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Blackrock Further Education Institute

Blackrock Further Education Institute Main Street Blackrock Co Dublin A94X383, Blackrock, Dublin, Ireland. Eircode: A94 X383

Blackrock Further Education Institute offers a wide variety of courses, evening courses and adult education in Blackrock, South Dublin.


COVID-19 Update Wednesday 2 September – night courses will not run this Autumn. We aim to resume night classes in 2021.


Blackrock Further Education Institute is a College of Further Education offering an excellent range of professional career courses. Graduates enjoy professional qualifications certified and accredited by nationally and internationally-recognised examining and professional bodies. Blackrock Further Education Institute delivers a comprehensive programme of evening classes. Courses can be taken to achieve professional qualifications in Accounting, Information Technology, Design, Beauty and Holistic Therapies. Additionally, a variety of hobby (personal interest) courses are also provided.

BFEI, formerly Senior College Dun Laoghaire (SCD), was established in 1982 under the statutory authority of Dun Laoghaire Vocational Education Committee.In June 2014, Senior College relocated to a state-of-the-art campus in Blackrock village and rebranded as Blackrock Further Education Institute. The college runs courses, evening classes and adult courses for the people of Blackrock and surrounding areas. As a non-profit organisation we charge the minimum fee necessary to cover the costs of courses at the college.

Classes run from September to May each year and are generally offered between 6.30pm and 9.30pm on Monday and Tuesday nights. Having moved to our new campus at Main Street, Blackrock, Co Dublin, we are delighted that our students and staff will  benefit from a modern and well equipped environment in which to teach and learn on our many courses and adult education programmes.

Find out more about courses and evening classes at Blackrock Further Education Institute by viewing our course listings in’s Course Finder.

Holistic living - Intro to Aromatherapy, Reflexology

Holistic living – Intro to Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Mindfulness and well being. This course will cover: What is Aromatherapy What to look for when you buy essential oils Using Aromatherapy in your home Simple Aromatherapy recipes for natural beauty. Reflexology To include History, Theory and hand on introduction to Reflexology. Acupressure points for pain relief for…

Art For Beginners/Improvers With Joyce Duffy

Would you like to learn to Paint and Draw but don’t know where to begin? This course is designed to give you the skills and the confidence to start painting and to improve. Tutor Joyce Duffy, believes that learning should be fun, and that people learn best in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. On this…

Make your own natural products with Emma Hyland

Learn how to make your own natural products from skincare to candles! In this practical course Emma Hyland will be showing you how to make the products from scratch, talking you through what ingredients to use, their benefits and where you can source them. You will get to make and take home, moisturisers, lip balms,…

Beekeeping with Liam McGarry

Beekeeping is a very popular and interesting hobby. Learn all you need to know about getting started in beekeeping from Mr Liam McGarry, Secretary of the County Dublin Beekeepers Association. The course includes units on: managing the bees  the life cycle of the colony bee diseases swarm control harvesting the honey crop. The course will…

Beer Appreciation With Nicolas Coitino

Beer Appreciation Course – From grain to glass The main goal of this course is to enhance your experience for the next time you are out for a beer or enjoying a well-deserved one at home. From brewing theory and historical backgrounds to sensorial training and guided tastings. Course Duration: 8 Weeks Tines: 6:30 – 8:30pm (Tuesday evenings) Starts: 4th…

Calligraphy For Beginners and Improvers with Siobhan Campbell

Calligraphy – Beginners’ Class This is an introduction to the craft of Calligraphy, with using the simple and basic tools. Five key tools are needed: · Your Curiosity · Calligraphy Markers Black to begin, then a selection of colours by choice · Calligraphy paper A3 150-180 g/m2 weight · Ruler and pencil then enjoy making…

Digital Marketing Communications Including GA4 (Online Delivery)

ONLINE / REMOTE DELIVERY Keeping up to date with the latest developments in digital marketing can be a challenge. Google is scheduled to stop using the classic Google (Universal) Analytics from the 1st of July 2023 and move exclusively to its new GA4 system. Are you prepared for Google Analytics 4? This online course in Digital…

Photography A beginners guide With Adrian Heffernan

In this Photography class we will look at everything from basic camera settings to composition, portraiture, landscape, Black & White, Lens choice, Lighting, and Photo Manipulation, Class sessions will also include debate around photographic issues of the day. Classes will take on a workshop style – We will aim to produce interesting and creative images…

The ABC of Autism

The ABC of Autism course is specifically designed for anyone who lives or works with a child or an adult on the autism spectrum The course will be of particular benefit to educators including class teachers, resource teachers, special needs assistants as well as administrators, social care workers, employers, and parents/guardians of autistic children or…

Film Making Course

Ever wanted to learn more about the filmmaking process? How to write a script? Work with a video camera? Learn how to edit a movie using advanced video editing software? If so, this 20-week course is for you. Check out the course video link at We assume zero prior knowledge on the programme and start…

Fruit and Vegetable growing course with Jean Wallace

This is a comprehensive Fruit and Vegetable growing course which will take you from A-Z of growing your own organic produce. It is suitable for novice Fruit and/or Vegetable growers or for those that would like to learn a bit more and improve their skills. The course will be lead by Jean Wallace. She grew…

Genealogy - Your Family Tree Discovered

Have you ever thought about finding out more about your ancestors? If you are interested in the past and in particular your ancestors, why not enrol in the part-time course in genealogy by Aiden Feerick MAGI This course will introduce you to the principal sources of information, namely, The Census, Birth, Marriage and Death Records,…

Irish History with John Marshall

Over the course of this module, students will explore eight centuries of Irish history with a particular focus on Dublin. From the fall of the great Irish high-king Brian Boru at the battle of Clontarf in 1014 to the burning of the Four Courts and the records of Irish colonial history with it in 1922,…

Sugar Craft Cake Art Decoration with Giovana

Overview In this course I will teach you basic cake toppers that can be used to decorate cupcakes and cakes, delicious biscuits and some Brazilian sweets that are really popular for kids’ parties. Modeling is such a relaxing activity because you can sit and do the work in your own time. You will be able…

Creative Writing with Liz McSkeane

Finding your voice with Liz McSkeane This course is suited both to beginners and more experienced writers. The course comprises a sequence of workshop-led two hour sessions. Classes will focus on developing the individual writer’s greatest strengths, their style, story and emotional resonance. At the end of the course participants should have a short story,…

Life Coaching - The art of living (Online course)

We’ll go on an 8 week journey of personal discovery & growth in a supportive and positive atmosphere. Through discussion, personal reflections, experiential exercises, and simple everyday home practices, we’ll work on growing awareness of ourselves, our meaning & purpose, what we really want and how to get it. We’ll also look at the obstacles…

Ukulele for beginners with Mark Kilcoyne

Originating in Hawaii in the late 19th century the ukulele has become a very popular instrument. A number of popular artists have made use of the instrument to great effect. It is similar to guitar but has some advantages over that instrument. It is more affordable and more portable. It is easier to play as…

Project Management with John Ahern

Overview: Project Management is the use of specific knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to deliver something of value to people. This course will provide learners with a skill and competency in both the theory and practice of Project Management methodologies, incorporating the elements of soft and hard skills of project management. Among the many learning objectives…

Comments, Questions & Reviews

  1. Crochet
    Judith leech 5th February 2017 at 9:33 pm

    Want to know if you have crochet class s in the evening

    1. Anne Sexton 22nd February 2017 at 10:57 am

      Hi Judith, we don’t run the courses ourselves, instead we list the course providers who do. You will find information about crocheting and other crafts here:

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Blackrock Further Education Institute Main Street Blackrock Co Dublin A94X383
Blackrock, Dublin
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