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Pre-University Science

SCIENCE 5M3807 NFQ LEVEL 5

Is This Course For You?

Our Pre-University Science course has been specially developed to enable students to obtain the entry requirements for accessing Science-based programmes at Higher Education institutes.

Additionally, learners acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for employment in the science and pharmaceutical industries.

Entry Requirements

» Leaving Certificate: Five passes at Ordinary Level, including Mathematics, or
» Leaving Certificate Applied, Distinction (Mathematics is a mandatory requirement), or
» QQI/FETAC Level 4 award, or
» Others, including mature students:
Assessed individually, and
» Personal interview

What Will I Study?

Laboratory Skills, Microbiology, Anatomy and Physiology, Food Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Communications and Work Experience

What Qualifications Will I Get When I Finish The Course?

QQI Science 5M3807 NFQ Level 5

Career Opportunities and Progression

This course offers progression options for learners to programmes in Universities and Institutes of Technology. Third-level institutes also reserve a number of places
on degree courses for mature learners (over the age of 23). Learners must apply to each institute individually.

Learners who complete this major QQI award at Level 5 are eligible to apply through the CAO system for entry into participating courses in the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS). A limited number of places are available and applicants are ranked according to results achieved in their QQI major award.

Graduates will have the opportunity to pursue Science, and Science -related certificate or degree programmes at UCD, TCD, DCU, NUI Maynooth, DIT, UCC and Institutes of Technology.

Duration: 

1 Year

Course Code: 

4111