• Course Code: AD
  • Duration: One Year
  • Certification: QQI Level 5 in General Studies 5M3114


This course aims to equip students to build the knowledge, skill and competence required for participation in higher and further education and employment. The programme aims to empower students to: identify a career of their choice, set realistic educational and employment goals, acquire the skills and confidence to gain employment, promote inclusion in the third level environment and enhance individual employability.

Programme of Study

English as a second language

Digital Photography

Word Processing

eBusiness Studies

The Internet

Research & Study Skills


Work Experience

Entry Requirements

One of the following:
 Leaving Certificate or its equivalent. Extenuating circumstances may be considered

Leaving Cert Applied

Full QQI Level 4 Award

Mature Applicants – experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications

Places are offered following a successful interview

Career Opportunities



Higher Education Progression*

Graduates of this course are eligible to apply through the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Institutes of Technology and Universities (please check with the particular institution regarding local eligibility requirements).

*Places are not guaranteed in these Institutes and are subject to students meeting certain criteria. Please consult the individual college websites for more information on application. Information available also at www.cao.ie

Course Co-ordinator

Seán Cryan

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