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Cavan Institute

Pre-University Science with Sports


Pre-University Science with Sports

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 Pre-University Sports Science have found employment in the leisure and sports sectors, including fitness centres, gyms, hotels and leisure clubs, swimming complexes and in the coaching area.


At Cavan Institute: 

Graduates of this course in Pre-University Sports Science may progress to a level 6 course in Sports Coaching and Development available at Cavan Institute. 


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

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Course Fees


Course Content

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Laboratory Techniques PHECC Cardiac First Response Community Training (CFR-C)

  • Laboratory Skills 

  • Communications 

  • Work Experience 

  • Physics 

  • Mathematics 

  • Chemistry 

  • Nutrition 

  • Biology 

  • Anatomy and Physiology 

  • Exercise and Fitness

About This Course

Modules taught include the core science subjects - chemistry, physics and mathematics. The mathematics module is accepted for entry to higher education courses. These modules form the basis of all first year third level science programmes. In addition, students study exercise and fitness and anatomy and physiology which will give them a firm foundation upon which to start their college career.

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