Further Education

CDETB has a proud tradition of providing further education to the highest standard in a student centred environment. Our aim is to prepare our students well for their future whether you want to go directly into employment or to go further and access higher education. Whatever your goal you will acquire skills that will be of life-long benefit.

Further Education courses are usually of one or two years in duration. They are open to those with a Leaving Certificate or an equivalent qualification. Some courses require a basic level in English and Maths and/or in school subjects to submit a portfolio of work. Performance courses may audition applicants as part of the selection process. Further Education courses are also open to mature students subject to Leaving Certificate standard of education or suitable life/work experience.

All Further Education courses interview for places. The interview is generally short and not too formal. Any information that might enhance your application should be sent to the course co-ordinator prior to the interview. At interview you are given the chance to talk about yourself and why the course interests you. Enthusiasm and commitment are often as important as examination results.


The following Colleges offer full-time Further Education Courses.  If you visit the college website you will find more details including the modules on offer on each course.


Ballsbridge College of Further Education
Ballyfermot College of Further Education
Cabra Community College
Kylemore College
Whitehall College of Further Education
St. Kevin’s College
Colaiste Dhulaigh – College of Further Education
Crumlin College of Further Education
Inchicore College of Further Education
Colaiste Ide – College of Further Educaiton
Killester College of Further Education
Liberties College
Marino College of Further Education
Plunket College
Rathmines College
Ringsend College
Pearse College of Further Education