Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Dorset College 2015 Graduation!

The 2015 is a special graduation for Dorset in that it is the first time in Dorset College’s 32-year history that we have graduates gaining QQI awards at Bachelor and Honours Bachelor level.

The event, held in Croke Park for our Healthcare  and Nursing graduates, our Pre-Masters and Foundation programme graduates, our Computing graduates, Business degree and Honours Business degree graduates gathered around with their family and friends.

The Early Childhood Care and Education including Montessori & Supervision, Special Needs had a more intimate graduation held in Gresham Hotel.

As part of the ceremony, we were honoured to have charismatic guests speakers like John Lonergan, Colette Clabby and Fergus Finlay. They delivered real world insights that had our guests talking well after the event.

The 2015 graduation was a day full of excitement, joy and celebration, as the college community celebrated the class of 2015 and their achievements, together with their families and friends.

 To the Dorset College Class of 2015, we salute you, be proud of your achievements to date, continue to apply yourself to work hard, have fun, enjoy life as you make your own way in the world.

Make sure to keep in touch whether you do that through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, email,  or by joining us for further  study, remember: you’re part of the family, and you’ll always be welcome.

Oh, and don’t forget to smile J

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Nursing Studies Course Level 5

The Nursing Studies Course is designed to prepare students for academic programmes in the nursing sector and/or employment in the health sector as a care assistant.

The Aim of the Nursing Studies Course is to:
  • Provide foundation skills and entry requirements to access degree courses in Nursing.
  • Develop a range of personal and interpersonal qualities necessary for work in a range of care environments.
  • Be capable of creating and maintaining appropriate relationships with the client, their family and other professionals involved in their care.
  • Acquire specialist knowledge, skills and competence in the role of the care assistant.
  • Reflect on your abilities and aptitudes to work as a care assistant.
  • Demonstrate good practice in working as a care assistant.
The Nursing Studies course will be delivered over one academic year. A work experience programme of one day a week during the course provides an opportunity to merge classroom learning with practical experience under the tutelage of experienced and qualified professionals.


On successful completion of the Nursing Studies Course students will be awarded the following:

  •  Major Award: (QQI) Nursing Studies Certificate Level 5 
  • Certificate in Manual Handling
Career Opportunities:

Students who successfully complete the full-time Nursing Studies course will have many professional and academic opportunities available to them. Employment opportunities include working in a professional care environment such as Day Care Centres, Nursing Homes and Hospitals.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Business English Course

The aim of the course is to allow the learner to comfortably operate in an English-speaking working environment or in a company where much of the communication is through English.

The course will focus on language that is relevant, natural and essential for conducting or studying business in a real-world context.

It will enable international students to develop a high knowledge of Business English for the purposes of employment or to enable them to pursue further study in business subjects at third level institutions such as universities or private colleges.

Course Summary:

  • Monday to Thursday 1.00 - 4.45 pm
  • 15 hours of Business English classes per week
  • Students can start any Monday
  • Small class size – average 10 students
  • Class Level: Upper-Intermediate to Advanced
  • All course materials included
  • Book for 12 weeks 

Business English Class Levels:

  • Advanced
  • Upper-Intermediate
  • Intermediate

Students will learn about:

·         Different styles of communication
·         How to participate in meetings
·         How to produce CVs, e-mail, letters and reports
·         How to manage telephone calls, appointments and social situations.
·         How to make professional presentations
·         How to deal with customer service situations, job interviews and human resource issues.

By the end of the course, it is anticipated that students will have developed their skills in spoken and written language and will have practised the most common functions and structures of business English, including language related to management, corporate finance, international trade, macro and micro economics, accounting, banking, mergers and acquisitions, marketing, corporate responsibility, ethics and intercultural awareness.

Book now!

Reserve your place, limited places available. You'll be soon improving your practical English communication skills through reading, writing, listening and speaking.

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

     Vouchers sites where you can buy good deals.

Student life is spinning around good deals, having a good time, and let’s not forget about studying for the exams time. 

Especially if you are a student abroad, you want to have the best experience of your life.

So after you finish with your classes, in the near evenings and weekends you maybe be looking for a great place to have a drink and a proper meal, and put that bowl of cereals aside.

So we put for you a list of website where you can find great deals on a small budget.

Sharing is caring, so let us know if you found a good deal.

Friday, 16 August 2013

What is multimedia all about?

In today’s advanced and technology adapted society, the concept of multimedia is ever present in many facets of life. Multimedia can be termed as the “use of several different type of media (e.g. text, video, audio, graphics, animation and interactivity) to convey information”. Furthermore, multimedia involves the use of computers to “present text, graphics, video, animation and sound in an integrated way” (Wikipedia).

So what's your level of expertise in this area?

The Certificate in Science in Computing & Multimedia Level 6 programme provides a broad range of modules designed to enhance your skills and knowledge and it also gives the opportunity to progress to higher certificate or degree level programmes in this field.
After this course you  will have the required skills and knowledge to work effectively within an organisation at entry level, to work as part of a team supporting software development projects, to produce multimedia content (such as graphics and audio), configure networks & systems and to configure & maintain hardware. This module introduces students to general multimedia systems; it shows them how to produce audio, video and 2-D animation content and how to publish that content to the web.

The Higher Certificate in Science in Computing & Multimedia Level 6 programme provides a broad range of modules designed to enhance your skills and knowledge and also provides you with increased employment prospects in a wide range of areas. It also provides the opportunity to progress to the final year of the Bachelor of Science in Computing & Multimedia (HETAC) Level 7 on successful completion of year 1 and 2.  

The Bachelor of Science in Computing & Multimedia programme provides a broad range of modules designed to enhance your skills and knowledge and also gives you increased employment opportunities.

At completion of this programme you will have the required skills and knowledge to work effectively within an organisation, to work as part of a team on software development projects, to produce multimedia content (such as graphics and audio), configure networks & systems and to configure & maintain hardware. You will also be able to build 3-D visual graphics and animations and incorporate them into computer programmes, mobile applications and games.

You will then have the ability to manage projects, present and pitch their ideas and software applications to their peers.  


Multimedia is all about the integration of your technical skills in the computing world. You just have to pick the right path for yourself.

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Top 5 Free software tool's

Rather than bookmarking your favorite blog posts articles and webpages use Evernote to organise them. Evernote comes with a variety of services such as web clipper which allows you to save anything you see online, it may be images, text or links to an article or site you found interesting. Evernote can be accessed on almost every computer where you can read your bookmarked items anytime and anywhere. Evernote can also be used to make notes and audio messages.

Gimp is a great free alternative to those who can not afford Photoshop or don’t know how to use it. You can use Gimp for photo retouching, image composition and image authoring and it works on most operating systems.

Google Drive.
In the past few months Google launched Google Drive which is a cloud based file storage area. Google Drive gives the user 5 GB of free space to start with. Upload your most important files and document onto Google Drive and you can then access them anytime by logging into your Gmail account and navigating to Google Drive. 

For anyone who has a Twitter account Tweetdeck is a tool you should almost certainly be using. Tweetdeck is a social media dashboard application for management of your Twitter and Facebook accounts. With Tweetdeck you have a single dashboard which allows you to view direct messages, mentions, follower interactions and Facebook comments all on the one screen.

For those aspiring web developer’s Notepad++ is a great free tool to have. Notepad++ is a source code editor and makes it much easier to write code than in notepad. It provides a cleaner interface than notepad and you can run your code directly from Notepad++. With Notepad++ you can easily switch between tabs rather than having to constantly close and open new files.   

Twitter Bird Gadget