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Arts - Pre University

Course Code(s):  5M2154 5M2073
QQI Award Code:  5M2154 Cultural and Heritage Studies
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Dunboyne College of Further Education

Dunboyne College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2154 5M2073
QQI Award Code 5M2154 Cultural and Heritage Studies
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This one year course will aim to prepare participants for entrance into Arts programmes in Irish universities and colleges as well as preparing students to work in a European environment both in Ireland and abroad.

Students will be able to take this cultural option through archaeology, folklore and history modules or concentrate on a language option with European Studies.

What will you Study?

Local History Studies 5N1296
Archaeology 5N0762
Word Processing 5N1358
Irish
Communications 5N0690
Political Studies 5N1837
Work Experience 5N1356
European Studies 5N1444
Spanish
Folklore and Ethnology 5N1274
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

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ECHSX 5M2154

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