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PU01 - Level 5 Pre-University Animal and 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, 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
  • Animal Behaviour
  • 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 and 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, animal and agricultural degree programmes.

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

QQI Exam Fee € 50.00
Administration Fee € 50.00
Capitation Fee €130.00

There may be additional fee for specialist equipment and field trips

PU01 - Level 5 Pre-University Animal and 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 Horticulture 8
UCD Veterinary Nursing 8
DkIT Veterinary Nursing 7
WIT Agricultural Science 8
Sligo IT Agri-Food Science 8
TU Dublin General Science – Biosciences 7
Carlow IT Biosciences (Biopharmaceuticals) 8
IT Tralee 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

QQI Exam Fee  € 50.00
Administration Fee € 50.00
Capitation Fee €130.00

There will be additional fees for field trips.

PU02 - Level 5 Pre-University Arts

Career Prospects

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

Teaching │ Public Relations │ Journalism │ History │ Sociology | Human Resources| Psychology │ Art | Archaeology │ Social Work │ Writing │ 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
UCC Law and Business 8
UCD Psychology 8
DCU Arts (Humanities) 8
Marino Institute of Education Education Studies 8

PU03 - Level 5 Pre-University Education and Teaching

This programme is ideal for both school leavers and experienced mature learners seeking the necessary preparation to progress to degree level studies at third level. It is a comprehensive pre-university course that aims to provide you with the necessary writing and critical skills for learning and assignment writing at third level.

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What will you study?

Learners in the Pre-University Teaching programme will enhance their skills, knowledge and practical experience prior to progressing to higher education. Pre-University Teaching combines skills and knowledge from several disciplines – it allows for a broad scope of study rather than a narrow focus from which students will gain learning experience in a wide range of subject areas. This dynamic course provides progression opportunities to degree programmes in various disciplines including teaching, arts and humanities.

Students will complete core education subjects including:

  • Interpersonal and Group Behaviour
  • Research and Study Skills
  • Psychology
  • Social Studies
  • English Literature
  • History

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

Qualifications Obtained

5M3114 QQI Level 5 General Studies

PU03 - Level 5 Pre-University Education and Teaching

This programme is ideal for both school leavers and experienced mature learners seeking the necessary preparation to progress to degree level studies at third level. It is a comprehensive pre-university course that aims to provide you with the necessary writing and critical skills for learning and assignment writing at third level.

PU03 - Level 5 Pre-University Education and Teaching

QQI Exam Fee  € 50.00
Administration Fee € 50.00
Capitation Fee €130.00

There will be additional fees for field trips.

PU03 - Level 5 Pre-University Education and Teaching

Career Prospects

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

Post Primary Teaching | Further Education Teaching | Law | Counselling | Journalism | Education Consultant | Special Educational Needs Teaching | Psychology 

Degree Progression

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

College Course Area Level
DCU Post Primary Teacher Education 8
DCU Education and Training 8
DCU Education Studies (in Marino Institute of Education) 8
DkIT Arts 8
Maynooth University Arts 8
UCD Psychology 8
DCC Arts 8

PU04 - Level 5 Pre-University Business and 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 and 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 payroll. Further core modules will allow learners to experience key business concepts that will support their progression to a degree programme at University.

Students will complete core Business and Accounting subjects including:

  • Business Administration Skills
  • Accounting – Manual & Computerised
  • Payroll – Manual & Computerised
  • Spreadsheet 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

PU04 - Level 5 Pre-University Business and 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.

PU04 - Level 5 Pre-University Business and Accounting

QQI Exam Fee € 50.00
Administration Fee € 50.00
Capitation Fee  €130.00

PU04 - Level 5 Pre-University Business and 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

PU05 - Level 5 Pre-University Law with Business

This one-year course prepares learners for progression to Law and Business degree programmes at university or for a career in the field of legal administration. The programme will introduce learners to the core principles of Law and the Irish legal system combined with Business Studies. You will get the opportunity to study several different branches of Law and Business to discover the area that interests you most to pursue at degree level.

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What will you study?

Pre-University Law with Business is designed to provide learners with an in-depth knowledge of concepts relevant to business/legal environments, with an emphasis on Accounting, Business Administration, Business Law and Criminal Law. Graduates are equipped with the analytical and evaluation skills that stem from legal training combined with legal and financial literacy.

Students will complete core law and business subjects including:

  • Accounting Manual and Computerised
  • Business Administration Skills
  • Legal Practice and Procedures
  • Business Law
  • Criminal Law

Common subjects such as Safety and Health at Work, Mathematics, Customer Service, Work Experience and Word Processing will also be included.

Qualifications Obtained

5M2102 QQI Level 5 Business Studies 

PU05 - Level 5 Pre-University Law with Business

This one-year course prepares learners for progression to Law and Business degree programmes at university or for a career in the field of legal administration. The programme will introduce learners to the core principles of Law and the Irish legal system combined with Business Studies. You will get the opportunity to study several different branches of Law and Business to discover the area that interests you most to pursue at degree level.

PU05 - Level 5 Pre-University Law with Business

QQI Exam Fee € 50.00
Administration Fee € 50.00
Capitation Fee €130.00

PU05 - Level 5 Pre-University Law with Business

Career Prospects

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

Legal Assistant | Legal Researcher | Paralegal Work | Administrative Assistant in areas such as the insurance or banking, or the public sector. 

Degree Progression

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

College Course Area Level
UCD Law (Options) 8
UCD Law with Business 8
NUIG Government (Politics, Economics and Law) 8
NUIG Law and Business 8
DCU Business Studies 8
DCU Economics, Politics and Law 8

PU06 - 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

PU06 - 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.

PU06 - Level 5 Pre-University Computing

QQI Exam Fee € 50.00
Administration Fee € 50.00
Capitation Fee €130.00

PU06 - 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 Developer │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
TU Dublin Game Design 8
LYIT Applied Computing 8
NUIM Computer Science 8
NUIM Robotics and Intelligent Devices 8

PU07 - Level 5 Pre-University Health, Social Studies and Psychology

The programme is designed for students wishing to study Health, Social Studies & Psychology 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 & Psychology 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 & psychology 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

PU07 - Level 5 Pre-University Health, Social Studies and Psychology

The programme is designed for students wishing to study Health, Social Studies & Psychology 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.

PU07 - Level 5 Pre-University Health, Social Studies and Psychology

QQI Exam Fee € 50.00
Administration Fee € 50.00
Capitation Fee  €130.00
First Aid Responder €190.00

There will be additional fees for Handling and Lifting

PU07 - Level 5 Pre-University Health, Social Studies and Psychology

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
DCU Health and Society 8
NUIM Arts 8
NUIG Arts (Joint Honours) 8
GMIT Community Development & Youthwork 8
NUIG Arts (Child, Youth and Family) 8

PU08 - Level 5 Pre-University Tourism & Hospitality Management

This programme is designed for students wishing to advance to University to study the many aspects of tourism in its various forms. The Pre-University Tourism programme also affords learners the opportunity to progress further in the areas of Event Management, Hospitality Management and Tourism Marketing.

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What will you study?

Pre-University Tourism is aimed at learners who wish to enhance their knowledge and skills in the tourism and event management industry. This course is designed to equip leaners with the specialist skills necessary for a career in the tourism industry. You will be introduced to various practical and theoretical skills, focusing on a broad scope of study.

The range of transferrable skills and competencies taught will support your progression to a degree programme at University. Learners may wish to further their education into areas of hospitality or events management, which offer excellent career opportunities both in Ireland and internationally.

Students will complete core tourism subjects including:

  • Tourism Principles and Practice
  • Marketing Practice
  • Business Administration Skills
  • Tourism Information and Administration
  • Customer Service
  • Ready to Fly – IAOT
  • Cabin Crew Operations

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

Qualifications Obtained

5M5011 QQI Level 5 Tourism with Business

PU08 - Level 5 Pre-University Tourism & Hospitality Management

This programme is designed for students wishing to advance to University to study the many aspects of tourism in its various forms. The Pre-University Tourism programme also affords learners the opportunity to progress further in the areas of Event Management, Hospitality Management and Tourism Marketing.

PU08 - Level 5 Pre-University Tourism & Hospitality Management

QQI Exam Fee € 50.00
Administration Fee € 50.00
Capitation Fee  €130.00
Ready to Fly Exam Fee €205.00

There will be additional costs for field trips and uniform.

PU08 - Level 5 Pre-University Tourism & Hospitality Management

Career Prospects

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

Events Industry | National and Regional Tourism organisations | Hospitality Management | Visitor and Heritage Centres | Conference Organisation | Sales and Marketing |

Degree Progression

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

College Course Area Level
NUIG

Business Studies (International Hotel Mgt, Shannon)

8
DCU

Aviation Management (Pilot Studies)

8
NUIM

Entrepreneurship

8
DkIT

Hospitality Management

7
UCC

Economics (International Pathway)

8
TU Dublin

Tourism & Digital Marketing

8
IT Sligo Tourism with Event Management 7
TU Dublin

Event Management

8
GMIT

International Hotel Management

8

PU09 - Level 5 Pre-University Sport Studies

This Pre-University Sports Studies programme is both theory and practically orientated, which offers our learners a wide variety of skills and competencies that may enable them to progress to Sports degrees at University and on to their desired career in the industry.

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What will you study?

Pre-University Sports Studies introduces learners to academic skills and methods to enhance their learning participation at third level. The course also incorporates research into suitable paths of progression for those wishing to continue their studies.

Pre-University Sports Studies combines skills and knowledge from several National Governing Bodies – 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 Sports Studies is about giving students choice and flexibility while providing a variety of essential skills that will benefit their progression.

Students will complete core sports subjects including:

  • Sport and Recreation Studies
  • Sports Anatomy and Physiology
  • Nutrition
  • Exercise and Fitness
  • Sports Coaching
  • Leisure Facility Administration
  • Soccer Coaching
  • GAA Coaching

Common subjects such as Customer Service and Word Processing may also be included.

Qualifications Obtained

5M5146 QQI Level 5 Sports, Recreation and Exercise

NGB Awards (GAA and FAI)

ITEC Gym Instructor

PU09 - Level 5 Pre-University Sport Studies

This Pre-University Sports Studies programme is both theory and practically orientated, which offers our learners a wide variety of skills and competencies that may enable them to progress to Sports degrees at University and on to their desired career in the industry.

PU09 - Level 5 Pre-University Sport Studies

QQI Exam Fee € 50.00
Administration Fee € 50.00
Capitation Fee  €130.00
First Aid Responder €190.00
Coaching costs €80.00
ITEC Fitness Instructing €150.00

There will be additional fees for specialist courses & MI College Tracksuit

PU09 - Level 5 Pre-University Sport Studies

Career Prospects

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

PE Teaching | GAA Coach | Youth and Community Worker |FAI Coach | Leisure Centre Management | Performance Analysis | Gym Instructor | Sports Coach | Sports Development Officer |

Degree Progression

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

College Course Area Level
NUIM

Community and Youth Work

8
UCC

Sports Studies and Physical Education

8
Bradford University

Physiotherapy / MPhysiotheraphy

8
TU Dublin

Sports Science and Health

7
IT Sligo

Sport with Business

8
DkIT

Sport, Exercise and Enterprise

7
GMIT

Sport and Exercise Science

8
LIT

Sports Strength and Conditioning

8
LYIT

Sports and Exercise

8