If you’re like most first-year college students, you may be unsure of your future plans and what you want to study. The College Access Programme accommodates students who want to explore a variety of career fields in one year to identify the best degree/ career path to pursue. The programme provides a selection of studies in social, childcare, healthcare, animal care and computer-related subjects which is beneficial for school leavers, adult learners, working students, and career changers who want to progress to further studies.
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
Student Services Costs: €200
Government Levy (PPC): €200
The following categories of participant are exempt from paying the Government Levy (PPC):
- Full medical Card holders in their own right and their dependent children
- Those who are eligible under the student grant scheme
- Those in receipt of the Back to Education Allowance (BTEA)
QQI Certification Charge:
- QQI Level 5 €50
- QQI Level 6 €80
Fees charged by professional bodies - These will be outlined under Additional fees for applicable courses.
Additional costs which may include: Books, uniforms, equipment and trips.