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Applied Science with laboratory techniques (QQI Level 5)

This full-time one-year programme provides a solid foundation in General Science. The programme aims to provide both the knowledge and practical skills necessary to prepare learners for further studies in areas such as Biomedical, Pharmaceutical, Environmental, Agriculture, Food, Nutrition, Biological, Forensic and Sports Science as well as Pharmacy Technician programmes.  

  1. Biology
  2. Chemistry
  3. Laboratory Skills
  4. Mathematics
  5. Microbiology
  6. Physics
  7. Safety and Health at Work
  8. Communications
  9. Work Experience
  10. Introduction to Cleanroom Operations

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.  Garda Vetting may also be required, depending on work placement setting.

Technological University of the Shannon (TUS), Athlone 

US733     Pharmaceutical Science (Level 7)

US738     Veterinary Nursing (Level 7)

US861     Biotechnology (Level 8)

US862     Microbiology (Level 8)

US867     Bioveterinary Science (Level 8)

US866     Pharmaceutical Science (Level 8)

US865    Pharmacology (Level 8) 

South East Technological University (SETU)

SE500   Science (Level 8)

SE903     Strength and Conditioning (Level 8)

SE727   Biomedical Electronics (Level 8)

SE502    Agricultural Science (Level 8)

Maynooth University (MU)

MH201     Science (Level 8)

MH202     Biotechnology (Level 8)

MH208     Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Level 8)

MH209    Psychological (Science Degree) (Level 8)

MH210    Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Chemistry (Level 8)

University College Dublin (UCD)

DN200     Science (Level 8)

DN250     Agricultural Science (Level 8)

DN261    Food Science (Level 8)

DN720     Psychology (Level 8)

Atlantic Technological University (ATU)

AU569     Applied Biology & Biopharmaceutical Sciences (Level 7)

AU568     Chemical & Pharmaceutical Science (Level 7)

AU556    Science (Level 7)

AU671    Medical Science (Level 8)

AU669     Forensic Science & Analysis (Level 8)

AU663  Public Health Nutrition (Level 8)

AU973   Clinical Measurement Physiology (Level 8)

Dublin City University (DCU)

DC161     Analytical Sciences (Level 8)

DC166     Environmental Science & Technology (Level 8)

DC175     Physics (General Entry) (Level 8)

CD180    Biological Sciences (Level 8) – general entry.

DC203    Science & Mathematics Education ( Level 8)

University of Galway

GY301     Science (Level 8)

GY303   Biomedical Science (Level 8)

GY308   Environmental Science (Level 8)

Trinity College Dublin

TR060    Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Level 8)

TR061    Chemical Sciences (Level 8)

TR062    Geography & Geoscience (Level 8)

TRO63    Physical Sciences (Level 8)

Limerick of University (UL)

LM096    Science with concurrent Teacher Education             (Physical sciences) (Level 8)***

LM092    Bachelor of  Science with concurrent Teacher Education,             (Science Education with Physics OR Chemistry OR Agricultural Science)         (Level 8)

*** Must include QQI Level 5 Physics

Munster Technological University (MTU), Cork

Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin)

MT930   Home Economics & Business (Level 8): 3 years in MTU, plus 2 years UCC for Post Primary Teaching

TU755   Science (Level 7)

TU868 Clinical Measurement Science (level 8)

TU871  Optometry (Level 8)

For further information, please Elaine on 057 9349424 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

Code: 5M3807

Award Title: QQI Level 5 – Certification in Laboratory Techniques

Duration: One year – September  2024 to May  2025