Liberal Arts - QQI Level 5

  • Award
  • QQI Level 5 5M3114
  • One year full time

Course Aims

This course aims to provide opportunities for school leavers to gain access to Arts, Social Science & Humanities degree programmes at Universities and I.T.'s. It will provide a second chance for many school leavers who aspire to Third Level. This course is confined to school leavers. Similar programmes within CDETB are offered to non-school leavers.

The course provides an introduction to writing skills, research studies and gives a foundation in the academic subjects in preparation for third level.

Course Requirements

Students applying for this course should have passed the Leaving Certificate in five subjects, to include English.

  • Students must be under 23 years of age on 1st September of the year of course commencement.
  • All applicants whose first language is not English will be tested at entry.
  • All applicants will be interviewed.
Course Modules

Students will be offered a programme from the following minor awards:

  • Research and Study Skills
  • English Literature
  • History
  • Applied Psychology
  • Social Studies
  • Communications
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Word Processing

 Students also choose one of the following three minors:

  • Applied Economics
  • Politics
  • Media Analysis

QQI Level 5 5M3114

Education Progression

QQI Level 5 Award holders are eligible to apply to a wide variety of Higher Education colleges (see and including UCD,  NUI Maynooth and St Patrick's College who have reserved places to Arts and Humanities Degree Programmes.

  • UCD DN500 (Arts) 25 reserved QQI places
  • NUI Maynooth MH101 (Arts) 25 reserved QQI places
  • St Patrick's College Drumcondra PD103 (Arts, Humanities) 5 reserved QQI places
  • DCU (Contemporary culture and society) 50 places on course

Practical assessment and written examinations

Course Charges

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