Leading to a QQI Level 5 General Studies qualification 5M3114

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The change from school leaving certificate to degree studies at an IT or University can defeat students and the “drop out” from many first year programmes is high.

This new one year QQI level 5 course will help a student prepare for degree studies and make the transition to Third Level smoother. Students will be in a small class group with course support and career guidance available.

Subjects will include those from the following list:

  • Research and Study Skills
  • Communications
  • Team working
  • Personal Effectiveness
  • Work Experience
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Word Processing
  • Mathematics
  • Spreadsheet Methods


A registration fee of 200 Euros is payable by all entrants to plc courses in Ireland. Those with a medical card or a maintenance grant do not have to pay this registration fee. Maintenance grants or Back to Education allowances are available for eligible students.  A student service charge of €75 is payable by all students.