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Liberal Arts - Pre - University

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Course overview

Course Code 5M3114 AH05
QQI Award Code 5M3114 General Studies
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

The Liberal Arts course enables learners to acquire a broad base of knowledge in a variety of subjects and is of particular value to those aiming to continue their studies at third level, especially those preparing to undertake an Arts degree. This course is also beneficial to mature learners hoping to re-enter formal education. This Liberal Arts course introduces learners to research skills, academic writing skills and methods of study that are necessary for successful participation at third level. The course also incorporates research into suitable avenues of progression for those wishing to continue their studies upon successful completion.

What will you Study?

The Liberal Arts course enables learners to acquire a broad base of knowledge in a variety of subjects and is of particular value to those aiming to continue their studies at third level, especially those preparing to undertake an Arts/Humanities degree. This course focuses on enabling students to take responsibilites for their own learning and refines skills in research, critical thinking and analysis.

 

Mature students are especially encouraged to apply as Liberal Arts provides an excellent re-introduction to education and will provide the skills necessary for progression to a variety of Universities.For students under 23 the course gives a solid basis in the skills needed to complete a degree.

 Due to the nature of the course a range of subject matters are covered and this allows students to experience subjects that they previously have not had the opportunity to study. Class discussion and participation are an important factor of Liberal Arts.

Communications 5N0690

Personal & Professional Development 5N2985

Research & Study Skills 5N3113

Word Processing 5N1358

English Literature 5N3249

European Studies 5N1444

Literary, Visual & Performing Arts 5N2465

Classical Studies 5N3248

History 5N3250
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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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)

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