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D-259
Foundation Course for Higher Education - Young Adults

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This is an access course that prepares students – both personally and academically – to go on and study for a degree in Trinity College.

This is not a CAO entry course - course fees required - apply directly to the college.

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Students can choose from two broad areas of study: arts and social sciences or science.
The arts and social science modules are: english, history, political science, law, sociology and social policy, economics, philosophy and psychology, and maths and statistics.
Students select up to five modules. The science modules are: maths for sciences and engineering, biology, physics and chemistry.
In addition, students take three core modules in study skills, information technology and educational guidance.
Students also take part in a professional development and mentoring programme with Grant Thornton - a chartered accountants and management consultancy firm.


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Students who successfully complete the course receive a Certificate in Foundation Studies from Trinity College. Students who get a grade of at least 50% can compete for places on degree courses in Trinity.



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