Pre-University Science with Nutrition (Level 5)

This course gives students a broad base in Science with a wide range of Science related modules covered. It includes Nutrition for those students who may be interested in this area. 


One year, full time


  • Biology 5N2746
  • Chemistry 5N2747
  • Laboratory Skills 5N2751
  • Mathematics 5N1833
  • Nutrition 5N2006
  • Physics 5N1460
  • Communications 5N0690
  • Work Experience 5N1356


NFQ Level 5 award made by QQI 5M3807 Laboratory Techniques 

Career Options

Students can progress to a wide variety of Science courses at Third Level or seek employment in Science related areas. 

Third Level Progression

Pre University Science is one of the most widely recognised QQI awards, as it links into nearly all Science courses in all Higher Education Institutions in Ireland through the CAO.
  • Trinity College accept this course for entry into Biological and Biomedical Sciences TR060, Dental Technology TR803, Chemical Sciences TR061, Physical Sciences TR063 and Geography and Geological Sciences TR062.
  • UCD allow progression into Science DN200 and Food Science DN261.
  • TU Dublin- Grangegorman accept this award for over 20 of its degrees including Ophthalmic Dispensing TU761, Optometry TU871, Science TU755, Clinical Measurement TU868, Physics with Energy and Environment TU878 and Science with Nanotechnology TU855.
  • TU Dublin- Tallaght accept this award for ALL science related degrees including DNA and Forensic Analysis TU752 and Pharmaceutical Science TU763.
  • Maynooth University allows progression to a wide range of degrees including Science MH201, Biotechnology MH202 and Biological and Biomedical Sciences MH208.
  • DCU accepts this award into a significant number of degrees including Science Education DC203, Analytical Science DC161, Genetics and Cell Biology DC168 and Chemical Sciences DC163.
Please contact with any queries.

Entry Requirements

  • Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied Programme, QQI Level 4 full major award or equivalent.
  • Work/life experience may be acceptable for mature students.
  • Students should be 16 years old or over at the start of the course.
  • Aptitude: Applicants must have a motivation to learn, an interest in the subject area and the ability to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies set out in the course.
  • Competent written and spoken English (CEFR B1 or higher).


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I missed out on the points to complete my course Third Level, so I decided to do a PLC in Pre-university science as this would help me to progress to my dream course. This course is a great positive stepping stone to further your education and allows you to progress through to university very smoothly. My goal is to have a science-based PhD and Greenhills College is allowing me to step further and further towards that goal.

Elinore Katus. Progressed to study Geography and Geoscience at Trinity College Dublin.