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Applied Science

Course Description

This programme provides an introduction to the world of science and covers a variety of subjects related to laboratory sciences. The purpose of this programme is to enable the learner to acquire the knowledge, skill and competence to work independently and under supervision in a science laboratory and /or to progress to science based programmes in third level institutions. The science sector employs people most of whom have a third level qualification. 

Course Duration

One Year

Course Content

Year 1

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Communications 
  • Laboratory Skills
  • Mathematics
  • Word Processing
  • Work Experience

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

This course prepares learners for careers typically found in the following sectors: Chemical Industry, Biopharma-Pharmachem, Cosmetic Science, Food and Beverages, Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Medical Devices, Education and Research, Environmental Science, Human Biology and Health, Science Journalism and Business.

Progression to Further Education and Higher Education 
Upon successful completion of this course, you may be eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Institutes of Technology and Universities. There are progression options at Levels 6, 7 and 8 in a wide range of areas including general science, biotechnology, forensic science, pharmaceutical science, sports science, food science and many other related areas.

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.

Certification

Students who complete the course successfully qualify for:

  • QQI Level 5 Certificate in Laboratory Techniques - 5M3807
  • Occupational First Aid Certificate

Maintenance Grants

Applications To:
Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) a unit of City of Dublin VEC through http://www.studentfinance.ie

Enquiries & Applications

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

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