Environmental Monitoring and Sustainability

QQI Award in Laboratory Techniques Level 5 (5M3807)

This course is designed for anyone who has an interest in learning about environmental monitoring and sustainability and may be interested in pursuing a career in this area. Students will receive a foundation in the major science subjects along with environmental specific modules such as Sustainable Water Management, Environmental Studies and Permaculture Design.

Students who pass all modules including course practical work (the pass mark in each subject is 50%) may be eligible for entry to a variety of Level 7 and 8 degree courses in Universities and Institutes of Technology nationwide, through the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme.

Course Content

Laboratory Skills, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Problem Solving, Work practice, Microbiology, Sustainable Water Management, Environmental Studies, Permaculture Design


QQI Level 5 inLaboratory Techniques


One year

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate with minimum of O5 in Maths and interview.  Mature students welcome.

College Links

Successful students can progress to a number of degree courses including:

DC166 Environmental Science and Technology
DN253 Agri-Environmental Science
TU754 Industrial and Environmental Physics
TU869 Environmental Health
CR365 Environmental Science and Sustainable Technology
SG441 Environmental Science

See the full list of courses available for progression from this award here

Course Charges


*includes €200 Govt. charge