Pre University Science Level 5

Price: TBA
Duration: 1 Year Full Time Course
Further Education and PLC
Academic year Sept 2020 - May 2021

Course description

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What Is Pre-University Science /
Agricultural Science?

This one-year course is designed to give students an introduction to the
world of science and covers a variety of areas related to laboratory or
physical science. The mathematics element allows students to bring their
mathematics levels up to the competence relevant to their intended third
level course. Students will also have the option to study other modules
along with science to shape their qualification for entry to their desired
course or area of employment.

Course Content
The following modules will be offered:
• Laboratory Techniques • Communications
• Biology • Work Experience
• Chemistry • Word Processing
• Physics • Anatomy & Physiology
• Safety and Health at Work • Mathematics
• Animal Anatomy & Physiology*(for Ag. Science)
*Agricultural science students may have the option of courses in italics

QQI Level 5 in Applied Science Laboratory Techniques 5M3807

Career Opportunities
Graduates may pursue science certificate or degree courses in TCD, DCU,
Maynooth University, UCD, DIT, UCC, NUIG, IT Tallaght, Athlone IT,
IT Sligo, IT Carlow, Letterkenny IT, Cork IT, St. Angela’s College Sligo,
as well as other ITs and colleges around the country, or in the UK. For
example, there are up to 18 places in Maynooth University, 30 places in
UCD science courses and another 20 places in UCD Agricultural Science
courses and 10 places in Trinity in First Science for QQI graduates.
Alternatively, students may seek immediate employment in a range of
companies and projects that seek graduates with a science aptitude.

Higher Education Progression
UCD: DN 250 Agriculture Science (Level 8, 4 Years)
DCU: DC201 Common Entry Science (Level 8, 4 Years)
DIT: DT212 Science (Level 7, 3 Years)

Entry Requirements
Leaving Cert or LCA • Mature students of all backgrounds • Other
equivalent qualification • All applicants will be interviewed regardless
of previous qualifications • Apply directly at

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