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Applied Science (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 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 

AL632     Applied Science (Level 6)

AL837     Sports Science with Exercise Physiology (Level 8)

AL838     Biotechnology (Level 8)

AL839     Microbiology (Level 8)

AL842     Bioveterinary Science (Level 8)

AL841     Athletic & Rehabilitation Therapy (Level 8)

AL840     Pharmaceutical Science (Level 8)

AL835       Pharamacology (Level 8) 

South East Technological University (SETU), Carlow

CW138   Sport & Exercise Science (Level 8)

CW188     Sport Rehabilitation & Athletic Therapy (Level 8)

CW598   Biomedical Electronics (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), Galway

GA781     Applied Biology & Biopharmaceutical Sciences (Level 8)

GA782     Chemical & Pharmaceutical Science (Level 8)

GA784    Science (Level 8)

GA785    Medical Science (Level 8)

GA786     Forensic Science & Analysis (Level 8)

GA791   Public Health Nutrition (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)

DC203    Science Education ( Level 8)

National University of

Ireland Galway (NUIG)

GY301     Bachelor of Science (Level 8)

GY303   Biomedical Science (Level 8)

GY308   Environmental Science (Level 8)

St. Angela’s College, Sligo

AS001    Education Home Economics & Biology

AS054     Home Economics

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)




Munster Technological University (MTU), Cork


Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin)

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

LM092    Science with concurrent Teacher Education,             Biology with Physics, Chemistry or Ag Science)         (Level 8)


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 Sheridan on 057 9349471 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 12th, 2022 to May 26th, 2023.

Hotel & RestaurantThursday April 15th, available from 4pm onwards

SportsThursday April 15th, available from 4pm onwards

BusinessThursday April 15th, available from 4pm onwards

Applied Social Studies with SNAWednesday April 14th, available from 4pm onwards

Early Childhood Care & EducationWednesday April 14th, available from 4pm onwards

Nursing Wednesday April 14th, available from 4pm onwards

Healthcare SupportWednesday April 14th, available from 4pm onwards

Computer Networks with SoftwareTuesday April 13th, available from 4pm onwards

Sustainable Construction TechnologyTuesday April 13th, available from 4pm onwards

Engineering TechnologyTuesday April 13th, available from 4pm onwards

Applied ScienceTuesday April 13th, available from 4pm onwards