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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.

 

Pre-University Business, Finance and Accounting

Students who undertake this one-year course in Business, Finance 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, book-keeping, payroll, marketing, communications and information technology. COURSE CONTENT The following modules will be offered…

Advanced Certificate in Office Administration or Business Management

These Office Administration or Business Management courses will enable students to gain the skills necessary to manage the administration of any company or small business. Students will learn about the administration skills required to do their job to a high standard and to supervise others within the administration department. The overall aim of the course…

Legal and Medical Secretary / Office Administration

This one-year business course is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career in administration and reception. Opportunities arise in a wide variety of different office environments including legal, medical, and civil service, commercial and educational. Modules such as text production, reception, information and administration provide graduates with essential skills required by busy…

Office Accounts Administration and Information Processing

This one-year course in office administration offers students the opportunity to gain varied and invaluable skills which are required to work in the exciting area of business and office administration roles. Students will develop competencies needed for working in various business environments, such as payroll, book-keeping, spreadsheets, restoring, retrieving and processing information, along with text…

Advanced Certificate in Animal Science

This Advanced Certificate in Animal Science award is designed to build on knowledge and skills achieved at Level 5 to help students progress into supervisory careers or into higher level options of study. Students will study: Animal Science and Health, Work Experience, Communications, Animal Behaviour, Canine Obedience and Training, Kennel and Cattery Management, Humans, Animals…

Animal Care and Grooming

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 with a fundamental knowledge of the animal…

Architectural Technology and Design QQI Level 5

This one-year Architectural Technology and Design QQI Level 5 course is designed to provide students with the valuable skills needed to work in the architecture and design sectors or to progress to third level options. Students will gain a firm foundation in Computer Aided Design (CAD), which is used to create graphics and make calculations…

Art (FINE ART OR DESIGN/2D)

This is a portfolio preparation and general art course for students who wish to gain entry to a third level art college in Ireland or abroad. The emphasis will be placed on the preparation of a balanced portfolio as well as developing skills in the art, craft and design areas. The portfolio, showing the student’s…

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 Level 6 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…

Beauty Therapy ITEC and QQI Level 5

This one-year course will prepare students for the ever-expanding world of beauty therapy and spa treatments. This is the ideal starting point for a successful and fulfilling career in beauty therapy. Students develop the required skills to work in a professional beauty salon and also perfect the customer communication essential to its success. Beauty Therapy…

Journalism, Digital Media and Public Relations

This one-year course in journalism, Digital Media and Public Relations, teaches students the skills to be a modern journalist or public relations professional. Students will learn how to work across various types of media, while still incorporating the main theoretical concepts of journalism. Students will appreciate how digital technology and the use of multiple platforms…

Pre University Politics, Economics and Social Science

This interdisciplinary course combines the study of Politics, Economics and Social Science and gives an understanding of the interactions between economic, social and political processes. This course covers how governments, policies and international relations work, learning to understand people and businesses, markets and governments, and how to respond to national and global changes, whilst understanding…

Pre-University Business Law

This one-year course prepares students for entrance into law and arts degrees 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. This law course option is available with additional modules in Business Administration,…

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 and progress directly to employment or third level. Marketing…

Health Care Assistant

This one-year Healthcare Assistant QQI Level 5 course will aim to prepare students for work with people in a hospital, respite care, social care, community development or residential setting. The healthcare worker needs the social, communication and caring skills to work with individuals and groups. Healthcare Skills will lay a foundation for these skills and…

Early Learning and Care (Childcare)

QQI Level 5/6 Early Learning and Care 5M21473/6M21471 This two-year course will aim to prepare students for work with young children in the rapidly expanding world of childcare and crèche supervision/management. The childcare worker needs social, communication and caring skills to work with individuals and groups. Childcare will lay a foundation for these skills and…

Animation

Students who wish to learn the fundamentals of creation for 2D animated productions, will enjoy the practical and creative elements of this course. Students will gain skills around character design, animation and creative development through specialist software. Focusing on both drawing and computer skills, students will understand what is required to develop a complete and…

Creative Digital Media

This one-year course will aim to offer students 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 in Ireland for quite some time. From computer games to computer generated movies and from…

Advanced Certificate in Professional Cookery

This Advanced Certificate in Professional Cookery course is designed to equip the student with the relevant knowledge, skills and competence to work using a range of specialised skills in a professional kitchen. The course provides the student with an opportunity to obtain experience in a wide range of specialised areas such as food and beverage…

Professional Cookery

This course will present students with the opportunity to develop practical culinary skills and an understanding of the science of food and food hygiene. Students will also develop knowledge of changing kitchen technologies and the business aspects of cooking operations. In completing this course students will also gain an understanding of the theory and practice…

Pre-University Arts

This one-year course will aim to prepare students 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 to take this cultural option through archaeology, folklore and history modules or concentrate on a language option…

Pre-University Liberal Arts

This one-year course, similar to our other arts programme, aims to prepare students for entrance into Arts degrees in Irish universities and colleges, as well as preparing students to work in a European environment both in Ireland and abroad. The Liberal Arts option attributes more of a focus on The Arts, English Literature and European…

Special Needs and Classroom Assistant – Primary and Post Primary

This one year course trains students to work as Special Needs Assistants (SNAs) to work with children with special educational needs in a variety of educational settings including Primary and Secondary School classrooms and specialist schools. Students completing this course will be able to work effectively under direction in a special needs assisting setting. They…

Pre-University Arts / Teaching

Students on Education and Training courses at Dunboyne College benefit from close links with Maynooth University and can access a range of academic and student supports across both campuses. Our one-year course, similar to our other arts programme, aims to prepare students for entrance into Arts programmes in Irish universities and colleges but also lay…

Pre-University 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 consultancy, waste management, wildlife trusts, nature reserves and parks. It is an…

Advanced Certificate in Equine Breeding

On successful completion of this QQI Level 6 award in Equine Breeding, students will be able to work in a supervisory role in a stud farm. Graduates will be able to demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of equine breeding skills and pasture management together with theoretical and abstract thinking concepts related to breeding horses, horse conformation…

Pre-University Forensic Science

This one-year course will introduce students to the basic principles of forensic science. Students will participate in laboratory work, with a particular focus on how evidence is collected and analysed for use in legal cases. Students will gain a knowledge of the link between the sciences and how these are put to use in the…

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 oneyear course will allow students to have an extensive knowledge of games software development. Students will develop the skills to be able to…

Graphic Design QQI Level 5

This one-year Graphic Design QQI Level 5 course will aim to offer students an introduction to the world of graphic design which is one of the fastest growing areas in the industry. Graphic design is a means of communication as well as self-expression. It is about communicating visually in order to inform, educate, entertain or…

Hairdressing QQI Level 5

This one-year Hairdressing QQI Level 5 course will prepare students to work in the hairdressing and haircare industries. This is the ideal starting point for a successful and fulfilling career in the hairdressing industry. Students develop the required skills to work in a professional salon and also perfect the customer communication essential to its success.…

Senior Trade Hairdressing

The Senior Trades Level 6 Hairdressing course provides on and off-the-job intensive training in the advanced skills required for working in the hairdressing industry. Successful students will gain a Senior Trade qualification from the Department of Education and Skills as well as QQI Level 6 component awards. The Hairdressing Senior Trades qualification will allow you…

Speech and Language Therapy

This course is aimed at students interested in pursuing a career in Speech and Language Therapy. Students who undertake this one-year course in Speech and Language Therapy will gain an understanding of the application of a wide range of communication styles and codes in relation to speech and language therapy practice. The programme is designed…

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 on current challenges faced by young people, in particular, around sensitive issues…

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. Students will gain the skills needed by the HSE to work in the healthcare sector,…

Pre-Paramedic Fire and Ambulance (with PHECC EFR)

This is an ideal course for anyone seeking a career in the emergency services. This one year course will equip students with all the vital skills needed to work in this fast- paced environment. Not only will you learn about skills needed in the healthcare sector, you will also gain a good foundation if you…

Equine Studies

This one-year course will prepare students for the ever-expanding Irish equine industry and provide students with the knowledge and skills relating to the horse industry. This course will enable the student who loves horses to pursue a career in the horse industry or continue their studies at third level in the equine area. By changing…

Human Resource Management QQI Level 5

There are many areas within the wide-reaching sector of Business, including Marketing, Business Administration and Human Resource Management and many more. Many large companies have a Human Resources department while smaller companies can have one or two trained staff members who look after HR issues such as recruitment, staff training, labour law, and other general…

Pre-University Law with Politics

This one-year course will prepare students for entrance into Law and Arts programmes in Irish universities and colleges. It will also prepare students to work in a legal environment both in Ireland and abroad. This law course option is available with political studies. Law and politics are two distinctive disciplines that are often intrinsically connected.…

Pre-University Law

This one-year course will prepare students for entrance into Law and Arts programmes in Irish universities and colleges. It will also prepare 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 qualification, students can access the many opportunities available…

Online Marketing / eBusiness

This one-year course is an ideal entry level qualification for all aspects of the growing online marketing sector in Ireland. This online marketing programme allows students to appreciate the opportunities presented by the web and e-business to successfully market products and services. You might want to design a new website, manage a company’s content for…

Pre University Computing, Networks and Software Systems

This one-year course is for students who are interested in pursuing a career in the computer industry. It aims to prepare students for careers that require specialist knowledge in programming, network implementation and web technology. Students will gain the knowledge and skills. This course also provides an excellent foundation for those wishing to pursue degree…

Pre-University Nursing

This one-year course will aim to prepare students for work with people in a hospital, respite care, social care, community development or residential setting. Nurses need social, communication and caring skills to work with individuals and groups. Nursing Studies will lay a foundation for these skills and provide the work experience to put learning into…

Occupational Therapy Studies

This course is aimed at students interested in pursuing a career in Occupational Therapy. Students who undertake this one-year course in Occupational Therapy studies will gain an understanding of the principles and practices of rehabilitation, treatment of injured, ill, or disabled patients through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. Students will develop an understanding of…

Pharmacy Assistant

This one-year course will equip students with the relevant knowledge and experience to work as a pharmacy counter assistant or pursue a pharmacy technician qualification in the future. From dispensing over-thecounter medications, helping clients choose medical aids and appliances to demonstrating and selling products, this course covers the most relevant skills. This course will also…

Applied Psychology

This one-year course is designed for those who have an interest in psychology and aims to give students 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 ‘people-focused’ careers in social research, health…

Criminology and Psychology

This one-year Criminology and Psychology course aims to introduce students, who have an interest in criminal behaviour and criminal law, to the knowledge that will help them to fully explore and understand the way in which we think about and manage crime related issues in Ireland. On completion of this course, students will gain valuable…

Pre University Sports Science

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 with some coaching modules and sports anatomy and…

Pre-University Agricultural Science

This one-year course is designed to give students an introduction to Agricultural Science and covers a variety of areas related to the study of animal science. Students will gain a fundamental understanding of content related to animal and agri-sciences. The course offers modules such as Animal Anatomy and Physiology, Biology and Laboratory Skills. Students will…

Pre-University Animal Science

Laboratory Techniques 5M3807 / Animal Care 5M2768 This course would suit students 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 care sectors such as Animal…

Pre-University Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Science

This sector represents some of the largest industries operating in Ireland, with high employment and significant research occurring. This one-year course is designed to give students an introduction to Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Science and covers a variety of areas related to the sciences. In addition to developing your scientific knowledge, studying Biomedical & Pharmaceutical science…

Pre-University Physiotherapy

This course is aimed at students interested in pursuing a career in Physiotherapy. Students who undertake this one-year course in Physiotherapy will gain an understanding of the principles and practices of rehabilitation and the treatment of injured, ill, or disabled patients through various therapeutic techniques, such as exercise, massage and taping. Students will develop an…

Pre-University Food Science, Nutrition, Health and Well-being

This one-year course prepares the student to explore Food Science and the principles of food processing with a view to gaining employment or progressing to further education or training in science, as a food scientist and in the agriculture sector. A food scientist applies their knowledge of biology and chemistry to develop and improve foods…

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 course. Students will also have the option to study other modules…

Social Studies / Social Care

This one-year course will aim to prepare students 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 will be transferable for use with adolescents, families and the elderly in a caring,…

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 in a fully-equipped digital studio and be…

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 their education on the physiological principles related to sports massage and injury prevention. This course offers students the potential…

Sports Management and Coaching

This one-year course aims to prepare students for work in the sports, coaching, recreation or leisure industries. Sports management and coaching graduates will gain the social, communication and leadership skills to work with individuals and groups in the growing sports coaching and health and fitness areas. Many of the skills acquired will be transferable for…

Music Performance

This course is aimed at developing a musician’s ability in the areas of performance and musical awareness and to further enhance skills through music technology and computer applications. It provides students with hands-on experience and training in the various aspects of the music industry. Live performances and studio recordings are an integral part of the…

Airline Studies

This one-year course is designed to prepare students for all aspects of the growing airline and travel in Ireland. This course provides students with the necessary skills to take up employment in the tourism industry or in the travel area as members of Airline Cabin Crew and Travel Consultancy. The course also includes a unique…

Tourism and Business with Event Management

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 operations of the tourism industry and to facilitate their integration into the workplace or into…

Media and Film Production

This course offers students the opportunity to develop knowledge and essential skills in the various fields of Media Production. The Media and Film Production course is designed to prepare students for further study or a career in the Media Industry. It provides an introduction to skills required in Journalism, Film Making, Radio Production, Design, etc.…

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Dunboyne Business Park
Dunboyne, Dunboyne, Meath
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