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STE1 - Level 5 Biomedical Science (with links to PE Teaching)

Biomedical Science is the field of study that focuses on Life Science subjects related to human health and disease, such as areas of Biology and Chemistry that are relevant to healthcare.

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Is this course right for you?

This one-year course aims to equip learners with the scientific and practical knowledge and skills to work in a laboratory in a healthcare setting. Learners will develop practical laboratory skills and carry out a range of laboratory and scientific tests that will support the theory and scientific knowledge of the modules they study.

What will you study?

Learners will gain a good foundation in Biology and Chemistry in our state-of-the-art science laboratory. They will undertake modules in Microbiology, Infection Prevention and Control and Medical Terminology which are essential for work in a medical/healthcare setting. Many graduates progress from this programme to university to study Biomedical Science or other Science related courses at degree level.

Areas of study to include:

  • Biology 
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Laboratory Skills 
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Microbiology
  • Infection Prevention and Control 
  • Medical Terminology
  • Nutrition 
  • Communications
  • 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

STE1 - Level 5 Biomedical Science (with links to PE Teaching)

Biomedical Science is the field of study that focuses on Life Science subjects related to human health and disease, such as areas of Biology and Chemistry that are relevant to healthcare.

STE1 - Level 5 Biomedical Science (with links to PE Teaching)

QQI Exam Fee € 50.00
Administration Fee € 50.00
Capitation Fee €100.00

Good News Regarding Your Course Fees 2022-2023

This year, Monaghan Institute and CMETB have announced plans to significantly reduce fees on full time courses.  This means that your course fees have been reduced to a maximum of €200. If you have a Medical Card/Social Welfare Payment, the fee will be €150.  This fee includes all course materials, exam fees, toolkits, and uniforms.

STE1 - Level 5 Biomedical Science (with links to PE Teaching)

Career Prospects

Careers in Biomedical Science are mostly research and lab based. Graduates of this programme can progress to employment in various roles including: Biomedical Science Technician, Medical Laboratory Aide and Laboratory Technician.

Degree Progression

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

College Course Area Level
DkIT Pharmaceutical Science 7
TCD Biological and Biomedical Sciences 8
NUIG Biomedical Science 8
UCD/Maynooth University/DkIT/TU Dublin/NUIG Science 8
Maynooth University Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Chemistry 8
DCU Physical Education with Biology 8
DCU Physical Education with Maths 8
DCU Sport Science and Health 8
DCU Athletic Therapy and Training 8

STE2 - Level 5 Food Science and Nutrition

Food Science studies the chemical, biological and physical properties of food in relation to manufacturing and the storage of food products, the causes of food deterioration and the concepts underlying food processing.

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Is this course right for you?

This one-year course is suitable for learners who are interested in preparing for a career as a food scientist and/or in progression to third level education in the food, science or agriculture sectors. 

This programme aims to equip learners with the scientific and practical knowledge and skills to work in a laboratory in the food industry. Learners will develop practical laboratory skills and carry out a range of laboratory and scientific tests that will support the theory and scientific knowledge of the modules they study. 

What will you study?

The Food Science and Nutrition course will focus on Food Chemistry and Nutrition while also covering the other science disciplines such as Biology, Chemistry and Microbiology. All the science modules have a considerable proportion of practical work in them, which the learner will undertake in our modern science laboratory. 

Learners will be required to undertake work experience during the course of the year, which is an exciting opportunity for them to put into practice the laboratory skills they will have developed in college. 

Guest speakers are invited to contribute to the course and field trips are also undertaken. 

Areas of study to include:

  • Biology 
  • Chemistry 
  • Mathematics 
  • Laboratory Skills 
  • Food Chemistry 
  • Microbiology 
  • Nutrition 
  • Communications 
  • Work Experience 
  • Word Processing 

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

STE2 - Level 5 Food Science and Nutrition

Food Science studies the chemical, biological and physical properties of food in relation to manufacturing and the storage of food products, the causes of food deterioration and the concepts underlying food processing.

STE2 - Level 5 Food Science and Nutrition

QQI Exam Fee € 50.00
Booking Deposit € 50.00
Capitation Fee €100.00

Good News Regarding Your Course Fees 2022-2023

This year, Monaghan Institute and CMETB have announced plans to significantly reduce fees on full time courses.  This means that your course fees have been reduced to a maximum of €200. If you have a Medical Card/Social Welfare Payment, the fee will be €150.  This fee includes all course materials, exam fees, toolkits, and uniforms.

STE2 - Level 5 Food Science and Nutrition

Career Options | Progression

Food Science Technicians work independently or provide technical support in laboratory analysis, food product development, processing, food microbiology, research or quality assurance. 

Degree Progression

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

College Course Area Level
UCD Food Science 8
UCD Science 8
Maynooth University Science 8
Maynooth University Biotechnology 8
DCU Science Education 8
DCU Biological Sciences 8
TUD Nutraceuticals in Health and Nutrition 8
UCC Nutritional Science 8
TCD Chemical Sciences 8
NUIG Biomedical Science 8

 

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.

Areas of study to include:

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

Additional:

  • Food Chemistry
  • Soil Science & Growing Media

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

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.

STE3 - Level 5 Science and Laboratory Techniques

QQI Exam Fee € 50.00
Administration Fee € 50.00
Capitation Fee €100.00

Good News Regarding Your Course Fees 2022-2023

This year, Monaghan Institute and CMETB have announced plans to significantly reduce fees on full time courses.  This means that your course fees have been reduced to a maximum of €200. If you have a Medical Card/Social Welfare Payment, the fee will be €150.  This fee includes all course materials, exam fees, toolkits, and uniforms.

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 | Agriculture | Biomedical Scientist |

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
IT Sligo Biomedical Science 7
TCD Dental Technology 7

STE4 - Level 5 Horticulture and Garden Design

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 and so on.

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

STE4 - Level 5 Horticulture and Garden Design

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’.

STE4 - Level 5 Horticulture and Garden Design

QQI Exam Fee € 50.00
Administration Fee € 50.00
Capitation Fee €100.00

Good News Regarding Your Course Fees 2022-2023

This year, Monaghan Institute and CMETB have announced plans to significantly reduce fees on full time courses.  This means that your course fees have been reduced to a maximum of €200. If you have a Medical Card/Social Welfare Payment, the fee will be €150.  This fee includes all course materials, exam fees, toolkits, and uniforms.

STE4 - Level 5 Horticulture and Garden Design

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
TU Dublin Horticulture 8
UCD Horticulture, Landscape & Sportsturf 8
TU Dublin Planning & Environmental Management 8
LIT Environmental and Geographical Sciences 8
WIT Horticulture (National Botanic Gardens) 7