Crumlin College of Further Education – Paving the way for your Future


Crumlin College of Further Education has been providing a quality educational experience to students in South Dublin and beyond for 65 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….

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. 

Crumlin College is always looking to introduce new and amended courses to offer our students a greater range of employment opportunities and links to Further and Higher Education. These are a few of the more recently added courses. Remote Working Essentials (with eBusiness); In order to prepare graduates for a career in the virtual workplace, this course offers prospective students an excellent opportunity to acquire and practice the cutting-edge E-Business and ICT (Information Communications Technology) applications skills essential in today’s online commercial world. Students will study a range of computer modules, including E-Business Studies and Online Essential Tool. Successful graduates can aspire to a career in a wide range of online business and ICT-related fields or progress to similar studies in Higher Level institutions. Accreditation is at QQI Level 5.

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. And 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 courses and for a seamless application process, you can visit and click on the Apply Now link. 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 their helpful team will be available to answer any queries you may have. 

Sarah Brooks

Sarah Brooks

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