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Full-time QQI Level 5 and Level 6 day courses in Further Education:

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Animal Care Art, Sound & Media
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Business Administration Computers & Programming
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Full-time Day Courses in North Cork


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Day Courses 2015/16

screensComplete list of all available day courses at Mallow College of Further Education for September 2015.

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Animal Husbandry & Welfare, Advanced Certificate

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‘The Cat’ by Tom Gill @Flickr
QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Animal Science – 6M5153.

This QQI Level 6 course offers progression from a Level 5 qualification in animal care. It will provide learners with advanced knowledge of large and small animal husbandry. It will prepare learners with the requisite knowledge to be a valued member of staff in a grooming business, kennels or pet farm. Practical experience will reinforce material studied in a theory setting.

10799590_10154878032115057_456278076_nThe Grooming Room at Mallow College is open to the public for dog grooming during term time: bathing, brushing and blow-drying. Call 085-8603450 for an appointment.

Career Prospects

  • Animal care assistants. »
  • Boarding kennels and catteries. »
  • Laboratories. »
  • Veterinary industry. »
Applications are now open, and free. To apply online now for 2015/16 you will just need to provide two essential pieces of information: your email address and your PPS number. Look for this course under Animal Care.

Course Contents

Calendar

One year. Full-time.

Entry Requirements

Certification

Progressions

  • Athlone IT: AL731 Veterinary Nursing.
  • CAO: The full QQI Level 6 award facilitates entry on a competitive basis, into first or second year of a range of third-level courses nationwide. Further details are available from the relevant institutions.
  • Dundalk IT: DK784 Veterinary Nursing.
  • Letterkenny IT: LY847 Veterinary Nursing.
  • LIT: LC260 BSc in Applied Biology. 5 places will be reserved for Mallow College students.
  • LIT: LC265 BSc in Pharmaceutical & Forensic Analysis. 5 places will be reserved for Mallow College students.
  • LIT: LC266 BSc in Drug & Medicinal Product Analysis. 5 places will be reserved for Mallow College students.
  • UCD: DN310 Veterinary Nursing.
  • WIT: WD176 BSc in Applied Biology. Preferential entry and reserved places for Mallow College students.
  • WIT: WD177 BSc in Science. Preferential entry and reserved places for Mallow College students.

Additional Costs

Additional cost of €80 for textbooks and excursions will be incurred.

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Animal Care

"Macy1" by Mandlenkhosi @ Flickr
“Macy1” by Mandlenkhosi @ Flickr
QQI Level 5 Certificate in Animal Care – 5M2768.

This is a one year full-time course for those interested in a career in animal care and veterinary science. The course provides practical hands-on experience in the area of small animal care.

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Career Prospects

  • Animal grooming. »
  • Boarding kennels. »
  • Pet shop. »
  • Veterinary industry. »
Applications are now open, and free. To apply online now for 2015/16 you will just need to provide two essential pieces of information: your email address and your PPS number. Look for this course under Animal Care.

Course Contents

Calendar

One year. Full-time.

Entry Requirements

Certification

Work Experience

Work experience in a veterinary practice is an integral part of this course. The dates and duration will be specified by the college.

Progressions

Additional Costs

Additional costs for textbooks and grooming kit will be incurred.

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Video & Media

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“Bush TVs?” by John Thornton / foistclub @Flickr
QQI Level 5 Certificate in Video and Media – 5M2146.

This course is designed for those learners who are interested in careers in the growing video, film and multimedia industries. This is a full-time course leading to QQI certification at level 5 with links for progression to degree course at CIT, LIT and IT Tralee. Practical skills in camera work, lighting and movie processing are included as well as art components designed to maximise learners understanding of colour and its relationship with successful film composition.

YouTube playlist showcasing student videos from level 5 and level 6, 2015.

Career Prospects

  • Film set lighting. »
  • Film/video camera work. »
  • Film/video editing. »
  • Local TV. »
  • Video journalism. »
Applications are now open, and free. To apply online now for 2015/16 you will just need to provide two essential pieces of information: your email address and your PPS number. Look for this course under Art Sound & Media.

Course Contents

Calendar

One year. Full-time.

Entry Requirements

Certification

Work Experience

Work Experience is an integral part of this course. The dates and duration will be specified by the college.

Progressions

  • CAO: The full QQI Level 5 award facilitates entry, on a competitive basis, to a range of third-level institutions nationwide. Further details are available from the relevant institutions.
  • CIT: CR112 Multimedia.
  • IT Tralee: TL801 Animation, Visual FX & Motion Design.
  • IT Tralee: TL802 TV, Radio & New Media Broadcasting.
  • IT Tralee: TL812 Computing with Media Development.
  • LIT: LC234 BSc in Multimedia Programming & Design. 5 places will be reserved for Mallow College students.
  • LIT: LC276 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Video & Sound Technology. 5 places will be reserved for Mallow College students.
  • LIT: LC517 Creative Multimedia. 5 places will be reserved for Mallow College students.
  • MCFE: 6M5130 Advanced Certificate in Media Production QQI Level 6.
  • UL: LM110 Computer Games Development. Mature applicants.
  • UL: LM113 Digital Media Design. Mature applicants.
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Sound Production

"Microphone" by saaste @Flickr
“Microphone” by saaste @Flickr
QQI Level 5 Certificate in Sound Production – 5M2149.

This is a full-time course for those interested in a career in music and sound engineering or music promotion, professional DJ, or radio broadcasting. The course examines the music industry with a particular emphasis on sound technologies. There is a large practical element to the course which focuses on developing creative and organisational skills. No previous experience in music or musicianship is needed to be successful on the course.

Career Prospects

  • Local & national radio. »
  • Music journalism. »
  • Music promotion. »
  • Sound engineering/ live/ event/ studio. »
Applications are now open, and free. To apply online now for 2015/16 you will just need to provide two essential pieces of information: your email address and your PPS number. Look for this course under Art Sound & Media.

Course Contents

Calendar

One year. Full-time.

Entry Requirements

Certification

Work Experience

Work experience is an integral part of this course. The dates and duration will be specified by the college.

Progressions

  • CAO: The full QQI Level 5 award facilitates entry, on a competitive basis, to a range of third-level institutions nationwide. Further details are available from the relevant institutions.
  • IT Tralee: TL802 TV, Radio & New Media Broadcasting.
  • IT Tralee: TL803 Music Technology.
  • LIT: LC270 BSc in Music Technology & Production. 5 places will be reserved for Mallow College students.
  • LIT: LC276 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Video & Sound Technology. 5 places will be reserved for Mallow College students.
  • MCFE: 6M5130 Advanced Certificate in Media Production QQI Level 6.
  • UL: LM033 New Media & English. Mature applicants.
  • UL: LM114 Music, Media & Performance Technology. Mature applicants.
  • WIT: WD168 BSc (Hons) in Entertainment Systems. 3 merits and LC/L5 Maths / Maths support. 15 places. Preferential entry & reserved places for Mallow College students.
"Old School Radio" by FXTC @Flickr

Sound & Radio Production, Advanced Certificate

"Old School Radio" by FXTC @Flickr
“Old School Radio” by FXTC @Flickr
QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Media Production – 6M5130.

This is a one year full-time course which will benefit students who have successfully completed sound engineering and media production (Level 5) or equivalent. The course examines sound engineering and music techniques with particular emphasis on radio broadcasting, digital photography and video production. It will suit those who are seeking to progress in their professional development and who have a good understanding and knowledge of sound engineering, radio and media related topics.

Career Prospects

  • Music journalism. »
  • Music promotion. »
  • Professional DJ. »
  • Radio broadcasting. »
  • Radio engineer. »
  • Radio presenter. »
  • Sound engineering. »
Applications are now open, and free. To apply online now for 2015/16 you will just need to provide two essential pieces of information: your email address and your PPS number. Look for this course under Art Sound & Media.

Course Contents

Calendar

One year. Full-time.

Entry Requirements

Certification

Progressions

  • CAO: The full QQI Level 6 award facilitates entry on a competitive basis, into first or second year of a range of third-level courses nationwide. Further details are available from the relevant institutions.
  • IT Tralee: TL802 TV, Radio & New Media Broadcasting.
  • IT Tralee: TL803 Music Technology.
  • LIT: LC270 BSc in Music Technology & Production. 5 places will be reserved for Mallow College students.
  • LIT: LC276 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Video & Sound Technology. 5 places will be reserved for Mallow College students.
  • UL: LM033 New Media & English. Mature applicants. Full FETAC Level award: Minimum 5 distinctions.
  • UL: LM114 Music, Media & Performance Technology. Mature applicants.
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Gaming Design & Development

"Pacman doodle on iPad" by bm.iphone @Flickr
“Pacman doodle on iPad” by bm.iphone @Flickr

QQI Level 5 Creative Media – 5M5048.

The course is directed at those learners who wish to explore opportunities in the rapidly expanding games industry. Learners will undertake practical work in designing and producing their own game using industry standard games engines, as well as design and art based work essential to those looking for success at third level and in the industry.

Career Prospects

  • Games design. »
  • Games programmer. »
  • Games testing. »
  • Technical support. »
Applications are now open, and free. To apply online now for 2015/16 you will just need to provide two essential pieces of information: your email address and your PPS number. Look for this course under Art Sound & Media.

Course Contents

Calendar

One year. Full-time.

Entry Requirements

Certification

Work Experience

Work experience is an integral part of the course. Dates and duration will be specified by the college.

Progressions

  • CIT: CR112 Multimedia.
  • IT Tralee: TL801 Animation, Visual FX & Motion Design.
  • IT Tralee: TL802 TV, Radio & New Media Broadcasting.
  • IT Tralee: TL812 Computing with Media Development.
  • LIT: LC234 BSc in Multimedia Programming & Design. 5 places will be reserved on these courses for Mallow College students.
  • LIT: LC276 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Video & Sound Technology. 5 places will be reserved on these courses for Mallow College students.
  • LIT: LC517 Creative Multimedia. 5 places will be reserved on these courses for Mallow College students.
  • MCFE: 6M5130 Advanced Certificate in Media Production QQI Level 6.
  • UL: LM110 Computer Games Development. Mature applicants.
  • UL: LM113 Digital Media Design. Mature applicants.
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Art, Craft & Design

"my Watercolor kit" by Steven Correy @Flickr
“my Watercolor kit” by Steven Correy @Flickr
QQI Level 5 Certificate in Art, Craft and Design – 5M1984.

This one year full-time course offers a foundation in art, craft and design. The course is structured to introduce students to all aspects of art, craft and design. From drawing, painting, and printmaking to combined materials, sculpture and design, learners acquire the necessary skills to develop an art portfolio. This course is designed for people who have a keen interest in art but will be of particular interest to students preparing a portfolio for art college.

Mallow College Art Exhibition at Mallow Library 2015.

Career Prospects

  • Art, craft and design industry. »
  • Fine art. »
  • Photographic and commercial art. »
Applications are now open, and free. To apply online now for 2015/16 you will just need to provide two essential pieces of information: your email address and your PPS number. Look for this course under Art Sound & Media.

Course Contents

Calendar

One year. Full-time.

Entry Requirements

Certification

Work Experience

Work experience is an integral part of this course. The dates and duration will be specified by the college.

Progressions

  • CAO: The full QQI Level 5 award facilitates entry, on a competitive basis, to a range of third-level institutions nationwide. Further details are available from the relevant institutions.
  • CIT: CR112 Multimedia.
  • CIT: CR565 Interior Architecture.
  • CIT: CR600 Visual Communications. 3 distinctions and portfolio.
  • CIT Crawford: CR210 BA (Hons) Contemporary Applied Art (Ceramics, Glass, Textiles).
  • CIT Crawford: CR220 BA (Hons) Fine Art.
  • CSN: 6M4029 Advanced Certificate in Art.
  • Letterkenny IT: LY406 Photography.
  • Letterkenny IT: LY408 Visual Communication and Graphic Design.
  • Letterkenny IT: LY437 Animation. 3 distinction.
  • LIT: LC110 Art & Design.
  • St. Angela’s College Sligo: AS053 Textiles, Fashion & Design with Business Management. 5 distinctions.
  • St. John’s College: 6M4029 Fine Art Level 6 Painting & Sculpture.
  • UCC: CK101 Arts (BA). 4 distinctions. 30 QQI places.
  • UCC: CK104 Arts (Music). Pass the Music Entrance Test www.music.ucc.ie, 5 distinctions, must pass Communications. 5 QQI places.
  • UCC: CK105 Film and Screen Media. 4 distinctions. 4 QQI places.
  • UCC: CK107 Geography and Archaeology. 4 distinctions. 2 QQI places.
  • UCC: CK108 Arts International. 4 distinctions. 4 QQI places.
  • UCC: CK109 English. 4 distinctions, must pass Communications. 5 QQI places.
  • UCC: CK113 Criminology. 4 distinctions. 6 QQI places.
  • UCC: CK117 Economics (through Transformational Learning). 4 distinctions. 2 QQI places.
  • UCC: CK118 Digital Humanities and Information Technology. 4 distinctions. 5 QQI places.
  • WIT: WD137 BA (Hons) in Design Visual Communications. Portfolio. 12 places. Preferential entry & reserved places for Mallow College students.
  • WIT: WD152 BA (Hons) in Visual Art. Portfolio. 12 places. Preferential entry & reserved places for Mallow College students.
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Medical Secretary

 "Computer Keyboard - Close Up" by MyDigitalSLR @Flickr

“Computer Keyboard – Close Up” by MyDigitalSLR @Flickr

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Business Administration – 5M2468.

This one year full-time course is designed to meet the needs of those seeking administrative and front office roles as medical secretaries in the public or private sector. Students will gain essential knowledge and skills for work in these healthcare settings. Medical secretaries need excellent communication skills in helping doctors to help their patients. They are usually responsible for scheduling appointments, billing patients, compiling medical charts and reports and handling correspondence. They may also assist doctors with writing reports, arrange for patient hospitalisation, bill insurance companies and order supplies.

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Career Prospects

  • Administration in banking, insurance, solicitors, and travel industries. »
  • Clerical work in health services and local authorities. »
  • General secretarial and office administration in doctor’s or dental surgeries. »
  • Receptionist. »
Applications are now open, and free. To apply online now for 2015/16 you will just need to provide two essential pieces of information: your email address and your PPS number. Look for this course under Business & Administration.

Course Contents

Calendar

One year. Full-time.

Entry Requirements

Certification

Work Experience

Work experience is an integral part of the course. Dates and duration will be specified by the college.

Progressions

  • CAO: The full QQI Level 5 award facilitates entry, on a competitive basis, to a range of third-level institutions nationwide. Further details are available from the relevant institutions.
  • CIT: CR021 Business Studies.
  • CIT: CR022 Business Administration.
  • IT Tralee: TL605 Business Studies.
  • IT Tralee: TL805 Information Systems Management.
  • LIT: LC231 Business Technology (Information Systems).
  • LIT: LC232 Business Computing.
  • LIT: LC296 Hotel Front Office Management.
  • MCFE: 6M4985 Advanced Certificate in Business QQI Level 6.
  • UCC: CK203 Business Information Systems.
  • UL: LM022 Politics and International Relations.
  • UL: LM041 Politics and Public Administration.
  • UL: LM050 Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS) Degree. Min OC3 Maths.
  • WIT: WD003 Higher Certificate in Business. Preferential entry & reserved places for Mallow College students.
  • WIT: WD013 Higher Certificate in Arts in Legal Studies. Preferential entry & reserved places for Mallow College students.
  • WIT: WD084 BA (Hons) in Accounting. Preferential entry & reserved places for MPreferential entry & reserved places for Mallow College students.allow College students.
  • WIT: WD140 Bachelor of Laws (LLB). Preferential entry & reserved places for Mallow College students.
  • WIT: WD148 BA (Hons) in Tourism & Marketing. Preferential entry & reserved places for Mallow College students.
  • WIT: WD150 BA (Hons) in Criminal Justice Studies. Preferential entry & reserved places for Mallow College students.
  • WIT: WD160 BA (Hons) in Finance & Investment. Preferential entry & reserved places for Mallow College students.
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Legal Secretary

 "Low Winter sun on box files" by David Davies @Flickr

“Low Winter sun on box files” by David Davies @Flickr
QQI Level 5 Certificate in Business Administration – 5M2468.

This one year full-time course is designed to meet the needs of those seeking administrative and front office roles in legal practices. Students will gain essential knowledge and skills for work in legal offices as well as for other general office environments.

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Career Prospects

  • Administration in banking, insurance, solicitors, and travel industries. »
  • Clerical work in local authorities. »
  • General secretarial and office administration in legal practices. »
  • Receptionist. »
Applications are now open, and free. To apply online now for 2015/16 you will just need to provide two essential pieces of information: your email address and your PPS number. Look for this course under Business & Administration.

Course Contents

Calendar

One year. Full-time.

Entry Requirements

Certification

Work Experience

Work experience is an integral part of the course. Dates and duration will be specified by the college.

Progressions

  • CAO: The full QQI Level 5 award facilitates entry, on a competitive basis, to a range of third-level institutions nationwide. Further details are available from the relevant institutions.
  • CIT: CR021 Business Studies.
  • CIT: CR022 Business Administration.
  • IT Tralee: TL605 Business Studies.
  • IT Tralee: TL805 Information Systems Management.
  • LIT: LC231 Business Technology (Information Systems).
  • LIT: LC232 Business Computing.
  • LIT: LC296 Hotel Front Office Management.
  • MCFE: 6M4985 Advanced Certificate in Business QQI Level 6.
  • UCC: CK203 Business Information Systems.
  • UL: LM022 Politics and International Relations.
  • UL: LM041 Politics and Public Administration.
  • UL: LM050 Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS) Degree. Min OC3 Maths.
  • WIT: WD003 Higher Certificate in Business. Preferential entry & reserved places for Mallow College students.
  • WIT: WD013 Higher Certificate in Arts in Legal Studies. Preferential entry & reserved places for Mallow College students.
  • WIT: WD084 BA (Hons) in Accounting. Preferential entry & reserved places for MPreferential entry & reserved places for Mallow College students.allow College students.
  • WIT: WD140 Bachelor of Laws (LLB). Preferential entry & reserved places for Mallow College students.
  • WIT: WD148 BA (Hons) in Tourism & Marketing. Preferential entry & reserved places for Mallow College students.
  • WIT: WD150 BA (Hons) in Criminal Justice Studies. Preferential entry & reserved places for Mallow College students.
  • WIT: WD160 BA (Hons) in Finance & Investment. Preferential entry & reserved places for Mallow College students.