On completion of my Leaving Certificate I thought I was destined to be a journalist and knew very little about PR.
However, that quickly changed aged 17 when I got my first taste of PR, while completing a FETAC certificate in Journalism and Public Relations at Rathmines College. I loved the PR module and realised that my interest in c [...] Read more
Following completion of my Leaving Cert I started to research the alternative options out there. That is when I came across the vast range of courses and opportunities at Rathmines College of Further Education.
Starting my college life in the Certificate in Journalism and Public Relations course I was apprehensive and nervous bu [...] Read more
My Leaving Certificate results in 2015 were disappointing, but I still really wanted to get my number one choice on the CAO. I had heard about Rathmines College through a friend who had just finished a one-year course there and highly recommended it to me as a way of getting the course that I really wanted. I am delighted that I st [...] Read more
I was disappointed with my Leaving Certificate results and I was unsure of what I could do to advance my education. My cousin told me about Rathmines College, as a way to progress to higher education. I am now studying in DIT, entering my second year in a Computer Science Level 8 degree course. The Computer Programming cou [...] Read more
I cannot recommend the Rathmine’s College Diploma in Public Relations highly enough. Not only did it give me a thorough grounding in PR, it also gave me the confidence to secure a position in a PR consultancy soon after graduating. Although I have now ‘defected’ over to marketing, my PR background was a major cons [...] Read more
As a mature student I could not recommend Rathmines College enough. The lecturers are very understanding and the small class sizes mean you will not be left behind. Rathmines College will give you confidence in your academic abilities (no matter how rusty) and prepare you for University. Most importantly it will give you access to the higher e [...] Read more
I absolutely loved every minute of my three years in Rathmines College!! I studied both Journalism and Public Relations there, with the PR course being the highlight. All of my lecturers were extremely helpful and incredibly passionate about the fie [...] Read more
I was made redundant at the age of 39 after working in the hospitality and arts for nearly 20 years. It was a very scary time in my life! Jobs were scarce. I had a decision to make –keep searching for any job or get myself [...] Read more
I came as a mature student to Rathmines College and studied Computer Programming (FETAC Level 5). Now I am starting a Degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering in Trinity College and [...] Read more
Rathmines College isn’t just another run-of-the-mill institution of education, where an invisible barrier exists between students and their formidable tutors. It was, for the best part of three years, my second home; a creative hub of sorts where I felt free to express whatever ideas, ambitions, or aspirations happened to be floating aro [...] Read more
I am currently a student of the Journalism Degree in DIT. I know that I would not be here without the excellent training I received in Rathmines. The lecturers are friendly and approachable and small class size [...] Read more
I attended Rathmines College from 2006-2008 and participated in the Higher National Diploma in Journalism. Rathmines College was one of the best experiences I have encountered. What makes Rathmines College diff [...] Read more
I studied Journalism and Public Relations in Rathmines in 08/09. I chose Rathmines as it had a great reputation for its media courses and a great reputation in general. My time there felt less like work and mor [...] Read more
I completed the Certificate in Computer Programming course at Rathmines College. It gave me a good basis in IT an an understanding of computer programming. It allowed me to get into the Third Level co [...] Read more
As a mature student with young children going to College was a difficult undertaking. However, once I started in Rathmines I was quickly put at ease by the small classes and the friendly staff. The tutors are v [...] Read more
Rathmines College provided me with a supportive and enriching educational environment. I acquired the necessary academic foundation and confidence to persue an Degree course in Information Technology. &nbs [...] Read more
I studied at Rathmines College for three years. I received my Certificate in Print Journalism and Public Relations in 2005 and because I was so happy at the college I decided to return to complete my Higher Nat [...] Read more
I really enjoyed my time in Rathmines College - Even though I did not ultimately pursue a career in Public Relations, it equipped me really well for a career in the media. The diverse range of subjects th [...] Read more
In Rathmines, I studied the FETAC Certificate in International Marketing & e-Business and then went on to complete the BTEC Higher National Diploma in Business & Marketing. I can honestly say that Rathm [...] Read more
The big difference for me between Rathmines College and school was getting the work done but in a nice atmosphere and this is shown in the Leaving Cert results achieved.
I hire Rathmines College graduates because due to the training and education they get in the college by the teaching team they are clued in, skilled and can meet the demands of the job .
Part-time Evening Courses
Spring 2017 Brochure of Part-time Evening Courses available here.
See below for our selection of PDF's relating to Evening Courses at Rathmines College
|Creative Writing||PDF 240 KB|
|Fundamentals of Drawing||PDF 168 KB|
|Health and Alternative Nutrituon Therapy||PDF 227 KB|
|Interior Design||PDF 182 KB|
|Mindfull Living For Everyday Life||PDF 191 KB|
|Start Your Own Business||PDF 194 KB|
Business and career courses
These courses aim to help people improve their knowledge and skills for work or further study in the area. There are courses offered in the areas of Start Your Own Business and Introduction to Digital Marketing & Buiness
Leaving Certificate preparation courses
For the Spring Programme 2017 we are offering Ordinary Level Leaving Certificate Maths for 10 weeks (Paper 2 Revision). We also offer short preparation courses for the oral examinations in Leaving Cert French, Irish and Spanish.
Lifestyle and leisure courses
We offer a wide range of courses to improve personal well being, express your creativity, learn more about fascinating subjects or take up a hobby. Courses range from Fundamentals of Drawing, Bellydancing, Musical Theatre (Burlesque Style), Drama & Acting, and Yoga. Perhaps you just want to sit back and enjoy listening to a talk on the Humanities e.g. History of Ireland or study on either our Counselling & Psychotherapy course or UCD's Psychology course. Health and Alternative nutrition course. If you are feeling creative, then Interior Design or even Creative Writing may be your best choice. Other course options include, Dressmaking, Fibre (Weaving, Crocheting, Fleting, Embroidery & Fabric Manipulation), Jewellery Making, Mindfulness, Floiristry Design (Bouquets, Wreaths and Garlands for all occasions) and Bridge.
These courses aim to improve people's computer skills for their leisure or work. We have courses at all levels of competency, from complete beginner to higher levels.
You can study Computer Skills at any level, Keyboarding, Typing Skills and Word Processing. Other courses include: Computers for the 21st Century (Increase your confidence and knowledge using your computer or tablet), Computer Application for the WOrkplace, Digital Photography & Photshop, discover Adobe Illustrator, Video Art & Filmaking and Internat Art & Web Design.
Languages are one of our specialist areas. We currently offer courses in English for Speakers of Other Languages, French, Irish (adult beginners, non natives welcome), and Spanish.
Most of these are offered at a range of levels with native-speaker teachers.
Evening courses calendar
Classes are held on Monday and Tuesday evenings. Courses vary in length from short ten-week courses, lasting only one term in autumn or spring, to twenty-five week courses, which last from September to June. The calendar follows the day-time academic calendar with breaks at Halloween, Christmas, February and Easter.
Enrolments and Brochure
Enrolments take place in September and again in January each year. There is an Evening Courses brochure available here. In order to avoid disappointment, we advise you to keep an eye out for our brochure so that you are ready for enrolment day.
On enrolment day you will have the opportunity to talk to a member of staff about the course which interests you.
Fees vary for these courses but are always very reasonable because the charges are based on what it costs us to provide the course, nothing more. Fees are paid on enrolment night. See autumn or spring edition of evening courses brochure for more details.
Having got the taste for study in the evening, we would encourage those who are interested to consider full-time study with us during the day. As you will see from this brochure, there are many full-time courses which relate to our part-time evening programme. We would be happy to discuss your options with you.
Courses for everyone
We are committed to the principle of lifelong learning for everybody. Adults of all ages from 18 to 108 are welcome to participate on our courses. We have students from far and near and many different communities. Some of our students are pursuing a hobby while others are developing their knowledge and skills in a particular subject area for their working lives.
All are welcome.
We value your feedback
We make changes and additions to our programme each year in order to provide an interesting and varied menu of courses. We aim to put on courses that people need and want. We are therefore very interested in hearing from you about any courses which you would like to see us provide for you.
We look forward to meeting you in the college.