Pre-University Science (QQI L5 award in Lab. Techniques)

QQI Award 5M3807

This course has been designed to meet the needs of a variety of students wishing to study Science, specifically those who did not satisfy the entry requirements for direct entry to a degree course, and adult returnees to education.

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.

Course Content

Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Laboratory Skills, Microbiology, Work Experience, Communications.


1 Year

Entry Requirments

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

College Links & Career Opportunities

All students who achieve a full award will be offered a place in Medical Laboratory Science, Higher National Diploma in Applied Biology  (One year Top-up, Level 6)

Successful students may gain entry to a variety of courses. Students may also progress to participating Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) through the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme.  Click this course code 5M3807 to see the list of Third Level courses this Award links with.

Course Charges

Year 1: €470* (under review)

* includes €200 Govt. charge