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Liberal Arts

Course Code(s):  5M3114
QQI Award Code:  5M3114 General Studies
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Rathmines College of Further Education

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Course overview

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

Course Description

This course aims to provide opportunities for students to gain access to Arts, Social Science & Humanities degree programmes at Universities and I.T.'s. It will provide a second chance for many students who aspire to Third Level. This course is confined to school leavers. Similar programmes within the CDVEC are offered to non-school leavers.

The course provides an introduction to writing skills, research studies and gives a foundation in the academic subjects in preparation for third level.

What will you Study?

Research Skills
English Literature
History
Applied Psychology
Social Studies 5N1370
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Word Processing 5N1358

Plus one of the following three minor modules:
Applied Economics 5N1350
Politics
Media Analysis 5N1298
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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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
ELAXX 5M3114

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