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Monaghan Institute: Realise your future at this state-of-the-art Further Education college

Monaghan Institute is a Further Education centre of excellence located in Monaghan town.

For over 25 years, Monaghan Institute have been offering an ever-expanding range of further education and training courses to learners from the locality and further afield.

Courses available include: Digital Media & Web Design, Liberal Arts, Computer Software & Games Design, Business & Office Administration, Early Childhood Care & Education, Nursing, Healthcare, Applied Social Studies, Travel & Tourism, Sport & Recreation, Engineering, Animal Science, Beauty Therapy, Hairdressing, plus a suite of very successful Pre-University Programmes.

Monaghan Institute is a state-of-the-art purpose-built Further Education College at the Monaghan Education Campus, Armagh Road, Monaghan.

The College can accommodate 700 students and has fully equipped practical rooms, science and IT labs, Multi-media laboratories, Hairdressing Salon, Beauty Therapy rooms, Dog Grooming Parlour, Nursing Practical room, Electrical and Engineering Workshops.

In addition, there are regular classrooms, tiered lecture halls, a library, consulting rooms, restaurant and study areas. The Institute also has access to the Garage Theatre on the campus, and shared use of a Sports Hall with a fitness suite.

In summary, it is a first-class facility, which staff and students are delighted to be part of.

Leading certification authorities such as QQI, VTCT(ITEC), City & Guilds, SEC and CompTIA ensure that learners completing one-year or two-year courses at Monaghan Institute may obtain qualifications of the highest standard.

The range of courses available provides a comprehensive and professional education for learners who then have enhanced opportunities to enter the workforce or proceed to further study at Institutes of Technology, Further Education Colleges or Universities. Employers who seek graduates from our courses speak highly of our training programmes.

In a rapidly changing and increasingly technological world, Monaghan Institute boasts eight state of the art Multimedia Laboratories, including two of Apple’s latest hi-spec iMac labs. Learners have access to the Internet for carrying out research, for assignments and case studies.

The IT Department at Monaghan Institute offers QQI Level 5 and 6 awards in Computer Software and Digital Media & Web Design, which are very popular.

For those interested in a career in business, the Business & Office Administration course provides comprehensive training, with progression opportunities to the Level 6 Advanced IT & Business Management programme.

The Tourism & Travel course also gives an alternative option for those interested in working in airlines, travel agents, hotels, leisure facilities, etc. It includes Cabin Crew Operations and Ready to Fly, certified by the International Academy of Travel.

The Sport & Leisure Management course has proven so popular that we have also introduced a Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Health, Fitness & Sport Performance, thus providing further progression opportunities locally. We also offer a course in Sport Coaching for those who wish to focus on coaching skills.

One of the largest departments at Monaghan Institute is that of Early Childhood Care and Education, where learners undertake a wide and varied subject base, on both the QQI Level 5 and the Level 6 courses. Work experience is a fundamental element of these courses, with a minimum of two days per week spent in hands-on workplace training, where a child centred approach is fostered. Learners progress to further study at degree level or gain direct entry to employment as a childcare worker in crèches and playschools.

Another successful and popular course is Nursing Studies. A very high percentage of past students have progressed on to Nurse Training, with strong progression links established to Nursing degree programmes at Universities in Ireland and the UK.

Courses in Community & Social Care and Health Service Skills are available for those who would like to train for employment in the Caring Profession as a Nurses’ Aide, Care Assistant or Special Care Assistant. These courses can also enhance the qualifications and career prospects of existing care workers, as learners can avail of the extensive nursing practical facilities on campus. To complement our suite of caring courses we have also introduced programmes in Applied Social Studies at both Level 5 & 6.

Due to substantial demand locally for training opportunities in Barbering, Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy, Monaghan Institute offers these awards at QQI Level 5, with additional City & Guilds and ITEC awards also available.

Salons at the Institute house the most up to date equipment and facilities emulating the real salon environment. Other QQI Level 5 courses that have been in demand over recent years include: Pharmacy Counter Assistant and Animal Care.

For students preparing to progress to third level, Monaghan Institute offer a range of Pre-University programmes in Animal & Agri-Sciences, Arts, Business & Accounting, Computing, Health & Social Studies, Tourism & Hospitality Management and Sports Studies.

These courses are proving to be an increasingly popular path to assist students in accessing their preferred degree choice at third level, as they enable learners to gain a foundation level of knowledge in their chosen field with a focus on progression to degrees.

Applications for 2012-21 courses that start in September are currently being accepted.

You can browse all our courses and apply online @ If you have any queries, we can also be contacted via email:

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