Pre-University Science


QQI Level 5 in Laboratory Techniques

Course Modules

  • Laboratory Skills
  • BiologyChemistry
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Mechanics
  • Safety & Health at Work

Course Aim

The aim of the course is to provide students with the knowledge and the entry requirements necessary to access science based programmes at third level. Successful candidates will also gain the knowledge and skills necessary to gain employment in the science and pharmaceutical industries.

Career Opportunities & Progression Routes

Suitably qualified students will have the opportunity to pursue Science and Science related Certificate or Degree Programmes in UCD, TCD, DCU, NUI Maynooth, DIT, UCC & Institutes of Technology.

Entry Requirements

This course is aimed at students who have completed the Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied, Leaving Certificate Vocational and mature students with an interest in studying science at either University or an Institute of Technology.


Martin Coyne - Course Co-Ordinator


Student Services Costs:

Government Levy (PPC)

The following categories of participant are exempt from paying the Government Levy (PPC):

  • Full medical Card holders in their own right and their dependent children
  • Those who are eligible under the student grant scheme
  • Those in receipt of the Back to Education Allowance (BTEA)

QQI Certification Charge:
QQI Level 5 €50 QQI Level 6 €80

Fees charged by professional bodies - These will be outlined under Additional fees for applicable courses. 

Additional costs which may include: Books, uniforms, equipment and trips.