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Colaiste Ide College of Further Education

Study Skills Centre

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At Coláiste Íde we aim to be an inclusive College of Further Education and our Multidisciplinary team have set up our #You'reHereWeCareSoLet'sConnect initiative with the aim of keeping our learners active and engaged. Watch the video below and let our students tell you more about our learning environment and our designated multisensory room (currently the only FE College to do so) which helps students process issues, refocus and re-engage.

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What is it?

Study Skills Support for Students can help you with:

Who can use the Study Skills Centre?

All students in Coláiste Íde can use the centre.

Why use the centre?

If you have not been in education for a long time and would like support to improve your skills.

What kinds of supports are available?

We can help with:

What students have said about using the Study Skills Centre

Yvonne Roche, Childcare

I always knew there was a place I could go when I needed a helping hand.

Vanessa Lynch, Sports

The Study Skills Centre has more or less given me a second chance at my education; it also gave me the belief in myself and confidence to grow as a person.

Darren McNamee, Sports

If it wasn’t for the Study Skills Centre, I wouldn’t have been able to cope with all my assignments and they’re the reason I applied for my second year in the course.

Lisa Parsons, Healthcare

It was the difference between a pass and a fail

David Fullam, Healthcare

Really helped me to get to grips with my assignments

Frequently Asked Questions:

In Colaiste Ide we have an experienced Student Support Team in place for students with additional needs. Our Student Support Officers provide individualised customised responses to meet student needs. As a result we have a very high student succession record for the learners who use our Student Support Team. 

The nature of Further Education is that students with specific learning needs can often be accommodated in ways that are not always possible at second level. The practical nature of many of our courses means there is less emphasis on written work. In certain cases work may be submitted in alternative formats such as video, sound recording or interview. Written exams are supported with individualised accommodations such as readers, scribes, separate exam centers and the use of laptops.  

We have excellent assistive technology resources available for students. This technology supports literacy, dyslexia, and all forms of learning difficulties. These resources include Read & Write, C Pens as well as a range of tablets and laptops. More importantly the college runs a Study Skills Support center open to all students 5 days per week. Sindy Fitzpatrick is the Study Skills Coordinator and ensures that a teacher is always available to give assistance to students using study skills.

Coláiste Íde College of Further Education Cardiffsbridge Road, Finglas West, Dublin 11

T 01 834 2333 / 01 834 2450 F 01 834 7242 E W

Funded by the Irish Government and supported by the European Union.

Colaiste Ide College of Further Education European Regional Development Fund Ireland's EU Structural Funds Solas CDETB - City of Dublin Education & Training Board