A broad range of further education opportunities

CRUMLIN College of Further Education has been offering educa- tional services in South Dublin for over 60 years. Located on Crumlin Road, its close proximity to Dublin Bus and Luas services makes it an ideal location for students.

A range of QQI courses are offered at Level 5 and Level 6 in the schools of Hairdressing, Beauty, Fashion, Sports, Information Technology, Business & Accounting, Tourism, Catering, Security, Sales & Administration. In addition, a range of night courses are offered at its Evening School. Here’s just a flavour of what’s on offer at Crumlin College…


The Fashion Department in Crumlin College offers industry focused courses that reflect the cur- rent and future staffing requirements of the business and creative sectors of the fashion industry.

Students can choose between the QQI Level 5 course in Fashion Buying & Merchandising or Fashion Styling with Design. Both courses offer students a comprehensive understanding of their chosen field as well as a rounded perspective on the fashion industry as a whole.

The college has established close links with a network of professionals within the fashion industry and stu- dents benefit from visits by a variety of guest speakers. Research field- trips for college assignments are organised throughout the academic year and are enjoyable and valuable learning experiences.

Students have the opportunity to get hands-on experience through the college’s work experience programme. There is also the possibility to apply for college-organised internships and work-experience placements in major international Buying and Merchandising offices.

Through the college’s industry links with some of Ireland’s leading fashion designers and fashion stylists, there are frequent opportunities to apply to gain practical hands-on experience in fashion design studios or in assisting in the styling of fash- ion shows and photo shoots.

Upon successful completion of the QQI Level 5 course, many graduates have successfully gained employ- ment in the fashion industry as Trainee Buyer & Merchandisers, Assistant Stylists or Design Studio Assistants. Through the QQI pro- gression routes, graduates may also apply to third level courses. Crumlin College graduates have progressed to successfully complete the BA in Visual Merchandising & Display in DIT.

There is also the option to progress onto the QQI Level 6 course in Fashion Management in Crumlin College and this will appeal to stu- dents who wish to develop a career in the business, managerial and retailing side of the fashion industry while actively developing imagina- tion and flair for design, buying and selling.

The dynamic and industry- focussed courses offered by Crumlin College’s Fashion Department equip graduates with a well-rounded and practical skill-set desired by prospec- tive employers in the fashion industry and prepares them for study at third level institutions.


The School of Beauty is located in a separate building in Captain’s Road, Crumlin.

Crumlin College offers a one or two  year Diploma in Beauty Therapy. The Diploma in Beauty Therapy includes accreditation from QQI, ITEC and CIDESCO. The course provides intensive practical and theoretical training in a various aspects of Beauty Therapy and leads to an internationally recognised qualification. Successful applicants can work as a beauty therapist in range of industries including Cruise Liners, Beauty Salons and Health and Leisure centres.

Beauty and Retail Sales may be taken as a one year course at QQI Level 5 or a two year course at QQI Level 6.

The course also includes ITEC accreditation in manicure, pedicure, make-up and beauty specialisations. Practical and theoretical knowledge is enhanced through work experi- ence in the beauty and retail sector and through the running of pop-up salons within the college.


Students have the option of choosing the Culinary Arts (Professional Cookery) Programme or Commis Chef Apprenticeship programme.

The Culinary Arts (Professional Cookery) is a one year course at QQI Level 5 with the possibility to pro- gress to a second year at QQI Level 6. Students get a solid grounding in the practical side of Culinary Arts and participate in a work experience programme which allows them to further hone the skills acquired in class.

 On successful completion of the course, students may progress on to a range of higher certificate and degree courses in Institutes of Technology or Universities.

Alternatively, they will have acquired the necessary skills to take up employment in a broad range of hospitality organisations, a sector of industry where suitably qualified applicants continue to be in high demand.

The Commis Chef Apprenticeship Programme is geared towards students who are employed in the catering industry. Crumlin College is just one of two colleges in Dublin offering the apprenticeship programme. The course is full time and students time is divided between industry and college. 

The course allows participants to build on their practical culinary skills and techniques by attaining a professional qualification. Applications are now invited at http://www.apprencticeship.ie for the next intake of students in 2020. 

Information on these and all courses offered at Crumlin College of Further Education can be accessed at www.crumlincollege.ie

Applications for September 2021 are open now.

New Courses on offer at Crumlin College of Further Education

CRUMLIN College has a number of recently introduced and  revised courses for the coming academic year 2019/2020. These are just some of the courses on offer:

IT Digital Skills: This course aims to provide relevant and practi- cal IT digital skills for students who wish to pursue a career in a range of IT areas.

Social Media with Computer Applications: This course offers prospective students an excellent opportunity to acquire and practice the cutting-edge social media and ICT applications skills required in the workplace of most businesses. 

Software Development with Mobile Technologies: This course prepares students for a rewarding career in software develop- ment and mobile technologies. The core aim of the course is to impart the expertise necessary to design, develop and maintain software. 

Computer Network and Support Technician: This course is designed to give students the opportunity to acquire the skills necessary to implement and support PC systems and networks. Successful graduates of the course can look forward to a rewarding and challenging career in this rapidly expanding field. 

Hospitality with Tourism: This course prepares students for a career in the hospitality industry. Students will gain practical, hands-on experience in the accommodation and catering sec- tors, coupled with knowledge of the tourism industry through the provision of a broad range of modules. 

Sales and Marketing: This course now offers a range of new modules to allow students to gain additional skills in and insights into the sales and marketing industries. New modules on offer include Digital Marketing and Event Production. The course concentrates on providing the practical specialist skills required for a successful career as a customer service provider or company sales representative. Students will gain an extensive knowledge of selling techniques, marketing theory and practice, information technology and the business environment in which the industry operates. 

All of the above modules are at QQI Level 5 and each course includes a work experience module, which allows students to gain valuable practical experience in their chosen area of study. 

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