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Landmark Moment as DkIT Sign Further Educational Pathways

06 March 2024

Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) are absolutely thrilled to announce that they recently signed an Articulation Agreement to enhance progression routes for Higher Education students in the Northeast. This was a significant moment for the Institute as they signed Articulation Agreements with Cavan Monaghan ETB. 


President Dr Diarmuid O’Callaghan was delighted to welcome Dr Fiona McGrath, Acting CEO of CMETB along with Ms Martina Rooney, Director, Monaghan Institute and Dr Niall McVeigh, Director of Cavan Institute on campus for this new collaboration.  What this agreement means is that Further Education students from these organisations who have gained Level 5 and Level 6 mapped qualifications with four distinctions or equivalent can gain advanced entry into year 3 of specific Degree courses in Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT).

Dr Diarmuid O’Callaghan, President, DkIT, said

“Today is a significant day for DkIT as we enter this Articulation Agreement with our regional educational partners. We really feel these new educational pathways are putting students and community needs at the centre of what we do, and we hope to further add to the list of available advanced entry courses in the near future within our School of Health & Science and School of Informatics and Creative Arts.”

Dr Patricia Moriarty, Head of School of Business and Humanities along with her team developed these advanced entry pathways into their new suite of Honours Degrees which include courses in BA (Honours) in Applied Youth Work, BB (Honours) in Business with Management, BB (Honours) in International Business with Digitalisation, BA (Honours) in Digital Marketing & Strategic Communication, BA (Honours) in Sport & Exercise with Business, BA (Honours) in Event Management with Marketing, BA (Honours) in Hospitality Management with Business, BA (Honours) in Marketing & International Tourism Management and the BB (Honours) Part Time course.

Dr Patricia Moriarty said

Today’s event marked the culmination of a successful pilot project in advanced entry, undertaken for the past year. I’m delighted to facilitate pathways from Further Education Institutes in the region to Honours Degrees ensuring that the learning at Further Education Institutes can be counted into the overall achievement of the Honours Degree award.”

On the day the Department of Creative Arts, Media and Music in DkIT were also delighted to report that they would be offering a similar pathway from Further Education colleges to their Honours Degree in Creative Media. Dr Adèle Commins, Head of Department of Creative Arts, Media and Music added,

“Building on our ongoing relationship with colleagues in Cavan Institute we are delighted to formalise progression opportunities for students completing Digital Media Production at Cavan Institute to transfer to our Creative Media degree at DkIT. We are committed to providing educational opportunities for students to gain the necessary skills to support the growth of the Creative Industries and retain talent in the region. We are very excited to welcome these students to join our Department and look forward to developing further synergies.”

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