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Course Contents
Healthcare Department
• Social Studies / Social Care                                     20
• Youth and Community Work                                         21
• Applied Psychology                                               22
• Criminology and Psychology                                       23
• Childcare / Special Needs Assistant                              24
• Pre-University Nursing with Midwifery Option                     25
• Health Care Assistant                                            26
• Pre-Paramedic Fire and Ambulance                                 27
• Physiotherapy Studies                                            28
• Occupational Therapy Studies                                     29
• Pharmacy Assistant                                               30

Science Department
• Pre-University Science                                           34
• Pre-University Agricultural Science                              35
• Pre-University Forensic Science                                  36
• Pre-University Environmental Science                             37
• Pre-University Sports Science                                    38
• Pre-University Food Science - Nutrition, Health and Well-Being   39
• Pre-University Animal Science                                    40

Arts, Law and Teaching Department
• Pre-University Arts                                              44
• Pre-University Liberal Arts                                      45
• Pre-University Teaching                                          46
• Pre-University Law                                               47
• Pre-University Business Law                                      48

Business
• Pre-University Business                                          52
• Pre-University Business and Accounting                           53
• Pre-Apprenticeship Banking, Insurance and Financial Services     54
• Legal and Medical Secretary/Office Administration                55
• Office Accounts Administration and Information Processing        56
• Journalism, Digital Media and Public Relations                   57
• Tourism and Business                                             58
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Computers and Design Department
• Software Development and Games Design          62
• Creative Digital Media                         63
• Online Marketing/eBusiness                     64
• Computer Systems and Networks                  65
• Graphic Design                                 66
• Architectural Technology and Design            67
• Media and Film Production                      68
• Music Performance                              69
• Sound Production                               70
• Art (Fine Art or Design/2D)                    71
• Animation                                      72

Services and Leisure Department
• Airline Studies                                76
• Beauty Therapy                                 77
• Hairdressing                                   78
• Professional Cookery                           79
• Sports Management and Coaching                 80
• Sports Injury Prevention and Massage Therapy   81
• Animal Care and Grooming                       82
• Horsemanship and Equine Business               83

Level 6 Courses
• Childcare and Education                        86
• Professional Cookery                           86
• Senior Trade Hairdressing                      86
• Advanced Beauty Therapy                        87
• Advanced Equine Business                       88
• Advanced Business                              88
• Tourism and Travel with Business               88
• Advanced Animal Science                        88
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Fáilte chuig Coláiste breisoideachais, Dún Bóinne
    Dunboyne College of Further Education

    Is cúis áthais dom fáilte a chur romhat        Accounting, Animation and Journalism,
    chuig Coláiste Breisoideachais, Dún            Digital Media and Public Relations. These
    Bóinne, thar ceann na foirne teagaisc          new courses are part of over 50 courses
    agus foireann bainistíochta an choláiste.      in the Healthcare, Science, Arts, Business,
                                                   Computer and Service areas, that make
    On behalf of management team and staff it
                                                   up our six departments here at the college.
    gives me great pleasure to welcome you to
    Dunboyne College of Further Education.         Over the last thirteen years our graduates
    We are proud to serve the counties of          in our original programmes in Nursing
    Meath, Dublin and Kildare and also the         Studies, Applied Social Studies, Business,
    wider east Leinster area since 2003. All of    Pre-Arts, Pre-Science and Law courses
    our courses are certified by Quality and       have been very successful in securing
    Qualifications Ireland (QQI) and offer         places in employment and in the third level
    outstanding progression opportunities.         sector. We are also delighted to provide a        Denis Leonard
    The courses in this prospectus are             new range of advanced certificates which          Principal

    developed and updated in consultation          include Sports and Recreation, Senior
    with prospective employers and third level     Trade/Level 6 Hairdressing, Business/
    institutes to ensure that they are relevant    Tourism and Travel and Business/Equine
    to our students’ educational needs and the     Business along with our very successful
    skills required by prospective employers.      Professional Cookery, and Supervision in
                                                   Childcare Programmes at QQI Level 6.
    The qualifications obtained from all the
    programmes in Dunboyne College of              We welcome applicants of all ages,
    Further Education provide students with        nationalities and abilities. The friendly,
    the opportunity to progress to further         supportive and welcoming atmosphere
    studies at third level. Over recent years we   in the college will ensure that your time
    have developed close links with Maynooth       with us will be both enjoyable and fulfilling.
    University, Dublin City University (DCU),      Each year we offer a whole range of
    UCD, DIT and the Institute of Technology       extracurricular activities.
    Blanchardstown (now both part of TU
                                                   We hope this prospectus contains a
    Dublin), Trinity College Dublin, and
                                                   programme which meets your own
    Dundalk Institute of Technology, as well
                                                   particular needs. In these pages you will
    as many other institutions around the
                                                   find a variety of exciting course choices
    country and in the UK. We are confident
                                                   leading to many educational and career
    that these links will be of benefit to our
                                                   opportunities.
    students in the future.
                                                   All the information contained in this
    In 2021, we are happy to introduce courses
                                                   brochure is correct at time of going to print
    in Occupational Therapy, Software
                                                   but sometimes courses and modules do
    Development and Games Design,
                                                   change subject to demand and availability.
    and Banking, Insurance and Financial
                                                   If you have any queries on any of these
    Services. These brand new offerings join
                                                   programmes please phone us on
    the very successful launch in 2020 of:
                                                   01 802 6577.
    Forensic Science, Environmental Science,
    Criminology and Psychology, Youth and          We are looking forward to providing the
    Community Work, Pre-Paramedic Fire             right educational opportunity for you!
    and Ambulance, Architectural Technology
                                                   Tapaigh an deis agus cur tús le d’aistear
    and Design, Physiotherapy Studies,
                                                   foghlama linn! (Seize the opportunity and
    Office Accounts, Administration and
                                                   set off on your learning journey with us!)
    Information Processing, Business and

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Why Study at Dunboyne
      College of Further Education?

      • We are a rapidly expanding college           • We have links with partner colleges in
        ideally located to serve the Meath, Dublin     the UK which give learners opportunities
        and Kildare and wider areas in close           to complete their degrees in nursing,
        proximity to two national universities and     law, sports science and many other
        an institute of technology.                    areas if a place cannot be accessed in
                                                       Ireland. These colleges include South
      • We have close links with all three
                                                       Bank University, University of Bradford,
        institutions and many of our students
                                                       University of Greenwich, Edge Hill
        progress to certificate and degree
                                                       University, Bangor University, and many
        courses on their third level programmes.
                                                       Scottish universities, particularly for
        We continue to develop close links
                                                       Nursing.
        with many other Irish colleges and
        universities.                                • We have a very good track record
                                                       catering for learners of all ages and
      • Our learners receive excellent results.
                                                       supporting mature applicants with the
        Over 90% of those who achieve a full
                                                       transition involved in returning to study.
        award with us get an offer to progress
        to third level. Students learn research      • Our college has a friendly atmosphere,
        methods, referencing and self-directed         with relatively small class groups
        learning.                                      providing a unique learning experience.
      • Our courses are constantly being             • A guidance counsellor service is available
        revised to ensure they meet the                to support you in your learning and future
        needs of students in terms of personal         career choices, or progression to further
        development and job opportunities.             studies. A personal counsellor is also
                                                       available should the need arise.
      • We have a dedicated staff who are highly
        qualified in their fields, concerned for     • We have a full disability and access
        learner welfare and interest-ed in seeing      service as well as mature student support
        our students progress.                         and a comprehensive learning support
                                                       service.
      • Courses are designed to enhance your
        career prospects, with strong links to       • Students can apply for maintenance
        local business/industry/commerce.              grants and anyone in receipt of social
                                                       welfare payments can avail of financial
      • There are excellent progression
                                                       assistance through the Back to
        opportunities to a wide variety of third
                                                       Education Scheme (BES).
        level courses at institutions across the
        country through the Higher Education         • Our quality-assured courses lead to
        Links Scheme. New links are becoming           nationally and internationally recognised
        available every year through a level of        certification.
        cooperation under the new Department
        of Further and Higher Education.

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Clubs and
    Societies

    Getting involved in clubs and societies
    during your time in college is a great
    way of getting to know new people and
    developing your interests. The clubs and
    societies offered in Dunboyne College are
    student led and dynamic, changing year
    on year to meet the needs and trends of
    each year’s intake of students.

    Scholarships Programme at
    Dunboyne College
    Dunboyne College’s scholarship
    programme offers an opportunity to match
    up a local sponsor with a student who will
    win a scholarship for the year.
    Local business owners offer some groups
    the chance to win a scholarship to have the
    college fee reimbursed at the end of the
    college year. Past winners have come from
    each department and have recognised
    the benefit of the scholarship, not just for
    its monetary value but for the chance to
    form links with employers and have an
    achievement on their CV. Businesses see
    the potential to support a student through
    education and form links with potential
    employees.
    We thank all our sponsors for their
    ongoing support.

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Other Events and
      Fundraising

      GRADUATION                                  Students are encouraged to dress up in
      The graduation ceremony takes place in      costume for Halloween each year. This is a
      Dunboyne Castle Hotel in mid-May. The       fundraising event for a nominated charity,
      ceremony is a cap and gown affair where     with prizes going for the best costume/
      you receive a completion certificate from   make-up.
      Dunboyne College.
                                                  SEACHTAIN NA GAEILGE
      The universities of Maynooth University     Various events take place throughout
      and DCU, as well TU Dublin, and Dundalk     Seachtain na Gaeilge to promote the
      Institute of Technology grant an academic   Irish language in a fun and inclusive way.
      award and achievement certificates to       Club Gaeilge also organises a trip to the
      various programmes within the college.      Gaeltacht.

      ART EXHIBITION                              MIND YOURSELF WEEK
      The Art students host an exhibition each    In November Dunboyne CFE runs a
      year in May to celebrate and demonstrate    themed week aimed at raising awareness
      the pieces of work they have created        on issues relating to positive physical,
      throughout the year.                        nutritional and mental well-being,
                                                  relationships and sexual health.
      MUSIC
      The music students organise gigs            CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY
      throughout the year and also perform at     Students from Animal Care run a
      the annual graduation.                      Christmas Jumper day in December,
                                                  where much needed funds are raised for
      SHOEBOX APPEAL                              animal charities, such as, the DSPCA.
      The Shoebox Appeal is an initiative to
      help needy children in Ireland and around
      the world and Dunboyne College gets
      involved each November. We ask you
      to fill a shoebox with a range of simple
      Christmas gifts and to decorate the
      shoebox as creatively as you can.
      HALLOWEEN

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College
     Information

     Important Dates                                 VISION STATEMENT
                                                     Dunboyne College of Further Education
     OPEN NIGHT
                                                     will strive to be an excellent market leader
     Our open night will take place on 14th
                                                     while maintaining excellence in teaching and
     January 2021. Keep an eye on our website
                                                     learning. We will work to create partnerships
     for full details on how to book your place
                                                     with industry to meet changing market
     to hear from tutors and find out about
                                                     requirements and future skills needs.
     specific courses.
     INTERVIEWS                                      ETHOS
     Prospective students are interviewed on         Dunboyne College of Further Education
     the following dates: 25th January, 12th         is dynamic, vibrant, innovative, inclusive,
     March and 5th May 2021. Interviews are          supportive and fosters respect for all its
     also held in June and September each year       learning community.
     for late applicants. Please visit
                                                     COURSE CONTENT
     www.dunboynecollege.ie and apply online
                                                     We are continually updating our course
     today. Due to Covid restrictions interviews
                                                     modules to ensure they reflect third level
     may be held online. We ask students to
                                                     requirements, QQI course changes and
     upload their personal statement and any
                                                     market demands. There are times when
     other information listed in the Application
                                                     the module list under each course has to
     Procedure section on page 11 of this
                                                     be altered and sometimes that is after our
     prospectus. You will then be contacted by
                                                     prospectus goes to print. If there are any
     our admissions officer by text or email as to
                                                     changes the modules offered will still lead
     the exact format of the interview.
                                                     to the award advertised. Students may
                                                     decide to take an enrichment module from
     MISSION STATEMENT
                                                     another programme.
     Dunboyne College of Further Education is
     committed to providing a student-centred        QUALITY ASSURANCE
     approach to quality teaching, learning and      Dunboyne College of Further Education is
     progression, whilst empowering students         registered with QQI to offer quality assured
     to reach their full potential.                  programmes leading to QQI awards on the
                                                     National Framework of Qualifications.
                                                     All awards are certified by Quality and
                                                     Qualifications Ireland (QQI).

                                                     Important Note: QQI Common Awards System
                                                     Awards at major and minor level are effective   cannot be responsible for course alterations
                                                     within the QQI system. Every attempt has        that may be required by QQI or if for any
                                                     been made by Dunboyne College to provide        reason, due to rationalisation, we need to
                                                     current and anticipated award titles and        change the content of any of our modules.
                                                     course content in this prospectus but it is     In line with the development of the
                                                     possible that the published award titles and    accreditation and quality assurance process
                                                     module titles may be altered as current QQI     for learners QQI has, since 2009, been
                                                     developments evolve. Students need to           developing a common awards system for all
                                                     familiarise themselves with the appropriate     of its QQI certified awards. This means that
                                                     award and module titles prior to applying for   all awards previously issued by FÁS, NCVA,
                                                     courses at the college. In the event of any     Teagasc, and Fáilte Ireland will be issued by
                                                     doubt, applicants should consult the QQI        QQI only under Quality and Qualifications
                                                     website www.QQI.ie. The college                 Ireland (QQI).

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Studying at
      Dunboyne College

      APPLICATION PROCEDURE                          FEES
       1. Applications can be made online at         Course fees range from €450 to €900,
         www. dunboynecollege.ie. from               depending on equipment required. Course
         November 2020 to September 2021.            fees for the academic year 2021/2022 will
                                                     be published on our website. The prices
       2. After registering online, students will
                                                     quoted on our website include exam fees,
        receive a text and email to notify them
                                                     student service fees, government levy, all
        they have pre-registered and can log in
                                                     course materials, equipment, educational
        to view and track their application.
                                                     trips and additional exam fees for outside
       3. Applicants will be notified by text and    examining bodies. Please note that cash is
        email of their interview date in January,    not accepted as payment.
        March, April or May 2021 when initial
        interviews for early applicants will         TERMS AND CONDITIONS
        take place. Applicants should dress          Payment of the full fee within the specified
        appropriately, as for any interview, and     timeframe guarantees a student a place
        should upload the following in advance       on the course they have been offered.
        of the interview:                            €200 of this fee is a government levy and
                                                     is refundable for full medical card holders
         (i). Copy of most recent school report or
                                                     and those on grants or Back to Education
           examination results − non-returnable
                                                     Allowance. The €50 exam fee is also
           (for example, mock results).
                                                     refundable to medical card holders.
         (ii). Reference from teacher, employer
                                                     No cash will be accepted at the office.
           or coach.
                                                     Payments can only be made online.
         (iv). 100-word personal statement
                                                     All students can claim a refund for their
           on, “Why this course is right for
                                                     courses up to Friday, 24thSeptember 2021
           me,” which should outline reasons
                                                     if they decline their place. The college
           for choosing the course. Further
                                                     retains a €30 administration fee if a refund
           instructions on this statement are on
                                                     is claimed before this date. Fees are non-
           our website.
                                                     refundable after this date.
       4. Successful applicants will then
                                                     Demand for places is usually high. We will
        be able to pay fees online at www.
                                                     interview for all courses. All prospective
        dunboynecollege.ie.
                                                     students should apply early.
       5. Late applicants can apply online
                                                     Please note that all courses in Dunboyne
        for vacant places at any time before
                                                     College are officially full-time courses,
        September 2021 and will be interviewed
                                                     although you may only receive direct
        in May and September for vacant
                                                     tuition in the college for 2-4 days per week.
        places. A grant can be applied for from
                                                     It is expected that students will use the
        www.susi.ie.
                                                     other days for work experience or for study

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Studying at
     Dunboyne College

     and assignments. Any letter confirming a     GRADING SCHEME FOR
     student’s registration in the college will   ASSESSMENT
     state that the course is full-time.          The following grading scheme, used by
     Timetables are issued in September on day    Dunboyne College of Further Education in
     of start-up.                                 relation to QQI Level 5 and Level
                                                  6 Courses, is as follows:
     ASSESSMENT
     Most courses will be assessed through        80 – 100%         Distinction
     continuous assessment. This means that       65 – 79%          Merit
     modules are assessed with a combination      50 – 64%          Pass
     of exams and assignments. Assignments        0 – 49%           Unsuccessful
     can take various forms, including            Briefs (explanatory documents) will be
     written projects, reports, essays, skills    given to students by the tutors for all
     demonstrations, orals presentations or       assessments.
     electronic work. Results for exams and
     assignments are combined to give the         There are six possible assessment
     overall result for the module.               techniques:
                                                   1. Collection of work
                                                   2. Student record
                                                   3. Examination
                                                   4. Assignment
                                                   5. Project
                                                   6. Skills demonstration

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Student
      Facilities

      COLLEGE ADMINISTRATION
      OFFICE
      The college administration office is open     The college does NOT arrange placements
      between 8:00am and 4:00pm Monday              for learners - it is part of your course
      to Friday. Students’ queries are dealt with   and learning that you arrange your own
      during these hours. Documents which           work placement. However, individual
      require the college stamp may be left in      Work Experience tutors will advise as to
      the office and will usually be ready for      appropriate organisations to approach
      collection the following day.                 in order to ensure students experience
                                                    relevant and valuable placements.
      LIBRARY
                                                    This is a core module, which means that
      The college library is open every day
                                                    a learner will not be awarded their full
      from 8.00am to 4.00pm. The library is
                                                    QQI certificate unless they pass the
      equipped with both module specific books
                                                    Work Experience module. Doing a work
      and a collection of eBooks for further
                                                    placement is a core part of this module.
      study. Students need their college ID to
      borrow books, and can take out books          Each student at Level 5 needs to do at
      for up to two weeks at a time. The library    least 60 hours in their work placement in
      provides computers and desk space for         order to fulfil this part of the course.
      independent study as well as a colour
                                                    Level 6 learners need to undertake 120
      printer for student use.
                                                    hours in a supervisory role in a placement
                                                    that is related to their course.
      COFFEE SHOP
      Open from 8:30am to 4:00pm Monday             Learners who are studying Nursing Studies
      to Friday. The coffee shop operates as a      must complete specific requirements
      private franchise and supplies soup, tea,     which will be issued to them by their Work
      coffee, hot chocolate, snacks, and fresh      Experience tutors, before commencing
      sandwiches. Students are requested to         a clinical placement. Students studying
      co-operate in keeping the coffee shop tidy.   any of the healthcare courses (Nursing,
                                                    Childcare, Applied Social Studies) need to
      WORK EXPERIENCE                               be cleared for Garda Vetting before they
      Students in Dunboyne College of Further       will be taken on by most work places, as do
      Education are expected to get a work          learners who wish to work with minors in
      placement in an area that relates to their    any capacity. This can apply to learners on
      course.                                       a sports course or a pre-arts course.

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College Communication
     with Students

     WEB-TEXTING                                  E-MAIL
     Web-texting is a quick and simple service    Students attending Dunboyne College of
     of sending text messages to mobile           Further Education will be provided with a
     phones from any web-enabled computer         college email address. The college will only
     in minutes. The college may use this         use this email address to communicate
     service to inform individual students or     with the student. It is important that
     class groups about various issues that may   students log in to their college email daily.
     arise.
                                                  SOCIAL MEDIA
     MOODLE                                       Get fully connected with Dunboyne
     Moodle is a course management system         College of Further Education by following
     that provides an effective learning          us on Facebook and Instagram:
     platform for students to enhance
     communication. The system provides               facebook.com/dunboynecollege
     access to a wide variety of resources.           @dunboynecollege
     The college also uses this platform to           #BeginHereGoAnywhere
     communicate important notices with
     students.

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Support
      Services

      LEARNING HUB                                   CAREER GUIDANCE
      Students will be able to avail of assistance   The Career Guidance and Counselling
      from Student Support Services that are         department consists of Meabh Nimmo and
      based in the Learning Hub. These services      Derek Ball. Meabh and Derek will regularly
      include: career guidance and well-being        visit each class during the academic year
      counselling services that are available to     to provide information and advice on the
      support you in your learning, future career    following:
      choices or progression to further studies;
                                                      • Timetables and Awards
      academic support appointments on a
      one-to-one basis; and additional support        • CAO, UCAS (UK) and Direct Applications
      to students with mobility or additional         • Employment Options
      learning difficulties. Students using           • The Higher Education Links Scheme
      the Learning Hub will have access to: •
                                                      • HEAR and DARE
      Computers • Printer • Photocopying
      • Specialised software/hardware • Internet.     • Mature Applications
                                                      • Career Research
      MATURE STUDENTS SUPPORT                        Our Guidance Department will be
      The college welcomes adults over 23 who
                                                     available throughout the Year. Students
      wish to return to education and who wish
                                                     may make an appointment through the
      to retrain in new skills and technologies. A
                                                     Dunboyne College website or avail of the
      meeting is arranged early in the academic
                                                     drop-in service. They can obtain advice
      year, this gives the student an opportunity
                                                     and practical guidance on planning their
      to meet other mature students and to
                                                     career progression to further study or
      become familiar with the college.
                                                     employment.
      We also organise lunchtime meetings and
                                                     Central Applications Office applications
      refreshments for mature students on a
                                                     for third level courses close in January (for
      regular basis.
                                                     reduced fee applications) and 1st February
      A special study skills seminar is run for      for normal applications.
      mature students in the first few weeks of
      college. Additional supports are readily
      available, particularly around the areas
      of IT and competent use of computers.
      Mature students are encouraged to attend
      these once-off meetings, even if it means
      missing class, as they will help students
      to adjust to college life. Students are
      encouraged to visit the student support
      office regularly.

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Support
     Services

     COUNSELLING
     Personal Counselling is available to          We provide services to all students with
     students to assist with issues which may      additional needs, which may include, but is
     arise in the course of the academic year,     not limited to:
     for example difficulty in adjusting to
                                                    • Visual Impairment
     college demands, time management,
                                                    • Hearing Impairment
     exam anxiety, or other ongoing concerns.
     Personal counselling is bound by               • Mental Health Conditions
     strict confidential ethical guidelines.        • Physical or Mobility Difficulties
     Appointments can be made through the           • Specific Learning Difficulties, e.g.
     website, a mentor or directly with Meabh-        Dyslexia, Dyspraxia
     MNimmo. dbc@lmetb.ie, Derek- DBall.            • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
     dbc@lmetb.ie or Maria Parker – Mparker.        • Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention
     dbc@lmetb.ie                                     Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
                                                    • Developmental Co-ordination
     SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL                              Disorders (Dyspraxia / Dysgraphia)
     NEEDS SUPPORT
                                                    • Neurological Conditions
     Dunboyne College of Further Education
                                                    • Significant On-going Illnesses
     is committed to providing the best
     possible learning environment in relation     Students who have been assessed as
     to students with special educational          having additional needs or a disability
     needs and disabilities. Dunboyne College      should contact the Student Support
     welcomes applications from students           Services early in the academic year to
     with special needs and makes provision,       discuss their individual needs and their
     wherever possible, to facilitate access and   individual support plan.
     participation in the academic courses and     All enquiries to Catherine Joyce at
     student life.                                 CJoyce.dbc@lmetb.ie.

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Grant
      Information

      BACK TO EDUCATION                               ENGLISH LANGUAGE
      ALLOWANCE                                       PROFICIENCY
      The Back to Education Allowance (BTEA)          Students who do not have English as a
      allows qualifying persons to return to full-    first language may be asked to take a
      time education in approved courses while        proficiency test to ascertain whether they
      continuing to get income support.               will benefit from a specific course. It may
                                                      be advisable for some students to consider
      The BTEA allows people in receipt of
                                                      a QQI Level 4 programme while improving
      certain social welfare payments to retain
                                                      their language skills. We do have English
      those payments whilst participating in
                                                      as an Additional Language (EAL) support
      approved full-time courses in further and
                                                      in place for students whose English is at
      higher education.
                                                      an appropriate standard in order for them
      Check www.studentfinance.ie for more            to participate to participate in a Level
      information or talk to your local Social        5 course, but who may need help with
      Welfare Office.                                 language skills.

      MAINTENANCE GRANTS                              COLLEGE START PROGRAMME
      Students who are entering an approved           Feeling nervous about pursuing your
      full-time Post Leaving Certificate (PLC)        education? Why not avail of our college
      course for the first time in 2020/2021          start programme which allows you to
      or who are already attending approved           complete your QQI Level 5 over the space
      PLC courses are eligible to apply for           of two years. With additional support and
      a maintenance grant. This grant does            supplemental options, this programme
      not cover the cost of registration or           could be what you need to get you started
      examination fees. It is a maintenance grant     on the pathway to your future career.
      paid each month directly into the student’s
      bank account.
      Students apply for the PLC Maintenance
      Grant at www. susi.ie. It is not necessary
      for students to know the exact course they
      will be 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

PROSPECTUS 2021                                                                                     17
Social Studies /
Social Care

                                He
Applied Social Studies 5M2181
Youth and
  Community Work

ealthcare
  Youth Work 5M4732

              Healthcare
  Department          • Social Studies / Social Care                   20

                      • Youth and Community Work                       21

                      • Applied Psychology                             22

                      • Criminology and Psychology                     23

                      • Childcare / Special Needs Assistant            24

                      • Pre-University Nursing with Midwifery Option   25

                      • Health Care Assistant                          26

                      • Pre-Paramedic Fire and Ambulance               27

                      • Physiotherapy Studies                          28

                      • Occupational Therapy Studies                   29

                      • Pharmacy Assistant                             30
Social Studies /
     Social Care
     Applied Social Studies 5M2181

     WHAT IS APPLIED
     SOCIAL STUDIES?                                   CERTIFICATION
     This one-year course will aim to prepare           • QQI Level 5 in Applied Social
     participants for work with people in a social        Studies 5M2181
     care, community development or residential        CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
     setting. The care worker needs social,
     communication and caring skills to work with      Graduates may pursue a certificate or
     individuals and groups. Many of the skills        degree course in many of the Institutes
     acquired will be transferable for use with        of Technology or universities around
     adolescents, families and the elderly in a        the country or alternatively may seek
     caring, educational or development role.          immediate employment in a range of
     The Applied Social Studies QQI course will        Community Care, Health Care, and
     lay a foundation for these skills and provide     Community Development centres/
     the work experience to put learning into          initiatives. There are now a large range
     practice. This course will serve as training      of Social Studies or Community Care
     for social care/community care/ healthcare        certificate and degree courses available
     sectors or as a link to Applied Social Studies/   to graduates on the newly expanded
     Social Care or Nursing certificate or degree      QQI links programme. For example
     courses in many Institutes of Technology          there are 10 places in Maynooth
     throughout the country. This programme is         University through Social Science and
     ideal for both school leavers and experienced     over 175 places through First Arts as well
     mature persons seeking a formal education.        as five places in UCD and a large quota
                                                       in other third level colleges like Athlone
                                                       IT, TU Dublin - Blanchardstown, Carlow
     COURSE CONTENT                                    IT, DCU, TU Dublin, NUIG, Dundalk
     A theoretical approach to community               Institute of Technology, University of
     and health services/social studies will be        Limerick, Limerick IT, Letterkenny IT, St.
     complemented by practical experience. The         Patrick’s College Maynooth, Milltown,
     following modules will be offered in 2021,        Marino Institute of Education, NCI, Sligo
     subject to availability and demand:               IT, IT Tallaght, Tralee IT, UCC, UCD, and
      • Social Studies                                 Waterford Institute of Technology.
      • Applied Psychology                             EXAMPLES OF HIGHER
      • Intercultural Studies
                                                       EDUCATION PROGRESSION:
      • Human Growth and Development
      • Young People and Society                       TU Dublin - Blanchardstown: TU991
      • Community Addiction Studies                    Applied Social Studies in Social Care
      • Criminology                                    (Level 8, 4 Years)
      • Understanding Mental Health                    TU Dublin – City Campus: TU996
      • Communications                                 Social Care (Level 8, 3 Years)
      • Work Experience                                Maynooth: MH107 Social Science (Level
      • Word Processing                                8, 4 Years)
                                                       DKIT: DK862 Social Care (Level 8, 4
                                                       Years)

                                                       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

20                                Healthcare Department                                     DUNBOYNE COLLEGE OF FURTHER EDUCATION
Youth and
      Community Work
      Youth Work 5M4732

      WHAT IS YOUTH AND
      COMMUNITY WORK ?                                  CERTIFICATION:
      This one-year course is designed for those         • QQI Level 5 Award in Youth Work
      who would like to pursue a career in the             (5M4732)
      youth and community sector. It is ideal for       CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
      anyone who would enjoy working with young
      people in a range of community-based              Graduates of the Youth and Community
      settings. The course content will focus on        QQI Award can progress to many
      current challenges faced by young people,         degree courses including Community
      in particular, around sensitive issues such as,   and Youth Work, Applied Social Studies
      substance misuse, youth unemployment,             and Applied Social Care at Universities
      homelessness and the impact of social media       and Institutes of Technology including
      on the young people of today’s society.           Maynooth, TU Dublin – City Campus,
                                                        Blanchardstown and Tallaght. Students
                                                        can progress onto the Level 8 QQI
      COURSE CONTENT                                    award in Planning and Environment
      The following modules will be offered in 2021,    at TU Dublin – City Campus and
      subject to availability and demand:               Sustainable Energy at TU Dublin -
                                                        Tallaght. Future areas of employment
       • Understanding Youthwork
                                                        can include Advice Worker, Community
       • Working with Young People
                                                        Development Worker, Community
       • Young People and Society
                                                        Education Officer, Family Support
       • Human Growth and Development
                                                        Worker, Social Worker, Youth
       • Community Addiction Studies
                                                        Worker. Many graduates seek direct
       • Social Studies
                                                        employment within the sector.
       • Word Processing
       • Communications                                 EXAMPLES OF HIGHER
       • Work Experience
                                                        EDUCATION PROGRESSION:
       • Criminology
       • Intercultural Studies                          NUIM: MH116 Community and Youth
       • Applied Psychology                             Work (Level 8, 4 Years)
                                                        TU Dublin – Blanchardstown: TU991
                                                        Applied Social Studies (Level 8, 4 Years)
                                                        TU Dublin – Blanchardstown: TU992
                                                        Community and Youth Development
                                                        (Level 8, 4 Years)
                                                        TU Dublin – Tallaght: TU997 Applied
                                                        Social Care (Level 8, 4 Years)

                                                        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

PROSPECTUS 2021                                                         Healthcare Department       21
Applied
     Psychology
     Community and Health Services 5M4468

     WHAT IS APPLIED
     PSYCHOLOGY?                                      CERTIFICATION :
     This one-year course is designed for those        • QQI Level 5 Award in Community
     who have an interest in psychology and              Health Services (5M4468)
     aims to give participants an introduction         • Occupational First Aid
     to the core theories and methodologies of        CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
     psychology and prepare them for further
                                                      Graduates from this course will be able
     study at third level. In addition, this course
                                                      to apply for third level education courses
     lays the foundation for a wide variety of
                                                      in Maynooth University, UCC, UL, NUI
     ‘people-focused’ careers in social research,
                                                      Galway, WIT, DBS, IT Sligo, NCI, IADT, as
     health care, community support, information      well as accessing careers in community
     officer, and youth work. On completion of        health areas. The course content covers
     the course, students will also have developed    subjects essential to those seeking to
     skills that are useful to careers in human       progress to further studies and provides
     resources, marketing, and public relations.      progression links to Level 8 PSI (The
     This programme is ideal for both school          Psychological Society of Ireland)
     leavers and experienced mature persons           accredited courses. Students can also
     seeking a formal education.                      progress to general courses in areas like
                                                      Arts, Social Studies, Education, Health,
     COURSE CONTENT                                   Business and Sports Rehabilitation course
                                                      in colleges like Maynooth University, TU
     The following modules will be offered in 2021,   Dublin - Blanchardstown, UCD, UCC,
     subject to availability and demand:              TU Dublin – City Campus, IT Carlow, CIT,
      • Human Growth and Development                  LIT, Letterkenny, IADT DBS or Waterford.
      • Applied Psychology                            The course opens up careers in areas like
      • Community Addiction Studies                   education, management, counselling,
                                                      research, social services, advertising, etc.
      • Behavioural Studies
                                                      There are also other opportunities in third
      • Criminology
                                                      level colleges all around Ireland. We have,
      • Communications
                                                      for example, a very close link with Bangor
      • Work Experience                               University in Wales.
      • Social Studies
      • Safety and Health at Work                     Alternatively, students may seek
      • Word Processing                               immediate employment in a range
                                                      of community care, health care, and
                                                      community development centres/
                                                      initiatives.
                                                      EXAMPLES OF HIGHER
                                                      EDUCATION PROGRESSION:
                                                      IADT: DL825 Applied Psychology (Level
                                                      8, 4 Years)
                                                      Maynooth: MH101 Arts with
                                                      Psychological Studies (Level 8, 3 Years)
                                                      Maynooth: MH106 Psychology (Level 8,
                                                      3 Years)
                                                      NCI: NC010 Psychology (Level 8, 3 Years)
                                                      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

22                                Healthcare Department                                       DUNBOYNE COLLEGE OF FURTHER EDUCATION
Criminology and
      Psychology
      Community and Health Services 5M4468

      WHAT IS CRIMINOLOGY
      AND PSYCHOLOGY?                                  CERTIFICATION
      This one-year course aims to introduce            • QQI Level 5 Award in Community
      students, who have an interest in criminal          Health Services (5M4468)
      behaviour and criminal law, to the knowledge     CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
      that will help them to fully explore and         Graduates may pursue degree courses
      understand the way in which we think             such as Applied Psychology, Psychological
      about and administer crimes in Ireland. On       Studies, Psychology, and Criminology at
      completion of this course, students will gain    Universities and IT’s including Maynooth,
      valuable knowledge and skills which will allow   IADT, NCI and UCC. Students can also
      them to progress smoothly to third level         progress onto the Level 8 QQI award in
      options.                                         DNA and Forensic Analysis at TU Dublin
                                                       - Tallaght or Applied Social Care at TU
      COURSE CONTENT                                   Dublin – City Campus. Graduates may
                                                       also progress onto many other degrees
      The following modules will be offered in 2021,   at Level 7 and 8 in Universities and ITs
      subject to availability and demand:              or private colleges around the country,
       • Criminology                                   along with progression options to the UK.
       • Psychology                                    Future areas of employment can include
       • Criminal Law                                  Research positions, working within the
                                                       social care or legal systems, working in the
       • Legal Practice and Procedures
                                                       field of Psychology. Alternatively, students
       • Human Growth and Development
                                                       may progress directly into employment.
       • Word Processing
       • Communications                                EXAMPLES OF HIGHER
       • Work Experience                               EDUCATION PROGRESSION:
       • Safety and Health at Work
                                                       CRIMINOLOGY
       • Behavioural Studies
                                                       NUIM: MH101 ARTS-Criminology Studies
                                                       (Level 8, 3 Years)
                                                       UCC: CK113 Criminology (Level 8, 3 Years)
                                                       TU Dublin – Tallaght: TU864 DNA and
                                                       Forensic Analysis (Level 8, 3 Years)
                                                       PSYCHOLOGY
                                                       NUIM: MH101 ARTS-Psychological
                                                       Studies (Level 8, 3 Years)
                                                       IADT: DL825 Applied Psychology (Level
                                                       8, 4 Years)
                                                       NCI: NC010 Psychology (Level 8, 3 Years)
                                                       NUIM: MH106 Psychology (Level 8, 3
                                                       Years)
                                                       TU Dublin – City Campus: TU996 Social
                                                       Care (Level 8, 3 Years)

                                                       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

PROSPECTUS 2021                                                         Healthcare Department         23
NEW

     Childcare / Special
     Needs Assistant
     QQI Level 5/6 Early Learning and Care                                                                 Optional Year 2
                                                                                                          QQI Level 6 Available

     WHAT IS CHILDCARE?                               CERTIFICATION:
     This two-year course will aim to prepare          • 2 Year QQI Level 6 in Early Learning
     participants for work with young children           and Care (option of exiting after year
     in the rapidly expanding world of childcare         1 with a QQI Level 5)
     and crèche supervision/management.
     The childcare worker needs social,                • First Aid Response
     communication and caring skills to work with      • Child Protection Online Course
     individuals and groups. Childcare will lay a
                                                      CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
     foundation for these skills and provide the
     work experience to put learning into practice.   Graduates may pursue level 7/8 Early
     This course will serve as training for crèche/   Childhood degree courses in Maynooth
     community care/healthcare industries             University, DCU, University of Limerick,
     or as a link to childcare or early childhood     UCC, Marino Institute of Education, as
     education courses in many Universities and       well as in TU Dublin - Blanchardstown, IT
     IT colleges throughout the country and           Carlow and many other IT colleges around
     the UK. Successful applicants can also gain      the country. Students can progress to
     employment as a Special Needs Assistant          Year 3 of Early Childhood degrees in
     sin a range of educational settings. This        many UK Universities. Students may
     programme is ideal for both school leavers       also seek immediate employment in a
     and experienced mature persons seeking a         range of childcare centres, classrooms or
     formal education.                                community initiatives.
                                                      Early Learning and Care graduates can
     COURSE CONTENT                                   access the 175 places in First Arts in
     A theoretical approach to childcare and          Maynooth University, or progress to Social
     special needs assisting will be complemented     Care/Social Study degree programmes in
     by practical experience. The following           TU Dublin and Primary School Teaching.
     modules will be offered in 2021, subject to      EXAMPLES OF HIGHER
     availability and demand:
                                                      EDUCATION PROGRESSION:
        Level 5 – Year 1                              Maynooth: MH801 Early Childhood
      • Professional Practice Placements in Early     Teaching and Learning (Level 8, 3 Years)
        Learning and Care
      • Legislation, Regulations and Children’s       TU Dublin – Blanchardstown: TU993
        Rights                                        Early Childhood Care and Education
      • The Developing Child                          (Level 8, 4 Years)
      • Curriculum, Play and Creative Studies         Marino Institute of Education: CM020
      • Understanding and Assisting Children          Early Childhood Education (Level 8, 4
        with Additional Needs                         Years)
      • Holistic Care of Children
                                                      TU Dublin – City Campus: TU995 Early
        Level 6 – Year 2                              Childhood Education (Level 8, 3 Years)
      • Advanced Professional Practice                DCU: DC001 Early Childhood
        Placements in Early Learning and Care         Education (Level 8, 4 Years)
      • Sociology and Social Policy in Early
        Learning and Care                             Sunderland University (UK): Entry to
      • Developmental Psychology                      Year 3 of BA in Childhood Studies (Level
      • Curriculum and Pedagogy                       8, 3 Years)
      • Supervision and Leadership in Early           ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
        Learning and Care
                                                       • Leaving Cert or LCA
      • Inclusive Early Learning and Care
                                                       • Mature students of all backgrounds
      • Administration in the Early Learning and
                                                       • Other equivalent qualification
        Care Sector
                                                      All applicants will be interviewed
                                                      regardless of previous qualifications.
                                                      Apply directly at www.dunboynecollege.ie

24                                Healthcare Department                                    DUNBOYNE COLLEGE OF FURTHER EDUCATION
Pre-University Nursing
      with Midwifery Option
      Nursing 5M4349                                                                  Excellent Links      Optional Year 2
                                                                                    with UK Universities   QQI Level 6 Available

      WHAT IS NURSING STUDIES?                          CERTIFICATION:
      This one-year course will aim to prepare           • QQI Level 5 in Nursing 5M4349
      participants for work with people in a             • Patient Handling; CPR; Basic First Aid;
      hospital, respite care, social care, community       Child Protection Online Course
      development or residential setting. Nurses
      need social, communication and caring skills      CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
      to work with individuals and groups. Nursing      Graduates may pursue a degree in
      Studies will lay a foundation for these skills    many of the Institutes of Technology
      and provide the work experience to put            around the country to study General,
      learning into practice. This programme is         Psychiatric, Mental Health or Children’s
      ideal for both school leavers and experienced     Nursing. They may alternatively seek
      mature persons seeking a formal education.        immediate employment in a range of
      The aim of the course is to provide the           hospitals, community care, and healthcare
      academic and practical foundation for entry       initiatives. There are now many nursing
      into nursing training as well as the social and   degree courses available to graduates
      human skills necessary for the career.            on the newly expanded QQI links
                                                        programme in colleges like DCU, UCD,
      COURSE CONTENT                                    Trinity, TU Dublin - Blanchardstown,
                                                        Carlow College, Maynooth University
      A theoretical approach to nursing will be
                                                        (incl. St. Patrick’s College), Athlone IT, TU
      complemented by practical experience. The
                                                        Dublin, Dundalk Institute of Technology,
      following modules will be offered in 2021,
                                                        Galway Mayo Institute, National University
      subject to availability and demand:
                                                        of Ireland Galway (NUIG), St. Angela’s
       • Nursing Theory and Practice                    College Sligo, University of Limerick, IT
       • Communications                                 Carlow, Letterkenny IT, St Angela’s Sligo,
       • Anatomy and Physiology                         Tralee IT, UCC, and Waterford Institute
       • Word Processing                                of Technology. Nursing graduates can
       • Biology                                        also access one of the over places in
       • Work Experience                                First Arts in Maynooth University. The
       • Human Growth and Development                   qualification can also be used for entry
       • Mathematics                                    into third level courses in the Social Care/
       • Care of the Older Person                       Social Studies area. This course will also
       • Maternity Care Support                         help you to seek out links to the many
       • Infection Prevention and Control               nursing degree programmes in the UK
       • Care Skills                                    like The University of West London, Edge
                                                        Hill University, Southampton University,
                                                        Staffordshire University, Liverpool, Bath,
                                                        South Bank, Edinburgh (Scotland) and
                                                        Bangor University (Wales), where we have
                                                        close links.
                                                        EXAMPLES OF HIGHER
                                                        EDUCATION PROGRESSION:
                                                        General Nursing: DCU DC218, Trinity
                                                        TR093, Dundalk Institute of Technology
                                                        DK 870, UCD DN450
           ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                           Mental Health Nursing:
                                                        DCU DC216,Trinity TR095, UCD DN453,
            • Leaving Cert or LCA
                                                        Dundalk Institute of Technology, DK874
            • Mature Students of all backgrounds
            • Other equivalent qualification            Intellectual Disability Nursing: DCU
                                                        DC217, Trinity TR097, Dundalk Institute of
           All applicants will be interviewed           Technology DK872
           regardless of previous qualifications
                                                        Midwifery: UCD DN452, Trinity TR913,
           Apply directly at www.dunboynecollege.ie     Dundalk Institute of Technology DK877

PROSPECTUS 2021                                                           Healthcare Department                                    25
Healthcare
     Assistant
     Health Service Skills 5M3782                                                                           Optional Year 2
                                                                                                           QQI Level 6 Available

     WHAT IS HEALTH
     SERVICE SKILLS?                                  CERTIFICATION:
     This one-year course will aim to prepare          • QQI Level 5 in Health Service Skills
     participants for work with people in a              5M3782
     hospital, respite care, social care, community    • Patient Handling
     development or residential setting. The           • CPR
     healthcare worker needs the social,
                                                       • Basic First Aid
     communication and caring skills to work with
     individuals and groups. Healthcare Skills will    • Child Protection Online Course
     lay a foundation for these skills and provide
                                                      CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
     the work experience to put learning into
     practice. This programme is ideal for both       Graduates may pursue Level 8 honours
     school leavers and experienced mature            degree courses in many of the colleges
     persons seeking a formal education. The          around the country such as TU Dublin,
     aim of the course is to provide the human        Athlone IT, DCU, Dundalk Institute
     skills necessary for a career in the general     of Technology, Marino Institute of
     healthcare area.                                 Education, IT Carlow, Galway Mayo
                                                      Institute, University of Limerick,
                                                      Letterkenny IT, St Angela’s Sligo, Tralee
     COURSE CONTENT
                                                      IT,TCD, UCC, UCD, Waterford Institute
     The following modules will be offered in 2021,   of Technology (or any college under
     subject to availability and demand:              Applied Social Studies) or they can
      • Care Support                                  access Level 7 ordinary degrees in many
      • Communications                                of the IT colleges in the country in other
      • Infection Prevention and Control              disciplines. Graduates may alternatively
      • Work Experience                               seek immediate employment in a range
      • Care Skills                                   of hospitals, community care, nursing
      • Word Processing                               homes and health care initiatives. The
      • Care of the Older Person                      qualification can also be used for entry
      • Understanding Mental Health                   into third level courses in the Social Care/
      • Nursing Theory and Practice                   Social Studies area. This course will also
                                                      help you to seek out links to degree
                                                      programmes in the UK.

                                                      EXAMPLES OF HIGHER
                                                      EDUCATION PROGRESSION:
                                                      Waterford Institute of Technology:
                                                      WD188 Applied Health Care (Level 7, 3
                                                      Years)
                                                      TU Dublin – Blanchardstown: TU991
                                                      Applied Social Studies (Level 8, 4 years)
                                                      Maynooth: MH107 Social Science (Level
                                                      8, 4 years)

                                                      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

26                                Healthcare Department                                     DUNBOYNE COLLEGE OF FURTHER EDUCATION
Pre-Paramedic Fire
      and Ambulance
      Community and Health Services 5M4468

      WHAT IS PRE-PARAMEDIC FIRE
      AND AMBULANCE?                                   CERTIFICATION
      This is an ideal course for anyone seeking a      • QQI Level 5 Award in Youth Work
      career in the emergency services. It will be a      (5M4732)
      one-year course will equip learners with all      • Occupational First Aid Patient
      the vital skills needed to work in this fast-     • Moving and Handling
      paced environment. Not only will you learn
      about skills needed in the healthcare sector,    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
      you will also gain a good foundation if you      Students from this course will gain a
      wish to progress further in your studies.        strong foundation in the paramedic
                                                       sector. They can then progress to several
      COURSE CONTENT                                   very specific training awards such as
                                                       Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
      The following modules will be offered in 2021,   with the National Ambulance Service
      subject to availability and demand:              and Ambulance Training. Students can
       • Anatomy and Physiology                        also progress to UCD to complete the
                                                       Diploma in Emergency Medical Science
       • Child Health and Well-being
                                                       provided by the HSE. IT Carlow provide a
       • Care of the Older Person
                                                       Bachelor of Business Emergency Services
       • Safety and Health at Work
                                                       Management at a Level 8 over 4 years.
       • Emergency Department Care Skills              Mature students may apply for Paramedic
       • Word Processing                               Studies at University of Limerick.
       • Communications                                Alternatively, students can use the results
       • Work Experience                               of this course to apply for other health
       • Care Support                                  related and non-health related degrees
       • Nursing Theory and Practice                   at Level 7 and 8 in Universities and ITs/
                                                       Private colleges throughout the country.

                                                       EXAMPLES OF HIGHER
                                                       EDUCATION PROGRESSION:
                                                       National Ambulance Service:
                                                       Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
                                                       Ambulance Training.ie
                                                       UL: LM103 BSc Paramedic Studies
                                                       (Level 8, 4 Years)
                                                       IT Carlow: CW-BSEMS-B
                                                       Bachelor of Business Emergency Services
                                                       Management (Level 8, 4 Years)
                                                       UCD: Diploma in Emergency Medical
                                                       Science (Through the HSE, EMT required
                                                       First, 2 Years)

                                                       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

PROSPECTUS 2021                                                         Healthcare Department        27
Physiotherapy
     Studies
     Health Service Skills 5M3782

     WHAT IS PHYSIOTHERAPY
     STUDIES?                                          CERTIFICATION:
     Students who undertake this one-year               • QQI Level 5 in Health Service Skills
     course in Physiotherapy studies will gain an         5M3782
     understanding of the principles and practices      • Massage
     of rehabilitation and an insight into how to       • Occupational First Aid
     assess and treat clients whose movement
                                                        • Patient Handling
     is restricted by illness, injury, disability or
     age. Learners will gain the skills needed by      CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
     the HSE to work in the healthcare sector,
                                                       This course enables graduates to
     which will help them to understand therapy
                                                       progress to a Level 6 QQI award in
     programmes and support clients in restoring
                                                       Physiotherapy and thereafter progress
     or improving their mobility.
                                                       to the Level 8 degree offed at the Royal
                                                       College of Surgeons. Alternatively,
     COURSE CONTENT                                    students can progress to a sports or
     The following modules will be offered in 2021,    science related Level 8 degree and then
     subject to availability and demand:               to the Level 9 Physiotherapy at UCD.
                                                       There are many progression options
      • Physiotherapy Assistance Practice
                                                       for students to study Physiotherapy in
      • Physiotherapy Assistance Therapy Theory
                                                       the UK. Graduates may also apply for
      • Care Support
                                                       several other Level 7 and 8 degrees
      • Work Experience
                                                       in universities and ITs or private
      • Communications
                                                       colleges around the country. The Pre-
      • Infection Protection and Control
                                                       Physiotherapy course is very valuable for
      • Anatomy and Physiology Body Massage
                                                       students and permits them to directly
      • Human Growth and Development
                                                       access employment.
      • Care Skills
      • Safety and Health at work                      EXAMPLES OF HIGHER
      • Nutrition                                      EDUCATION PROGRESSION:
      • Exercise and Fitness
                                                       Colaiste Ide: 6M5147 Pre-University
      • Kinesiology
                                                       Physiotherapy (Level 6, 1 year)
      • Body Massage and Figure Analysis
                                                       Drogheda College of Further
                                                       Education: 6M5147 Pre-University
                                                       Physiotherapy (Level 6, 1 Year)
                                                       Royal College of Surgeons: RC004
                                                       Physiotherapy (Level 8, 4 years) (Level
                                                       5 and 6 / Mature Entry requirement)
                                                       Waterford Institute of Technology:
                                                       WD006 Health and Exercise Science
                                                       (Level 8, 4 Years)

                                                       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

28                                Healthcare Department                                     DUNBOYNE COLLEGE OF FURTHER EDUCATION
NEW

      Occupational
      Therapy Studies
      Health Service Skills 5M3782

      WHAT IS OCCUPATIONAL
      THERAPY STUDIES?                                 CERTIFICATION
      This course is aimed at students interested in    • QQI Level 5 in Health Service Skills
      pursuing a career in Occupational Therapy.          5M3782
      Students who undertake this one-year
      course in Occupational Therapy studies           CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
      will gain an understanding of the principles     This course enables graduates to
      and practices of rehabilitation, treatment       progress to a sports or science related
      of injured, ill, or disabled patients through    Level 8 degrees and then to the Level 9
      the therapeutic use of everyday activities.      Occupational Therapy at University of
      Students will develop an understanding of        Limerick.
      impaired mobility and its impact on human        There are many progression options for
      occupational performance and ability             students to study Occupational Therapy
      and the role of occupational therapy in          in the UK. Graduates may also apply for
      current healthcare services. Students will       several other Level 7 and 8 degrees in
      gain an insight into the development and         universities and ITs or private colleges
      implementation of therapeutic programmes.        around the country.
      Students will gain the skills needed by
                                                       Mature students are eligible to apply to
      the HSE to work in the healthcare sector,        Occupational Therapy at Trinity College
      which will help them to understand therapy       Dublin, University College Cork and NUI
      programmes and support clients in restoring      Galway.
      or improving their mobility.
                                                       Successful graduates can gain
                                                       employment as Occupational Therapy
      COURSE CONTENT                                   Assistant in the HSE or private health
      The following modules will be offered in 2021,   service providers.
      subject to availability and demand:
       • Anatomy and Physiology                        EXAMPLES OF HIGHER
       • Care Support
                                                       EDUCATION PROGRESSION:
       • Communications                                Institute of Technology Carlow: CW188
       • Work Experience                               Sport Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy
       • Infection Prevention and Control              (Level 8, 4 Years)
       • Human Growth and Development                  Waterford Institute of Technology:
       • Care Skills                                   WD006 Health and Exercise Science
       • Safety and Health at Work                     (Level 8, 4 Years)
       • Occupational Therapy Assistant Practice
       • Occupational Therapy Assistant Theory         Institute of Technology Tralee: TL871
                                                       Health and Leisure Studies (Level 8,
       • Nutrition
                                                       4 Years)

                                                       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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