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STE1 - Level 5 Ecology-Conservation and Sustainable Development

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.

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Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate with five O6 grades (or five passes pre 2017) or Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent. For mature students applications may be considered based on a proven interest in ecology/water management. Entry may be subject to interview.

Course Content

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

Certification

5M5028 QQI Level 5 Applied Ecology

Course Structure

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.

Evaluation

You will be assessed on the basis of:

• Assignments

• Project Work

• Practical Skills Tests

• Examinations

Further Information

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

STE1 - Level 5 Ecology-Conservation and Sustainable Development

STE1 - Level 5 Ecology-Conservation and Sustainable Development

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

STE1 - Level 5 Ecology-Conservation and Sustainable Development

Career Options | Progression

Holders of a QQI Level 5 Certificate in Applied Ecology may progress to further studies at Institutes of Technology/Universities (e.g. in the field of Environmental Science or Applied Biosciences). Alternatively, you may directly enter employment in fields such as forestry, fisheries, park management, water resource management, agriculture etc.

STE2 - Level 5 Horticulture

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.

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Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate with five O6 grades (or five passes pre 2017) or Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent. For mature students applications may be considered based on a proven interest in Horticulture. Entry may be subject to interview.

Course Content

  • 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

Certification

5M2586 QQI Level 5 Horticulture

Course Structure

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.

Evaluation

You will be assessed on the basis of:

• Assignments

• Project Work

• Practical Skills Tests

• Examinations

Further Information

For more information on this course, please contact the college office. Email:  donallister@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 Options | Progression

Holders of a QQI Level 5 Certificate in Horticulture may progress to a QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Horticulture or to further studies at Institutes of Technology/Universities (e.g. in the field of Applied Biosciences or Agriculture). Alternatively, you may directly enter employment in garden centres, nurseries, landscaping and garden maintenance.

STE3 - Level 5 Science and Laboratory Techniques – Pre University Science Course

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.

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Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate with five O6 grades (or five passes pre 2017) or Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent. For mature students applications may be considered based on a proven interest in Science. Entry may be subject to interview.

Course Content

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

Certification

5M3807 QQI Level 5 Laboratory Techniques

Course Structure

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.

Evaluation

You will be assessed on the basis of:

• Assignments

• Project Work

• Practical Skills Tests

• Examinations

Further Information

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

STE3 - Level 5 Science and Laboratory Techniques – Pre University Science Course

STE3 - Level 5 Science and Laboratory Techniques – Pre University Science Course

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 – Pre University Science Course

Career Options | Progression

Holders of a QQI Level 5 Certificate in Laboratory Techniques with 5 Distinctions (including Distinctions in particular modules) are eligible to apply for many University/Institute of Technology Degree courses including Science (BSc), Agricultural Science (B Ag Sc) in UCD.  Graduates may also directly enter employment as laboratory assistants or in other science related areas such as pharmaceuticals, biotechnology etc.

STE4 - Level 5 Food Science, Health & Nutrition

The food and drink sector is a thriving area of the Irish economy even during the turbulent financial crisis. There has been a 40% increase growth on export value since 2009. Society are 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 growth food sector. In addition, the course can serve as a means of upskilling for those already employed in this sector.

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Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate with five O6 grades (or five passes pre 2017) or Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent. For mature students applications may be considered based on a proven interest in Food Science. Entry may be subject to interview.

Course Content

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

Options

  • Word Processing
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Occupational First Aid

Certification

5M5267 QQI Level 5

Course Structure

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.

Evaluation

You will be assessed on the basis of

  • Assignments
  • Project Work
  • Practical Skills Tests
  • Final Examinations

Further Information

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

Holders of a QQI Level 5 Certificate in Food Science may find employment in the areas of food production, research/development, quality assurance, laboratory assistant or general science. There are also excellent opportunities for students to advance to further studies in Institutes of Technology/Universities e.g. LYIT, DIT, CIT, WIT, UCD, UCC.

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