Course Code: 5M3807
The course is designed to provide the learner with a good foundation in Science and Math’s, along with practical laboratory experience. There is a focus on biomedical knowledge, sterilization techniques, material science, and good communication skills. This course can be used as an access route to many third level science degree programs.
GCC Registration Fee of â‚¬250 applies to all learners.
â‚¬200 Government Levy Fee applies to all learners except:
An exam free of â‚¬50 for QQI Level 5 and â‚¬80 for QQI Level 6 applies to all learners except
We advise non-EU citizens living outside Ireland to contact the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service on www.inisgov.ie to ensure the course you are considering applying for is eligible for a student visa. Non-EU citizens living in Ireland are welcome to apply and require a PPS number (Personal Public Service Number). Non-EU citizens are required to pay a tuition fee set by the Irish government which is currently €3653. Some exemptions apply, for further information, please contact http://www.gretb.ie .
This course will provide the learner with both knowledge and experience in general sciences with a specific focus on biomedical/pharmaceutical science.
Students will visit and gain work experience working with some of the many established bio medical companies here in Galway.
FETAC Level 4, minimum of 17 years of age at time of registration, Leaving Certificate/Leaving Certificate Applied, Equivalent qualifications from other countries, relevant life experiences, relevant work experiences and mature students.
Galway Community College reserves the right to make changes to any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the college and a student or a third party.
Students may use this course as an entry into employment in the biomedical/Pharmaceutical sector or as entry requirements to third level science courses.
Many students have used this course to progress to various science degree programs in NUIG, GMIT, UCD, and UCC which all reserve places exclusively for PLC Students.
Students may use this course as an entry into employment in the Biomedical/Pharmaceutical sector. There are over 6000 people in Galway employed in the bio/medical sector. Many career opportunities are available to those with experience and qualifications in this field.