Learning Hub Support Services

The Learning Hub

What is the Learning Hub?

The Learning Hub is the central support area for all students. 

All students can avail of support in the following areas:

Access Office

Some students may have educational and medical needs that impact upon their academic studies. These students should register with the Access Office based in the Learning Hub building. 

Students who have been previously formally assessed (through Educational Psychologists, Consultants, Occupational Therapists, Neurologists or Specialist Registrars etc.) are automatically registered with the Access Office once a needs assessment is carried out.

Students without a formal assessment but who previously had a spelling and grammar waiver, can talk with the Learning Hub team about booking a free Dyslexia Adult Screening Test.

The aim of Learning Hub support is to:

ESOL - English as a Second/Other Language

ESOL (English as a Second/Other Language) is aimed at the increasing numbers of international students seeking to study at English-speaking colleges of further and higher education. 

In DCFE, our ESOL support aims to:

Our Sensory Room

Our sensory room is available for students who wish to have a quiet space for some rest and relaxation. The sensory room can be booked through the Bookings application.

Ulreeka, our Community Support Dog

Ulreeka, our DCFE Community Support Dog

What is a community dog?​

Community Dogs support adults or children with autism or different individual needs. Community Dogs work in a range of community settings & facilities (including schools, care facilities & therapy rooms)​

Ulreeka handlers are Catherine Joyce & Emer Cloak and are based over in the Learning Hub​.

They are trained and approved by IGDB & assessed by ADI​.

Meet our Learning Hub Support Team

Catherine Joyce

Educational Support Coordinator

Aoife O’Dwyer

ESOL Coordinator

DAST Testing

Sinead Rooney

Personal Assistant

Carla Joyce

Personal Assistant


DCFE Community Dog

Support Staff & Subject Specialisms

Jennifer Brady


CommunicationsWork ExperienceLegal Practice & ProceduresCriminal Law

Johanna Dawe 


Research Study SkillsEnglish LiteratureCommunicationsWork Experience

Terry Devine


Emergency Dept Care SkillsInfection Prevention ControlAnatomy & PhysiologyMedical TerminologyCare Support

Anneliese Durant


TeamworkingWork ExperienceCustomer Service

Emma Flynn


Human Growth & Dev.PsychologyBehavioural StudiesUnderstanding Mental Health

Sheila Fagan

Social Studies & General

Social StudiesCommunity Addiction StudiesIntercultural StudiesNutritionWord Processing

Eileen Gilmore

Business & IT

Spreadsheet MethodsInformation & AdministrationPayrollThe InternetText ProductionBook KeepingCommunicationsWork Experience

Kirsty Gough

Healthcare & Sport

Care SupportSport & Recreation StudiesWord Processing

Geraldine Lane

Media & IT

Image ProcessingDigital PhotographyComputer Illustrated GraphicsMultimedia AuthoringWeb AuthoringDesktop Publishing

Siobhan Leavy


Tourism Policy & PracticeTourism Information & AdminTourism Principles & PracticeCabin Crew Operations

Catherine Lennon

Animal Care & Science

Kennel & Cattery ManagementAnimal WelfareAnimal Science & HealthAnimal Anatomy & PhysiologyAnimal BehaviourSmall Husbandry & Housing

Aine Lynch

Services & Leisure

Exercise & Fitness

Adele McDermott


Care of the Older PersonMaternity Care SupportNursing Theory & PracticeCare Skills

Fiona Monahan

Business & IT

Retail SellingEntrepreneurshipWord ProcessingTaxationStart Your Own Business

Orla O'Dea

Pre-University & General

English LiteratureResearch Skills for JournalismLocal HistoryTechnical Skills for JournalismWriting Skills for JournalismFolklore & EthnologyArchaeology Media Analysis

Jean Young


CommunicationsWork ExperiencePublic Relations


This website will be home to a variety of academic support resources for Dunboyne College students. 

Over the course of the year, the Learning Hub team provide support in the following areas:

You will receive announcements from Moodle about each of these resources as they become available. This website will be added to throughout the year as well, to provide step by step guides and extra help in all of these key areas and more.