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A word of Welcome to Coláiste Íde College of Further Education.
It is always a difficult decision to know what area of study one wishes to pursue after completing one's full-time education. It is even more difficult, if having left full-time education many years ago to make that decision to return again and to take up where one left off. Coming up to the Leaving Certificate we are presented with so much choice and pressure to make a correct lifetime choice that it is difficult, if not impossible, to know what is the correct option to chose.
Post Leaving Certificate courses have been developed with a view to providing students with options to study in their areas of interest and to either pursue those interests in Higher Education or to move directly to the workplace. They also provide mature students with a route that enables them to avail of a second chance education system that allows for the acquiring of new skills and re-acquaintance with skills acquired at an earlier stage in life.
The system of assessment used by the QQI Accreditation system enables students to be assessed on a continual basis rather than solely on an end of year examination which can give a more accurate reflection of a student's work and results.
Coláiste Íde has been providing courses at this level since the mid 1970's and has developed a reputation for delivering effective and relevant career related courses. Over the years, students have achieved successfully achieved what they have come to the college to study and have moved on directly into employment or on to Higher Education Institutions.
Our college includes state of the art learning facilities for fashion, photography, beauty, computing, and cooking.
Leisure Point Complex
Leisure-Point Sports Complex is on your doorstep, and for a nominal fee, Coláiste íde students may use the leisure centre.
Career Guidance Service
Counsellors provide support with career choices, personal issues, study support and problem solving.
Colaiste Ide has a very active "student social life". These socials are a great way to meet other students. The college promotes all social, cultural and sporting activities.
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).