Killester College of Further Education (KCFE) Full-Time & Part-Time Courses - Killester College - Full-Time ...

 
Killester College of Further Education (KCFE) Full-Time & Part-Time Courses - Killester College - Full-Time ...
Coláiste Breisoideachais Chill Easra
           Killester College
                  of Further Education

Killester College
of Further Education (KCFE)
Full-Time & Part-Time Courses
Killester College of Further Education (KCFE) Full-Time & Part-Time Courses - Killester College - Full-Time ...
2021 Open Days
Online applications open from January 1st 2021

Virtual Open Evening
Thursday March 11th 4pm-6pm

Virtual Open Morning
Wednesday May 19th 10am-12 noon
General Information3

Direct Application                                        3
Facilities and Services                                   3
Location3
Contact Details                                           3
Website3
Admissions4
How To Apply                                              4
Application Process                                       4
Entry Requirements                                        4
Killester College (KCFE) Learners                         5
Learning and Assessment                                   5
Work Experience                                           5
Applicants with Additional Needs (Student Support)        5
Mature Students                                           6
International Students                                    6
Money Matters                                             7
Grants and Allowances for Full-Time Courses               7
Part-Time Courses and Back To Education Initiative (BTEI) 8
Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI)                  9
National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ)               9

Full Time Courses                                        10

Animal Science                                           10
Advanced Animal Science                                  11
Business Studies                                         12
Childcare and Early Learning                             14
Classroom Assistant SNA                                  15
Computer Network Technician and Cybersecurity            16
Cultural and Heritage Studies – Pre-University Arts      18
Disability and Care Support                              20
Horticulture21
Montessori Teaching                                      22
Pharmacy Assistant                                       23
Pre-University Science                                   24
Transport, Distribution and Logistics                    26
Pre-Emergency Services Studies                           27
Pre-University Environmental and Biodiversity Studies    28

Part-Time Courses                                        29

Computerised Office Skills (COS)                         29
Horticulture31
Killester College of Further Education Full-Time & Part Time Courses

                                                                       Mission Statement
                                                                       “Killester College of Further Education is a centre of learning committed to
                                                                       providing education and training of the highest quality. As a college of the City
                                                                       of Dublin ETB, we continue to strive to excel in responding to the educational
                                                                       needs of the community. The courses we offer are learner-centred and
                                                                       provided in a friendly, inclusive and supportive environment.”

                                                                       Accessibility
                                                                       Killester College of Further Education aims to provide a high-quality accessible
                                                                       service to all our students and staff. Further information regarding accessibility
                                                                       in Killester College may be found on the college website www.killestercollege.ie.

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General Information
We are a CDETB (City of Dublin                   Location
Education and Training Board)                    We are in the heart of Killester Village,
college offering full-time and                   Dublin 5 at the junction of Howth Road
                                                 and Collins Avenue East.
part-time courses.
                                                 See map and bus/dart details at back
                                                 of this prospectus.
Apply directly to us
 • No application fee                            Contact Details
 • No Leaving Certificate points required        Address:
 • Outside the CAO system                        Killester College of Further Education,
 • SUSI Grants available                         Collins Avenue,
   (Terms and Conditions apply)                  Killester,
 • Skills for Employment                         Dublin 5,

                                                                                             Killester College of Further Education Full-Time & Part Time Courses
                                                 Ireland,
 • Pre-University courses
                                                 D05 TW21
 • QQI Levels 4, 5 and 6 Courses
                                                 Phone: +353 (0)1 8337686
 • Internationally recognised qualifications
                                                 Fax: +353 (0)1 8330348
                                                 Email: info@kcfe.cdetb.ie
Facilities and Services                          Web: www.killestercollege.ie
 • Car Park
                                                 Website
 • Five mins walk from Killester Dart
   station and close to bus stops                www.killestercollege.ie
 • Fully wheelchair accessible                   Our website carries the most
 • Canteen                                       up-to-date information on our courses.
 • Learning support                              Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
 • Career guidance and counselling
 • Moodle elearning system
 • Student Council
 • Accessibility (See www.killestercollege.ie)
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Admissions                                          • LCE/LCVP/LCA

                                                                       Please refer to www.killestercollege.ie             • QQI Level 4 Award
                                                                       for the Admission Policy.                           • Students who may not have formal
                                                                                                                             academic requirements but who have
                                                                       How To Apply                                          the ability to successfully participate
                                                                                                                             on the course will be considered.
                                                                       For all courses, apply online
                                                                                                                             RPL Recognition of Prior Learning.
                                                                       www.killestercollege.ie.
                                                                       See Application Forms on home page of our          Certain courses may have additional
                                                                       website or attend our Open Events/call into        requirements, e.g. Business, Transport,
                                                                       the College Office.                                Computers, Animal Science and Pre-Uni
                                                                                                                          Science. Please refer to course pages.
                                                                       Application Process                                Courses that involve work placements
                                                                       Every applicant is interviewed. Upon               with children, young people/vulnerable
Killester College of Further Education Full-Time & Part Time Courses

                                                                       successful application, the student is asked to    adults require Garda Vetting.
                                                                       pay a deposit of €40. See Money Matters            Level 6 Programmes Entry Requirements
                                                                       section on page 7 and Application Process          – see Course pages.
                                                                       on www.killestercollege.ie.

                                                                       Entry Requirements
                                                                       The applicant must demonstrate at interview
                                                                       the capacity to successfully participate on a
                                                                       course, this includes the academic, practical
                                                                       and work experience elements of the course.
                                                                         • No Leaving Certificate points required
                                                                         • Minimum age 16
                                                                         • Mature Students welcome

                                                                       Should the student have previous qualifications,
                                                                       one of the following may be advantageous for
                                                                       admission to the programme.
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Killester College (KCFE) Learners            Work Experience
  • School leavers                           Work experience is mandatory for all our full-
  • Students with additional needs           time Level 5 and 6 courses. This placement
                                             is relevant to the vocational area of the
  • Mature students
                                             course. Learners are encouraged to seek a
  • International students
                                             placement that will enhance their learner
  • Second chance learners                   experience. Students are insured by the
  • Learners wishing to upskill              college for work placement.
  • Students wishing to access Third Level
                                             Applicants with Additional
  • Recently unemployed
                                             Needs (Student Support)

Learning and Assessment                      Killester College offers support to
                                             students in order to achieve an inclusive
How Will I Learn?                            learning environment. Students are given

                                                                                               Killester College of Further Education Full-Time & Part Time Courses
You may have a mixture of classroom-         an opportunity to declare a disability or
based/lab-based subjects, mandatory          learning difficulty on application, after which
work placement and independent study on      an assessment of needs is organised and
full-time courses. You will be expected to   the support arranged.
complete assignments throughout the year.    Some of the supports available include
                                             assistive/enabling technology, a dyslexia
How Will I Be Assessed?
                                             support tutor, a sign language interpreter
A full major award is granted on passing
                                             and a learning support tutor. Special
the relevant eight components. You will be
                                             arrangements can be organised for
assessed throughout and at the end of
                                             assessments and exams through the
the year (Continuous Assessment). On
                                             Access Officer. A Disability Support Officer is
successful completion of each component,
                                             available in the college.
you will be awarded a pass, a merit or a
distinction grade.
For further information see www.qqi.ie.

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Mature Students                                   International Students
                                                                       Mature students (over 21 years old) make           1. All international students must
                                                                       a very significant contribution to the college.       provide appropriate identification
                                                                       They are assured of a warm and friendly               documentation.
                                                                       welcome on all courses. While there are            2. All international students must
                                                                       no formal entry requirements for mature               demonstrate compliance with
                                                                       students, there is an interview as part of            residency requirements of the
                                                                       the application procedure. Mature students            Irish government.
                                                                       can apply for any of the full-time or part-
                                                                                                                          3. EU nationals will be eligible for the
                                                                       time courses that are offered by Killester
                                                                                                                             same course charges as Irish students.
                                                                       College. Recognition of Prior Learning
                                                                                                                          4. In addition to the local course charges,
                                                                       (RPL) is available to mature students
                                                                                                                             non-EU nationals will be required to
                                                                       when seeking entry to a course.
                                                                                                                             pay the course fees. Please contact
                                                                                                                             the college for further information.
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                                                                                                                             Some categories of non-EU nationals,
                                                                                                                             such as persons with refugee status will
                                                                                                                             be exempt from paying the economic
                                                                                                                             fee. Further details are available from
                                                                                                                             the college.
                                                                                                                          5. All of the courses in Killester
                                                                                                                             College are provided through English.
                                                                                                                             Therefore, for those whom English is
                                                                                                                             not their first language, it is necessary
                                                                                                                             that they demonstrate sufficient
                                                                                                                             competency in English, both written
                                                                                                                             and spoken, to facilitate attendance
                                                                                                                             at classes.

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Money Matters                                Grants and Allowances
Course costs are on each course page.        for Full-Time Courses
Some categories of student are exempt        Back To Education Allowance (BTEA)
from paying the €200 government charge.
                                             Students who are receiving a payment
Please see course pages.
                                             from the Department of Social Protection
We now have an online payment system         can obtain information on their eligibility
that can be accessed on the homepage of      for BTEA from their local Social Protection
www.killestercollege.ie.                     Office, Intreo Centre or from www.welfare.ie.
The college accepts payments for courses     Vocational Training Opportunities
in the form of cheque/postal orders/debit/   (VTOS)
credit cards.
                                             Students who are over 21 years, and
Cheques should be made payable to CDETB.     have been unemployed for six months
Cash is not accepted.                        or more, and are in receipt of a Social

                                                                                              Killester College of Further Education Full-Time & Part Time Courses
                                             Welfare Allowance or signing for credits may
                                             be eligible for the above scheme. This allows
                                             people to retain their social welfare benefits
                                             and return to full-time education. They may
                                             receive meal/travel allowances and funding
                                             for books, materials and childcare. Students
                                             on VTOS do not pay fees. Check with the
                                             college for further details.

                                             PLC Grants/SUSI Grants
                                             Students on full-time PLC courses may
                                             be eligible for a means-tested maintenance
                                             grant. Students may apply to City of Dublin
                                             Education Training Board (CDETB), SUSI
                                             Grant Section, from April/May each year.
                                             Apply on line www.susi.ie.

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Part-Time Courses and                          • Blind Person’s Pension
                                                                       Back To Education Initiative                   • Pre-retirement Allowance
                                                                       (BTEI)                                         • Old Age Non-Contributory Pension
                                                                       Under the Scheme:                              • Orphans Non-Contributory Pension
                                                                       Free Tuition is offered to the Unemployed,     • Disability Benefit (Held for a
                                                                       FIS, means-tested welfare, Medical card          continuous period of at least six months)
                                                                       holders and their dependants. The social       • Invalidity Pension
                                                                       welfare payments and other payments            • Disability Pension
                                                                       and health board benefits to be covered
                                                                                                                      • Disability Allowance
                                                                       by this arrangement will include persons
                                                                       who hold the benefits outlined below         It should be noted that many of the
                                                                       and their dependants:                        beneficiaries listed continue to receive
                                                                         • Medical Card                             payments from the Department of Social
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                                                                         • Supplementary Welfare Allowance          Protection. However, their continued
                                                                         • Unemployment Benefit                     payment is subject to their eligibility for
                                                                                                                    the particular scheme (for instance in the
                                                                         • Unemployment Assistance
                                                                                                                    case of unemployment payments, that
                                                                         • Family Income Supplement (FIS)           the persons concerned are still available
                                                                         • Farm Assist                              for and actively seeking work, and that the
                                                                         • Carers Allowance                         course is likely to improve their chances of
                                                                         • One Parent Family Payment                gaining employment).

                                                                         • Back to Work Allowance                   Free tuition is also offered to other unwaged
                                                                         • Community Employment                     learners with less than upper second level
                                                                                                                    education or equivalent.
                                                                         • Part-time Job Incentive Scheme
                                                                         • Widow’s/Widower’s Non                    Applicants who are not covered by the above
                                                                           Contributory Pension                     categories will be required to pay course
                                                                                                                    fees.

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Quality and Qualifications
Ireland (QQI)
Amalgamated Functions
QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland)
is a state agency established by the
Qualifications and Quality Assurance
(Education and Training) Act 2012 with
a board appointed by the Minister for
Education and Skills.
QQI functions include those previously
carried out by the Further Education
and Training Awards Council (FETAC);
the Higher Education and Training Awards

                                                  Killester College of Further Education Full-Time & Part Time Courses
Council (HETAC); the Irish Universities Quality
Board (IUQB) and the National Qualifications
Authority of Ireland (NQAI).
See www.qqi.ie for more details.

National Framework of
Qualifications (NFQ)
The National Framework of Qualifications
is a structure of ten levels. For each level,
generic ranges of standards of knowledge,
skill and competence have been determined.
These standards define the outcomes to be
achieved by students seeking to gain awards
at each level.
See www.nfq.ie.

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ANIMAL SCIENCE
                                                                       (1 Year full time)
                                                                       For general entry requirements please see page 4

                                                                       Course Cost €500
                                                                       Note: This course costs €300 if you are exempt from €200 Government Charge*

                                                                       Qualification/Certification                         CAO Progression Opportunities include:

                                                                         • QQI Level 5 Award in Animal Care                Athlone IT: Vet Nursing (AL731);
                                                                           5M2768                                          Bioveterinary Science (AL842)
                                                                                                                           TU Dublin: Science (TU755); Biosciences
                                                                       What Will I Study?                                  (TU751)
                                                                         • Animal Welfare                                  Dundalk IT: Veterinary Nursing (DK784)
                                                                         • Animal Grooming                                 GMIT: Applied Freshwater and Marine
                                                                         • Animal Behaviour                                Biology (GA770 and GA780)

                                                                         • Biology                                         Letterkenny IT: Veterinary Nursing (LY847)

                                                                         • Animal Anatomy and Physiology                   Sligo IT: All science courses

                                                                         • Maths (Optional)                                Tralee IT: Animal Bioscience (TL758);
                                                                                                                           Biological and Environmental Studies
                                                                         • Work Experience
                                                                                                                           (TL651); Wildlife Biology (TL851);
Killester College of Further Education Full-Time & Part Time Courses

                                                                         • Communications                                  Veterinary Biosciences (TL858)
                                                                         • Word Processing                                 UCD: Vet Nursing (DN310); Science
                                                                         • Small Animal Husbandry                          (DN200); Agricultural Science (DN250);
                                                                       Please note the components listed                   Sustainability DN240
                                                                       above may vary occasionally.                        UK: Vet Nursing/Animal Behaviour/
                                                                                                                           Management/Welfare Degrees
                                                                       Career/Progression
                                                                                                                             Note: Students should note that some of
                                                                       Opportunities                                         the practical work on this course requires
                                                                       Animal Science can act as a gateway into              some physical effort and direct contact with
                                                                                                                             animals. Consequently, students with any back
                                                                       the animal industry. Past students have
                                                                                                                             problems, respiratory illnesses or allergies or
                                                                       progressed to UCD, TU, GMIT, LYIT, AIT,               indeed any other injuries or conditions should
                                                                       Tralee IT, DKIT and UK Colleges.                      discuss this matter with the course coordinator
                                                                                                                             at enrolment. You must have proof of a current
                                                                                                                             tetanus vaccination.

10                                                                      Enquiries: denise.redmond@kcfe.cdetb.ie
ADVANCED ANIMAL SCIENCE
(1 Year full time)
Entry Requirement: Students should have Animal Care Award Level 5 or equivalent

Course Cost €500
Note: This course costs €300 if you are exempt from €200 Government Charge

Qualification/Certification                         CAO Progression Opportunities may
                                                    include:
  • QQI Level 6 Award in Animal Science
    6M5153                                          Letterkenny IT: Veterinary Nursing (LY847)
                                                    Year 2 Advanced Entry
What Will I Study?                                  Dundalk IT: Entry into Year 1 by
  • Animal Science and Health                       combining QQI Levels 5 and 6
  • Animal Behaviour                                UK: Vet Nursing/Animal Behaviour/
  • Team Leadership                                 Management/Welfare Degrees
  • Work Experience
                                                      Note: Students should note that some of the
  • Wild Animal Management                            practical work on this course requires some
  • Animal Grooming                                   physical effort and direct contact with animals.
                                                      Consequently, students with any back
  • Grooming Science                                  problems, respiratory illnesses or allergies
                                                      or indeed any other injuries or conditions

                                                                                                         Killester College of Further Education Full-Time & Part Time Courses
  • Canine Obedience and Training
                                                      should discuss this matter with the course
  • Kennel and Cattery Management
                                                      coordinator at enrolment. You must have
Please note the components listed                     proof of a current tetanus vaccination.
above may vary occasionally.

Career/Progression
Opportunities
Past students are working in animal welfare
organisations (Dogs Trust); safari parks
(Tayto Safari Park); as Animal Care Assistants
in veterinary clinics, pet stores, kennels,
stables and in Dublin Zoo.

 Enquiries: orla.devereux@kcfe.cdetb.ie                                                                  11
BUSINESS STUDIES
                                                                       (1 Year full time)
                                                                       For general entry requirements please see page 4

                                                                       Course Cost €500
                                                                       Note: This course costs €300 if you are exempt from €200 Government Charge

                                                                       Qualification/Certification                         Career/Progression Opportunities
                                                                         • QQI Level 5 Award in Business Studies           Graduates of this course are well equipped to
                                                                           5M2102                                          work in any business. It is particularly relevant
                                                                                                                           when seeking employment in Administration,
                                                                       What Will I Study?                                  Banking, Accounting, the Retail Sector,
                                                                         • Accounting Manual and Computerised              Insurance and Marketing. This course covers
                                                                                                                           all the major business areas and provides a
                                                                         • Communications
                                                                                                                           comprehensive knowledge of each of the
                                                                         • Work Experience                                 major functions of business. Students can
                                                                         • Spreadsheet Methods                             go on to study a range of courses including
                                                                         • Statistics                                      Business, Marketing, Finance, Accounting,
                                                                         • Business Administration Skills                  HR, Business and Law, Hospitality,
                                                                                                                           Entrepreneurship, Auctioneering, Logistics,
                                                                         • Marketing Practice
                                                                                                                           Event Management, etc. Past students
Killester College of Further Education Full-Time & Part Time Courses

                                                                         • Business Law                                    are studying Business in UCD, DCU, TU,
                                                                         • Word Processing                                 Maynooth and NCI.
                                                                       Please note the components listed
                                                                       above may vary occasionally.

12                                                                      Enquiries: ruth.mccarra@kcfe.cdetb.ie
Business Studies
                                                             (1 Year full time)

BUSINESS STUDIES (continued)

CAO Progression Opportunities include:      TU Dublin: Business (B&M) (TU903);
DCU: Business (DC111); Aviation             Marketing (TU922); Business and Law
Management (DC117); Digital Business        (TU904); HRM (TU906); Retail (TU925);
(DC241); EPL (DC230);                       Auctioneering (TU731); Logistics (TU907);
Mint (DC240); Law (DC232), etc.             Hospitality (TU952); Tourism (TU953);
                                            Event Management (TU954); Economics
IADT: Business Entrepreneurship (DL701)     and Finance (TU905); Property (TU836);
Maynooth: Finance (MH401);                  Business and Law (TU904); Accounting
Accounting and Finance (MH403); Business    (TU910); Law (TU918), etc.
and Management. (MH404): Business and       TU Tallaght: Business (TU787);
Accounting. (MH407); Entrepreneurship       Accounting and Finance (TU911)
(MH411); Arts (MH101), etc.
                                            TU Blanchardstown: Business (TU901);
NCI: Business (NC009); Marketing (NC020);   Accounting and Finance (TU909)
HR (NC005); Accounting (NC022)

                                                                                            Killester College of Further Education Full-Time & Part Time Courses
                                            New Business Apprenticeships
UCD: Commerce (DN650), Business
and Law (DN610); Law (DN600)                 Note: Additionally, applicants must have
                                             attained a pass grade in Leaving Certificate
NUI Galway: Commerce (GY201)
                                             Ordinary Level Maths or equivalent.
UCC: Commerce (CK201)                        Students who do not have the necessary
TCD: Law (TR004)                             maths requirement must sit a short maths
                                             test in Killester College as part of the
                                             application process.

 Enquiries: ruth.mccarra@kcfe.cdetb.ie                                                      13
CHILDCARE AND EARLY LEARNING
                                                                       (1 Year full time)
                                                                       For general entry requirements please see page 4

                                                                       Course Cost €585
                                                                       Note: This course costs €385 if you are exempt from €200 Government Charge

                                                                       For the purposes of Work Experience                 Career/Progression
                                                                       placements, students must be 18 years               Opportunities
                                                                       or over by the 31st October in year of
                                                                                                                           Students are qualified to work in crèches and
                                                                       entry due to HSE requirements.
                                                                                                                           similar childcare settings. Past students are
                                                                       Qualification/Certification                         studying in the Early Childhood Education area
                                                                                                                           in DCU, MIE, TU Dublin, TU Blanchardstown
                                                                         • QQI Level 5 Award in Early
                                                                                                                           and Carlow IT.
                                                                           Childhood Care and Education 5M2009
                                                                         • (PHEC) Pre-Hospital Emergency Care              CAO Progression Opportunities include:
                                                                           (formerly First Aid)
                                                                                                                           DCU: Early Childhood Education (DC001);
                                                                                                                           Education and Training (DC235);
                                                                       What Will I Study?
                                                                                                                           Health and Society (DC209)
                                                                         • Child Development
                                                                                                                           Marino Institute: Early Child Education
                                                                         • Communications                                  (CM020); Educational Studies (CM010)
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                                                                         • Child Health and Well Being
                                                                                                                           Maynooth: Social Science (MH107);
                                                                         • Early Childhood Education and Play              Early Childhood Education (MH003)
                                                                         • Early Care and Education Practice
                                                                                                                           IADT: Applied Psychology (DL825)
                                                                         • Understanding Special Needs                     + Leaving Certificate maths required
                                                                         • Work Experience
                                                                                                                           NCI: Psychology (NC010); Early Childhood
                                                                         • Approaches to Early Childhood Education         Education (NC030)
                                                                       Please note the components listed above             UCD: Arts (DN520); Humanities (DN530);
                                                                       may vary occasionally.                              Psychology (DN720)
                                                                                                                           TU Dublin: Early Childhood Education
                                                                                                                           (TU995); Social Care (TU996)
                                                                                                                           TU Tallaght: Early Childhood Education
                                                                                                                           (TU994); Social Care (TU997)

14                                                                      Enquiries: ann.walsh@kcfe.cdetb.ie                               Garda Vetting Required: Yes
CLASSROOM ASSISTANT SNA
(1 Year full time)
For general entry requirements please see page 4

Course Cost €695
Note: This course costs €495 if you are exempt from €200 Government Charge

For the purposes of Work Experience                 Career/Progression
placements, students must be 18 years               Opportunities
or over by the 31st October in year of
                                                    Primary and Secondary Schools as well
entry due to HSE requirements.
                                                    as specialist schools employ Special
Qualification/Certification                         Needs Assistants to work in a variety of
                                                    educational settings. Students may progress
  • QQI Level 5 Award in Community                  to participating higher education institutions
    Health Services 5M4468                          (HEIs) through the QQI Higher Education
  • (PHEC) Pre-Hospital Emergency Care              Links Scheme. Some past students have
    (formerly First Aid)                            gone on to study Education, Social Science
  • Certification in Patient Handling               and Psychology degrees.
  • Certification in Infection Control
                                                    CAO Progression Opportunities include:
    (QQI Level 5 component)
                                                    DCU: Education and Training (DC235);

                                                                                                     Killester College of Further Education Full-Time & Part Time Courses
What Will I Study?                                  Health and Society (DC209)

  • Care Provision & Practice                       IADT: Applied Psychology (DL825)
  • Special Needs Assisting                         + Leaving Certificate maths required

  • Understanding Special Needs                     Maynooth: Arts (MH101);
  • Human Growth and Development                    Social Science (MH107)

  • Intellectual Disability Studies                 Marino Institute: Early Child Education
  • Communications                                  (CM020); Educational Studies (CM010)

  • Work Experience                                 NCI: Psychology (NC010)
  • Word Processing                                 UCD: Arts (DN520); Humanities (DN530);
Please note the components listed                   Social Science (DN700); Psychology (DN72)
above may vary occasionally.                        TU Dublin: Social Care (TU996)
                                                    TU Blanchardstown: Social Care (TU991)
                                                    TU Tallaght: Social Care (TU997)

 Enquiries: natasha.bezin@kcfe.cdetb.ie                           Garda Vetting Required: Yes       15
COMPUTER NETWORK
                                                                       TECHNICIAN AND CYBERSECURITY
                                                                       For general entry requirements please see page 4

                                                                       Course Cost €590 (Year 1) and €520 (Year 2)
                                                                       Note: This course costs €390 for Year 1 and €320 for Year 2 if you are exempt from €200 Government Charge.

                                                                       Qualification/Certification                            • Work Experience

                                                                       Year 1:                                                • Communications

                                                                         • QQI Level 5 Award in Computer                      • ICT Security Policy and Management
                                                                           Systems and Networks 5M0536                      Please note the components listed
                                                                         • Safe Pass                                        above may vary occasionally.

                                                                         • Manual Handling                                  Year 2
                                                                       Year 2:                                                • Physical and Logical Networking

                                                                         • QQI Level 6 Advanced Award in                      • Systems Software
                                                                           Computer Network Technology 6M0695.                • Information Technology Administration
                                                                       Entry to Year 2 of this course is subject              • Network Infrastructure
                                                                       to students completing and successfully                • Team Leadership
                                                                       passing all components from Year 1 of                  • Work Experience
                                                                       this course.
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                                                                                                                              • Network Security
                                                                       What Will I Study?                                     • Virtualisation Support
                                                                                                                            Please note the components listed
                                                                       Year One
                                                                                                                            above may vary occasionally.
                                                                         • Networking Essentials
                                                                                                                            Students will also be exposed to real-life
                                                                         • Computer Systems Hardware
                                                                                                                            data networking environments through
                                                                         • Operating Systems                                guided tours of IT facilities. Tours in the
                                                                         • Programming and Design Principles                past have included St Vincents Hospital,
                                                                         • Maths for IT                                     ESB, Dublin Airport, OPW, ITB, TU and the
                                                                                                                            Dublin Convention Centre.
                                                                         • Virtualisation Support

16                                                                       Enquiries: ger.whelan@kcfe.cdetb.ie
COMPUTER NETWORK
                                     TECHNICIAN and CYBERSECURITY
                                                   (2 Years full time)

CAO Progression Opportunities include:
                                               Note: Students should note that some
Surveys have shown serious and increasing      of the practical work on this course requires
shortages of Networking personnel in           some physical effort. Consequently, students
all developed countries, including Ireland.    with any back problems or other injuries or
                                               conditions should discuss this matter with
This ensures excellent job opportunities in
                                               the course coordinator at enrolment.
the ICT (Information and Communications
Technology) industry. Students who             Additionally, applicants must have attained
                                               a pass grade in Leaving Certificate Ordinary
successfully complete their studies can
                                               Level maths or equivalent.
enter Information Technology (TU757) or
BSc. In Computing (Digital Forensics & Cyber   Students who do not have the necessary
                                               maths requirement must sit a short maths
Security) (TU758) in TU Blanchardstown
                                               test in Killester College as part of the
and Networking Technologies (TU716) in         application process.
TU Dublin, through Advanced Entry. Students
may also progress to participating higher

                                                                                               Killester College of Further Education Full-Time & Part Time Courses
education institutions (HEIs) through the
QQI Higher Education Links Scheme.

      This course includes opportunities of
   internships with the following companies:

 Enquiries: ger.whelan@kcfe.cdetb.ie                                                           17
CULTURAL AND HERITAGE STUDIES –
                                                                       Pre-University Arts (1 Year full time)
                                                                       For General Entry requirements please see page 4

                                                                       Course Cost €590
                                                                       Note: This course costs €390 if you are exempt from €200 Government Charge

                                                                       Qualification/Certification                         How Will I Learn?
                                                                         • QQI Level 5 Award in Cultural and               The Cultural and Heritage Studies course
                                                                           Heritage Studies 5M2154                         offers students a wonderful blend of exciting
                                                                         • (PHEC) Pre Hospital Emergency Care              subjects along with an excellent range of
                                                                           (formerly First Aid)                            organised cultural trips and a work experience
                                                                                                                           placement.
                                                                         • Tour Guide Training Course (Glasnevin
                                                                           Cemetery Museum Certificate of                  Throughout the year, students will
                                                                           Completion)                                     participate in a broad range of interesting
                                                                                                                           projects, field trips, cultural visits and guided
                                                                       What Will I Study?                                  tours, e.g. Dublin Castle, National Museum,
                                                                                                                           Kilmainham Gaol, Newgrange, Glasnevin
                                                                         • Archaeology
                                                                                                                           Cemetery, National Library, National
                                                                         • Folklore and Ethnology
                                                                                                                           Museum and Trinity College, etc.
                                                                         • Local History
Killester College of Further Education Full-Time & Part Time Courses

                                                                         • European Studies
                                                                         • Heritage
                                                                         • Communications
                                                                         • Tourism Principles and Practice
                                                                         • Work Experience

                                                                       Regular field trips are an integral
                                                                       part of this course.
                                                                       Please note the components listed
                                                                       above may vary occasionally.

18                                                                       Enquiries: sinead.morrin@kcfe.cdetb.ie
Cultural and Heritage Studies –
                                Pre-University Arts (1 Year Full Time)

Career/Progression                               CAO Progression Opportunities include:
Opportunities                                    DCU: Law and Society (DC232), Humanities
This course is designed to facilitate students   (DC009); Social Sciences and Cultural
who wish to progress into either:                Innovation (DC238); RE and English/History/
                                                 Music Teacher Training (DC010/DC011/
  • Employment or new start-up business          DC012)
    opportunities in the field of Culture
    and Heritage (eg Tour Guiding) or            UCD: Arts (DN520); Humanities (DN530);
                                                 Law (DN600); Psychology (DN720)
  • Higher education in the Arts/
    Humanities/Law/Teaching.                     TCD: Arts; Law etc.

Participants will be equipped with the           Maynooth: Arts (MH101); European
knowledge and skills to gain employment in       Studies (MH108); Anthropology (MH111);
the area of culture and heritage and, more       International Development (MH121)
recently, graduates will explore setting up a    Law/Arts (MH101)

                                                                                               Killester College of Further Education Full-Time & Part Time Courses
tourism enterprise. There are an extensive       NCIRL: Psychology (NC010)
range of Higher Education options available
                                                 NCAD: Visual Culture (AD215)
to successful graduates of the Cultural and
Heritage Studies course. See website course      IT Carlow: Culture and Heritage
page for further information.                    (CW067 and CW098)
                                                 IADT: Arts Management (DL822) etc.
                                                 GMIT: Heritage Studies (GA272 and GA282)
                                                 IT Sligo: Applied Archaeology (SG446)
                                                 NUI Galway: Arts (GY101)
                                                 UCC: Arts (CK101)
                                                 TU Dublin: Tourism (TU747)

 Enquiries: sinead.morrin@kcfe.cdetb.ie                                                        19
DISABILITY AND CARE
                                                                       SUPPORT (1 Year full time)
                                                                       For general entry requirements please see page 4

                                                                       Course Cost €695
                                                                       Note: This course costs €495 if you are exempt from €200 Government Charge

                                                                       For the purposes of Work Experience                 Career/Progression Opportunities
                                                                       placements, students must be 18 years
                                                                                                                           This course provides graduates with the
                                                                       or over by the 31st October in year of
                                                                                                                           knowledge and recognised skills that will
                                                                       entry due to HSE requirements.                      deliver employment in community care,
                                                                                                                           health centres, disability agencies, hospitals
                                                                       Qualification/Certification                         for older people and psychiatric hospitals.
                                                                         • QQI level 5 Award in Community                  Most of our students secure employment
                                                                           Health Services 5M4468                          on successful completion of this course.
                                                                                                                           Students may also progress to participating
                                                                         • (PHEC) Pre Hospital Emergency Care
                                                                                                                           higher education institutions (HEIs) through
                                                                           (formerly First Aid)                            the Higher Education Links Scheme. Past
                                                                         • Certification in Patient Handling               students have progressed onto Social
                                                                         • Certification in Infection Control              Science in Maynooth, Education and Training
                                                                           (QQI Level 5 component)                         in DCU and Occupational Therapy in the UK.
Killester College of Further Education Full-Time & Part Time Courses

                                                                       What Will I Study?                                  CAO Progression Opportunities include:
                                                                                                                           IADT: Applied Psychology (DL825)
                                                                         • Intellectual Disability Studies
                                                                                                                           + Leaving Certificate Maths required
                                                                         • Human Growth and Development
                                                                                                                           Maynooth: Social Science (MH107);
                                                                         • Care of the Older Person                        Community and Youth Work (MH112)
                                                                         • Care Support
                                                                                                                           UCD: Arts (DN520); Humanities (DN530);
                                                                         • Communications                                  Law (DN600); Psychology (DN720)
                                                                         • Work Experience                                 UK: Occupational Therapy (OT),
                                                                         • Word Processing                                 e.g. Glasgow Caledonian
                                                                         • Care Skills                                     TU Dublin: Social Care (TU996)
                                                                         • Infection Prevention & Control
                                                                                                                           TU Blanch: Social Care (TU991)
                                                                         • Understanding Special Needs
                                                                                                                           TU Tallaght: Social Care Practice (TU 997)
                                                                       Please note the components listed
                                                                                                                           NCI: Psychology (NC010)
                                                                       above may vary occasionally.

20                                                                      Enquiries: liam.byrne@kcfe.cdetb.ie                              Garda Vetting Required: Yes
HORTICULTURE
   (1 Year full time)
   For general entry requirements please see page 4

Course Cost €595
Note: This course costs €395 if you are exempt from €200 Government Charge

   Qualification/Certification                          Other students have progressed
                                                        to WIT/Botanic Gardens for further study.
     • QQI Level 5 Award in Horticulture
       5M2586                                           Students may progress to participating
     • Safe Pass                                        higher education institutions (HEIs) through
                                                        the Higher Education Links Scheme. This
     • Manual Handling
                                                        Award is a recognised and respected link
                                                        with Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT),
   What Will I Study?
                                                        TU Blanchardstown and Teagasc at the
     • Plant Identification and Use                     National Botanic Gardens.
     • Soil Science and Growing Media
                                                        CAO Progression Opportunities include:
     • Work Practice
                                                        BOTS/WIT: Horticulture (WD097) (Level 7)
     • Plant Protection
                                                        and Level 6
     • Plant Propagation

                                                                                                             Killester College of Further Education Full-Time & Part Time Courses
     • Plant Science                                      Note: Students should note that some of the
     • Communications                                     practical work on this course requires some
                                                          physical effort and direct contact with soil and
     • Safety and Health at Work                          plants. Consequently, students with any back
     • Word Processing                                    problems, respiratory illnesses or allergies
                                                          or indeed any other injuries or conditions
   Please note the components listed                      should discuss this matter with the course
   above may vary occasionally.                           coordinator at enrolment.

   Career/Progression
   Opportunities
   This course can also act as a gateway into
   the horticultural industry. Past students are
   working in Nurseries, Golf Courses and
   Landscaping and Gardening centres.

    Enquiries: eimear.joyce@kcfe.cdetb.ie                                                                    21
MONTESSORI TEACHING
                                                                       (2 Years full time)
                                                                       For general entry requirements please see page 4

                                                                       Course Cost €585 (Year 1) and €520 (Year 2)
                                                                       Note: This course costs €385 for year 1 and €320 for year 2 if you are exempt from €200 Government Charge

                                                                       For the purposes of Work Experience                       Year 2
                                                                       placements, students must be 18 years                       • Early Childhood Curriculum
                                                                       or over by the 31st October in year of                      • Early Learning Philosophy
                                                                       entry due to HSE requirements.                              • Work Experience
                                                                       Qualification/Certification                                 • Early Childhood Education
                                                                                                                                   • Child Development
                                                                       After Year 1
                                                                                                                                   • Childhood Social Legal and Health Studies
                                                                         • QQI Level 5 Award in Early Childhood
                                                                                                                                   • Communication
                                                                           Care and Education 5M2009
                                                                                                                                   • Supervision in Childhood Care
                                                                         • (PHEC) Pre Hospital Emergency Care
                                                                           (formerly First Aid)                                    • Early Childhood Arts and Culture
                                                                                                                                 Please note the components listed above
                                                                       After Year 2
                                                                                                                                 may vary occasionally.
                                                                         • QQI Level 6 Award in Early Childhood
                                                                           Care and Education 6M2007
                                                                                                                                 CAO/Career/Progression
Killester College of Further Education Full-Time & Part Time Courses

                                                                       (Note that entry to Year 2 of this course                 Opportunities
                                                                       is subject to students completing and
                                                                                                                                 Students may pursue a career in Montessori
                                                                       successfully passing all components
                                                                                                                                 Pre-Schools in Ireland or internationally or
                                                                       from Year 1 of the course).
                                                                                                                                 work independently in an Early Learning
                                                                       What Will I Study?                                        Centre after Level 6. Students may also
                                                                                                                                 progress onto a Montessori Degree.
                                                                       Year 1
                                                                                                                                 Montessori Level 6 Graduates with full
                                                                         • Child Development
                                                                                                                                 award and minimum of three Distinctions
                                                                         • Early Care and Education Practice
                                                                                                                                 are eligible to apply to Year 3 of Montessori
                                                                         • Communications
                                                                                                                                 Degree in St Nicholas Dun Laoghaire
                                                                         • Work Experience                                       (SNMCI). Graduates may also progress to
                                                                         • Approaches to Early Childhood Education               participating higher education institutions
                                                                         • Understanding Special Needs                           (HEIs) through the Higher Education Links
                                                                         • Child Health and Well Being                           Scheme or apply to Year 2 of the Early
                                                                         • Early Childhood Education and Play                    Childhood Education Degree in TU Dublin.

22                                                                      Enquiries: helen.webb@kcfe.cdetb.ie                                      Garda Vetting Required: Yes
PHARMACY ASSISTANT
(1 Year full time)
For general entry requirements please see page 4

Course Cost €580
Note: This course costs €380 if you are exempt from €200 Government Charge

Qualification/Certification                         Career Opportunities/
  • QQI Level 5 Award in Community                  Further Studies
    Health Services 5M4468                          Graduates of this course will assist the
  • Manual Handling                                 pharmacist in providing a care service to
                                                    the community. As well as pharmacy work,
What Will I Study?                                  students can work as sales assistants in
                                                    health stores, etc. Students may also progress
  • Nutrition
                                                    to participating Higher Education Institutions
  • Anatomy and Physiology                          (HEIs) through the QQI Higher Education
  • Retail Selling                                  Links Scheme. This course may link with
  • Work Experience                                 AIT, TU Dublin and Carlow IT Pharmacy
                                                    Technician course, etc.
  • Communications
  • Over the Counter Medicine                       Past students have progressed to study
                                                    Pharmacy Technician in TU Dublin, Athlone
  • Biology

                                                                                                     Killester College of Further Education Full-Time & Part Time Courses
                                                    IT, Drogheda Institute of Further Education
  • Human Growth and Development                    and Health and Society in DCU. Some
  • Retail Display                                  colleges may require Leaving Certificate
  • Spreadsheets                                    maths and a science subject at ordinary
                                                    level for admission purposes.
                In association with
                                                    CAO Progression Opportunities include:
                                                    DCU: Health and Society (DC209)
                                                    TU Dublin: Pharmacy Technician (TU654)
                                                    Carlow IT: Pharmacy Technician (CW116)
                                                    Athlone IT: Pharmacy Technician (AL630)
                                                    Letterkenny IT: Pharmacy Technician (LY806)
                                                    DIFE (Drogheda FE): Pharmacy Technician
                                                    Level 6
                                                    Tralee IT: Pharmacy Technician (TL652)

 Enquiries: rosaleen.aherne@kcfe.cdetb.ie                                                            23
PRE-UNIVERSITY SCIENCE
                                                                       (1 Year full time)
                                                                       For general entry requirements please see page 4

                                                                       Course Cost €500
                                                                       Note: This course costs €300 if you are exempt from €200 Government Charge

                                                                       Qualification/Certification                         CAO/Career/Progression
                                                                         • QQI Level 5 Award in Laboratory                 Opportunities
                                                                           Techniques 5M3807                               Employment opportunities include working
                                                                                                                           in pharmaceutical research organisations as
                                                                       What Will I Study?                                  laboratory assistants. They may also work in
                                                                         • Anatomy and Physiology                          science-related industries such as clinical trial
                                                                                                                           monitoring or medical research organisations.
                                                                         • Biology
                                                                                                                           Students may also progress to participating
                                                                         • Physics
                                                                                                                           Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) through
                                                                         • Laboratory Skills                               the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme.
                                                                         • Chemistry                                       Past students have progressed onto TU
                                                                         • Mathematics                                     Dublin, TU Tallaght, DCU, UCD, Maynooth,
                                                                                                                           TCD, IT Carlow, UCC and NUI Galway.
                                                                         • Communications
Killester College of Further Education Full-Time & Part Time Courses

                                                                         • Word Processing
                                                                         • Work Experience
                                                                       Please note the components listed
                                                                       above may vary occasionally.

24                                                                      Enquiries: orla.devereux@kcfe.cdetb.ie
Pre-University Science
                                                       (1 Year full time)

CAO Progression Opportunities include:
                                             Note: Additionally, Applicants must have
DCU: Sports Science (DC202);                 attained a Pass grade in Leaving Cert Ordinary
Analytical Science (DC161); Chemistry        Level Maths or equivalent.
and Pharmaceutical Science (DC162);          Students who do not have the necessary
Environmental Science (DC166);               Maths requirement must sit a short Maths
Science Education (DC203); Chemical          test in Killester College as part of the
Sciences (DC163); Biology (DC180);           Application process.
Physics (DC175), Climate & Envir.
Sustainability (DC294), etc.
Maynooth: Science (MH201);
Biotechnology (MH202), etc.
TCD: TR060; TR061; TR062; TR063
UCD: Science (DN200); Agricultural

                                                                                              Killester College of Further Education Full-Time & Part Time Courses
Science (DN250); Horticulture (DN272);
Sustainability (DN240)
Sligo IT: Science (SG444); Human Nutrition
(SG443), etc.
TU Dublin: Science (TU854); Biosciences
(TU751); Geographic (TU834); Clinical
Measurement (TU868); Nutraceuticals
(TU882) Envir. Health (TU869); Maths
(TU873); Physics (TL877), etc.
TU Tallaght: Pharmaceutical Science
(TU876); Forensics (TU864), etc.
Sligo IT: All science courses
UCC, UL, NUI Galway, and IoTs countrywide.
New Science Apprenticeships.

 Enquiries: orla.devereux@kcfe.cdetb.ie                                                       25
TRANSPORT, DISTRIBUTION
                                                                       & LOGISTICS (1 year full time)
                                                                       For general entry requirements please see page 4

                                                                       Course Cost €580
                                                                       Note: This course costs €380 if you are exempt from €200 Government Charge

                                                                       Qualification/Certification                         16,000 jobs in supply chain and 17,400
                                                                                                                           in postal and courier activities.
                                                                         • QQI Level 5 Award in Logistics
                                                                           and Distribution 5M2767                         On successful completion of this course
                                                                         • Safe Pass                                       you can progress to the Logistics Associate
                                                                                                                           Apprenticeship which is industry based
                                                                         • Manual Handling
                                                                                                                           or progress to a degree in Logistics in
                                                                                                                           TU Dublin or Carlow IT. Students may
                                                                       What Will I Study?
                                                                                                                           progress to participating Higher Education
                                                                         • Warehousing                                     Institutions (HEIs) through the QQI Higher
                                                                         • Inventory Control                               Education Links Scheme. This award links
                                                                         • Purchasing                                      with TU Dublin Logistics and Supply Chain
                                                                                                                           Management Degree and other business
                                                                         • Freight Forwarding
                                                                                                                           courses nationwide.
                                                                         • Communications
Killester College of Further Education Full-Time & Part Time Courses

                                                                         • Work Practice                                   CAO Progression Opportunities include:
                                                                         • Spreadsheet Methods                             TU Dublin: Logistics and Supply Chain
                                                                         • Statistics                                      Management (TU907); Transport Operations
                                                                                                                           (TU814)
                                                                         • Customer Service
                                                                                                                           IT Carlow: Business (Supply Chain
                                                                       Please note the components listed
                                                                                                                           management) (CW908), etc.
                                                                       above may vary occasionally.

                                                                                                                             Note: Additionally, applicants must have
                                                                       Career/Progression Opportunities
                                                                                                                             attained a pass grade in Leaving Certificate
                                                                       In this industry there are many employment            Ordinary Level maths or equivalent.
                                                                       opportunities. There are approx 89,000                Students who do not have the necessary
                                                                       people employed in the supply chain sector,           maths requirement must sit a short maths
                                                                       with some 46,000 employed in freight                  test in Killester College as part of the
                                                                       transport, distribution and logistics (FTDL).         application process.
                                                                       13,800 people work in warehousing and
                                                                       support activities in Ireland, with a further

26                                                                      Enquiries: roisin.osullivan@kcfe.cdetb.ie
PRE-EMERGENCY SERVICES
STUDIES (1 Year full time)
For general entry requirements please see page 4

Course Cost €550
Note: This course costs €350 if you are exempt from €200 Government Charge

Qualification/Certification                         CAO/Career/Progression
  • QQI Level 5 Award in Community Health           Opportunities
    Services, 5M4468                                The purpose of this award is to enable the
                                                    learner to develop the knowledge, skills and
What Will I Study?                                  competencies required to undertake a career
                                                    in the primary emergency services such
  • Anatomy and Physiology
                                                    as An Garda Síochána, Ambulance or Fire
  • Behavioural Studies                             Services. See website course page for further
  • Teamworking                                     information.
  • Infection Prevention and Control                Possibility of entering paramedic degrees
  • Human Growth and Development                    in UL and UK subject to entry requirements.
  • Word Processing
  • Communications

                                                                                                    Killester College of Further Education Full-Time & Part Time Courses
  • Work Experience
  • To supplement and enhance the QQI
    components the course will offer, three
    specialist weeks through the year,
    focusing on Introduction to Policing
    Studies, Introduction to Fire Service
    Operations and Emergency First
    Response.
Please note the components listed
above may vary occasionally.

 Enquiries: helen.webb@kcfe.cdetb.ie                                                                27
PRE-UNIVERSITY ENVIRONMENTAL
                                                                       AND BIODIVERSITY STUDIES
                                                                       (1 Year full time)
                                                                       For general entry requirements please see page 4

                                                                       Course Cost €550
                                                                       Note: This course costs €350 if you are exempt from €200 Government Charge

                                                                       Qualification/Certification                          Ecological Field Trips to Bull Island and St.
                                                                         • Applied Ecology 5M5028                           Anne’s Park in Co. Dublin. Water quality study
                                                                                                                            of Tolka, Liffey, Dodder, Santry and River Ward.
                                                                       What Will I Study?                                   Practical sessions will teach students how to
                                                                                                                            assess water quality, study biodiversity, prepare
                                                                         • Ecological Field Methods
                                                                                                                            environmental plans, Team working and work
                                                                         • Biological Diversity                             experience.
                                                                         • Sustainable Water Management
                                                                                                                            Students may also progress to participating
                                                                         • Teamworking
                                                                                                                            Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) through
                                                                         • Work Experience                                  the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme.
                                                                         • Permaculture Design                              This course may link to:
                                                                         • Biology                                          UCD: Sustainability (DN240)
                                                                         • Biodiversity and the Natural
                                                                                                                            TU Dublin: Planning and Environmental
                                                                           Environments
                                                                                                                            Management (TU835) Sustainable Energy
Killester College of Further Education Full-Time & Part Time Courses

                                                                       Please note the components listed above              Engineering (TU806)
                                                                       may vary occasionally.
                                                                                                                            UCD: Arts (DN520) Geography, etc.
                                                                       Career/Progression Opportunities                     Maynooth UNI: Arts (MH101) Geography,
                                                                       In this course students will receive a firm          etc.
                                                                       theoretical basis for environmental studies from     LIT: Environmental Science and Climate
                                                                       a micro system to macro system. They will            Change (LC408)
                                                                       focus on specific ecological and environmental       Sligo IT: Environmental Science and Ecology
                                                                       topics, studying plant science, carbon footprints,   (SG404)
                                                                       biodiversity and the natural environment,
                                                                                                                            CIT: Environmental Engineering (CR055)
                                                                       greenhouse effect of carbon dioxide and
                                                                       Environmental Impact Assessments. After the          WIT: Sustainable Energy Engineering
                                                                       Course students will be uniquely positioned          (WD007), etc.
                                                                       to understand and contribute to the biggest          DCU: Climate and Environmental
                                                                       issues which face our planet today: climate          Sustainability (DC294), etc.
                                                                       change and biodiversity protection. This Course
                                                                                                                            DKIT: Environmental Science (DK887)
                                                                       will focus on “learning by doing”: to include

28                                                                      Enquiries: anne.obrien@kcfe.cdetb.ie
COMPUTERISED OFFICE SKILLS (COS)
(1 Year)
Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursdays

Free tuition is available for students in receipt of Social Welfare, OAPs and/or medical card holders.

Qualification/Certification                              The focus will be on learning key skills
                                                         such as:
  • QQI Level 4 Award in General Learning
    4M2010                                                 • Creating and sending high quality
                                                             business documents
What Will I Study?                                         • Using internet and email in a business
  • Computer Applications                                    setting

  • Information Technology Skills                          • Completing computer-based projects
                                                             as part of a team
  • Data Entry
                                                           • Preparing and engaging in a simulated
  • Team working
                                                             job application process
  • Communications
                                                           • Intensive focus on business
  • Career Planning
                                                             communication skills
  • Work Experience
                                                           • Learning a range of computer application

                                                                                                         Killester College of Further Education Full-Time & Part Time Courses
  • Basic Maths                                              skills (word processing, spreadsheets,
[Note: Computer Applications + Information                   database, etc.)
Technology Skills equivalent to ECDL]                    You will be required to secure a
Please note the components listed                        work experience placement.
above may vary occasionally.
                                                         What We Would Like From You!
How Will I Learn?                                        This course is especially suited for people
The 14-hour per week (Sept to May)                       who wish to prepare to return to the
Computerised Office Skills course will provide           workforce and need to update their computer
participants with the skills and knowledge               and office skills.
required to work in a computerised office
environment. The key objectives of the
course will be to gain practical computer
office skills. Participants will also engage in
career planning and skills for job searches.

 Enquiries: marianne.fox@kcfe.cdetb.ie                                                                   29
Computerised Office Skills (COS)
                                                                          (1 Year)

                                                                       Career/Progression
                                                                       Opportunities
                                                                       Students may progress to further study at
                                                                       QQI Level 4, QQI Level 5 or employment.
                                                                       Please see website course page for more
                                                                       information.

                                                                       Entry Requirements
                                                                       A student seeking entry to this course does
                                                                       not need a previous formal qualification.
                                                                       However, the student must demonstrate
                                                                       at interview the capacity to successfully
                                                                       participate on this course. This includes both
Killester College of Further Education Full-Time & Part Time Courses

                                                                       the academic and work experience elements
                                                                       of the course.
                                                                       Applicants may have achieved some
                                                                       certification, e.g. Junior Certificate or QQI
                                                                       Module Awards at Level 3 or 4.

30                                                                      Enquiries: marianne.fox@kcfe.cdetb.ie
HORTICULTURE
(1 Year)
Wednesdays and or Fridays

Free tuition is available for students in receipt of Social Welfare, OAPs and/or medical card holders.

Qualification/Certification                              Career/Progression
  • QQI Level 4 Award in Horticulture                    Opportunities
    4M1994                                               Upon successful completion of the relevant
                                                         eight components you will be awarded a QQI
What Will I Study?                                       Level 4 Award in Horticulture 4M1994 and
                                                         will be eligible to apply for QQI Level 5.
Wednesday
  • Communications                                         Note: Students should note that some of
  • Work Experience                                        the practical work on this course requires
  • Growing Fruit                                          some physical effort and direct contact
                                                           with soil and plants. Consequently,
  • Establishing Trees and Shrubs
                                                           students with any back problems,
Friday                                                     respiratory illnesses or allergies or indeed
  • Safe Horticultural Practice                            any other injuries or conditions should

                                                                                                          Killester College of Further Education Full-Time & Part Time Courses
                                                           discuss this matter with the course
  • Plant Propagation
                                                           coordinator at enrolment.
  • Plant Identification, Care and
    Maintenance
                                                         Entry Requirements
  • Growing Vegetables
                                                         A student seeking entry to this course does
Please note that students can enrol
                                                         not need a previous formal qualification.
for either Wednesday or Friday or both.
                                                         However, the student must demonstrate
Please note the components listed                        at interview the capacity to successfully
above may vary occasionally.                             participate on this course. This includes both
                                                         the academic and work experience elements
                                                         of the course.
                                                         Applicants may have achieved some
                                                         certification, e.g. Junior Certificate or QQI
                                                         Module Awards at Level 3 or 4.

 Enquiries: liam.byrne@kcfe.cdetb.ie                                                                      31
Coláiste Breisoideachais Chill Easra
            Killester College
                   of Further Education

Phone: +353 (0)1 8337686                  Email: info@kcfe.cdetb.ie
Fax: +353 (0)1 8330348                    Web: www.killestercollege.ie

                                                         How To Find Us
                                                         Killester College is located in the north-east of Dublin City
                                                         some three miles from the city centre. It is well served by
                                                         public transport, both DART and buses, as listed below:

                                                         Buses
                                                         Howth Road
                                                         29A, 31/A, 31B, 31D and 32
                                                         Malahide Road (10 minutes walk)
                                                         14, 15, 27, 27A, 27B, 27X, 42 and 43
                                                         104 at college entrance

                                                         DART
                                                         Killester DART Station (five-minute walk)
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