Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute
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Whether you want to move directly into employment or progress to third level, Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute welcomes you to the next phase in your career development. We provide excellent training in many aspects of media and sound, health and sport, design, sustainable energy, computing and technology, and arts and humanities. If you are attracted to any of these disciplines, we welcome the opportunity to teach, instruct and inform you. The skills you learn with us will start you on the road to a successful career.
Our courses are constantly kept up to date to remain industry relevant; a bonus in these economically challenging times. Successful completion will give you a well recognised QQI qualification for direct entry to employment or for entry to third level colleges in Ireland and the UK through the Higher Links scheme. DFEi welcomes your active participation in college life while you pursue your chosen course of study. Remember, the more you put in the more you benefit, and that will look very good on your CV. You will be part of a diverse and energetic student community. You will make new friends, learn new skills, face new challenges and grow in confidence. We look forward to meeting you, working with you and giving you a head start into a brave new world. We enjoy our work in DFEi, we hope you will too.
DFEI is meeting FET Strategy - Read full report here.
Vibrant Student Life
Student activities at DFEi are as diverse as our student body itself. Our student canteen – The Hive – is regularly home to student gigs and other events such as table quizzes and cultural celebrations.
We are centrally located on Cumberland Street, Dun Laoighre, five minutes’ walk from Monkstown/Salthill DART Station and on the 7/7A/46A/75 bus routes. Paid car parking in the vicinity of the college is plentiful.
All of our specialist rooms have been upgraded to the highest standard in the last three years. From the sound recording studio to the nursing suite, students coming to DFEi will be learning with the most up to date technology and equipment. See more here.
Teaching and Learning
Class sizes in DFEi are small and this affords each students the opportunity of reaching their maximum potential through teacher interaction. DFEi’s teaching staff adopt a wide variety of teaching methods and are acutely aware that not all students learn in the same way and come from a variety of different backgrounds. Integral to teaching in DFEi is the use of Moodle, an eLearning Platform, which provides students with an online learning resource.
Excellent progression and employment opportunities
Graduates of DFEi courses are very successful in progressing to Further/Higher Education or gaining employment. Each course page contains details of the progression links and employment opportunities available.