North East Further and Higher Education Alliance (NEFHEA)

 The North East Further & Higher Education Alliance (NEFHEA) is a major regional higher and further education initiative involving higher and further education colleges in the North East.

The alliance involves DkIT, Drogheda Institute of Further & Higher Education, Monaghan Institute of Further and Higher Education, Cavan Institute, Dunboyne College and O Fiaich College of Further & Higher Education.
The alliance was formed in 2007 and is under-pinned by a Memorandum of Understanding. The alliance works to enhance progression of students from further to higher education, collaborate on course design and development relevant to regional needs and share expertise and resources.

The NEFHEA Alliance has been working to enable more students from Further Education Colleges to join DkIT academic programmes. This work is limited to certain areas. The section on Progression Arrangements details the arrangements currently in place. In general these progression arrangements enable students from Further Education Colleges who have successfully completed their programmes to join the second year of specific DkIT programmes.