BCFE is a college of further and higher education providing vocational education through the provision of excellent teaching and guidance in a caring and supportive learning environment.
Recognising our position within the City of Dublin ETB we have a responsibility to provide educational opportunity and support to all and in particular to our local community.
Mindful of the role of education in encouraging active citizenship we strive to create a culture of critical engagement with global social justice issues. We thereby aspire to provide an educational framework that encourages graduates to meaningfully contribute to their community, both local and global.
Conscious of our educational tradition we continue to be innovative and creative in the provision of courses to meet the needs of our present and prospective students.
Our courses provide students with relevant qualifications and competencies enabling them to succeed in work and in further studies.
Our aims are:
BCFE is a constituent college of the City of Dublin ETB. The CDETB is the legal manager of the college. This structure is based on relevant legislation and is operated through the CDETB itself, a Board of Management (sub-committee of CDETB) and the Principal.
John Moriarty is the Acting Principal of the College, Jacqueline Moloney and Dr. Denis Murray are the Deputy Principals.
Established in 1979 as the Senior College, Ballyfermot the college was a provider of senior cycle, second level education and pre-employment programmes to local young people. The first post Leaving Certificate courses began in 1980 and the funding of Vocational Preparation and Training Programme (VPTP) education by the European Social Fund enabled the college to establish itself as one of the first Colleges of Further Education in the State. The delivery of second level programmes was phased out in 1993 and the college is now the second largest provider of Further Education in Ireland. It was renamed Ballyfermot College of Further Education in 1999.
The college is made up of four buildings: