Pre-University Science / Agricultural Science

Applied Science Laboratory Techniques 5M3807

What is Pre-University Science /  Agricultural Science?

This one-year course is designed to give students an introduction to the world of science and covers a variety of areas related to laboratory or physical science. The mathematics element allows students to bring their mathematics levels up to the competence relevant to their intended third level course. Students will also have the option to study other modules along with science to shape their qualification for entry to their desired course or area of employment.

Course content

The following modules will be offered in 2019 subject to availability and demand:

• Laboratory Techniques

• Communications

• Biology

• Work Experience

• Chemistry

• Word Processing

• Physics

• Anatomy & Physiology

• Safety and health at work

• Animal Anatomy & Physiology (for Ag. Science)

• Mathematics


QQI Level 5 in Applied Science Laboratory Techniques 5M3807

Career opportunities

Graduates may pursue science certificate or degree courses in TCD, DCU, Maynooth University, UCD, DIT, UCC, NUIG, IT Tallaght, Athlone IT, IT Sligo, IT Carlow, Letterkenny IT, Cork IT, St. Angela’s College Sligo, as well as other ITs and colleges around the well as other ITs and colleges around the country or in the UK. For example there are up to 18 places in Maynooth University, 30 places in UCD science courses and another 20 places in UCD Agricultural Science courses and 10 places in Trinity in First Science for QQI graduates. Alternatively students may seek immediate employment in a range of companies and projects that seek graduates with a science aptitude.

Higher Education Progression

UCD: DN 250 Agriculture Science (Level 8, 4 Years) DCU: DC201 Common Entry Science (Level 8, 4 Years) DIT: DT212 Science (Level 7, 3 Years)


Entry requirements
  • Leaving Cert, LCVP or LCA
  • Mature Students of all backgrounds
  • Other equivalent qualification

All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications