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Access Course for Higher Education - Young Adults TAP

Course Code(s):  5M3114 APFC
QQI Award Code:  5M3114 General Studies
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 5M3114 APFC
QQI Award Code 5M3114 General Studies
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

Liberties College is one of three colleges of further education working in partnership with the Trinity Access Programmes to provide access courses to Higher Education. On successful completion of this course students may apply directly for entry to degree courses in Trinity College Dublin in the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences (BESS - Business, Economics and Social Science) and to other universities through the CAO.

The course takes place in Liberties College and students participate in a range of 'taster' activities in Trinity College.

What will you Study?

English Literature
Personal And Professional Development 5N2985
History
Research and Study Skills 5N3113
Social Studies 5N1370
Political Studies 5N1837
Communications 5N0690/Study Skills
Statistics 5N2066
IT Skills
Educational Guidance
European Studies 5N1444
Psychology 5N0754
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

Progression to CAO Courses

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

CAO with Any QQI Major Award

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on one of the Award Codes below:

Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
ELAXX 5M3114

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Further Research

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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

The following data provides general information about this Award from colleges across Ireland.

Ratio of Male to Female participants:

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Grades Recieved:

source: QQI