Exciting news from Ballyfermot College of Further Education; We’ve been approved to run 3 more new courses. Applications for these new courses and all our courses are open on www.bcfe.ie.
The following courses have been approved to run in BCFE
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MRH Radio Course https://www.bcfe.ie/courses/hnd-in-radio-programming-production/
“Apply Online” use Course Code MRH https://cms.enrol.ie/bcfe2020/Application.aspx
The MRH Radio Media Course in BCFE IS a 2 year HND and if upon completion of the HND with a Merit average, you may apply to do the final year which give you a DCU Validated Honours degree in Media Management. This is in essence a DCU Business Honours Degree which is done VIA media.
Do not worry about the entry requirements and to just apply. BCFE will be very accommodating and no portfolio is required.
As soon as the application is in I will contact the student to arrange an interview or they can cut to the chase and email me themselves re the following. Three are so many different platforms etc. so if it suits you, perhaps we could do it over the phone. However, we are open to any other suggestions. If you are Apple I can Face Time if you wish. We are essentially just trying to make it all work as simple as possible. We do have a skype account we have been using for many years to interview applicants outside of Dublin as well as for some on location guest lectures, so let me know if you would like to use that If so, please reply with time frames you are generally available from, preferably midday to 6pm but if you need times outside that, even late evenings the please let me know.
Whilst most of our students all go on to get work in radio and media, this term brought some noticeable items. From the class that just graduated,2 noticeable items were 2 students from the same Radio class getting Jobs with BBC National Media. Simon O Leary is now a presenter for BBC National TV and Jessica Maciel started with National BBC Radio 1. This makes 4 radio students who have Joined BBC National Radio at the highest of levels in recent years. Louise Molony producing Sara Cox on BBC Radio 2 and Riyadh Khalaf Presenter BBC Radio 1 & BBC TV
Ballyfermot College of Further Education has been approved to run 4 new courses for 2020 entry. We have 2 new offerings at QQI level 5 in the Business Department;
BCFE ApplicationsThe BCFE application facility is still open. We have had some student queries regarding the BCFE application process. Students have been looking for their usernames and passwords for this. This is not necessary. There are two sections – the very top one is ‘Apply Online’ – that is what is relevant. The section below that is for students already enrolled and looking for access to the site using their username and password. I hope this clears up any confusion among students. For more details please follow the link below.
BCFE Interviews 14th of Feb.
Many courses require a portfolio. Applicants should bring the portfolio along to interview with them. For more details/portfolio guidelines look at the page pertaining to the course you are applying for on our website or contact the college. If you have not already applied for a course and wish to do so please visit our website and click on the apply now button.https://cms.enrol.ie/bcfe2020/
Ballyfermot College of Further Education Applications are now live and other news
The on-line application facility for Ballyfermot College of Further Education is now open on our website; www.bcfe.ie.
Information regarding courses, including our 3 top up degree programmes;
We offer courses at Levels 5,6 & 8 or equivalent in the following areas:
This two year Radio Course covers everything about radio from how to hold a microphone to how set up a Radio Station. You will learn about music radio programming, presenting, features, news and documentaries.
Initially you will be working on the internal college Radio station. Later you will be involved in applying for a licence and setting up an FM Radio station broadcasting in the Dublin area. Working on dedicated internet radio stations and producing individual podcasts is also an exciting and integral part of the programme.
The course is closely linked with the radio industry with industry guest lecturers throughout the year and excellent work experience placements in radio stations. Graduates from this course have a strong track record of success in media industry working in all the major radio stations both on air and in production. The Radio industry generally regards BCFE as the leading college to study radio.
Flyers are on the guidance noticeboard. Please take one if you're interested.
More information here.
The next round of interviews for all our courses at levels 5, 6 & 8 will take place on the College Campus on Monday and Tuesday next, 30th April & 1st May.For those who have applied for one of the art , animation or related courses please bring your portfolio along to interview.
For those attending an interview for a course in the Social Care Department please bring references along with you if possible as this speeds up the application process.
For those who have not yet applied there is still time to do so at https://applications.bcfe.ie/index.php?c=t&.
Ballyfermot College of Further Education is holding its next interview day on Tuesday the 20th of March, directly after St. Patrick’s weekend.Prospective students who are interested in our courses at levels 5, 6 and 8 should apply on-line on the BCFE website or by clicking on the link below.
Ballyfermot College of Further Education (BCFE) still has a limited number of places available across a broad range of courses at level 5, 6, 8 (BA Hons) & Higher National Diploma (Comparable to NFQ Level 6, Higher Cert).
There are places available across the following departments;
Art, Design & Graphics/Portfolio Preparation
Visual Effects,Computer Games & Digital Media
Music ( Sound Production, Performance and Management)
TV & Film Production including Cinematography
Travel & Tourism
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NEW!! BCFE introduces a new Higher National Diploma course in Visual Effects.
The next round of Interviews will take place on August 30 & 31
Apply now at https://applications.bcfe.ie/index.php
The Higher Certificate in Food Sales and Culinary Practice is a two year full-time programme that incorporates food retail business and culinary/kitchen practical classes that facilitate the development of knowledge and skills required to work in the retail food industry. The programme embraces food sales and culinary practice, food innovation development and practical culinary modules that are focused on products found in food retail and delicatessen outlets. The programme also embraces food retail marketing and customer care modules that promote enterprise development leading to future business creations. The dynamic and competitive nature of the retail food industry requires management skills that combine professional, entrepreneurial and strategic approaches. Against this background, this programme builds on the strong links between retail culinary practice and food business and will provide students with the opportunity to work in the dynamic food and beverage related industries.What are my… Career opportunities?This programme recognises the complex nature of the retail culinary, general food, beverages and related industries. It thereby affords graduates the opportunity to avail of a wide range of careers. The educational model used seeks to maximise the potential of each participating student.
Many career paths are open to graduates including: culinary retail management; food promotion in the retail sector; event catering and beverage retail management, food distribution (import and exports) and entrepreneurship. In addition, graduates may progress to a variety of graduate degree programmes in a range of related disciplines.
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