Science and Nutrition

Did you know…

• Dolly the sheep was cloned in 1996
• That added sugar in food is so bad for us and is believed to be a leading cause of diseases that kill millions of people each year
• Or that it takes the consumption of 3,500 calories to make a pound of weight
• In 1995 a standard 5GB USB key cost 1,500 euro compared to today’s price of less than 5 euro

If you are intrigued by any of these facts and if you have an interest in Science and Nutrition and would like to further your studies in this area, this is the course for you.

This part-time course is split into 2 groups, Science and Nutrition, and will run over 2 years. It will have practical as well as theory based modules, with an emphasis placed on progression to Leaving Certificate or FETAC level 5 courses.

Course modules
  • Laboratory Techniques
  • Maths
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Information Technology Skills
  • English as a Second Language
  • Food and Nutrition
How do I get in?
    The Back to Education Initiative (BTEI) provides part-time Further Education programmes for young people and adults. This course is free to those who are eligible for BTEI.
How long is the course?

This course runs over two years - part time.

What do I get out of it?

QQI Level 4 Certificate in Science Skills.

Where can I go from here?

Students may wish to proceed to the Leaving Certificate Science stream or further education at Level 5 on the Food Science, Sports and Fitness, Soccer and Complimentary Medicine courses in Pearse College.

How do I apply?

Please click here and fill in our application form. We will be in touch with you shortly regarding an interview time and date.