Dorset College

Dorset College is a private college, located on the northside of Dublin. Founded in 1983 it provides training in Computing, Business, Accounting, Information Technology, Law, English Language, University Foundation Programmes, Teacher Training, Psychology, Interior Design, Childcare, Montessori and Healthcare.[1] A number of its programmes are accredited by the Irish governments FETAC and also HETAC, as well as this it has programmes validated by professional bodies such as ACCA, IATI, CIPD, ACELS and PMI.

While many of its courses are Post Leaving Certificate[2] and part-time professional training, it also provides a Bachelor of Business degree and a Bachelor of Business (Honours) degree,[3] validated by HETAC, who also validate the Higher Certificate in Business, they are available full-time during the day or during the evening.

The College is a Gold Standard ACCA tuition provider, and is an ACCA CBE center[4] and provides training for the ACCA Certified Accounting Technician programme.

Dorset College is recognised, by The Advisory Council for English Language Schools in Ireland (ACELS), under the auspices of The Irish Department of Education & Science for the teaching of English as a foreign language.[5]

The college has three campuses, in Dorset Street, Belevere place and Mountjoy square, in 2007 they set up a high speed data link between the three sites using laser technology.[6] There is a Canteen, IT facilities, Library and Study facilities, WiFi is available on campus, and a number of course work is available online with Moodle. The college also offer a recruitment service to students, helping with CV preparation and interview skills.

Dorset College
MottoExcellence Through Life-Long Learning

External links


  1. ^ Dorset College Courses Qualifax Database of Courses.
  2. ^ Dorset College Profile Post Leaving Cert. Courses website
  3. ^
  4. ^ CBE Centre List ACCA Website.
  5. ^ Dorset College MEI Schools - association of recognised English Language Schools in Ireland.
  6. ^ Kedington creates Seamless Voice and Data Network for Busy College Kedington Group, June 2007

Coordinates: 53°21′39″N 6°15′39″W / 53.3609°N 6.2607°W

Bachelor of Business

A Bachelor of Business (BBus, BBus (Major)) is a three-year undergraduate business degree offered by traditional and newer universities from the post-Dawkins era in Australia, New Zealand and Ireland. It is similar in format and structure to a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom).

In Australia, it was traditionally awarded by former non-university tertiary institutions which include institutes of technologies, such as Queensland University of Technology, RMIT University and the University of Technology, Sydney. Some former Institute of Technologies and Colleges such as Ballarat College of Advanced Education (University of Ballarat), Swinburne Institute of Technology (Swinburne University) the South Australia Institute of Technology (University of South Australia) and the Western Australia Institute of Technology (Curtin University of Technology) have renamed their Bachelor of Business programs to Bachelor of Commerce after achieving university status.

Many universities such as Monash University and the University of Queensland are offering Bachelor of Business degrees as a way to further specialise students study needs while other universities such as University of New England, University of Tasmania, James Cook University, Griffith University and La Trobe University have replaced many of their traditional general Commerce programs with Business programs. Within Australia, Bachelor of Business degrees are as common as Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Economics degrees.

In Ireland this award can also be offered as an honours degree B Business (Hons) with a further one year study than the ordinary level Bachelor degree.

Examples of such include:

Bachelor of Business (Accounting)

Bachelor of Business (Applied Finance)

Bachelor of Business (Banking)

Bachelor of Business (Economics)

Bachelor of Business (Finance)

Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management)

Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management)

Bachelor of Business (International Business)

Bachelor of Business (Maritime and International Logistics Management)

Bachelor of Business (Management)

Bachelor of Business (Marketing)

Bachelor of Business (Property)

Bachelor of Business (Sport Management)

Bachelor of Business (Tourism)

Grade I listed buildings in Dorset

There are over 9000 Grade I listed buildings in England. This page is a list of these buildings in the county of Dorset, sub-divided by Unitary Authorities.

These unitary authorities are Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council, as well as Dorset Council.

Higher Education Colleges Association

The Higher Education Colleges Association (HECA) is the representative body of independent third level colleges in Ireland, formed in 1991 to represent the interests of its member colleges and their students.

The Higher Education Colleges Association (HECA) is an association of fifteen privately funded higher education colleges, providing quality assured, flexible, cost effective and focused programmes at higher education levels (between Levels 6-10 on the National framework of Qualifications) which are both accredited and awarded by QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland). Some HECA member colleges have been in existence for 40 to 60 years, with a well-established and credible tradition of responding to third-level educational needs of full and part time students over this period. In 2018, HECA provides higher education for approximately 21,000 students. This student body represents a significant percentage of all students attaining qualifications through private provision and as such HECA is one of the leading voices in independent, private higher education in Ireland.

Higher Education and Training Awards Council

The Higher Education and Training Awards Council (Irish: Comhairle na nDámhachtainí Ardoideachais agus Oiliúna) (HETAC), the legal successor to the National Council for Educational Awards (NCEA), granted higher education awards in Ireland beyond the university system from 2001 to 2012. HETAC was created in 2001, subject to the policies of the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland, and, specifically, granted qualifications at many Institutes of Technology and other colleges. HETAC was dissolved and its functions were passed to Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) on 6 November 2012.

Mountjoy Square

Mountjoy Square (Irish: Cearnóg Mhuinseo) is a Georgian garden square in Dublin, Ireland, on the north side of the city just under a kilometre from the River Liffey. One of five Georgian squares in Dublin, it was planned and developed in the late 18th century by the Luke Gardiner, 1st Viscount Mountjoy. It was surrounded on all sides by terraced, red-brick Georgian houses. Construction began in the early 1790s and the work was completed in 1818.Over the centuries, the square has been home to many of Dublin's most prominent people: lawyers, churchmen, politicians, writers and visual artists. The writer James Joyce lived around the square during some of his formative years, playwright Seán O'Casey wrote and set some of his most famous plays on the square while living there, W.B. Yeats stayed there with his friend John O'Leary, and more recently, much of the Oscar-winning film Once was made in the square. Historic meetings have taken place there, including planning for the Easter Rising and some of the earliest Dáil meetings. Prominent Irish Unionists and Republicans have shared the square.

Mountjoy can boast being Dublin's only true Georgian square, each of its sides being exactly 140 metres in length. While the North, East and West sides each have 18 houses, the South has 19, reflecting some variation in plot sizes. Though each side was originally numbered individually, the houses are now numbered continuously clockwise from no. 1 in the north-west corner. While its North and South sides are continuous from corner to corner, the East and West sides are in three terraces, interrupted by two side streets, Grenville Street and Gardiner Place to the West and Fitzgibbon and North Great Charles Street to the East. Gardiner Street passes through the West side of the square, while Belvidere Place and Gardiner Lane run off the North- and South-East corners.

Although some of the original buildings fell to ruin over the 20th century and were eventually demolished, the new infill buildings were fronted with reproduction façades, so each side of the square maintains its appearance as a consistent Georgian terrace.

Private university

Private universities (and private colleges) are typically not operated by governments, although many receive tax breaks, public student loans, and grants. Depending on their location, private universities may be subject to government regulation. This is in contrast to public universities and national universities. Most private universities are non-profit organizations.

Third-level education in the Republic of Ireland

Third-level education in the Republic of Ireland includes all education after second-level, encompassing higher education in universities and colleges and further education on Post Leaving Certificate (PLC) and other courses. The degree-awarding authorities approved by the Government of Ireland, which can grant awards at all academic levels, are University of Dublin, National University of Ireland (Cork, Dublin, Galway and Maynooth), Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin City University, Dublin Institute of Technology, Higher Education and Training Awards Council, St. Patrick's College, Maynooth (Pontifical University), and University of Limerick. The King's Inns of Dublin has a limited role in education specialising in the preparation of candidates for the degree of barrister-at-law to practice as barristers. Medical schools in Ireland also have particular regulation. There were seven establishments of higher education within the Republic of Ireland ranked among the top 500 universities worldwide by the Times Higher Education Supplement in 2008.

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