Liberal Arts - QQI Level 5

  • Award
  • QQI Level 5 5M3114
  • DURATION
  • 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.

They must also have achieved at least 1 C3 grade in a Higher Level paper in a cognate area.

  • 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 Skills
  • English Literature
  • History
  • Applied Psychology
  • Social Studies
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Word Processing

 Students also choose one of the following three minors:

  • Applied Economics
  • Politics
  • Media Analysis
     
Award

FETAC Level 5 5M3114

Education Progression

QQI Level 5 Award holders are eligible to apply to a wide variety of Higher Education colleges (see www.cao.ie and www.qqi.ie) 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
Examinations

Practical assessment and written examinations

Course Charges

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