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


College registration Fees €200.00

Government Levy €200.00*

*Participants are exempt if they:

  • are in receipt of BTEA or VTOS allowance
  • Are eligible for a SUSI Grant
  • Have a full Medical Card

QQI level 5 exam fee €50**

QQI level 6 exam fee €80**

**Participants are exempt if they:

  • Are in receipt of BTEA or VTOS
  • Have a full medical card

Some Courses have additional Fees - these are outlined accordingly.