Liberties College – A well deserved reputation

ESTABLISHED over 50 years ago, Liberties College has earned a well-deserved reputation as a major centre for Further Education and Training in Dublin. 

Situated in the heart of the Liberties and just a stone’s throw from bustling Grafton Street, we attract students from all corners of Ireland, throughout Dublin and from the surrounding areas. Our wide range of courses cater for school leavers, mature students who wish to upskill or re-skill, as well as people returning to education. 

With around 600 students across our city centre campus, the mix of nationalities, ages, backgrounds, and experiences makes for an exciting culture and atmosphere in the College. In addition to the academic schedule, our students engage in a variety of extracurricular activities including practical workshops, seminars, educational and cultural trips, visits, shows and a range of hobby and relaxation options. So, in such a busy college, with so much happening, you’ll always have an interesting calendar. 

This year, Liberties College offers some exciting new courses:


The CERTIFICATE IN EARLY LEARNING AND CARE (ELC) STAGE 1 course is a completely revamped approach to childcare education that aligns to the new National standard. This course features extensive work experience and opportunities for practical engagement with young learners. It is ideal for both school-leavers and experienced mature persons seeking a formal qualification. This growth area offers excellent employment opportunities.

Preparation for 3rd Level:

Complimenting our well-established reputation for 3rd level access, the FOUNDATION BUILDING FOR 3rd LEVEL SUCCESS course provides students with the skills to thrive in the university and work environments. It is ideally suited to those who had not yet decided on what they want to do next, prompting them to explore their preferences and decide what they are best suited to. Students study a range of subjects that promote critical thinking, learning, and how their own contribution leads to future success by examining issues which will arise in work and learning contexts.

Event management:

Linking our established Creative Arts and Tourism management departments is the new ARTS AND CULTURE EVENTS MANAGEMENT course. 

This dynamic course is ideal for students who want to build a career delivering worthwhile experiences to audiences across the full spectrum of the arts, culture and entertainment industry. Students who are creative and have a passion for arts and culture will gain practical, hands-on learning and work experience, balanced with experience of the administrative skills required to run successful events.

Liberties College have well established courses in Healthcare, Social Care, Media, Performance, Tourism, Tour guiding, Arts and Crafts and IT. Check out our website for details on each course, including the entry requirements, employment prospects and progression to third level courses. We have great Pre-apprenticeship opportunities in IT Networks and Software Development where you can progress to “pay as you learn” apprenticeships with some of the major IT employers in Ireland.

Positive feedback

The feedback received from graduates of Liberties College has been excellent over the years. Many highlight the new skills and confidence gained, which enabled then to take up employment in their chosen area or gain entry to third level institutions to complete Level 7 and Level 8 Degrees and progress to Masters Degrees.

“I enjoyed every moment of TAP. This eye-opening course has reversed my attitude towards education and prepared me for university. Most importantly, it lighted a spark of interest in the world around me, which I’ll keep forever. 

“I believe the unique opportunity to study at Trinity College afterwards puts TAP ahead of most other PLCs in the country.” 

Daniel C. – TAP student.

“Completing my Travel & Tourism Level 5 Course at Liberties College has opened up a world of opportunities for me. 

“I have since graduated as an official Cabin Crew Member with Emirates and have been travelling all over the world” 

Shannon F. Travel & Tourism Student.

“I received huge amounts of support and encouragement from all the tutors at Liberties College. 

“I currently work as a Programme Facilitator in a day service for adults with disabilities, whilst completing my degree in Social Care at night.” 

Mairead – Social Care Student.

Our Guidance and support services take great pride in helping students to reach their potential and we provide a range of student supports to enable this. It is gratifying each year to see our students blossoming, as they engage in courses and activities that interest and inspire them. Many discover individual skills and qualities they did not know they possessed. 

So, if you’re looking for a way to kick start your career, in a progressive and supportive environment, just log on to for more information. 

You can find out about our activities on Facebook (@libertiescollege), Instagram (#libertiescollege) and Twitter (@LibertiesCollD8). We look forward to seeing you in Liberties College, the pathway to your future career.

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