Dunboyne College had a successful Open Night on Thursday, 16th of January 2020 when they opened their new kitchen facilities and launched new courses. The new kitchen in Dunboyne College opens up new opportunities in the culinary area. Lecturer from DIT, Tony Campbell, spoke on the night about links with TU Dublin into degree courses. The kitchen offers students the opportunity to train in a fit-for-purpose fully equipped professional cookery facility. The current culinary students showed off their skills by providing tasty food on the night. Also new to the college is an excellent hair dressing facility and a science lab.
TD Helen McEntee attended the night to officially open Dunboyne College’s new state-of-the-art training kitchen. Ms McEntee congratulated the college on their massive achievements to date and pledged her continuing support in the college’s need for a new building.
Principal Denis Leonard launched 12 new courses for the coming academic year 2020/21, including: Journalism, Digital Media and Public Relations, Forensic Science, Business and Accounting, Youth and Community Work, Office, Accounts, Administration and Information Processing, Architectural Technology and Design, Physiotherapy Studies, Art Portfolio with Fine Art and Design 2D Options, Pre-Paramedic Fire and Ambulance, Criminology and Psychology, Environmental Science and Animation.
Open Night was attended by up to 600 people interested in learning about the college’s many and varied courses. Visitors attended talks about the college, chatted with staff, toured the campus and had access to career guidance on the night.
There are now a whole range of places available to Dunboyne College graduates in certificate and degree courses in Maynooth University, DCU, DIT, IT Blanchardstown, DKIT, UCD, TCD, and with many other institutions around the country through the QQI Links Scheme. This year 350 of our students received offers to colleges all around the country, almost 300 of them at level 8. Many of the offers were to colleges in this region including 90 offers to Maynooth University, 29 to DCU, 15 to UCD, 116 to ITB, 97 to DIT, and 21 to Dundalk IT among others. In fact, that is 223 offers at levels 7 and 8 to the new Technical University 4 Dublin which has combined DIT, IT Blanchardstown and IT Tallaght. Dunboyne College continues to run a whole range of level 6 second year programmes in childcare, healthcare, animal science, equine business, multimedia, hairdressing, cookery and beauty therapy.
Dunboyne College of Further Education will be expanding into many new areas of educational opportunity in the coming years and anyone wishing to obtain further information on these opportunities will find an online prospectus at www.dunboynecollege.ie or on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. There is an online enrolment on-going, with interviews taking place on the 27th January, 13th March 29th April, 27th May and late June 2020. Late applications will be taken until late September depending on availability on courses.