Why Choose Dorset College?

Dorset College offers a diverse student cantered learning environment with an excellent team of professional academic lecturers with international experience and close ties to the business world. We deliver practical and relevant education that prepares you to meet the challenges for the future and to avail of opportunities to progress academically. Accredited by QQI Quality and Qualifications Ireland for programmes at Level 5, 6, 7 and 8. Professional Accreditation includes CIPD, Microsoft, CISCO, CompTIA.

Why not showcase your potential and enrich your learning experience in a diverse learning community. A friendly welcoming student centered learning environment with teachers who support, mentor and guide you through the skills, knowledge and practical work experience to achieve your goals. We provide learners with the opportunity to build their academic qualifications through a career path that meets their interests and aspirations in their chosen career. Our graduates work in many of the leading industries in Ireland and abroad.

15:1

Student-to-Lecturer Ratio

75

Student Nationalities

95%

Would Recommend Dorset College

35

Years as an Educational Institute

HECA

Member of HECA

What Students Say

  • Gabriel Ryder

    Gabriel Ryder

    I wanted to up-skill my Data Analytics ability and Dorset College offered a course using RapidMiner. Great course, great teacher, so now my Predictive Data Analytical skills are much improved, which will enhance my prospects. I appreciate the teacher’s methods of educating the attending students and fully recommend this course to all.

  • Claire Hickey

    Claire Hickey

    The atmosphere in the classes was very welcoming an enjoyable. I would highly recommend these courses to anyone who wishes to become a special needs assistant in the future as I feel this course was of great value and very beneficial to me in my role as a special needs assistant.

  • Sarah

    Sarah

    Dorset College has provided me with the knowledge and ongoing support I needed while applying for the competitive nursing degree programmes. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and with teachers who are dedicated and committed to ensuring that we achieved our goals. The facilities and supports were excellent and has given me the drive to continue on the path to being a qualified Nurse.

  • Gracielle Monteiro

    Gracielle Monteiro

    Study at Dorset College has been a very good experience, I’m gaining knowledge and skills that I’m certainly going to carry with me for life. I will be able to continue my currently job with confidence. My course teacher has been an incredible and has supported me in all aspects of the course and I am looking forward to the Graduation.

  • Alan Breen

    Alan Breen

    Studying at Dorset has not only given me the confidence in my capabilities but it has opened so many opportunities into my future career. Progressing onto third level college is now my goal and without the help and support from my incredible tutor Celine it wouldn’t have been possible. It’s her passion, drive and genuine interest in her teachings that got me here.

  • Lucia Pasculli

    Lucia Pasculli

    The College is excellent with great teachers who are always helpful and supportive. Our teacher has great knowledge in Childcare Education that enables us to feel self-confident and capable of reaching our goals. At the end of the class I feel that my knowledge has improved, and I can’t wait to start the next topic.

  • Cristina Carmen Pop

    Cristina Carmen Pop

    The College has great facilities - I am studying at Dorset College the ECCE course. My teacher is excellent and I have learned lots of things from her about becoming a good teacher myself. In this class we have formed a new family after just a short time; working in teams has helped us to get to know each other and to form bonds of friendships.

  • Saeeda Batool Syeda

    Saeeda Batool Syeda

    The college is very near to where I live, excellent facilities. Course ECCE/Montessori is very interesting. Teacher is very co-operative from every point of view. Her ways of teaching are accessible as English is not my first language. The library staff are very co-operative and helpful.

  • Reema Majee

    Reema Majee

     

    The college has every facility. Teachers are very helpful. The course I am studying is ECCE/Montessori; it is very worthwhile. The library staff are very helpful.

  • Orna White

    Orna White

    I look forward to attending class each evening. The college is warm and inviting with great facilities. We have a fantastic Teacher who is very accommodating and always available through email at all hours. I am delighted that I chose this college. I am studying the ECCE/Montessori course part-time. It is very busy but very rewarding.

  • Lily Trivisonno

    Lily Trivisonno

    I am studying the BSc in Early Childhood Care, Health, and Education in Dorset College / LYIT. The modules are very interesting and there are many practical subjects and workshops that give you great knowledge and skills in order to work the Early Childhood Setting environment. I found the lecturers both from Dorset College and LYIT very friendly, helpful and supportive.

  • Anna Ficon

    Anna Ficon

     

    I started my education at Dorset College by studying the QQI Level 6 “ECCE/Montessori” course and progressed onto the B.Sc. ECCHE degree programme; I couldn't choose better. The help and support from very passionate tutors are extraordinary and I feel very lucky to have them by my side especially when studying and working full time.

  • Mary An Palo

    Mary An Palo

    I thank Dorset College and LYIT for offering the B.Sc. ECCHE degree programme, on a Part Time basis, as it made it possible for me to study for the degree while also working a full-time job in the field of ‘early childhood’. The College lecturers made sure that we produced ‘quality work’ over the variety of assessments that we were required to complete.

  • Fiona Greene

    Fiona Greene

    The knowledgeable and supportive tutors delivering the Early Childhood ‘B.Sc. ECCE’ degree programme ensures that the workload is manageable. I have gained so much practical knowledge during my studies which I can now use in my everyday work with young children and I really enjoyed having the opportunity to spend time in LYIT.

  • Sanjana Sobran

    Sanjana Sobran

    I enjoyed the course and it really was a great experience with excellent teachers who were passionate about their subject and enjoyed teaching and who understood the importance of nurturing a love and a thirst for knowledge. Nice facilities and a supportive and considerate admin staffs. The course was very well structured and planned. It has helped me to build on from my previous experience in healthcare and has given me more confidence in my daily work.

  • Neal M’Cullagh

    Neal M’Cullagh

    I am thoroughly enjoying the HCA Course and look forward to classes. Our teacher has wonderful enthusiasm for the subject and her seemingly boundless energy brings the class to life, with her brilliant use of a long repertoire of humorous and oftentimes gritty real-life experiences that serve to truly enlighten and fully inform any prospective HCA. All in all, an outstanding tutor! The staff were very helpful and supportive and facilities are excellent.

  • Jordan Dennis

    Jordan Dennis

    I began my course at Dorset College, training to be an H.C.A in March 2017. And in that year of study, I feel I have received the fullest education I could have hoped for in the area of Healthcare Support. I was referred to Dorset College by friends who themselves said it had the best course on Healthcare Support and I understand why. Our tutor has consistently gone above and beyond in delivering the lessons and ensuring that each student got the most from our classes. Based on my experience, I would highly recommend this course for anyone wishing to study to be an H.C.A in the future.

  • Mandeep Shrestha

    Mandeep Shrestha

    Dorset College with its dedicated teachers, good facilities, and the homely environment was the right place for me to be part of the B.Sc. Computing and Multimedia programme. I found the programme well balanced between theoretical and practical aspects. The knowledge gained in Dorset College will definitely help me in the long run.

  • Virginia Bordin

    Virginia Bordin

    I can positively say that Dorset College has helped to make me a competitive professional. I developed a passion to do something I didn't even know I could be so passionate about, and the Computing & Multimedia course showed me that. The thing I admired most was the dedication and support given by the lecturers. They provided me with the guidance needed to achieve excellent results throughout the course. I wouldn't be able to achieve what I have achieved without that supportive environment. Dorset College is a very multi-cultural place, which is very exciting to experience different nationalities and diverse cultures.

  • Thomas Lundberg

    Thomas Lundberg

    The Bachelor of Science in Computing & Multimedia delivers a unique balance between theoretical and practical lab work. This keeps the course material both challenging and interesting. I found the lecturers at Dorset College to be incredibly knowledgeable, friendly and approachable. The technical skills I learned have really helped me to build competency as a Software Engineer.

  • Claus Kazmaier

    Claus Kazmaier

    I loved every minute of my time at Dorset, the atmosphere was always friendly and welcoming, the course is interesting, and lecturers are approachable, passionate and knowledgeable. My studies at Dorset laid the foundation for the Master degree. I would not hesitate to do this course again.

  • Mary-Jo Wallace

    Mary-Jo Wallace

    This year has been the most incredible experience and afforded me so many opportunities that I could never have dreamed of prior to the commencement of this course.

  • Angela Adrian

    Angela Adrian

    The Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business is a very diverse course with topics essential for doing international business. As I am working for a company operating in three different markets, my study is of great benefit to me and the company. In college, we are provided with a lot of information and very motivated and entertaining lecturers.

  • Amy Mullen

    Amy Mullen

    My primary reason for choosing this course at Dorset College was very much due to the course content, and how well it focused on globalisation and its impacts on business. The dedication of the tutors, the diverse student backgrounds, and the class participation involved made for a winning mix. I wholeheartedly recommend this course. I now possess a much improved insight and understanding of international markets, and I am excited to get involved and develop market-based growth strategies for international organisations.

  • Alessandra Guevara

    Alessandra Guevara

    I am grateful to Dorset College for all the knowledge I have acquired throughout the course. I am especially grateful to all the lecturers for their professionalism and to the management team for their invaluable support at all times. It has been a hard course but thank you so much for adding value to my personal and professional life.

  • Alun Donnelly

    Alun Donnelly

    Successfully completing the Bachelor of Business as a mature student was one of the most satisfying experiences of my life. It gave me the confidence and the ability to, not only, find the role I have always desired, but to excel in the role and make a success of it. I found the course both satisfying and stimulating due to the fantastic lecturers who were never afraid to challenge you and were always supportive throughout the journey. I, very much, value my degree and feel proud to have achieved it.

  • Joanne Stack

    Joanne Stack

    The college staff were exceptional in their mentorship, encouragement, and support throughout the Business of Business. The quality of teaching that I received was second to none, while the course delivered very engaging and challenging modules. I feel that I was equipped with the skills and self-belief to start my own business or add value to a business organisation following the course. It has enhanced my knowledge and career prospects dramatically and led to personal growth in other aspects of my life.

Lecturer Profiles

Dorset College Lecturers

Dorset College Lecturers

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David Keane

David Keane

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June Dennehy

June Dennehy

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Wenhao Fu

Wenhao Fu

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Mary Anderson

Mary Anderson

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Beverley Mole

Beverley Mole

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Jane Smith

Jane Smith

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Deirdre O’Kelly

Deirdre O’Kelly

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Emma Henderson

Emma Henderson

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Emma Saunders

Emma Saunders

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Celine Lowry

Celine Lowry

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Joe Fitzgerald

Joe Fitzgerald

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Seamus Hickey

Seamus Hickey

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Yujie He

Yujie He

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Carmen Mihaela Maritan

Carmen Mihaela Maritan

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Irene McGinn

Irene McGinn

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Annette Foster

Annette Foster

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John Rowley

John Rowley

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Helena Whitston

Helena Whitston

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Neville Kenny

Neville Kenny

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Patricia O'Carroll

Patricia O'Carroll

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Michael Kearney

Michael Kearney

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Martin Regan

Martin Regan

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Aongus Buckley

Aongus Buckley

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Sharon O’ Brien

Sharon O’ Brien

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Rizwan Ahmed

Rizwan Ahmed

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Matt Murray

Matt Murray

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Anne O’Mahony

Anne O'Mahony

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Elaine Treacy

Elaine Treacy

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Peter Lynch

Peter Lynch

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