Courses at Monaghan Institute

Monaghan Institute is a Post Leaving Certificate centre of excellence located in Monaghan town. It provides an ever-expanding range of courses to learners from the locality and further afield. Courses such as: Information Technology, Business & Office Administration, Art, Craft & Design, Childcare, Nursing/Healthcare, Travel & Tourism, Sport & Recreation, Engineering, Horticulture, Animal Science, Beauty Therapy & Hairdressing are on offer.

Leading certification authorities such as FETAC, ITEC, City & Guilds, SEC and CompTIA ensure that learners completing one 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 the opportunity to enter the workforce or proceed to further study at Institute’s of Technology, Further Education Colleges or Universities. Employers who seek graduates from our courses speak highly of our training programmes.

For those interested in a career in business, the Business & Office Administration course offers a 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.

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 & Physical Therapy Studies for those who wish to work in the treatment of sports injuries.

For those wishing to develop and enhance their creative and artistic talents, the Art, Craft & Design course at Monaghan Institute has proven its ability to attract a very high calibre of talented learners. Learners attending this course prepare portfolios for entry into Art Colleges and an exhibition of their work occurs each year. Traditionally, this course has offered a very attractive option to mature candidates.

One of the biggest departments at Monaghan Institute is that of Childcare. At Monaghan Institute, learners undertake a wide and varied subject base, on both the FETAC Level 5 course, the Level 6 Early Childhood Care & Education course. W

Another very successful and popular course is Nursing Studies. A very high percentage of past students have progressed on to Nurse Training and we are developing progression links to the Nursing Diploma programme at the University of Wolverhampton. Courses in Community & Social Care and Health Care Support 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. To compliment our suite of caring courses we have also introduced a new programme in Applied Social Studies.

Due to substantial demand locally for training opportunities in Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy, Monaghan Institute offers both the FETAC Hairdressing Level 5 award and the City & Guilds Diploma in Hairdressing. Both have proven to be very popular courses, which complement the Level 5 Beauty Therapy programme. The most up to date equipment and facilities are available in the college’s new Hairdressing and Beauty salons.

A number of new FETAC level 5 courses were introduced in recent years, including Pharmacy Assistant, Veterinary Assistant, Liberal Arts and Horticulture. These have been very successful, and are on offer again for Sept 2014, along with other new programmes.

For further information on all courses, contact: Dr Fiona McGrath, Director, Monaghan Institute, Armagh Road, Monaghan. Tel: 047-84900. Website:


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