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Plunket College

Plunket College


 

Third Level Access Course


Course Code(s):  5M3114 APFC
QQI Award Code:  5M3114 General Studies
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This General Learning Programme aims to provide a foundation in subjects which students may wish to study at Third Level. It also introduces students to methods of study, writing skills and research skills that are required for successful participation in Third Level education.

While graduates of this course may apply to any Third Level Institute, Plunket College is a partner to the Trinity Access Programme (TAP). Our students visit Trinity College to engage in a number of taster activities throughout the academic year, including library visits, a student shadowing day and attendance at a number of lectures.

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands.

Classical Studies
English Literature
Philosophy
Psychology
History
Research & Study
Communications
Word Processing
Personal & Professional Development

 

Important: Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

 

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Progression Routes

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This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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