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Course Code(s):  5M3807
QQI Award Code:  5M3807 Laboratory Techniques
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Dunboyne College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

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

Course Description

This one year course is designed to give students an introduction to the world of science and covers a variety of areas related to laboratory or physical science.

The mathematics element allows students to bring their mathematics levels up to the competence relevant to their intended third level course. Students will also have the option to study other modules along with science to shape their qualification for entry to their desired course or area of employment.

What will you Study?

Laboratory Techniques
Communications 5N0690
Biology 5N2746
Work Experience 5N1356
Chemistry 5N2747
Word Processing 5N1358
Physics 5N1460
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Mathematics
Nutrition
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

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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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CASLT 5M3807

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