- 13 Sep 22
As we all know, the structure of a bachelor’s degree programme doesn’t suit everyone. That’s why the flexible, vocational learning – including training in practical skills and work experience – offered on FET Level 5 & 6 courses (also known as Post Leaving Certificate or PLC courses) can be a preferred option for many.
Bray College of Further Education
Novara Ave, Bray, Co. Wicklow
Tel: (01) 282 9668
Located ten minutes walk from the beautiful Bray coastline on the Dublin/Wicklow border, Bray Institute of Further Education has been a centre of excellence in the field of further education for over 40 years. At present, the institute has over 1,000 full-time learners, studying at degree, diploma and certificate level.
BIFE’s curriculum truly runs the gamut of any skills you could wish to pursue, with courses offered under the headings of Art & Design; Media & Performing Arts; Social, Community & Health; Science & Technology; Business, Tourism & Sport. All students have the opportunity to complete their work experience module abroad, as part of their course, under the Erasmus+ programme.
The institute also offers part-time and morning courses for those unable to commit to a full-time schedule. Consistently innovative and flexible in its approach, BIFE has established links with third level colleges in Ireland and abroad, enabling graduates to progress to the final year of an honours degree. With their latest Open Day due to take place on Wednesday, September 14th from 4pm to 5pm, Bray Institute of Further Education (BIFE) will surely be packed with prospective learners hoping to study at degree, diploma and certificate level.
Hot Press readers should definitely explore the college’s groundbreaking DJ Techniques & Music Production course, which is the first of its kind in Ireland and includes Sunil Sharpe of Give Us The Night as a lecturer. The likes of Matthew Flanagan (DeFeKT) and producer Maurice Anthony Moran have graduated from the course. BIFE also offers Higher National Diploma programmes in Music Production and Music Performance, and a National Extended Certificate in Sound Engineering.
To read more of our student special, check out the brand new issue of Hot Press.