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Cavan Institute
Science and Laboratory Techniques

Science and Laboratory Techniques is ideally suited to students who are interested in progressing to a third-level course in a science-related discipline.

Science and Laboratory Techniques


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Modules taught on the Science and Laboratory Technique course include the core science subjects - Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. 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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Course Content

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.

Further Study

At Cavan Institute: 

Graduates of this level 5 Science and Laboratory Techniques course are eligible to apply to the first year of the BSc in General Science being delivered at Cavan Institute in partnership with Sligo IT. Students study year one of this degree programme at Cavan Institute and transfer to Sligo IT 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 Institutes of Technology and Universities(please check with the particular institution regarding localeligibility 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.


QQI Level 5 Certificate in Laboratory Techniques.



QQI Level 5 Certificate in Laboratory Techniques.

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