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Colaiste Ide College of Further Education

Open Learning Centre



The Open Learning Centre was started in September 1994, with the objective of providing “quality flexible education to the Unemployed, Lone-parents, House-Parents, and those with Disabilities. In fact anyone who needs flexibility in their education”.

The centre provides access to education in a flexible and open way. The policy of the centre is to provide access to learning facilities in a manner appropriate to the needs of the individual. Learning resources are provided at times and at a level, which suits the students, rather than depending on prescribed timetables and syllabi to which the students must adapt.

Open Learning

Allows the student:

Open Learning Centre

Colaiste Ide, College of Further Education
Cardiffsbridge Road, Finglas West, Dublin 11.
Tel: 01-844 3255
Fax: 01-834 7242

Opening Hours

Opening Hours
Day Times
Monday 9am-1pm,   2pm-4pm
Tuesday 9am-1pm,   2pm-4pm
Wednesday 9am-1pm,   2pm-4pm
Thursday 9am-1pm,   2pm-4pm
Friday 9am-1pm,   2pm-4pm

Course Details 

Course Name Duration / Time Price
Computers for beginners  30 hours / Flexible  €40
Learn to type  30 hours / Flexible  €30
Introduction to the internet  40 hours / Flexible   €40
Intermediate Computers, (To include Word processing Interment and email) 50 hours €60
Full ECDL 7 Modules to include exams and skillcard 120 hours / Flexible €250
ECDL Essentials certificate 4 Modules to include exams and skillcard 90 hours / Flexible €195
(An introduction to: Microsoft Office)
40 hours / Flexible €50
ECDL exams only (You must have a skillcard) 1 hour €20
Equal Skills program 50 hours /Flexible    €90
Word Processing 40 hours / Flexible €40
Microsoft Excel  40 hours / Flexible €40
Microsoft Access 40 hours / Flexible €40

* Cost includes exams and skill card. ECDL- European Computer Drivers Licence is the internationally recognised qualification.

Talk to our Director Fergus O’Rourke for more details.


You can book your next session

Note: Booking will only be taken on a week-to-week basis.

Coláiste Íde College of Further Education Cardiffsbridge Road, Finglas West, Dublin 11

T 01 834 2333 / 01 834 2450 F 01 834 7242 E W

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

Colaiste Ide College of Further Education European Regional Development Fund Ireland's EU Structural Funds Solas CDETB - City of Dublin Education & Training Board