Liberal Arts (General Studies)

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QQI Level 5 Certificate in Liberal Arts– 5M3114

Are you looking for a course to prepare you to progress to third level education?

 

This is a one-year course designed to meet the needs of learners wishing to prepare for third level education. It introduces learners to methods of study and IT skills, in addition to writing and research skills that are required for successful participation in third level education. 

 

This programme has been designed to give learners the foundation skills to excel in a college course of their choice. It may be appealing to those who are unsure of what they wish to study or those who wish to gain extra skills before they start their college course. It will also suit learners who wish to defer their college place for a year and acquire excellent IT and research skills, and it is also designed in such a manner that it is suitable for mature learners.

 

This course will enable learners to develop both academically and personally, improving critical thinking and analytical skills in project based learning, with practical skills workshops developing their individual, interpersonal, team working and problem solving skills.

 

On completion of this course learners can progress into third level education well prepared for the ‘different’ type of learning environment which is offered at university level.

AwardQQI Level 5 Certificate in Liberal Arts – 5M3114
FormatFull-time. September 2024 to May 2025.
LocationOnsite in Mallow Campus
TimetableHours between Monday to Friday, 09:00 to 15:30.
RequirementsNo CAO required (Leaving Cert./LCA/equivalent for under 23s). Application review discussion.
StartingClasses start the week of Monday the 16th of September 2024.
Fees 
Contactinfo@mallowcampus.ie or call 022-43309
ApplicationsApplications open. Places available. No deposit required to start your application.

Career Prospects

  • Preparation to advance to University

Course Contents

QQI Component Title

Award Code

Credits

Spreadsheets Methods

5N1977

15

Work Experience

5N1356

15

Communications

5N0690

15

Research and Study Skills

5N3113

15

Word Processing

5N1358

15

Statistics

5N2066

15

Business Administration

5N1610

15

Digital Presentation

5N0563

15

Courses are continually developed – content and specific award components are subject to change. See disclaimer.

Calendar

Four days a week, from 9:30 to 15:30. Class timetables to follow in September, and subject to change.

Erasmus+

50 full-time day students will travel, fully-funded, with Erasmus+ to another European country for 2 weeks. Find out more and apply.

Entry Requirements

  • CAO points not required.
  • All applicants will be required to attend an application review discussion. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the minimum entry requirements set out here, and satisfactory presentation at interview.
  • Leaving Certificate or equivalent. For mature applicants appropriate experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.

Certification

Work Experience

The dates and duration will be specified by the College in September.

Progressions

mallowcampus.ie/progressions.

A full QQI award achieves a maximum of 390 points for CAO.