Environmental Science with Ecology

Institute of Technology Sligo

 

Course Name Environmental Science with Ecology
Course Provider Institute of Technology Sligo
Course Code SG404
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Qualifications
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Level 6 Higher Certificate (Level 6 NFQ)  More info... Major Institute of Technology Sligo Level 6 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Ballinode, Sligo Town
Duration 2 years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements Five grades O6/H7

Leaving Certificate subjects must include Mathematics and English or Irish.

F2 Foundation Math accepted
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+Bonus Points for Maths
25 additional points will be awarded for higher level Mathematics at grades H6 and above.

* Some courses do not require Mathematics as an entry requirement, while others have certain exemptions or honours requirements – p...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP LCVP
LCVP modules can be counted as one of the passes required when considering LCE entry requirements for IT Sligo courses. CAO points are awarded as follows:

Level Points
Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28
QQI FET Applicants General Information

Expand+Scoring System for Eligible Applicants who hold QQI FET/FETAC Awards
A full QQI FET/FETAC Level 5 or 6 major award will have a minimum credit value of 120. Component awards, or achievement of less than 120 credits, do not constitute a full award.
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Mature Applicants

Expand+IT Sligo welcomes applications from mature students. Up to 20% of places on courses in the Institute are reserved for mature applicants. We recognise the valuable life and work experience that they bring to the courses they undertake.

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Alternative Entry

Expand+The Minimum Entry Requirements For Applicants From Northern Ireland (GCE AS, A2, AVCE, Double Award, BTEC) Are:
Applicants must have a recognised award at Level 3 on the UK framework of qualifications. GCE AS and A Level, NVQ Level 3, Advanced Diplo...

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Number of Places 32
Financial Support

Expand+A Student Contribution (registration) fee of €3,000 (2020/21) is payable by all students who do not qualify for a grant or scholarship. SUSI, Student Universal Support Ireland, provides financial support to eligible students. There are two elemen...

CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2020 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2020 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2020 CAO Handbook): F...

Course Content

Expand+What is Environmental Science with Ecology?
Learn about the environment and the natural world around us in an applied way and make a difference to the future of the plant. Environmental Science with Ecology equips students with the learning to mana...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Programme Description:
Year One: Students immediately spend three days on field trips to explore the natural environment, and to build friendships in the class. Students develop core competencies in Maths,Biology, Chemistry, IT and communications. ...

Comment Special Features:
This is a hands-on programme, students get to perform practical work in the field and in the lab. We use ‘state-of the art equipment,’ e.g drones, computer apps and biomolecular tools during the four years.

Professional Accreditation:
Students become student members of Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM). All graduates can join the Environmental Sciences Association of Ireland.
Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Further Study Opportunities
Graduates of the Level 6 can progress to the Level 7 in Environmental Science with Ecology or transfer to similar Level 7 Programmes. Graduates of the Level 7 can progress to the Level 8 in Environmental Science with Eco...

Further Enquiries Admissions Office
T: +353 (0)71 931 8510
E: admissions@itsligo.ie