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Analytical Chemist

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Science is a fascinating subject and you truly have to immerse yourself in it. When you do the rewards are fantastic. It is of course a tough subject but once complete you learn how to solve many problems yourself.

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Whitehall College of Further Education


Further Education

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Thursday, January 24, 2019
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About Us

Whitehall College of Further Education offer day courses to school leavers and mature students. The courses run for approximately 9 months; this facilitates the development of good practical skills, personal development and depth of learning. The majority of courses at Whitehall College offer the learner the opportunity to achieve a major QQI award at level 5 or level 6.

Whitehall College of Further Education is situated at Colaiste Caoimhin, on Mobhi Road in Glasnevin, it offers:

  • A single campus location boasting top class facilities in a stunning setting.
  • Friendly, open and supportive learning environment.
  • Mature students are welcome on all courses.
  • Adaptability of courses
  • Student council and student activities
  • Progression links to third level courses
  • Work Placement relevant to their course discipline ranging from 2-6 weeks.

Further education is a stepping stone. It can be a stepping stone to first time employment or back to employment. For all it is a confidence building year; for many it is a pre-university year - it introduces learners to an area they may wish to progress to at higher education and offers a chance to develop practical skills that will stand to them in the future no matter what the next step is. Skills and education obtained at Further Education offer learners increased choices and improve their employability.

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Why us?

We pride ourselves on putting the needs of our students first. As well as celebrating academic achievement we equally celebrate personal achievement and development.  Whitehall College of Further Education offers a welcoming and warm environment for PLC and mature adult learners to build confidence and be confident.  Student organised events throughout the academic year are a valuable tool for active learning, application of skills and making friends.

Whether your next step is progression to third level or employment we offer a wide range a courses that offer opportunities for both.  Learning at Whitehall College is an opportunity to learn with our experienced and dedicated teaching staff who have developed our courses to meet needs of industry and higher education links. Courses on offer range for QQI level 3 to 6.

Our Level 5 and Level 6 QQI Certified courses offer the opportunity of work experience as part of the learning programme. This includes preparation in applying for jobs, CV preparation, job finding skills and interview skills.

Whitehall College is well known with employers for the provision of skilled graduates in the areas of office and health administration, IT, business, health care and childcare.  Year after year employers contact the College with vacancies they are hoping to fill.  We offer a personal link between graduates and prospective employers.

Our building stands in its own grounds on Mobhi Road, Glasnevin overlooking Griffith Park in the largely residential area of Glasnevin. The College building has a long history with education, originally built as a teacher training College in 1908.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, January 24, 2019
Open Day 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
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