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Leading to a FETAC(QQI) Level 5 award in Laboratory Techniques – Course Code: 5M3807

Course Details:
Duration: 1 Year, full time
Awards: Laboratory Techniques FETAC(QQI) level 5
RLSS Pool Lifeguard
Assistant Swim Teacher
Occupational First Aid

Course Director: Joe Flynn

Tel: 053-9236969


Course Content:

  • Biology
  • Communications
  • Exercise & Fitness
  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Swimming
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Laboratory Techniques
  • Physics
  • Water Safety
  • First Aid (Certified)
  • FAI Coaching Course (Optional)
  • Work Experience

Course Fees:€790 approximately, payable in two instalments, which includes DES PLC levy of €200, FETAC(QQI) examination fee of €50, weekly use of the local swimming pool, First Aid course, RLSS Lifeguard, FAI coaching course and student service charge of €700 approximately for those students not taking their RLSS Lifeguard Exams. Costs may be subject to change.

A student who has a current valid Medical Card or is eligible for SUSI or BTEI Grant or is a VTOS student is exempt from the €200 Government Levy and the FETAC(QQI) examination fee.

Entry Requirements:
Under 23 – Leaving Certificate (Grade C minimum in Ordinary Level English or Irish, and grade D minimum in Ordinary Level Mathematics is necessary for those pursuing study in IT Carlow)
No requirements for over 23s; offer of a place is based on the outcome of an interview.

Employment Opportunities: (following further studies)

Direct employment in leisure centres and health clubs.


Personal Training

Physical activity & health promotion

Health fitness management

Higher Education Links (HEL) Scheme

Many colleges offer places, based on FETAC(QQI) results, on a wide variety of courses.

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Entry to 1st year Science Courses in WIT:
Students can apply for entry to BSc in Science, BSc in Food Science with Business and BSc in Forestry courses in WIT. To qualify for a place an applicant must achieve an overall pass on this course and attend at a WIT Induction day in late spring/early summer of entry year. Places for these linked courses are limited. (two in each area) Newsflash:

Entry to Aberystwyth University, Wales

aberFollowing a very encouraging two day visit to Aberystwyth University, in October 2013, an agreement between EVC and the university was finalised in May 2014. This new prestigious link will enable students of this course who successfully achieve an agreed standard, to apply for courses in Sport and Exercise Science, Psychology, etc. Successful applicants will be treated similarly to Welsh students and can also apply for maintenance grants and bursaries to assist them while studying in Aberystwyth.



  • Address Enniscorthy Vocational College of Further Education, Milehouse Road, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford
  • Phone 053 9236969
  • Category Leisure, Sport & Fitness, Medical & Healthcare, Sport
  • Location Co. Wexford

Course Information

Course Information
  • Cost 780 approx.
  • Course Length 1 year
  • Start date September & May
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