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National Hairdressing Apprenticeship at CDCFE Capstone Event

National Hairdressing Apprenticeship at CDCFE Capstone Event

Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education celebrated the first completers of their National Hairdressing Apprenticeship this week at a ceremony hosted by RTE’s Nuala Carey.

Eight graduates of the NHA at CDCFE showcased their final work at the capstone event which was held in Fallon & Byrne, Dublin.

The Apprenticeship graduates have been studying hairdressing for three years, working both in professional hair salons and in CDCFE’s Kilbarrack campus salon “Cabello”. With a mix of on and off the job experience, the apprentices were able to “earn while they learn”.

The apprenticeship graduates now join the ranks of fully qualified hairdressers, recognised both in Ireland and internationally.

The event was attended by mentoring hair salons such as Zeba and Cats Hair Salon, as well as delegates from the City of Dublin ETB and the National Hairdressing Apprenticeship steering group.

To find out more about the NHA at CDCFE click here

 

SCC Public Speaking Competition Prizewinner

Congratulations to CDCFE Media Production Student Sayed Farid who was a prizewinner in the SCC Public Speaking Competition.

Sayed, who is an Afghan national, came in second place in the student competition which took place in the Teacher’s club.

The City of Dublin ETB Sports and Cultural Council coordinates a range of student activities across its 26 colleges and schools. It celebrates learners in sporting and cultural pursuits.

Well done Sayed!

 

Sayed Farid, prizewinner in the SCC public speaking competition

Photo Freaks – Virtual Exhibition by Photography Students at CDCFE

Photo Freaks Virtual Exhibition

The Photography QQI Level 6 class at Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education are holding a virtual exhibition which goes live on the 6th February.

You are invited to visit this virtual space and enjoy a collection of portraiture by “Photo Freaks”. Visit artsteps.com @PhotoFreaks to access this online exhibition or click here

Student Padraig Kearney said “We at Photo Freaks have been hard at work the past year for our virtual exhibition, taking photos and making memories and we hope to show that through our exhibition on the 6th of February”.

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For more information about studying photography at CDCFE click Here

CDCFE Animation Student Nominated for Animation Dingle Award

Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education are delighted to congratulate Animation student Colin Reddin on his nomination in the Irish Student category at Animation Dingle for his film “Lab Mouse”.

Colin is a graduate of the Higher National Diploma (HND) Animation programme at CDCFE and is currently studying a level 8 Honours BA degree in Animation at Coláiste Dhúlaigh, accredited by University of Wolverhampton.

Lab Mouse is a quirky depiction of the life of a mischievous test mouse. Best of luck Colin!

For more information about studying Animation at CDCFE click Here

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See the full list of Animation Dingle nominees here

CDCFE Animation Student nominated in Animation Dingle

Keyframe 10 – Animation Industry talks at CDCFE

Keyframe 10 - talks and workshops by Animation Industry Professionals at CDCFE

The Animation department at Coláiste Dhúlaigh CFE hosted Keyframe10 this week. The event which is in its tenth year, was held in CDCFE’s Coolock campus, where award-winning professionals from the Animation industry gave talks and workshops to students.

Jam Media’s Jessica Patterson gave a talk on her work as director of the Oscar 2024 nominated short film “Worry World”.  Other speakers at the event included Tom Getty, co-founder of Taunt Studios in Belfast who produce animated shorts in the Irish and English language for the BBC and Channel 5.  Neev Brennan from Boulder media spoke about her work as a concept artist.

CDCFE graduate Amy Byrne who worked on the hit show Rick & Morty and is now a compositor with Boulder Media also spoke at Keyframe10. Children’s book illustrator Estrella Lourenco gave an address about her various roles both as a freelancer as well as working on Danger Mouse with Boulder Media. The event concluded with Patrick O’Callaghan, Art Team Manager at “Story Toys” App company based in Dublin.

Principal of Coláiste Dhúlaigh CFE, Patricia O’Brien Brennan, commented “Keyframe is such a useful and important annual event for our students, where they get the opportunity to gain valuable advice and information from industry professionals. We are immensely proud of the Animation course at CDCFE which produces industry-prepared graduates year on year”

The Animation course at CDCFE is a three year Higher National Diploma (HND), which leads to a fourth “top-up” BA degree year which is accredited by University of Wolverhampton. PLC courses cost €50 this year and applications for programmes starting in September are now open online, apply here

To learn more about the Animation HND and Degree at CDCFE click Here

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Story Toys Art Team Manager Patrick OCallaghan poses at Keyframe10 Animation event at CDCFE

 

 

 

 

CDCFE Information Evening – Tuesday 12th March

Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education will hold an Information Evening in the Coolock campus from 4pm- 7pm on Tuesday 12th March.

All are welcome to attend this event and speak to staff and students about the courses on offer.

The Information Evening will give prospective students an opportunity to find about more about courses for which they have already applied or are thinking of applying for.

CDCFE will also have information available on Learner supports, grants and career guidance. Applicants can also find out more information on what is required for a portfolio of work.

Coláiste Dhúlaigh CFE offers over 50 Post Leaving Cert (PLC) courses across 11 faculties:

  • Hairdressing/Barbering (Kilbarrack)
  • Horticulture/Floristry (Kilbarrack)
  • Media & Animation (Coolock)
  • Information Technology (Coolock)
  • Outdoor Education – Shackleton (Coolock/Malahide Estuary)
  • Health Sciences (Kilbarrack)
  • Art & Design (Raheny)
  • Science & Engineering (Coolock)
  • Business & Tourism (Kilbarrack)
  • Social Studies & Education (Coolock)
  • Performing Arts (Kilbarrack)

CDCFE also offers a further 20 part time courses through Traineeships, Apprenticeships and 10- week Evening Courses. See more about Work Based Learning Programmes Here

For further information about news and events follow our social media or check out cdcfe.ie

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Night Courses Now Enrolling

Night Courses Now Enrolling for January

Make Up Course

Duration: 8 weeks

This makeup course will run for eight weeks and is aimed at students of all ages. You will be introduced to skin care routines and basic make up applications. The course will focus on how to utilize your make-up collection and maintain your brushes. You will also be shown how to go from a daytime make-up look to an evening make-up look including eyelash application.

Apply Here

Interior Design

Duration:

This beginner’s course in Interior design will provide you with the skills needed to create a cohesive style to your home while exploring elements such as color, lighting, and materials. The course will give you the confidence to bring your ideas to life by choosing the right materials and finishes to create a stylish interior. You will learn how to create architectural drawings of a residential space and gain the skills to present your ideas with mood boards and sample materials.

Apply Here

Drawing  

Duration:

This 8-week beginners drawing course will help you learn the basics of drawing and sketching. The course is designed for students who wish to develop their drawing and sketching technique using different mediums such as pencil, pen, charcoal. There will be a focus on still life and portraits.

Apply Here

SNA

See here for more details

Pilates

Sculpt & Tone: Pilates targets and strengthens every muscle, giving you a lean, toned physique.
Core Power: Pilates focuses on building a strong core, improving posture, and enhancing overall stability.
Stress Relief: Escape the chaos of daily life. Our classes promote mindfulness, reducing stress and promoting mental well-being.
Flexibility: Embrace the freedom of movement! Pilates enhances flexibility, ensuring a more agile and graceful you.

🔹 All Levels Welcome: Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, our classes are designed for all fitness levels

🔹 Positive Community: Join a supportive and encouraging community of like-minded individuals on the path to wellness.

Schedule: Tuesdays at 6pm to 7 pm

What to bring: Pilates/Yoga Mat, water and a towel. Wear comfy clothes.

Duration: 8 weeks

Apply Here

CDCFE are now Enrolling for 2024/25 Academic Year

 

CDCFE are now enrolling for over 70 courses that we offer across our three campuses in Coolock, Raheny and Kilbarrack. Coláiste Dhúlaigh CFE has over ten departments including Computing, Nursing, Health & Social Sciences, Media & Animation, Art & Design, Outdoor Education, Science & Technology, Performing Arts, Hairdressing, Business and more. Most course fees are €50 for the 2024 academic year.

If a Leaving Certificate student does not get the required CAO points for their preferred choice, then completing a PLC course at Coláiste Dhúlaigh CFE is a sensible option as we have excellent progression routes into university.

If you are simply unsure of what you want to study after Leaving Certificate, PLC courses are an affordable way to test out subject areas. There are many different reasons why students are now choosing PLC courses, which are becoming increasing popular and have just a €50 registration fee.

Post Leaving Certificate Courses at Coláiste Dhúlaigh CFE are available at QQI Levels 4, 5 and 6 as well as Higher National Diplomas (HNDs), Apprenticeships, Traineeships and Level 8 BA degrees, accredited by University of Wolverhampton. Student supports and SUSI grants are available for eligible students.

Coláiste Dhúlaigh CFE will hold an information evening on the 12th March in their Coolock campus from 4pm-7pm. All are invited to attend and speak to our team about the wide range of courses on offer. Apply online early for your course choice as spaces are limited.

Follow CDCFE on our social media to see updates on news and events. QQI courses are listed on the CAO application and prospective students can also apply now directly on our home page at www.cdcfe.ie.

Happy Christmas from Coláiste Dhúlaigh CFE

Well done to Advanced Art student Anne Harnett, who is the winner of our Christmas card design competition. Thank you to everyone who submitted entries.

Happy Christmas from everyone at Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education. We hope our staff, students and suppliers have a joyful holiday season and peaceful new year 2024.

Students will return on Wednesday 10th January.

Enjoy the break,

CDCFE

Performing Arts Students at Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education present “Past Presents & Raging Mad Reindeer”

Dry Ice Theatre Company presents “Past, Presents and Raging Mad Reindeer”, a collection of pieces by first and second year students from the Performing Arts course at Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education. The show takes place in the Sean O’Casey Theatre, East Wall, on the Thursday 7th and Friday 8th of December at 7.30pm.

With stand-up comedy, singing and plenty of Christmas pandemonium in between, “Past, Presents and Raging Mad Reindeer” promises to give everyone the laugh that’s needed at this time of year.

The show kicks off with “What’s beyond”, a script that was created and devised by first year students which will bring the audience on a trip down memory lane.

“Regifted”, a short play directed and performed by second year drama students is set in an office at Christmas time. Don’t say you haven’t done it before. But what’s in the box??

All are welcome to attend this event. Admission is complimentary, but donations are gratefully accepted.

For more information about the Performing Arts course at CDCFE click here

Performing Arts play

 

 

“Paws from Ukraine” – a charity calendar in aid of the Irish Blue Cross by Entrepreneurship Students at CDCFE

 

Paws from Ukraine logo

Students from the Entrepreneurship/Start your Own Business Course at Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education, have cooperated to create and launch the “PawsFromUkraine” fundraising calendar in aid of the Blue Cross. 

This calendar is a curated selection of photographs that showcases the inspiring stories of some 600 Ukranian families and their much-loved dogs, many of whom risked their own lives to escape the ravages of war in Ukraine and find refuge in Ireland. The photographs within reflect on the incredibly unique bond that exists between families and their canine companions. 

This series of photographs, captured by Entrepreneurship students, Charlie Murphy and Mariia Koshyrenkova tells a unique story. Each month highlights the strength and courage it has taken these families to overcome adversity.   Charlie and Mariia travelled the length and breadth of Ireland to meet with these families and their pets and hear their courageous and inspiring stories.  

The “Paws from Ukraine” calendar is a testament to the resilience of these families and their loyal companions, capturing the spirit of hope, unity, and the enduring human-animal bond. Through a series of heart-warming photographs, each month tells a unique story, highlighting the journey taken to gain refuge.  The calendar will be supported by a documentary and Photograph book detailing each of the participants stories. 

Proceeds from the calendar will be directed towards supporting the invaluable work of the Blue Cross, an organisation dedicated to providing essential veterinary care and support for pets in need. The funds raised will contribute to the Blue Cross’s ongoing efforts to ensure that all animals, regardless of their origin, receive the care and attention they deserve. 

“We are immensely proud of our students at Coláiste Dhúlaigh for their compassion, creativity, and commitment to making this project work” said Sharon McIlvenna, Entrepreneurship Course Tutor at CDCFE. “The ‘Paws from Ukraine’ calendar not only serves as a beautiful tribute to the human-pet bond but also plays a crucial role in supporting those who have experienced the hardships of war.” 

To learn more about the “PawsfromUkraine” fundraising calendar and to show your support, follow us on Instagram at “PawsfromUkraine.” The calendar will be available for purchase online and at select local retailers and pop-up stores from mid-December. 

Click here to purchase the calendar.

For further information please contact

Sharon.mcIlvenna@cdcfe.cdetb.ie 

 

Paws from Ukraine charity calendar

 

About our Entrepreneurship course at Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education: 

We are delighted to be able to nurture and support this wonderful Social Enterprise initiative from our Entrepreneurship Programme students here at Coláiste Dhúlaigh CFE.  

Now in its fourth year, this course has been a successful hub for Entrepreneurs.  The program provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the business and marketing fundamentals needed to start their own business. 

“We are thrilled to celebrate the fourth year of our “Entrepreneurship course” said Sharon McIlvenna, Entrepreneurship Tutor at Coláiste Dhúlaigh CFE.  Over the past four years we have seen remarkable growth and achievement amongst our students with many having launched and now operating their own successful ventures. 

Our course provides an understanding of what is needed to successfully navigate the dynamic landscape of entrepreneurship and business and provides support in the key aspects of business planning, marketing strategy and development and financial planning. 

The course is run and provided by Industry experienced tutors who can bring their own insights and practical knowledge to the classroom and provide mentoring to students on a one-to-one basis. 

To find out more please contact: 

Sharon.mcilvenna@cdetb.cdcfe.ie or click this link

 

 

 

Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education Celebrates Science Week with Professor Luke O’Neill

Professor Luke O’Neill delivered a guest lecture at Coláiste Dhúlaigh’s Coolock campus to coincide with Science Week. The renowned immunologist spoke to students from the science and media departments at CDCFE about his career route, his purpose or “Ikigai”, including his important discoveries in healthcare that are now being trialed by pharmaceutical multinational Roche.

The Professor, who is currently a resident lecturer and researcher at Trinity College Dublin, recounted his early published papers on Crohn’s disease as well as more recent discoveries in immunology through his company Inflazome, which was purchased by Roche in 2020 for €380m.

Speaking about his position as President of the Irish Science Teacher’s Association, O’Neill said he would like to see more focus on STEM subjects the school curriculum. He spoke passionately about careers in the sciences, encouraging the students in attendance to consider science as a profession.

Media Department Head at CDCFE, Denise O’Connor said “we were delighted to welcome Professor Luke O’Neill to Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education. Guest lectures like these enhance the learning experience for our students and highlight the important role CDCFE plays in providing courses where they can access progression routes into university”.

Coláiste Dhúlaigh CFE offers over 70 courses at a range of levels. Full-time Post Leaving Certificate courses as well as part time evening courses are available. Applications for the 2024 academic year are now open, apply for a course here

Professor Luke O'Neill gives guest lecture at CDCFE

New Traineeship in Logistics with Forklift Licence

Coláiste Dhúlaigh CFE are now taking applications for a Traineeship in Logistics with Forklift Licence. The course will commence on the 21st November and run for 30 weeks. It s a QQI part-award that provides Forklift Truck licence, Manual Handling and First Aid Responder training. Participants will do a practical 15 week work placement with our industry partners. 

For more information about the course contact audrey.manning@cdcfe.cdetb.ie or click this link

CDCFE Open Day – Thursday 23rd November – College Awareness Week

Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education Open Day, Thursday November 23rd

Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education would like to invite you to their Open Day in the Coolock campus, Barryscourt Road,  on Thursday November 23rd, during College Awareness Week.

The CDCFE Open Day takes place from 10am-6.30pm on Thursday 23rd November, during College Awareness Week. The day promises an action-packed programme of events, with interactive workshops and demonstrations from our staff and students. All are welcome to attend.

Coláiste Dhúlaigh CFE offers over 70 Post Leaving Certificate Courses, ranging from Animation to Art Portfolio, Barbering to Business, Psychology to Science, Engineering to Outdoor Education etc. We offer courses at QQI Levels 4, 5 & 6, Traineeships, Apprenticeships, Entrepreneurships and Level Eight BA Hons Degrees in Drama, Animation, and Film Production.

Prospective students do not need to register for this event, just come on the day. Applicants do not need CAO points to study with us, just a willingness to learn. Our disability support and guidance counselling services will be on hand to answer any questions about learner supports and funding. You will also be able to find out about our Erasmus+ foreign placement opportunities.

Coláiste Dhúlaigh CFE offers excellent progression routes to university. Many of our courses are one-year long and lead directly to a college place through CAO. Beat exam stress with continuous assessment and let our tutors share their academic and industry experience with you.

We have three main campuses, based in Coolock, Raheny and Kilbarrack, all with excellent transport links. Our Shackleton Outdoor Education course do their water-based activities in Broadmeadows, Malahide Estuary.

The Open Day in the Coolock campus will showcase activities like bridge-building, personality tests, mobile journalism, hair styling, taste-testing, massage, flower arranging and many more. All are welcome to attend and find out more about what Coláiste Dhúlaigh CFE has to offer.

Can’t make it? Check out www.cdcfe.ie and follow us on our social media for events and news.

 

CDCFE Open Day 23rd Nov 23

Transition to College Peer Support Group for Students with Autism by AsIAm

 

Are you an autistic student starting college/further education in September/ October 2023? We understand that transitions can be challenging, which is why we are excited to introduce the Student Transitions Peer Support Group. This online support group aims to connect autistic students with each other, providing a safe and supportive space to discuss concerns and share experiences. 

Who is it for? The Student Transitions Peer Support Group is specifically designed for autistic adults who are navigating through a time of change.  This group is for students who have started at any college, PLC course or university in Ireland in 2023. This group is here to lend you a helping hand. 

When and Where? The group will meet biweekly on Thursday evenings, with the first session scheduled for 26th of October at 6-7pm. Thanks to the power of technology, we will gather online via Zoom, allowing participants from all across Ireland to connect and engage. The dates of the sessions are: 26th October/9th November/ 23rd November/ 7th of December.  

Time Commitment: We understand that everyone’s schedule is unique, so we have designed the sessions to last approximately one hour. We want to ensure that your time is valued while providing a focused and meaningful space for discussions. 

What to Expect? During the Transitions Peer Support Group sessions, you will have the opportunity to meet other autistic students who share similar experiences and challenges. Led by compassionate facilitators, the group encourages open and non-judgmental conversations. You can expect a supportive environment where you can freely express your concerns, seek advice, and gain valuable insights from peers who understand your journey. 

Sign Up Today! Ready to embark on this transformative journey with us? We have limited places, so to secure your place in the Student Transitions Peer Support Group, simply send an email to katie@asiam.ie. Our team will provide you with all the necessary information and guidance you need to get started. 

Together, we can navigate life’s transitions with confidence and resilience! 🌟 

Are you an autistic student starting college/further education in September/ October 2023? We understand that transitions can be challenging, which is why we are excited to introduce the Student Transitions Peer Support Group. This online support group aims to connect autistic students with each other, providing a safe and supportive space to discuss concerns and share experiences. 

Who is it for? The Student Transitions Peer Support Group is specifically designed for autistic adults who are navigating through a time of change.  This group is for students who have started at any college, PLC course or university in Ireland in 2023. This group is here to lend you a helping hand. 

When and Where? The group will meet biweekly on Thursday evenings, with the first session scheduled for 26th of October at 6-7pm. Thanks to the power of technology, we will gather online via Zoom, allowing participants from all across Ireland to connect and engage. The dates of the sessions are: 26th October/9th November/ 23rd November/ 7th of December.  

Time Commitment: We understand that everyone’s schedule is unique, so we have designed the sessions to last approximately one hour. We want to ensure that your time is valued while providing a focused and meaningful space for discussions. 

What to Expect? During the Transitions Peer Support Group sessions, you will have the opportunity to meet other autistic students who share similar experiences and challenges. Led by compassionate facilitators, the group encourages open and non-judgmental conversations. You can expect a supportive environment where you can freely express your concerns, seek advice, and gain valuable insights from peers who understand your journey. 

Sign Up Today! Ready to embark on this transformative journey with us? We have limited places, so to secure your place in the Student Transitions Peer Support Group, simply send an email to katie@asiam.ie. Our team will provide you with all the necessary information and guidance you need to get started. 

Together, we can navigate life’s transitions with confidence and resilience! 🌟 

Class of ’23 Graduation Ceremony

A Graduation ceremony for the following courses will place in the Helix, DCU on Friday 20th October at 4.00pm.
Media Production HND
Film Production HND
Animation HND
Performing Arts HND
Building Information Management
BA Hons Animation
BA Hons Film & TV Production
Graduates should start to arrive from 2pm. Invitation letters have been sent to graduates, please rsvp as per the instructions.
We look forward to welcoming you

CDCFE Tutor Derek Turner wins big in Building and Architect of the Year Awards 2023

Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education are delighted to announce that their Building Information Modelling (BIM) tutor, Derek Turner, has won in the Building & Architect of the Year Awards 2023.

Turner, along with the team at JCA Architects, won the awards in two categories for their work on Primark Belfast – The Bank buildings, for Best Use of Digital Technology and the Multi-Discipline Collaboration Achievement. The Primark building was a complex BIM project that ultimately resulted in a signature building.

Derek delivers the Revit Modelling and BIM Processes modules on CDCFE’s evening BIM with Project Management course. The programme, which is delivered online by industry professionals, is designed to upskill people working in the construction area, or anyone who wants to advance in BIM.

The course is delivered online on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6.30- 9.30pm. Applications are open until 6th October. For more information about the BIM with Project Management course and to apply click Here

CDCFE Tutor Derek Turner

Limited places still available

There are limited places available on some PLC courses. We will be registering students up until October 6th. Its not too late to find the perfect course for you.

Places are available on various courses in the following departments: Art & Design, Media, Outdoor Education, Health Sciences, Performing Arts.

Apply online by clicking the “Apply Now” button on our homepage and we’ll do the rest!

Industry experience for Fashion Design & Styling course

The Fashion Design & Styling course at CDCFE has an exciting schedule of events lined up this term. Students will help assist backstage at Louise Kennedy’s 40th Anniversary show in Dublin, a milestone event for the fashion designer.

Students on the QQI level 5 & 6 course will also take part in The Gloss fashion show in the RDS in November. This gives students a first-hand glimpse at the skills required to work in the fashion industry. Participants on the course, which is part of the art and design department at CDCFE, learn skills needed to make garments and will also gain work experience in many more fashion events throughout the year, including running their own fashion show at year end.

Course coordinator Sarjit Verik says “it’s great for our students to attend these events as they provide valuable learning experiences for our students. Coordinating shows and working with various designers can provide students with hands-on experience and insight into the world of fashion production”.

Earlier in the year CDCFE Fashion course graduate Nicole Mbenza’s garment was featured in Peter Mark’s summer campaign. Peter Mark required a unique vibrant garment to showcase new hairstyles for Summer 2023 advertising campaign for Ireland.

We are still enrolling for fashion design & styling and many other PLC courses as well as traineeships and BA degrees. Follow our social media or see cdcfe.ie for more information.

Peter Mark summer '23 poster campaign
Peter Mark summer ’23 poster campaign featuring garment by fashion design course graduate Nicole Mbenza

Check out the fashion Instagram page here

See more about the fashion course here

8-Week Evening Courses – Starting 3rd October

Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education are offering 8-week evening courses, starting on 3rd October.  Courses take place in our Coolock campus from 7-9pm.

Choose from Interior Design, Drawing, Makeup & Beauty or Special Needs Assistant (SNA). The SNA course cost €199 for one QQI Level 5 module. CDCFE will also have a Pilates class from 6-7pm for just €70.

*Please note that the SNA course commences on 26th September

See more information and apply online Here

Contact corina.lynch@cdcfe.cdetb.ie for more information

Night courses at CDCFE

Career Guidance Drop-In Service

Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education will be running a career guidance drop-in service for the first week of September. There is no need to make an appointment, simply call in to our Coolock campus between 10am-2pm daily.

This service is designed for Post Leaving Cert students who are in need of advice around their next steps, or anyone else considering taking a course at CDCFE this year. Appointments with our guidance counsellors are strictly confidential and are centered around helping prospective students with their decision-making process.

For more information about location and the courses on offer at Coláiste Dhúlaigh, follow our social media and visit www.cdcfe.ie. Create Your Future at CDCFE.

Course Registration Dates

Please see details below on course dates and what to bring to your registration.

All courses will register in the Coolock campus.

CDCFE REGISTRATION WEEK SEPT 11th – 15th   
Coolock Campus
MONDAY 11th Sept Location
10.00am Performing Arts Year 2
Traineeship in Outdoor Education
Film Production Year 2
Coolock Campus
11.00am Social Care Year 2
Computer Science Year 2
Coolock Campus
12.30pm Media Production TV and Sound Year 2
Animation Year 2 & 3
Pre-University Business Studies Year 2
Coolock Campus
TUESDAY 12th September Location
9.30am Computer Networking Technologies 1
Computer Science 1
Coolock Campus
11.30am

 

Pre-University Science (DCU Access)
Pre-University Science – Lab Techniques
Coolock Campus
1.30pm Preliminary Engineering
Engineering Technology
Coolock Campus

 

WEDNESDAY 13th September  Location
9.30am

 

Performing Arts Year 1
Pre-University Business Studies Year 1
Coolock Campus
11.30am

 

Tour Guiding Level 6
Hairdressing Pre-Apprenticeship
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Speech & Language Therapy Assistant
Coolock Campus
1.30pm

 

Pre-University Nursing Coolock Campus
3pm

 

Pre-University Sports Science
Sport Rehabilitation & Exercise Therapy
Healthcare & Physiotherapy Assistant
Coolock Campus

 

THURSDAY 14th September  Location
9.30am

 

Media Production TV & Sound Year 1
Film Production Year 1
Coolock Campus
11.30am

 

Early Learning & Care Year 1
Pre-University Psychology
Journalism & Podcasting
Coolock Campus
12.30pm

 

Pre-Primary and Post Primary School Teaching
Social Media Content Creation
Early Learning Care Level 6
Coolock Campus
2pm

 

Social Care L5 Year 1
Creative Writing for Digital Media
Coolock Campus

 

FRIDAY 15th September  Location
10am Graphic Design Foundation (1st yrs)
Architectural Design and Technology Foundation (1st yrs)
Advanced Certificate in Art & Design
Interior Design
Graphic Design Level 6 (2nd Years)
Photography Level 6
Coolock Campus
12pm

 

Animation Year 1
Floristry
Horticulture
Fashion Design & Styling
Craft Level 5
Outdoor Adventure Management Year 1
Coolock Campus
2pm Art & Design Portfolio Preparation Coolock Campus

 

Please have the following with you for registration:
1 – Valid ID
Passport OR
National ID Card OR
Driver’s License

2 – If you are a holder of the following, please bring them to the registration
-current medical card
-GNIB / IRP card

3 – New students with a health issue, learning support need or a disability are asked to register with the Disability and Learning Support service in the college at Student Support Registration Form. If you have already registered there is no need to complete this form again.

To speed up your registration process you can Login to your enrol college account and complete the Learner Detail Form before registration.

Start of Classes

All classes will start from September 25th.

*Please note that course offers are conditional on students meeting the minimum course entry requirements. Please ensure you check the course website page for details of the specific requirements for your course. If English is not your first language, an English Language Test may be required. If you are a mature student i.e over 21 and in receipt of social welfare for over 6 months, you may be eligible for VTOS. This means that you can keep your Social Welfare payments and course charges are waived. For further information please contact michelle.culligan@cdcfe.cdetb.ie as soon as possible. Non-EU students must comply with Irish Immigration requirements. A visa from the Immigration Section of the Department of Justice & Equality must be secured prior to commencing course. Non-EU students will be required to pay a tuition fee.

New Traineeship in TV & Film Production at Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education

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Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education are delighted to announce that applications are now open for an exciting new Traineeship in TV & Film Production. This course is designed for anyone who dreams of a career in the media.

The Traineeship is a QQI Level 6 course and participants will learn the skills required to work on live tv & film productions in a realistic setting.  Practical classes take place in CDCFE’s Coolock campus and students will also do a work placement with a media partner. Trainees on this course will have the opportunity to learn skills such as editing, radio production, camera & lighting and much more.

Applicants for this fast-paced course should ideally have a QQI level 5 qualification in a media related field, or relevant experience. The course is fully funded and will provide the skills required to gain employment in an expanding media sector.

Dillon Adams is a graduate of CDCFE who now wants to pursue a career in media. “I tend to remember things better through hands-on learning. I also want to build my connections in the film and media industry to potentially secure a full-time job. For these reasons I have chosen to apply to the media traineeship.”

Applications are now open online at www.cdcfe.ie. For more information about the Traineeship in TV & Film Production at CDCFE visit their website or follow their social media.

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Trainee Dillon Adams working on the set of the Toy Show

TV & Film Production Trainee Dillon Adams working on the set of the Toy Show

CDCFE Hairdressers celebrate Apprentice of the Year 2023 Nominations

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Bernie Brazel, nominated for Apprentice of the Year 2023

Bernie Brazel, nominated for Apprentice of the Year 2023

 

Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education (CDCFE) are delighted to congratulate their Hairdressing students who have been nominated for Apprentice of the Year 2023. Eleven apprentices have been invited to attend a ceremony in The Mansion House in October, which takes place with the support of Minister Simon Harris and the National Apprenticeship Office.

The Hairdressing Apprenticeship at CDCFE is based in “Cabello”, a state-of-the-art hairdressing salon in the college’s Kilbarrack campus. Participants on the course do their practical work whilst working in a professional salon, and then study one day a week on campus, allowing them to “earn while they learn”. The course provides an Advanced Certificate in Hairdressing, which is currently the only national qualification for fully qualified hairdressers in Ireland.

Philip McDonagh, nominated for Apprentice of the Year 2023

Philip McDonagh, nominee for Apprentice of the Year

Course coordinator Kevin Cahill commented “we are delighted to have 11 nominations across our four hairdressing cohorts, particularly as this number is up from one last year – it is great to see CDCFE’s apprentices getting the recognition they deserve for their hard work”

If you would like to know more about the hairdressing apprenticeship at Coláiste Dhúlaigh CFE and how to apply, check out their website www.cdcfe.ie and follow their social media.

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Rebecca Lynch, nominated for Apprentice of the Year 2023

Rebecca Lynch, Stage 2 Hairdresser nominated for Apprentice of the Year

 

The Full List of Nominees are:

Stage 1:

Ceiligh Mc Donald
Chloe Murray

Stage 2: 

Rhiannon Black
Janet Talon
Siobhan Coates
Philip MC Donagh
Sarah Meleady

Stage 3:

Bernie Brazel
Alex Dromgoole
Nicole Quinlan
Rebecca Lynch

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Applications Open for Courses Starting in September ’23

Applications now Open at CDCFE

Applications are open online now for over 70 courses that are offered at Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education (CDCFE).

CDCFE has over 12 departments, ranging from Animation, to Hairdressing to Science & Engineering and a many more disciplines.

Courses are offered at a range of levels, from full time QQI Levels 4, 5 & 6, Higher National Diplomas (HND), Apprenticeships, Traineeships, Entrepreneurship and BA Top-up Degrees as well as part-time courses.

Our PLC courses are designed for students who didn’t meet the CAO requirements for a university place and want to progress through an alternative route.

We also welcome mature students who want to return to education.

We provide work based learning and part-time courses for people who want to learn new skills or improve existing ones, and also need to work at the same time.

The Back to Education Initiative (BTEI) and Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS) offer the chance for people to study while retaining their social welfare payments.

With the City of Dublin ETB providing courses for only €50 this year, there has never been a better time to access education.

Whatever your needs, Coláiste Dhúlaigh CFE has a course for you. Follow us on social media for updates and check out www.cdcfe.ie for more information and to apply for a course. Your Future Starts Here.

Registration Dates

Second and Third year classes will register on Monday 11th September.

First Year classes will register from September 12th – September 15th.

Registration for all campuses will take place in the Coolock campus and must be attended in person.

A detailed list of course registration will be published later this week.

 

All course registration fees reduced to €50 at CDCFE

The City of Dublin ETB has announced that all of its PLC courses will now cost a flat registration fee of €50 in the 2023-24 Academic Year. This fee is to be paid by applicants on acceptance of a course, therefore Coláiste Dhúlaigh CFE will no longer request a €50 deposit for course applications. If you have already paid more than €50 for a course starting in September 2023, this will be refunded to you.

The decision was made by the City of Dublin ETB, of which CDCFE is a constituent, in an effort to drive down the cost of living and enable inclusive and accessible education for all, a key function of further education and training.

Our courses offer excellent progression routes into universities or employment. We offer Post Leaving Certificate courses at QQI levels 4,5, & 6, as well as Apprenticeships, Traineeships and BA Degrees. Check out list of over 70 courses on offer at Coláiste Dhúlaigh CFE and apply now at www.cdcfe.ie.

CDCFE Fashion Design Student featured in Peter Mark Campaign

Congratulations to Fashion Design course graduate Nicole Mbenza whose garment is currently being featured in national campaign by renowned hairdressers Peter Mark.

Peter Mark required a unique vibrant garment to showcase new hairstyles for their Summer 2023 advertising campaign for Ireland. 

Fashion and hair are often intertwined, and when they harmonize, they can create a visually stunning overall look, as they did in this campaign. 

Fashion student Nicole Mbenza’s creation not only showcases her design skills but also highlights the importance of sustainable fashion and the potential for incorporating unconventional materials into the world of style. It’s inspiring to see young talents pushing the boundaries of fashion and creating visually striking pieces that promote eco-consciousness.

Applications for the fashion design and styling course are now open for September 2023.

Peter Mark summer '23 poster campaign
Peter Mark summer ’23 poster campaign featuring garment by fashion design course graduate Nicole Mbenza

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Nicole Mbenza works on a garment

Graduation Ceremony Pictures

Graduation took place in the Hogan Suite, Croke Park, on Monday, May 29th. We were delighted to welcome our graduates to this ceremony, a celebration of their achievements throughout the year.

Graduates toss their caps at CDCFE ceremony

 

BA Film Production & BA Animation Graduate Film Screening, Lighthouse Cinema, 26th May

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The Film Production BA and Animation BA courses at Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education would like to invite you to a screening of their graduate films in the Lighthouse Cinema, Smithfield, on 26th May.

The screening will begin at 3pm, followed by a reception afterwards from 5.30pm. If you would like to attend this event, please contact coolock@cdcfe.cdetb.ie. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Film Degree graduate screening Lighthouse cinema 26th May

 

The Film Production and Animation BA Hons programmes at CDCFE are accredited by University of Wolverhampton, and delivered on an in-person, part-time basis at Coláiste Dhúlaigh’s Coolock campus. Our tutors are award winning industry professionals who are dedicated to the highest standards of film making. Many of our graduates have continued into successful careers in the industry.

Applications are now open for the 2023/24 academic year. To learn more about our degree courses and to see samples of student work, visit the course pages below and follow our social media for more news & updates.

B.A. (Hons) Top Up Degree In Animation at Coláiste Dhúlaigh CFE (cdcfe.ie)

B.A. Top Up Degree in Video & Film Production at Coláiste Dhúlaigh CFE (cdcfe.ie)

Animation graduate degree screening Lighthouse Cinema 26th May