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NEW for 2024- Leaving Cert Maths/Irish- Optional Add-Ons

Don’t have LC Maths/Irish and need it for entry to third level? Do a PLC course with Maths and/or Irish as an optional add-on and sit the exam in Rathmines College

Welcome to Rathmines College

Located in the heart of Dublin 6, Rathmines College is committed to our students as they achieve success in the areas of knowledge, skill and competence for the purpose of achieving a QQI or Professional Accountancy Award, CAO success through the Repeat Leaving Certificate and going on to Higher Education or Career Progression.

Applications are welcome for all QQI, Professional Courses and Repeat Leaving Certificate as well as part time evening courses.  Course Fees at Rathmines College are now ONLY €50 and open days will be run at the end of August/Early September. Call in to see the college, find out more about our courses and meet our tutors

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Office Administration
Our Office Administration Courses are designed to meet administration requirements across many sectors, particularly Legal and Medical, while also ...
Marketing Courses Dublin | Graduates from Rathmines College
Business and Marketing
Explore our diverse range of Busines and Marketing courses leading to Education and Career progression across many business sectors
Skills to Advance
Skills to Advance is a national Further Education and Training initiative that offers upskilling and reskilling opportunities to employees and empl...
English Language (ESOL) and IT
This course is specifically designed for students from overseas who wish to improve their knowledge of English and acquire Business and IT Skills.
Repeat Leaving Certificate
With over 40 years experience in offering a Repeat Leaving Certificate Rathmines College is confident in students securing CAO points requirements ...
A great location to study
Past Student Testimonials
A great location to study
Why choose Rathmines College
Past Student Testimonials
Come and Study in Vibrant Dublin 6

Rathmines is a great location in which to study. Students can enjoy many cafes, restaurants and shops just outside the door of Rathmines College and the city centre is just a short walk, bus or Luas journey away.  Come visit the college at one of our Open Days and meet our tutors. 

Why choose Rathmines college?

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Starting to Study at Rathmines College

Rathmines College is a wonderful place to start to achieve education progression and employment or if you are returning to learning. The learning experience in Rathmines College is exciting, stimulating and students receive great encouragement from a highly qualified, committed and caring staff with a proven track record in a unique learning environment with excellent facilities.

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Employer Engagement
City of Dublin and IBM Cyber Security €500,000 Link
Sports and Activities
What Else Rathmines College Offers Students

Rathmines College offers students additional programmes like Erasmus, Employer Engagement, a Student Council and fun student activities ranging from football to college events.


Rathmines College is a great college. It has wide range of courses for students. The college has a strong focus on helping students exceed in their studies and preparing them for Higher education. There is exceptional support, guidance, and resources to help you succeed in your studies. Overall a great college to start your studies
Corey McGovern | Business & Finance 2023
I express my gratitude for the excellent education and training I received at Rathmines College. I started the A.C.C.A. Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Business in September 2021 and I can confidently say that it was one of the best decisions of my life. Rathmines college provided the course at very affordable fees compared to other colleges. The ACCA qualification enjoys full international recognition which qualifies its members to work anywhere in the world. The course is comprehensive and flexible. The tutors at Rathmines College are highly qualified, experienced and supportive. They taught me not only the theoretical aspects of accounting and business, but also the practical skills and techniques that are essential for the profession. I would highly recommend Rathmines College to anyone who is interested in pursuing a career in Accounting and Business. The college is friendly, diverse and vibrant. The staff are dedicated, helpful and very professional.
Shatroopa Mohunsing- ACCA
With Indeed reporting a significant increase in "Green Job" postings (up 93% since 2019), the demand for candidates for sustainable jobs is very strong. In order to help fill the gap between the supply and demain in the sustainable jobs sector, Rathmines College are launching a new QQI Level 5 course in September 2024: Sustainability and Business. This unique Course in Sustainability and Business blends traditional business studies with a robust focus on sustainability. Find out more at https://www.rathminescollege.ie/courses/business-and-sustainability-studies/
Read about the advantages of doing a PLC course, brilliantly described by one or our alumni, Barry Walsh: Barry, Founder at FocusonDiversity.ie and recently awarded the ETBI Alumni Honouring Excellence Award, talks about the many benefits of going the PLC route- we couldn't have put it better ourselves!
Join us on Open Day and get the opportunity to chat directly with course directors and teachers about the QQI Level 4, 5 & 6 Further Education courses on offer in the college. Rathmines College also offers Professional Accountancy courses, accredited by ACCA and ATI, and a one-year Repeat Leaving Cert programme. The college offers excellent progression routes from QQI Level 4 to 5 and to 6 and Professional Accountancy.
Raising €566 for Oxfam Ireland, the thrift shop run by our Level 5 Marketing students was a huge success. By selling pre-loved items, this initiative not only raised money for a a great cause but helped students learn about the importance of sustainability. All promotional activities were run by our innovative students including social media marketing, personal selling, sales promotion PR and poster design. A branding style guide was created for the shop and it was a real team effort with both staff and students donating stock through our collection stations in the college.

Latest news and events

Get all the latest news and updates from Rathmines College, from student insights to course information and progression possibilites, you’ll find it here!