Drogheda Institute of Further Education wins Major Award

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Drogheda Institute of Further Education (DIFE) is announced as the overall winner of the ‘Best Provider of Further Education in Ireland’ award at the ‘Education Awards 2020’ gala awards ceremony in Dublin on 20th February. This prestigious award, which is open to all providers of further education in Ireland (both within universities and the private sector), recognises excellence in the provision of further education over the past 12 months.

About the Award

The judging panel benchmark providers against a set of criteria including innovation, learning outcomes, infrastructure, teaching and research standards, student experience, employment statistics, alumni relations and development.

Commenting, Principal of DIFE, Davy McDonnell, said: “Winning this award is great recognition of the hard work and dedication of our wonderful teaching staff in DIFE. Our ambition is to be the leading provider of further education in Ireland and our teachers work tirelessly each year to ensure the best educational experience and outcomes for our students.”

 DIFE’s Deputy Principal, Barbara Cooney, said: “Our experienced teachers, unrivalled range of educational courses, diverse student population and state of the art campus makes DIFE a unique environment for students to progress their education and take the next step towards their future careers. We are very proud to win this award as it acknowledges the collective effort of our teachers, students and staff.”

 About Drogheda Institute of Further Education (DIFE)

DIFE is the leading provider of further education in Ireland. Each year DIFE offers more than 50 full time further education courses to over 960 undergraduate and mature students within its state of the art campus in Drogheda, County Louth.

DIFE is a dedicated Post Leaving Cert College, established in 2003 and is the largest provider of PLC courses in the North East Region providing Further Education courses to school leavers and adults returning to education. It offers a diverse range of fifty full time courses across the following disciplines Art, Design & Technology, Business Humanities & IT, Sports, Leisure & Tourism, Applied Science and Community & Healthcare. These full time courses allow students to progress to Higher Education and Employment. All courses are fully accredited by QQI Level 5 and 6 and relevant professional examining bodies.

Register Now For 2020 Courses

An increasing number of students are choosing to study a one year full time course in DIFE to allow them to upskill, gain relevant industry qualifications, progress to higher education or an employment/apprenticeship. Work placement in every course allows students to make an informed career decision and develop excellent collaboration with local employers.

Applications for 2020/2021 are currently open, click here to apply.  The first round of interviews are on Friday 13th March for full time courses beginning September 2020. Early applications are advisable to avoid disappointment.


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