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Cavan Institute

Pre-University Science


Pre-University Science

Entry Requirements

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.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this course in Science and Laboratory Techniques have a strong foundation in the skills required to obtain positions in laboratories or other science related areas such as biotechnology, pharmaceutical science, chemical and biochemical engineering.


At Cavan Institute:

Graduates of this level 5 Science and Laboratory Techniques course are eligible to apply to many courses in Higher Education Institutions in Ireland and UK. 

Students can also apply to  the first year of the BSc in General Science being delivered at Cavan Institute in partnership with ATU-Sligo. Students study year one of this degree programme at Cavan Institute and transfer to ATU-Sligo for years two and three.


Graduates are also 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 Higher Education Institutions. (please check with the particular institution regarding local eligibility requirements).

Sciences - UCD, Galway, ATU-Sligo, DCU, TUS-Athlone, NUI Maynooth, TUD, etc

BAgrSc - UCD and others

Radiography - Ulster University , Scotland and UK

Clinical measurement - TUD, ATU-Sligo

Sports Sciences, Health and Rehabilitation - NUI Maynooth, SETU-Carlow

Course Fees


Course Content

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Laboratory Techniques.

  • Anatomy and Physiology

  • Communications

  • Microbiology

  • Work Experience

  • Biology

  • Laboratory Skills

  • Physics

  • Chemistry

  • Mathematics

  • Word Processing

About This Course

Modules taught on the Science and Laboratory Technique course include the core science subjects - Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics, Laboratory Techniques. The Mathematics module is accepted for entry to higher education courses. These modules (along with IT skills) form the basis of all first year third-level science programmes. In addition, students study microbiology and anatomy and physiology, which will give students a firm foundation upon which to start their college career and a distinct advantage over students entering directly from school. The majority of our graduates progress to further study in higher education.

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