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.
QQI Laboratory Techniques – 5M3807
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.
Minimum statutory school leaving age (16+)
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.
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.
|Work Experience||Work Experience (5N1356)||QQI|
|Mathematics Level 5||Mathematics (5N1833)||QQI|
|Communications Level 5||Communications (5N0690)||QQI|
|Laboratory Skills||Laboratory Skills (5N2751)||QQI|
|Nutrition 5N2006||Nutrition (5N2006)||QQI|
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.