Zombie Fun Run
Zombie fun run in aid of Peter McVerry Trust. Take part in the this event..
Online Application Form
Apply online now with our easy-to-use application form. You will receive an email with your interview date and time.
News & Events
Colaiste Ide latest and archive news and events.
Important information for prospective and current students.
Colaiste Ide has a very active "student social life". These socials are a great way to meet other students.
Post Leaving Certificate (PLC) Maintenance Grants
Students attending full-time approved Courses in Colaiste Ide for the 2014/2015 academic session are eligible to apply for a maintenance grant. The grant is available to first time PLC students.
Leisure-Point Sports Complex is on your doorstep, and for a nominal fee Colaiste Ide students may use the leisure centre.
Our current student population includes people from Albania to Zimbabwe.
Grants & Schemes
Get information in PLC maintenance grants, VTOS, BTEA and BTEI.
Colaiste Ide policy documents are in PDF format and require Acrobat Reader to view.
School of Art, Beauty and Technology
A range of full time FETAC Level 5 & 6 Art or Technology courses
School of School of Business and Tourism
A range of full time FETAC Level 5 & 6 Business or Science courses
School of Sports
A range of full time FETAC Level 5 & 6 Sports courses
School of Culinary Arts and Hospitality
A range of full time FETAC Level 5 & 6 Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality courses
School of Adult Education (VTOS)
A range of full time FETAC Level 5 & 6 VTOS subsidised courses in a variety of disciplines.
Night School re-opening for 2018-19.
We offer programmes in Leaving Certificate Maths, Irish and French.
Level 4 Courses
A range of part time QQI Level 4 courses in a variety of disciplines
Art & Design Portfolio Preparation Level 5
Students will develop their talents in a wide range of visual and artistic skills. Students will prepare a portfolio of work so that they may proceed to further study at Third level. This course gives students over the age of 18 the possibility to be selected for a Eramus + European mobility exchange (subject to funding).
Games Design & Development Level 5
This course offers the student the opportunity to explore and develop skills in many aspects of Design. It provides a solid foundation year for further studies. This course gives students over the age of 18 the possibility to be selected for a Eramus + European mobility exchange (subject to funding).
Fashion Design Level 5
This intensive portfolio course provides a strong grounding in drawing and design skills for entry into Third level. Students are introduced to the textiles and fashion disciplines of combined materials, embroidery, garment construction and pattern drafting.
Fashion and Textiles – Advanced Certificate
This course aims to further develop an understanding of professional art practice and introduce the essential elements of running a creative business. Ideal candidates should exhibit strong personal creativity and motivation, leadership skills, initiative, team working abilities and an aptitude for self directed learning.
Computer Aided Design- Pre University Architecture
Students will gain an understanding of the design process in the building environment. They will be able to operate a CAD system found in most modern design offices. They will be familiar with the latest computer hardware and software available within the Industry.
Accounting Technician (ATI)
The Accounting Technician course provides learners with knowledge of accounting concepts and principles of accounting together with knowledge and technical skills concerning the tax implications of personal and business transactions. It also provides the learner with an understanding of core Business functions.
Business Studies, Marketing and Human Resources Level 5
Students will gain a general education in the Business Studies area, together with a specialised knowledge of Marketing & Human Resources.
Office Administration with Reception Skills Level 5
Students will acquire the necessary skills to become proficient in modern office technology. They will also gain the knowledge and skills required for effective office administration.
Security Studies Level 5
To prepare students for employment within the security industry. The course is of particular relevance to students who are interested in a career in An Garda Siochana, Defence Forces, and Prison Services. The course involves an academic focus on the skills necessary for a career in security related industries.
Pre-University Science Level 5
This course will provide successful students with the knowledge and the entry requirements necessary to access science based programmes at higher education level. The course also aims to provide students with the knowledge and the skills necessary to gain employment in the science and pharmaceutical industries.
Food Science Level 5
This course can provide successful students with the knowledge and the entry requirements necessary to access some science based programmes at Third level. The course also aims to provide students with the skills necessary to gain employment in the food industry.
Business & Computer Applications Level 5
This course has been designed to provide the student with a strong foundation in computers and office applications. The fundamental emphasis of the programme is on developing the student’s proficiency in using computers in the office environment thus enhancing his / her employment opportunities in the Business/Information Technology (IT) sector.
Security Operations Level 6
This course provides students with the knowledge, skills and competencies to work as a Security Supervisor in the industry. As part of their course work students complete two days work experience in a supervisory capacity with recognised security companies. Students should hold or have applied for a security licence.
Sports and Leisure Management Level 5
This course provides successful graduates with the opportunity to seek employment in the sport and leisure industry. Students gain the knowledge and understanding of physical fitness and exercise on both a practical and a theoretical basis.
Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor
This course aims to provide the successful graduates with the knowledge, skills and competence to work in the sports and leisure industry in careers such as personal training, group fitness instructing, pool lifeguard and sports massage therapy
Tourism with Business Level 6
This is a one year full-time Diploma course. The course is designed for those who wish to pursue a career in the Travel and Tourism Industry. Students will also gain a broad understanding of Travel Agency and Airline Operations. This course is run under the auspices of the Irish Travel Agents Association.
Hospitality Operations Level 5
This is a one year course which allows students to explore hospitality operations. The course provides students with a range of hospitality service skills including customer relations, service and accommodation maintenance and food and beverage preparation. This course leads to a QQI Level 5 Certificate in Hospitality Operations (5M2083) and an Environmental Health Offices Association Certificate.
Tourism, Travel & Airline Studies (IATA) Level 5
This is a one year full-time course designed for those who wish to pursue a career in the Travel and Tourism Industry. Students will also gain a broad understanding of Travel Agency and Airline Operations. This course gives students over the age of 18 the possibility to be selected for a Leonardo Da Vinci European mobility exchange (subject to funding)
Beauty Therapy -Diploma Level 5
This course is a one - year Post Leaving Diploma, which gives students the key skills and knowledge necessary to pursue a career in the Wellness and Beauty Industry. while at the same time obtaining a sound general knowledge in areas needed to function in the wellness environment. This course leads to an ITEC Beauty Specialist Diploma and a certificate from FLAIR in Nail Technology. This course gives students over the age of 18 the possibility to be selected for a Eramus + European mobility exchange (subject to funding).
Professional Cookery Level 5
This Professional Cookery one year course has a combination of practical and theoretical modules designed to assist the learner in finding employment within the catering Industry or progress to Higher Education
Adult and Community Education Programme
Through developing links with local Community Groups we provide tuition and funding for a wide range of Adult / Community Education Courses within the community. 30 venues, 1000 participants!!
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 Disables. In fact anyone who needs flexibility in their education”.
Open Learning Centre Enrollments
Come to our Open Learning Centre enrollment days September 27th-30th, 10am - 3pm
Professional Cookery Level 6
This course is a one – year Post Leaving Certificate Course, which gives students the key skills and knowledge necessary to pursue a career in the Hospitality Industry. The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the relevant knowledge, skills and competence to work autonomously using a range of specialized skills in a professional kitchen.
Hospitality Operations Level 6
This is a one year full-time course which gives students key skills and advanced knowledge necessary to pursue a career in the hospitality industry. The course provides students with an opportunity to obtain experience in a wide range of specialised and supervisory skills in key areas of hospitality enterprises such as front office supervision, food and beverage and business systems. Three days of week are in college and two days on work placement. This course gives students over the age of 18 the possibility of participating on a to Higher Education European mobility exchange. This course leads to a QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Hospitality Operations (6M2095)
Computer Systems & Networks with Cyber Security
This course is designed to provide the student with the skills required to build, maintain and troubleshoot a desktop computer system, while giving a firm foundation in current hardware and operating systems
Study Skills Centre
Study Skills Support for VTOS & BTE Students can help you with Essay Writing, Assignment Preparation , Structure & Layout, Research Skills, Spelling Grammar and Punctuation, Bibliography & Referencing, Study & Reading Techniques, Assistive Technology
The Mater Foundation Fundraiser
Colaiste Ide student-organised 'Orange Day' raised a total of €506 for the Mater Foundation
St. Francis Hospice Fundraiser - Hell and Back
On the 15th June Colaiste Ide Students & Staff and Boost My Image Fitness club took part in Hell and Back in order to raise funds for St. Francis Hospice.
Clothes & Food for Homeless
Colaiste Ide students & staff walked around the streets of Dublin City Centre giving out clothes and food to homeless people.
St. Vincent De Paul Fundraiser
€600 was raised for St. Vincent De Paul in the Finglas area by Colaiste Ide students and staff.
Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS)
Return to fulltime education/training opportunities for unemployed adults. Participants must be over 21 years of age and in receipt of a social welfare payment for 6 months. Participation on VTOS programmes is free.
Back To Education Allowance (BTEA)
The Back to Education Allowance Scheme allows eligible applicants to return to full time education on 2nd and 3rd level programmes. People qualify in different ways, depending on their age and personal situation.
Back To Education Initiative (BTEI)
The Back to Education Initiative provides part time Further Education programmes for young people and adults. The aim is to give people an opportunity to combine a return to learning with family, work and other commitments.
Social Care Level 4
- Child Development & Play
- Childcare & Safety
- Work Experience
- Introduction to Healthcare
- Word Processing / ESOL
- Workplace Safety
Sport & Recreation Level 4
- Health Related Fitness
- Human Biology
- Food & Nutrition
- Work Experience
- Word Processing
General Offices Skills Level 4
- Computer Applications
- Web Design
- Information Technology Skills
- Work Experience
- Word Processing
Computing Level 4
- Computer Applications
- Web Design
- Information Technology Skills
- Work Experience
- Word Processing
Retail Skills Level 4
- Retail Sales Techniques
- Customer Service
- Retail Payment Procedures
- Information Technology Skills
- Work Experience
- Guarding Skills
Professional Cookery Level 5 (VTOS)
The Professional Cookery Level 5 programme is delivered under the Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme. VTOS provides general education and training opportunities for unemployed adults by enabling them to retain their social welfare entitlements while in fulltime study.
Professional Cookery Level 6 (VTOS)
This one year course offers the opportunities to achieve a career in the Catering industry. The College has developed strong working relationships with the Irish Hotel Federation (IHF) and the Restaurant Association of Ireland (RAI) which gives students the key skills and knowledge necessary to pursue a career in the Hospitality Industry.
Early Childhood Care & Education Level 5 (VTOS)
The Childcare Level 5 programme is delivered under the Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme. VTOS provides general education and training opportunities for unemployed adults by enabling them to retain their social welfare entitlements while in fulltime study. The above one-year programme facilitates suitable adults in acquiring qualifications for employment opportunities in the area of childcare and as Classroom Assistants or Special Needs Assistants.
Early Childhood Care & Education Level 6 (VTOS)
The Childcare Level 6 programme is delivered under the Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme. VTOS provides general education and training opportunities for unemployed adults by enabling them to retain their social welfare entitlements while in fulltime study. The above one-year programme facilitates suitable adults in acquiring qualifications for employment opportunities in the area of childcare and as Classroom Assistants or Special Needs Assistants
Community Health Services Level 5 (VTOS)
The Healthcare Level 5 programme is delivered under the Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme. VTOS provides general education and training opportunities for unemployed adults by enabling them to retain their social welfare entitlements while in fulltime study. The above one-year programme facilitates suitable adults in acquiring qualifications for employment opportunities in the area of healthcare as healthcare assistants or in residential and non-residential settings.
Health Services Supervisory Management Level 6 (VTOS)
The Healthcare Level 6 programme is delivered under the Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme. VTOS provides general education and training opportunities for unemployed adults by enabling them to retain their social welfare entitlements while in fulltime study. The above one-year programme facilitates suitable adults in acquiring qualifications for employment opportunities in the area of healthcare in residential and non-residential settings.
Chef Ireland WACS Competition 2014
Students from the Professional cookery courses won silver and bronze medals in the Open Pasta competition and Bronze in the Open Pork and Muffin and Decorated gateaux Competition.
Graduation Ceremony 2014
Colaiste Ide’s graduation ceremony took place on May 29th 2014. Students of the college were presented with awards and bursaries for outstanding achievements in education.
Colaiste Ide Exchanges
33 students are preparing to leave to go to either Malta, Hungary or Italy as part of the Leonardo Da Vinci mobility project.....soon to be Erasmus+
European projects in Colaiste Ide
Eurpoean projects give students an opportunity to work abroad as part of their work placement for a total of three weeks around Easter to Malta, Italy or Hungary.
Ready to Return programme
This VTOS course is aimed at those who are interested in returning to training or education but feel they need to improve their overall standard of general knowledge and study skills so they are "ready to return" to further training, education or on to employment.
Colaiste Eoin collaboration
Colaiste Eoin TY students collaborated with Colaiste Ide on a project which looked into measures to adopt in circumstances of extreme weather conditions.
Due to the inclement weather, our enrolment day set for Thursday 1st of March has been postponed to Thursday 15th of March.
How to get into Science in Trinity
How to avoid repeating the Leaving Cert and still get a place in Science in Trinity.
Colaiste Ide's mission statement is available to read on this page.
The full list of college facilities including labs, rooms, sports facilities & studios is available on this page.
External Examining Bodies
All courses are certified by the FETAC and / or by the relevant Professional and Examining Bodies. The full list is availalable on this page.
FETAC Common Awards System
Since 2009 FETAC been developing a Common Awards system for all of its FETAC certified awards.
Calendar of Events Academic Year 2014-2015
Important dates for the coming academic year.
Access to Higher Education
A learner can use their FETAC award to progress to further and higher education using the links scheme.
Industry Link Activities
Industry Links are achieved through Student Award Scheme, Job Placement, Course Development and Review, Chamber of Commerce membership, Staff Training for Employers and Guest Lecturers.
Education & Training for People with Disability
The centre caters for the several groups and provides the necessary training equipment, software and materials needed. More information on this page
Links to Universities, Institutes of Technology, Other Colleges, and Other Educational Links.
Fashion and Textile Course broadcast Nationwide
Valerie Waters from RTE’s Nationwide visits the National Botanic Gardens to find out about its key place in Coláiste Íde’s Fashion and Textile Course.
There are no Course Fees, however, all students will still be liable for the payment of all examination and certification fees and charges for membership of professional bodies, where applicable.
Students with a Disability
The college welcomes applications from persons with disability. It is the policy of the college to foster an inclusive education provision for all.
Enrolement is subject to availability of places, suitability at interview, examination results, order of acceptance of offer, order of applications.
Please bring the following to interview: GNIB Card Letter from the Department of Justice Equality and Law Reform outlining your permission to remain in the state Passport / Marriage Certificate, etc.
You should bring a CV, portfolio of work, projects, essays, references, PPS number, and samples of artwork where relevant.
Offers of places are made in May. You may request an application form from September. Return your application form at least ten days prior to the interview day.
College Open Day on December the 4th at 1pm
Our next Open Day will take place on December the 4th at 1pm.
Student Representative Council
The council consists of representatives elected by the student body from each class group within the college.
Career Guidence Service
Counsellors provide support with career choices, personal issues, study support and problem solving.
Disability Support Services
The building is disability friendly and part of the City of Dublin ETB disability network.
Available student services include disability support, career guidence, and student council.
Cup Cake Competition
Colaiste Ide students take part in Cup Cake Competition!
Leargas - Ambassador's Dinner in Hungary 2014
The Irish Ambassador to Hungary Kevin Dowling and his wife Una Langan visits students on exchange to Hungary.
Contact details for key members of Colaiste Ide staff are available here.
Colaiste Ide Football Students Win all Ireland Cup Final
The game ended in a 7-2 victory for Colaiste Ide. Goals were scored by Denys Cholach, Leon Keogh, Robert Mackin and 4 goals scored by Gerard McSorley.
Become the best in Ireland
Accounting Technician Course Vacancies
Interview Day 20th of May
The next interview day for Colaiste Ide courses commencing on September 2015 will take place on Wednesday, the 20th of May 2015 from 1pm until 3pm. Please check out our available courses and apply on-line now.
Students will be given hands-on experience of electronic and electrical equipment, techniques and processes. The use of the computer as a modern tool for engineers will be emphasised throughout the course. Students will be encouraged to develop solutions to given problems using research and analysis. Essential theory will be taught to enable a greater understanding of practical applications.
An Artistic Development in the Canteen
Gavin O'Donnell a skilled graduate of Colaiste Ide together with Andrea Byrne crafted this fantastically evocative set of murals for our canteen.
Celebrating 20 Years of Open Learning
The Open Learning Centre at Colaiste Ide, is celebrating it's 20th year of service to the people of Finglas and surrounding areas.
October Events 2014
Two events for October, the Giant Fat Burner and the College Social Night.
Finglas Fright Night
Things got all spooky and ghoulish at Finglas Fright night. Art students scared us and wowed all of Finglas with their amazing, creative masks.
Fundraiser Cake Sale
There will be a Fundraiser Cake Sale in aid of "Finglas Suicide Network" this Thursday (6th Nov) from 12-2pm in the canteen area.
Student Council Meeting
There will be a meeting of the student council this Wednesday the 12th of November at 1pm in room 15.
Fine Dining in Aid of Pieta House
7 Course Dinner in Colaiste Ide in aid of Pieta House.
Clothes Donation Drive
Clothes Donation Drive for the Homeless this Christmas
Christmas Events 2014
Christmas Events this month include a raffle and a clothes drive.
Night Course Enrollments.
Feedback Day 20th and 22nd of January
Attention students, feedback on your progress to date on your course will be given on Tuesday the 20th of January and Thursday the 22nd of January.
Pre-University Physiotherapy Level 6
This course aims to provide the successful graduates with the opportunity to gain entry into Physiotherapy courses in a range of universities in Europe
Health and Physical Activity Level 6
This course aims to provide the successful graduates with the opportunity to gain entry into Health and Physical Activity degree courses in a range of third level institutions and possible advanced entry into some institutions.
Sport and Leisure Management (VTOS)
This programme is delivered under the Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme. VTOS provides general education and training opportunities for unemployed adults by enabling them to retain their social welfare entitlements while in fulltime study. This course enables students to gain knowledge, competence and understanding of physical fitness and exercise on both a practical and a theoretical basis. The above one-year programme facilitates suitable adults in acquiring qualifications for employment opportunities in the area of sport and recreation or to progress to further or higher education.
American Buffet Culinary Event
American Buffet on Wednesday the 4th of March
Open Day Extravaganza
Colaiste Ide hosted a very successful open day last Thursday the 6th of February.
Chef Ireland Success
Congratulations to the Catering students (Level 5 VTOS and Level 6) and teachers who took part in the Chef Ireland competition last week.
Andrea Byrne Lecture
Visiting lecturer Andrea Byrne who gave the Fashion and Art students a talk and workshop in Combined Materials recently.
Teamwork and Paintballing
A Team Work Assignment with a difference.
Colaiste Ide Graduation Day
Colaiste Ide Graduation on Thursday the 28th of May. There will be an afternoon and an evening session.
Night Course Enrolments
Night School enrolments Tuesday the 15th and Thursday the 17th.
Part Time BTEI Places Available
Last few part time BTEI courses available. Get back to education.
Well done to the Pre-university Physiotherapy Level 6 students who taught Healthcare Level 5 students the meaning of the Skeletal System as part of a team-teaching session.
Sports Department Team Building
All Level 5 Sports students taking part in a team building exercise.
Coffee Morning in aid of Hospice
A coffee morning held in support of our local hospice
Five a side tournament
A five a side Football Blitz played out at Colaiste Ide
World Mental Health Day
World Mental Health Day
New Horticulture Level 4 Course
Progress from the new Horitculure Course
Finglas Fright Night
Scares from Finglas Fright Night
SCC Cross Country Run
Students set to compete in S.C.C. Cross Country Run.
S.C.C. Inter College Cross Country Run Championship
Congratulations to the Colaiste Ide team in achieveing 3rd place in the S.C.C. Cross Country Race
Healthcare Patient and Manual Handling
Well done to the Healthcare Level 5 students who completed a Patient and Manual Handling training course.
Science Week in Colaiste Ide
Science Week is on in Colaiste Ide.
G.A.A. Blitz Tournament
Well done to all Colaiste Ide students who took part in the G.A.A. Blitz.
Computer Networking FIT classes along with their teacher Therese Flynn had a very successful company visit to CodecDSS.
Colaiste Ide awarded Mobility Charter
Colaiste Ide awarded Mobility Charter.
Student Council Meeting
Student Council meets to elect representitives.
CSI Forensics Workshop
The CSI Forensics Workshop "A Case of Conspiracy" by Education Interactive took place in Colaiste Ide.
Simon Community Cake Sale
Cake sale in aid of the Simon Community organised by 8411
IPB Pride of Place 2015
IPB Pride of Place 2015 is an all-island competition that acknowledges the work that communities are doing all over the island of Ireland.
St. Francis Hospice Fundraiser
€900 raised for St. Francis Hospice.
Third Annual Colaiste Ide Homeless Soup Run
Third Colaiste Ide Homeless Soup run.
DIT Further Education Open Day 2016
Students of the Pre-University Science Course attended the DIT Further Education Open Day.
SCC Creative Writing Competition
The Social Cultural Council is running a Creative Writing Competition.
Computer Skills Level 4 Evening Course
Computer Skills level 4 course running Tuesday 6:30pm-8:30pm.
CDETB Basketball Match
Well done to the Colaiste Ide Basketball Team who took part in a match with Colaiste Dhulaigh.
Headway Boccia College Tournament
Well done to all the Colaiste Ide students who took part Boccia training today in order to the prepare for the Headway Boccia College Tournament.
1916 Centenary Celebration
A ceremony was held in Colaiste Ide to mark 1916 centenary.
New Games Award
A new Games Development award is in the pipeline, with the potential for progression to Groningen University in the Netherlands.
A Jobs Fair was held to provide students with the opportunity to meet potential employers and recruitment agencies in order to investigate future employment options.
Congratulations to all Colaiste Ide students finishing the year of study.
Refugee camp in Greece
Best of luck to Colaiste Ide Teacher Anne Walding who is assisting at the Ristona Refugee camp in Greece.
Heading To Study Physiotherapy
These are some of our 2015/2016 Physiotherapy students who have all received college places in London, Scotland, Ireland and The Netherlands.
Vacant Places 2016/17
Walk in Interviews are available on our courses for the 2016/17 academic year.
Working hard in Colaiste Ide
Sports students hard at work in Colaiste Ide.
Mental Health Week 2016
Mental Health Week 2016 takes place from the 9th – 15th October.
Botanic Gardens Field trip
Horticulture field trip to Botanic Gardens
8411 Cake Sale
8411 will be hosting a cake sale on the 7th of December at 11.00 in the canteen in aid of Dogs Trust.
Sports and Leisure Management – Soccer
This course gives students the academic, physical, technical, tactical & psychological knowledge necessary for the demands as a student athlete with particular emphasis on soccer coaching.
The art, fashion and textiles class had a very successful workshop with the textile artist Inge Vandoorsan.
Homeless Soup Run 2017
The 5th Colaiste Ide Homeless Soup Run will take place on the 15th Dec. (Friday) from 7.15-11pm. Volunteers & Donations required..
Inglot Makeup masterclass
Colaiste Ide Beauty therapy students enjoying an Inglot Makeup masterclass demonstration by professional Makeup artists Gillian and Jodie.
Basketball Tournament in Colaiste Dhulaigh
Congratulations to the Colaiste Ide basketball team who successfully qualified in the tournament held in Colaiste Dhulaigh.
Early Childhood Care and Education
The Childcare Level 5 is a one-year programme and it facilitates students in acquiring qualifications for employment opportunities in the area of childcare and as Classroom Assistant or Special Needs Assistant.
Pre-University Art Workshop
Students from the Level-5 Pre-University Art course produced some great work across two workshops this month.
Print Making Workshop with Colaiste Eoin
Colaiste Ide would like to thank four fifth year students from Colaiste Eoin.
Workshop in Sculptural Techniques
Visiting lecturer Vivian Hansbury gave a workshop in sculptural techniques to the art and fashion classes.
Healthcare Level 5 & 6 visit to Dublin City University
Community Health Services Level 5 and Healthcare Supervisory Management Level 6 attended a workshop given by the Nursing Dept. within Dublin City University.
Pre-university Physiotherapy students trip to the Netherlands
Pre-university Physiotherapy Level 6 students travelled to Hanze University of Applied Science, Groningen, in the Netherlands before the Christmas break.
Horticulture Level 4
- Safe Horticultural Practice
- Plant Identification, Care and Maintenance
- Information Technology Skills
- Growing Vegetables
- Horticultural Science
- Horticultural Tools and Equipment
Homeless Soup Run February 2017
Well done to the Colaiste Ide students who volunteered at the Homeless Soup Run on the 18th of February.
Pre Uni Science DIT trip
Students from Colaiste Ide’s Pre-University Science course attended DIT’s College of Sciences and Health Further Education Open Day.
Health Week 2017
Health Promotion Week at Colaiste Ide CFE. Be sure to partake in the activities throughout the week..
Trip to Baltinglass
Colaiste Ide Sports staff and students participating in a variety of outdoor team buildign activites in Baltinglass Outdoor Education and Training Centre.
Salon 47 is now open on Monday from 2-4pm and Wed 1-3pm.
Well done to all the Healthcare Level 6 students who created numerous health promotion stands and provided leaflets and information on a wide range of health related topics.
Well done to all the Health & Physical Activity Health Promotion teams who provided excellent information across the various stands throughout the college.
Over the February Midterm break, the catering students visited the Catex Exhibition at the RDS where suppliers and chefs meet annually to discuss innovations within the industry and competitions are held between various colleges and professionals.
Professional Cookery Level 6 Culinary Event
Level 6 classes 8421 and 9221 are currently in the midst of running their Culinary Events in the restaurant in the college. These events have specific themes as chosen by each class team such as Around The World in 60 Minutes, Alice in Wonderland, Taste of Asia and Tex-Mex.
Good Friday Procession in Valletta, Malta.
Colaiste Ide students who are currently on Erasmus work placement attended the Good Friday Procession in Valletta, Malta.
Childcare Level 6 Cake Sale
The Childcare class organised a cake sale in aid of Temple Street Childrens Hospital.
Erasmus+ work placements
Students from Coláiste Íde's Art Portfolio Preparation course, and those of the Fashion Design Portfolio Preparation course (both QQI Level 5), are feeling the flush of success this week, as they begin their Erasmus+ work placements in Florence, Italy.
Nursing Theory and Practice module
Well done to the Healthcare Level 5 students who completed practical training for the Nursing Theory and Practice module.
A big congrats to the successful candidates from the Sports course who worked hard and successfully passed their Lifeguard exam.
The Games students have produced a range of Games in both 2D and 3D environments. Click here for further information...
We want to congratulate all of our 2017 graduates and we wish you all the very best in your future endeavours, whether you plan to pursue work or further education here in Ireland or further afield.
Accounting Technician Apprenticeship
Minister for Education & Skills Richard Bruton launched the Accounting Technician Apprenticeship programme at our Dublin Headquarters.
Leaving Cert 2018 Results
We want to wish all students the very best of luck with your results. There are various paths of progression to your desired area of study.
Places Available on Security Studies
Places still available on Security Studies course... Who should apply?.. Those who are considering a career in the Private Security Industry or preparing for entry to An Garda Siochanna, other police forces, Prison Service or Armed/Naval Service. Have you an interest in understanding why people commit crimes and the laws that affect our everyday lives?
Welcome new Students
Welcome to Colaiste Ide! Induction for new students to the college is taking place from Monday 11th August until Wednesday the 13th.
Be sure to adopt an effective approach to study in order to make the most of the year. Click here for study tips...
Students had the opportunity to join a range of clubs and sign up for various activities...
BTEI Places Available
Places available on a range of part-time courses. Keep your welfare payments while studying...
School to remain closed Tuesday 17 October, 2017
School to remain closed on Tuesday the 17th of October
Student Council Meeting
The Colaiste Ide Student Council held a meeting to discuss a wide range of student matters.
Annual CDETB Zombie Fun 5 km Walk/Run
Annual CDETB Zombie Fun 5 km Walk/Run in aid of Peter McVerry Run will take place this Thursday 26th October
Colaiste Ide Sports Students trip to Adventure Centre
Colaiste Ide Sports Students trip to Adventure Centre..
Our next Open Day is on Tuesday the 5th of December from 1-4 pm. Take the day as an opportunity to talk to teachers & current students, gain insight into the college and courses on offer, etc
Travel & Tourism Glendalough day trip
The Travel & Tourism students went on a day trip to Glendalough & Kilkenny Castle.
Disability Awareness programme
The Health Services Supervisory Management Level 6 students completed a Disability Awareness programme and attended a Dementia Friendly Play.
Colaiste Ide CFE relaunches its Soccer Course
Colaiste Ide CFE relaunches its Soccer Course...
Stephen Beattie of Cork City FC
Letter from Stephen Beattie of Cork City FC...
Open Day 2018
The open day provided an opportunity for interested parties to talk to teachers & current students and to gain insight into the college & courses on offer. Click here to apply.
Cake Sale in Aid of Dogs Trust
Cake Sale and raffle was organised and run by the students in Aid of Dogs Trust.
The Soccer course not only looks at physical and technical aspects of soccer but also the theory of teamwork and the practical elements involved in a collaborative context..
Manicure Treatments in Dundrum Shopping Centre
Well done to two of our Colaiste Ide beauty students Lisa Tsang and Anna Keane who spent the day doing manicure treatments in Dundrum shopping centre.
Homeless Soup Run 2017
We want to acknowledge the commitment and hard work of all the Team Leaders and Volunteers who took part in the 5th Annual Homeless Soup Run.
Applications open for September 2019
Use one of our courses as the first step on your journey to success. Enrolment for the 2019/20 academic year has commenced. Apply now to avoid dissapointment.
Part-Time Catering Course starting January 2018
Part-Time Catering Course starting January 2018. BTEI Courses are FREE if you are entitled to a Medical Card, or in receipt of a Social Welfare payment or receive A Family Income Supplement Payment.
Catering Support Level 4
- Meal Service
- Kitchen Skills
- Short Order Cooking
- Customer Service
- Word Processing
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New Culinary Apprenticeship Programme
Colaiste Ide are running a new Culinary Apprenticeship programme...
Physiotherapy Students 3rd level progression
Past students of Pre-University Physiotherapy have gained entry to a wide range of Irish, UK and European Colleges. These include RCSI, DCU and ITT within Ireland..
Travel & Tourism students visited the Academy of Aviation in Dublin Airport
The Colaiste Ide Travel & Tourism students visited the Academy of Aviation in Dublin Airport.
Pop up Salon!
The beauty class cordially invites you to their Pop up Salon!!
Monday’s 2-4pm & Wednesday’s 1-3pm
Appointments taken in room 47 (booking is essential)
Refer to the table on the following page for important milestones in the CAO application process..
Colaiste Ide Homeless Outreach Team
We want to acknowledge the hard work of the Catering students and the Colaiste Ide Homeless Outreach Team.
The Culinary students are operating a range of themed restaurants throughout the course of the programme. The themes include Hawaiian Luau, Mexican, Asian and a range of other appealing themes from around the world.
National Aquatic Center are hiring Lifeguards
Colaiste Ide Sports students complete Lifeguarding as part of their programme of study. The National Aquatic Center are hiring Lifeguards. Email your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
School Closed due to Snow.
Due to a Red Weather warning issued for Dublin, Colaiste Ide will remain closed Thursday March 1st and Friday March 2nd.
Darkroom in Art Department
We are delighted to have our Darkroom back up and running..
Soccer Trip USA 2018
As part of the Soccer course, the students pursue an opportunity to gain lucrative soccer scholarships in the USA.
Visual Merchandising Project with Fashion Students
Visual Merchandising project at Fashion Department..
Health Promotion Week 2018
Students from a wide range of programmes within the college delivered various health promotion activities to create awareness and provide insight into Mental Health, Physical Health, Suicide Prevention and Sexual Health.
The National Sports Campus currently have positions available. Colaiste Ide Sports students undertake a wide range of modules and activities in preperation for employment in the Health & Fitness industry.
Art & Fashion students 100% Progression
100% success, we are so delighted and proud of our Art & Fashion students, all of whom were offered places at DIT.
NEW READY TO RETURN PROGRAMME
This programme is designed for adults who wish to return to study in order to acquire education and training qualifications that could lead to further education and / or employment.
Graduates are enabled to pursue honours degree programmes in a number of colleges and universities in Ireland, the UK and the Netherlands. Click here to read past students testimonials.
Part time courses
We are now enrolling for our Part-time courses starting September 2018. These programmes are aimed primarily at early school leavers and will allow you to keep your social welfare payments.
Gateway to Further Education and Training
This programme aims to address the identified training needs of people with ID who are experiencing exclusion and labour market disadvantage by providing learner focused training, inclusive education and related services to assist the learner to achieve a nationally recognised qualification, which will aid progression to third level education.
The Health-care students recently completed various practical nursing assessments.
We want to congratulate all of our 2018 graduates and we wish you all the very best in your future endeavours, whether you plan to pursue work or further education here in Ireland or further afield.
Pre-Uni Science Progression
Secure your place in Science.
Tales of Success After the Leaving Cert
We've been tremendously gratified to see testimonials published by two of last years past pupils Sadb Molloy and Shauna McCabe. Congratulations on your achievement!
Employers Expo 2018
An Employers Expo was held to provide students with the opportunity to meet potential employers and recruitment agencies in order to investigate future employment options.
The Colaiste Ide GAA Men’s Team brought home gold at the S.C.C. Blitz held at Terenure Sports Ground.
YesChef Awards 2019
Colaiste Ide Apprentices were part of the Culinary team in Radisson Blu, Sligo in October. The students produced a wide range of dishes, from a smoked Duck starter to the cheese board.
Past Colaiste Ide Student takes home Gold
Kellie Harrington has successfully achieved a Gold medal at the Women's World Elite Boxing Championship in New Dehli.
Dr Ciaran Fairman
Past Soccer student, Dr Ciaran Fairman (Research Fellow at Edith Cowan University in Australia), provided an insight into his experience...
Various charitable initiatives
Various charitable initiatives for numerous causes were planned, organised and delivered by Colaiste Ide students over the past few weeks.
Mr John Lonergan
Mr John Lonergan (Former Mountjoy Governor) dropped into Colaiste Ide...