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Colaiste Ide College of Further Education


Hayden Guy - Past Games Development Student

My name is Hayden Guy I'm a 24 year old Multimedia student studying in DCU and I took the Games Design & Development programme in Colaiste Ide.

This programme served as a stepping stone for me as it allowed me to pursue a level 8 university course once finished.

Studying modules such as Java coding, video editing, web and digital design, gave me a distinct advantage going into my further studies as I had a strong understanding of the core fundamentals of what I am now studying. While others in my course often seemed to struggle to pick up new skills and software, I was able to share the knowledge I had learned from taking the games design program and assist them in any way I could.

I am extremely happy with the time I spent studying in Colaiste Ide. For me learning by doing something is more important than being told how to do something and this course allowed me to study in a way suited to my style of learning. I cannot recommend it enough for anyone looking to get a start in this field.

Click here to read about the Games Development programme.

Anne Kane - Beauty Therapy

I worked as a legal secretary for 13 years and made was made redundant in 2017.  This was a good opportunity for me to look at what I really wanted to do.  I worked as a care assistant at one time and knew I liked working with people.  Initially, I thought about doing a massage course but in the end thought it would be too limiting.  I checked around various colleges to see what was on offer and came across Colaiste Ide’s website and immediately applied for their course as Beauty Specialist.

It was a little daunting going back to college but I found the teachers excellent and dedicated. They were always there if you needed help or advice with work assignments or encouragement in general.  They worked hard and wanted the best outcome for their students.

Beauty Specialist is a great course and I would have no problem in recommending this course to anyone who is thinking of taking up a career in beauty in Colaiste Ide.

Lisa Tsang - Beauty Therapist

'If you enjoy what you do, you never work a day in your life'. This is a true saying for me cos I love what I do.

I am a Nail Technician professional; I love my jobs, As I am working Part time Nail bar Salon, I keep update myself and keep up my skills while I was doing this beauty therapy course in Colaiste Ide, Looking through the list of available courses and modules, there are subjects ranging from skincare and facial treatments, massages to manicures, pedicures, make-up, nails and waxing. Even Communication, customer service, and there is also anatomy and physiology as well.

And my best of all work experience in Malta with Erasmus programme .I got picked to join 3 weeks in March 2018 in Malta in Erasmus‘s program where I work as a beauty Therapist and Nail Technician too. All pay by Colaiste Ide college. Which was a great experience for me to be away working in top class 5 star hotel in Radisson Blu in Malta. 

I was looking for a career change and upgrade myself to do nails and I have always wanted to get into the beauty industry. I decided this courses to go with the Beauty Therapy at Colaiste Ide ITEC Level 2 and QQI Level 5, I choose this course because the hours suited me as I also worked part time. I was a bit worried about going back to college and getting back into the paperwork side of the course but as soon as I started I really got into it. The layout of the course made it very easy to learn and we also got a lot of help, advice and support from all the teachers.The course was also enjoyable getting to meet a lot of lovely girls from my class.

After I finish my beauty Therapist course. I work for myself part time and I got a full time job in Nails working with a Team of over 70 staff. Started in Wicklow St, Jervis shopping centre and we Expand to Penneys Mary St, O’Connell St and Liffey Valley. 

While working I attended Nail Technology evening course in ITEC level 3, And lots others nail course to improve myself.I really enjoyed my time at colaiste Ide .I learned a lot through the year at this course. 

The college give me confident. And I participate in various professional challenges around Ireland. In September 2017 I enter the nail competition in Professional beauty show in RDS and I put a lot of work into it. All my hard work shows as I made it to 1st place for student Manicure and student Gel Polish. 

On October 2018 I once again enter the beauty show nail competition. Where I enter Spa Manicure, Gel Polish and dip power and got 1st in Spa Manicure and come over all Manicurist of the year 2018.

I love seeing my customers satisfied, as Confucius said "If you enjoy what you do, you never work a day in your life". 

Everybody in this beauty industry was really nice. And it’s important to keep network with everyone on Facebook and intagram etc. I would definitely recommend the course .Yes I absolutely enjoy beauty therapy course. All the Trainer is excellent, had a great time, learning felt comfortable and iearn a lot. I found all the staff and tutors In Colaiste Ide very helpful throughout the course and always on hand if there was any I needed, I gained great knowledge on the beauty industry, I would really recommend the college to anyone who wished to start a career in beauty Therapist. And very helpful and understanding and cos I’m non national I was afraid about understanding the course but this was not a problem, it even made my understanding skills better.

Thanks again to Joanne & all the staff in Colaiste Ide to help me get where I am now.

Click here to read about the Beauty Therapy programme.


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Funded by the Irish Government and supported by the European Union.

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