Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board (CMETB)

The CMETB has statutory authority for the delivery of education and training within the Cavan and Monaghan region. CMETB fully supports the government’s policy on assisting Ireland’s economy as we collaborate with all stakeholders, particularly learners, employers and public authorities in developing emerging talent in the region to service emerging education, training and employment requirements and trends.

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Central Applications Office (CAO)

The Central Applications Office processes applications for undergraduate courses in Irish Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). Decisions on admissions to undergraduate courses are made by the HEIs who instruct CAO to make offers to sucessful candidates.

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City and Guilds

City and Guilds are  among the leading skills development organisations, providing services to training providers, employers, and trainees across a variety of sectors to meet the needs of today’s workplace. Their qualifications are valued by employers across the world, helping individuals develop their talents and abilities for career progression.

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The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)

CompTIA is a non-profit trade association who advance the global interests of IT professionals and IT channel organisations and enable them to be more successful with industry-leading IT certifications and IT business credentials, IT education, resources and the ability to connect with like-minded, leading IT industry experts.

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Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science

The Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science funds and creates policy for the higher and further education and research sectors. We also oversee the work of the state agencies and public institutions operating in these areas.

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International Therapy Examination Council (ITEC)

ITEC is a leading international specialist examination board, providing quality qualifications in Beauty & Spa Therapy, Hairdressing, Complementary Therapies, Sports & Fitness Training and Customer Service.

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QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland)

QQI is a state agency established by the Quality Assurance and Qualifications (Education and Training) Act 2012 with a board appointed by the Minister for Education and Skills. Functions include those previously carried out by the Further Education and Training Awards Council (FETAC); the Higher Education and Training Awards Council (HETAC); the Irish Universities Quality Board (IUQB) and the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland (NQAI). They are responsible for maintaining the ten-level NFQ (National Framework of Qualifications).

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SOLAS (An tSeirbhís Oideachais Leanúnaigh agus Scileanna)

SOLAS has been established to develop and give strategic direction to the Further Education and Training Sector in Ireland. It is responsible for funding, planning and co-ordinating a wide range of training and further education programmes and has a mandate to ensure the provision of 21st century high-quality programmes to jobseekers and other learners.

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The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS)

UCAS is an independent charity providing information, advice, and admissions services to inspire and facilitate educational progression in the United Kingdom. Their services support young people making choices after their GCSEs, as well as those applying for undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

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MI has a proud history of participating in Erasmus programmes. The opportunity for learners to obtain valuable work placement abroad, to travel, live and work together is something that MI wants all learners if possible to have. This exchange programme has the ability to cement further relations between Monaghan Institute and ROC Friese Poort.

Participants in the past really benefited from the experience, with enhanced self confidence as many have progressed to higher education or commenced efforts for self-employment. A key action benefit also sought is to allow staff to participate in a course & training ICT teaching programme which has the capability of enhancing the teaching pedagogy within the college. The publicity and benefit to a small rurally located college in Monaghan has the potential to enable our staff and students to enhance their profile in a national perspective.

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