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Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Science (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, Biological and Forensics as well as Pharmacy Technician programmes.

  1. Biology
  2. Chemistry
  3. Laboratory Skills
  4. Mathematics
  5. Microbiology
  6. Communications
  7. Work Experience 
  8. 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 

US866     Pharmaceutical Science (Level 8)

South East Technological University (SETU)


Maynooth University (MU)

MH208     Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Level 8)

University College Dublin (UCD)


Atlantic Technological University (ATU)


Dublin City University (DCU)


University of Galway

GY303   Biomedical Science (Level 8)

Trinity College Dublin


Limerick of University (UL)




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