Course Description

Liberal Arts (QQI level 5)

Course aims

This Liberal Arts course aims to provide opportunities for school leavers to gain access to Arts, Social Science & Humanities degree programmes at Universities and I.T.’s. It will provide a second chance for many school leavers who aspire to Third Level. This course is confined to school leavers. Similar programmes within CDETB are offered to non-school leavers.

The course provides an introduction to writing skills, research studies and gives a foundation in the academic subjects in preparation for third level.

Course Modules

Students will be offered a programme from the following minor awards:

  • Research and Study Skills
  • English Literature
  • History
  • Applied Psychology
  • Social Studies
  • Communications
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Word Processing

 Students also choose one of the following three minors:

  • Applied Economics
  • Politics
  • Media Analysis

CollegeRathmines College of Further Education
Course LocationRathmines, Dublin
Location PostcodeDublin 6
Course CategoryArts, Humanities & Social Sciences
Course TypeBlended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online
Course QualificationLevel 5 Certificate
Awarding BodyQQI
Course Start Date12th September 2018
Course Duration1 year
Course Fee260.00
Entry RequirementsStudents applying for this course should have passed the Leaving Certificate in five subjects, to include English. Students must be under 23 years of age on 1st September of the year of course commencement. All applicants whose first language is not English will be tested at entry. All applicants will be interviewed.
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Course Provider

Rathmines College of Further Education

Townhall, Rathmines,, Rathmines, Dublin, Republic of Ireland


Rathmines College of Further Education
Townhall, Rathmines,
Rathmines, Dublin
Republic of Ireland
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