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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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Course overview

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

Course Description

This course is designed specially to prepare students for entry to third level degree courses. It is suitable for persons who may or may not have completed the leaving cert. It is also suitable for mature students who have completed the FETAC level 4 programme on general vocational studies. This certificate provides a foundation in subjects that students may wish to study in an arts degree course. It will also provide students with the necessary skills required to succeed at third level.

What will you Study?

Communications 5N0690
Personal And Professional Development 5N2985
History
Media Analysis 5N1298
English literature
Social Studies 5N1370
Word Processing 5N1358
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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Related Career Sectors

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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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