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Lord Mayor of Dublin to officially open Floristry Course Pop-Up Flower Shop “Wild Blooms”

Lord Mayor of Dublin to officially open Floristry Course Pop-Up Flower Shop “Wild Blooms”


Lord Mayor of Dublin Caroline Conroy to officially open CDCFE’s Floristry Pop-up shop “Wild Blooms”

The Professional Floristry course at Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education are proud to announce the official opening of their pop-up flower shop “Wild Blooms” by The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Caroline Conroy, on Tuesday 28th March at 10.30am.

The shop, which will sell spring flowers in a magical setting, will be open on Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th March from 10am to 2pm and all proceeds will go to the “Feed our Homeless” charity. This venture is part of the QQI Level 5 course’s retail display and work experience modules.

Course coordinator Anita Elliot says “The Lord Mayor’s visit is such an honour for the professional floristry students and the college, there is great excitement”.

All are welcome to visit CDCFE’s Kilbarrack campus in Briarfield villas and support this great cause. Applications are open online for courses starting in September at www.cdcfe.ie. Follow the floristry course on Instagram @floristry_at_cdcfe

Professional Floristry (@floristry_at_cdcfe) • Instagram photos and videos

Streets to Home – Feed Our Homeless


Wild Blooms pop up floristry shop opening Tuesday 28th March


The Performing Arts Course Presents “A-typical Rainbow” & “2 Weeks Aye” – March 30th & 31st

The Performing Arts students at Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education would like to invite you to their end of year performances of 2 weeks eh and A-Typical Rainbow on Thursday 30th and Friday 31st March at The Sean O’Casey theatre, Eastwall at 7.30pm

About the Shows by CDCFE’s Dry Ice Theatre Company:

Missing out on life’s biggest milestones and navigating life through the lens of zoom and TikTok, 2 weeks eh’ is a thrilling exploration of how the covid 19 pandemic impacted our lives.  This piece was devised by Higher National Certificate (first year) students drawing on life experiences, interviews, and research.

Join us straight afterwards for The Irish premiere of A-Typical Rainbow. Based on real events from the perspective of the writer and the autistic community, JJ Green’s A-Typical Rainbow is an uplifting play about the experience of growing up neurodivergent and queer in early 2000s. 

It revolves around ‘Boy’ as he navigates and sees the world differently from most people. Where ‘they’ see monochrome, he sees the world in vivid and brilliant technicolour with mermaids, wolves and dragons galore. As ‘Boy’ grows up, he faces increasing pressure to conform to the black and white logic of the ‘real’ world, a way of thinking that doesn’t make sense to him and forces him to suppress his unique and beautiful personality.  

Performed and produced by Higher National Diploma (HND) students. 




We hope you can join us.


Listen to CDCFE Radio

CDCFE Radio was officially launched on Tuesday 21st March with the help of FM104’s “Crossy”.

CDCFE Radio is now streaming live from the 3rd floor radio studio in the Coolock campus.

This new radio station will play student content and great music, streaming live online. Listen on your mobile device or in the Coolock canteen to this Fresh College Content.

CDCFE Radio is an exciting new radio station for Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education. It will feature students from the media department as they train to become professional broadcasters, showcasing their skills in radio programme production, live from our fully equipped Radio studios in Coolock, Dublin.

The station will capture the students’ passion for the issues that they want to explore, highlight and discuss. Simply ask Alexa to “Enable CDCFE” and get in touch & join the conversation.

Watsapp 089 213 7170 with your requests.

Stream CDCFE Radio here https://stream3.themediasite.co.uk/stream/cdcfe

Or Visit www.cdcfe.ie and follow us on our social media



Rock your Odd Socks for World Down Syndrome Day – 21st March

The Speech and Language Therapy Assistant group are raising money for the Down Syndrome Centre in Swords & Sandyford on Tuesday 21st March 2023.
To celebrate World Down Syndrome day, we are encouraging all students and staff to wear crazy odd socks or wear the colour purple to show your support.
Donation boxes will be left in all 3 campuses – at the front desk, canteen and staff rooms. On the donation boxes there is also a QR code so you can scan to donate if you don’t have any coins. The money raised will go directly to the Down Syndrome Centre in helping fund physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language, summer camps, family support etc.
The Down Syndrome Centre have been a fantastic support to the Speech and Language students this year so CDCFE would like to show support for this great cause.
Don’t forget to tag our socials when you Rock your Socks!

Listen to our Film & Media Production Students’ OSCAR Prediction Show


The Film and Media Production students at CDCFE recorded an Oscars special at our partner radio station Near FM this week. Have a listen to this engaging, informative and entertaining show that debates all the award categories robustly! You can listen on our Soundcloud using the link below, and the show will be broadcast on Near FM 90.3 on Saturday at 10pm. Guess along and lets see how many predictions they get right!

Episode 1: https://on.soundcloud.com/X1NGW

Episode 2: https://on.soundcloud.com/s6asP

Listen Online

Show credits:
Presenter: Trevor Fehin
Panel: McDara Kelly, Aoife Swimburn, Lydia Stewart, Reese Martin
Producer: Raven Walsh
Co-Producer: Laura Byrne
Sound Engineer: Dillon Adams
Sound Editor: Peter Hickey
Editor: Dillon Adams
Camera/Director: James Duggan
Camera Operator: John Keane, Joseph McLoughlin, Zach Henderson
Supervisor: Lanna O’Neill, Karl Lombard

CDCFE’s Frank Berry nominated for Ten IFTA’s for film Aisha

CDCFE’s Frank Berry nominated for Ten IFTA’s for Aisha – including Best Film Category

Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education are proud to congratulate Film Director Frank Berry on his IFTA nominations for his film Aisha. The film is nominated for Best Film and in the Best Film Script category alongside The Banshees of Inisherin. Frank is also nominated in the Best Director category.

Since working as a film production tutor at CDCFE, Frank has gone on to become an award-winning director – writing and producing hard hitting documentaries about social issues such as poverty, suicide, wealth inequality, addiction and racism. Aisha which looks at Ireland’s immigration system is also nominated in the editing, sound design, costume design and production design categories.

Frank previously directed the IFTA nominated “I Used to Live Here” and the critically acclaimed “Michael Inside”. Frank’s earlier work “Ballymun Lullaby”, is an uplifting look at the impact one person can have in a community.

Frank’s social reality style films highlight the need for social justice. He puts a spotlight on difficult issues in the public sphere such as addiction, poverty and suicide. His works raises awareness of the difficulties faced by his protagonists. Frank has previously spoken out on the issue of direct provision and worked closely with groups such as Asylum Seekers Ireland to highlight what he describes as an “inhumane system” while making Aisha. We wish him the best of luck for the IFTA Awards.

Film Director Frank Berry recently giving a talk to students at CDCFE



Mother’s Day Bouquet winner announced

Floristry Course Mother's Day competition bouquet


Congratulations to CDCFE Media student Sarah O’Rourke who was the winner of our bouquet competition. The flowers were delivered to her at home. Keeping following our socials for more great competitions.


The professional floristry course at Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education are giving away a fabulous bouquet worth €100 for Mother’s Day,  March 19th.

To win this great prize simply like, share and follow the floristry competition post on our Instagram pages @floristry_at_cdcfe and @cdcfe.ie

The lucky winner will be announced on the 15th March.

Keyframe 9 Event to Welcome Guest Speakers from Animation Industry

The Animation department at CDCFE will host “Keyframe 9” next Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. The event, which is in its ninth year, welcomes speakers from the animation industry, many of whom are past students of Colaiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education.

The event will showcase the excellent relationship that the animation course at CDCFE has with professionals from Cartoon Saloon, Boulder Media and Brown Bag Films, to name a few. Students will have the opportunity to partake in a Q&A session with the guest speakers, and learn about the industry they aspire to work in. See the full schedule of talks below.


Keyframe, 27th and 28th of February and 1st of March



Time Talk Title/Event Speaker Discipline + Studio On Stage Interviews
Mon 27th 9.30 My Rigging Timeline


Jordan Beatty Builds and Rigging Artist at Cartoon Saloon NA
  10.30 Making TV/ Start Sprinting Yesterday Jamie Teehan Series Director at Sixteen South NA
  11:30 TBC Carol Freeman Founder and Director at Paper Panther Productions NA
  2:00 –3:30 Workshop:

Pushing Toon Boom rigs to produce better quality character animation

Eamonn O’Neill 2D Animator at Boulder Media NA
Tues 28th 9.30 Wolfvision: Moving through the world of Wolfwalkers





Founder and Director at Matchbox Mountain NA
  10.30 Lessons learned since graduation and how to break into the Industry. Analiese Culleton Production Manager at

Treehouse Republic

  11.30 TBC


Patrick O’Callaghan


Storyboard Artist, Concept Artist and Illustrator at Treehouse Republic NA
  2:00 – 4:00 Part 1: Behind the scenes on Cat Burgler.


Panel Discussion and Q+A


Part 2:

Careers and Experiences


Marek Winnicki

Dave Cooney, Aife Madden

Animation FX Department at Boulder Media Yes
Wed 1st 9:30 Bigmouth Strikes Again: My Career So Far.


Adam Powell 2D Animator at Treehouse Republic NA
  10:30 TBC Bronagh O’Hanlon Director/Creator/Art Director/Character Designer at Brown Bag Films NA



Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education Welcomes Film Director Frank Berry



IFTA nominated film director Frank Berry gave a talk to film and media production students in Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education (CDCFE)

Berry’s “social realism” genre of works include the critically acclaimed Ballymun Lullaby, I Used to Live Here, Michael Inside, and more recently, Sky Cinema Original Aisha – which addresses the issue of direct provision in Ireland.

Frank, who was a tutor on CDCFE’s Film Production HND and BA Degree course now makes films that highlight issues such as addiction, poverty and suicide. He gave advice to students in a Q&A session, which was hosted by fellow director and film course tutor Leticia Agudo.

“Students who aspire to be directors should practice a lot – whatever the genre, you’ll learn from the experience of the audience watching the film, that way your voice will start to come through in your work. Students starting out in the industry should work hard to make connections and be positive, reliable and driven.”

The event was run as part of a work experience initiative by the college’s media department which featured Riverside Television’s Outside Broadcast truck. Students were given the opportunity to participate in a real-industry TV production training day.


Media tutor and organizer Melissa Brophy said “This is an excellent opportunity for our students to work and learn from professional camera operators, editors, vision & sound engineers who have all worked extensively in broadcast television, from news, current affairs & documentary, to sport, light entertainment & drama”.


Coláiste Dhúlaigh CFE’s Open Day will take place on Thursday March 2nd from 12 to 7pm. All are welcome to attend and speak to staff and students from the variety of courses on offer. There will be interactive workshops and demonstrations on the day, as well as information on learning and disability supports and educational grants and funding. For more information and to apply for a course visit www.cdcfe.ie



Niall Smyth Bursary – Apply for Student Funding


Niall Smyth Memorial Bursary

The SCC student bursary award scheme has been in operation since 1992. Renamed the Niall Smyth Memorial Bursary in 2003 to honour the memory of Niall Smyth, a teacher in Plunket College, who died suddenly in September 2002. Niall was actively involved in many SCC activities.

The scheme is there to assist CDETB students to achieve their potential in their particular Sporting or Cultural endeavours. Approximately 20 students benefit from the Bursary each year, including:

Sport – All sports considered, including: Gaelic Games, Soccer,  Athletics, Basketball, Tennis, Table Tennis, Badminton, Canoeing, Hockey, Kick Boxing, Cycling, Karate and Judo.

Cultural –  All cultural activities including: Creative Writing, Music, Drama, Dance, Art and Photography.

We are hoping that all CDETB Colleges will nominate at least one student for the award.

To be eligible to apply for a bursary, applicants are required to meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a full-time student in a CDETB College / Centre.
  2. Specify one activity/event for which they are seeking assistance.
  3. In the application, outline their sporting / cultural achievements to date.  Indicate what they might use a bursary for in the future, and the cost involved.
  4. A teacher may apply for a bursary on behalf of a student who may find difficulty in applying.  We would ask teachers in general to oversee their student’s application, in order to make the strongest possible case for them.
  5. All applications must be supported by two referees, one of whom is a teacher/Principal/etc in the student’s college/centre.


Please note that normal day-to-day club expenses such as travel and equipment expenses are not covered under the terms of this grant-aid scheme. It is not a hardship fund or designed to support students’ college fees. The bursary is awarded only where a student can show that the award will assist them to achieve greater success in their chosen activity.

Bursary applicants and recipients are expected to participate in SCC events, if the opportunity arises.

Applicants can apply either on-line or by post. Applications are accepted between September and March each academic year.

The annual Niall Smyth Memorial Bursary Award ceremony is usually held in May each year. The closing date for applications this year is: 16th March 2023.

Further details can be obtained from:

Richard Kelly

SCC Hon. Sec


086 317 9855

Photography & Graphic Design Exhibition

Our photography and graphic design students are honoured to welcome you to our virtual exhibition.

Back to Normal” represents what we all feel is a celebration of getting our lives back to normal. Each student has created three portraits of what they think is the human experience.
Thank you for visiting our exhibition.

We hope you enjoy it.

Click here to view the exhibition

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Film Degree Tutor Leticia Agudo wins International Screenwriting Prize

Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education are delighted to congratulate their Film & TV Production BA Degree tutor, Leticia Agudo, who has been awarded a prize for Outstanding Achievement in Writing by International Screenwriting Competition (ISC) for her script Casa de Sullivan.

The screenplay documents the retirement of two women from different backgrounds, Irish and Spanish, and is set in Agudo’s home territory of Andalucia. “The premise is a battle of wills and cultures, I took inspiration from women I have known throughout the years”. Leticia, who is particularly interested in writing roles for women, is a member of Women in Film & Television Ireland since its beginnings. She feels it’s important to represent older women in particular for whom traditionally there has been a lack of opportunity.

Leticia, who has written, produced and directed across a variety of projects in theatre, television, film and animation – has been teaching on CDCFE’s Film Production Higher National Diploma and BA Honours Degree, which is awarded by University of Wolverhampton, for many years. She is also co-owner of production company Whackala which she founded with her husband Paul McGrath. Currently they are working on “The Grumpy Onion” an animation for RTE Junior.

“I have to be strict with myself when balancing the demands of both teaching and my work in the industry, I divide myself in half. The best advice I can give to my students is not to rush into things. Work with experienced people and try to make good connections. There are so many interesting creative jobs in the industry, from camera and sound to development etc.”

Leticia has recently worked on projects like “Remote” which was an anthology of covid stories that was released during the pandemic. She also wrote and directed “#NanaRocks” a short film that is currently playing in international film festivals. The director has great plans for the Casa de Sullivan script and says she would love to work with Antonio Banderas’ production company on it. “Its really competitive to get funding in Ireland, so it has been great to have my work noticed with the ISC award. It can be hard to get rejections for my script work but you learn to have a thick skin. I am a director first at heart and I love being on set – I can just see how everything should look”

The Film and Television Production HND course in Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education are now accepting online applications. This academic year, the third “Top-Up” degree year was Springboard+ funded, meaning students had a significant reduction in course fees. The Springboard+ initiative is funded by the government of Ireland in order to address skills shortages in areas such as the creative industries. Leaving Certificate graduates and mature students can apply for the HND course, while those with a HND or equivalent experience can go directly into the degree year which is accredited by University of Wolverhampton. Online applications are now open for courses starting in September. For more details on Film Production and the other courses offered at Coláiste Dhúlaigh CFE see www.cdcfe.ie.

Guest Lecture by Diarmuid Goggins, Director of Kin

Diarmuid Goggins, director of RTE’s hit show Kin, gave a guest lecture to our Film Production, Media Production and Creative Writing students this week.

The director gave an account of his career to date and gave valuable insights to our media department students on how to get a break in the industry.

Goggins, who originally studied a Post Leaving Cerificate diploma in Film in DFEI, has previously worked on BBC shows like Casualty and Silent Witness.

The director spoke passionately about the importance of being a “people person” in the media industry and about how he wrote the pitch for Kin outside Holles Street while waiting for his baby to be born during the pandemic.

Our students were given the opportunity to ask Questions and gain information on career paths into film and television production.

RTÉ Visit Coláiste Dhúlaigh Kilbarrack Hairdressing Salon

RTE’s Claire Byrne show correspondent Evelyn O’Rourke visited Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education (CDCFE) to feature their National Hairdressing Apprenticeship (NHA) course.

Evelyn went to the recently opened salon Cabello, located in CDCFE’s Kilbarrack campus on Greendale Road, where she met with hairdressing apprentices and NHA tutor and course coordinator Kevin Cahill.

Cahill, a former president of the hairdressing federation, spoke passionately about the QQI level 6 course that allows its apprentices to “earn while they learn”. He commented “The apprenticeship is a balance between the practical skills of the hairdressing industry and education. It’s based on an 80/20 roll out – the salons still train their apprentices to their own standards as they are their employees – then they spend the other 20% with us learning the theory that the salons rarely have time to teach”.

Philip McDonagh, a hairdressing apprentice at Coláiste Dhúlaigh CFE, spoke on the radio show about deciding to become a hairdresser after studying business for four years. “It makes me feel more confident in the salon to know I have the qualification”.

During the feature, Evelyn O’Rourke referred to Cabello as a “posh trendy salon” and remarked on the passion that the tutors have for the job. Hairdressing tutor Kevin Cahill, who has worked in the industry for almost 50 years spoke emotionally about how proud he was to be leaving something worthwhile behind him – “I know there is a future for these apprentices in the industry and the QQI Level 6 is also a bridge into higher education courses like business management if they choose to go that route”.

There are over 10,000 hairdressing salons nationally and the aim of the National Hairdressing Apprenticeship is to address the current skills shortage in the industry by training its participants to a QQI level 6 qualification that is the only nationally recognised qualification for hairdressers as well as being internationally recognised – meaning graduate apprentices can travel the world with their trade.

CDCFE’s NHA programme manager Aine Daly, said “we were delighted to welcome Evelyn O’Rourke to our Kilbarrack salon and showcase our state-of-the-art facilities. Coláiste Dhúlaigh were the first college in the City of Dublin ETB to run this programme and it is great to see our first intake of apprentices now moving into the third and final stage.”

The NHA is coordinated by The Limerick & Clare Education and Training Board (LCETB) who worked with a consortium steering group when developing the programme. For more information about the National Hairdressing Apprenticeship at Coláiste Dhúlaigh CFE visit National Hairdressing Apprenticeship at Coláiste Dhúlaigh CFE (cdcfe.ie)

Listen back to the podcast here: Hairdressing Apprenticeship – Today with Claire Byrne (rte.ie)

Open Day Today

Come along to our open day today, Thursday, in our Coolock campus. We are welcoming guests from 11am-7pm. No appointment needed, just drop in.

All are welcome to attend, meet the team from our three campuses (Coolock, Raheny & Kilbarrack) and speak with our staff and students about the variety of exciting courses we offer. Experience CDCFE college life through practical demonstrations and exhibitions of student work. Information will also be available on funding, learning supports, guidance counselling and other college services.

Choose from full and part-time courses including Post Leaving Certificate (PLC) courses at QQI levels 4,5, & 6, traineeships, apprenticeships and degree programmes. Applications are open on our website now. Click the “Apply Now” button on our homepage.

Follow our social media for updates and competitions

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We look forward to meeting you.

See the list of courses exhibiting here:


Christmas Activities This Week in the 3 Campuses

There will be lots of Christmas activities for students across the 3 campuses this week.  

On Thursday 15th, each campus will have a festive party starting at midday.  

Kilbarrack will have an ugly Christmas Fashion Show & Christmas Bingo along with hot chocolate & treats.  

Coolock will kick off at 12pm with festive food, a magic show and there will be prizes for the “Grinchiest” Christmas jumper – charity collection for the Peter McVerry Trust.  

The Raheny Extravaganza will see Christmas hat creations, Bingo, and festive treats from the café & deli skills students.  

Lots of great prizes to be won so wear your Xmas jumper and get involved!



Performing Arts Course Presents “The Holly, The Ivy & The KGB”

Dry Ice Theatre Company Presents: The Holly, The Ivy and The KGB

The Performing Arts students will present an alternative cabaret on 7th, 8th and 9th December in the Sean O Casey Theatre, East Wall. It will be an eclectic mix of spoken word, sketches, music and dance. Each show begins at 7.30pm and admission is free. Donations will be collected each night for Focus Ireland. All are welcome to attend.

BTEI Employability Skills

We have a new courses starting the week of November 28th.

BTEI Employability Skills level 4 Part Award
Click on the above links to visit the course webpage.
The course will cover four modules November until June. Customer Service, Workplace Safety, IT Skills and Personal Effectiveness, all QQI L4 modules.

Dermot Bannon Visits Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education

TV Architect Dermot Bannon visited students from Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education (CDCFE) this week. The Room to Improve presenter participated in a Q&A discussion with students from the Architectural Technology, Interior Design and Media courses.

Bannon was interviewed by CDCFE tutor Laura Roche, who also featured in season 13 of the show earlier in the year. He gave advice to students on how to make it in the industry and revealed that he was not academic in his school going days.

The event was part of a series of talks for students ahead of College Awareness Week, Mon 21st – Fri 25th November. There were also presentations on the day by RTEJr’s award-winning producer, Nicky Coghlan, who recently won the Prix Ex Aequo for his radio play The Emperor’s New Duds. Coghlan is a former radio tutor of CDCFE and has gone on to win IMRO and Radio Podcast Awards.

Also in attendance was Grainne O’Carroll, Senior Producer with Coco Content, who has produced shows like Blind Date, Who Do You Think You Are and the most recent series of Room to Improve.

Media Department Tutor, Laura Roche, said “it was an honour to have such prestigious guests visiting Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education. It is a great motivation for our students to see industry professionals who did not take the traditional routes through university and have nonetheless achieved great success in their careers”

CDCFE’s Open Evening will take place on Tuesday 22nd November from 4-7pm in their Coolock campus.

Applications for 2023/24 Now Open

Our online application system is accepting applications for the 2023/24 academic year. Apply early to your chosen course to avoid disappointment. We have over 60 PLC courses on offer in a wide range of disciplines. You can apply for multiple courses. Most of our programmes have progression routes to university. Hit the “Apply Now” button on our homepage.

Once you have applied you will be invited to a “meet & greet” session with your course coordinator. This facilitates you to familiarise yourself with Coláiste Dhúlaigh CFE, and allows you to address any questions you may have about the course.

We look forward to welcoming you, your future starts here.

Graduation 2022 Video

Check out highlights and interviews with our Class of ’22 Graduates

St John of God Jobs Open Day – Sat 12th November

St John of God Dublin South East are hiring across Residential Services for Social Care Workers and Registered Nurses Intellectual Disability.

Register now to attend their Job’s Open Day on Saturday 12th November

From 11:00am to 3:00pm, come along and chat with some of the team to find out more about working with a Sunday Independent Best Employer! Interview on the spot or attend one of the workshops below;

11:30am Person Centred Planning

Hear about our person centred planning approach for the development of Personal Plans which include a Person-Centred Plan and a Personalised Care and Support Plan. Learn the 5 guiding principles.

12:00pm Communication with the Men and Women who use our service, including an introduction to Lámh

We communicate with the men and women we support using a variety of communication means that suit their individual needs. These can include Lámh, Visuals (timetables, Communication books etc.) and Alternative Communication (including technology).

In this workshop you can increase your skills in this area as we will discuss and demonstrate these strategies. This will be an interactive workshop where you can ask questions, get hand outs and learn more about communication.

A day in the life of our Residential Staff

Hear about what it’s like to work with us on a day-to-day basis within the residential team Register here; https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/st-john-of-god-dublin-south-east-jobs-open-day-saturday-12th-november-2022-tickets-440799873287 Check out available roles in advance at; https://sjogdublinsoutheastservices.ie/jobs/

If you can’t make it on the day and are interested in working with St John of God Community Services, send your CV to DSERecruitment@sjog.ie quoting ‘Residential Open Day’ in the subject line.

#jobopenday #jobfairydublin #careeropportunities

Information Evening – 22nd November 4-7pm

CDCFE will host an information evening for prospective students on the 22nd November from 4-7pm in our Coolock campus.  Come and speak to our staff about the PLC and BA degree courses, traineeships and apprenticeships that we offer.


Work on a Live Architecture Project as you study

Our Architectural Design and Technology Foundation course are delighted to announce our continued partnership with David Moran, Architect, on a live sustainable house project (https://davidmoran.ie/).                                        

Our students will learn to design an energy efficient house, from the initial client brief and site visit, through developing their designs and final presentation at our end of year exhibition. David will contribute his expertise with project briefings and live critiques of their designs along the way.  

Each year this course helps aspiring architects and architectural technologists take their first steps in their architectural careers. Our recruitment is almost closed but there is still time to apply if you act now. For further information and to apply, click here: 





Graduation Class of 2022 – NEWS

The following classes from the Academic Year 2021/22 will graduate in the Helix DCU on Friday 21stOctober at 5.00pm. We will post out an invitation letter to all students graduating at the end of September.


Film & Television Production (Degree)

Animation (Degree)

Journalism (Degree)

Drama (Degree)


Outdoor Adventure Management (HND)

Journalism & Podcasting (HND)

Animation (HND)

Graphic Design (HND)

Media Production(HND)

Performing Arts (HND)

Film Production(HND)

Building Information Modelling (Springboard)


Outdoor Adventure Management L6

Photography L6

Tourism with Marketing L6

Business Studies L6

Social Care L6

Childcare L6

Computer Science L6

Interior Design L6

Fashion Design L6


BA Honours top-up one-year courses in Animation and Film & TV Production

BA Honours top-up one-year courses in Animation and Film & TV Production, funded through Springboard+, are accepting applicants now for September 2022 start. With support from Windmill Lane and Metropolitan Films.

The BA (Hons) in Animation and BA (Hons) in Film & TV Production, delivered by Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education in coordination with the University of Wolverhampton in the UK are still accepting applicants through Springboard for late September 2022 start for the 22-23 academic year.

Both courses are industry-led and are now being supported by Windmill Lane through placements and for career progression. The Film & TV production course is also working with Metropolitan Films for on-set work placements in series and features.

Call in for Advice

From Monday 12th to Wednesday 14th September from 10am – 2pm we will have course teachers in all campuses to answer any questions about our courses and explain employment opportunities and progression routes available.

Call to the campus where the course you are interested in is run. This can be found on each course webpage.