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Science & Laboratory Techniques L5


QQI Laboratory Techniques Level 5, Code 5M3807

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This course is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career in Laboratory Science. Students can apply to higher education institutions and can also be admitted to Institutes of Technology and University College Cork on a competitive basis.

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate (LC Established, LCVP or LCA) or equivalent

For mature applicants appropriate experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.


One-year full time

  Student Charges

Fee exemptions may apply ⇒

 Student Services € 250
 QQI Fee  €50
 Gov PLC Fee  €200
 Materials  €50
TOTAL €550


Course Outline

Code Title
5N2747 Chemistry
5N0690 Communications
5N2751 Laboratory Techniques
5N1833 Mathematics
5N1460 Physics
5N1358 Word Processing
5N0737 Microbiology
5N2746 Biology
5N1356 Work Experience



Work Placement/Experience

Participants will be required to undertake 10 days of work placement in a relevant location. The College will assist participants in identifying suitable placements.


Education Progression Opportunities

UCC: CK101, CK105, CK107, CK108, CK109, CK113, CK117, CK11, CK210, CK301, CK307, CK 402, CK404, CK405, CK406, Ck408, CK502, CK505, CK706

CIT: CR001; CR006; CR007; CR010; CR011; CR300; CR330

CIT CCPS: CR305; CR325; CR333; CR340; CR365

LIT: LC260; LC264; LC265; LC266; LC267; LC268

Tralee IT: TL755, TL855. WIT: WD076, WD176, WD177


We advise you to consult the CAO website – www.cao.ie and http://www.cao.ie/index.php?page=fetac_ to confirm specific entry requirements for Higher Education Institutions.


Career Opportunities

  • Hospital Laboratories 
  • Chemical Laboratories
  • Pharmaceutical Laboratories
  • Quality Control
  • Local Authorities
  • Industrial Laboratories


Course specific Contact Details

For further details email: sciencelaboratory@stjohnscollege.ie