Preparation for University

Preparation for University


This course will prepare students for entry into higher education.

Through the subjects offered and the guidance of our teaching staff, this course offers our students an opportunity to develop the core skills required to progress through third level study. Students will gain a broad academic foundation for entry into college in a range of Degree areas such as the Social Sciences and Business.

Certification: QQI level 5 Award in General Studies (5M3114)


  • Research and Study Skills

  • Applied Economics

  • Social Studies

  • Microsoft Word

  • Communications

  • Assignment Preparation

  • Personal and Professional Development

  • Students can choose their final subjects between:

    o   Human Growth and Development and Understanding Special Needs

    o   Financial Services and Marketing Practice

Course Requirements: None

Places available: 10

Progression Routes:

  • Third Level Education: Apply directly to an undergraduate degree or to Access Programmes in institutions such as UCD, Trinity College or Carlow IT (Clermont Campus)

  • Further Education: Specialise in a specific area, for example a QQI Level 5 Award in Tourism or Medical Administration

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