Biosciences – Laboratory Techniques (5M3807)
This full time one-year course is designed to give students an opportunity to explore aspects of the field of science. The purpose of this award is to enable the student to acquire the knowledge, skills, and competencies to work independently and under supervision in a science laboratory and or to progress to a range of science-based programmes at third level.
The mathematics element allows students to bring their levels of proficiency in the subject up to the standard required for their intended third level course. Students will also have the option to study other modules along with science allowing them to tailor their qualification for entry to their desired course or area of employment.
- Leaving Certificate – have achieved 5 passes or 5 O6/H7’s or a combination of 5 O6/H7’s or its equivalent with at least one science subject and minimum entry requirement Ordinary Level Maths.
- Abbeyleix FETC welcomes applications from mature students. Applicants are assessed on relevant life and work experience.
- Applicants are required to complete an online assessment before commencing a course. This assessment confirms if the applicant has the required level of English and Maths (if applicable) to complete a Level 5 course.
AREAS OF STUDY*
- Laboratory Skills
- Safety and Health at Work
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Environmental Science
- Word Processing
- Work Experience
*Subject to change
COURSE DURATION & FREQUENCY
1 academic year full time – 5 days per week
Students may seek immediate employment in a range of companies and projects that seek graduates with a science aptitude.
EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPTIONS
Graduates are eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to year one of a range of higher certificate and degree programmes, at Universities, Institutes of Technology and Technological Universities using their full QQI Level 5 major award. Places are not guaranteed in these Institutes and are subject to students meeting certain criteria. Please check with the relevant HEI for information on application and any specific entry requirements. Students may also refer to the QQI FET section of the CAO website at www.cao.ie
There are progression options in a wide range of areas including Biomedical, Pharmaceutical, Environmental, Agriculture, Nutrition/Dietetics, Biological, Brewing, Food Science, Forensic and Sports Science as well as Pharmacy Technician programmes in a range of HEI’s and colleges around the country.
There are no tuition fees payable to Abbeyleix Further Education and Training Centre. However, please note there are costs involved in taking a course e.g. materials, additional training and QQI exam fees. A student registration fee must be paid on joining the course.
VTOS/PLC places are available on the course (please contact the Centre for further information). The range of financial support available to students includes: Student Maintenance Grant (SUSI) and the Back to Education Allowance. For further information click on HEA Student Finance and SUSI
*Laois and Offaly Education and Training Board reserves the right to refuse course admission and/or completion.
Certificate in Biosciences – Laboratory Techniques (Level 5)
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