Blackrock Further Education Institute
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BFEI is one of Ireland’s largest Further Education Colleges with a current enrolment of 870 full time students and 200 part time students. BFEI offers an excellent range of professional career courses in Business, Community and Emergency Care, Information Technology, Design, Beauty & Complementary Therapies and Theatrical Media Make Up. Graduates enjoy professional qualifications certified and accredited by nationally and internationally recognised examining and professional bodies.
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Third Level Progression Options
There is a well-established progression path for students who have achieved a full FETAC/QQI certificate to progress to degree course in Higher Education intuitions. This is known as the Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS).
Counselling and Career Services
The Institute Counselling Service is a free confidential service available to full time learners.
Blackrock Further Education Institute welcomes mature applicants and encourages their return to study. Mature applicants are eligible to apply for any of our courses if they wish to broaden their education and skills and develop new interests. A substantial number of mature students enrol each year and the Institute believes that the contribution of mature students is valuable and beneficial to the Institute as a whole.
The Higher Education Authority (HEA) Fund for Students with Disabilities aims to assist students with disabilities and specific learning difficulties to participate in Further Education. It provides grants towards the provision of services and the purchase of equipment for students with disabilities attending courses in the Institute.
Student Sports and Social Committee
The Student Sports and Social (S&S) Committee is the body responsible for the co-ordination of social, cultural and sporting events for students at BFEI. Representatives from each class are elected to the Committee towards the end of September each year. All students are actively encouraged to participate and support Committee activities. The co-ordination of these activities is facilitated by staff members.