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

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

Killester College
of Further Education (KCFE)
Full & Part Time Courses
Killester College of Further Education (KCFE) Full & Part Time Courses - Killester College
Open/Interview Days 2019
Thursday February 7th 4.00-7.30

Wednesday March 13th 4.00-7.30

Tuesday April 30th 4.00-7.30

Open Morning/Interviews
Wednesday May 22nd 10.00-1.00
Killester College of Further Education (KCFE) Full & Part Time Courses - Killester College
General Information                                       3

Direct Application                                        3
Facilities & Services                                     3
Location                                                  3
Contact Details                                           3
Website                                                   3
Admissions                                                4
How To Apply                                              4
Application Process                                       4
Entry Requirements                                        4
Killester College (KCFE) Learners                         5
Learning & Assessment                                     5
Work Experience                                           5
Applicants with Additional Needs (Student Support)        5
Mature Students                                           6
International Students                                    6
Money Matters                                             7
Grants & Allowances for Full-Time Courses                 7
Part-Time Courses & Back To Education Initiative (BTEI)   8
Open Evenings/Days 2019                                   9
Quality & 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 & Early Learning                                14
Classroom Assistant SNA                                   15
Computer Network Technician & Cybersecurity               16
Cultural & Heritage Studies – Pre-University Arts         18
Disability and Care Support                               20
Horticulture                                              21
Montessori Teaching                                       22
Pharmacy Assistant                                        24
Pre-University Science                                    25
Transport, Distribution & Logistics                       27

Part Time Courses                                         28

Computerised Office Skills (COS)                          28
Horticulture                                              30
ACE (Access to Continuing Education)                      31
Mission Statement
Killester College of Further Education Full & Part Time Courses

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

                                                                                             Killester College of Further Education Full & Part Time Courses
                                                 D05 TW21
 • QQI Levels 4, 5 & 6 Courses
                                                 Phone: +353 (0)1 8337686
 • Internationally recognised qualifications
                                                 Fax: +353 (0)1 8330348
                                                 Email: info@killestercollege.ie
Facilities & Services                            Web: www.killestercollege.ie
 • Car Park
                                                 Website
 • 5 mins walk from Killester Dart station
   & 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 & Twitter.
 • Career Guidance & Counselling
 • Moodle elearning system
 • Student Council
 • Accessibility (See www.killestercollege.ie)
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Admissions                                         • You will be interviewed and required to
                                                                                                                       write a personal statement at Interview
                                                                  Please refer to www.killestercollege.ie
                                                                  for the Admission Policy.                         Certain courses may have additional
                                                                                                                    requirements e.g. Business, Transport,
                                                                  How To Apply                                      Computers, Animal Science and Pre-Uni
                                                                                                                    Science. Please refer to course pages.
                                                                  For all courses apply online
                                                                  www.killestercollege.ie.                          Courses that involve Work Placements
                                                                                                                    with children, young people/vulnerable
                                                                  See Application Forms on home page of our
                                                                                                                    adults require Garda Vetting.
                                                                  website or attend our Open Events/call into
                                                                                                                    Please refer to course pages.
                                                                  the College Office.

                                                                  Application Process.
                                                                  Every applicant is interviewed. Upon
                                                                  successful application, the student is asked to
Killester College of Further Education Full & Part Time Courses

                                                                  pay a deposit of €40. See Money Matters
                                                                  section on page 7 & Application Process
                                                                  on www.killestercollege.ie.

                                                                  Entry Requirements
                                                                  The applicant must demonstrate at interview
                                                                  the capacity to successfully participate on
                                                                  a programme/course, this includes the
                                                                  academic, practical and work experience
                                                                  elements of the programme/course.
                                                                    • No Leaving Cert. points required
                                                                    • Minimum age 16
                                                                    • LCE/LCVP/LCA
                                                                    • QQI Level 4 Award
                                                                    • Mature students welcome

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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 & Assessment                        Killester College offers support to
                                             students in order to achieve an inclusive
How Will I Learn?                            learning environment. Students are given
You may have a mixture of classroom-         an opportunity to declare a disability or

                                                                                               Killester College of Further Education Full & Part Time Courses
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/modules.
                                             arrangements can be organised for
You will be assessed throughout and
                                             assessments and exams through the
at the end of the year (Continuous
                                             Access Officer. A Disability Support Officer is
Assessment). On successful completion
                                             available in the College.
of each component, 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.
                                                                                                                        Some categories of non-EU nationals,
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                                                                                                                        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 & Allowances
Course Costs are on each course page.        for Full-Time Courses
Some categories of student are exempt from   Back To Education Allowance (BTEA)
paying €200.00 government charge. Please
                                             Students who are receiving a payment
see Course pages.
                                             from the Department of Social Protection
The College accepts payments for courses     can obtain information on their eligibility
in the form of cheque/postal orders/debit/   for BTEA from their local Social Protection
credit cards.                                Office, Intreo Centre or from www.welfare.ie.
Cheques should be made payable to CDETB.     Vocational Training Opportunities
Cash is not accepted.                        (VTOS)
                                             Students who are over 21 years, and
                                             have been unemployed for 6 months
                                             or more, and are in receipt of a Social
                                             Welfare Allowance or signing for credits may

                                                                                              Killester College of Further Education Full & Part Time Courses
                                             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 &                            • 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 6 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
                                                                    • Supplementary Welfare Allowance          Protection. However, their continued
Killester College of Further Education Full & Part Time Courses

                                                                    • 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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Open Days                           Quality & Qualifications
                                    Ireland (QQI)
Open Evenings/Interviews 2019
                                    Amalgamated Functions
Thursday Feb. 7th         4.00pm-
                                    QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland)
                          7.30pm
                                    is a state agency established by the
Wednesday March 13th      4.00pm-   Qualifications and Quality Assurance
                          7.30pm    (Education and Training) Act 2012 with
                                    a board appointed by the Minister for
Tuesday April 30th        4.00pm-   Education and Skills.
                          7.30pm
                                    QQI functions include those previously
                                    carried out by the Further Education
Open Morning/Interviews             and Training Awards Council (FETAC);
                                    the Higher Education and Training Awards
Wednesday May 22nd     10.00am-
                                    Council (HETAC); the Irish Universities Quality
                       1.00pm

                                                                                      Killester College of Further Education Full & Part Time Courses
                                    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 €500.00
                                                                  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 5M2768         Athlone IT: Vet Nursing (AL731);
                                                                                                                      Bioveterinary Science (AL842)
                                                                  What Will I Study?                                  DIT: Science (DT212); Biosciences (DT259)
                                                                    • Animal Welfare                                  Dundalk IT: Veterinary Nursing (DK784)
                                                                    • Animal Grooming                                 GMIT: Applied Freshwater & Marine Biology
                                                                    • Animal Behaviour                                (GA770 & GA780)

                                                                    • Biology                                         Letterkenny IT: Veterinary Nursing (LY847)

                                                                    • Animal Anatomy & Physiology                     Tralee IT: Biological & Environmental
                                                                                                                      Studies (TL651); Wildlife Biology (TL851);
                                                                    • Maths or Start your Own Business
                                                                                                                      Veterinary Biosciences (TL858)
                                                                    • Work Experience
                                                                                                                      UCD: Vet Nursing (DN310); Science
                                                                    • Communications                                  (DN200); Agricultural Science (DN250)
                                                                    • Word Processing                                 UK: Vet Nursing/Animal Behaviour/
Killester College of Further Education Full & Part Time Courses

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

10                                                                 Enquiries: margaret.o’brien@killestercollege.ie
ADVANCED ANIMAL SCIENCE
(1 Year full time)
Entry Requirement: Students should have Animal Care Award Level 5
or equivalent

Course Cost €500.00
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)
                                                    Yr. 2 Advanced Entry
What Will I Study?                                  Dundalk IT: Entry into Year 1 by
  • Animal Science & Health                         combining QQI Levels 5 & 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
  • Canine Obedience & Training                       or indeed any other injuries or conditions
                                                      should discuss this matter with the course

                                                                                                         Killester College of Further Education Full & Part Time Courses
  • Kennel & Cattery Management
                                                      coordinator at enrolment. You must have
  • Sales & Marketing Management                      proof of a current tetanus vaccination.

Please note the components listed
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: margaret.o’brien@killestercollege.ie                                                         11
BUSINESS STUDIES
                                                                  (1 Year full time)
                                                                  For General Entry requirements please see page 4.

                                                                  Course Cost €500.00
                                                                  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
                                                                      5M2102                                          to work in any business. It is particularly
                                                                                                                      relevant when seeking employment in
                                                                  What Will I Study?                                  Administration, Accounting, the Retail Sector,
                                                                    • Accounting Manual & 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, HR,
                                                                    • Business Admin. Skills                          Business & Law, Hospitality, Entrepreneurship,
                                                                                                                      Auctioneering, Logistics, Event Management,
                                                                    • Marketing Practice
                                                                                                                      etc. Past students are studying Business in
                                                                    • Business Law                                    UCD, DCU, DIT, Maynooth & NCI.
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                                                                    • Word Processing
                                                                  Please note the components listed
                                                                  above may vary occasionally.

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Business Studies
                                                              (1 Year full time)

BUSINESS STUDIES (continued)

CAO Progression Opportunities include:
                                               Note: Additionally, Applicants must have
DIT: Business (B&M) (DT365); Marketing         attained a Pass grade in Leaving Cert Ordinary
(DT341); B&L (DT321); HR (DT398); Retail       Level Maths or equivalent.
(DT342); Auctioneering (DT104); Logistics      Students who do not have the necessary
(DT358); Hospitality (DT341); Tourism          Maths requirement must sit a short Maths
(DT412); Event Management (DT413) etc.         test in Killester College as part of the
                                               Application process.
DCU: Business (DC111); Aviation
Management (DC117); EPL (DC230);
Mint (DC240); Law (DC232) etc.
IADT: Business Entrepreneurship
(DL701/DL823)
ITB: Business (BN014 & BN101);
Accounting & Finance (BN114) etc.
Maynooth: Finance (MH401); Accounting &

                                                                                                Killester College of Further Education Full & Part Time Courses
Finance (MH403); Business & Management.
(MH404): Business & Accounting. (MH407);
Entrepreneurship (MH411); Equine Business
(MH405) etc.
NCI: Business (NC009); Marketing (NC020);
HR (NC005); Accounting (NC022)
IT Tallaght: Accounting & Finance (TA111);
Marketing (TA114) etc.
UCD: Commerce (DN650), B&L (DN610);
Law (DN600)
NUI Galway: Commerce (GY201)
UCC: Commerce (CK201)

 Enquiries: ruth.mccarra@killestercollege.ie                                                    13
CHILDCARE & EARLY LEARNING
                                                                  (1 Year full time)
                                                                  For General Entry requirements please see page 4.

                                                                  Course Cost €585.00
                                                                  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
                                                                  and over by the 31st October in year of
                                                                                                                      Students are qualified to work in creches and
                                                                  entry due to HSE requirements.
                                                                                                                      similar Childcare settings. Past students are
                                                                  Qualification/Certification                         studying in the Early Childhood Education
                                                                                                                      area (DCU, MIE DIT, ITB and Carlow IT.
                                                                    • QQI Level 5 Award in Early
                                                                      Childhood Care & Education 5M2009
                                                                                                                      CAO Progression Opportunities include:
                                                                    • (PHEC) Pre-Hospital Emergency Care
                                                                                                                      DCU: Early Childhood Education
                                                                      (formerly First Aid)
                                                                                                                      (DC 001); Education & Training (DC235);
                                                                    • Manual Handling                                 Health & Society (DC209)

                                                                  What Will I Study?                                  DIT: Early Childhood Education (DT572);
                                                                                                                      Social Care (DT571)
                                                                    • Child Development
                                                                                                                      ITB: Social Care (BN107); Early Childhood
                                                                    • Communications
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                                                                                                                      Education (BN118); Community & Youth
                                                                    • Child Health and Well Being                     Development (BN118)
                                                                    • Early Childhood Education and Play
                                                                                                                      Marino Institute: Early Child Education
                                                                    • Early Care and Education Practice               (CM020); Educational Studies (CM010)
                                                                    • Understanding Special Needs
                                                                                                                      Maynooth: Social Science (MH107);
                                                                    • Work Experience                                 Early Childhood Education (MH801)
                                                                    • Special Needs Assisting
                                                                                                                      IADT: Applied Psychology (DL825)
                                                                    • Approaches to Early Childhood Educ.             + L. Cert. Maths required
                                                                  Please note the components listed above             UCD: Arts (DN520); Humanities (DN530);
                                                                  may vary occasionally.                              Psychology (DN720)

14                                                                 Enquiries: ann.walsh@killestercollege.ie                         Garda Vetting Required: Yes
CLASSROOM ASSISTANT SNA
(1 Year full time)
For General Entry requirements please see page 4.

Course Cost €695.00
Note: This course costs €495 if you are exempt from €200 Government Charge

Qualification/Certification                         Career/Progression
  • QQI Level 5 Award in Community                  Opportunities
    Health Services 5M4468                          Primary and Secondary Schools as well
  • (PHEC) Pre Hospital Emergency Care              as specialist schools employ Special
    (formerly First Aid)                            Needs Assistants to work in a variety of
  • Certification in Patient Handling               educational settings. Students may progress
                                                    to participating Higher Education Institutions
  • Certification in Infection Control
                                                    (HEI’s) through the QQI Higher Education
    (QQI level 5 component)
                                                    Links Scheme. Some past students have
                                                    gone on to study Education, Social Science
What Will I Study?
                                                    & Psychology degrees.
  • Care Support
  • Special Needs Assisting                         CAO Progression Opportunities include:

  • Understanding Special Needs                     DCU: Education & Training (DC235);
  • Human Growth & Development                      Health & Society (DC209)

                                                                                                     Killester College of Further Education Full & Part Time Courses
  • Intellectual Disability Studies                 DIT: Social Care (DT571)
  • Creative Arts for Early Childhood               ITB: Social Care (BN107);
  • Communications                                  Early Childhood Education (BN118)
  • Work Experience                                 IADT: Applied Psychology (DL825)
  • Word Processing                                 + L. Cert Maths required

Please note the components listed                   Maynooth: Arts (MH101);
above may vary occasionally.                        Social Science (MH107)
                                                    Marino Institute: Early Child Education
                                                    (CM020); Educational Studies (CM010)
                                                    UCD: Arts (DN520); Humanities (DN530);
                                                    Soc. Sc. (DN700); Psychology (DN72)

 Enquiries: mary.flynn@killestercollege.ie                        Garda Vetting Required: Yes       15
COMPUTER NETWORK
                                                                  TECHNICIAN & CYBERSECURITY
                                                                  For General Entry requirements please see page 4.

                                                                  Course Cost €590.00 (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.

                                                                  If you are exempt from €200 Government                 • ICT Security Policy & Management
                                                                  Charge the course fees are €300 for year 1             • Comptia Security (Part 1)
                                                                  and €250 for year 2.
                                                                                                                         • VMWare (Part 1)

                                                                  Qualification/Certification                            • CISSP Principles (Part 1)

                                                                  Year 1: QQI Level 5 Award in Computer                Please note the components listed
                                                                  Systems and Networks 5M0536                          above may vary occasionally.

                                                                  Safe Pass                                            Year 2

                                                                  Manual Handling                                      Students will complete the Cisco ICND 1
                                                                                                                       course as part of Year 2. This course includes
                                                                  Year 2: QQI Level 6 Advanced Award in                the Cisco CCNA sections ‘Introduction
                                                                  Computer Network Technology 6M0695.                  to Networks’ and ‘Routing & Switching
                                                                  Entry to Year 2 of this programme is subject         Essentials’.
                                                                  to students completing and successfully                • Physical and Logical Networking
                                                                  passing all components from Year 1 of                    (CCNA Routing & Switching Essentials)
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                                                                  this course.                                           • Systems Software (Linux Ubuntu,
                                                                                                                           Linux Ubuntu Server, Raspbian)
                                                                  What Will I Study?
                                                                                                                         • Information Technology Administration
                                                                  Year One                                                 (Windows 7, Windows Server 2012,
                                                                    • Networking Essentials                                Active Directory, Domain Controllers,
                                                                                                                           Raspberry Pi)
                                                                    • Computer Systems Hardware
                                                                                                                         • Network Infrastructure
                                                                    • Operating Systems
                                                                                                                           (CCNA Introduction to Networks)
                                                                    • Programming and Design Principles
                                                                                                                         • Team Leadership
                                                                    • Maths for IT
                                                                    • Virtualisation Support
                                                                    • Work Experience
                                                                    • Communications

16                                                                  Enquiries: ger.whelan@killestercollege.ie
COMPUTER NETWORK
                                           TECHNICIAN & CYBERSECURITY
                                                       (2 Years full time)

  • Work Experience (One day per                CAO Progression Opportunities include:
    week work placement in industry)            Surveys have shown serious and increasing
  • Network Security (Encryption Software,      shortages of Networking personnel in all
    Cisco Wireless Routers, Penetration and     developed countries, including Ireland. This
    Detection Software)                         ensures excellent job opportunities in the ICT
  • Virtualisation Support (Virtual Box,        (Information & Communications Technology)
    VMWare)                                     industry. Students who successfully complete
  • Compta Security (Part 2)                    their studies can enter year 2 of B.Sc. Degree
                                                in Computing in Institute of Technology
  • VMWare (Part 2)
                                                Blanchardstown (ITB) and Networking
  • CISSP Principles (Part 2)                   Technologies (DT080) in DIT, through
                                                Advanced Entry. Students may also progress
Please note the components listed
                                                to participating Higher Education Institutions
above may vary occasionally.
                                                (HEI’s) through the QQI Higher Education
Students will also be exposed to real-life      Links Scheme.

                                                                                                    Killester College of Further Education Full & Part Time Courses
data networking environments through
guided tours of IT facilities. Tours in the       Note: Students should note that some of
past have included St Vincents Hospital,          the practical work on this course requires
                                                  some physical effort. Consequently, students
ESB, Dublin Airport, OPW, ITB, DIT and the
                                                  with any back problems or other injuries or
Dublin Convention Centre.
                                                  conditions should discuss this matter with the
                                                  course coordinator at enrolment.
                                                  Additionally, Applicants must have attained
                                                  a Pass grade in Leaving Cert Ordinary Level
                                                  Maths or equivalent.
                                                  Students who do not have the necessary
                                                  Maths requirement must sit a short Maths test
                                                  in Killester College as part of the Application
                                                  process.

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

                                                                  Course Cost €590.00
                                                                  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 &                 The Cultural and Heritage Studies
                                                                      Heritage Studies 5M2154                         programme offers students a wonderful
                                                                                                                      blend of exciting subjects along with an
                                                                    • (PHEC) Pre Hospital Emergency Care
                                                                                                                      excellent range of organised cultural trips and
                                                                      (formerly First Aid)
                                                                                                                      a work experience placement.
                                                                    • Tour Guide Training Programme
                                                                                                                      Throughout the year, students will
                                                                      (Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
                                                                                                                      participate in a broad range of interesting
                                                                      Certificate of Completion)
                                                                                                                      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 & Trinity College etc.
                                                                    • Local History
Killester College of Further Education Full & Part Time Courses

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

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

18                                                                  Enquiries: marianne.fox@killestercollege.ie
Cultural & Heritage Studies –
                                Pre University Arts (1 Year Full Time)

Career/Progression                              CAO Progression Opportunities include:
Opportunities                                   DCU: Law & Society (DC232), Humanities
This programme is designed to facilitate        (DC009); Contemporary Culture & Society
students who wish to progress into either:      (DC238); RE & English/Hist/Music Teacher
                                                Training (DC010/DC011/DC012)
  • Employment or new start-up business
    opportunities in the field of Culture and   UCD: Arts (DN520); Humanities (DN530);
    Heritage or                                 Law (DN600); Psychology (DN720)

  • Higher education in the Arts/               Maynooth: Arts (MH101); European
    Humanities/Law.                             Studies (MH108); Anthropology (MH111);
                                                International Development (MH121)
Participants will be equipped with the
                                                Law/Arts (MH101)
knowledge and skills to gain employment in
the area of culture and heritage and more       NCIRL: Psychology (NC010)
recently, graduates will explore setting up a   NCAD: Visual Culture (AD215)
tourism enterprise. There are an extensive

                                                                                           Killester College of Further Education Full & Part Time Courses
range of Higher Education options available     IT Tallaght: European Studies (TA021)
to successful graduates of the Cultural and     IT Carlow: Culture & Heritage
Heritage programme. See website course          (CW067 & CW098)
page for further information.
                                                IADT: English, Media & Cultural Studies
                                                (DL821)
                                                GMIT: Heritage Studies (GA272 & GA282)
                                                IT Sligo: Applied Archaeology (SG446)
                                                DIT: Tourism (DT406); Visual & Critical
                                                Studies (DT533)
                                                UCD: Arts (520);Humanities (DN530);
                                                Psychology (DN720)
                                                NUI Galway: Arts (GY101)
                                                UCC: Arts (CK101)

 Enquiries: marianne.fox@killestercollege.ie                                               19
DISABILITY & CARE SUPPORT
                                                                  (1 Year full time)
                                                                  For General Entry requirements please see page 4.

                                                                  Course Cost €695.00
                                                                  Note: This course costs €495 if you are exempt from €200 Government Charge

                                                                  Qualification/Certification                         Career/Progression Opportunities
                                                                    • QQI level 5 Award in Community                  This course provides graduates with the
                                                                      Health Services 5M4468                          knowledge and recognised skills that will
                                                                                                                      deliver employment in community care,
                                                                    • (PHEC) Pre Hospital Emergency Care
                                                                                                                      health centres, disability agencies, hospitals
                                                                      (formerly First Aid)
                                                                                                                      for older people and psychiatric hospitals.
                                                                    • Certification in Patient Handling               Most of our students secure employment
                                                                    • Certification in Infection Control              on successful completion of this course.
                                                                      (QQI level 5 component)                         Students may also progress to participating
                                                                                                                      Higher Education Institutions (HEI’s) through
                                                                  What Will I Study?                                  the Higher Education Links Scheme. Past
                                                                                                                      students have progressed onto Social
                                                                    • Care Provision & Practice                       Science in Maynooth, Education & Training
                                                                    • Intellectual Disability Studies                 in DCU and Occupational Therapy in the U.K.
                                                                    • Assistive Technology
                                                                                                                      CAO Progression Opportunities include:
                                                                    • Human Growth & Development
Killester College of Further Education Full & Part Time Courses

                                                                                                                      DCU: Health & Society (DC209)
                                                                    • Care of the Older Person
                                                                                                                      DIT: Social Care (DT571)
                                                                    • Care Support
                                                                                                                      ITB: Social Care (BN011)
                                                                    • Creative Arts
                                                                    • Communications                                  IT Tallaght: Social Care Practice (TA025)

                                                                    • Work Experience                                 IADT: Applied Psychology (DL825)
                                                                                                                      + L. Cert Maths required
                                                                    • Word Processing
                                                                                                                      Maynooth: Social Science (MH107);
                                                                  Please note the components listed
                                                                                                                      Community and Youth Work (MH112)
                                                                  above may vary occasionally.
                                                                                                                      UCD: Arts (DN520); Humanities (DN530);
                                                                                                                      Law (DN600); Psychology (DN720)
                                                                                                                      UK: Occupational Therapy (O.T)
                                                                                                                      e.g. Glasgow Caledonian.

20                                                                 Enquiries: mary.flynn@killestercollege.ie                        Garda Vetting Required: Yes
HORTICULTURE
   (1 Year full time)
   For General Entry requirements please see page 4.

Course Cost €595.00
Note: This course costs €395 if you are exempt from €200 Government Charge

   Qualification/Certification                          Other students have progressed
                                                        to WIT/Botanic Gardens & ITB for further
     • QQI Level 5 Award in Horticulture
                                                        study.
       5M2586
     • Safe Pass                                        Students may progress to participating Higher
                                                        Education Institutions (HEI’s) through the
     • Manual Handling
                                                        Higher Education Links Scheme. This Award
                                                        is a recognised and respected link with
   What Will I Study?
                                                        Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT),
     • Plant Identification & Use                       Blanchardstown IT, Teagasc at the National
     • Soil Science & Growing Media                     Botanic Gardens.
     • Work Practice
                                                        CAO Progression Opportunities include:
     • Plant Protection
                                                        ITB: Horticulture (BN113) (level 7)
     • Plant Propagation
                                                        BOTS/WIT: Horticulture (WD097) (level 7)
     • Plant Science
                                                        & level 6

                                                                                                             Killester College of Further Education Full & Part Time Courses
     • Communications
                                                        UCD: Horticulture (DN272) +
     • Safety & Health at Work
                                                        L. Cert. Maths required (level 8)
     • Word Processing
   Please note the components listed                      Note: Students should note that some of the
   above may vary occasionally.                           practical work on this course requires some
                                                          physical effort and direct contact with soil and
                                                          plants. Consequently, students with any back
   Career/Progression                                     problems, respiratory illnesses or allergies
   Opportunities                                          or indeed any other injuries or conditions
                                                          should discuss this matter with the course
   This course can also act as a gateway into
                                                          coordinator at enrolment.
   the horticultural industry. Past students are
   working in Nurseries, Golf Courses and
   Landscaping and Gardening centres.

    Enquiries: eimear.joyce@killestercollege.ie                        Garda Vetting Required: Yes          21
MONTESSORI
                                                                  (2 Years full time)
                                                                  For General Entry requirements please see page 4.

                                                                  Course Cost €585.00 (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                       What Will I Study?
                                                                  placements, students must be 18 years
                                                                  and over by the 31st October in year of                   Year 1
                                                                  entry due to HSE requirements.                              • Child Development
                                                                                                                              • Early Care and Education Practice
                                                                  Qualification/Certification
                                                                                                                              • Communications
                                                                  After Year 1                                                • Work Experience
                                                                    • QQI Level 5 Award in Early Childhood                    • Approaches to Early Childhood Education
                                                                      Care and Education 5M2009                               • Special Needs Assisting
                                                                    • Manual Handling                                         • Child Health and Well Being
                                                                    • (PHEC) Pre Hospital Emergency Care                      • Early Childhood Education and Play
                                                                      (formerly First Aid)
                                                                                                                            Year 2
                                                                  After Year 2
                                                                                                                              • Early Childhood Curriculum
                                                                    • QQI Level 6 Award in Early Childhood
Killester College of Further Education Full & Part Time Courses

                                                                                                                              • Early Learning Philosophy
                                                                      Care and Education 6M2007
                                                                                                                              • Work Experience
                                                                  (Note that entry to Year 2 of this
                                                                                                                              • Early Childhood Education
                                                                  programme is subject to students
                                                                  completing and successfully passing all                     • Child Development
                                                                  modules from Year 1 of the course).                         • Childhood Social Legal and Health
                                                                                                                                Studies
                                                                                                                              • Communication
                                                                                                                              • Early Childhood Literacy & Numeracy
                                                                                                                              • Early Childhood Arts & Culture
                                                                                                                            Please note the components listed
                                                                                                                            above may vary occasionally.

22                                                                 Enquiries: helen.webb@killestercollege.ie                                Garda Vetting Required: Yes
Montessori
                                               (2 Years full time)

CAO/Career/Progression
Opportunities
Students may pursue a career in Montessori
Pre-Schools in Ireland or internationally
or work independently in an Early Learning
Centre. Students may also progress onto
a Montessori Degree. Montessori Level
6 Graduates with full Award and min. of
3 Distinctions are eligible to apply to Year
3 of Montessori Degree in St Nicholas
Dun Laoghaire (SNMCI). Graduates may
also progress to participating Higher
Education Institutions (HEI’s) through
the Higher Education Links Scheme or
apply to Year 2 of the Early Childhood

                                                                             Killester College of Further Education Full & Part Time Courses
Education Degree in DIT.

 Enquiries: helen.webb@killestercollege.ie    Garda Vetting Required: Yes   23
PHARMACY ASSISTANT
                                                                  (1 Year full time)
                                                                  For General Entry requirements please see page 4.

                                                                  Course Cost €580.00
                                                                  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 to
                                                                    • Nutrition
                                                                                                                      participating Higher Education Institutions
                                                                    • Anatomy & Physiology
                                                                                                                      (HEIs) through the QQI Higher Education Links
                                                                    • Retail Selling                                  Scheme. This course may link with AIT, DIT &
                                                                    • Work Experience                                 Carlow IT Pharmacy Technician course etc.
                                                                    • Communications                                  Past students have progressed to study
                                                                    • Over the Counter Medicine                       Pharmacy Technician in DIT, Athlone IT,
                                                                    • Biology                                         Drogheda Institute of Further Education &
                                                                                                                      Health & Society in DCU. Some colleges may
Killester College of Further Education Full & Part Time Courses

                                                                    • Human Growth & Development
                                                                                                                      require Leaving Cert maths and a science
                                                                    • Retail Display
                                                                                                                      subject at Ordinary level for admission
                                                                    • Spreadsheets                                    purposes.

                                                                                                                      CAO Progression Opportunities include:
                                                                                                                      DCU: Health & Society (DC209)
                                                                                                                      DIT: Pharmacy Tech. (DT425)
                                                                                                                      Carlow IT: Pharmacy Tech. (CW116)
                                                                                                                      Athlone IT: Pharmacy Tech. (AL630)
                                                                                                                      Letterkenny IT: Pharmacy Tech. (LY806)
                                                                                                                      DIFE(Drogheda FE): Pharmacy Tech. level 6

24                                                                 Enquiries: rosaleen.aherne@killestercollege.ie
PRE-UNIVERSITY SCIENCE
(1 Year full time)
For General Entry requirements please see page 4.

Course Cost €500.00
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 & 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. Past
  • Chemistry                                       students have progressed onto DIT, DCU,
  • Mathematics                                     UCD, Maynooth, TCD, IT Tallaght, IT Carlow
                                                    and UCC.
  • Communications
  • Word Processing

                                                                                                        Killester College of Further Education Full & Part Time Courses
  • Work Experience
Please note the components listed
above may vary occasionally.

 Enquiries: orla.devereux@killestercollege.ie                                                           25
Pre-University Science
                                                                                                                            (1 Year full time)

                                                                  CAO Progression Opportunities include:
                                                                                                                  Note: Additionally, Applicants must have
                                                                  DIT: Science (DT201/DT212); Biosciences         attained a Pass grade in Leaving Cert Ordinary
                                                                  (DT259); Geographic Science (DT112);            Level Maths or equivalent.
                                                                  Clinical Measurement (DT229);                   Students who do not have the necessary
                                                                  Nutraceuticals (DT420) etc.                     Maths requirement must sit a short Maths
                                                                                                                  test in Killester College as part of the
                                                                  DCU: Science (DC201); Sports Science
                                                                                                                  Application process.
                                                                  (DC202); Analytical Science (DC161);
                                                                  Chemistry & Pharmaceutical Science
                                                                  (DC162); Environmental Science (DC166);
                                                                  Science Education (DC203) etc.
                                                                  IT Tallaght: Pharmaceutical Science
                                                                  (TA321); Forensics (TA326) etc.
                                                                  Maynooth: Science (MH201);
                                                                  Biotechnology (MH202) etc.
Killester College of Further Education Full & Part Time Courses

                                                                  TCD: TR060; TR061; TR062; TR063
                                                                  UCD: Science (DN200); Agricultural Science
                                                                  (DN250); Horticulture (DN272);
                                                                  Sligo IT: Science (SG444); Human Nutrition
                                                                  (SG443) etc.
                                                                  UCC, UL, NUI Galway, & ITs countrywide.

26                                                                 Enquiries: orla.devereux@killestercollege.ie
TRANSPORT, DISTRIBUTION
& LOGISTICS (PRE APPRENTICESHIP OR PRE DEGREE)
(1 year full time)
For General Entry requirements please see page 4

Course Cost €580.00
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 you
  • Safe Pass                                       can progress to the Logistics Associate
                                                    Apprenticeship which is industry based
  • Manual Handling
                                                    or progress to a degree in Logistics in DIT
                                                    or Carlow IT. Students may progress to
What Will I Study?
                                                    participating Higher Education Institutions
  • Warehousing                                     (HEI’s) through the QQI Higher Education
  • Inventory Control                               Links Scheme. This award links with DIT
  • Purchasing                                      Logistics & Supply Chain Management
                                                    Degree and other Business courses
  • Freight Forwarding
                                                    nationwide.
  • Communications
  • Work Practice                                   CAO Progression Opportunities include:

                                                                                                       Killester College of Further Education Full & Part Time Courses
  • Spreadsheet Methods                             DIT: Logistics & Supply Chain Management
  • Statistics                                      (DT358)
  • International Trade Practice                    IT Carlow: Business (Supply Chain
                                                    management) (CW908) etc.
Please note the components listed
above may vary occasionally
                                                      Note: Additionally, Applicants must have
                                                      attained a Pass grade in Leaving Cert Ordinary
Career/Progression Opportunities                      Level Maths or equivalent.
In this industry there are many employment            Students who do not have the necessary
opportunities. There are approx 89,000                Maths requirement must sit a short Maths
people employed in the supply chain sector,           test in Killester College as part of the
with some 46,000 employed in freight                  Application process.
transport, distribution and logistics (FTDL).
13,800 people work in warehousing and
support activities in Ireland, with a further

 Enquiries: roisin.osullivan@killestercollege.ie                                                       27
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                              What We Would Like From You!
                                                                    • QQI Level 4 Award in General Learning                This programme is especially suited for
                                                                      4M2010                                               people who wish to prepare to return to the
                                                                                                                           workforce and need to update their computer
                                                                  How Will I Learn?                                        and office skills. The focus will be on learning
                                                                  The 14-hour per week (Sept to May)                       key skills such as:
                                                                  Computerised Office Skills programme                       • Creating and sending high quality
                                                                  will provide participants with the skills                    business documents
                                                                  and knowledge required to work in a                        • Using internet and email in a business
                                                                  computerised office environment. The key                     setting
                                                                  objectives of the programme will be to gain                • Completing computer based projects
                                                                  practical computer office skills. Participants               as part of a team
                                                                  will also engage in career planning and skills
                                                                                                                             • Preparing and engaging in a simulated
                                                                  for job searches.
                                                                                                                               job application process
Killester College of Further Education Full & Part Time Courses

                                                                  What Will I Study?                                         • Intensive focus on business
                                                                                                                               communication skills
                                                                    • Computer Applications [Note: Computer
                                                                                                                             • Learning a range of computer application
                                                                      Applications + Information Technology
                                                                                                                               skills (word processing, spreadsheets,
                                                                      Skills equivalent to ECDL]
                                                                                                                               database etc.)
                                                                    • Information Technology Skills
                                                                                                                           You will be required to secure a
                                                                    • Data Entry
                                                                                                                           work experience placement.
                                                                    • Team working
                                                                    • Communications
                                                                    • Career Planning
                                                                    • Work Experience
                                                                    • Basic Maths
                                                                  Please note the components listed
                                                                  above may vary occasionally.

28                                                                 Enquiries: marianne.fox@killestercollege.ie
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 programme
does not need a previous formal qualification.
However, the student must demonstrate
at interview the capacity to successfully
participate on this programme. This includes
both the academic and work experience

                                                                              Killester College of Further Education Full & Part Time Courses
elements of the programme.
Applicants may have achieved some
certification, e.g. Junior Certificate, or QQI
Component Awards at Level 3 or 4.

 Enquiries: marianne.fox@killestercollege.ie                                  29
HORTICULTURE
                                                                  (1 Year)

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

                                                                  Qualification/Certification
                                                                                                                             Note: Students should note that some of
                                                                    • QQI Level 4 Award in Horticulture                      the practical work on this course requires
                                                                      4M1994                                                 some physical effort and direct contact
                                                                                                                             with soil and plants. Consequently,
                                                                  What Will I Study?                                         students with any back problems,
                                                                                                                             respiratory illnesses or allergies or indeed
                                                                  Wednesday
                                                                                                                             any other injuries or conditions should
                                                                    • Communications
                                                                                                                             discuss this matter with the course
                                                                    • Work Experience                                        coordinator at enrolment.
                                                                    • Growing Fruit
                                                                    • Establishing Trees & Shrubs                          Entry Requirements
                                                                  Friday                                                   A student seeking entry to this programme
                                                                                                                           does not need a previous formal qualification.
                                                                    • Safe Horticultural Practice
                                                                                                                           However, the student must demonstrate
                                                                    • Plant Propagation
Killester College of Further Education Full & Part Time Courses

                                                                                                                           at interview the capacity to successfully
                                                                    • Plant Identification, Care & Maintenance             participate on this programme. This includes
                                                                    • Growing Vegetables                                   both the academic and work experience
                                                                                                                           elements of the programme.
                                                                  Please note that students can enrol
                                                                  for either Wednesday or Friday or both.                  Applicants may have achieved some
                                                                                                                           certification, e.g. Junior Certificate, or QQI
                                                                  Please note the components listed
                                                                                                                           Component Awards at Level 3 or 4.
                                                                  above may vary occasionally.

                                                                  Career/Progression
                                                                  Opportunities
                                                                  Upon successful completion of the relevant
                                                                  8 components you will be awarded a QQI
                                                                  Level 4 Award in Horticulture 4M1994 and
                                                                  will be eligible to apply for QQI Level 5.

30                                                                 Enquiries: eimear.joyce@killestercollege.ie
ACE
(Access to Continuing Education)
Monday/Tuesday/Wednesdays

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

Qualification/Certification                              What will I study?
  • QQI Level 4 Award in General Learning                The programme components include:
    4M2010                                                 • Animal Welfare
                                                           • Food and Nutrition
ACE is a TASTER type programme which
will provide learners with a broad range                   • Understanding Interculturalism
of skills and knowledge prior to making                    • Teamworking
decisions about progression to more specific               • Communications
programmes such as Animal Science, Cultural
                                                           • Work Experience
and Heritage studies, Business etc. The
                                                           • Maths
programme is a wonderful way to return to
learning with a focus on new challenges,                   • IT Skills
enjoyable team tasks and lots of new and                 Please note the components listed
interesting knowledge – all in a supported               above may vary occasionally.
environment.

                                                                                                         Killester College of Further Education Full & Part Time Courses
                                                         What we would like from you!
How will I learn?
                                                         The programme is particularly suited to
This 14 hour programme will provide learners             people who wish to get back into a structured
with the skills and knowledge required to                learning setting on a part-time basis.
work in a broad range of jobs or to progress
onto a choice of Level 5 programmes here                 Career Progression
in Killester College (subject to satisfactory            Opportunities
results). Students will learn about different
                                                         This 1-year programme is designed to
cultures, examine topics related to animal
                                                         facilitate students who wish to progress into
welfare, discuss lifestyle in the context of
                                                         either;
food and nutrition, learn up-to-date IT skills
as well as completing tasks, assignments and               1. employment in a range of fields or
projects in teams and individually.                        2. progression to the QQI Level 5 full-
                                                              time programme.

 Enquiries: patricia.hart@killestercollege.ie                                                            31
ACE
                                                                                                            (Access to Continuing Education)

                                                                  Entry Requirements
                                                                  A student seeking entry to this programme
                                                                  does not need a previous formal qualification.
                                                                  However, the student must demonstrate
                                                                  at interview the capacity to successfully
                                                                  participate on this programme. This includes
                                                                  both the academic and work experience
                                                                  elements of the programme.
                                                                  Applicants may have achieved some
                                                                  certification, e.g. Junior Certificate, or QQI
                                                                  Component Awards at Level 3 or 4.
Killester College of Further Education Full & Part Time Courses

32                                                                 Enquiries: patricia.hart@killestercollege.ie
Coláiste Breisoideachais Chill Easra
            Killester College
                   of Further Education

Phone: +353 (0)1 8337686                  Email: info@killestercollege.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, 31A, 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 (5 mins.walk)
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