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Research and Study Skills – A Transition Year to College

Course Description

This programme is designed:

• to prepare adults for third level study with special emphasis on the study and research skills required.
• to facilitate the learner to further develop his/her interpersonal, team working and problem solving skills enabling them to secure work.
• To assist those who are very unsure about their next step but wish to use it as a transition year.

Course Duration

One Year

Course Content

Year 1

  • Research and Study Skills
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Mathematics
  • Teamworking
  • The Internet
  • Word Processing
  • Customer Service

Awarding Body

QQI - Quality and Qualifications Ireland

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a Level 4.  Mature students are very welcome.  Access to this programme will be decided by interview. 

Work Experience

Work Experience is a core element of this programme providing an opportunity to put skills developed on the programme into use in a real working environment.  It allows students to create links with employers. 

Career Opportunities

Graduates will have gained basic customer service and communication skills which will assist them find work.


Graduates of this programme may use it to gain access to a variety of third level courses.  Those over the age of 23 are eligible to apply to third level via the MSAP route.  

Course Fees

Registration fee is €150. Government Levy €200 - exemptions with valid medical card or evidence that you qualify for Maintenance Grant/Back to Education Allowance. Details of any other fees available on request from college office.


QQI Level 5 Certificate in General Studies (5M3114)

Maintenance Grants

Applications To:
Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) a unit of City of Dublin VEC through

Enquiries & Applications

For enquiries and applications please refer to contact methods above or click the apply button below.

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