This programme has been designed specifically to support learners in achieving the entry requirements for studying science based programmes at Higher Education. This programme offers learners a mixture of classroom based subjects, laboratory techniques and industry based experience. This programme provides a clear pathway into a range of science related degree programmes.
Learners will complete a combination of the following:
- Animal Anatomy and Physiology
- Laboratory Skills
- Work Experience
All our Level 5 PLC courses are open to school leavers (Leaving Cert/ Leaving Cert Applied Students/A Levels/GCSE or equivalent), QQI Level 4 graduates and mature applicants. A QQI Level 5 award is a prerequisite to access a Level 6 programme.
Progression To Degrees
DKIT | Agriculture | Level 8
DKIT | Science | Level 8
NUIG | Science | Level 8
Maynooth University | Science | Level 8
UCD | Veterinary Nursing | Level 8
UCD | Science| Level 8
UCD | Agricultural Science | Level 8
UCD | Agri – Environmental Science | Level 8
Following the successful completion of the Pre-University Science/Agricultural Science programme, you may progress to a degree which can lead to a career in:
Agriculture | Veterinary Nursing | Food Science | Pharmaceutical Industry | Horticulture | Crop Management | Bioscience | Physics
2020-21 Course Fees
Note - Some courses may require the learner to purchase relevant industry-specific material for their own use which may not be included in the list of course fees.
€30 of Enrolment Fees are Non-Refundable. All fees subject to change.
The following categories of participant are exempt from paying the PLC Government Levy:
- Medical Card/SUSI Grant/Back to Education Allowance Holders may be exempted from PLC Government Levy. Documentary Evidence must be presented immediately to avail of such exemptions.
- Medical Card/Back to Education Allowance Holders may be exempted from QQI Exam Fees. Documentary Evidence must be presented immediately to avail of such exemptions.