BCFE Fantastic Further Education Courses – Your Time to Choose
BCFE is a creative, innovative and student-centred college. From Animation, Art and Business to VFX, Music, Media and Social Care BCFE offers a wide range of top class one and two year, level 5 and 6, programmes. In addition, BCFE has three top-up degree programmes in Media Production, Animation and Computer Games. BCFE graduates are recognised both nationally and internationally as leaders in animation, design, music, film, media, art, business, social care and tourism.
For students who have just received their Leaving Certificate results and for adults thinking about returning to education BCFE offers a real choice – fantastic courses which lead directly to work or which are the foundation for further study and creative development in BCFE or in another college. Choose graphic design, animation, music, work with children or television Begin your journey in BCFE.
A great job this time next year
Level 5 courses can lead to an interesting and fulfilling job in just one year. BCFE’s Early Childhood Care and Education course has an outstanding record of success. Students regularly go straight into employment at the end of course. According to Bernadette Keegan, Head of Childcare in BCFE, “the course is ideal for anyone who is interested in working with children. It is a good mix of theory and practice. Students learn about child development, well-being and the importance of play. The sector is growing and becoming increasingly professionalized. The level 5 course is the entry level for work in the sector and it is also the foundation for further study and professional development in the future.”
Other course in Social Care, such as Care of the Person with Special Needs leads to a dual qualification and work as a Health Care Assistant or a Special Needs Assistant and the Community and Health Services course similarly lead to employment or to further study.
Business and Travel and Tourism are also excellent career choices. According to Diane McGill, Business Coordinator, “Business is a great area to study. Our two year course is an excellent foundation for further study and many of our students progress to Business degree programmes in IT Tallaght. The course, as a general Business course, opens up avenues within all areas of business. Graduates of business from BCFE can start careers in accounts, HR, sales and marketing and management.” Students from the Business and Travel & Tourism travel abroad for work experience in Finland, Malta and Portugal supported by Erasmus+.