Pre Third Level Science

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QQI Level 5 award in Laboratory Techniques Enniscorthy Vocational College

Entry Requirements:

  • Leaving Certificate (or equivalent) or over 18 years of age.
  • No requirements for over 23s

Course Details:

Duration: 1 Year, full time
Award: QQI Level 5
Course Director: Joseph Flynn. Tel: 053-9236969E-mail:





Course Content:

  • Biology
  • Computer Applications
  • Chemistry
  • Safety, Health & Welfare at Work
  • Physics
  • Communications
  • Mathematics
  • Work Experience
  • Laboratory Techniques





Up to 50% failure rate in 1st year Science courses!

Many third level colleges report failure rates as high as 50% on first year Science courses.  Statistics show that students who complete a P.L.C./F.E. science course, such as ours, prior to college entry reduce the risk of failure by up to 20%.

  • Preparation for the challenges of a college Science course.Unless you have studied Biology, Physics and Chemistry to Leaving Certificate level a first year Science course can be a daunting challenge and sadly one at which many students fail.  This course thoroughly prepares students for first year.  Much of the material on our course is of first year college standard.
  •  Entry to 1st year Science Courses in WIT.  Students can apply for entry to courses in Science and Agriculture Science plus B.SC. (Ord.) courses in Forestry and Horticulture at WIT. To qualify for a place they must achieve an overall pass on this course and complete a WIT induction Course.

Fees: €200 materials fee. €200 Government Levy (exemptions for Medical Card, Grant, BTEI or VTOS).

You can apply on-line for this course now.



Course Information

Course Information
  • Cost 450 approx
  • Course Length 9 months
  • Start date Sept-May
  • Time Daytime


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