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Applied Science with Nutrition (QQI Level 5)

This one year full-time 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 Food, Nutrition,  Biomedical, Pharmaceutical, Environmental, Agriculture, Biological, Forensic and Sports Science as well as Pharmacy Technician programmes.  

Apprenticeship opportunities may align with Laboratory Technician and Laboratory Analyst. 

  1. Nutrition
  2. Microbiology
  3. Biology
  4. Chemistry
  5. Laboratory Skills
  6. Mathematics
  7. Safety and Health at Work
  8. Communications
  9. Work Experience

Modules are subject to change

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)

Technological University of the Shannon (TUS), Athlone

US662     Applied Science (Level 6)

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)

€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.

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.

For further information, please Elaine on 057 9349424  or email


Course Details

Code: 5M3807

Award Title: QQI Level 5 – Certification in Laboratory Techniques

Duration: One year – September 2024 to May 2025.