Leading to a QQI Level 5 award in Laboratory Techniques – Course Code: 5M3807
Duration: 1 Year, full time
Award: QQI Level 5
Course Director: Joseph Flynn
- Computer Applications
- Safety, Health & Welfare at Work
- Work Experience
- Laboratory Techniques
€200 Government levy (exemptions for holders of a medical card, SUSI Grant, BTEI Grant or VTOS Place).
€50 QQI Examinations fee (exemptions for holders of medical card, SUSI Grant, BTEI Grant or VTOS Place).
Leaving Certificate (or equivalent) or over 18 years of age.
No requirements for over 23s
Up to 50% failure rate in 1st year Science courses!
Many third level colleges report failure rates as high as 50% on first year Science courses. Statistics show that students who complete a P.L.C./F.E. science course, such as ours, prior to college entry reduce the risk of failure by up to 20%.
Preparation for the challenges of a college Science course.
Unless you have studied Biology, Physics and Chemistry to Leaving Certificate level a first year Science course can be a daunting challenge and sadly one at which many students fail. This course thoroughly prepares students for first year. Much of the material on our course is of first year college standard.
Entry to 1st year Science Courses in WIT.
Students can apply for entry to BSc in Science, BSc in Food Science with Business and BSc in Forestry courses in WIT. To qualify for a place an applicant must achieve an overall pass on this course and attend at a WIT Induction Day in late spring/early summer of entry year. Places for these linked courses are limited. ( two in each area)
Higher Education Links (HEL) Scheme
Many colleges offer places, based on QQI results, on a wide variety of courses. Check details on www.qqi.ie.
Enniscorthy Vocational College has an exclusive link with Aberystwyth University in Wales. Over 70 students have availed of the offer and have achieved their degrees. Links are associated with Media Production, Legal Studies, Sports & Recreation, Pre 3rd Level Science, Physiology and Health Science and Early Childhood Care and Education. Each February Mid-term, Prospective students will go to Aberystwyth with Liam Sharkey to get a private tour of the facilities there.
Entry to Aberystwyth University, Wales
Following a very encouraging two day visit to Aberystwyth University, in October 2013, an agreement between EVC and the university was finalised in May 2014. This new prestigious link will enable students of this course who successfully achieve an agreed standard, to apply for courses in Science, Rural Science and Physics. Successful applicants will be treated similarly to Welsh students and can also apply for maintenance grants and bursaries to assist them while studying in Aberystwyth.