Mallow College of Further Education

Cork ETB QQI (FETAC) Level 5 & 6 Courses

Animal Science, Advanced Certificate

QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Animal Science – 6M5153. Take your knowledge and skill of working with companion animals to the next level with this QQI level 6 advanced certificate. Develop the competence to run your own grooming parlour or boarding kennel with advanced components in animal grooming, grooming science and kennel and cattery management. Improve your skills working with dogs in the theory and practice of obedience and training. Explore the role of companion animals in our society; the care, husbandry and management of domestic and captive animals; and study the legislative requirements in the animal trade. Enhance your scientific knowledge with animal science. Practical sessions to reinforce theory take place in the grooming room and laboratory on… Read More

Food Science

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Food Science – 5M5267. Plant the seeds for a future career in one of applied science’s most interesting and topical fields of study. We are what we eat. Food science is at heart of who we are. Agri-business is central to the Irish economy and Ireland’s biggest employer – with nearly a quarter of a million people in Ireland, directly or indirectly, employed in the food industry with an annual turnover of €26 billion. As a food scientist you will use your science expertise in applied biology and chemistry to examine the basic elements of food; analyse its nutritional content, discover new foods, and research techniques for healthy and safe food production. Open progression opportunities… Read More

Media Production, Advanced Certificate

QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Media Production – 6M5130. The world of media is changing dramatically. Video and audio are a bigger part of our lives than they’ve ever been – across a multitude of technologies and platforms. And yet despite all the new technologies we’re also still in love with radio: a medium with the power to connect and communicate still unlike any other. “You know, I do music. If you look under the hood of the industry I’m in, it’s all based on technology. From radio to phonographs to CDs, it’s all technology. Microphones, reel-to-reels, cameras, editing, chips, it’s all technology.” – Enrich your level 5 media and sound portfolio and explore advanced sound and video… Read More

Networks & Software Development, Advanced Certificate

QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Software Development – 6M0691. Extend your skill-set in networking and in software development at QQI level 6 – whether your level award 5 is in computing and networks or in software development we’ve designed this course to facilitate either. Explore the world of graphical Windows programming with, object-oriented code with Python, modern Agile software project development and project planning, and SQL database, with the technical backup of excellent networks skills. Level 6 computing at Mallow College is your opportunity to develop your qualifications and experience in your own familiar and friendly environment before you decide to move on to Level 7 and 8 at the institutes of technology or university – or to… Read More

Security Operations & Management, Advanced Certificate

QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Security Operations – 6M4980. Unlock your full potential in the security industry with the added skills and knowledge at level 6 to work at supervisory level in security management. Security classes in Mallow College add to their academic work with team-building exercises and events, self-defence training, practical work experience, and have a valued tradition as a part of the team during College public events and open days. Move up to QQI level 6 certified managerial roles in the security industry with training in logistics, event management, crime prevention, business management, and business law. Applications are now open, and free. CAO points not required. Grant and Social Welfare funding available. To apply online now for… Read More

Tourism with Business

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Tourism with Business – 5M5011. The future looks very bright for Irish tourism: 2016 saw a 10% increase on overseas visitors to Ireland with almost 9.6 million people in total visiting from abroad. With tourism, you are mapping out a career in a growing industry with a unique qualification combining essential administration and office computing with specific tourism industry expertise. Graduate with the essential skillset for any office environment with components in spreadsheets, database, word processing, accounting, and business administration skills. Study tourism principles, practice, information and administration, web-publishing, and frontline reception skills. Be a front-line representative. Work independently or as part of a team. Open opportunities across a range of industry roles in tourism… Read More

Video & Media

QQI Level 5 Film and Television Production – 5M5158. Over the last decade the Irish TV and film industry has gone from strength to strength, internationally recognised and awarded for its creativity, authenticity and quality. Today the media industry is a significant national employer. For the YouTube generation new technologies, multimedia, and online video have opened up a whole new world of opportunities for creative expression and enterprise. Train with Mallow College in digital movie and sound processing, editing and production; and get yourself in the frame. Applications for Video & Media are now closed for 2017/18. Contact us at to discuss alternative options. Career Prospects Film set lighting. + Film/video camera work. + Film/video editing. + Local &… Read More