A Spotlight on Rathmines College

A Spotlight on Rathmines College

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From apprenticeships to traineeships, PLC courses to community and adult education as well as core literacy and numeracy services, wherever you want to go, you’ll find a FET course to take you there. And you’ll find it on your doorstep.

Through our network of 16 Education and Training Boards, there are 100s of colleges and centres, delivering 1000s of courses, and today, we’re putting the spotlight on one of those colleges from the City of Dublin ETB - Rathmines College.


Five things you need to know about Rathmines College:


  • Rathmines College is located in the iconic town hall building at the centre of vibrant Rathmines. The clock tower can be seen right across Dublin city.
  • They offer over 30 QQI Level 5 and 6 courses in the areas of Business and Marketing, Computer Programming, Media and Pre-University Arts, Pre-University Law, and Office Administration. They also provide Professional Accountancy courses accredited by ATI and ACCA.
  • This year, Rathmines College is also offering new courses including Aviation Finance, Payroll and Accounting, Legal Studies and Criminology, Pre-University Arts and Social Science.
  • Each year, Rathmines College offers 20 students the opportunity to travel, work and explore two European cities as part of the Erasmus+ programme. The college is partnered with Lycee Talensac in Nantes, France, and OSZ IMT in Berlin, Germany.
  • The Rathmines College Alumni includes entrepreneur, designer activist, and communications superstar, Sonya Lennon – you can read her story of taking the less conventional route to create her dream career here.

What do other students have to say about Rathmines College?


Lauren Lally repeated her Leaving Cert at Rathmines College:

“All the staff and students make you feel welcome; the standard of teaching is second to none. The teachers are very patient and give great notes and tips and make you feel at ease. They were always there for advice and guidance.”

Alex Deaton studied Business and Finance at Rathmines College before going on to a Business degree in Maynooth University:

“I really enjoyed my time in Rathmines College. I made friends for life while also getting a great understanding of the business modules and learning life skills that will stand to me."


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