Fulltime Classroom Natural sciences,mathematics and statistics

Laboratory Techniques

The purpose of this award is to enable the learner to acquire the
knowledge skill and competence to work independently and under
supervision in a science laboratory and or to progress to further and or
higher education and training.

Work placement / work experience may be a core feature/element of programmes in this field facilitating the enhancement of employability and transversal skills.

Target Award

QQI Laboratory Techniques – 5M3807

Start Date: 28-08-2024 Hours/week: 22 Hrs 00 Mins


Day Mornings Afternoons Evenings
Education Requirements
NFQ Level 4 or equivalent when accessing a Level 5 programme.
CERFL proficiency at B2 for access to Level 5 courses for those whose first language is not English
Mature learner entry requirements available via the local ETB pathway
Additional requirements may apply to non-EU/EEA Applicants and may be subject to full international fees (Please refer to Information for International Learners) *Each provider may have additional requirements, not outlined above.

Age Requirements
Minimum statutory school leaving age (16+)

Learning Aptitude
Applicants must have a motivation to learn, an interest in the subject and the ability to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies set out in the course.

Previous Experience
Applicants must be able to demonstrate a moderate range of knowledge, skills and competencies relevant to the course, be able to work with responsibility and demonstrate the ability to work on their own initiative.

Module Award Body
Work Experience Work Experience (5N1356) QQI
Mathematics Level 5 Mathematics (5N1833) QQI
Communications Level 5 Communications (5N0690) QQI
Nutrition Nutrition (5N2006) QQI
Biology Biology (5N2746) QQI
Laboratory Skills Laboratory Skills (5N2751) QQI
Chemistry Chemistry (5N2747) QQI
Microbiology Microbiology (5N0737) QQI
The learning outcomes associated with this award are outlined in the associated Component Specifications.

Employability Statement
On completion of this Programme, learners may pursue a variety of roles in the biopharma, cosmetic science, food science, physical and mathematical sciences, medical devices, education and research, environmental science, human biology and health sectors.


Waterford College of Further Education


Parnell Street, Waterford, X91 VKT9


  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Full Canteen

Contact Details

Course Contact:
Administration Office