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This full-time one-year programme is ideal for anyone wishing to pursue further study in the form of an Arts Degree.
The range of modules allow for a taste of different areas such as English, Psychology, Social Studies and History.
This will give the learner a broad skillset and a breath of knowledge within this area.

  • Research & Study Skills 
  • Communications 
  • Work Experience 
  • English Literature 
  • History 
  • Psychology 
  • Social Studies 
  • Word-Processing 
  • Work Experience

*All Modules are subject to change.

Leaving Certificate or QQI Level 4, or equivalent standard of education. All applicants are subject to an interview and an online assessment. Depending on work placement setting, Garda Vetting may also be required.

Links to Third Level 

For further information, please contact Elaine at 05793 49424 or email

€50 QQI Level 5 Certification Fee – Medical Card holders or those in receipt of a Social Welfare payment are exempt from this Certification Fee.

VTOS: If you are over 21 years of age, are unemployed and have been getting certain social welfare payments for at least 6 months you can apply for the Vocational Training and Opportunities Scheme (VTOS). Successful applicants can receive a VTOS payment for the duration of the course, instead of their social welfare payment.  Small meal and travel allowances may also apply.


Course Details


Award Title: QQI Level 5 – General Studies 

Duration: One year  –  September  2024 to  May 2025


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Marino Institute of Education CM010 Education Studies (Level 8)
Trinity College Dublin TR581 Law / History (Level 8)
University of Galway GY105 Arts / History (Level 8)