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Environmental Science (QQI Level 5)

This full-time one-year programme will be of interest to those wishing to work or pursue further study in Environmental Science. Career areas include waste management, renewable energy, nature conservation, and numerous areas within the environmental sector. The core science modules open up many routes for further study in general science areas as well as other sustainable areas.

  1. Biology
  2. Chemistry
  3. Laboratory Skills
  4. Mathematics
  5. Environmental Studies 
  6. Safety and Health at Work
  7. Communications
  8. Work Experience 
  9. Soil Science and Growing Media 

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 


South East Technological University (SETU)


Maynooth University (MU)


University College Dublin (UCD)


Atlantic Technological University (ATU)

AU966 Environmental science with Ecology (Level 8)

Dublin City University (DCU)

DC166 Environmental Science & Technology (Level 8)

University College Cork 

Ck404 Biological Earth & Environmental Science (Level 8) 

Trinity College Dublin


Limerick of University (UL)

LM066 Environmental Science (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