- Anatomy & Physiology
- Laboratory Skills
- Word Processing
- Work Experience
The course consists of a mixture of classroom-based subjects, laboratory practicals, mandatory work placement and independent study. Students are expected to complete assignments throughout the year.
A full Award is granted on passing the relevant eight components. You will be assessed throughout and at the end of the year.(Continuous Assessment) On successful completion of each component, you will be awarded a Pass, a Merit or a Distinction grade.
An ambition to study Science at Third Level, a love of science & maths and a willingness to work hard are what is required. You will be responsible for securing an appropriate off site work placement before the beginning of the course.
Employment opportunities include working in pharmaceutical research organisations as clinical researchers or as laboratory assistants. They may also work in science-related industries such as clinical trial monitoring or medical research organisations. Students may also progress to participating Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) through the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme. Past students have progressed onto DIT/TU Dublin, DCU, UCD, Maynooth, TCD, TU Tallaght, IT Carlow, IT Sligo and UCC. Six of our 2020 graduates got into Science in TCD. Five are in UCD Science and six into TU etc. Also, Killester College Science Students who graduate & meet The Entry Requirements for Sligo IT are guaranteed places on all their Science courses. The new Laboratory apprenticeships are also an option.