Science & Laboratory Techniques

(Level 5)


QQI Laboratory Techniques Level 5, Code 5M3807


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.


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

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

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Science and Laboratory Techniques Level 5


Fee Exemptions may apply ⇒
 Materials €100
 QQI Fee €50
 Student Services €250
 Gov PLC Fee €200
TOTAL €600

Contact Details

Tel: 021 4255500

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, CK301, CK307, CK 402, CK404, CK405, CK406, Ck408, Ck409, CK504, CK505, CK706, CK707

CIT: CR001; CR006; CR007; CR010; CR300; CR325; CR333; CR340; CR365; CR370


LIT: LC260; LC265; LC266; LC267; LC268

Tralee IT: TL755; TL758; TL855; TL858

WIT: WD076; WD177


We advise you to consult the CAO website – and to confirm specific entry requirements for Higher Education Institutions.


Career Opportunities

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