Laboratory Techniques

Course Description

Learners are equipped with extensive knowledge, skill and competence to work independently and under supervision in a science laboratory. Learners will take responsibility for the appropriate and safe use of laboratory equipment including cleaning, storing and organising equipment. Learners will demonstrate an awareness of social, ethical and legal issues in conducing experiments. Learners will carry out specific experiments and apply a range of scientific theory and practice to a laboratory context.

Further Details

Qualification: QQI (FETAC) Level 5 Major Award (120 credits)
Course Code: 5M3807 Full Award
Day(s): Monday – Friday
Location: CTI Senior College, Clonmel
Type: Full Time
Duration: 1 academic year
Start Date: September 2020 (subject to demand/funding)

Course Content:

  • Laboratory Skills
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Materials Science

Entry Requirements:

  • Successful performance at interview
  • Leaving Certificate (traditional or applied)
  • Other qualification at NFQ Level 4 (e.g. QQI Level 4 Award)
  • Mature students with appropriate vocational experiences

Work Experience Placement

Work Experience Placement is an integral part of this course. Students must obtain at least 10 days Work Experience for the academic year in a relevant laboratory environment.

How to Apply:

Applications are now being accepted for September 2020. Click on the link below to apply: Apply Here


This award facilitates entry on a competitive basis to a range of third level institutions nationwide leading to awards at the next or higher levels of the National Framework of Qualifications. Career prospects include: Hospital laboratories, Chemical Laboratories, Quality Control etc.


Open for Applications

Contact Details

Name: Mary Murphy, Course Coordinator
Tel: (052) 612 6269 

N.B.: Due to ongoing developments in QQI awards, names and content are subject to change.