Leading to a QQI Level 5 award in Laboratory Techniques – Course Code: 5M3807
Duration: 1 Year, full time
Awards: Laboratory Techniques QQI level 5
RLSS Pool Lifeguard
Assistant Swim Teacher
Occupational First Aid
Course Director: Trudy O’Byrne
- Exercise & Fitness
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Laboratory Techniques
- Water Safety
- First Aid (Certified)
- FAI Coaching Course (Optional)
- Work Experience
Course Fees:€790 approximately, payable in two installments, which includes DES PLC levy of €200, QQI examination fee of €50, weekly use of the local swimming pool, First Aid course, RLSS Lifeguard, FAI coaching course and student service charge of €700 approximately for those students not taking their RLSS Lifeguard Exams. Costs may be subject to change.
A student who has a current valid Medical Card or is eligible for SUSI or BTEI Grant or is a VTOS student is exempt from the €200 Government Levy and the QQI examination fee.
Under 23 – Leaving Certificate (Grade C minimum in Ordinary Level English or Irish, and grade D minimum in Ordinary Level Mathematics is necessary for those pursuing study in IT Carlow)
No requirements for over 23s; offer of a place is based on the outcome of an interview.
Employment Opportunities: (following further studies)
Direct employment in leisure centres and health clubs.
Physical activity & health promotion
Health fitness management
Higher Education Links (HEL) Scheme
Many colleges offer places, based on FETAC(QQI) results, on a wide variety of courses.
Check details on www.qqi.ie.
Entry to 1st year Science Courses in WIT:
Students can apply for entry to BSc in Science Common Entry, B Sc in Food Science with Business, B Sc in Forestry, B Sc in Horticulture and B Sc in Molecular Biology with Biopharmaceutical Science 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)
Entry to 1st Year Science Courses in IT Carlow
B Sc Common Entry
B Sc Analytical Science
B Sc in Bioscience
B Eng Mechanical Engineering
Entry to Aberystwyth University, Wales
This prestigious link will enable students of this course who successfully achieve an agreed standard, to apply for courses in Sport and Exercise Science, Psychology, etc. 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.