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Science - Pre University

Course Code(s):  5M3807 HK
QQI Award Code:  5M3807 Laboratory Techniques
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Bray Institute of Further Education

Bray Institute of Further Education
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Course overview

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

Course Description

The purpose of the course is to prepare learners for entry to first year of a degree course in science or a science-related field in a Higher Education Institution. The course is designed in particular for learners who may not have studied science previously and has a large emphasis on both theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary in Science.

What will you Study?

Anatomy and Physiology
Biology 5N2746
Physics 5N1460
Laboratory Skills 5N2751
Chemistry 5N2747
Mathematics
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
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.

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

CAO with Any QQI Major Award

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on one of the Award Codes below:

Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
CASLT 5M3807

To calculate Points based on your QQI award results, use the PLC Points Calculator.

Further Research

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Sample Careers

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Medicinal Chemist   Regulatory Affairs Manager  
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Metallurgist   Materials Technician  
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Genetic Technologist   Cytogenetic Technologist  
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Scientist   Astronomer / Astrophysicist  
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Botanist   Sterilisation Engineer  
Biomedical Engineer   Test / Validation 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
Physical & Mathematical Sciences
Earth Science & Environment
Space Science & Technology
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

The following data provides general information about this Award from colleges across Ireland.