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STE1 - Level 5 Applied Ecology

‘We must set an example now and move environmentalism from being the philosophy of a passionate minority….to a way of life that automatically integrates ecology into governmental policy and normal living standards’ Leonardo DiCaprio.

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Is this course right for you?

The human population is constantly growing, which in turn creates increased pressure on the environment. Natural resources that are vital to life on the planet such as water, soil and biodiversity are finite and vulnerable to damage through over-exploitation and poor management. The Ecology course focuses on the intelligent and responsible management of these valuable ecosystem resources, ensuring that people can continue to enjoy them.

What will you study?

The course seeks to apply ecological solutions to real world problems such as restoration of damaged habitats and ecosystems, protected area management, biodiversity conservation, flood mitigation and control and invasive species management.

Areas of study to include:

  • Ecological Field Methods
  • Sustainable Water Management
  • Biological Diversity
  • Plant Identification & Use
  • Soil Science & Growing Media
  • Plant Science
  • Biology
  • Communications
  • Word Processing
  • Work Experience

Qualifications Obtained

5M5028 QQI Level 5 Applied Ecology

Further Information

Find out about Entry Requirements.

For more information on this course, please contact:  donallitster@monaghaninstitute.ie

STE1 - Level 5 Applied Ecology

STE1 - Level 5 Applied Ecology

Government Levy €200.00
QQI Exam Fee €50.00
Booking Deposit €50.00
Capitation Fee €130.00

There may be additional fee for specialist equipment & field trips

STE1 - Level 5 Applied Ecology

Career Prospects

Applied Ecology graduates find employment in diverse fields. Here are some of the most popular career destinations you could progress to:

Environmental Consultancy │ Restoration Ecology │ Natural Resource Management │ Environmental Planning │ Outdoor Education │ Wldlife Conservation │ Forestry │ Fisheries │ Park Management │ Water Resource Management │ Agriculture

Degree Progression

There are many degree options available from this course, including:

College Course Area Level
UCD Social Sciences 8
GMIT Applied Freshwater and Marine Biology 8
LIT Environmental and Geographical Sciences 8
Sligo IT Environmental Science 8
LIT Environmental and Analytical Science 7

STE2 - Level 5 Horticulture

Horticulture is the art and science of growing plants for a wide variety of reasons, such as food production, landscape and garden design, environmental repair and restoration, sports turf management, the production of medicines and therapeutic plants etc. ‘Imagine if trees gave off Wi-Fi signals. We would be planting so many trees and we’d probably save the planet. Too bad they only produce the oxygen we breathe’.

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Is this course right for you?

This course is designed to provide training for those interested in all aspects of horticulture. It equips learners with the scientific concepts, practical knowledge and skills to work in various areas of horticulture – from growing your own fruit and vegetables to designing and planting a prize winning garden. This course stresses the importance of horticultural principles in addressing many of the problems facing society today including urban flooding, soil contamination, biodiversity loss and health concerns.

What will you study?

There is a strong emphasis on the sustainable use of natural resources throughout the course. Learners are introduced to the aesthetic, scientific and business practices that are used in different areas of horticulture: private/public gardens, garden centres, food production etc.

Areas of study to include:

  • Plant Protection
  • Plant Science
  • Plant Identification & Use
  • Soil Science & Growing Media
  • Organic Production
  • Safety & Health at Work
  • Communications
  • Word Processing
  • Work Practice

Options

Garden Design
Biodiversity and the Natural Environment
Mathematics

Qualifications Obtained

5M2586 QQI Level 5 Horticulture

Further Information

Find out about Entry Requirements.

For more information on this course, please contact:  donallitster@monaghaninstitute.ie

STE2 - Level 5 Horticulture

STE2 - Level 5 Horticulture

Government Levy €200.00
QQI Exam Fee € 50.00
Booking Deposit € 50.00
Capitation Fee €130.00

There may be additional fee for specialist equipment & field trips

STE2 - Level 5 Horticulture

Career Prospects

Horticulture graduates find employment in diverse fields. Here are some of the most popular career destinations you could progress to:

Food Crop Production│ Garden and Landscape Design │ Sports and Amenity Ground Management │ Horticultural Therapy │Garden Centre and Nursery Management │ Environmental Repair and Restoration.

Degree Progression

There are many degree options available from this course, including:

College Course Area Level
Blanchardstown IT Horticulture 8
UCD Horticulture, Landscape & Sportsturf 8
DIT Planning & Environmental Management 8
LIT Environmental and Geographical Sciences 8
WIT Horticulture (National Botanic Gardens) 7

STE3 - Level 5 Science and Laboratory Techniques

This course provides training for learners who wish to follow a career in Science. Through this course you can develop skills and competencies in the preparation, use and maintenance of laboratory equipment to perform a range of laboratory procedures.

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Is this course right for you?

This course provides an introduction to the world of science and covers a variety of subjects related to laboratory and physical sciences. It is suitable for learners who wish to train for employment as a laboratory assistant. The course will also equip learners with the knowledge and practical skills necessary to access science based programmes in third level institutions.

What will you study?

The course focuses on a range of science related subjects. Practical laboratory sessions will form an integral part of the programme. A minimum of 10 days’ work placement must be completed. You will be required to purchase a lab coat and scientific equipment kit.

Areas of study to include:

  • Laboratory Skills
  • Biology
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Chemistry
  • Safety & Health at Work
  • Mathematics
  • Communications
  • Word Processing
  • Work Experience

Qualifications Obtained

5M3807 QQI Level 5 Laboratory Techniques

Further Information

Find out about Entry Requirements.

For more information on this course, please contact the college office. Email: info@monaghaninstitute.ie

STE3 - Level 5 Science and Laboratory Techniques

STE3 - Level 5 Science and Laboratory Techniques

Government Levy €200.00
QQI Exam Fee € 50.00
Booking Deposit € 50.00
Capitation Fee €130.00

There may be additional fee for specialist equipment & field trips

STE3 - Level 5 Science and Laboratory Techniques

Career Prospects

Laboratory Techniques graduates find employment in diverse fields. Here are some of the most popular career destinations you could progress to:

Laboratory Assistant | Pharmaceutical Scientist | Research Assistant

Degree Progression

There are many degree options available from this course, including:

College Course Area Level
UCD Science 8
UCD Agricultural Science 8
DCU Environmental Science and Technology 8
Athlone IT Pharmaceutical Science 8
Sligo IT Biomedical Science 7

STE4 - Level 5 Food Science, Health & Nutrition

Food production is one of Ireland’s key industries and accounts for a major proportion of Irish export products. The food and drink sector is a thriving area of the Irish economy, even during the turbulent financial crisis. There has been a 40% increased growth in export value since 2009.

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Is this course right for you?

Society is becoming more aware and interested in the strong link between food and health and consumers’ attention has now been drawn to food labelling and the breakdown of nutrients in food. This course has been designed to prepare learners with the knowledge, practical skills and the experience required to gain employment in the growing food industry. In addition, the course can serve as a means of upskilling for those already employed in this sector.

What will you study?

This course will focus on a range of subjects relevant to employment in the field of food science and health. Subjects like Food Processing, Microbiology, Food Chemistry and Food Safety & HACCP will provide the learner with a solid foundation in applications within the food industry. Work experience in the food sector along with practical lab work are regarded as a fundamental part of this course. Industrial visits will serve as a bridge between college and the work place, allowing learners’ to see the theory put into practice in real life situations.

Areas of study to include:

  • Food Processing
  • Microbiology
  • Food Chemistry
  • Laboratory Skills
  • Nutrition
  • Biology
  • Food Safety & HACCP
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Options
Word Processing
Chemistry
Mathematics
Occupational First Aid

Qualifications Obtained

5M5267 QQI Level 5

Further Information

Find out about Entry Requirements.

For more information on this course, please contact the college office. Email: info@monaghaninstitute.ie

STE4 - Level 5 Food Science, Health & Nutrition

STE4 - Level 5 Food Science, Health & Nutrition

Government Levy €200.00
QQI Exam Fee € 50.00
Booking Deposit € 50.00
Capitation Fee €130.00

There may be additional fee for specialist equipment & field trips

STE4 - Level 5 Food Science, Health & Nutrition

Career Options | Progression

Food Science graduates find employment in diverse fields. Here are some of the most popular career destinations you could progress to:

Food Production │ Research and Development │ Quality Assurance │ Laboratory Assistant │ General Science

Higher Certificate Progression

There are many higher certificate options available from this course, including:

College Course Area Level
DIT Food Science & Management 6
DIT Pharmacy Technician Studies 6
LYIT Science (Pharmacy Technician) 6

Degree Progression

There are many degree options available from this course, including:

College Course Area Level
DIT Food Innovation 8
DIT Science (General Entry) 8
UCC Food Science 8
UCC Nutritional Sciences 8
UCC Biological & Chemical Sciences 8

QQI 5M3807 - Level 5 Laboratory Techniques Traineeship

This traineeship provides an introduction to science and the skills required to work in a laboratory, food production, quality control or science-related environment. You will learn about the science behind food-production, the procedures to be followed when working in a laboratory and use of technology in science. Practical skills are taught throughout the course and you will have the opportunity to use these skills during work placement. A substantial amount of time on this traineeship will be spent on placement in the research and development laboratories of local employers including Monaghan Mushrooms. This will allow you to put your learning into practice in the work place, building your knowledge and developing your career potential.

Trainees will complete practical work placement in industry with Monaghan Mushroom R&D department and their course study will take place in Monaghan Institute. The work based learning will take place in Monaghan Mushrooms and is spread across the year in blocks of two/three weeks.

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Entry Requirements & Application

Applicants must be over 17 years of age and have completed their Leaving certificate with five O6 grades or five passes pre 2017 (preferably to include Mathematics or a science subject).  For mature students these requirements need not apply and applications may be considered based on a proven interest in Engineering. Entry is subject to an interview.

Find out more about this course and read the Course Information Leaflet  or view details on the FETCH website.

Download the Application Form here and forward it to Siobhan Mulleary, OEM Engineering Traineeship, CMETB, Unit 4, Church View Square, Cavan.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a SEPARATE APPLICATION FORM which should be sent directly to Siobhan Mulleary Training Services.

Important Dates

Information Event and Interviews – Tuesday 15th August 2017 in Monaghan Institute

Traineeship Start Date – Monday 11th September 2017

Course Content

  • Laboratory Skills
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Communications
  • Work Practice
  • Microbiology
  • Food Chemistry
  • Soil Science and Growing Media
  • Word Processing
  • Spreadsheets

Certification

5M3807 QQI Level 5 Laboratory Techniques

Duration

One Academic Year, full time starting in September – Work Placement in Monaghan Mushrooms and Study in Monaghan Institute.

Course Structure

As part of this course you will take classes and practical workshops in Laboratory Skills, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Microbiology, Food, Soil Science and Growing, Word Processing and Spreadsheets. You will also complete a large part of your course on work placement.

QQI 5M3807 - Level 5 Laboratory Techniques Traineeship

QQI 5M3807 - Level 5 Laboratory Techniques Traineeship

Fees Nil

There are no fees for this course. You will be entitled to Travel or Accommodation allowance, a Meal Allowance and access to the CETS Childcare scheme.  If you are on a Department of Social Welfare payment you may be able to continue to receive your payments, you should check with your DSP officer.  For those not in receipt of a DSP payment a bursary may be payable. This is at the discretion of the employer and is subject to satisfactory conduct and attendance.

QQI 5M3807 - Level 5 Laboratory Techniques Traineeship

Career Options

On successful completion of the course you can either apply for a job or decide to progress to further study on other science based courses in Universities or Institutes of Technology. Work placement employers will consider applications from trainees who complete this course, subject to meeting certain criteria.

Further Information

Application forms and further details are available, please contact:

Siobhan Mulleary or Nicola Gillick
CMETB Training Services
T: (049) 4353923
E: training@cmetb.ie

Ms Rynagh McNally
Deputy Principal
Monaghan Institute
T: (047) 84900
E: rynaghmcnally@cmetb.ie

 

Ms Siobhan Mulleary
Course Recruitment
CMETB
T: (049) 4353963
E: siobhanmulleary@cmetb.ie