Information for Guidance Counsellors

At DBS we endeavour to build and foster lasting relationships with Schools and Colleges of Further Education, helping to ease students’ transition to higher education. We are committed to unlocking students’ potential and recognising personal and professional achievement alongside academic qualifications. The School Liaison Team at DBS provides information and advice for prospective students, their parents, guardians and teachers. We also strive to increase the overall knowledge and awareness of second level students of higher education.

View the CAO Alert List 2023 here

School Visits

School visits are an important part of a student’s decision making process. DBS works closely with career guidance counsellors nationwide to inform students about the opportunities available at third level.  The Schools Liaison Officer, will visit your school at a convenient time for your students and staff and give a talk on the options available to them at third level as well as provide tips on choosing the appropriate study pathway and preparing for college life. Presentations on the CAO applications process, study skills and exam preparation are also available. To get in touch, or to arrange a visit contact [email protected] or call 01 4177500.

Careers Fairs

DBS is represented at Institute of Guidance Counsellors (IGC) fairs across the country. There you can meet with the School Liaison team, get full information on the study options available at DBS as well as advice on the next steps and entry into higher education. If your school is organising a careers or college fair please let us know. We would be delighted to attend.

Open Days

The College hosts a number of Open Events throughout the year where you can meet with Admissions and Academic staff and discuss your area of interest in more detail. You will also get to chat with DBS Student Ambassadors, current DBS students who can give you a real insight into college life at DBS including information on clubs, societies, events and entertainment. The open events are also an ideal opportunity to view the college facilities.

Next Online Open Evening: August 29th, 5pm-6:30pm - Register here

Campus Visits

We understand it may not always be convenient to attend scheduled open days in the college so you can also book in for individual and group tours of the campus and facilities between 9.00am and 4.00pm Monday-Friday by contacting the School Liaison team.

Colleges of Further Education

At DBS we welcome students with various types of post leaving certificate or FETAC qualifications and you can also register for a visit from our School Liaison team who will be happy to visit your institution to give information and advice of progression pathways available to students in the areas of Business, Arts and Law.  For more information on progression arrangements and to arrange a visit please contact us. 

Contact Us

For further information please contact us by calling 01 4177500 or emailing [email protected].