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Applications now Open for September 2024 QQI and Repeat Leaving Cert Courses

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 ...
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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.


If success is what you’re looking for, Rathmines College will take you there after completing the QQI Level 5 Business Award I am now studying Aviation Management in DCU.
Bibi Olaogun
Spending an extra year doing my QQI Level 5 in Business and IT was the best decision for me. The help and support from teachers was great. I felt like I had more potential after graduating from Business and IT and the course led me to now studying Business, Economics and Social Studies (BESS) in Trinity.
Noman Javed
The Level 5 Business and Finance course was the perfect choice for me. The course modules are extremely appropriate to so many areas of business and the teaching staff have always been very helpful and supportive. I am now really enjoying my NCI Level 8 Degree course in Business and planning on doing a H. Dip in Further Education
Roisin Kearns
Looking back on my time in Rathmines College it was a year which changed my life. I was so lucky to be successful in getting the Central Bank of Ireland Bridging the Gap Programme. Today, I am working in the Central Bank as well as studying for a BA in Business in Griffith College.
Calum Osborne
I feel more confident in my English language skills, both speaking and writing and I look forward to progressing onto the QQI Level 6 in Rathmines College.
I completed the QQI Level 5 in News and Media and QQI Level 6 Advanced News and Media. I found the modules extremely interesting and all the teachers highly engaging. Rathmines College is a fantastic college with many paths to education and careers.
Daniel Coffey
The Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) course blended learning model suited me perfectly as I was juggling busy family life and studies. Applying for a course or booking an exam was easy and smooth process thanks to Ciaran, Sean and Andrea. The course is quite intense, but our tutors, Laoise, Sinead, Eucharia and Sheena provided an amazing support, guidance, techniques and material preparing us for the exams.
Ruta Pak
The ACCA course at Rathmines College gave me a new start and a new hope for my career. It gave me clear answers to my questions about my ACCA journey and gave me a clear goal for my future and the motivation to keep going through education and into the workplace. CAT 1
Shaunge Yang
The Round Room at the Mansion House was full to capacity for our 2023 Celebration Evening. Congratulations to all our graduates. You can view photos of the evening in the Graduation Photo Gallery
You Spoke, We Listened | Improving Access to Education for All | Rathmines College course fees for the 2023-24 academic year have been reduced to a flat fee of €50
A Big Thank you to Jill and Sarah from Oxfam Rathmines who welcomed our students into their busy shop and store room for training. We benefited from their experience regarding pricing, display and stock sorting and we are all prepped and ready to go for our the launch of our Pop Up Thrift Shop on March 5th. All proceeds going to Oxfam Ireland.

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