Drogheda Institute: Currently Awarded Best Further Education College in Ireland by the Education Awards
Drogheda Institute of Further Education (DIFE) is the largest Further Education and Training (FET) provider in the North East (Leinster) 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 in providing an alternative route to both higher education and employment. DIFE offers a diverse range of full-time courses with 55 courses available at Level 5 and Level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications across the following departments; Art, Design & Technology, Business Humanities & IT, Sports, Leisure & Tourism, Applied Science and Community & HealthCare.
DIFE have a large number of learners from Meath currently participating in a wide range of courses with particular interest in healthcare, childcare, animal science, multimedia courses as well as the suite of Pre-University programmes available in the college.
DIFE’s experienced teachers, unrivaled 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 Courses in DIFE for 2021
All new courses having excellent progression links to employment and/or related degrees in Universities/IT’s here in Ireland, UK & Europe.
- TV & Film Production
- Occupational Therapy Assistant
- Physiotherapy Assistant
- Community & Youth Work
- Pharmaceutical Science
- Food Science, Nutrition & Dietetics
- Complimentary Holistic Therapies with Yoga Teaching
To apply for any of the courses visit the college website: www.dife.ie
If you are interested in any of the current or new courses, join DIFE’s Virtual Open Day event on the 5th May 2021 from 2.30pm – 4.30pm & 6.30pm – 8.30pm and hear from the college staff, explore the state of the art facilities and learn about the exciting opportunities available in Drogheda Institute of Further Education.