Dunboyne College of Further Education

 
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Prospectus
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   2019

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Dunboyne College of Further Education
Fáilte Go Dtí Dunboyne College
                                        Of Further Education

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                                                                      In 2018 we are happy to include Pre-University Liberal
                                                                      Arts (English and Languages), Sports Injury Prevention and

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                                                                      Massage, and Applied Psychology to add to Pharmacy Assistant,
                                                                      Hairdressing, Equine Studies, Horticulture, and Airline Studies
                                                                      as new programmes in 2017.Last year we added Computer
                                                                      Applications, Beauty Therapy, Office, Retail, Food Science and
                                                                      Workplace Preparation. This will add to Professional Cookery,

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                                                                      Music, Health Service Skills, Sound Engineering, Multimedia/
                                                                      Computers, Sports Management and Sports Science which
Denis Leonard,                               Emer Cloak,              we introduced in recent years. Over the last thirteen years our
Principal                                    Deputy Principal         graduates in our original programmes in Nursing Studies, Applied
                                                                      Social Studies, Business, Pre-Arts, Pre-Science and Law courses
                                                                      have been very successful in securing places in employment

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It gives us great pleasure to welcome you to Dunboyne College         and in the third level sector. We are also delighted to provide
of Further Education. We are proud to serve the counties of           a new range of advanced certificates which included our very
Meath, Dublin and Kildare and also the wider east Leinster            successful Professional Cookery, Multimedia/Web Development,
area since 2003. All of our courses are certified by Quality and      Community Development, and Supervision in Childcare
Qualifications Ireland (QQI) and offer outstanding progression        Programmes at QQI Level 6.

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opportunities. The courses in this prospectus are developed and
updated in consultation with prospective employers and third          We welcome applicants of all ages, nationalities and abilities. The
level institutes to ensure that they are relevant to our students’    friendly, supportive and welcoming atmosphere in the college will
educational needs and the skills required by prospective employers.   ensure that your time with us will be both enjoyable and fulfilling.
                                                                      This year we have introduced a whole range of extracurricular
                                                                      activities and opened a new library.
The qualifications obtained from all the programmes in
Dunboyne College of Further Education provide students with           We hope this prospectus contains a programme which meets
the opportunity to progress to further studies at third level. Over   your own particular needs. All the information contained in
recent years we have developed close links with Maynooth              this brochure is correct at time of going to print but sometimes
University, Dublin City University (DCU), UCD, the Institute          courses and modules do change subject to demand and availability.
of Technology Blanchardstown, DIT, Trinity and IT Dundalk, as         If you have any queries on any of these programmes please phone
well as many other institutions around the country and in the         us on 01 8026577.
UK. We are confident that these links will be of benefit to our
students in the future.                                               Looking forward to providing the right educational opportunity
                                                                      for you.
Dunboyne College of Further Education
Qqi Further Education Courses
                                                                          Prospectus 2018 - 2019

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Fáilte................................................................................................. 2   General Business
Why Study at Dunboyne College of Further Education?.................... 4                                   • Business, and Tourism................................................................... 27
Extracurricular Activities.................................................................... 5            • Airline Studies.............................................................................. 28
College Information.......................................................................... 6             • Legal and Medical Secretary......................................................... 29
Studying at Dunboyne College.......................................................... 7                    • Beauty Therapy............................................................................ 30

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Student Facilities................................................................................ 8        • Hairdressing................................................................................. 31
Support Services................................................................................ 9
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Healthcare and Community Care                                                                               • Sports/Sports Science................................................................... 32
• Applied Social Studies.................................................................. 12               • Sports Injury Prevention.............................................................. 33

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• Applied Psychology...................................................................... 13
• Childcare/Special Needs Assistant................................................. 14                     Food
• Nursing Studies............................................................................ 15            • Professional Cookery.................................................................... 34
• Health Service Skills..................................................................... 16             • Food Science............................................................................... 35
• Healthcare Supervision................................................................. 17

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• Pharmacy Assistant....................................................................... 18              Multimedia and Computers
                                                                                                            • Creative Media............................................................................. 36
                                                                                                            • Multimedia and Computers.......................................................... 37
Pre-University General Courses                                                                              • Computer Systems and Networks................................................. 38
• Pre-University Arts....................................................................... 19

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                                                                                                            • Sound Production........................................................................ 39
• Pre-University Liberal Arts........................................................... 20
• Pre-University Law...................................................................... 21
• Pre-University Business................................................................ 22
                                                                                                            The Arts
                                                                                                            • Music Performance...................................................................... 40
                                                                                                            • Art Portfolio................................................................................. 41
Pre-University Science Courses
                                                                                                            Graduate Voices................................................................................ 42
• Pre-University Science................................................................. 23
                                                                                                            Advanced Certificates...................................................................... 43
• Animal Care................................................................................. 24
                                                                                                            Useful Websites................................................................................ 44
• Equine Business & Horsemanship................................................. 25
                                                                                                            Links to Third Level Colleges........................................................... 46
• Horticulture................................................................................. 26
                                                                                                            What People Are Saying................................................................... 48
                                                                                                            Graduates Moving On..................................................................... 49
                                                                                                            Transport Links................................................................................ 50

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Dunboyne College of Further Education
Why Study At
               Dunboyne College Of Further Education?

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•   We are a rapidly expanding college ideally located to serve the   •   There are excellent progression opportunities to a wide
    Meath, Dublin and Kildare and wider areas in close proximity          variety of third level courses at institutions across the country
    to two national universities and an institute of technology.          through the Higher Education Links Scheme.

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•   We have close links with all three institutions and many of our   •   We have links with partner colleges in the UK which give
    students progress to certificate and degree courses on their          learners opportunities to complete their degrees in nursing,
    third level programmes. We continue to develop close links            law, sports science and many other areas if a place cannot
    with many other Irish colleges and universities.                      be accessed in Ireland. These colleges include South Bank
                                                                          University, University of Bradford, University of Greenwich,
•   Our learners receive excellent results. Over 90% of

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                                                                          Edge Hill University and Bangor University.
    those who achieve a full award with us get an offer
    to progress to third level. Students learn research
                                                                      •   We have a very good track record catering for learners of
    methods, referencing and self-directed learning.
                                                                          all ages and supporting mature applicants with the transition
•   Our courses are constantly being revised to ensure they meet          involved in returning to study.

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    the needs of students in terms of personal development and
    job opportunities.                                                •   Our college has a friendly atmosphere, with relatively
                                                                          small class groups providing a unique learning
•   We have a dedicated staff who are highly qualified                    experience.
    in their fields, concerned for learner welfare and
    interested in seeing our students progress.                       •   A Guidance Counsellor service is available to support you

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                                                                          in your learning and future career choices, or progression to
•   Courses are designed to enhance your career prospects, with           further studies. A personal counsellor is also available should
    strong links to local business/industry/commerce.                     the need arise.

                                                                      •   We have a full disability and access service as well as mature
                                                                          student support and a comprehensive learning support service.

                                                                      •   Students can apply for maintenance grants and anyone in
                                                                          receipt of social welfare payments can avail of financial
                                                                          assistance through the Back to Education Scheme (BES).

                                                                      •   Our quality assured courses lead to nationally and
                                                                          internationally recognised certification.

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Dunboyne College of Further Education
Extracurricular
Clubs and Societies               •   Autism Acceptance Society        •   Soccer Club                 •   President’s Award - Gaisce

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                                  •   Dog Walking Society              •   Basketball Club             •   Game         of     Thrones
Getting involved in clubs and •       Intercultural Society            •   GAA Club                        Appreciation Society
societies during your time in •       LGBTQA (Lesbian, Gay,            •   Tennis Club                 •   DCFE’s No Name Social
college is a great way of getting     Bisexual,         Transgender,   •   Chess & Boardgames Club         Club (non-drinkers)
to know new people and                Questioning, Alliance)           •   Club Gaeilge                •   Equestrian Society
developing your interests. The •      Film Society                     •   French Society              •   Ultimate Frisbee Society

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following clubs and societies are •   Political Society                •   Human Rights Society        •   Irish Sign Language Society
currently available in Dunboyne •     The Literary & Debating          •   Musical Society             •   Console & Gaming Society
College. Students are welcome         Society                          •   Spanish Society             •   Art Society
to start new societies according •    The Beauty Club                  •   Running Club                •   Acting & Drama
to their interests.               •   Mindfulness Society              •   Pool Club                   •   DJing Society

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                             Other Events And Fundraising
Graduation                                     Halloween                                      Dare to Care

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The graduation ceremony takes place in         Students are encouraged to dress up in         This event is run in conjunction with
Dunboyne Castle Hotel in mid-May.The           costume for Halloween and Dare To Care         Today FM and is a fundraiser for the
ceremony is a cap and gown affair where        each year.This is a fundraising event for a    Irish Cancer Society. It takes place every
you receive a completion certificate from      nominated charity, with prizes going for       September. In 2016 for ‘Wedding Dress
Dunboyne College. The universities of          the best costume/make-up.                      Wednesday’ students and staff dressed up

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Maynooth University and DCU, as well                                                          in wedding attire.
DIT, IT Blanchardstown, IT Tallaght, and       Art Exhibition
IT Dundalk award an academic award
                                               The Art students host an exhibition each       Seachtain na Gaeilge
and achievement certificates to various
                                               year in May to celebrate and demonstrate       Various events take place throughout
programmes within the college.
                                               the pieces of work they have created           Seachtain na Gaeilge to promote the Irish
Shoebox Appeal                                 throughout the year.                           language in a fun and inclusive way. Club
                                                                                              Gaeilge also organises a trip to the Gaeltacht.
The Shoebox Appeal is an initiative
to help needy children in Ireland and          Music
around the world and Dunboyne                  The music students organise gigs               Mind Yourself Week
College gets involved each November.           throughout the year and also perform at        In November Dunboyne CFE runs a
We ask you to fill a shoebox with a range      the annual graduation.                         themed week aimed at raising awareness
of simple Christmas gifts and to decorate                                                     on issues relating to positive physical,
the shoebox as creatively as you can.                                                         nutritional and mental wellbeing,
                                                                                              relationships & sexual health.

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Dunboyne College of Further Education
College Information

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                                                                      has to be altered and sometimes that is after our prospectus goes
 Important Dates                                                      to print. If there are any changes the modules offered will still
 Open Night                                                           lead to the award advertised. Students may decide to take an
 Come along to our Open Night on 18th January 2018; meet              enrichment module from another programme.
 the tutors, discuss the courses and visit the campus!

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 Interviews
                                                                      Quality Assurance
 Prospective students are interviewed on the following dates: 22nd    Dunboyne College of Further Education is registered with QQI
 January 2018, 6th March 2018, and 2nd May 2018. Interviews           to offer quality assured programmes leading to QQI awards in the
 are also held in June and September each year for late applicants,   National Framework of Qualifications.
 so visit www.dunboynecollege.ie and apply online today!              All awards are certified by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI).

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Mission Statement
Dunboyne College of Further Education is committed to                                       Important Note
providing a student-centred approach to quality teaching,
                                                                                   New QQI Common Awards System
learning and progression, whilst empowering students to reach

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their full potential.                                                   New awards at major and minor level are now effective within the
                                                                        QQI system. Every attempt has been made by Dunboyne College
Vision Statement                                                        to provide current and anticipated award titles and course content

Dunboyne College of Further Education will strive to be an              in this prospectus but it is possible that the published award titles

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excellent market leader while maintaining excellence in teaching        and module titles may be altered as current QQI developments
and learning. We will work to create partnerships with industry         evolve. Students need to familiarise themselves with the appropriate
to meet changing market requirements and future skills needs.           award and module titles prior to applying for courses at the college
                                                                        from September 2018. In the event of any doubt, applicants should
Ethos                                                                   consult the QQI website www.QQI.ie. The college cannot be
                                                                        responsible for course alterations that may be required by QQI
Dunboyne College of Further Education is dynamic, vibrant,
innovative, inclusive, supportive and fosters respect for all its       or if for any reason, due to rationalisation, we need to change the
learning community.                                                     content of any of our modules. In line with the development of the
                                                                        accreditation and quality assurance process for learners QQI has,

Course Content                                                          since 2009, been developing a common awards system for all of its
                                                                        QQI certified awards. This means that all awards previously issued
We are continually updating our course modules to ensure they
                                                                        by FÁS, NCVA, Teagasc, and Fáilte Ireland will be issued by QQI
reflect third level requirements, QQI course changes and market
demands. There are times when the course list under each course         only under Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI).

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Dunboyne College of Further Education
Studying At Dunboyne College
Application Procedure                                                 No cash will be accepted at the office. Payments can be made

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                                                                      online or by cheque, bank draft or postal order only.
1.   Applications can be made online at www.dunboynecollege.ie        All students can claim a full refund for their courses up to Friday,
     from November 2017 to September 2018.                            28th September 2018 if they decline their place. The college
2.   After registering online, students will receive a text and       retains a E30 administration fee if a refund is claimed before
     email to notify them they have pre-registered and can log in     this date. Refunds will not be offered after this date. Demand
     to view and track their application.

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                                                                      for places is usually high. We will interview for all courses. All
3.   Applicants will be notified by text and email of their           prospective students should apply early.
     interview dates in January, March and April 2018 when initial    Please note that all courses in Dunboyne College are officially
     interviews for early applicants will take place. Applicants      full-time courses, although you may only receive direct tuition
     should dress appropriately, as for any interview, and should     in the college for 2-4 days per week. It is expected that students
     bring the following:                                             will use the other days for work experience or for study and

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     a. Copy of most recent school report or examination              assignments. Any letter confirming a student’s registration in the
          results − non-returnable (for example, mock results).       college will state that the course is full-time.Timetables are issued
     b. Reference from teacher, employer or coach.                    in September on day of start-up.
     c. 100-word statement: “Why this course is right for me.”
4.   Successful applicants will then be able to pay fees online at    Assessment

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     www.dunboynecollege.ie.
                                                                      Most courses will be assessed through continuous assessment.This
5.   Late applicants can apply online for vacant places at any time   means that modules are assessed with a combination of exams and
     before September 2018 and will be interviewed in May and         assignments.Assignments can take various forms, including written
     September for vacant places. A grant can be applied for from     projects, reports, essays, skills demonstrations, oral presentations or
     www.susi.ie.

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                                                                      electronic work. Results for exams and assignments are combined
Fees                                                                  to give the overall result for the module.

Course fees for the academic year 2018 / 2019 will be published
on our website. The prices quoted on our website include exam
fees, student service fees, government levy, all course materials,
                                                                      Grading Scheme for Assignments
                                                                      The following grading scheme, used by Dunboyne College
equipment, educational trips and additional exam fees for outside
                                                                      of Further Education in relation to QQI Level 5 and Level 6
examining bodies. Please note that cash is not accepted as payment.
                                                                      courses, is as follows
                                                                      80 – 100% Distinction                    50 – 64% Pass
Terms and Conditions                                                  65 – 79% Merit                           0 – 49%         Unsuccessful
Payment of the full fee within the specified timeframe guarantees     Briefs will be given to the students by the tutors for all assessments.
a student a place on the course they have been offered. E200 of       There are six possible assessment techniques:
this fee is a government levy and is refundable for full medical         1. Collection of work             4. Assignment
card holders and those on grants or Back to Education Allowance.         2. Student record                 5. Project
The E50 exam fee is also refundable to medical card holders.             3. Examination                    6. Skills demonstration

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Dunboyne College of Further Education
Student Facilities

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College Administration Office                                         Work Experience
The college administration office is open between 9:15am and          Students in Dunboyne College of Further Education are expected
4:30pm Monday to Friday. Students’ queries are dealt with during      to get a work placement in an area that relates to their course.
these hours. Documents which require the college stamp may
be left in the office and will usually be ready for collection the    The college does NOT arrange placements for learners - it is
                                                                      part of your course and learning that you arrange your own work

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following day.
                                                                      placement.
                                                                      This is a core module, which means that a learner will not be
Library                                                               awarded their full QQI certificate unless they pass the Work
The college library is open every day from 9.00am to 4.00pm.          Experience module. Doing a work placement is a core part of
Students need their college ID to borrow books, and can take out      this module.

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books for up to two weeks at a time.The library is equipped with
                                                                      Each student at Level 5 needs to do at least 60 hours in their
books related to each core subject.
                                                                      work placement in order to fulfil this part of the course.
                                                                      Level 6 learners need to undertake 120 hours in a supervisory
Coffee Shop                                                           role in a placement that is related to their course.

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Open from 8:30am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday.The coffee shop           Learners who are studying any of the healthcare courses (Nursing,
operates as a private franchise and supplies soup, tea, coffee, hot   Childcare, Applied Social Studies) need to be cleared for Garda
chocolate, snacks, and fresh sandwiches. Students are requested to    Vetting before they will be taken on by most work places, as do
co-operate in keeping the coffee shop tidy.                           learners who wish to work with minors in any capacity. This can
                                                                      apply to learners on a sports course or a pre-arts course.

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Moodle
Moodle is a course management system that provides an effective
learning platform for students to enhance communication. The
system provides access to a wide variety of resources.

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Dunboyne College of Further Education
Support Services
Learning Hub                                                             •   Accessing further study opportunities in Ireland and the UK

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                                                                         •   The Higher Education Links Scheme
Students will be able to avail of help from the Student Support
                                                                         •   HEAR and Dare
Services if they feel they are struggling with their work or
any other issues. Support can be delivered on a one-to-one or            •   Computer assisted guidance including the use of Qualifax,
group basis by appointment. Students using the Learning Hub                  Careers Portal and so on.
will have access to: Computers • Printer • Photocopying •
                                                                         Our Guidance Counsellors will be available throughout the

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Specialised software/hardware • Internet • General guidance with
                                                                         week. Students may simply drop in during the allocated time slots
assignments.
                                                                         or make an appointment. They can obtain advice and practical
                                                                         guidance on planning their career/progression to further study.
Mature Students’ Support                                                 Central Applications Office applications for third level courses
                                                                         close in January (for reduced fee applications) and 1st February

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The college welcomes adults over 23 who wish to return to
                                                                         for normal applications.
education and who wish to retrain in new skills and technologies.
A meeting is arranged before the academic year starts, this gives
the student an opportunity to meet other mature students and to
become familiar with the college.
                                                                         Counselling
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                                                                         other issues which may arise in the course of the academic year,
We also organise lunchtime meetings and refreshments for mature          for example difficulty in adjusting to college demands, time
students on a regular basis.                                             management, exam anxiety and so on.
A special study skills seminar is run for mature students in the first   In the all-too-stressful world of today, students may feel the
few weeks of college. Mature students are encouraged to attend           need to talk to somebody about issues which are of concern to

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these once-off meetings even if it means missing class as they will      them. They can speak to the therapist in confidence; the Deputy
help students to adjust to college life. Students are encouraged to      Principal looks after referrals.
visit the student support office regularly.

Career Guidance
The Career Guidance Counsellors are Mr Gordon Weldon and
Ms Danielle Kerins.

Each class will be visited at the start of the academic year to
receive information and advice on the following:

Preliminary information on application and entry procedures to
further education including:
• CAO, UCAS and Direct Applications
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Special Educational Needs                                            College Communication With
Support                                                              Students

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Dunboyne College of Further Education is committed to
providing the best possible learning environment in relation to      Web-Texting
students with special educational needs and disabilities. Dunboyne   Web-texting is a quick and simple service of sending text messages
College welcomes applications from students with special needs       to mobile phones from any web-enabled computer in minutes.
and makes provision wherever possible to facilitate access and       The college may use this service to inform individual students or
participation in the academic courses and student life.              class groups about various issues that may arise.

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We provide services to all students with additional needs, which
may include, but is not limited to:                                  Email
Visual Impairment                                                    Students attending Dunboyne College of Further Education
Hearing Impairment                                                   will be provided with a college email address. The college will
                                                                     only use this email address to communicate with the student. It is

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Mental Health Conditions
                                                                     important that students login to their college email daily.
Physical or Mobility Difficulties
Specific Learning Difficulties, e.g. Dyslexia, Dyspraxia
Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity

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Disorder
Developmental Co-ordination Disorders (Dyspraxia/Dysgraphia)
Neurological Conditions
Significant On-going Illnesses

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Students who have been assessed as having additional needs or
a disability should contact the Student Support Services early
in the academic year to discuss their individual needs and their
individual support plan.
All enquiries to Susan Clarke at SClarke.dbc@lmetb.ie.

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Grant Information                                                     English Language Proficiency
                                                                      Students who do not have English as a first language may be asked
Back To Education Allowance                                           to take a proficiency test to ascertain whether they will benefit

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The Back to Education Allowance (BTEA) allows qualifying              from a specific course. It may be advisable for some students
persons to return to full-time education in approved courses          to consider a QQI Level 4 programme while improving their
while continuing to get income support.                               language skills. We do have English as an Additional Language
                                                                      (EAL) support in place for students whose English is good
The BTEA allows people in receipt of certain social welfare           enough to participate in a Level 5 course, but who may need help
payments to retain those payments whilst participating in             with language skills.

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approved full-time courses in further and higher education.
Check www.studentfinance.ie for more information or talk to
your local Social Welfare Office.

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Maintenance Grants
Students who are entering an approved full-time Post Leaving
Certificate (PLC) course for the first time in 2018/2019 or who
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for a maintenance grant. This grant does not cover the cost of
registration or examination fees. It is a maintenance grant paid
each month directly into the student’s bank account.
Students apply for the PLC Maintenance Grant at www.susi.ie. It
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attending in September in order to apply for a PLC Maintenance
Grant. The initial decision regarding the grant is based solely on
income. The PLC Maintenance Grant is a means tested grant.
This involves an assessment of the earnings in the family (parents
and candidate). Students over 23 years of age in the year of entry
to the course who are living outside the family home will be
assessed on their income and that of their spouse (if applicable).
Please check with the following web addresses for the final dates
for grant applications.
          All information on www.studentfinance.ie
                        or on www.susi.ie

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Applied Social Studies
                                                     Applied Social Studies 5m2181

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                                                                                                                                        year 2
                                                                                                                                      QQI level 6
                                                                                                                                     now available

What Is Applied Social Studies?                                                Certification

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This one-year course will aim to prepare participants for work with            QQI Level 5 in Applied Social Studies 5M2181
people in a social care, community development or residential setting.
The care worker needs the social, communication and caring skills to
work with individuals and groups. Many of the skills acquired will be          Career Opportunities
transferable for use with adolescents, families and the elderly in a caring,   Graduates may pursue a certificate or degree course in many of the

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educational or development role.                                               IT colleges or universities around the country or alternatively may
The Applied Social Studies QQI course will lay a foundation for these          seek immediate employment in a range of Community Care, Health
skills and provide the work experience to put learning into practice. This     Care, and Community Development centres/initiatives. There are now
course will serve as training for social care/community care/healthcare        a large range of Social Studies or Community Care certificate and
industries or as a link to Applied Social Studies/Social Care or Nursing       degree courses available to graduates on the newly expanded QQI links
certificate or degree courses in many IT colleges throughout the country.      programme. For example there are 10 places in Maynooth University

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This programme is ideal for both school leavers and experienced mature         through Social Science and over 100 places through First Arts as well as
persons seeking a formal education. A Year 2 QQI Level 6 certificate is        five places in UCD and a large quota in other third level colleges like
also available in Dunboyne College of Further Education.                       Athlone IT, IT Blanchardstown, Carlow IT, DCU, DIT, NUIG, Dundalk
                                                                               IT, University of Limerick, Limerick IT, Letterkenny IT, St. Patrick’s
                                                                               College Maynooth, Milltown, Marino Institute of Education, NCI, Sligo
Course Content                                                                 IT, I.T. Tallaght, Tralee IT, UCC, UCD, and Waterford IT.
A theoretical approach to community and health services/social studies
will be complemented by practical experience. The following modules
will be offered in 2018 subject to availability and demand:                    Entry Requirements
• Social Studies                         • Communications                      Leaving Cert or LCA
• Psychology                             • Work Experience                     Mature Students of all backgrounds
• Intercultural Studies                  • Word Processing                     Other equivalent qualification
• Safety & Health at Work                • Equality and diversity              All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications
• Human Growth & Development                                                   Apply directly at www.dunboynecollege.ie
• Young People & Society

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Applied Psychology
                                              Community And Health Services 5M4468

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What is Applied Psychology?                                                  Career Opportunities
This one-year course is designed for those who have an interest in           Graduates from this course will be able to apply for third level education
psychology and aims to give participants an introduction to the core         in Psychology in courses in Maynooth University, DCU, DIT, UCD,

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theories and methodologies of psychology and prepare them for                IADT, as well as accessing careers in community health areas. The course
further study at third level. In addition, this course lays the foundation   content covers subjects essential to those seeking to progress to further
for a wide variety of ‘people-focused’ careers in social research, health    studies and provides progression links to Level 8 PSI (The Psychological
care, community support, information officer, and youth work. On             Society of Ireland) accredited courses. Students can also progress to
completion of the course, students will also have developed skills that      general courses in areas like Arts, Social Studies Education, Health,
are useful to careers in human resources, marketing, and public relations.   Business and Sports Rehabilitation course in colleges like Maynooth

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This programme is ideal for both school leavers and experienced mature       University, ITB, UCD, UCC, DIT IT Carlow, CIT, LIT, Letterkenny,
persons seeking a formal education.                                          IADT DBS or Waterford. The course opens up careers in areas like
                                                                             education, management counselling, research, social services, advertising,
                                                                             etc. Alternatively, students may seek immediate employment in a range
Course Content                                                               of community care, health care, and community development centres/
The following modules will be offered     in 2018, subject to availability   initiatives. All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous
and demand:                                                                  qualifications Apply directly at www.dunboynecollege.ie,
• Human Growth and Development            •   Psychology
• Addiction Studies
• Criminology
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                                              Behavioural Studies
                                              Communications
                                                                             Entry Requirements
• Work Experience                         •   Care Support                   Leaving Cert or LCA
• Social Studies                                                             Mature Students of all backgrounds
                                                                             Other equivalent qualification

Certification                                                                All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications
                                                                             Apply directly at www.dunboynecollege.ie
QQI Level 5 Award in Community Health Services (5M4468)
Occupational First Aid.
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Childcare/Special Needs Assistant
                                         Early Childhood Care & Education 5M2009

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                                                                                                                                   optional
                                                                                                                                    year 2
                                                                                                                                  QQI level 6
                                                                                                                                 now available

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What Is Childcare?                                                        Certification
This one-year course will aim to prepare participants for work with       QQI Level 5 in Early Childhood Care & Education 5M2009
young children in the rapidly expanding world of childcare and crèche
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supervision/management. The childcare worker needs the social,
communication and caring skills to work with individuals and groups.
                                                                          Graduates may pursue degree courses in Maynooth University, DCU,
Childcare will lay a foundation for these skills and provide the work
                                                                          University of jLimerick, UCC, as well as in IT Blanchardstown, IT
experience to put learning into practice. This course will serve as
                                                                          Carlow and many other IT colleges around the country. Students
training for crèche/community care/healthcare industries or as a link
                                                                          may also seek immediate employment in a range of childcare centres,
to childcare or early childhood education courses in many IT colleges

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                                                                          classrooms or community initiatives. There are now a large range of
throughout the country. This programme is ideal for both school leavers
                                                                          certificates, ordinary and honours degree courses available to graduates
and experienced mature persons seeking a formal education. There
                                                                          on the newly expanded QQI links programme. For example Childcare
is now a QQI Level 6 Certificate available in Dunboyne College of
                                                                          graduates can access the 83 places in First Arts in Maynooth University, or
Further Education which will run subject to availability and demand.
                                                                          progress to IT Blanchardstown, IT Tallaght, IT Carlow, Carlow College,
                                                                          DCU, DIT, Dun Laoghaire IADT, Letterkenny IT, St. Angela’s College
Course Content                                                            Sligo, University of Limerick, Marino College, Mary Immaculate,Tralee
                                                                          IT, UCC, in fact, all the IT colleges allow access onto their certificate and
A theoretical approach to childcare and special needs assisting will be   degree course in Early Childhood Studies/ Social Care.
complemented by practical experience. The following modules will be
offered in 2018 subject to availability and demand:                       Entry Requirements
• Equality and diversity             • Early Childhood Education & Play   Leaving Cert or LCA
• Child Development                  • Work Experience                    Mature Students of all backgrounds
• Children with Additional Needs     • Child Health and Well Being        Other equivalent qualification
• Early Care & Education Practice    • Word Processing                    All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications
• Communications                     • Special Needs Assisting            Apply directly at www.dunboynecollege.ie

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Nursing Studies
                                                                Nursing 5M4349

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                                                                                                                                     optional
                                                                                                                                      year 2
                                                                                                                                    QQI level 6
                                                                                                                                   now available

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                                                                       O
What Is Nursing Studies?                                                     Certification
This one-year course will aim to prepare participants for work with          QQI Level 5 in Nursing 5M4349
people in a hospital, respite care, social care, community development
or residential setting. The nurse needs the social, communication and
caring skills to work with individuals and groups. Nursing Studies will
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                                                                             Graduates may pursue a diploma or degree in many of the IT colleges
lay a foundation for these skills and provide the work experience to put
                                                                             around the country to study General, Psychiatric, Mental Health or
learning into practice. This programme is ideal for both school leavers
                                                                             Children’s Nursing. They may alternatively seek immediate employment
and experienced mature persons seeking a formal education. The aim of
                                                                             in a range of hospitals, community care, and health care initiatives. There
the course is to provide the academic and practical foundation for entry
                                                                             are now many nursing degree courses available to graduates on the newly
into nursing training as well as the social and human skills necessary for
                                                                             expanded QQI links programme in colleges like DCU, UCD, Trinity, IT
the career.

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                                                                             Blanchardstown, Carlow College, Maynooth University (incl. St. Patrick’s
                                                                             College), Athlone IT, DIT, Dundalk IT, Galway Mayo Institute, National
Course Content                                                               University of Ireland Galway (NUIG), St.Angela’s College Sligo, University
                                                                             of Limerick, IT Carlow, Letterkenny IT, St Angela’s Sligo,Tralee IT, UCC,
A theoretical approach to nursing will be complemented by practical          and Waterford IT. Nursing graduates can also access one of the over 100
experience. The following modules will be offered in 2018 subject to         places in First Arts in Maynooth University. The qualification can also be
availability and demand:                                                     used for entry into third level courses in the Social Care/Social Studies
                                                                             area. This course will also help you to seek out links to the many nursing
• Nursing Theory and Practice           • Communications
                                                                             degree programmes in the UK like The University of West London, Edge
• Anatomy and Physiology                • Word Processing                    Hill University and Bangor University, where we have close links.
• Biology                               • Work Experience
• Human Growth and Development • Mathematics                                 Entry Requirements
• Care of the Older Person              • Care Skills                        Leaving Cert or LCA
• Infection prevention and control                                           Mature Students of all backgrounds
                                                                             Other equivalent qualification
                                                                             All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications
                                                                             Apply directly at www.dunboynecollege.ie

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Health Service Skills
                                                      Health Service Skills 5M3782

                                                                                                                                optional

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                                                                                                                                 year 2
                                                                                                                               QQI level 6
                                                                                                                              now available

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What Is Health Service Skills?                                               Certification
This one-year course will aim to prepare participants for work with          QQI Level 5 in Health Service Skills 5M3782
people in a hospital, respite care, social care, community development or

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residential setting.The healthcare worker needs the social, communication
and caring skills to work with individuals and groups. Healthcare Skills     Career Opportunities
will lay a foundation for these skills and provide the work experience       Graduates may pursue honours degree courses in many of the colleges
to put learning into practice. This programme is ideal for both school       around the country such as Athlone IT, DCU, Dundalk IT, Marino
leavers and experienced mature persons seeking a formal education. The       Institute of Education, IT Carlow, Galway Mayo Institute, University of
aim of the course is to provide the human skills necessary for a career in   Limerick, Letterkenny IT, St Angela’s Sligo, Tralee IT, TCD, UCC, UCD,

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the general healthcare area.                                                 Waterford IT (or any college under Applied Social Studies) or they can
                                                                             access ordinary degrees in many of the IT colleges in the country in other
                                                                             disciplines. Graduates may alternatively seek immediate employment
Course Content                                                               in a range of hospitals, community care, nursing homes and health care
                                                                             initiatives. The qualification can also be used for entry into third level
The following modules will be offered in 2018 subject to availability and
                                                                             courses in the Social Care/Social Studies area. This course will also help
demand:
                                                                             you to seek out links to degree programmes in the UK.
• Care Support                        • Communications
• Infection Prevention and Control • Work Experience
• Care Skills                         • Word Processing                      Entry Requirements
• Care of the Older Person            • Safety and Health at Work            Leaving Cert or LCA
• Social Studies                      • Nutrition                            Mature Students of all backgrounds
                                                                             Other equivalent qualification
                                                                             All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications
                                                                             Apply directly at www.dunboynecollege.ie

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Healthcare Supervision
                                Health Services Supervisory Management Skills 6M4978

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What Is Healthcare Supervision?                                              Certification
If you are interested in working with people in a health services setting    QQI Level 6 General Health Services Supervisory Management Skills
or have already completed a Level 5 in the health services field and want    6M4978

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to improve your chances of promotion to a more senior supervisory
management role in this area, this is the ideal course. This QQI Level 6
Advanced Certificate at DCFE offers holders of a FETAC/QQI Level             Career Opportunities
5 health related award or equivalent (e.g. Level 5 HCA/Level 5 Nursing        As a graduate of this course you can pursue careers in the health field
Studies) the opportunity to undertake further studies in the area. It will   including: disability service providers, care homes, and crèches. You can
equip the learner with the necessary knowledge, skills and competence        also apply for degree courses in higher education institutions like IT

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to undertake supervisory roles in the caring environment.                    Carlow, IT Blanchardstown, UCC, Sligo IT, Letterkenny IT, and IT
                                                                             Tallaght. Graduate employment opportunities exist in supervisory roles,
Learners will acquire the knowledge, skill and competence to undertake       working in the residential and non-residential health and social care
Supervisory Management roles in the community and in a range of              settings, such as: resource centres, nursing homes, care centres, retirements
health services settings. Successful completion will offer enhanced          crèches and family support.
opportunities in employment and will also enable learners to progress
to other appropriate programmes leading to awards at higher levels of
the NFQ.
                                                                             Entry Requirements
Course Content                                                               QQI Level 5

•   Conflict Management             •    Supervisory Management              Other equivalent qualification
•   Health Promotion                •    Disability awareness                All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications.
•   Person Centred Planning         •    Work Practice                       Apply directly on www.dunboynecollege.ie
•   Communications

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Pharmacy Assistant
                                            Community And Health Services 5M4468

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What Is The Pharmacy Assistant Course?                                       Certification
This new one-year course will equip learners with the relevant               QQI Level 5 in Community and Health Services 5M4468
knowledge and experience to work as a pharmacy counter assistant or
pursue a pharmacy technician qualification in the future. From dispensing
over-the-counter medications, helping clients choose medical aids and
                                                                             Career Opportunities

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appliances to demonstrating and selling products, this course covers         Graduates may pursue pharmacy work, or work as sales assistants in health
the most relevant skills. This course will also focus on a range of health   stores etc.This course is aimed at those interested in working in a community
related subjects relevant to employment as a pharmacy assistant. Work        pharmacy or for those wishing to progress to a year two (part-time) Pharmacy
experience is within a retail pharmacy where, as a pharmacy assistant,       Technician course. Students may also progress to participating Higher
you can work as part of a team of health professionals in order to help      Education Institutions (HEIs) through the QQI Higher Education Links
customers achieve the best possible health outcome.                          Scheme to (for example) DCU, UCD, Maynooth University (incl. Kilkenny

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                                                                             Campus), DIT, Dundalk IT, University of Limerick, Blanchardstown IT,
                                                                             Athlone IT, UCC, NUIG, Carlow IT, Carlow College, Marino Institute of
Course Content                                                               Education, Dun Laoghaire IADT, St. Angela’s College Sligo, University of
                                                                             Limerick,Tralee IT, Letterkenny IT, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology.or
The following modules will be offered in 2018 subject to availability and
                                                                             on the Carlow IT Pharmacy Technician courses or to health or arts courses
demand:
                                                                             in UCD, Maynooth University, DIT or UCC. Alternatively students may
• Pharmacy Studies - theory and practice • Communications                    seek immediate employment in a range of companies and projects that seek
• Over-the-Counter Medicines                 • Biology                       graduates with a health, science or pharmacy aptitude.
• Infection Prevention and Control           • Work Experience
• Anatomy and Physiology                     • Word Processing               Entry Requirements
• Nursing Theory and Practice                • Nutrition                     Leaving Cert or LCA
• Maths                                      • Care of the older person      Mature Students of all backgrounds
                                                                             Other equivalent qualification
• Safety & Health at Work                    • Retail
                                                                             Apply directly on www.dunboynecollege.ie
• Medical terminology                        • Customer service              All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications.
                                                                             ***Course subject to SUSI approval and modules may be changed due
                                                                             to availability and demand
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Pre-University Arts
                                           Culture And Heritage Studies 5M2154
                                        Or Language And European Studies 5M2073

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What Is Pre-University Arts?                                                Certification
This one-year course will aim to prepare participants for entrance into     QQI Level 5 in Culture and Heritage Studies 5M2154 or in Language

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Arts programmes in Irish universities and colleges as well as preparing     and European Studies 5M2073
students to work in a European environment both in Ireland and abroad.
Students will be able to take this cultural option through archaeology,
folklore and history modules or concentrate on a language option with       Career Opportunities
European Studies.                                                           There are now over 100 places in First Arts in Maynooth University,

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                                                                            25 places in UCD as well as numerous places in Maynooth University,
                                                                            UCD, DCU, Mater Dei, Milltown, UCC, Athlone IT, Carlow College,
Course Content                                                              NUIG, IT Blanchardstown, St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, Carlow
                                                                            College, Marino Institute of Education, American College Dublin, Dun
The following modules will be offered in 2018 subject to availability and
                                                                            Laoghaire IADT, NCAD.and many local IT colleges for students who
demand:
                                                                            hold a QQI qualification in Culture and Heritage Studies or Language
•   Local History                     • Communications                      and European Studies.There are also opportunities in travel and tourism,
•   Folklore & Ethnology              • Word Processing                     European administration, local heritage concerns as well as in the business
•   Archaeology                       • Work Experience                     world through insurance, banking, or international trade.
•   Political Studies                 • Spanish
•   Irish                                                                   Entry Requirements
•   European Studies                                                        Leaving Cert or LCA
                                                                            Mature Students of all backgrounds
                                                                            Other equivalent qualification
                                                                            All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications
                                                                            Apply directly at www.dunboynecollege.ie

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Pre-University Liberal Arts
                                            English or Language Options

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                    General Studies 5M3114 or Language and European Studies 5M2073

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What Is Pre-University Liberal Arts?                                         Certification

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This one year course, similar to our other arts programme, aims              QQI Level 5 in General Studies 5M3114 or Language and European
to prepare participants for entrance into Arts programmes in Irish           Studies 5M2073
universities and colleges. However, the Liberal arts option attributes
more of a focus on The Arts, English Literature and European languages.
It will aim to prepare participants for entrance into Arts programmes in
                                                                             Career Opportunities
                                                                             There are now over 100 places in First Arts in Maynooth University, 25
Irish universities and colleges as well as preparing students to work in a

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                                                                             places in UCD as well as numerous places in Maynooth University, UCD,
European environment both in Ireland and abroad. Students will have
                                                                             DCU, Mater Dei, Milltown, UCC, Athlone IT, Carlow College, NUIG,
the option of taking a language, Irish or Spanish, along with European
                                                                             IT Blanchardstown, St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, Carlow College,
Studies or can focus on a more English Literature based course, which
                                                                             Marino Institute of Education, American College Dublin, Dun Laoghaire
will lead to a general studies option.
                                                                             IADT, NCAD, and many local IT colleges for students who hold a QQI
                                                                             qualification in General Studies or Language and European Studies.There are
Course Content                                                               also opportunities in education, travel and tourism, European administration,
                                                                             local heritage concerns as well as in the business world through insurance,
The following modules will be offered in 2018 subject to availability and    banking, or international trade
demand:
•    Research and Study Skills              • Communications
•    Work Experience                        • English Literature             Entry Requirements
•    Literary Visual and Performing Arts    • Word Processing                Leaving Cert or LCA
                                                                             Mature Students of all backgrounds
•    Psychology or Social Studies           • Political Studies
                                                                             Other equivalent qualification
•    European Studies                       • One Language                   All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications
                                                                             Apply directly at www.dunboynecollege.ie

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Pre-University Law
                                                          Legal Studies 5M3789

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What Is Pre-University Law?                                                 Certification
This one-year course will aim to prepare participants for entrance into     QQI Level 5 in Legal Studies 5M3789

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Law and Arts programmes in Irish Universities and colleges as well as
preparing students to work in a legal environment both in Ireland and
abroad. This course will also help those who want to study legal and
                                                                            Career Opportunities
business courses in ITs or universities.                                    There are places in DIT, UCC, IT Waterford, IT Letterkenny on law
                                                                            courses and there are now over 100 places in First Arts in Maynooth

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                                                                            University, 25 places in UCD as well as numerous places in DCU, UCC,
Course Content                                                              Mater Dei, and many local IT colleges for students who hold a QQI
                                                                            qualification in Pre Law. There are also other opportunities in law or
The following modules will be offered in 2018 subject to availability and
                                                                            legal studies programmes in third level colleges all around Ireland and in
demand:
                                                                            England. We have, for example, a very close link with Bangor University,
•   Criminal Law                      •   Business Law                      Wales. There are also opportunities in travel and tourism, European
•   Conflict Resolution               •   Law & Insurance                   administration, local heritage concerns as well as in the business world
•   Legal Practice and Procedures     •   Word Processing                   through insurance, banking, or international trade.
•   Work Experience                   •   Communications
•   Safety and Health at Work                                               Entry Requirements
                                                                            Leaving Cert or LCA
                                                                            Mature Students of all backgrounds
                                                                            Other equivalent qualification
                                                                            All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications
                                                                            Apply directly at www.dunboynecollege.ie

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Pre-University Business
                                                          Business Studies 5M2102
                                                                                                                                  Major award in

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                                                                                                                                    available

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What Is Pre-University Business?                                                Career Opportunities
This one-year course is an ideal entry level qualification for all aspects of   Graduates may pursue a diploma or degree in many universities or IT colleges
the business world.There is a large demand for people with business skills      around the country or, alternatively, may seek immediate employment in

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in the world of work. This course also gives students an opportunity            a range of business or marketing concerns. There is now a large range of
to study the area of sales and marketing and progress directly to               certificates, ordinary and honours degree courses available to graduates on
employment or third level. Marketing is a specialised area within the           the newly expanded QQI links programme. The Pre-University Business
business world that could lead to a long and rewarding career. Either           option will allow students to progress to third level colleges and universities
of these qualifications can be used to progress to certificate and degree       like Maynooth University (incl. Kilkenny Campus & St. Patrick’s College),

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programmes in IT colleges or universities. There is now a QQI Level 6           Athlone IT, IT Blanchardstown, IT Carlow, Cork IT, DCU, DIT, Dundalk
Certificate available in this area.                                             IT, NUIG, Galway Mayo Institute, University of Limerick, Limerick IT,
                                                                                Letterkenny IT, NCI, Shannon College of Hotel Management, Sligo IT,
                                                                                Tallaght IT, Tipperary IT, Tralee IT, UCC, UCD, Waterford IT, Marino
Course Content                                                                  Institute of Education, American College Dublin, NCAD to pursue
The following modules will be offered in 2018 subject to availability and       business, marketing, finance or commerce options. For example, DIT has
demand:                                                                         many places on all of their business programmes and 450 in total in the
• Marketing Practice                     • Communications                       college. Business graduates can also access the over 100 places in First Arts in
• Accounting (Manual & Computerised)                                            Maynooth University.
• Business Administration Skills         • Work Experience
• Word Processing                        • Applied Economics
• Business Law                           • Mathematics                          Entry Requirements
• Entrepreneurial Skills                 • eBusiness                            Leaving Cert or LCA
                                                                                Mature Students of all backgrounds
Certification                                                                   Other equivalent qualification
                                                                                All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications
QQI Level 5 in Business Studies 5M2102                                          Apply directly at www.dunboynecollege.ie

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Pre-University Science / Agricultural Science
                                      Applied Science Laboratory Techniques 5M3807                                                  Agricultural
                                                                                                                                   Science and

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                                                                                                                                   also available

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What Is Pre-University Science /                                             Certification
Agricultural Science’?                                                       QQI Level 5 in Applied Science Laboratory Techniques 5M3807

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This one-year course is designed to give students an introduction to the
world of science and covers a variety of areas related to laboratory or
physical science. The mathematics element allows students to bring their
                                                                             Career Opportunities
mathematics levels up to the competence relevant to their intended third     Graduates may pursue science certificate or degree courses in TCD, DCU,
level course. Students will also have the option to study other modules      Maynooth University, UCD, DIT, UCC, NUIG, IT Tallaght, Athlone IT,

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along with science to shape their qualification for entry to their desired   IT Sligo, IT Carlow, Letterkenny IT, Cork IT, St. Angela’s College Sligo, as
course or area of employment.                                                well as other ITs and colleges around the country.as well as other ITs and
                                                                             colleges around the country or in the UK. For example there are up to
                                                                             18 places in Maynooth University, 30 places in UCD science courses and
Course Content                                                               another 20 places in UCD Agricultural Science courses and 10 places in
                                                                             Trinity in First Science for QQI graduates. Alternatively students may seek
The following modules will be offered in 2018 subject to availability and    immediate employment in a range of companies and projects that seek
demand:                                                                      graduates with a science aptitude.
• Laboratory Techniques             • Communications
• Biology                           • Work Experience
• Chemistry
• Physics
                                    • Word Processing
                                    • Anatomy & Physiology
                                                                             Entry Requirements
• Safety and health at work         • Animal Anatomy & Physiology*           Leaving Cert or LCA
• Mathematics                       • Plant Science*                         Mature Students of all backgrounds
• Soil Science*                                                              Other equivalent qualification
*Agricultural science students may have the option of courses in italics     All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications
                                                                             Apply directly at www.dunboynecollege.ie

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Animal Care
                                                               Animal Care 5M2768

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What Is Animal Care?                                                            Certification
This one-year course is designed to give students an introduction to the        QQI Level 5 in Animal Care 5M2768
world of veterinary nursing, animal care and grooming. This course is

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designed to provide a combination of practical and theoretical tuition in
all aspects of the animal care industry. It provides a hands-on, skills-based   Career Opportunities
course which equips students with a fundamental knowledge of the                Students may seek immediate employment in the animal care industry;
animal care industry. The course has been designed to meet a growing            typical career opportunities are in the areas of veterinary nursing,
demand in Ireland for people to work in the animal care services.               animal grooming or animal health which may include pet shop, zoos
                                                                                and animal rescue centres. These industries and employers seek qualified

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                                                                                and competent personnel. Graduates may also pursue courses in colleges
Course Content                                                                  and ITs around the country or in the UK. Examples of linked courses
The following modules will be offered in 2018 subject to availability and       include veterinary nursing and veterinary assistant courses in UCD, DIT,
demand:                                                                         Dundalk IT, Letterkenny IT, Cork IT, Tralee IT, and Athlone Institute
                                                                                of Technology Students can also apply for general courses like Science
•    Animal Welfare                           • Animal Grooming
                                                                                in UCD where there are 30 places or DIT which has access to four
•    Animal Anatomy & Physiology              • Communications                  programmes.
•    Safety and Health at Work                • Work Experience
•    Animal Behaviour                         • Mathematics
•    Customer Service
                                                                                Entry Requirements
                                                                                Leaving Cert or LCA
                                                                                Mature Students of all backgrounds
                                                                                Other equivalent qualification
                                                                                All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications
                                                                                Apply directly at www.dunboynecollege.ie

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