Laboratory Technician

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Laboratory Technician QQI Level 5

Programme Description:

This programme is designed to give students the knowledge and practical skills necessary to prepare them for both employment and further studies in a science related field.  The programme will also allow students the opportunity to do work experience in a laboratory environment where they can experience the job of a laboratory technician.  This programme is also ideal for students who are considering further studies in such areas as Biological and Chemical Science, Food Science and Genetics.

Programme Content:

  • Laboratory Skill
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Maths for STEM
  • Microbiology
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Health & Safety at Work

Career Opportunities:

Graduates of this programme should be able to access laboratory technician jobs in both science and pharmaeutical sectors e.g Eurofins in Dungarvan. Graduates can also access reserved places on a competitive basis for further college studies uner QQI Progression Links Scheme.

Progression Opportunities:

Biological and Chemical Sciences – UCC (28 reserved QQI places)

Genetics – UCC (3 reserved QQI places)

Nutritional Sciences – UCC (5 reserved QQI places)

Food Science – UCC (5 reserved QQI places)


Awarding body: QQI

Duration: 1 year full time

Award: QQI Level 5

Code: 5M3807



  • Address Dungarvan College Youghal Road Dungarvan , Co. Waterford
  • Phone 058 45228
  • Category Laboratory Technician, Pharmaceutical
  • Location Co. Waterford


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