Leaving Certificate with five O6 grades (or five passes pre 2017) or equivalent is the standard entry requirement for Level 5 courses. Leaving Certificate Applied or QQI Level 4 Award are also acceptable on the majority of Level 5 courses.

Some courses have subject specific requirements and these will be noted on relevant course pages.

A QQI Level 5 award or equivalent in a relevant subject area is the standard entry requirement for Level 6 Advanced Certificate courses.

We offer a wide range of PLC courses that are open to school leavers (Leaving Cert/ Leaving Cert Applied Students) and Mature applicants.

We offer a wide range of courses at the Institute, under the following Departments:

  • Animal Care
  • Arts
  • Business
  • Childcare
  • Computing
  • Engineering
  • Hair & Beauty
  • Healthcare
  • Multimedia
  • Nursing
  • Science
  • Sport
  • Tourism

Explore all courses here

The majority of courses are Full Time, but we do offer a limited number of Part Time places courses on certain courses e.g. Childcare or Healthcare Support

You can apply online now. Applications close in October each year and reopen for the next academic year in January.

Monaghan Institute operates a policy of selection and admission of learners that is, at all stages and in all ways, equitable, transparent and accountable and respects the rights and dignity of applicants. The process for gaining access to full time courses at Monaghan Institute consists of several sequential stages:

  • Application
  • Interview (where applicable)
  • Selection and notification
  • Registration
  • Induction (where applicable)
  • Garda Vetting (where applicable)

Monaghan Institute operates under the CMETB FET Admissions Policy, which is available on our Policies page.

Yes, the majority of our courses are certified by QQI at Level 5.  There are also Advanced Certificate (Level 6) programmes available in Beauty, Business, Creative Media, Tourism & Event Management, Software, Sport Development, Childcare & Animal Science etc. Browse through our Courses

Graduates may gain employment in their relevant field  or continue their education in Institutes of Technology and Universities. If you would like to find out more about progression opportunities please visit our progression page

Fees for each specific course are outlined on the course descriptor page.  Please take a browse through our Courses to find the subject  you are interested in and the fees will be listed there.

Also, find out more on our Funding page.

There are educational opportunities available to the unemployed, through the Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS) and the Back to Education Initiative. You can find out more on our Funding page.


SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland) is the single national Awarding Authority for all new student grant applications. Grant applications to SUSI may be made online by following the link on the homepage or by clicking here.You will have to register for an online account.