Course Level: 5
Award Title: QQI Level 5 Certificate in Laboratory Techniques
QQI Code: 5M3807
Duration: 1 Year
|Applied Science - Nutrition and Health|
Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or LCVP or QQI Level 4 Award. Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet these entry requirements.
Nutrition is the branch of science that deals with nutrients and how we obtain them and their effects in the body. Good nutritional choices are important for good health and preventing disease. Knowledge of nutrition allows an individual to make informed choices about what foods they or their families should eat. An understanding of how food is produced and how it affects the body is important for many career paths. Nutrition is a growth area with jobs in a variety of fields for example food science, food production, sports science, health and fitness industries.
This course will prepare the learner for direct employment or for progression to third level and is accepted for entry to most science, food science, nutrition or health related courses in Ireland.
This course also includes maths, biology, chemistry, physics and IT skills. These subjects are common to all first year science qualifications and give students an advantage over students entering directly from leaving certificate.
Anatomy & Physiology
Elective: Food Processing/Food Chemistry
Graduates of this course have a strong foundation in the skills required to obtain positions in laboratories or other science/health related areas such as biotechnology, pharmaceutical science, sports science, food science and general science industries.
Graduates are eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to year one of a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Institutes of Technology and Universities (please check with the particular institution regarding local eligibility requirements).