This one-year QQI Level 5 award provides a foundation in science subject areas and mathematics before entry to university.
This is a full-time one-year course which runs from September to May.
A Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent is required, although exceptions are given to mature students who are over 23 years of age. Entry is subject to interview.
Graduates can potentially progress to a variety of degree programmes including:
Once you have applied online you will be called for an interview within a few weeks. QQI examination fees cost €50, although Medical Card holders are exempt from paying this fee on production of a valid medical card. Books and essential class materials may also be required. There is also a €100 Student Services fee required on acceptance of the course.
This module aims to equip the student with the knowledge, skill and competence to independently apply concepts and principles of biology in a laboratory and in the field in a managed environment.
Students will gain an understanding of the structure and function of the human body and the interrelationship between its systems.
Students completing this module will gain an appreciation for the structures of and changes in matter. This module is designed to develop understanding of the industrial and everyday applications of chemistry.
This module gives provides students with the knowledge, skill and competence to apply the principles of physics to everyday experiences and industrial processes
This award will equip students with the relevant knowledge, skill and competence to apply a broad range of mathematical skills and tools to a wide variety of contexts, with some theoretical understanding.
Students will be provided with the knowledge, skill and competence to operate safely under supervision in a laboratory environment.
Students are guided through a series of assignments to improve a range of essential verbal and written communication skills.
The work experience module includes a series of written assignment which aim to prepare students for their 60 hour work placement and their future progression to higher education or employment.