Scholarships awarded for DIFE students
Two recently graduated students of Drogheda Institute of Further Education have been awarded full accommodative scholarships to Sunderland University where they are to progress directly to their final year of the Early Childhood Education Level 8 degree.
The two local ladies, Eve Lynch and Holly Thiesen, completed both QQI Level 5 and Level 6 in Childcare in DIFE over the last 2 years before being offered a position on the undergraduate degree through a new partnership between the institute and the University which they visited earlier on in the year. They, along with DIFE’s Early Childhood Education Coordinator, Carmel McKeown, were given guided tours of the campus and the surrounding city where the students will call home in the near future, viewing the facilities on offer and meeting the head of the university’s department.
These two students only have to spend one more year to achieve a Level 8 degree in Sunderland University after spending 2 years in DIFE, which is fantastic. Therefore, in just three years, these students will have achieved a QQI Level 5, Level 6 in DIFE and a Level 8 in Early Childhood Education from Sunderland University.
DIFE would like to extend our congratulations to both Eve and Holly and wish them all the best in the future. Good luck ladies!