Bray Institute of Further Education

Bray Institute of Further Education

Address: Novara Avenue, Bray, Co. Wicklow
Tel: 01 2829668
Fax: 01 2760653

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Bray Institute of Further Education (B.I.F.E.):

For the past twenty-eight years B.I.F.E. has been a centre of excellence in the field of Further Education. The Institute is a constituent Institute of Kildare Wicklow ETB. At present the Institute has over one thousand full-time learners studying at Degree, Diploma and Certificate Level and two thousand learners on part-time courses. The Institute has a national profile attracting learners from all over Ireland and abroad. It is located on Novara Avenue, on a six-acre site, only 150 metres from the town centre. The campus is also within walking distance from the Dart Station. Consistently innovative and flexible in its approach, the Institute has maintained its leading role in Further Education. B.I.F.E. has established links with Third Level Colleges in Ireland and abroad enabling our graduates to progress to higher education.

The Institute produces a comprehensive Brochure of full-time and part-time further education courses. The Institute has designed courses to suit:

  • Post Leaving Certificate Students
  • Second Chance Education
  • Mature Students


Enrolment began in January 2015 (for the academic year 2015-2016). Applicants must apply online at Applicants will be invited to attend an interview at the institute. Successful Applicants will be offered a place by post - subject to them achieving the basic entry requirements. Bray Institute of Further Education is partially wheelchair accessible.

The institute produces a comprehensive brochure for both full-time and part-time courses on an annual basis. The Institute has designed courses to suit

  • Post Leaving Certificate Students
  • Second Chance Education
  • Mature Students



Over 150 courses and 1,000 students at BIFE Evening School. We provide Adult and Community Education including hobby, leisure and professional courses. For information regarding the evening courses, please visit our website

Courses provided include:


Art Portfolio Preparation, Art, Craft and Design, Fine Art


3D Computer Design, Architectural Technology, Sustainable Construction Technology, Graphic Design, Fashion Design, Fashion and Textiles, Jewellery and Art Metal Craft, furniture Design , Garden Design, Horticulture.

Media and performing Arts:

TV and Film Production, TV and Film (Moving image), 3D Game Design, Games Development, Sound Engineering, Music Production, DJ Techniques & Music Production, Music Performance, Acting for Theatre and Film, Acting - Advanced for Stage and Screen, Dance Foundation, Dance Advanced.

Beauty and holistic / Social and Health

Beauty Therapy, Fashion Theatre and Media Make-up, Holistic Health Studies, Nursing /Midwifery Studies, Early Childhood Care and Education, Supervision in Childcare , Social Studies and Community Care, Health Care Assistant, Health Service Supervisory Management, Animal Care and Husbandry, Animal Care, Animal Science, Science - Pre-University, Youth and Community Studies.

Sports and Security

Sport and Gym Instruction. Personal Trainer and Leisure Management, Outdoor Sport and Recreation, Soccer and Gym Instruction, Gaelic Games and Gym Instruction, Security Studies.

Open University:

Psychology, Social Sciences, Health and Social Care.


Business Management and Administration, Arts Administration, Management - Advanced Certificate, Accounting Technician.


Tourism, Reception and Event Management, Tour Guiding, Cultural and Heritage Studies, Business Tourism and Event Management.


Information Technology with Networking, Networks and Software Systems, IT Systems with Digital Marketing. 


Stenography, Office Administration and Computer Applications, Legal Executive Secretary, Office Management and IT Executive Secretary, Medical Secretarial Executive.

Adult & Continuing Education:

Repeat Leaving Certificate, Adult Leaving Certificate.

Music Centre:

For Details on our Music Centre visit our website or


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