Ballsbridge College’s Graduation ceremony took place on Wednesday, 28th May 2014 in the RDS Concert Hall. Congratulations to all the 2012/13 graduates and best wishes for your future.
Ballsbridge College of Further Education has become part of the Green-Campus Progamme in an effort to become a sustainable and an environmental responsible college. The college had been part of the Green Schools programme since 2008 and moved over to the Green-Campus programme in September 2012. This programme is run by An Taisce and Green Schools. The college’s Green-Campus committee is made up of staff and students and its task is to plan and implement a number of environmental changes within the college on a yearly basis.
Examples of such changes include:
- creating awareness and encouraging learning around environmental issues
- encouraging a conscious effort from staff, students and teachers to reduce and recycle
The Green Charter was agreed originally in October 2008 once a litter and waste audit were complete. Initially, the code was mainly related to bins in the college however in the preceding years the college has progressed and focused on other areas such as photocopying, printing and composting. The Green Charter has integrated into school life very effectively: paper usage has been reduced, recycling has increased and both staff and students are more environmentally aware.
Additionally, a yearly action day organised by the committee gives them an opportunity to further integrate the charter into everyday life within the college. Students are educating each other and gaining knowledge on good recycling and environmental practices. Ballsbridge College grows greener by the day!
Congratulations to the students who will visit Amsterdam in February 2013 to complete a two week placement programme.
Students from a variety of courses in the college will spend two weeks working in event management companies, financial institutions and other relevant businesses in the Amsterdam area putting their business skills and knowledge to practical use in an international setting.
This is the fourth year of the successful exchange programme between Ballsbridge College and ROC Amsterdam and the College looks forward to welcoming students from our Dutch partner college in March.
Complete the application form and send it directly to the college. Please ensure that you have included your PPS number, which is issued to you by the Department of Social Welfare.
All applicants are invited to enrol for their course in March or May (see Enrolment Day dates below). This will involve completing the necessary forms and paying a deposit of €30. Enrolment ensures your place at Ballsbridge College – subject to meeting the relevant entry requirements
Wednesday 23 January 11am – 3pm
- Wednesday 06 March 2pm – 4pm
- Wednesday 15 May 2pm – 4pm
- Thursday 20 June 10am – 12 noon
Advisory Sessions: Every Wednesday afternoon from Open Day onwards, 2pm – 4pm, during term time.
The college will continue to accept applications for remaining places until September.
In mid-August, those who have enrolled will be invited to register. This involves paying the balance of the course cost, and where applicable, submitting a copy of the Leaving Certificate results.
Courses begin in early September.
An Irish language version of the application form is available on request from the College
The College has a written Admissions Policy document which governs the entry of all students to courses. It is available to all applicants. Ballsbridge College is bound by the rules and regulations of CDVEC, a copy of which is displayed in the college or may be obtained from the college office.
This year, we are introducing two new FETAC level 6 courses within our portfolio of full-time day courses: Community Development and Advanced Event Management. These new courses will offer exciting opportunities to prospective students.
Advanced Certificate in Event Management – Level 6
Graduates of this course can find employment in arts and music festivals coordination, corporate convention management, event coordination and management, exhibitions and special events, major sporting events and marketing, business administration and management associated with event management or marketing.
Community Development – Level 6
This course will equip learners with the range of skills and knowledge to implement and deliver community development programmes that adhere to the key community development principles of participation, empowerment and collective decision making in a structured and co-ordinated way.