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Dunboyne College of Further Education

Dunboyne Business Park, Dunboyne, Dunboyne, Meath, Ireland. Eircode: A86 WC91

Dunboyne College of Further Education is based in Dunboyne, Co. Meath. We provide a range of accredited adult courses and evening classes in Dunboyne.

Whether you want to be a nurse, teacher, scientist, sports coach, web designer, accountant, sound engineer, artist or more and looking for local courses in Dunboyne, we have a course that will start you on your way. We offer practical training, giving you useful, adaptable skills.

Dunboyne College of Further Education has built an excellent reputation over the past decade by providing education and training programmes of the highest quality. Our college staff are a highly motivated and dedicated team, and we have worked to ensure that course developments match student requirements and industry trends through continuous innovation.

Our location just outside Dublin, in Dunboyne co. Meath, along accessible bus and train routes makes us a great choice for anyone looking to further their education and their skills.

Why Study at Dunboyne College of Further Education?

We are a rapidly expanding college ideally located to serve the Meath, Dublin and Kildare and wider areas in close proximity to two national universities and an institute of technology.

Dunboyne College of Further Education has close links with all three institutions and many of our students progress to certificate and degree courses on their third level programmes. We continue to develop close links with many other Irish colleges and universities.

Excellent results achieved by learners.

Over 90% of those who achieve a full award with us get offers and progress to third level.
Our courses are constantly being revised to ensure that they meet the needs of students in terms of personal development and job opportunities.
We have a dedicated staff who are highly qualified in their fields, concerned for learner welfare and interested in seeing students progress. Courses are designed to enhance your career prospects, with strong links to local business/industry/commerce.

Progression opportunities to a wide variety of third level courses at institutions across the country through the Higher Education Links Scheme. We have links with partner colleges in the UK which give learners opportunities to complete their degree in nursing, law, sports science and many other areas if a place cannot be accessed in Ireland.

Most of all our Quality Assured courses at Dunboyne College of Further Education lead to nationally and internationally recognised certification.

 

Animal Care and Grooming

Animal Care 5M2768 WHAT IS ANIMAL CARE? This one-year course is designed to give students an introduction to the world of animal care and grooming. This course is designed to provide a combination of practical and theoretical tuition in all aspects of the animal care industry. It provides a hands-on, skills-based course which equips students…

Art Portfolio (FINE ART OR DESIGN/2D)

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Pre-University Liberal Arts

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Pre-Apprenticeship Banking, Insurance and Financial Services

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Advanced Beauty Therapy

ADVANCED BEAUTY THERAPY QQI Level 6 in Beauty Therapy (6M3479) and ITEC diplomas. The Advanced Beauty Therapy course at Dunboyne College of Further Education offers highly specialised treatments such as Facial Electrical and Electrical Epilation. This beauty course is ideal for students who wish to advance their current beauty qualifications and further their career within…

Beauty Therapy

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Airline Studies

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Pre-University Business and Accounting

Pre-University Business and Accounting Business Studies 5M2102 or Business Administration 5M2468 WHAT IS BUSINESS AND ACCOUNTING? Learners who undertake this one-year course in Business and Accounting, will gain an excellent foundation for progression to degree courses or to go directly into the work place. This practical course will enable students to gain skills in accounting,…

Pre-University Business Law

Pre-University Business Law Legal Studies 5M3789/Business Studies 5M2102 WHAT IS BUSINESS LAW? This one-year course prepares participants for entrance into law and arts programmes in Irish universities and colleges. It also prepares students to work both in a legal environment in Ireland and abroad as well as in the legal departments of the business world.…

Pre-University Business

Pre-University Business Business Studies 5M2102 WHAT IS PRE-UNIVERSITY BUSINESS? This one-year course is an ideal entry level qualification for all aspects of the business world. There is a large demand for people with business skills in the world of work. This course also gives students an opportunity to study the area of sales and marketing…

Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Care & Education

ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE AND EDUCATION (6M2007) This Level 6 course is will be an advanced course to suit participants with previous childcare training who wish to develop a career in childcare at the supervisory management level. The modules on the programme will include Child Development, Early Childhood Curriculum, Childhood Social, Legal and…

Animation

Animation 5M1985 WHAT IS ANIMATION? Students who wish to learn the fundamentals of creation for 2D animated productions, will enjoy the practical and creative elements of this course. Learners will gain skills around character design, animation and creative development through specialist software. Focussing on both drawing and computer skills, students will understand what is required…

Creative Digital Media

Creative Digital Media Creative Media 5M5048 or Multimedia Production 5M2146 WHAT IS CREATIVE DIGITAL MEDIA? This one-year course will aim to offer participants an introduction to the world of creative digital media, which is one of the fastest growing areas in the software industry as well as information technology which has been a growth area…

Professional Cookery

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Pre-University Arts

Pre-University Arts Culture and Heritage Studies 5M2154 or Language and European Studies 5M2073 WHAT IS PRE-UNIVERSITY ARTS? This one-year course will aim to prepare participants for entrance into Arts programmes in Irish universities and colleges as well as preparing students to work in a European environment both in Ireland and abroad. Students will be able…

Pre-University Teaching

Pre-University Teaching Education and Training 5M3635 or General Studies 5M3114 WHAT IS EDUCATION AND TRAINING? This one-year course, similar to our other arts programme, aims to prepare participants for entrance into Arts programmes in Irish universities and colleges but also lay foundations for those who want to pursue a career as either a primary or…

Pre-University Environmental Science

Pre-University Environmental Science Applied Science Laboratory Techniques 5M3807 WHAT IS ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE? This one-year course introduces students to the core science modules physics, chemistry and biology along with mathematics and environmental studies. The skills and knowledge gained, while studying these subjects, will be invaluable to those seeking to pursue a career in renewable energy, environmental…

Pre-University Forensic Science

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Software Development and Games Design

Software Development and Games Design Software Development 5M0529 WHAT IS SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT AND GAMES DESIGN? The games industry is one of the fastest growing industries globally. This course is aimed at computer games enthusiasts who are interested in pursuing a career in the computer games industry. This one-year course will allow learners to have an…

Youth and Community Work

Youth and Community Work 5M4732 WHAT IS YOUTH AND COMMUNITY WORK ? This one-year course is designed for those who would like to pursue a career in the youth and community sector. It is ideal for anyone who would enjoy working with young people in a range of community-based settings. The course content will focus…

Physiotherapy studies

Physiotherapy Studies Health Service Skills 5M3782 WHAT IS PHYSIOTHERAPY STUDIES? Students who undertake this one-year course in Physiotherapy studies will gain an understanding of the principles and practices of rehabilitation and an insight into how to assess and treat clients whose movement is restricted by illness, injury, disability or age. Learners will gain the skills…

Pre-Paramedic Ambulance and Fire

Pre-Paramedic Fire and Ambulance Community and Health Services 5M4468 WHAT IS PRE-PARAMEDIC FIRE AND AMBULANCE? This is an ideal course for anyone seeking a career in the emergency services. It will be a one-year course will equip learners with all the vital skills needed to work in this fastpaced environment. Not only will you learn…

Applied Psychology

Applied Psychology WHAT IS APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY? This one-year course is designed for those who have an interest in psychology and aims to give participants an introduction to the core theories and methodologies of psychology and prepare them for further study at third level. In addition, this course lays the foundation for a wide variety of…

Pre-University Law

Pre-University Law Legal Studies 5M3789 WHAT IS PRE-UNIVERSITY LAW? This one-year course will prepares participants for entrance into Law and Arts programmes in Irish universities and colleges. Aswell as preparing students to work in a legal environment both in Ireland and abroad. By progressing to a Law degree, and then on to a post graduate…

Computer Systems and Networks

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Occupational Therapy Studies

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Criminology and Psychology

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Pre University Sports Science

Pre-University Sports Science Applied Science Laboratory Techniques 5M3807 This one-year course introduces students to the broad and expanding sector of Sport Science. An interesting course that will provide students with the skills, knowledge and qualifications necessary to gain employment in the sports sector. With the combination of modules, students can avail of the science award…

Pre-University Agricultural Science

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Architectural Technology and Design

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Pre-University Animal Science

Pre-University Animal Science Applied Science Laboratory Techniques 5M3807 WHAT IS ANIMAL SCIENCE? This course would suit applicants with a passion for working with animals, a willingness to work hard and an interest in biology. Students will receive a solid foundation in Biology and basic Animal Science principles and practices while studying modules within the animal…

Pre-University Science

Pre-University Science Applied Science Laboratory Techniques 5M3807 WHAT IS PRE-UNIVERSITY SCIENCE? This one-year course is designed to give students an introduction to the world of science and covers a variety of areas related to the sciences. The mathematics element allows students to bring their levels up to the competence relevant to their intended third level…

Social Studies / Social Care

Social Studies / Social Care Applied Social Studies 5M2181 WHAT IS APPLIED SOCIAL STUDIES? This one-year course will aim to prepare participants for work with people in a social care, community development or residential setting. The care worker needs social, communication and caring skills to work with individuals and groups. Many of the skills acquired…

Sound Production

Sound Production 5M2149 WHAT IS SOUND PRODUCTION? This one-year course is designed to give students an introduction to the world of sound engineering, the media and the music industry. This course is designed to provide a combination of practical and theoretical tuition in all aspects of digital sound engineering and event production. Students will work…

Childcare and Special Needs Assistant

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Sports Injury Prevention and Massage Therapy

Sports Injury Prevention and Massage Therapy Sports Recreation and Exercise 5M5146 WHAT IS SPORTS INJURY PREVENTION AND MASSAGE THERAPY? This one-year course will equip students with the knowledge and skills required for working within the area of sports injury prevention and sports massage therapy in the sports, coaching, recreation and leisure industries. Students will expand…

Sports Management and Coaching

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Tourism and Business

Tourism and Business Tourism with Business 5M5011 or Business Studies 5M2102 WHAT IS BUSINESS, TOURISM? This one-year course is an ideal entry level course for those interested in developing skills to work in the growing tourism sector in Ireland. This tourism programme has been designed to enable students to gain a broad understanding of the…

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Dunboyne College of Further Education
Dunboyne Business Park, Dunboyne, Dunboyne, Meath, Ireland