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5M3807
Science & Laboratory Techniques

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These courses enable learners to gain recognition for the achievement of considerable knowledge in a range of subject areas, as for example in the Leaving Certificate and one-year Post Leaving Certificate courses.

Courses may be academic or practical in focus, and awards that are recognised by the National Framework of Qualifications may lead to progression opportunities higher up in the framework.

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The majority of people with certificates at this level are well prepared for occupations that involve using their knowledge and skills to help others. Examples include office secretary, customer service representatives, special needs assistant, retail salespersons and childcare workers.

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1 Year
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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.

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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.



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