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PU01 - Level 5 Pre-University Animal & Agri-Science

This programme is designed for students wishing to study Animal and Agri-Science at University. Students will receive a solid foundation in Biology and basic Agri-Science principles and practices which will allow progression to a wide range of veterinary, science and animal and agricultural degree programmes.

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What will you study?

Pre-University Animal & Agri-Science course is designed to equip learners with the skills and underlying knowledge required to work in the evolving sector of animal and agri-science related industries. Learners will gain a fundamental understanding of content related to animal and agri-sciences, while also getting the opportunity to provide direct care to animals within the programme and in the work setting.

Learners will study animal-related subjects to gain an understanding of key principles including; animal behaviour, biology, reproduction and breeding. In addition, learners will develop practical skills for handling and caring, gaining the knowledge and competence needed to commence a career or to progress to further studies at degree level.

Students will complete core animal science subjects including:

  • Animal Anatomy & Physiology
  • Animal Welfare
  • Biology
  • Animal Grooming
  • Safety & Health at Work
  • Customer Service

Common subjects such as Communications, Word Processing, Mathematics and Work Experience may also be included.

Qualifications Obtained

5M2768 QQI Level 5 Animal Care

PU01 - Level 5 Pre-University Animal & Agri-Science

This programme is designed for students wishing to study Animal and Agri-Science at University. Students will receive a solid foundation in Biology and basic Agri-Science principles and practices which will allow progression to a wide range of veterinary, science and animal and agricultural degree programmes.

PU01 - Level 5 Pre-University Animal & Agri-Science

Government Levy €200.00
QQI Exam Fee € 50.00
Booking Deposit € 50.00
Capitation Fee €130.00

There may be additional fee for specialist equipment and field trips

PU01 - Level 5 Pre-University Animal & Agri-Science

Career Prospects

Progress to a degree where you can pursue a career in:

Boarding Kennels or Shelter Veterinary Nurse │Veterinary Assistant │Zoo Keeper │Dog Groomer │Dog Trainer │Dog Walking Service │Agriculture Science.

Degree Progression

There are many degree options available from this course, including:

 

College Course Area Level
UCD Science 8
UCD Agricultural Science 8
UCD Animal & Agri-Sciences 8
UCD Veterinary Nursing 8
DkIT Veterinary Nursing 7
WIT Agricultural Science 8
Sligo IT Agri-Food Science 8
DIT General Science – Biosciences 7
Carlow IT Biosciences (Biopharmaceuticals) 8
Tralee IT Pharmaceutical Science 8

PU02 - Level 5 Pre-University Arts

This programme is designed for students wishing to study Arts at University. This Pre-University Arts programme is a flexible, interdisciplinary and innovative course which enables students to tailor their studies from a wide range of options in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences’ fields.

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What will you study?

Pre-University Arts introduces learners to research skills, academic writing skills and methods of study that are necessary for successful participation at third level. The course also incorporates research into suitable avenues of progression for those wishing to continue their studies upon successful completion.

Pre-University Arts combines skills and knowledge from several disciplines – it provides a broad scope of study rather than a narrow focus and this allows students to gain learning experience in a wide range of subject matter. Pre-University Arts is about giving students choice and flexibility while providing a variety of essential skills that will benefit their progression on to university and ultimately their chosen career.

Students will complete core arts subjects including:

  • Research & Study Skills
  • History
  • Literary, Visual and Performing Arts
  • English Literature
  • European Studies
  • Classical Studies

Common subjects such as Personal & Professional Development, Communications and Word Processing will also be included.

Qualifications Obtained

5M3114 QQI Level 5 General Studies

PU02 - Level 5 Pre-University Arts

This programme is designed for students wishing to study Arts at University. This Pre-University Arts programme is a flexible, interdisciplinary and innovative course which enables students to tailor their studies from a wide range of options in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences’ fields.

PU02 - Level 5 Pre-University Arts

Government Levy  €200.00
QQI Exam Fee  € 50.00
Booking Deposit € 50.00
Capitation Fee €130.00
Field Trips  € 50.00
Archaeological Digs € 30.00

PU02 - Level 5 Pre-University Arts

Career Prospects

Progress to a degree where you can pursue a career in:

Teaching │ Journalism│ Sociology │Psychology │ Archaeology | Writing | Public Relations │ History | Human Resources │ Art│ Social Work │ Research.

Degree Progression

There are many degree options available from this course, including:

College Course Area Level
DCU Post Primary Teacher Education 8
UCC Applied Psychology 8
NUIM Social Science 8
UCD Arts Degree (Joint Honours) 8
NUIG Arts Degree (Joint Honours) 8
NUIM Arts Degree 8
 St. Patricks College  Theology and Arts 8
St. Patricks College Theology 8
UCC Law and Business 8
Marino Institute of Education Education Studies 8

PU03 - Level 5 Pre-University Business & Accounting

This programme is designed for students wishing to study Business and/or Accounting at University. It aims to provide a clearly structured education that is a solid foundation for progression to a number of areas including commerce, finance, accounting, economics and law.

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What will you study?

Learners will develop understanding of the business world and business skills necessary to advance in this field. Pre-University Business & Accounting introduces learners to the key skills and computer application packages used in the modern office environment, as well as preparing learners for further study in these disciplines.

You will be introduced to the theory and practice of manual and computerised accounting and relevant concepts. Additionally, you will gain an understanding of database development and application in a business setting. Further core modules will allow learners to gain an understanding of key business concepts that will support their progression to a degree programme at University.

Students will complete core Business & Accounting subjects including:

  • Business Administration Skills
  • Accounting – Manual & Computerised
  • Spreadsheet Methods
  • Database Methods
  • Customer Service
  • Word Processing

Common subjects such as Mathematics, Work Experience, Text Production and Reception & Frontline Office Skills may also be included.

Qualifications Obtained

5M2102 QQI Level 5 Business Studies

PU03 - Level 5 Pre-University Business & Accounting

This programme is designed for students wishing to study Business and/or Accounting at University. It aims to provide a clearly structured education that is a solid foundation for progression to a number of areas including commerce, finance, accounting, economics and law.

PU03 - Level 5 Pre-University Business & Accounting

Government Levy €200.00
QQI Exam Fee € 50.00
Booking Deposit € 50.00
Capitation Fee  €130.00

PU03 - Level 5 Pre-University Business & Accounting

Career Prospects

Progress to a degree where you can pursue a career in:

Accountancy | Sales and Marketing | Business Administration | Banking and Finance | Retail |Human Resources | Customer Care | IT.

Degree Progression

There are many degree options available from this course, including:

College Course Area Level
DCU Business Studies 8
DCU Accounting and Finance 8
DCU Economics, Politics and Law 8
UCD/ NUIG Commerce 8
NUIG Business Information Systems 8
NUIG Commerce (Global) 8
 NUIM Accounting & Finance 8
NUIM Business & Accounting 8
DkIT Business (Year 1&2 at MI) 8
DkIT Accounting & Finance 8

PU04 - Level 5 Pre-University Computing

This programme is designed for students wishing to study Computing at University. Learners who are interested in digital skills, computer coding or STEM subjects would be most suitable for this course. The programme enables learners to progress to study disciplines such as computer science, games design/development, cloud computing and digital humanities at third level.

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What will you study?

Pre-University Computing learners will develop critical thinking and analysis skills in project based learning, with practical skills workshops enabling research and development, problem solving, and collaborative teamwork to enhance the skills needed to support, develop and maintain IT infrastructure.

There is an extensive emphasis on programming and design which is a fundamental skill in this area. You will also cover essential areas related to software development and gain an introduction to industry standard techniques. Pre-University Computing equips learners with the skills for future industries while providing a progression route to University programmes.

Students will complete core computing subjects including:

  • Games Analysis and Design
  • Software Architecture
  • Web Authoring
  • Programming and Design Principles
  • Fundamentals of Object Oriented Programming
  • Database Methods

Common subjects such as Communications, Work Experience and Maths for Information Technology may also be included. Students will also be encouraged to gain additional certification in CompTIA A+901 Essentials and A+902 IT Technician.

Qualifications Obtained

5M0529 QQI Level 5 Software Development

CompTIA A+ 901 Essentials

CompTIA A+ 902 IT Technician

PU04 - Level 5 Pre-University Computing

This programme is designed for students wishing to study Computing at University. Learners who are interested in digital skills, computer coding or STEM subjects would be most suitable for this course. The programme enables learners to progress to study disciplines such as computer science, games design/development, cloud computing and digital humanities at third level.

PU04 - Level 5 Pre-University Computing

Government Levy €200.00
QQI Exam Fee € 50.00
Booking Deposit  € 50.00
Capitation Fee €130.00

There may be an additional fee for CompTIA Exam, if required

PU04 - Level 5 Pre-University Computing

Career Prospects

Progress to a degree where you can pursue a career in:

Software Engineering │ IT and Cyber Security │ Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality Developers │Games Design Development and Animation │ Creative Media Production │ Manufacturing Engineering │ Data Mining.

Degree Progression

There are many degree options available from this course, including:

College Course Area Level
UCD Computer Science 8
NUIG Business Information Systems 8
UCC Computer Science 8
UCC Digital Humanities & IT 8
DkIT Computing 8
DkIT Games Development 8
DIT Game Design 8
LYIT Applied Computing 8
Dublin Business School Cloud Computing (BIS) 8
Griffith College Computer Science (Software) 8

PU05 - Level 5 Pre-University Health & Social Studies

The programme is designed for student wishing to study Health & Social Studies disciplines at University. It will introduce students to the area of sociology, psychology and related fields. The programme will enable learners to progress to further studies in social studies, psychology and sociology, arts and youth work.

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What will you study?

Pre-University Health & Social Studies introduces the theory and practice of social studies and social care, to encourage students to explore and develop their knowledge of social issues, psychology, community care and practice. This course also offers an opportunity to gain an insight into care provision and an understanding of client centred care.

Learners will explore human growth and development and look at intercultural concepts such as diversity, racism and interdependence in our diverse and rapidly changing society. The programme is designed to facilitate learners to progress to University with a thorough insight of social behaviour and related disciplines.

Students will complete core health & social studies subjects including:

  • Social Studies
  • Young People and Society
  • Human Growth & Development
  • Psychology
  • Intercultural Studies
  • Communications

Common subjects such as Word Processing, Safety and Health at Work and Work Experience may also be included.

Qualifications Obtained

5M2181 QQI Level 5 Applied Social Studies

PU05 - Level 5 Pre-University Health & Social Studies

The programme is designed for student wishing to study Health & Social Studies disciplines at University. It will introduce students to the area of sociology, psychology and related fields. The programme will enable learners to progress to further studies in social studies, psychology and sociology, arts and youth work.

PU05 - Level 5 Pre-University Health & Social Studies

Government Levy €200.00
QQI Exam Fee € 50.00
Booking Deposit € 50.00
Capitation Fee  €130.00
First Aid Responder €190.00 TBC

There will be additional fees for Handling and Lifting

PU05 - Level 5 Pre-University Health & Social Studies

Career Prospects

Progress to a degree where you can pursue a career in:

Social Work | Sociology │Psychology │Youth and Community Work │Advice Work │ Counselling│ Education & Welfare | Respite Services │Residential Care.

Degree Progression

There are many degree options available from this course, including:

College Course Area Level
NUIG Applied Social Sciences 8
NUIM Community and Youth Work 8
Athlone IT Social Care Practice 8
ITB Applied Social Studies in Social Care 8
UL Psychology and Sociology 8
ICHAS Limerick Counselling and Addiction Studies 7
NUIG Arts (Child, Youth and Family) 8
NUIG Arts (Joint Honours) 8
NUIM Arts 8