Paving the way for your Future

at Crumlin College of Further Education

Crumlin College of Further Education has been providing a quality educational experience to students in South Dublin and beyond for 6 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, Fitness & Sports Therapy, Information Technology, Business, Administration & Accounting, Tourism, Catering

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 current 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 Design with Styling

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. 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 & 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 fashion shows and photo shoots. 

Upon successful completion of the QQI Level 5 course, many graduates have successfully gained employment in the fashion industry as Trainee Buyer & Merchandisers, Assistant Stylists or Design Studio Assistants. Through the QQI progression routes, graduates may also apply to third level courses. 

Crumlin College graduates may progress to the BA in Visual Merchandising & Display at TUD. There is also the option to progress onto the QQI Level 6 course in Fashion Management in Crumlin College and this will appeal to students who wish to develop a career in the business, managerial and retailing side of the fashion industry while actively developing imagination and flair for design, buying and selling. 

The dynamic and industry-focused courses offered by Crumlin College’s Fashion Department equip graduates with a well-rounded and practical skill-set desired by prospective 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 attain employment as a beauty therapist in a broad 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 experience in the beauty and retail sector and through the running of pop-up salons within the college. 

Prospective students are able to complete the full complement of QQI modules, leading to an overall QQI Level 5 award in Retail Business, thus offering more employment and progression routes for graduates from this course. 

Traineeship in Beauty

This is an exciting new opportunity for beauty therapy students which combines in-class teaching with learning on the job. The QQI Level 5 Beauty Therapy award offers a broad range of business and beauty modules to students working in the beauty industry and provides them with the necessary skills and knowledge to progress within their careers.

Culinary Arts

Students have the option of choosing the Culinary Arts (Professional Cookery) Programme or The National Traineeship in Professional Cookery

The Culinary Arts (Professional Cookery) is a one year course at QQI Level 5 with the possibility to progress 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. 

Crumlin College is just one of two colleges in Dublin offering the Commis Chefs Apprenticeship Programme. Run in conjunction with the Irish Hotels Federation, this is a 2 year programme for chefs who are already working in industry. 

A combination of practical and theory based learning both on and off the job leads successful graduates to a Level 6 QQI Qualification in Culinary Arts. 

The following are just some of the other courses on offer at the college:

Pre-Degree Computing

A QQI Level 5 course that prepares learners for entry into Level 7/8 Degree programmes in Information Technology at Higher Education Institutes. Students who successfully complete the course will have attained the necessary skills to enter the workforce as junior programmers or in IT systems supports roles. 

Sports Injury Prevention and Message Therapy

This course is designed to provide the knowledge and practical skills required to work in the Sports & Leisure sectors. It consists of theoretical and practical training which enables students to work in Health Spas & Massage Therapy Clinics. 

Candidates who successfully complete the course will receive internationally recognised accreditations from both QQI and ITEC. 

Fitness Instruction & Health Studies 

This QQI Level 5 course, with additional accreditation by ITEC, allows for progression onto the Level 6 Fitness Instruction & Personal Training Course at the college. 

Students are able to equip themselves with internationally recognised qualifications and can avail of employment opportunities in the fitness, health and leisure industries. 

Business Studies with Sports and Fitness

This course combines both sports and fitness qualifications with business modules and prepares the learner for a number of employment or educational opportunities. 

Students who successfully complete the course can seek employment in areas such as sports marketing, sports development and fitness instruction. 

Alternatively, students may progress to Fitness Instruction and Personal Training Year 2 in the college or may progress to degree courses. 

For information on these and all our courses and for a seamless application process, you can visit online at and click on the Apply Now link. 

For all courses beginning in September 2023, students only pay a €50 registration fee, making Further Education an affordable way to pursue your academic and career goals. 

To access regular updates about what’s happening at the college, visit the home page of the website where there are links to all the social media platforms used. 

Alternatively, you can call the college directly at 01 4540662 where a member of our helpful team will be available to answer any queries you may have. 

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