• Code: HU
  • Certification:QQI Level 5 Applied Ecology Award (5M5028)                                                                  
  • Duration:One Year


With the increasing demand on the Earth’s resources this course will help the
learner to recognise how an individual can make a difference in the making the
most of the Earth’s resources.

Programme of Study

• Ecological Field Methods
• Biological Diversity
• Sustainable Water Management
• Communications
• Work Experience
• Environmental Studies
• Applied Permaculture
• Permaculture Design
Components subject to change

Entry Requirements

One of the following:
• Leaving Certificate (minimum of five 06/H7’s or combination of five 06/ H7’s) or its equivalent with at least one science subject and minimum entry requirement Ordinary Level Maths.
Extenuating circumstances may be considered
• Leaving Certificate Applied with a distinction profile to include QQI level 4 Biology
• Full QQI Level 4 with a distinction profile and with a science subject
• Mature applicants – experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications
Places are offered following successful interview. Applicants should have good basic literacy skills and mathematical skills

Career Opportunities

• Energy Consultant
• Environmental Consultant
• Environmental Education Officer
• Nature Conservation Officer
• Waste Management Officer

Higher Education Progression*

Examples of potential courses include:
• UCD:
Archaeology, Geography & History – Social Sciences DN700 AGH Environmental and Natural Resource Management (Thurles) LC408
• CIT:
Environmental Engineering CR055
Please note that the courses listed above are only a select few, many other courses can be entered using this QQI award, please visit www.careersportal.ie for more.

Course Co-Ordinator

Elaine O’Mahony

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