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Animal Care

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“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.

Career Prospects

  • Animal grooming »
  • Pet shop »
  • Boarding kennels »
  • 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

  • No CAO points required.
  • For mature candidates recognition of prior learning and experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.
  • Leaving Certificate (established).
  • Places will be allocated on the basis of an interview.
  • Preference will be given to those who have successfully completed a science subject at Leaving Certificate.

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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

  • Athlone IT: AL731 Veterinary Nursing.
  • 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: CR007 Analytical & Pharamaceutical Chemistry.
  • CIT: CR300 Physical Sciences (Common Entry).
  • DIT: DT212 Science – Common first year.
  • DIT: DT259 Biosciences.
  • DIT: DT260 Industrial & Environmental Physics.
  • DIT: DT261 Medicinal Chemistry & Pharmaceutical Sciences.
  • Dundalk IT: DK784 Veterinary Nursing.
  • Dundalk IT: DK784 Veterinary Nursing. distinctions in 5N2746 and 5N0750.
  • IT Tralee: TL651 Biological & Environmental Studies.
  • IT Tralee: TL748 Agricultural Science.
  • IT Tralee: TL851 Wildlife Biology.
  • Letterkenny IT: LY847 Veterinary Nursing. 3 distinctions to include: 5N0753 & at least 2 from 5N0753, 5N0750, 5N0690. 2 QQI places.
  • 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.
  • MCFE: 6M5153 Advanced Certificate in Animal Science QQI Level 6.
  • UCD: DN200 BBB Science (Biological, Biomedical and Biomolecular Sciences).
  • UCD: DN200 CCS Science (Chemistry and Chemical Sciences).
  • UCD: DN200 MPGScience (Mathematical, Physical and Geological Sciences).
  • UCD: DN200 NPF Science.
  • UCD: DN310 Veterinary Nursing.
  • UL: LM030 World Irish Academy of Music and Dance: Irish Music and Dance. Full FETAC Level award: Minimum 5 distinctions. Applicants will also be expected to do a performance audition and interview where they will be expected to show a competent standard of performance and understanding of the dance and or music tradition.
  • UL: LM031 World Irish Academy of Music and Dance: Voice and Dance. Full FETAC Level award: Minimum 5 distinctions. Applicants will also be expected to do a performance audition and interview where they will be expected to show a competent standard of performance and understanding of the dance and or music tradition.

Additional Costs

Additional costs for textbooks and grooming kit will be incurred.

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Animal Science, Advanced Certificate

"The Cat" by Tom Gill @Flickr
“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 provides learners with the required knowledge to be a valuable staff member of a veterinary hospital or clinic. The course prepares learners with knowledge of daily practice, small, exotic and large animals. Practical experience will reinforce material studied in a theory setting.

Career Prospects

  • Animal care assistants »
  • Laboratories »
  • Boarding kennels and catteries »
  • 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

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Progressions

  • Athlone IT: AL731 Veterinary Nursing.
  • CAO: The full QQI Level 6 award facilitates entry, on a competitive basis, to a range of third-level institutions nationwide. Further details are available from the relevant institutions.
  • Dundalk IT: DK784 Veterinary Nursing.
  • IT Tralee: TL651 Biological & Environmental Studies.
  • IT Tralee: TL748 Agricultural Science.
  • IT Tralee: TL851 Wildlife Biology.
  • 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.
  • UL: LM030 World Irish Academy of Music and Dance: Irish Music and Dance. Full FETAC Level award: Minimum 5 distinctions. Applicants will also be expected to do a performance audition and interview where they will be expected to show a competent standard of performance and understanding of the dance and or music tradition.
  • UL: LM031 World Irish Academy of Music and Dance: Voice and Dance. Full FETAC Level award: Minimum 5 distinctions. Applicants will also be expected to do a performance audition and interview where they will be expected to show a competent standard of performance and understanding of the dance and or music tradition.

Additional Costs

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

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Accounting Technicians Ireland (ATI)

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“The Market” by Iman Mosaad @Flickr

Member of Accounting Technicians Ireland – MATI.

This ATI course prepares school leavers and mature students for employment in accounting departments of commercial, industrial and public sector organisations or in the offices of practicing accountants. When qualified, graduates become members of Accounting Technicians Ireland (MATI) which is an internationally recognised qualification.

Career Prospects

  • Executive officer »
  • Credit controller »
  • Assistant accountant »
  • Cost assistant »
  • Accounts supervisor »
  • Audit assistant »
  • Payroll administrator »
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.

atiCourse Contents

  • Year 1: Financial Accounting ATI.
  • Year 1: Taxation ATI.
  • Year 1: Business Management ATI.
  • Year 1: Law and Ethics ATI.
  • Year 2: Advanced Financial Accounting ATI.
  • Year 2: Advanced Taxation ATI.
  • Year 2: Integrated Accounting Systems ATI.
  • Year 2: Management Accounting ATI.

Calendar

Two years. Four days a week.

Entry Requirements

  • No CAO points required.
  • A minimum of five passes in the Leaving Certificate (ordinary level); to include English and Mathematics or Accounting.
  • Applications are taken for both first and second year students (applicants seeking an exemption from year 1 must have successfully completed ATI Level 1 or an approved equivalent qualification).
  • For mature candidates recognition of prior learning and experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.
  • Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA). Students must have achieved an overall distinction with a pass in English and a distinction in Mathematics.
  • Places will be allocated on the basis of an interview.

Certification

Work Experience

As per Accounting Technicians Ireland specifications.

Progressions

o nights a week.). Graduates can join Year 3.

Additional Costs

Additional costs: Year 1, ATI registration fee €150, examination fee €280; Year 2, ATI student fee €85, examination fee €330.

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Art, Craft & Design

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“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.

Career Prospects

  • Fine art »
  • Photographic and commercial art »
  • Art, craft and design 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 Art Sound & Media.

Course Contents

Calendar

One year. Full-time.

Entry Requirements

  • No CAO points required.

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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.
  • CIT: CR600 Visual Communications. 3 distinctions and portfolio.
  • CIT Crawford: CR210 Contemporary Applied Art.
  • CIT Crawford: CR220 Fine Art.
  • Letterkenny IT: LY406 Photography.
  • Letterkenny IT: LY408 Visual Communication and Graphic Design.
  • Letterkenny IT: LY437 Animation. 3 distinction.
  • LIT: LC110 Art & Design.
  • St. Angelas College Sligo: AS053 Textiles, Fashion & Design with Business Management. 5 distinctions.
  • 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.
  • UL: LM030 World Irish Academy of Music and Dance: Irish Music and Dance. Full FETAC Level award: Minimum 5 distinctions. Applicants will also be expected to do a performance audition and interview where they will be expected to show a competent standard of performance and understanding of the dance and or music tradition.
  • UL: LM031 World Irish Academy of Music and Dance: Voice and Dance. Full FETAC Level award: Minimum 5 distinctions. Applicants will also be expected to do a performance audition and interview where they will be expected to show a competent standard of performance and understanding of the dance and or music tradition.
  • WIT: WD137 Design (Visual Communications).
  • WIT: WD152 Visual Arts.
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Business Administration

"My Filing Cabinet" by Theen ... @Flickr
“My Filing Cabinet” by Theen … @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 clerical positions in the business sector. Students will be introduced to subjects that will provide them with essential skills for work in these areas. The course provides ongoing assessment of student competency with overall QQI Level 5 certification on completion.

Career Prospects

  • General secretarial and office administration in local offices »
  • Clerical work in health services and local authorities »
  • Receptionist »
  • Administration in banking, insurance, medical, solicitors and travel industries »
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.

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Calendar

One year. Full-time.

Entry Requirements

  • No CAO points required.

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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: LC237 e-Business Management Systems.
  • LIT: LC296 Front Office Management.
  • MCFE: 6M4985 Advanced Certificate in Business QQI Level 6.
  • UCC: CK203 Business Information Systems.
  • UL: LM022 Politics and International Relations. Full FETAC award: Minimum 5 distinctions.
  • UL: LM030 World Irish Academy of Music and Dance: Irish Music and Dance. Full FETAC Level award: Minimum 5 distinctions. Applicants will also be expected to do a performance audition and interview where they will be expected to show a competent standard of performance and understanding of the dance and or music tradition.
  • UL: LM031 World Irish Academy of Music and Dance: Voice and Dance. Full FETAC Level award: Minimum 5 distinctions. Applicants will also be expected to do a performance audition and interview where they will be expected to show a competent standard of performance and understanding of the dance and or music tradition.
  • UL: LM041 Politics and Public Administration. Full FETAC Level award: Minimum 5 distinctions.
  • UL: LM050 Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS) Degree. Full FETAC Level award: Minimum 5 distinctions. Must achieve distinctions in the following component:5N2066 Statistics; or5N1833 Mathematics orIn circumstances where B20029/5N2066 Statistics or C20139/5N1833 Mathematics is not available or a distinction grade is not achieved, a Grade C3 at Ordinary Level or a Grade D3 at Higher Level in Leaving Certificate Mathematics will also satisfy this requirement.
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Business Studies

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“Vintage Cash Register” by – luz – @Flickr

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Business Studies – 5M2102.

The Business Studies Level 5 Certificate course provides students with an introduction to the world of business. The Business Studies course is suitable for students seeking a broadly based business qualification. The course provides an excellent foundation for progression to any third level business course and a career in commerce or industry.

Career Prospects

  • Finance »
  • Marketing »
  • Computer applications »
  • Accounting »
  • Management »
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

  • No CAO points required.

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Work Experience

Work experience is an integral part of the Business Studies 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.
  • DCU: DC115 BA Accounting and Finance.
  • MCFE: 6M4985 Advanced Certificate in Business QQI Level 6.
  • NUI Galway: GY201 Commerce.
  • 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: CK110 World Languages. 4 distinctions, must pass Communications, and must have distinction in a language – French/Irish/German/Italian/Spanish. 2 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.
  • UCC: CK201 Commerce. 5 distinctions, must include 4 from Accounting – Manual & Computerised, Business Administration 5N1610, Marketing Practice, Business Law, Applied Economics. 5 QQI places.
  • UCC: CK203 Business Information Systems. 5 distinctions from Communications, Database Methods, Spreadsheet Methods, Business Administration 5N1610, Applied Economics, Accounting – Manual & Computerised, Marketing Practice. 2 QQI places.
  • UCC: CK210 BSc Government. 5 distinctions must include 4 from Business Administration Skills, Business Law, Applied Economics, Communications, Work Experience. 2 QQI places.
  • UCC: CK301 Law. 5 distinctions must include 3 from Business Law, Legal Practice & Procedures, Communications. 5 QQI places.
  • UCC: CK502 BSc Food Marketing & Entrepreneurship.
  • UCC: CK506 BSc International Development & Food Policy. 5 distinctions must include 3 from Business Administration 5N1610, Applied Economics, Communications. 3 QQI places.
  • UCD: DN650 Commerce.
  • UL: LM022 Politics and International Relations. Full FETAC award: Minimum 5 distinctions.
  • UL: LM030 World Irish Academy of Music and Dance: Irish Music and Dance. Full FETAC Level award: Minimum 5 distinctions. Applicants will also be expected to do a performance audition and interview where they will be expected to show a competent standard of performance and understanding of the dance and or music tradition.
  • UL: LM031 World Irish Academy of Music and Dance: Voice and Dance. Full FETAC Level award: Minimum 5 distinctions. Applicants will also be expected to do a performance audition and interview where they will be expected to show a competent standard of performance and understanding of the dance and or music tradition.
  • UL: LM041 Politics and Public Administration. Full FETAC Level award: Minimum 5 distinctions.
  • UL: LM050 Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS) Degree. Full FETAC Level award: Minimum 5 distinctions. Must achieve distinctions in the following component:5N2066 Statistics; or5N1833 Mathematics orIn circumstances where B20029/5N2066 Statistics or C20139/5N1833 Mathematics is not available or a distinction grade is not achieved, a Grade C3 at Ordinary Level or a Grade D3 at Higher Level in Leaving Certificate Mathematics will also satisfy this requirement.
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Beauty Therapy, Advanced Certificate

"In the Shadow of Beauty" by derriel street photography @Flickr
“In the Shadow of Beauty” by derriel street photography @Flickr

QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Beauty Therapy – 6M3479.

This is a Level 6 programme in Advanced Beauty and Spa Therapies that incorporates both QQI Level 6 and ITEC awards. This qualification is recognised both nationally and internationally. Learners are given the opportunity to further enhance their skills and to specialise in areas like advanced skincare, microdermabrasion, epilation, and spa and salon management. These courses are certified by the International Therapy Examination Council (ITEC) who apply a rigid set of standards governing attendance, learning and examinations.

Career Prospects

  • Retail sales/sales representative »
  • Cruise liners »
  • Beauty salons »
  • Hotel/leisure centres »
  • Health spas »
  • Self employment »
  • Training »
  • Cruise liners »
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 Hair Beauty & Complementary.

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Calendar

One Year. Full-time.

Entry Requirements

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Progressions

  • UL: LM030 World Irish Academy of Music and Dance: Irish Music and Dance. Full FETAC Level award: Minimum 5 distinctions. Applicants will also be expected to do a performance audition and interview where they will be expected to show a competent standard of performance and understanding of the dance and or music tradition.
  • UL: LM031 World Irish Academy of Music and Dance: Voice and Dance. Full FETAC Level award: Minimum 5 distinctions. Applicants will also be expected to do a performance audition and interview where they will be expected to show a competent standard of performance and understanding of the dance and or music tradition.

Additional Costs

Additional costs for textbooks, uniforms, student kits, extra courses and exam fees etc will be incurred during the year. Details will be made available at interview.

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Beauty Therapy and Body Therapy Diplomas

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QQI Level 5 Certificate in Beauty Therapy – 5M3471.

This is a one year, full-time course leading to nationally and internationally recognised qualifications from QQI and ITEC in Beauty Therapy and Body Therapy. High levels of motivation, commitment and dedication are required by learners to undertake this training as it is intensive and designed to deliver the high standards required by the beauty industry. On completion, successful learners are fully qualified to enter the workplace or choose to progress to advanced qualifications at level 6. These courses are certified by the International Therapy Examination Council (ITEC) who apply a rigid set of standards governing attendance, learning and examinations.

Career Prospects

  • Cruise liners »
  • Beauty salons »
  • Health spas »
  • Cruise liners »
  • Chemist shops »
  • Training and sales »
  • Hotel/leisure centres »
  • Retail sales/sales representative »
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 Hair Beauty & Complementary.

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  • Beauty Therapy: Skin and Eye Treatments Level 2 ITEC.
  • Beauty Therapy: Manicure/Pedicure Level 2 ITEC.
  • Beauty Therapy: Make-up Level 2 ITEC.
  • Beauty Therapy: Depilatory Waxing Level 2 ITEC.
  • Beauty Therapy: Facial Electrical Treatments Level 2 ITEC.
  • Beauty Therapy: Professional Conduct/Business Studies Level 2 ITEC.
  • Beauty Therapy: Advanced Waxing (Optional) Level 2 ITEC.
  • Beauty Therapy: Nail Extensions (Optional) Level 2 ITEC.
  • Beauty Therapy: Communications (5N0690) Level 5 QQI.
  • Beauty Therapy: Work Experience (5N1356) Level 5 QQI.
  • Body Therapy: Figure Consultation Level 3 ITEC.
  • Body Therapy: Body Electrical Treatments Level 3 ITEC.
  • Body Therapy: Swedish Body Massage Level 3 ITEC.
  • Body Therapy: Anatomy and Physiology Level 3 ITEC.
  • Body Therapy: Retail Selling QQI.
  • Body Therapy: Business Administration QQI.
  • Extra: Specialist training workshops.
  • Extra: Professional guest speakers.

Calendar

One year. Full-time.

Entry Requirements

  • No CAO points required.
  • For mature candidates recognition of prior learning and experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.
  • Places will be allocated on the basis of an interview.
  • This intensive course is designed to benefit learners who have a strong aptitude, interest, and a high level of commitment.

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Progressions

  • MCFE: 6M3479 Advanced Certificate in Beauty Therapy QQI Level 6.
  • UL: LM030 World Irish Academy of Music and Dance: Irish Music and Dance. Full FETAC Level award: Minimum 5 distinctions. Applicants will also be expected to do a performance audition and interview where they will be expected to show a competent standard of performance and understanding of the dance and or music tradition.
  • UL: LM031 World Irish Academy of Music and Dance: Voice and Dance. Full FETAC Level award: Minimum 5 distinctions. Applicants will also be expected to do a performance audition and interview where they will be expected to show a competent standard of performance and understanding of the dance and or music tradition.

Additional Costs

Additional costs for textbooks, uniforms, student kits, extra courses and exam fees etc will be incurred during the year. Details will be made available at interview.

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Applied Social Studies

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“Banksy” by carnagenyc @Flickr

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Applied Social Studies – 5M2181.

This is one year full-time accredited course is designed for people interested in pursuing a career or further study in the area of social studies and related disciplines. The broad range of components enables learners to develop the personal qualities, knowledge and professional skills required for further study in social care, social work or youth and community Work.

Career Prospects

  • Community and youth work projects »
  • Intellectual disability services »
  • Social care assistant (after further study) »
  • Voluntary organisations »
  • Community childcare opportunities »
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 Education & Welfare.

Course Contents

Calendar

One year. Full-time.

Entry Requirements

  • No CAO points required.

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Garda Vetting

Note: This course requires participants to be Garda vetted. Continued participation on the course and work placement is dependent on the successful completion of this process.

Work Experience

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

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: CR031 Social Care L7.
  • IT Tralee: TL781 Social Care.
  • IT Tralee: TL782 Youth & Community Work Practice.
  • LIT: LC292 Applied Social Studies in Social Care. 5 places reserved for Mallow College CAO applicants.
  • UCC: CK101 Arts (BA). 4 distinctions. 30 QQI places.
  • UCC: CK102 Social Science. 4 distinctions, must pass Communications. 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: CK106 Applied Psychology. 4 distinctions must include Applied Psychology, Human Growth & Development, and Maths or Statistics. 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: CK114 Youth & Community Work. Over 21.
  • UCC: CK115 Social Work. Over 23.
  • UCC: CK117 Economics (through Transformational Learning). 4 distinctions. 2 QQI places.
  • UCC: CK118 Digital Humanities and Information Technology. 4 distinctions. 5 QQI places.
  • UCC: CK210 BSc Government.
  • UCC: CK210 BSc Government. 5 distinctions in Communications and 4 of the following Social Studies, Applied Psychology, Legal Practice & Procedures, Human Growth & Development, Intercultural Studies. 2 QQI places.
  • UL: LM022 Politics and International Relations. Full FETAC award: Minimum 5 distinctions.
  • UL: LM030 World Irish Academy of Music and Dance: Irish Music and Dance. Full FETAC Level award: Minimum 5 distinctions. Applicants will also be expected to do a performance audition and interview where they will be expected to show a competent standard of performance and understanding of the dance and or music tradition.
  • UL: LM031 World Irish Academy of Music and Dance: Voice and Dance. Full FETAC Level award: Minimum 5 distinctions. Applicants will also be expected to do a performance audition and interview where they will be expected to show a competent standard of performance and understanding of the dance and or music tradition.
  • UL: LM038 Psychology & Sociology. Mature applicants. Full FETAC Level award: Minimum 5 distinctions. Must achieve distinctions in the following components: 5N1279 Human Growth & Development, 5N1370 Social Studies, 5N0754 Psychology.
  • UL: LM041 Politics and Public Administration. Full FETAC Level award: Minimum 5 distinctions.
  • UL: LM102 Faculty of Education and Health Sciences: Psychology. Full FETAC Level award: Minimum 5 distinctions. Must achieve distinctions in the following components:D20032 or 5N1279 Human Growth & DevelopmentG20031 or 5N1370 Social StudiesL22541 Applied Psychology or 5N0754 Psychology.
  • WIT: WD135 Applied Social Studies.
  • WIT: WD150 Criminal Justice Studies.
  • WIT: WD163 Psychology.
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Complementary Health

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by risaikeda @Flickr

Complementary Health combines holistic therapies which help to balance mind, body and spirit and improve overall health and wellbeing. As a massage and holistic therapist you will acquire the practical skills and knowledge to help people regain balance and improve performance. At Mallow College we maximise the hands-on approach to learning. As part of your course you will work and gain invaluable experience working in a state-of-the-art facility using the latest equipment. These courses are certified by the International Therapy Examination Council (ITEC) who apply a rigid set of standards governing attendance, learning and examinations.

Career Prospects

  • Complementary therapist »
  • Self employment »
  • Holistic centres »
  • Hotel spas »
  • Self employment »
  • Cruise liners »
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 Hair Beauty & Complementary.

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Calendar

One year. Full-time.

Entry Requirements

  • No CAO points required.

logoCertification

Additional Costs

Additional costs for textbooks, uniforms, student kits, exam fees etc will be incurred during the year. Details will be made available at interview.

"Artist's First Palette" by mckinney75402 @Flickr

Early Childhood Care, Education and Special Needs, Advanced Certificate

“Artist’s First Palette” by mckinney75402 @Flickr

QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education – 6M2007.

This QQI Level 6 course will benefit those who have a particular interest in further developing a career in childcare or special needs. The course is designed for students who have already qualified to QQI Level 5 and wish to continue their studies. It will suit those who have a good knowledge of childcare and are seeking to progress in their career.

Career Prospects

  • Special needs assistant »
  • Pre-school leader »
  • Playgroup leader »
  • Crèche leader »
  • Nursery supervisor »
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 Education & Welfare.

Course Contents

Calendar

One year. Full-time.

Entry Requirements

  • No CAO points required.

logoCertification

Garda Vetting

Note: This course requires participants to be Garda vetted. Continued participation on the course and work placement is dependent on the successful completion of this process.

Work Experience

Students spend three days a week in the classroom environment and two days out in practical placement.

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.
  • CIT: CR620 Early Years Education, CR031 Social Care.
  • IT Tralee: TL880 Early Childhood Care and Education.
  • UCC: CK101 Arts (BA). 4 distinctions. 30 QQI places.
  • UCC: CK102 Social Science. 4 distinctions, must pass Communications. 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: 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: CK111 Early Childhood Care and Education. 5 distinctions must include Early Learning Development or Personal and Professional Development 6N1933/6N1949, Early Childhood Curriculum 6N1944, Childhood Social Legal & Health Studies 6N1945, Equality & Diversity in Childcare 6N1974; Garda Vetting. 10 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.
  • UL: LM030 World Irish Academy of Music and Dance: Irish Music and Dance. Full FETAC Level award: Minimum 5 distinctions. Applicants will also be expected to do a performance audition and interview where they will be expected to show a competent standard of performance and understanding of the dance and or music tradition.
  • UL: LM031 World Irish Academy of Music and Dance: Voice and Dance. Full FETAC Level award: Minimum 5 distinctions. Applicants will also be expected to do a performance audition and interview where they will be expected to show a competent standard of performance and understanding of the dance and or music tradition.
  • WIT: WD149 Early Childhood Studies.
"Set of 6 Eggs" by kittybabylove @Flickr

Early Childhood Care, Education and Special Needs

"Set of 6 Eggs" by kittybabylove @Flickr
“Set of 6 Eggs” by kittybabylove @Flickr

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education – 5M2009.

This full-time course prepares students to work as a special needs assistant (SNA) in pre-school, primary and secondary school settings. It is suitable for both school leavers and for experienced, mature persons seeking a formal qualification.

Career Prospects

  • Primary school special needs assistant »
  • Secondary school special need assistant »
  • Pre-school special needs assistant »
  • Personal care assistant »
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 Education & Welfare.

Course Contents

Calendar

One year. Full-time.

Entry Requirements

  • No CAO points required.

logoCertification

Garda Vetting

Note: This course requires participants to be Garda vetted. Continued participation on the course and work placement is dependent on the successful completion of this process.

Work Experience

Work experience is an integral part of this course. Students spend four days in College and one day a week on practical work placement. There are also block placements throughout the year. 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: CR620 Early Years Education, CR031 Social Care.
  • IT Tralee: TL880 Early Childhood Care and Education.
  • MCFE: 6M2007 Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Care, Education and Special Needs Level 6.
  • UCC: CK101 Arts (BA). 4 distinctions. 30 QQI places.
  • UCC: CK102 Social Science. 4 distinctions, must pass Communications. 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: CK111 Early Childhood Care and Education. 5 distinctions, must include Child Development 5N1764, Early Childhood Education 5N1773, Working in Childcare 5N1770, Caring for Children (0-6 years). Garda Vetting. 10 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.
  • UL: LM030 World Irish Academy of Music and Dance: Irish Music and Dance. Full FETAC Level award: Minimum 5 distinctions. Applicants will also be expected to do a performance audition and interview where they will be expected to show a competent standard of performance and understanding of the dance and or music tradition.
  • UL: LM031 World Irish Academy of Music and Dance: Voice and Dance. Full FETAC Level award: Minimum 5 distinctions. Applicants will also be expected to do a performance audition and interview where they will be expected to show a competent standard of performance and understanding of the dance and or music tradition.
  • WIT: WD149 Early Childhood Studies.
"Material Montessori" by Colegio Andolina @Flickr

Early Childhood Care, Education and Montessori, Advanced Certificate

"Material Montessori" by Colegio Andolina @Flickr
“Material Montessori” by Colegio Andolina @Flickr

QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education – 6M2007.

This course will benefit those who have a particular interest in learning about the Montessori approach and in furthering their career in Montessori childcare. The course is designed for students who have already qualified to QQI Level 5 and wish to continue their studies. It will suit those who have a good knowledge of childcare and are seeking to progress in their career.

Career Prospects

  • Nursery supervisor »
  • Crèche leader »
  • Pre-school leader »
  • Montessori leader »
  • Playgroup leader »
  • Special needs assistant »
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 Education & Welfare.

Course Contents

Calendar

One year. Full-time.

Entry Requirements

  • No CAO points required.

logoCertification

Garda Vetting

Note: This course requires participants to be Garda vetted. Continued participation on the course and work placement is dependent on the successful completion of this process.

Work Experience

Students spend three days a week in the classroom environment and two days out in practical placement.

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.
  • CIT: CR620 Early Years Education, CR031 Social Care.
  • IT Tralee: TL880 Early Childhood Care and Education.
  • UCC: CK101 Arts (BA). 4 distinctions. 30 QQI places.
  • UCC: CK102 Social Science. 4 distinctions, must pass Communications. 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: 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: CK111 Early Childhood Care and Education. 5 distinctions must include Early Learning Development or Personal and Professional Development 6N1933/6N1949, Early Childhood Curriculum 6N1944, Childhood Social Legal & Health Studies 6N1945, Equality & Diversity in Childcare 6N1974; Garda Vetting. 10 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.
  • UL: LM030 World Irish Academy of Music and Dance: Irish Music and Dance. Full FETAC Level award: Minimum 5 distinctions. Applicants will also be expected to do a performance audition and interview where they will be expected to show a competent standard of performance and understanding of the dance and or music tradition.
  • UL: LM031 World Irish Academy of Music and Dance: Voice and Dance. Full FETAC Level award: Minimum 5 distinctions. Applicants will also be expected to do a performance audition and interview where they will be expected to show a competent standard of performance and understanding of the dance and or music tradition.
  • WIT: WD149 Early Childhood Studies.
"Vintage children's blocks" by H is for Home @Flickr

Early Childhood Care, Education and Montessori

"Vintage children's blocks" by H is for Home @Flickr
“Vintage children’s blocks” by H is for Home @Flickr

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education – 5M2009.

This one-year full-time childcare course is designed to equip learners to work as members of a professional team in a variety of childcare settings. The course covers all aspects of working with children. It will suit both school leavers and mature students who are interested in working with children. This programme offers an introduction to the Montessori approach in early years education.

Career Prospects

  • Special needs assistant »
  • Playschool assistant »
  • Crèche assistant »
  • Montessori assistant »
  • Childminder »
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 Education & Welfare.

Course Contents

Calendar

One year. Full-time.

Entry Requirements

  • No CAO points required.

logoCertification

Garda Vetting

Note: This course requires participants to be Garda vetted. Continued participation on the course and work placement is dependent on the successful completion of this process.

Work Experience

Work experience is an integral part of this course. Students spend four days a week in College and one day a week on practical work placement. There is also block placement throughout the year. 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: CR620 Early Years Education, CR031 Social Care.
  • IT Tralee: TL880 Early Childhood Care and Education.
  • MCFE: 6M2007 Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Care, Education and Montessori Level 6.
  • UCC: CK101 Arts (BA). 4 distinctions. 30 QQI places.
  • UCC: CK102 Social Science. 4 distinctions, must pass Communications. 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: CK111 Early Childhood Care and Education. 5 distinctions, must include Child Development 5N1764, Early Childhood Education 5N1773, Working in Childcare 5N1770, Caring for Children (0-6 years). Garda Vetting. 10 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.
  • UL: LM030 World Irish Academy of Music and Dance: Irish Music and Dance. Full FETAC Level award: Minimum 5 distinctions. Applicants will also be expected to do a performance audition and interview where they will be expected to show a competent standard of performance and understanding of the dance and or music tradition.
  • UL: LM031 World Irish Academy of Music and Dance: Voice and Dance. Full FETAC Level award: Minimum 5 distinctions. Applicants will also be expected to do a performance audition and interview where they will be expected to show a competent standard of performance and understanding of the dance and or music tradition.
  • WIT: WD149 Early Childhood Studies.
"Crayons" by John-Morgan @Flickr

Early Childhood Care and Education

"Crayons" by John-Morgan @Flickr
“Crayons” by John-Morgan @Flickr

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education – 5M2009.

This one-year full-time childcare course is designed to equip learners to work as members of a professional team in a variety of childcare settings. The course covers all aspects of working with children. It will suit both school leavers and mature students who are interested in working with children.

Career Prospects

  • Childminder »
  • Special needs assistant »
  • Crèche assistant »
  • Nursery assistant »
  • Playschool assistant »
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 Education & Welfare.

Course Contents

Calendar

One year. Full-time.

Entry Requirements

  • No CAO points required.

logoCertification

Garda Vetting

Note: This course requires participants to be Garda vetted. Continued participation on the course and work placement is dependent on the successful completion of this process.

Work Experience

Work experience is an integral part of this course. Students spend four days a week in College and one day a week on practical work placement. There is also block placements throughout the year. 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: CR620 Early Years Education, CR031 Social Care.
  • IT Tralee: TL880 Early Childhood Care and Education.
  • MCFE: 6M2007 Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Care, Education and Special Needs Level 6.
  • UCC: CK101 Arts (BA). 4 distinctions. 30 QQI places.
  • UCC: CK102 Social Science. 4 distinctions, must pass Communications. 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: CK111 Early Childhood Care and Education. 5 distinctions, must include Child Development 5N1764, Early Childhood Education 5N1773, Working in Childcare 5N1770, Caring for Children (0-6 years). Garda Vetting. 10 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.
  • UL: LM030 World Irish Academy of Music and Dance: Irish Music and Dance. Full FETAC Level award: Minimum 5 distinctions. Applicants will also be expected to do a performance audition and interview where they will be expected to show a competent standard of performance and understanding of the dance and or music tradition.
  • UL: LM031 World Irish Academy of Music and Dance: Voice and Dance. Full FETAC Level award: Minimum 5 distinctions. Applicants will also be expected to do a performance audition and interview where they will be expected to show a competent standard of performance and understanding of the dance and or music tradition.
  • WIT: WD149 Early Childhood Studies.
"Pacman doodle on iPad" by bm.iphone @Flickr

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

  • Technical support »
  • Games design »
  • Games testing »
  • Games programmer »
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

  • No CAO points required.

logoCertification

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: LM030 World Irish Academy of Music and Dance: Irish Music and Dance. Full FETAC Level award: Minimum 5 distinctions. Applicants will also be expected to do a performance audition and interview where they will be expected to show a competent standard of performance and understanding of the dance and or music tradition.
  • UL: LM031 World Irish Academy of Music and Dance: Voice and Dance. Full FETAC Level award: Minimum 5 distinctions. Applicants will also be expected to do a performance audition and interview where they will be expected to show a competent standard of performance and understanding of the dance and or music tradition.
  • UL: LM110 Computer Games Development. Mature applicants.
  • UL: LM113 Digital Media Design. Mature applicants.
"ER Hand" by MTSOfan @Flickr

Nursing Studies

"ER Hand" by MTSOfan @Flickr
“ER Hand” by MTSOfan @Flickr

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Nursing Studies – 5M4349.

This course is ideal for any individual interested in healthcare. The course provides learners with the skills, experience and knowledge necessary to gain employment as a carer or health care assistant or to pursue a Nursing degree with this QQI qualification or as a mature applicant through the CAO or UCAS.

Career Prospects

  • Home help/personal care »
  • Special needs assistant »
  • Healthcare assistant »
  • Carer »
  • Nursing home/day care centre employee »
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 Health & Fitness.

Course Contents

Calendar

One year. Full-time.

Entry Requirements

logoCertification

Garda Vetting

Note: This course requires participants to be Garda vetted. Continued participation on the course and work placement is dependent on the successful completion of this process.

Work Experience

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

Progressions

  • CAO: Children’s & Integrated Nursing.
  • CAO: General Nursing.
  • CAO: Intellectual Disability Nursing.
  • CAO: Mental Health/ Psychiatric Nursing.
  • CAO: Midwivery.
  • CAO: The full QQI Level 5 award facilitates entry, on a competitive basis, to a range of third-level institutions in Ireland and abroad. Further details are available from the relevant institutions.
  • CIT: CR031 Social Care L7.
  • 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.
  • UCC: CK101 Arts (BA). 4 distinctions. 30 QQI places.
  • UCC: CK102 Social Science. 4 distinctions, must pass Communications. 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.
  • UCC: CK706 Public Health L8.
  • UCC: CK706 Public Health L8. 5 distinctions which must include Anatomy & Physiology or OC3 in LC Maths. Garda Vetting. 2 QQI places.
  • UCC: CK710 General Nursing. 5 distinctions must include Anatomy & Physiology, Introduction to Nursing and Human Growth & Development. Garda Vetting. Award must be in one sitting. 8 QQI places.
  • UCC: CK720 Mental Health Nursing. 5 distinctions must include Anatomy & Physiology, Introduction to Nursing and Human Growth & Development. Garda Vetting. Award must be in one sitting. 8 QQI places.
  • UCC: CK730 Intellectual Disability Nursing. 5 distinctions must include Anatomy & Physiology, Introduction to Nursing and Human Growth & Development. Garda Vetting. Award must be in one sitting. 8 QQI places.
  • UL: LM030 World Irish Academy of Music and Dance: Irish Music and Dance. Full FETAC Level award: Minimum 5 distinctions. Applicants will also be expected to do a performance audition and interview where they will be expected to show a competent standard of performance and understanding of the dance and or music tradition.
  • UL: LM031 World Irish Academy of Music and Dance: Voice and Dance. Full FETAC Level award: Minimum 5 distinctions. Applicants will also be expected to do a performance audition and interview where they will be expected to show a competent standard of performance and understanding of the dance and or music tradition.
"So nice to see you again." by Neil. Moralee @Flickr

Healthcare Support (Care of the Elderly)

“So nice to see you again.” by Neil. Moralee @Flickr

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Health Care Support – 5M4339.

Learners will develop the knowledge, skills and qualifications to work as healthcare assistants in various settings. Graduates of this course can work as part of a care team assisting nurses in hospitals and in Nursing homes. Graduates can also help with an individual’s personal care as home help.

Career Prospects

  • Voluntary care services »
  • Home help/personal care »
  • Nursing home/day care centre employee »
  • Healthcare assistant »
  • Carer »
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 Health & Fitness.

Course Contents

Calendar

One year. Full-time.

Entry Requirements

  • No CAO points required.
  • For mature candidates recognition of prior learning and experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.
  • Leaving Certificate (established), Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA), or equivalent.
  • Places will be allocated on the basis of an interview.
  • This course is designed to benefit mature learners with life and work experience.

logoCertification

Work Experience

Work experience is an integral part of this course. Two days per week plus block release of two weeks duration. The dates will be specified by the college. Each student is responsible for securing their own work placement.

Progressions

  • CAO: The full QQI Level 5 award facilitates entry, on a competitive basis, to a range of third-level institutions in Ireland and abroad. Further details are available from the relevant institutions.
  • CIT: CR031 Social Care L7.
  • IT Tralee: TL781 Social Care.
  • LIT: LC292 Applied Social Studies in Social Care.
  • UCC: CK101 Arts (BA).
  • UL: LM030 World Irish Academy of Music and Dance: Irish Music and Dance. Full FETAC Level award: Minimum 5 distinctions. Applicants will also be expected to do a performance audition and interview where they will be expected to show a competent standard of performance and understanding of the dance and or music tradition.
  • UL: LM031 World Irish Academy of Music and Dance: Voice and Dance. Full FETAC Level award: Minimum 5 distinctions. Applicants will also be expected to do a performance audition and interview where they will be expected to show a competent standard of performance and understanding of the dance and or music tradition.
  • WIT: WD135 Applied Social Studies.
"Hair Cuts" by Jeremy Brooks @Flickr

Hairdressing

"Hair Cuts" by Jeremy Brooks @Flickr
“Hair Cuts” by Jeremy Brooks @Flickr

This two year in-depth course is designed for those with an enthusiasm and ability to obtain a recognised qualification in hairdressing in a real salon environment. Mallow College has a fully equipped working salon on site. This dynamic course will provide the knowledge and foundation that is needed pursue an exciting career in hairdressing. Certified by the Department of Education Junior and Senior Trades Certificates, learners will be ready for their two year apprenticeship to becoming fully qualified hairdressers; and after a further two years experience, becoming qualified hairdressing trainers.

Career Prospects

  • Freelance »
  • Stylist »
  • Colourist »
  • Teacher »
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 Hair Beauty & Complementary.

Course Contents

Calendar

Two years. Full-time.

Entry Requirements

  • No CAO points required.

logoCertification

Work Experience

Work experience is an integral part of this course. Each student is responsible for securing their own work placement. 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 in Ireland and abroad. Further details are available from the relevant institutions.
  • UL: LM030 World Irish Academy of Music and Dance: Irish Music and Dance. Full FETAC Level award: Minimum 5 distinctions. Applicants will also be expected to do a performance audition and interview where they will be expected to show a competent standard of performance and understanding of the dance and or music tradition.
  • UL: LM031 World Irish Academy of Music and Dance: Voice and Dance. Full FETAC Level award: Minimum 5 distinctions. Applicants will also be expected to do a performance audition and interview where they will be expected to show a competent standard of performance and understanding of the dance and or music tradition.

Additional Costs

Additional costs for uniforms, student kits, workshops, extra courses and exam fees etc. will be incurred at the start of the course. Details will be made available at interview.

"Software updates" by LJR.MIKE @Flickr

Networks & Software Development, Advanced Certificate

"Software updates" by LJR.MIKE @Flickr
“Software updates” by LJR.MIKE @Flickr

QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Software Development – 6M0691.

This full-time day course continues studies for a career in programming with network expertise. Learners will gain the knowledge and experience for a future working either as part of a software development team or as an independent program or app developer. Learners will develop a competence in object-oriented and graphical user interface programming, software project design and planning, relational-database development; with the technical backup of networks expertise.

“Ireland is perfectly poised to become a genuine global technology hub. However, we are not alone in this ambition. Time is of the essence and we must be smart and innovative in how we meet the sector’s needs. There are currently 7,000 immediate vacancies. This is significantly more than when the survey was last carried out in 2012. 5% of demand is for entry and competent level skill sets with only 25% required at expert level. Much of this demand could be addressed through technology skills development programmes ranging from 6 months to 24 months at Level 5 to Level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications. Disciplines noted with significant vacancy levels include: Programming; Software Development Tools and Methodologies; Platform Administration; Networking & PC Maintenance; CRM; Contact Centre Support; Project Management. – 2014 FIT ICT Skills Audit

“In 2013, vacancies for ICT professionals and technicians were numerous. Employment growth in ICT occupations is expected to be above average over the short to medium term. This is also illustrated in frequent job announcements for ICT professionals and technicians (e.g. KEMP technologies, VCE, Westbourne IT Global Services, IBM, HP, ZeniMax, Agile Networks). – The National Skills Bulletin 2014 (A Report by the Skills and Labour Market Research Unit (SLMRU) in SOLAS for the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs)

Career Prospects

  • Programmers and software development professionals »
  • IT project and programme managers »
  • Software development teamwork »
  • Independent program/app development »
  • Database/programming intern »

Never trust a computer you can’t throw out a window. – Steve Wozniak

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 Computing & Programming.

Course Contents

  • Project Management (6N4090) Level 6 QQI.
    Theory, principles and practice of project management to enable the learner to take responsibility for the planning, implementation and review of a
    project, working independently and or supervising the work of others.
  • Object Oriented Programming (6N2108) Level 6 QQI.
    Construct a range of computer programs using industry standard object oriented concepts. Using Java or C++.
  • Software Architecture (6N1449) Level 6 QQI.
    Analyse the software development lifecycle for a range of projects and use industry‐standard tools and techniques to design, improve and implement appropriate software based on specific requirements.
  • Graphical User Interface Programming (6N0736) Level 6 QQI.
    Design and develop event driven graphical user interfaces (GUI) in the form of visual applications for the single-user desktop environment. Using Microsoft Visual Basic and/or Java Swing.
  • Communications (6N1950) Level 6 QQI.
    Communicate verbally and non-verbally in a comprehensive range of everyday tasks and in work-related tasks independently and/or in a supervisory capacity.
  • Work Experience (6N1946) Level 6 QQI.
    Participate in the workplace for a limited time, carrying out work-related tasks autonomously and/or in a supervisory capacity.
  • Relational Database (6N4785) Level 6 QQI.
    Design, implement and maintain relational database systems. Using Microsoft Access and/or MySQL.
  • Physical and Logical Networking (6N2093) Level 6 QQI.
    Design, implement and maintain physical and logical networks based on a comprehensive knowledge of data transmission in terms of network models, protocols and services. Using Windows and Ubuntu Linux (server and desktop) tools, physical and virtual machines.

Calendar

One year. Full-time.

Entry Requirements

  • No CAO points required.

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Progressions

  • CAO: The full QQI Level 6 award facilitates entry, on a competitive basis, to a range of third-level institutions nationwide – year 2 of some degree programmes. Further details are available from the relevant institutions.
  • CIT: CR016 Computing.
  • CIT: CR106 Software Development.
  • CIT: CR116 Software Development & Computer Networking.
  • CIT: CR310 IT Management.
  • IT Tralee: TL810 Computing with Software Development.
  • IT Tralee: TL811 Computing with Games Development.
  • IT Tralee: TL813 Computing with Interactive Web Development.
  • LIT: LC233 BSc in Software Development.
  • LIT: LC233 Software Development. 5 places will be reserved for Mallow College students.
  • LIT: LC234 BSc in Multimedia Programming & Design. 5 places will be reserved for Mallow College students.
  • LIT: LC236 BSc in Internet Systems Development. 5 places will be reserved for Mallow College students.
  • LIT: LC239 BSc in Computer Networks & Systems Management. 5 places will be reserved for Mallow College students.
  • LIT: LC418 Games Design & Development (Thurles). 5 places will be reserved for Mallow College students.
  • UCC: CK118 Digital Humanities and Information Technology.
  • UCC: CK401 Computer Science.
  • UL: LM030 World Irish Academy of Music and Dance: Irish Music and Dance. Full FETAC Level award: Minimum 5 distinctions. Applicants will also be expected to do a performance audition and interview where they will be expected to show a competent standard of performance and understanding of the dance and or music tradition.
  • UL: LM031 World Irish Academy of Music and Dance: Voice and Dance. Full FETAC Level award: Minimum 5 distinctions. Applicants will also be expected to do a performance audition and interview where they will be expected to show a competent standard of performance and understanding of the dance and or music tradition.
  • UL: LM051 Computer Systems. Mature applicants.
  • UL: LM083 Mobile Communications and Security. Mature applicants.
  • WIT: WD151 Software Systems Development.
  • WIT: WD153 Multimedia Applications Development.
  • WIT: WD155 Information Technology.
  • WIT: WD168 Entertainments Systems.
"Low Winter sun on box files" by David Davies @Flickr

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.

Career Prospects

  • Receptionist »
  • Administration in banking, insurance, solicitors, and travel industries »
  • General secretarial and office administration in legal practices »
  • Clerical work in local authorities »
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.

MOS10-specialist_rgbCourse Contents

Calendar

One year. Full-time.

Entry Requirements

  • No CAO points required.

logoCertification

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 Front Office Management.
  • MCFE: 6M4985 Advanced Certificate in Business QQI Level 6.
  • UCC: CK203 Business Information Systems.
  • UL: LM030 World Irish Academy of Music and Dance: Irish Music and Dance. Full FETAC Level award: Minimum 5 distinctions. Applicants will also be expected to do a performance audition and interview where they will be expected to show a competent standard of performance and understanding of the dance and or music tradition.
  • UL: LM031 World Irish Academy of Music and Dance: Voice and Dance. Full FETAC Level award: Minimum 5 distinctions. Applicants will also be expected to do a performance audition and interview where they will be expected to show a competent standard of performance and understanding of the dance and or music tradition.
"Area Under Video Surveillance" by Thomas Hawk @Flickr

Security Operations & Management, Advanced Certificate

"Area Under Video Surveillance" by Thomas Hawk @Flickr
“Area Under Video Surveillance” by Thomas Hawk @Flickr

QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Security Operations – 6M4980.

This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to work within security management at supervisory level. Managerial roles in the security industry are almost exclusively obtained by individuals who have this supervision qualification fully recognised by QQI. This involves coordinating security operations such as logistics, event management, and crime prevention, business management and business law.

Career Prospects

  • Airport police »
  • Prison services »
  • Defence forces »
  • Private security industry »
  • Fire services »
  • Security systems and procedures »
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 Security Studies.

Course Contents

Calendar

One year. Full-time.

Entry Requirements

  • No CAO points required.

logoCertification

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 6 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: CR072 Building Services Engineering.
  • CIT: CR657 Hospitality Studies.
  • IT Tralee: TL721 Adventure Tourism Management.
  • IT Tralee: TL722 Hotel Management.
  • UL: LM030 World Irish Academy of Music and Dance: Irish Music and Dance. Full FETAC Level award: Minimum 5 distinctions. Applicants will also be expected to do a performance audition and interview where they will be expected to show a competent standard of performance and understanding of the dance and or music tradition.
  • UL: LM031 World Irish Academy of Music and Dance: Voice and Dance. Full FETAC Level award: Minimum 5 distinctions. Applicants will also be expected to do a performance audition and interview where they will be expected to show a competent standard of performance and understanding of the dance and or music tradition.
  • UL: LM083 Mobile Communications and Security. Mature applicants.
  • WIT: WD013 Legal Studies.
  • WIT: WD140 Law.
  • WIT: WD150 Criminal Justice Studies.
  • WIT: WD161 Computer Forensics & Security.
"Security" by CarbonNYC [in SF!] @Flickr

Security & Criminology

"Security" by CarbonNYC [in SF!] @Flickr
“Security” by CarbonNYC [in SF!] @Flickr
QQI Level 5 Certificate in Security Studies – 5M2110.

This course is suitable for students who wish to pursue a career in the private security industry, Airport Police, Defence Forces, emergency and security services or in An Garda Síochána. This course has a focus on delivering intellectual knowledge on crime and the security industry in Ireland. MCFE, as part of the Cork ETB, is an accredited training provider for the Private Security Authority of Ireland (PSA) – under strict laws regarding the licensing process in the private security industry. The course also provides security & criminology students with opportunities to progress in their education to degree courses in UCC, CIT and various other third level institutions.

psa_logoCareer Prospects

  • Private security industry »
  • Defence forces »
  • Fire services »
  • Security systems and procedures »
  • Airport police »
  • Prison services »
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 Security Studies.

Course Contents

Calendar

One year. Full-time.

Entry Requirements

  • No CAO points required.

logoCertification

Garda Vetting

Note: This course requires participants to be Garda vetted. Continued participation on the course and work placement is dependent on the successful completion of this process.

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: CR072 Building Services Engineering.
  • CIT: CR657 Hospitality Studies.
  • IT Tralee: TL721 Adventure Tourism Management.
  • IT Tralee: TL722 Hotel Management.
  • MCFE: 6M4980 Advanced Certificate in Security Operations & Management.
  • 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.
  • UL: LM030 World Irish Academy of Music and Dance: Irish Music and Dance. Full FETAC Level award: Minimum 5 distinctions. Applicants will also be expected to do a performance audition and interview where they will be expected to show a competent standard of performance and understanding of the dance and or music tradition.
  • UL: LM031 World Irish Academy of Music and Dance: Voice and Dance. Full FETAC Level award: Minimum 5 distinctions. Applicants will also be expected to do a performance audition and interview where they will be expected to show a competent standard of performance and understanding of the dance and or music tradition.
  • UL: LM083 Mobile Communications and Security. Mature applicants.
  • WIT: WD013 Legal Studies.
  • WIT: WD140 Law.
  • WIT: WD150 Criminal Justice Studies.
  • WIT: WD161 Computer Forensics & Security.
"Reach!" by stewartbaird @Flickr

Sports, Recreation and Injury Therapy, Advanced Certificate

"Reach!" by stewartbaird @Flickr
“Reach!” by stewartbaird @Flickr

Advanced Certificate in Sports, Recreation and Injury Therapies at Mallow College of Further Education is intended for those who wish to pursue a career in the health and fitness or sports injuries industry. On completion of this programme learners will have acquired the theoretical knowledge and practical skills of not only sports massage and injury treatment but also of gym and fitness instruction. Graduates of this programme will have a unique combination of qualifications in sports injuries, gym instruction as well as health and recreation making them very attractive to the workforce. These courses are certified by the International Therapy Examination Council (ITEC) who apply a rigid set of standards governing attendance, learning and examinations.

Career Prospects

  • Sports injury therapists »
  • Gymnasiums »
  • Health studios »
  • Health clubs »
  • Self employment »
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 Health & Fitness.

itecCourse Contents

Calendar

One year. Full-time.

Entry Requirements

  • No CAO points required.

logoCertification

Work Experience

Clinical and field work is an integral part of this course. The dates and duration will be specified by the college.

Progressions

  • CAO: The full QQI Level 6 award facilitates entry, on a competitive basis, to a range of third-level institutions nationwide. Further details are available from the relevant institutions.
  • CIT: CR032 Recreation & Leisure Management L7.
  • IT Blanchardstown: BN111 Sports Management & Coaching.
  • IT Carlow: CW178 Sport Science L8.
  • IT Carlow: CW188 Sports Rehabilitation & Athletic Therapy.
  • IT Carlow: CW198 Strength & Conditioning L8.
  • IT Tralee: TL772 Bachelor of Science in Health and Leisure with Massage.
  • IT Tralee: TL872 Health & Leisure with Massage L8.
  • LIT: LC422 Sports Strength & Conditioning (Thurles) L8.
  • LIT: LC423 Sports Strength & Conditioning – BSc L7.
  • UCC: CK101 Arts (BA).
  • UCC: CK116 Bachelor of Education in Sports Studies & Physical Education L8.
  • UL: LM030 World Irish Academy of Music and Dance: Irish Music and Dance. Full FETAC Level award: Minimum 5 distinctions. Applicants will also be expected to do a performance audition and interview where they will be expected to show a competent standard of performance and understanding of the dance and or music tradition.
  • UL: LM031 World Irish Academy of Music and Dance: Voice and Dance. Full FETAC Level award: Minimum 5 distinctions. Applicants will also be expected to do a performance audition and interview where they will be expected to show a competent standard of performance and understanding of the dance and or music tradition.

Additional Costs

Additional costs for certification, textbooks, uniforms, etc. will be incurred. Details will be made available at interview.

"Run" by Fey Ilyas @Flickr

Sports, Recreation & Massage Studies

"Run" by Fey Ilyas @Flickr
“Run” by Fey Ilyas @Flickr

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Sports, Recreation and Exercise – 5M5146.

Sports, Recreation & Massage Studies is an ideal course for individuals with an interest in fitness and Sport who would like learn more about how the body works best and how to treat and prevent sports related injuries. The course combines a full QQI award in Sports, Recreation and Exercise as well as ITEC qualifications in Sports Massage. Learners can build on the skills and knowledge acquired in this course to progress onto the Advanced Certificate in Sports, Recreation & Injury Therapy. These courses are certified by the International Therapy Examination Council (ITEC) who apply a rigid set of standards governing attendance, learning and examinations.

Career Prospects

  • Salons »
  • Health studios »
  • Hotels »
  • Health clubs »
  • Self-employment as sports injury therapists »
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 Health & Fitness.

itecCourse Contents

Calendar

One year. Full-time.

Entry Requirements

  • No CAO points required.

logoCertification

Work Experience

Clinical and field work 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 in Ireland and abroad. Further details are available from the relevant institutions.
  • CIT: CR032 Recreation & Leisure Management L7.
  • IT Blanchardstown: BN111 Sports Management & Coaching.
  • IT Carlow: CW178 Sport Science L8.
  • IT Carlow: CW188 Sports Rehabilitation & Athletic Therapy.
  • IT Carlow: CW198 Strength & Conditioning L8.
  • IT Tralee: TL772 Bachelor of Science in Health and Leisure with Massage.
  • IT Tralee: TL872 Health & Leisure with Massage L8.
  • LIT: LC422 Sports Strength & Conditioning (Thurles) L8.
  • LIT: LC423 Sports Strength & Conditioning – BSc L7.
  • MCFE: 6M5147 Advanced Certificate in Sports, Recreation and Exercise.
  • 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: CK116 Bachelor of Education in Sports Studies & Physical Education L8.
  • UCC: CK116 Bachelor of Education in Sports Studies & Physical Education L8. 5 distinctions must include 3 of 5N2667 Sports & Recreation Studies, 5N2688 Exercise & Fitness, 5N2006 Nutrition, 5N0749 Anatomy & Physiology, Fitness to Practice. Garda Vetting. 3 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.
  • UL: LM030 World Irish Academy of Music and Dance: Irish Music and Dance. Full FETAC Level award: Minimum 5 distinctions. Applicants will also be expected to do a performance audition and interview where they will be expected to show a competent standard of performance and understanding of the dance and or music tradition.
  • UL: LM031 World Irish Academy of Music and Dance: Voice and Dance. Full FETAC Level award: Minimum 5 distinctions. Applicants will also be expected to do a performance audition and interview where they will be expected to show a competent standard of performance and understanding of the dance and or music tradition.

Additional Costs

Additional costs for certification, textbooks, uniforms, etc. will be incurred. Details will be made available at interview.

"Code" by three_sixteen @Flickr

Software Development

"Code" by three_sixteen @Flickr
“Code” by three_sixteen @Flickr

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Software Development – 5M0529.

This full-time day course prepares the learner for a career in programming, either as part of software development team or as an independent program or app developer. Learners will gain a firm foundation in programming principles, software project design and planning, database development; with the technical backup of operating systems and networks expertise.

“Ireland is perfectly poised to become a genuine global technology hub. However, we are not alone in this ambition. Time is of the essence and we must be smart and innovative in how we meet the sector’s needs. There are currently 7,000 immediate vacancies. This is significantly more than when the survey was last carried out in 2012. 5% of demand is for entry and competent level skill sets with only 25% required at expert level. Much of this demand could be addressed through technology skills development programmes ranging from 6 months to 24 months at Level 5 to Level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications. Disciplines noted with significant vacancy levels include: Programming; Software Development Tools and Methodologies; Platform Administration; Networking & PC Maintenance; CRM; Contact Centre Support; Project Management. – 2014 FIT ICT Skills Audit

“In 2013, vacancies for ICT professionals and technicians were numerous. Employment growth in ICT occupations is expected to be above average over the short to medium term. This is also illustrated in frequent job announcements for ICT professionals and technicians (e.g. KEMP technologies, VCE, Westbourne IT Global Services, IBM, HP, ZeniMax, Agile Networks). – The National Skills Bulletin 2014 (A Report by the Skills and Labour Market Research Unit (SLMRU) in SOLAS for the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs)

Career Prospects

  • IT operations technicians »
  • IT user support technicians »
  • Independent program/app development »
  • Database/programming intern »
  • Software development teamwork »
  • Programmers and software development professionals »

Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest. – Isaac Asimov

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 Computing & Programming.

Course Contents

Calendar

One year. Full-time.

Entry Requirements

  • No CAO points required.
  • For mature candidates recognition of prior learning and experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.
  • Leaving Certificate (established), Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA), or equivalent.
  • Places will be allocated on the basis of an interview.
  • This course is designed to benefit learners who already have a good working knowledge of computers.

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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: CR016 Computing.
  • CIT: CR106 Software Development.
  • CIT: CR116 Software Development & Computer Networking.
  • IT Tralee: TL811 Computing with Games Development.
  • IT Tralee: TL813 Computing with Interactive Web Development.
  • LIT: LC233 BSc in Software Development. 5 places will be reserved for Mallow College students.
  • LIT: LC234 BSc in Multimedia Programming & Design. 5 places will be reserved for Mallow College students.
  • LIT: LC418 Games Design & Development (Thurles). 5 places will be reserved for Mallow College students.
  • MCFE: 6M0691 Advanced Certificate in Software Development QQI Level 6.
  • UCC: CK101 Arts (BA). (CITXX Award) 4 distinctions. 30 QQI places.
  • UCC: CK104 Arts (Music). (CITXX Award) Pass the Music Entrance Test www.music.ucc.ie, 5 distinctions, must pass Communications. 5 QQI places.
  • UCC: CK105 Film and Screen Media. (CITXX Award) 4 distinctions. 4 QQI places.
  • UCC: CK107 Geography and Archaeology. (CITXX Award) 4 distinctions. 2 QQI places.
  • UCC: CK108 Arts International. (CITXX Award) 4 distinctions. 4 QQI places.
  • UCC: CK109 English. (CITXX Award) 4 distinctions, must pass Communications. 5 QQI places.
  • UCC: CK113 Criminology. (CITXX Award) 4 distinctions. 6 QQI places.
  • UCC: CK117 Economics (through Transformational Learning). (CITXX Award) 4 distinctions. 2 QQI places.
  • UCC: CK118 Digital Humanities and Information Technology.
  • UCC: CK118 Digital Humanities and Information Technology. (CITXX Award) 4 distinctions. 5 QQI places.
  • UCC: CK401 Computer Science.
  • UCC: CK401 Computer Science. (CITXX Award) 5 distinctions must include Maths for Computing and Computer Programming. 5 QQI places.
  • UL: LM030 World Irish Academy of Music and Dance: Irish Music and Dance. Full FETAC Level award: Minimum 5 distinctions. Applicants will also be expected to do a performance audition and interview where they will be expected to show a competent standard of performance and understanding of the dance and or music tradition.
  • UL: LM031 World Irish Academy of Music and Dance: Voice and Dance. Full FETAC Level award: Minimum 5 distinctions. Applicants will also be expected to do a performance audition and interview where they will be expected to show a competent standard of performance and understanding of the dance and or music tradition.
  • WIT: WD151 Software Systems Development.
  • WIT: WD153 Multimedia Applications Development.
  • WIT: WD155 Information Technology.
  • WIT: WD168 Entertainments Systems.
"Microphone" by saaste @Flickr

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

  • Sound engineering/ live/ event/ studio »
  • Music promotion »
  • Local & national radio »
  • Music 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

  • No CAO points required.

logoCertification

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: LM030 World Irish Academy of Music and Dance: Irish Music and Dance. Full FETAC Level award: Minimum 5 distinctions. Applicants will also be expected to do a performance audition and interview where they will be expected to show a competent standard of performance and understanding of the dance and or music tradition.
  • UL: LM031 World Irish Academy of Music and Dance: Voice and Dance. Full FETAC Level award: Minimum 5 distinctions. Applicants will also be expected to do a performance audition and interview where they will be expected to show a competent standard of performance and understanding of the dance and or music tradition.
  • UL: LM033 New Media & English. Mature applicants.
  • UL: LM114 Music, Media & Performance Technology. Mature applicants.
"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

  • Professional DJ »
  • Music journalism »
  • Radio presenter »
  • Sound engineering »
  • Radio broadcasting »
  • Radio engineer »
  • Music promotion »
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

  • Sound Engineering & Music Techniques Level 6 QQI.
  • Music Video Production Level 6 QQI.
  • Digital Photography Level 6 QQI.
  • Radio News Broadcasting Level 6 QQI.
  • Radio Techniques Level 6 QQI.
  • Media Industry Awareness Level 6 QQI.
  • Ethical and Legal issues in Media Level 6 QQI.
  • Communications (6N1950) Level 6 QQI.

Calendar

One year. Full-time.

Entry Requirements

  • No CAO points required.

logoCertification

Progressions

  • CAO: The full QQI Level 6 award facilitates entry, on a competitive basis, to a range of third-level institutions nationwide – year 2 of some degree programmes. Further details are available from the relevant institutions.
  • IT Tralee: TL802 TV, Radio & New Media Broadcasting.
  • IT Tralee: TL803 Music Technology.
  • 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: LM030 World Irish Academy of Music and Dance: Irish Music and Dance. Full FETAC Level award: Minimum 5 distinctions. Applicants will also be expected to do a performance audition and interview where they will be expected to show a competent standard of performance and understanding of the dance and or music tradition.
  • UL: LM031 World Irish Academy of Music and Dance: Voice and Dance. Full FETAC Level award: Minimum 5 distinctions. Applicants will also be expected to do a performance audition and interview where they will be expected to show a competent standard of performance and understanding of the dance and or music tradition.
  • UL: LM033 New Media & English. Mature applicants. Full FETAC Level award: Minimum 5 distinctions.
  • UL: LM114 Music, Media & Performance Technology. Mature applicants.
"Bush TVs?" by John Thornton / foistclub @Flickr

Video & Media

 "Bush TVs?" by John Thornton / foistclub @Flickr

“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.

Career Prospects

  • Local TV »
  • Film/video camera work »
  • Video journalism »
  • Film/video editing »
  • Film set lighting »
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

  • No CAO points required.

logoCertification

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: LM030 World Irish Academy of Music and Dance: Irish Music and Dance. Full FETAC Level award: Minimum 5 distinctions. Applicants will also be expected to do a performance audition and interview where they will be expected to show a competent standard of performance and understanding of the dance and or music tradition.
  • UL: LM031 World Irish Academy of Music and Dance: Voice and Dance. Full FETAC Level award: Minimum 5 distinctions. Applicants will also be expected to do a performance audition and interview where they will be expected to show a competent standard of performance and understanding of the dance and or music tradition.
  • UL: LM110 Computer Games Development. Mature applicants.
  • UL: LM113 Digital Media Design. Mature applicants.
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Explore the world of programming with Aleks Krotoski in Codes that Changed the World telling the story of the languages that have been used to talk to machines. In episode 4, Java, Aleks introduces the programming language that people probably interact with on a daily basis more than any other and integral to our learning in Software Development and Computer Systems and Networks at Mallow College.

The New QQI Awards @MCFE for 2015

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Progression Links Database

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Routes to Higher Education

Higher Education Links Scheme

FETAC/QQI awards can be used as an alternative to the Leaving Certificate to access Higher Education (CAO) courses. The Higher Education Links Scheme links specific FETAC/QQI courses with a range of Level 6, Level 7 and Level 8 courses in Institutes of Technology and Universities.

Students wishing to progress to third level complete a CAO application form by the deadline February 1st. In July, the student’s FETAC/QQI results are issued to the CAO and forwarded to the Universities and/or Institutes of Technology the student has applied to. Places may be limited and are offered competitively dependent on the applicants FETAC/QQI score ranking.

To be considered for a CAO course a student must present a full Major FETAC/QQI award worth 120 credits. Each component a learner takes is assigned a credit value. A component is usually 15 credits but may be more or less than this so it is important to check this for calculation purposes. For more information on how to calculate your FETAC/QQI Major award go to www.qqi.ie or www.careersportal.ie/fetac/Fetac.php.

Applicants should ensure that their FETAC/QQI qualification meets the minimum requirements of the third level college they wish to apply to. Students are advised to contact the Admissions Office of the individual higher education institutions prior to application as some courses may have specific entry requirements, FETAC/QQI component, or certificate requirements.

You will find more detailed information about course progression opportunities for each course online here. or using our comprehensive progression links database.

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Students interested in progression are advised to make an appointment with the Guidance Counsellor who can assist with your career planning, research and application.

Special Progression Agreements

At Mallow College of Further Education we are committed to improving and enhancing progression opportunities for all of our students. To this end we have negotiated special progression agreements with various colleges in order to improve progression opportunities for Mallow College graduates.

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Cork Colleges Progression Scheme

Mallow College of Further Education are part of the Cork Colleges Progression Scheme which enhances progression opportunities for Mallow College students who want to study at CIT. Under the CCPS CIT reserves a number of places on its linked awards for Mallow College students who achieve specified levels and other requirements in their awards. For further information go to www.cit.ie.

CIT Advanced Progression

Graduates of our Accounting Technician’s course can apply for entry to third year of CIT’s Bachelor of Business in Accounting after completing specified bridging modules.

List of CIT courses with progression routes from Mallow College.

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Advanced Progression

Mallow College of Further Education has developed strong links with Institute of Technology, Tralee. Currently, our FETAC/QQI Advanced Business students can apply for direct entry into second year of Tralee’s BA (Honours) in Information Systems Management. Advanced Early Childhood Care & Education learners can apply for direct entry into second year of ITT’s BA in Early Childhood. Advanced Media Production learners can apply for direct entry into second year of TV, Radio & Broadcasting.

List of IT Tralee courses with progression routes from Mallow College.

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Bonus Points Scheme

Mallow College of Further Education has developed special links with Limerick Institute of Technology. A Bonus Point Access Scheme guarantees that a quota of reserved places on specified programmes will be kept for Mallow College students presenting with certain FETAC/QQI qualifications and meeting pre-agreed component criteria.

This agreement will be reviewed annually as Mallow College strives to continually improve progression opportunities for students.

Advanced Progression

Mallow College and LIT have also reached agreement that our Year two Accounting Technician graduates may apply for direct entry into Year three of LIT’s Accounting and Finance degree programme which has full exemptions from Accounting Bodies. Alternatively, our Year two Accounting Technician graduates can enter Year two of LIT’s Law and Taxation degree.

List of LIT courses with progression routes from Mallow College.

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The Institute of Public Administration (IPA) allows graduates from Accounting Technicians Ireland (ATI) at Mallow College to take its highly regarded part-time Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours) in just two years. This degree, accredited by UCD, is delivered through evening lectures in Mallow.

Nursing Studies – Links To Universities In The United Kingdom

Mallow College of Further Education is committed to providing optimum opportunities for our students and has developed links with a number of Universities in the United Kingdom. There are no tuition fees for Irish students who want to study in Scotland and Irish applicants to Nursing/Midwifery degree programmes in England may be eligible to have their tuition fees paid by the NHS.

Some of the Universities we have links with are University of Southampton, Buckinghamshire New University, Edinburgh Napier University, Kingston University and St. George’s University of London, Middlesex University, Edge Hill University, London South Bank University, and Greenwich University.

Further information on applying to U.K. colleges can be found on www.ucas.com.