Inchicore College of Further Education, Dublin, Prospectus 2012/2013, with all our course and college details and information inside.
icfe 2012 quark:icfe 2009 quark 13/12/2011 11:39 page 1 inchicore college of further education welcome wilkommen bienvenidos fáilte vilkommen habari benvenuti mno bienvenue ekabo thank you for taking the time to review the range of programmes on offer at inchicore college the college is situated in the heart of inchicore a peaceful residential area close to the historical kilmainham jail and the museum of modern art the college is well located and has easy access for many students if you travel by bus car train or luas the college offers a wide range of courses and i invite you to review and select your own favourite from the full list on the next page these courses often lead to higher educational opportunities in ireland through the higher education links scheme and many also link to universities in the uk we offer many support services to ensure that all students receive guidance and help to assist them through any difficulties that they may face with their chosen course or college life in general i hope you may find a course here to suit your needs and be assured of our best attention at all times michael challoner principal 1
icfe 2012 quark:icfe 2009 quark 13/12/2011 11:39 page 2 2 what next for you as you start on your new path of learning here are some of icfe s highlights and facilities icfe provides courses in the following areas sport recreation and tourism business and computer studies caring services including social care childcare care services and pre-nursing pre-paramedic health and fitness theatre studies and dance art and design creative writing and cultural studies facilities computer rooms internet access gymnasium language laboratory canteen two dance studios recording studio student library |college theatre study facility sports hall and leisure facilities incorporating a p hall new gym aerobic studio .e creche and all-weather pitches college life student support sports cultural activities |foreign exchanges plc maintenance grants career guidance counselling adult education vtos special needs support services all the courses in the college offer full fetac certification allowing progression through the higher education links scheme many courses also offer the popular btec higher national diploma
icfe 2012 quark:icfe 2009 quark 13/12/2011 11:39 page 3 courses leisure recreation and tourism courses leisure recreation management sports and exercise science health and fitness sports coaching tourism fetac level 5 award travel tourism management business and computer courses computer business applications business and office skills 16 18 20 22 6 8 10 12 14 3 coláiste bhreisoideachais inse chór hnd in business studies returning to education business and information technology care services courses inchicore college is now more accessible than ever with the luas red line stopping around the corner at suir road and connecting to tallaght heuston station connolly station and dublin city centre returning to education community care and education studies 23 24 26 28 30 32 pre-nursing studies disability healthcare support healthcare support pre paramedic studies certificate in social studies social care diploma care practice childcare courses childcare studies 34 36 38 last year inchicore graduates were offered degree and diploma places at universities and colleges in ireland and the uk in many instances students received time credit of up to two years for courses completed at inchicore advanced certificate in childcare education lifelong learning btei childcare performing and creative arts courses theatre studies performance dance studies technical theatre costume design make-up art and design creative writing and cultural studies 40 42 44 46 48 50 the college is situated in the historic district of inchicore kilmainham close to the irish museum of modern art kilmainham gaol national museum at collins barracks general information european links general information summary of higher education opportunities 52 53 55
icfe 2012 quark:icfe 2009 quark 13/12/2011 11:39 page 4 4 students participate in many sports and cultural activities throughout the year and there are also opportunities for foreign exchanges with students from france italy sweden and other eu countries the college offers a friendly and supportive environment a full career guidance service is available as well as counselling and educational support services mature students i.e 20 years of age and over are invited to contact the college about returning to study and how to gain valuable qualifications certified by fetac and other relevant examining bodies.
icfe 2012 quark:icfe 2009 quark 13/12/2011 11:39 page 5 opportunities for mature students and unemployed people the principal and staff of inchicore college are most anxious to promote access to further and higher education for mature students inquiries from people who are unemployed people wishing to change jobs or those who wish to enter the labour force after a period out of the workplace due to family responsibilities illness or other reasons are encouraged to join the plc courses outlined in this brochure applicants will retain all their social welfare benefits while pursuing courses which lead to new skills and competencies inchicore college in conjunction with city of dublin vocational education committee is pleased to offer the educational opportunities available under the following schemes of the department of social community and family affairs vocational training opportunities scheme vtos back to education allowance btea you can apply to join vtos if you are aged 21 or over receiving unemployment payments signing for credits or receiving certain other social welfare payments such as one parent family payment or disability allowances for at least six months before starting your course you will keep your social welfare entitlements courses are provided free of charge you will be given books and materials free of charge mature students of inchicore courses are now completing university studies in trinity college dublin ucc nuim manchester metropolitan university dublin institute of technology other students are employed by abbey theatre gate theatre rtÉ aer lingus ryanair eastern health board st michaels house equal opportunities inchicore college is committed to equal opportunities and antidiscrimination in its policies and practices it will not discriminate against groups or individuals on the grounds of colour ethnicity race nationality gender marital status disability sexual orientation class age carers responsibilities religion or offender background the college is committed to making adequate provision within the resources provided for learning and disability supports guidance and counselling to enable students to participate in all its activities inchicore college will strive to be anti-discriminatory and inclusive of communities and groups that have traditionally been marginalised in the community 5 further studies in previous years students when they had completed their course in inchicore continued their studies in english colleges or universities in certain instances they gained credit for their course in inchicore the course director or guidance counsellor will be able to advise students on the options available through the cao and ucas systems benefits of plc courses for mature students there are many personal rewards for people who return to full-time education students find the stimulation and excitement of learning and acquiring new knowledge and skills enormously rewarding in addition they gain great advantages of either new employment or entry to university or institutes of higher education access to higher education graduates of inchicore college who wish to proceed to higher education may do so through the higher education links scheme or direct entry to degree and diploma courses in universities and institutes of technology.
icfe 2012 quark:icfe 2009 quark 13/12/2011 11:39 page 6 level 6 nqai equivalence fetac code dsrxx leisure recreation management this course which is validated by edexcel/btec at higher national diploma level is intended primarily to prepare candidates interested in seeking employment in the expanding sport and leisure industry or who are seeking to progress to higher education in the area of sport and recreation 6 requirements candidates should have at least five subjects grade d in the leaving certificate to include english to qualify for a higher national diploma in sport and leisure management from edexcel btec candidates must have obtained five subjects in the leaving certificate including one subject at higher level description the course is full-time and requires attendance five days per week and is of two years duration students undertake a block of work experience in each year students are given extensive training in playing a variety of sports and leisure pursuits along with a comprehensive range of subjects in the area of leisure management and administration certification students are provided with the opportunity to receive certification from the following awarding bodies fetac ncva sport and recreation level 5 edexcel btec higher national diploma in sport and leisure management occupational first aid award n.c.e.f national certificate in exercise and fitness life-guarding career prospects graduates of this course have been very successful in gaining employment in the sport and leisure industry both in ireland and abroad examples of places of employment include sports halls swimming pools leisure pools leisure centres hotel leisure facilities outdoor education centres national governing bodies of sport schools sales and marketing sports development and sports retail outlets graduates have also availed of the opportunity to further their education by gaining entry to third level degree courses in many different universities and colleges in ireland and britain many students have availed of candidates should also be in good health candidates should show a positive interest in sport and leisure actvities and be aware of community needs an interest in all aspects of sport is required course director eamon mcginley
icfe 2012 quark:icfe 2009 quark 13/12/2011 11:39 page 7 course content year 1 the sport and leisure industry physical activity lifestyle and wellbeing marketing principles managing resources in sport and leisure management employment law anatomy and physiology for sport the opportunity to progress to degree courses in physical education and are now teaching in schools throughout ireland and britain students have followed degree courses in leisure and recreation management physical education sports science sociology of sport primary teaching and sports psychology sports students can participate in a variety of sports at higher education level these sports may include gaelic football soccer basketball rugby course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons graduate profile janet byrne completed an edexcel btec higher national diploma in leisure management in inchicore college of further education in 2006 during her time in inchicore college janet repesented ireland in basketball and leisure instructing physical activity and exercise physical education work experience sport and recreation studies leisure facility operations occupational first aid swimming and water safety at under 20 level janet also completed the national certificate in exercise and fitness along with a lifesaving qualification as part of her course in inchicore college janet progressed from inchicore college year 2 research project operating and managing a sport and leisure facility law and sport and leisure operations event management in sport and leisure customer service to st mary s college strawberry hill in london she is currently employed as a p teacher in the u.k .e small business enterprise work-based experience managing in the health and fitness industry managing sports development lifeguarding physical education n.c.e.f 7 the following sports are also catered for at cdvec level cross-country track and field athletics swimming and golf.
icfe 2012 quark:icfe 2009 quark 13/12/2011 11:39 page 8 level 6 nqai equivalence fetac code dsrxx sport and exercise science health and fitness diploma this course aims to give students a thorough knowledge of all aspects of the practical side of the health and fitness industry if all areas of the options are taken a candidate will be in a position to be self employed as a life coach personal trainer or sporting coach 8 requirements applicants are expected to have leaving cert standard with at least one subject at higher level they must have a keen interest in sport and fitness and working in this area admittance to this course is by interview this course is open to vtos applicants all students will be continuously assessed throughout the year course description this course is a full-time two year course it requires attendance five days a week there will be a two week work experience block each year students are given extensive training in all aspects of the health and fitness industry with an emphasis on fitness testing personal training and lifestyle coaching students will learn how to coach various sports how to test individuals fitness design and prescribe gym fitness programmes students will visit and experience a range of leisure complexes and gyms certification students will receive certificates from edexcel btec a higher national diploma in sport and exercise science health and fitness diploma ncef certificate certified by the university of limerick at an optional extra cost in the second year level 6 nqai fetac sport and recreation award occupational first aid certificate fai soccer kickstart 1 2 youth cert vollyball coaching career prospects graduates of this course will have a range of further study or career options graduates may choose to pursue further education in sports science sports rehabilitation or pe with our link colleges in ireland or abroad with the ncef cert graduates may become self employed as a fitness trainer personal trainer or life coach employment may also be found working as an exercise instructor in a gym or coaching in schools or the community mature students are also welcome to apply course director karen parkinson course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.
icfe 2012 quark:icfe 2009 quark 13/12/2011 11:39 page 9 candidates candidates should have a keen interest in the health and fitness industry the applicant should be currently active in the sporting field as a player or coach a member of a gym or have an interest in their own physical and personal health development they should be highly motivated with a desire to be self employed as a personal trainer or life coach or to move on to further education in sports science or as a pe teacher candidates should have good communication skills graduate profile course content reuben holden after leaving school i tried various different jobs and i could see no long term future in any of them because of this i decided to return to education i completed the leisure recreation health and fitness diploma in 2010 the course gives an excellent foundation to build on as the modules are varied enough to provide a range of further study options i chose to follow up my studies in inchicore by completing a 1 year top-up bsc hons degree in sports business in the university of the west of england in 2011 i am currently working as an intern with colaiste dhulaigh and i plan on returning to education again in 2012 to do a post graduate course to become a teacher without inchicore college and the support of its brilliant staff this would not have been possible for me year one sport and recreation management applied coaching exercise testing and prescription soccer coaching fai anatomy and physiology exercise and fitness lifestyles management in the industry year two ncef optional extra employment law soccer coaching coaching principles design health and fitness programmes work experience it operations 9
icfe 2012 quark:icfe 2009 quark 13/12/2011 11:39 page 10 level 5 nqai qualifications framework fetac code dsrxx sports coaching this one year course is ideal for anyone thinking of entering the sports world as a profession its many features offer the students an opportunity to try several different sports obtain valuable coaching experience and make significant contacts with some of irelands leading sports governing bodies the students work closely with fai gaa iba and v.a.i in order to gain coaching qualifications 10 requirements candidates should have passed the leaving certificate or leaving certificate applied each applicant will be interviewed for the course and other factors will be taken into account e.g mature students playing coaching experience etc course description the course is full-time and of one year s duration students will be required to undertake work experience one day per week along with a three week block of work experience students will be given extensive training in both playing skills techniques and coaching skills work experience throughout the year students will be assigned to a variety of schools clubs development officers and community groups where they will have the opportunity to work with experienced coaches and to develop their own coaching skills candidates should also be in good health show a positive interest in the playing and coaching of their chosen sport be aware of community needs and have an interest in all areas of sport course director tony reilly many of our students use this course as a platform to gain entry onto the hnd in leisure management in inchicore college students may also avail of the higher education links scheme to access courses in many institutes of technology certification students will be given the opportunity to complete examinations from the following awarding bodies fetac sport and recreation level 5 the relevant national governing bodies of sport first-aid awarding body career opportunities sport is a very important part of life in ireland today with new stadia and leisure centres opening there are many options for the student who graduates from this course the student can look for employment with a national governing body teaching sport in schools or in clubs as a sport development officer.
icfe 2012 quark:icfe 2009 quark 13/12/2011 11:39 page 11 sport and recreation studies nutrition exercise and fitness communications health related fitness work experience occupational first aid business calculations anatomy and physiology event production soccer volleyball coaching basketball coaching gaelic football coaching olympic handball 11 course content sports students can participate in a variety of sports at higher education level these sports may include gaelic football soccer hockey basketball rugby the following sports are also catered for at leinster schools and/or cdvec level cross-country track and field athletics swimming and golf course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.
icfe 2012 quark:icfe 2009 quark 13/12/2011 11:39 page 12 level 5 nqai qualifications framework fetac code dtxxx tourism this is a one year tourism course validated by the further education and training awards council fetac it aims to provide young people with the knowledge practical experience and skills necessary to successfully pursue a career in the tourism industry 12 requirements to be eligible for this course candidates must obtain a minimum of five passes grade d3 in the leaving certificate or the leaving certificate applied to include english all candidates will be interviewed and should show a positive interest in pursuing a career in tourism have good communication skills and have some experience in dealing with people course description this is a one year full time course with four days of class work per week one day each week is assigned to industry work experience in addition all students must complete a two week block of work experience during the academic year all work experience must be undertaken in a tourism related environment students will have the opportunity to complete a portion of this work experience in another european country funded by the leonardo da vinci mobility programme the student s work is continually assessed by means of written and oral course work and examinations certification further education and training awards council fetac tourism level 5 certificate in occupational first aid hsa city guilds unit certification in world wide travel and tourism destinations certificate in airline reservation systems galileo airport ground operations course additional information specialist speakers from the tourism industry are invited to speak to the students on a regular basis field trips are organised by the college to allow students to assess the background of successful commercial tourism operations assignments and projects are designed to be applicable and relevant to practical scenarios within the tourism industry course director elaine o reilly course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.
icfe 2012 quark:icfe 2009 quark 13/12/2011 11:39 page 13 career prospects on completion of this course students gain employment in airlines hotels tour operators tourist offices heritage centres travel agencies etc successful students will be eligible for entry to the two year higher national diploma course irrespective of leaving certificate results students on work placement in salerno italy graduate profile course content karolina gasinska is a young polish national who graduated from inchicore college with a fetac level 5 award in travel and tourism in june 2011 following graduation karolina has embarked on the btec higher national diploma in travel tourism management in the college and hopes to graduate in june 2013 she is currently gaining work experience in the european department of the college on completion of the higher national diploma karolina plans to continue her studies to degree level tourism awareness heritage travel and tourism services industry work experience travel planning travel destinations galileo certificate in airline reservation systems business skills business calculations business administration computer applications communication skills customer service communications french health safety certificate in occupational first-aid safety and health at work 13 icfe student snow-mobiling in arjeplog northern sweden
icfe 2012 quark:icfe 2009 quark 13/12/2011 11:39 page 14 level 6 nqai equivalence travel tourism management this course which is validated by edexcel/btec at higher national diploma level is intended for young people interested in seeking employment in the tourism industry it aims to advance the quality and availability of work-related education for those in or preparing for employment it is structured to provide knowledge of the operational context within which tourism functions this includes the history structure organisation and issues pertaining to tourism the course aims to develop the knowledge and skills required for day-to-day management of tourism operations course description this is a two year full time course with four days of class work per week one day each week is assigned to industry work experience in addition all students must complete a two week block of work experience during each academic year all work experience must be undertaken in a tourism related environment students will have the opportunity to complete a portion of this work experience in another european country funded by the leonardo da vinci mobility programme the student s work is continually assessed by means of written and oral course work and examinations 14 requirements candidates should have at least fivea minimum of five attained subjects grade d in the leavingleaving passes in the certificate to include english certificate to include english and one of these passes must be in a higher level subject to qualify for a will be all candidates higher national diploma in leisure interviewed and should management from btec show a positive interest in btec candidates must pursuing a career in tourism have obtained five subjects have good communication in the leaving certificate skills including one subject at have some experience in higher level dealing with people certification successful students receive the following qualifications edexcel/btec higher national diploma in travel tourism management city guilds unit certification in world wide travel and tourism destinations european computer driving licence certificate in airline reservation systems galileo airport ground operations course additional information specialist speakers from the tourism industry are invited to speak to the students on a regular basis field trips are organised by the college to allow students to assess the background of successful commercial tourist operations assignments and projects are designed to be applicable and relevant to practical scenarios within the tourism industry candidates should also be in good health show a positive interest in leisure recreation activities be aware of community needs have an interest in all areas of sport course director elaine o reilly course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.
icfe 2012 quark:icfe 2009 quark 13/12/2011 11:39 page 15 career prospects on completion of this course students gain employment in airlines hotels tour operators tourist offices heritage centres travel agencies etc some students avail of the opportunity to further their studies to degree level in ireland scotland or the u.k a significant number of universities offer time credit to students who hold the higher national diploma this credit is at the discretion of each college graduate profile course content nicola mc kinley graduated from inchicore college with a higher national diploma in travel tourism management in june 2009 she gained entry to the 3rd year of the ba tourism management degree in queen margaret university in edinburgh nicola graduated from queen margaret in august 2011 with a ba hons in tourism management she his currently working as a tourism services advisor with visit scotland and hopes to progress to a strategic managerial role within that organisation tourism industry travel and tourism environment contemporary issues in tourism tourism development planning tourism destinations industry experience special interest tourism travel services passenger transport operations business skills management perspectives in travel and tourism finance and funding law and ethics research marketing in travel and tourism the developing manager human resource management public relations and promotions 15 it and communications communications information technology ecdl french e-tourism