Cost €500

Pre-Uni Environmental & Biodiversity Studies

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Qualification/Certification                                                                             Duration: 1 year

QQI Level 5 Award in Applied Ecology 5M5028

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Note: This course costs €300 if you are exempt from €200 Government Charge.
Mature students (over 21 years) may be entitled to VTOS funding

What will I study?

  • Ecological Field Methods
  • Biological Diversity
  • Sustainable Water Management
  • Teamworking
  • Work Experience
  • Environmental Studies
  • Work Experience
  • Biology
  • Biodiversity and the Natural Environments

Please note the components listed above may vary occasionally

How will I learn?

In this Course students will receive a firm theoretical basis for environmental studies from a micro system to macro system. Students will focus on specific ecological and environmental topics, studying plant science, carbon footprints, biodiversity and the natural environment, greenhouse effect of carbon dioxide and Environmental Impact Assessments. This Course will focus on “learning by doing”: to include Ecological Field Trips to Bull Island and St. Anne’s Park in Dublin. Practical sessions will teach students how to assess water quality, study biodiversity, prepare environmental plans, conduct water quality studies of the Tolka and Dodder Estuary. Team working and work experience included.
You will have a mixture of classroom-based subjects, laboratory practicals, field work, mandatory work placement and independent study. You will be expected to complete assignments throughout the year.

How will I be assessed?

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.

What we would like from you!

Are you passionate about saving the planet? Does climate change and sustainability concern you? Do you want to make a difference in your career choice? This is the course for you!

Career/Progression Opportunities

After the Course students will be uniquely positioned to understand and contribute to the biggest issues which face our planet today: climate change and biodiversity protection.

Students may also progress to participating Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) through the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme. This course may link to:

UCD Sustainability (DN240)
TU: TU Dublin: Planning & Envir. (TU835); Sustainable Energy Engineering (TU806)
UCD: Arts (DN520) Geography etc.
Maynooth UNI: Arts (MH101) Geography etc.
LIT: Envir. & Natural Resource Mgt.(LC408)
Sligo IT: Envir. Sc & Ecology (SG404)
CIT: Environmental Engineering (CR055)
WIT: Sustainable Energy Engineering (WD007) etc

Click this course code 5M5028 to see the list of Third Level courses this Award links with.  You can also select “any award” in the same search box and this will return all courses open to students who have successfully completed a QQI Level 5 course.

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Entry Requirements

  • Leaving Certificate/LCA
  • Students who may not have formal academic requirements but who have the ability to successfully participate on the course will be considered. (RPL Recognition of Prior Learning)
  • Interview

Enquiries: anne.obrien@killestercollege.ie

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