supports
                                                       Knowledge of Psychology informs our          progression for those who are interested
     Certification                                     understanding of ourselves and others,       in pursuing Psychology or its affiliated
     QQI Social and Vocational Integration             and develops our capacity and skills to      fields in higher education and work in the
     6M2218                                            support those in our communities who         community and voluntary sector. The ap-
                                                       are marginalised, disadvantaged or face      plications of Psychology, its concepts and
     Duration                                          challenges in everyday life.                 theories are embedded throughout this
     1 Year Full-time                                                                               exciting and innovative course.
                                                       This course investigates societal issues
     Minimum Entry Requirements                        including disability, mental health and
     QQI Community Health Services with a              addiction and explores the interventions
     Merit/Distinction profile.                                                                     Subjects
                                                       and infrastructure, both statutory and
     or                                                voluntary in their approaches that support   Boundary Management

                                                                                                                                                                                              Applied Psychology in the Community
     Those with QQI Level 5 certificates in            wellbeing and rehabilitation.                Child Psychology
     related areas of study or equivalent
     qualifications may also apply.                    This advanced course shifts to raising       Disability Awareness
                                                       personal and interpersonal awareness         Mental Health Awareness
     Mature Applicants                                 and the development of our own
     Mature applicants who have relevant               behaviour and attitudes that influence our   Person Centred Planning
     experience and may not meet the above             role in social systems and structures in     Psychology of People
     entry requirements are welcome to apply.          the work place, community and societal       Rehabilitation Practice
     Course Director                                   contexts.
                                                                                                    Team Leadership
     Emma O’ Brien                                     Students will be trained and equipped
                                                                                                    Work Experience
                                                       with the knowledge and insight to develop
                                                       and manage relationships within the work                                                  Progression Opportunities
                                                       environment and this forms an integral                                                    QQI Social and Vocational Integration
                                                       developmental process on this course.                                                     6M2218 award is linked to many CAO
                                                                                                                                                 courses particularly in Psychology, Social
                                                                                                                                                 Care and Childcare areas.
                                                                                                                                                 The following CAO routes in to HEI
                                                                                                                                                 Psychology courses are available to

     “
                                                                                                                                                 students:
                                                                                                                                                 Business Psychology, DBS
                                                                                                                                                 Psychology, DBS
     This course supports progression for                                                                                                        Psychology, Maynooth University

     those who are interested in pursuing                                                                                                        Psychology, UCD

     Psychology or its affiliated fields in                                                                                                        Psychology, NCI
                                                                                                                                                 Psychology – Applied Psychology, IADT
     higher education and work in the
                                                                                                                                                 Employment Prospects

                                                                                ”
     community and voluntary sector.                                                                                                             Graduates will gain employment in
                                                                                                                                                 community organisations, mental
                                                                                                                                                 health agencies providing education and
                                                                                                                                                 support to people affected by mental
                                                                                                                                                 health issues, the homeless, and work
     Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.                                                                    with adults with additional needs,
                                                                                                                                                 in the community.
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Social Studies Level 5
                                                       About the Course                                 Subjects
     QQI Level 5                                       This one-year, full-time course offers an
                                                                                                        Social Studies
                                                       introduction to social studies focusing
     Certification                                                                                      Psychology
                                                       on areas such as psychology and sociol-
     QQI Community Health Services 5M4468
                                                       ogy. It is suitable for those interested in      Human Growth and Development
     Duration                                          human behaviour and human interaction
                                                                                                        Intercultural Studies
     1 Year Full-time                                  and can be instrumental in helping those
                                                       interested in progressing on to higher           Care Provision and Practice
     Minimum Entry Requirements
                                                       education or working in the area of social       Safety and Health in the Workplace
     Leaving Certificate: O6/H7 in 5 subjects.
                                                       care.
     or                                                                                                 First Aid Response (PHECC)
     Leaving Certificate Applied.                      You will attend classes four days a week.        Word Processing
     or                                                On the remaining day, you should com-
     QQI Level 4.                                      plete the compulsory work experience             Communications
     Equivalent qualifications will be accepted.       component of the course.                         Work Experience
     Mature Applicants                                 Erasmus +
     Mature applicants who have relevant               Erasmus + is a funded programme which
     industry experience and may not meet              gives a number of students on the Social
     the above requirements are welcome to             Care Studies course the opportunity to
     apply.                                            work in another EU country as part of
                                                       their work experience.
     Course Director
     David Masterson

 “   Once I met all the
     teachers and got an
                                                                                                                                                       Progression Opportunities
                                                                                                                                                       Candidates have the opportunity to apply

                                                                                                                                                                                                   Social Studies Level 5
                                                                                                                                                       for further progression on to the Level 6
                                                                                                                                                       Social Studies Course at ICFE or the 2
     introduction to the                                                                                                                               year BTEC Higher National Diploma.
                                                                                                                                                       They may also apply to universities and
     modules I was excited                                                                                                                             Institutes of Technology through the
                                                                                                                                                       Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS).
     to start. I found the
                                                          “I had just completed school and knew I was interested in the social care area.              Employment Prospects
     modules informative                                  I was kind of nervous starting a new course but once I met all the teachers and
                                                                                                                                                       Graduates can seek employment in the
                                                          got an introduction to the modules I was excited to start. I found the modules
     and interesting while                                informative and interesting while the teachers were all very helpful and approachable.
                                                                                                                                                       social care sector which potentially
                                                                                                                                                       can involve working with children and
     the teachers were all                                An important part of the Social Studies course is the work placement, mine was in
                                                          the area of intellectual disabilities, I found it rewarding and it confirmed this is where
                                                                                                                                                       young people, people who are elderly,
                                                                                                                                                       and other marginalised and socially
     very helpful and                                     I wish to work in the future. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who
                                                          wishes to study, or pursue a career in this area. After successfully graduating I
                                                                                                                                                       excluded groups.

                                  ”
     approachable.                                        progressed on to the HND in Social Care here in Inchicore College.” Najat Abdinassir

     Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.

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Progression and
     Social Studies Level 6                                                                                                                     Employment Prospects
                                                                                                                                                This course offers students many
                                                                                                                                                possibilities - from future employment
                                                       About the Course                             Subjects
     QQI Level 6
                                                                                                                                                in the social, voluntary and community
                                                       The primary focus of this one-year, full-                                                sectors to further study at a higher level
                                                                                                    Social Analysis
                                                       time Level 6 course is on the relationship                                               across a wide range of social science
     Certification                                                                                  Action Research
                                                       between the individual and society, and                                                  disciplines such as sociology, social work,
     QQI Community Development 6M3674
                                                       how through working and taking action        Community Development Practice              social policy, community development
     Duration                                          together, we can transform both the world                                                and psychology.
                                                                                                    Community Development Theory
     1 Year Full-time                                  around us and ourselves, for better.
                                                                                                    Group Work Theory and Practice
     Minimum Entry Requirements                        This course will help equip you with
     QQI Social Studies Level 5 with a                 knowledge and skills with which to           Communications
     Merit/Distinction profile.                        contribute to the community-wide             Personal and Professional Development
     or                                                responses required to successfully           Arts in the Community
     Those with QQI Level 5 certificates in            confront the challenges faced by
     related areas of study or equivalent              society in the 21st century.                 In addition, learners will participate in
     qualifications may also apply.                                                                 a number of course relevant activities
                                                       European Project (ERASMUS+)                  inside and outside the college to broaden
     Mature Applicants
                                                       Every year a number of students may          their learning experiences.
     Mature applicants who have relevant
     life and/or work experience and may not           travel to another European country for
     meet the above entry requirements are             three weeks’ work experience. The
     welcome to apply.                                 students attend a social or community
                                                       work setting in the host country and
                                                       observe and participate in the day-to-
     Course Director                                   day working environment, learning how
     David Masterson                                   professional social and community work
                                                       is delivered in that country.

                                                  “    Act as if what

                                                                                                                                                                                              Social Studies Level 6
                                                       you do makes
                                                       a difference.
                                                       It does.

                                                                         ”
                                                       (William James, Philosopher

                                                       and Psychologist)

     Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.

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Social Care Diploma
                                                       About the Course                              Subjects Year 1
     Level 6+                                          The HND in Social Care has been               Applied Understanding of Human
                                                                                                                                               Progression and
     Certification
                                                       developed to prepare students for             Behaviour and Development                 Career Prospects
                                                       employment in social care.
     BTEC : Higher National Diploma in Social                                                        Mental Health & Wellbeing                 Graduates of the course can potentially
                                                       This internationally recognised course
     and Community Work                                                                                                                        find employment in community based
                                                       is also an excellent springboard into         Demonstrating Professional
     (Integrated Health & Social Care)                                                                                                         and state sectors, working with children
                                                       third-level education. You will study a       Principles and Values
     Duration                                          wide range of related disciplines such as                                               and young people in residential care,
                                                                                                     Sociological Approaches in Social and     older people, people with dependency
     2 Years Full-time                                 sociology, psychology and social policy,
                                                                                                     Community Work                            issues. Organisations in which students
                                                       all of which are delivered by highly quali-
     Minimum Entry Requirements                                                                      Law Policy and Ethical Practice           have secured employment include, Cer-
                                                       fied and experienced teachers.
     Leaving Certificate: O6/H7 in 4 subjects                                                                                                  ebral Palsy Ireland, Cheeverstown House,
                                                       The course focuses on the importance of       Fundamentals of Evidence Based Practice
     plus at least one O2/H6. Subjects must                                                                                                    Menni Services, Barnardos.
                                                       personal and professional development in
     include English and Maths.                                                                      Effective Reporting and Record Keeping
                                                       the workplace.                                                                          Graduates have gone on to obtain
     or
     QQI relevant Level 5 Award: Merit                 You will attend college four days per                                                   degrees in Social Work, Social Care,
                                                       week in first year and three days per         Year 2                                    Psychology, and Applied Social Studies.
     Equivalent qualifications will be accepted.
                                                       week in second year. The remaining            Co-production & Partnership Working In
     Mature Applicants                                                                                                                         The Institutes of Technology have offered
                                                       days may be used to satisfy the work          Social and Community Work
     Mature applicants who have relevant                                                                                                       graduates advanced entry to Level 7.
                                                       placement requirements of the course.         Contemporary Approaches to Disability
     experience and may not meet the above
                                                       Students generally pursue a placement
     entry requirements are welcome to apply.                                                        Developing Effective Helping
                                                       in their vocational area of interest with
                                                       the support and guidance of the course        Relationships
     Course Director                                   director.                                     Reflective Approaches in
     Garett Evers
                                                       This compulsory work experience is an         Implementing PCP
                                                       extremely important element of the            Community Development Practice
                                                       course in terms of securing future            Investigating Innovative Approaches to
                                                       employment or pursuing higher options         Practice
                                                       in education. You must complete the

 “
                                                       Garda vetting process prior to                Safeguarding Children, Young People
                                                       commencing work experience.                   and Vulnerable Adults

                                                                                                                                                                                           Social Care Diploma
     I cannot recommend
     this course enough
     to students with an
     interest in the caring                               “I graduated from Inchicore in September 2017. I moved from Limerick to
                                                          pursue my Higher National Diploma In Health and Social Care at Inchicore CFE.
     professions.
                                                          I cannot recommend this course enough to students with an interest in the caring
     The modules were diverse                             professions. The modules were diverse but I found that they all interconnected

     but I found that they all                            with my placement. I found the lecturers really approachable and the college
                                                          environment very friendly. The course offers excellent employment and further
     interconnected with my                               educational opportunities and has set me on my way to a career in the caring

                           ”
                                                          profession. Jason Craig
     placement.

     Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.

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Community Work Diploma
                                                       About the Course                              Subjects Year 1
     Level 6+                                          Community work is undertaken by               Applied Understanding of Human
                                                       socially aware, energetic and highly
     Certification                                                                                   Behaviour and Development
                                                       motivated people who want to be actively
     BTEC : Higher National Diploma in Social                                                        Mental Health and Wellbeing
                                                       involved in creating social change for
     and Community Work
                                                       disadvantaged individuals and groups.         Demonstrating Professional Principles
     (Integrated Health & Social Care)
                                                                                                     and Values
                                                       This exciting and newly developed course
     Duration
                                                       provides students with the knowledge and      Sociological Approaches
     2 Years Full-time
                                                       skills they need to become creative and       Law, Policy and Ethical Practice
     Minimum Entry Requirements                        dynamic agents of change so that they
     Leaving Certificate: O6/H7 in 4 subjects          might help and encourage individuals and      Fundamentals of Evidence Based Practice
     plus at least one O2/H6. Subjects must            groups within communities to realise their    Community Development Principles
     include English and Maths.                        full potential and to have their voices       and Practice
     or                                                heard by decision-makers.
     QQI relevant Level 5 Award: Merit
                                                       This highly rewarding work involves
     Equivalent qualifications will be accepted.       working in partnership with the commu-
     Mature Applicants                                                                               Year 2
                                                       nity and other stakeholders to develop
     Mature applicants who have relevant                                                             Reflective Approaches in Implementing
                                                       resources and encourage social inclusion.
     experience and may not meet the above                                                           Person Centred Planning
                                                       The course also offers the possibility of
     entry requirements are welcome to apply.                                                        Investigating Innovative Approaches
                                                       pursuing Higher Education options in
                                                                                                     to Practice
                                                       related areas such as Community & Youth
     Course Director                                   Work, Applied Social Care and Applied         From Conflict to Resolution
     Garett Evers                                      Social Studies in Social Care.

                                                                                                                                                                                           Community Work Diploma
                                                                                                     Developing Effective Helping
                                                       Are you motivated by a desire to help         Relationships
                                                       address inequalities and facilitate           Safeguarding Children, Young People
                                                       change? If so, then this course is for you.   and Vulnerable Adults                     Progression and
                                                                                                                                               Career Prospects

 “
                                                                                                     Social and Community Services in
                                                                                                     Criminal Justice Practice
                                                                                                                                               Graduates of the course can potentially
                                                                                                     Community Development Practice            find employment in the state as well as
     Are you motivated by                                                                                                                      in the community based sectors,
                                                                                                                                               working with children and young people
     a desire to help                                                                                                                          in residential care, older people, people

     address inequalities                                                                                                                      with dependency issues. Organisations
                                                                                                                                               in which students have secured employ-
     and facilitate change?                                                                                                                    ment include, Cerebral Palsy Ireland,
                                                                                                                                               Cheeverstown House, Menni Services,
     If so, then this course                                                                                                                   Barnardos.

     is for you.                                                                                                                               Community Work Diploma graduates

                         ”
                                                                                                                                               could potentially seek employment in
                                                                                                                                               Community Development Projects, and
                                                                                                                                               apply for degrees in Community and
                                                                                                                                               Youth Development, and Community &
                                                                                                                                               Youth Work.

     Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.

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Business and Computer
                                                                         courses at ICFE

                                                                         “There is an increasing
                                                                         demand for people that
                                                                         have acute insight and
                                                                         skills in both ICT and
                                                                         business.”*

                                                                         To work in business you
Business and Computers

                                                                         need to be a focused
                                                                         thinker and a great
                                                                         communicator. Working
                                                                         in the continually evolving
                                                                         world of information
                                                                         technology and digital
                         Inchicore College’s                             marketing is demanding
                         innovative set of IT and                        but potentially exciting.
                         Business courses have
                         been developed to                               The jobs will be there. Will
                         maximise your                                   you be ready?
                         opportunities in a changing
                         and expanding sector

                         Computer Applications and Mobile Technologies
                         Business Studies and Digital Marketing
                         Business Studies and Human Resources
                         Hospital Administration
                         Business Studies Diploma

                                                                         *Forfás, Expert Group on Future Skills Needs

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Computer Applications                                                                                                                 Progression and
                                                                                                                                           Career Prospects
     & Mobile Technologies                                                                                                                 Graduates with a QQI Level 5 award
                                                                                                                                           may find employment in areas such as
                                                       About the Course                              Subjects                              administration, sales, office/secretarial
     QQI Level 5                                       This course is highly relevant for students
                                                                                                     Word Processing
                                                                                                                                           work and technical support.
     Certification                                     who want to enter the workforce in a
                                                                                                     The Internet                          Graduates with the appropriate grades

                                                                                                                                                                                       Computer Applications and Mobile Technologies
     QQI Information Processing 5M2067                 computer-related area as well as students
                                                                                                                                           may progress on to related QQI Level 6
                                                       who wish to progress to the QQI Level 6       Web Authoring                         computer courses and to computer
     Duration                                          Web Application Development course in
                                                                                                     Spreadsheets                          degree courses in many third level
     1 Year Full-time                                  Inchicore College or to computer courses
                                                                                                     Databases                             colleges. Previous students have
     Minimum Entry Requirements                        in higher education.
                                                                                                                                           successfully attended IT Tallaght,
     Leaving Certificate: O6/H7 in 5 subjects.         You will learn how to use the latest          Mobile Technologies                   Dundalk IT, NCI and Maynooth University
     or                                                Microsoft Office programs as well as to       Information and                       before going on to establish careers in
     Leaving Certificate Applied                       produce dynamic websites and create           Communications Systems                areas such as software design, project
     or                                                mobile apps. Over 80% of your time will                                             management and digital media.
                                                                                                     Communications
     QQI Level 4                                       be spent on the computer.
                                                       During the year you will use an online        Work Experience
     Equivalent qualifications will be accepted
                                                       learning system to enhance your skills
     Mature Applicants                                 and knowledge.
     Mature applicants who have relevant
     experience and may not meet the above             The course requires college attendance
     entry requirements are welcome to apply.          four days per week and work experience
                                                       one day per week plus one full week in
     Course Director                                   February.
     Patricia Donaghy

                                                        “The Information & Communication Technology (ICT) sector directly employs over
                                                        105,000 people in Ireland. It is one of the fastest growing sectors of the Irish
                                                        economy, with employment up 40% since 2010.

 “
                                                        Roughly 75% of those working in the sector are employed by multinationals and
                                                        we are home to the ten biggest technology companies in the world. Ireland’s ICT
                                                        sector covers a wide range of activities from hardware manufacturing to software
     Technology is one                                  development, as well as digital content creation, IT security, cloud computing,
                                                        telecoms, and technical support services.”
     of the key drivers                                 Labour Market Review - Information and Communication Technology

     of change and
                                                        Collins McNicholas, Recruitment & HR Services company.

     improved digital
     skills will be vital
     for Ireland’s future
     Ireland’s National Skills
     Strategy 2025
     Department of Education and Skills
                                           ”
     Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.

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Business Studies and Digital Marketing
                                                       About the Course                                 Subjects
     QQI Level 5                                       This new and exciting course combines            Digital Marketing
     Certification                                     traditional core business subjects with
                                                       online tools and capabilities to teach           Computerised and Manual Accounts
     QQI Business Studies 5M2102
                                                       students how they can maximise                   Web Authoring
     Duration                                          business opportunities. Having liaised
                                                                                                        Work Experience
     1 year Full-time                                  with industry, the course director has
                                                       developed this course to recognise the           E-Business
     Minimum Entry Requirements
     Leaving Certificate: O6/H7 in 5 subjects.         changing business environment.                   Spreadsheets
     or                                                The course offers up-to-date training on
                                                                                                        Communications
                                                       relevant business and digital marketing

                                                                                                                                                                                                 Business Studies and Digital Marketing
     Leaving Certificate Applied
                                                       modules.                                         French
     or
     QQI Level 4                                       You will engage in a range of learning           Business Administration Skills

     Equivalent qualifications will be accepted.       experiences including business and digital       Marketing Practice
                                                       marketing case studies, group work
     Mature Applicants                                 and industry project work through which
     Mature applicants who have relevant               students build their confidence and fulfil       ERASMUS+
     experience and may not meet the above             their potential.                                 Students have the opportunity to travel
     entry requirements are welcome to apply.                                                           to another European country for three
                                                       Students attend college four days each
                                                                                                                                                    Progression and
                                                                                                        weeks’ work experience. This is a fully
     Course Director                                   week and are required to complete one            funded international work experience
     Andrea McQuillan                                  day per week in a work placement in a            opportunity funded by the European          Career Prospects
                                                       business environment in order to gain            Union through Léargas, The Exchange         On completion of the QQI Level 5,
                                                       relevant, valuable and supported                 Bureau and Erasmus+.                        students with a merit profile can progress

 “
                                                       experience. There is also a two-week                                                         on to the two year full-time BTEC Higher
                                                       block placement.                                                                             National Diploma in Business in Inchicore
                                                                                                                                                    College of Further Education.
     The teachers are                                     Research shows that nearly all Irish adults (90%) own a smartphone, with the top          This integrated course equips students

     highly skilled and                                   three uses including checking emails (87%), social media (71%) and news/
                                                           weather (67%). Other uses for the smartphone include online banking (50%),
                                                                                                                                                    to pursue career opportunities within a
                                                                                                                                                    business environment and/or progress to

     learning in a smaller                                shopping online (42%) and paying bills (32%). (iReach survey for Irish Life)              Higher Education in both business and
                                                                                                                                                    marketing disciplines.
                                                          Irish people love their phones and are doing more business and more shopping
     environment means                                    online than ever before. The opportunities for people with skills in this area are ever   Graduates of this course have been
                                                          increasing.                                                                               successful in gaining employment in
     they really know                                                                                                                               Business and Marketing Industries such

                                  ”
                                                                                                                                                    as Insurance, Banking, Sales, Marketing,
     who you are.                                                                                                                                   Telesales, Credit Control.

     Business Studies and Digital
     Marketing student,
     Wale Suamonu

                                                       Digital Marketing Students at the EPIC Museum of Emigration in Dublin Docklands.

     Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.

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Employment Prospects
     Business Studies and Human Resources                                                                                                          This course leads to an excellent and
                                                                                                                                                   well recognised QQI Level 5 qualification
                                                                                                                                                   which provides sought after skills to gain
                                                                                                                                                   employment in business. Upon comple-
                                                       About the Course                               Subjects                                     tion you will have the skills and experi-
     QQI Level 5                                       Have you ever wanted to work with              Human Resources                              ence to work in a HR Department as well
     Certification                                     people, help employees reach their best                                                     as the skills to work as a team leader,
                                                       potential and learn all the skills needed      Team Working                                 supervisory or managerial role.
     QQI Business Studies 5M2102
                                                       to work in human resources and dynamic         Behavioural Studies
     Duration                                          business environments? Would you like
                                                                                                      Business Administration Skills
                                                                                                                                                   Higher Education
     1 year Full-time                                  to gain the knowledge and experience
                                                                                                      Accounting - Manual & Computerised
                                                                                                                                                   Links Scheme
     Minimum Entry Requirements                        needed for interviewing, recruiting and
                                                       selecting staff?                               Communications                               Upon successful completion, this course
     Leaving Certificate: O6/H7 in 5 subjects.
                                                                                                                                                   will also enable you to progress to third
     or                                                This course has been specifically de-          Marketing                                    level universities to study a wide range

                                                                                                                                                                                                Business Studies and Human Resources
     Leaving Certificate Applied                       signed to help you develop your skills         Spreadsheets                                 of Diplomas and Degrees in areas such
     or                                                and knowledge of human resources and                                                        as Human Resources, Business,
     QQI Level 4                                       business management, in areas such as          Work Experience
                                                                                                                                                   Management or Psychology. More
     Equivalent qualifications will be accepted.       recruitment and selection, employment                                                       information can be found on our website
                                                       legislation, training and development,
                                                                                                      ERASMUS+                                     (www.inchicorecollege.ie).
     Mature Applicants                                 payroll, managing people and motivating
                                                                                                      Students have the opportunity to travel
     Mature applicants who have relevant               teams. This course is perfect for anyone                                                    For information on all relevant Higher
                                                                                                      to another European country for three
     experience and may not meet the above             who wishes to work with and manage                                                          Education Links visit www.qqi.ie (QQI),
                                                                                                      weeks’ work experience. This is a fully
     entry requirements are welcome to apply.          people in any aspect of industry and                                                        Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)
                                                                                                      funded international opportunity funded
                                                       business.                                                                                   and the Central Applications Office (CAO).
     Course Director                                                                                  by the European Union through Léargas,
     Edel Grifiths                                     You will attend college four days each         The Exchange Bureau and Erasmus+.
                                                       week and you will complete one day per
                                                       week in work placement where you can
                                                       use all the knowledge you learn in college
                                                       while also gaining valuable, practical and

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                                                       supported experience in a HR role. There
                                                       is also a two-week block placement.
     84% of Irish companies
     need more employees in
                                                          Nowadays, all businesses know the importance of Human Resources
     human resources and 90%                              and there are more people now employed in HR than ever before.
     of companies strongly                                The largest asset of any organisation is its employees and every manager knows
                                                          how important it is to hire, train and motivate staff. These are some of the impor-
     agree that business and HR                           tant areas that HR is responsible for.

     professionals add value to                           HR also advises senior managers on legislation and employee strategies that will
                                                          help the business succeed. HR plays a vital role in all organisations, large, medium
     organisational success.

                                         ”
                                                          or small. It is a fantastic area to work in with excellent career prospects now and in
                                                          the future.

     Chartered Institute of
     Personnel & Development 2019

     Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.

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Hospital Administration
                                                       About the Course                               Subjects
     QQI Level 5                                       This new and exciting course is designed
                                                                                                      Word Processing
     Certification                                     for learners who have a strong interest
                                                       in seeking employment in the medical           Medical Terminology
     QQI Community Health Services 5M4468
                                                       administration sector.                         Information & Administration
     Duration
                                                       The course is offered by a highly com-         Customer Service
     1 year Full-time
                                                       mitted team of teachers who will provide       First Aid Response (PHECC)
     Entry Requirements                                a range of learning experiences in areas
     Leaving Certificate: O6/H7 in 5 subjects          such as computer skill development,            Health & Safety at Work
     or                                                communication techniques, the use of           Work Experience
     Leaving Certificate Applied                       appropriate medical terminology and            Reception and Frontline Office Skills
     or                                                relevant work experience.
     QQI Level 4 award                                                                                Care Support
                                                       Students will attend college four days
     Equivalent qualifications will be accepted        each week and are required to complete
     Course Director                                   one day per week work experience in
     Janette Challoner                                 a medical administration environment.
                                                       There will also be a two-week block
                                                       placement.

                                                          Part-Time Option
                                                          The Back to Education Initiative (BTEI)
                                                          The Back to Education Initiative (BTEI) is a part-time option providing the learner
                                                          the opportunity to achieve the award over two years. Those in receipt of unemploy-
                                                          ment payments or means-tested social welfare benefits, holders of medical cards

                                                                                                                                                  Hospital Administration
                                                          and their dependants are entitled to free tuition. Others will be required to pay the
                                                          appropriate college fees.

                                                   “    This new and exciting
                                                        course is designed for
                                                        learners who have a
                                                        strong interest in
                                                        seeking employment
                                                        in the medical
                                                        administration sector.

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     Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.                 ”                                                   45
Business Studies Diploma
                                                 About the Course                              Units Year 1:
     Level 6+                                    The Higher National Diploma in Business       Business and the Business Environment
     Certification                               is an internationally recognised qualifica-   Marketing Essentials
     BTEC Higher National Diploma in             tion which aims to equip you with the
                                                 knowledge, skills and understanding           Human Resource Management
     Business
                                                 required to work effectively in a business    Management and Operations
     QQI Business Studies 5M2102                 environment. It gives you the opportunity
                                                                                               Management Accounting
     components                                  to develop specialist expertise in the area
                                                 of your choice be it legal procedure and      Managing a Successful Business Project
     Duration
     2 years Full-time                           practice, accounting, marketing, human        Business Law
                                                 resource management or general busi-
     Minimum Entry Requirements                                                                Financial Accounting
                                                 ness. Students are given the opportunity
     Leaving Certificate: O6/H7 in 4 subjects    to study additional legal or accounting       Legal Practice and Procedures
     plus at least one O2/H6. Subjects must      modules each year.                            Spreadsheet Methods
     include English.
     or                                          This is a two-year full-time course requir-   French
     QQI Level 5 Award in a related discipline   ing college attendance four days per
     with a Merit profile.                       week. The fifth day is spent in a legal or
                                                 business setting where you will gain work     Units Year 2:
     Mature Applicants                           experience. (As this is an integral part it   Research Project
     Mature applicants who have relevant
     industry experience and may not meet
                                                 the course, work experience is compul-        Organisational Behaviour                 Progression and
                                                 sory).
     the above requirements are welcome to                                                     Statistics for Management                Career Prospects
     apply.                                      The balance between the academic side         Business Strategy
                                                 and the practical application of skills                                                Graduates enter employment in the
     Course Director                             gives students a unique opportunity to        Consumer Behaviour and Insight           business, legal and accounting sectors
     Margaret Doogan                             prepare for further study and employment      Planning for Growth                      in organisations.

                                                                                                                                                                                      Business Studies Diploma
                                                 in Ireland or abroad.                                                                  Graduates with appropriate grades have
                                                                                               Law of Contract and Tort
                                                                                                                                        achieved progression to:
                                                   “As a mature student who had been           Company Law and Corporate Governance

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                                                   out of the education system for             Economics                                •    Year 3 of a 4 year Level 8 Degree in
                                                   some years, it was quite a daunting                                                       the following areas: Business Man-
                                                   and nerve racking to be returning.          French                                        agement, Marketing Management
     One of the best                               However, looking back now I can                                                           and Human Resource Management
                                                   honestly say it was one of the best
     decisions I have ever
                                                                                                                                        •    Year 2 of the 3 year Level 8 Degree
                                                   decisions I have ever made. During
                                                                                                                                             in Business , Human Resource Man-
                                                   my time at ICFE, I received great
     made. Amazing place,
                                                                                                                                             agement and Marketing
                                                   encouragement from all the tutors.
                                                                                                                                        Other higher level institutes will consider
     small class sizes,
                                                   I would recommend to anyone
                                                                                                                                        applications based on individual results.
                                                   thinking of returning to education to

     brilliant tutors
                                                   simply “take the plunge” at Inchicore
                                                   College. You won’t be disappointed.

     and an altogether
                                                   Amazing place, small class sizes,
                                                   brilliant tutors and an altogether

     fantastic experience.
                                                   fantastic experience.

                                       ”
                                                   Not only did I receive my diploma
                                                   but I also received confidence in my
                                                                                               Audrey Devlin
                                                   ability and have now completed a
                                                   business degree and I am working in
                                                   business administration.”
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