Crumlin College of Further Education has been offering education services in South Dublin for over 60 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, Sports, Information Technology, Business & Accounting, Tourism, Catering and Sales & Administration. In addition, there a are range of night courses offered. Here’s just a flavour of what’s on offer at Crumlin College;
Fashion: The Fashion Department 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 Styling with Design. 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 and students benefit from visits by a variety of guest speakers. 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 and Merchandising offices. Through the colleges industry links, 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 completion of the QQI Level 5 course, graduates habe 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 where graduates have progressed to successfully complete the BA in Visual Merchandising & Display in DIT. 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 the 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 institutes.
Beauty: The school of beauty is located in a separate building in Captain’s Road Crumlin, the college offers a one or two year Diploma in Beauty Therapy includes accreditation from QQI, lTEC, 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 graduates can work as a beauty therapist in 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.
Culinary Arts: Students have the option of choosing the Culinary Arts (Professional Cookery) Programme or Commis Chef Apprenticeship programme. The Culinary Arts (Professional Cookery) is a one year course at QQI Level 5 with the possibility to progress to a second year at QI 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 completions 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. The Commis Chef Apprenticeship Programme is geared towards apprentices who are employed in the catering industry. Crumlin College is just one of the two colleges in Dublin offering the apprenticeship programme. The course is full time and students time is divided between the industry and college. The course allows participants to build on their practical culinary skills and techniques by attaining a professional qualification. Applications are now invited at www.apprenticeship.ie for the next intake of students in 2019.
Information on these and all courses offered at Crumlin College of Further Education can be assessed at www.crumlincollege.ie