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Thursday, 19th January 2023

Drogheda Institute On-Campus Open Day 2023

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Thursday, 26th January 6.30pm – 8.30pm 

Friday, 27th January 9am – 4pm 

Drogheda Institute of Further Education (DIFE) is delighted to announce details of their 2023 Open Day which takes place on Thursday, 26th January (6.30pm – 8.30pm) and Friday, 27th January (9am – 4pm).  

The Open day will provide an opportunity for prospective students to discover what DIFE has to offer and the exciting options available in Drogheda Institute of Further Education.

Learners will be able to participate in campus tours to check out our state-of-the-art facilities, attend college presentations, chat to staff and current students, experience course demos, hear from our guidance team and enter competitions and giveaways on the day.    

Drogheda Institute is the largest Further Education and Training (FET) provider in the Northeast Region, providing a wide range of PLC & Pre-University courses to school leavers and adults returning to education. The college has established itself as one of the leading FE colleges in the country providing pathways to both higher education and employment.

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The college has been awarded Best Further Education Provider in Ireland in 2020 and 2021 by The Education Awards. DIFE offers a diverse range of full-time courses with over 60 courses available at Level 5 and Level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications across the following departments: Art, Design & Technology, Business Humanities and IT, Sports, Leisure & Tourism, Applied Science and Community & HealthCare.  

DIFE’s experienced teachers, unrivalled range of educational courses, diverse student population and state of the art campus makes the college an unparalleled environment for students to progress their education and take the next step to their future careers. An increasing number of students are choosing to study a one-year full time course in DIFE to enable them to upskill, gain relevant industry qualifications, work on obtaining progression scholarships, progress to further and higher education or as a pathway to direct employment.  

All DIFE courses have excellent pathways to both Higher Education and/or employment. DIFE graduates can progress to Higher Education with places reserved for FET learners in Universities and Institutes of Technology in Ireland, UK and in Europe. Many courses are also employment focused for those looking to gain industry recognised qualifications in a short course and progress directly to employment (childcare, healthcare, beauty therapy, hairdressing, pharmacy, animal care, dental nursing, health and fitness sectors etc).  

New & Updated Courses in DIFE for 2023 

DIFE are delighted to announce several new PLC programmes on offer for 2023/24.  Each programme will include a mandatory work placement within industry with learners gaining on the job skills in addition to their academic studies. All new courses having excellent progression links to employment and/or related degrees in Universities/IT's here in Ireland, UK & Europe. 

  • Opticians Assistant (Ophthalmic Care) 
  • Software Development & Cloud Computing 
  • Holistic Studies with Yoga Teaching 
  • Architectural Technology & Design        
  • Furniture Design & Joinery 
  • Computer Frontline Technician & Cyber Security 
  • Pre-University Environmental Studies 
  • Ecology, Biodiversity & Horticulture 
  • Food Science, Brewing Techniques & Nutrition 
  • Hospitality & Event Management 
  • Music Production & DJ Techniques 
  • Dental Nursing  

For further information and to apply for any of our 60+ courses, please visit the college website: 

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