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Science Applied - Laboratory Techniques

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Limerick College of Further Education

Limerick College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

Course Code 5M3807 ASLT
QQI Award Code 5M3807 Laboratory Techniques
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This 1 year comprehensive programme provides a solid foundation in the laboratory sciences. The programme aims to provide both the knowledge and practical skills necessary to prepare learners for further studies leading to a career in science.

What will you Study?

Laboratory Skills 5N2751
Chemistry 5N2747
Biology 5N2746
Physics 5N1460
Mathematics
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Work Experience 5N1356
Communications 5N0690
Word Processing 5N1358
Anatomy and Physiology
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.

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CAO with Any QQI Major Award

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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
CASLT 5M3807

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Sample Careers

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Geochemist   Industrial Chemist / Pharmacist  
Petroleum Engineer   Regulatory Affairs Manager  
Regulatory Affairs Officer   Chemist  
Flavourist / Food Chemist   Pharmacologist  
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Medicinal Chemist   Fragrance Chemist  
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Nutritionist   Biotechnologist  
Chemical Plant Process Technician   Laboratory Assistant  
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Metallurgist   Epidemiologist  
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Laboratory Manager   Immunologist  
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Science Communicator   Scientist  
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Gas Engineer   Environmental Chemist  
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Test / Validation Engineer   Polymer Engineer  
Quality Engineer    

Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Chemical, Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences
MedTech & Biochemical Engineering
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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