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QQI Level 5 - Test Page (5Mxxxx)


  • Laboratory Skills
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Nutrition
  • Micro Biology


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

Courses Description

The aim of the course is to provide the learner with an introduction to the world of science and will cover a variety of subjects related to the laboratory sciences. The learner will gain the knowledge, skill and competence to work independently and under supervision in a science laboratory or to progress to further or higher education.

Minimum Entry Requirements

  • Leaving Certificate / Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent.
  • Mature Applications¬† will be considered.
  • Successful completion of interview.


  • QQI Level 5: Laboratory Techniques (5M3807)


Graduates are eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at both Universities and Institutes of Technology. There are progression options in a wide range of areas including general science, biotechnology, forensic science, pharmaceutical science, sports science, food science and many other related areas.


Excel Version or PDF Version of course costs.

Please Note: Every effort is made to have these costs as accurate as possible, however, please be aware that some of these costings are supplied by external agencies & external exam bodies and there is a potential for those to change unexpectedly. If changes occur they will be communicated to learners as soon as possible.

Work Experience

Work Experience placement in a related vocational area is an integral part of this course. Students must obtain work experience placement themselves.


One Year.

N.B. Due to ongoing developments in QQI awards, names and content are subject to change.