If you are thinking of going to university in the future and want to prepare yourself full to increase your chances for success this is the course for you. Develop your skills and knowledge in research academic writing, problem solving and thinking so that when you take up your place in higher education you are armed with all the necessary requirements to succeed.

Business option

  • Research & Study Skills 5N3113 – The purpose of this module is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to effectively engage with research and to present learning for formal academic and other purposes.
  • Word Processing 5N1358 – Learn to produce professional mailable document. Learn file management and a host of functions including clipart, headers, footers, watermarks, graphics, tabs etc.
  • Maths 5N1833
  • Personal and Professional Development 5N2985 – Develop appropriate self assessment tools for personal and vocational settings. Identify personal strengths, learning strategies and decision making methodologies. Analyse factors that enable and prohibit personal success.  Use research skills and develop a range of materials to achieve personal and career goals.
  • Personal Effectiveness 5N1390 – Reflect on your own personal role in a workplace including the skills needed for your job, personal strengths and weaknesses and the people issues and work practices which influence how you do your work.
  • Event Production 5N1974 – The learner will be equipped with the tools and knowledge to organise and produce an event working independently and with others as part of a team.
  • Entrepreneurial Skills 5N1951 –Learn the skills relevant to the theory and practice of entrepreneurship and adopt an entrepreneurial approach to business and or social innovation activities, operating independently while under general direct
  • Constructive Thinking Skills 6N3448 – Explore the most up to date knowledge on human cognition and thinking processes. Apply constructive thinking skills to your real life situation and develop academic and vocational language that will facilitate a future in higher education.
  • ESOL (Optional) 5N1632 – Improve your use of the English language and learn a wide range of language skills, both oral and written for a variety of situations such as social and work environments.

Social Studies option

  • Research & Study Skills 5N3113 – The purpose of this module is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to effectively engage with research and to present learning for formal academic and other purposes.
  • Word Processing 5N1358 – Learn to produce professional mailable document. Learn file management and a host of functions including clipart, headers, footers, watermarks, graphics, tabs etc.
  • Communications 5N0690 – Acquire writing skills, learn to speak fluently and coherently in a professional setting, develop interpersonal skills and have an understanding of the impact of ICT on society.
  • Personal Effectiveness 5N1390 – Reflect on your own personal role in a workplace including the skills needed for your job, personal strengths and weaknesses and the people issues and work practices which influence how you do your work.
  • Social Studies 5N1370 – Understand your position as an individual, family member and as part of a community and wider society. Examine critically contemporary social issues, learn how some sociological theories can be applied to Irish society, increase your effectiveness in life and work through understanding social issues e.g the impact of discrimination on individuals and groups in society.
  • Understanding Special Needs 5N1709 – Develop an ideal of good practice when relating to individuals with special needs. Outline the range of special needs, conditions and impairments, cause, diagnosis, prognosis and epistemology. Describe the different learning and therapy programmes provided by professionals in the area of special needs. Discuss current policy in relation to special needs.
  • Nutrition 5N2066 – Understand the importance of healthy eating and its benefits to good health. Identify components of a healthy diet for all age groups and devise a menu for each. Appreciate the role of food and its significance in the management of various conditions and diseases. Interpret the nutrition labels on a variety of food products in accordance with EU regulations.
  • Constructive Thinking Skills 5N3448 – Explore the most up to date knowledge on human cognition and thinking processes. Apply constructive thinking skills to your real life situation and develop academic and vocational language that will facilitate a future in higher education.

Additional Training

  • Mindfulness (online training): This Mindfulness course will introduce the learner to the practice of Mindfulness as a personal resource. The theory and practice of Mindfulness will enhance your understanding and demonstrate how it can be integrated into your life and your work. The topics include a better understanding of what mindfulness is, understanding how mindfulness can help us to manage stress and anxiety and learning practical tools to incorporate mindfulness into everyday life. A record of achievement from Morrison’s Island Campus is issued on successful completion.
  • Data Protection (online training): This course gives learners an overview of GDPR. The course examines what GDPR stands for and gives an understanding of the current data protection rules and obligations.  The learners also receive information on the types of data, the terminology associated with GDPR, the penalties with breaches, storage of data and general do’s and don’ts regarding data. A record of achievement from Morrison’s Island Campus is issued on successful completion.

Leaving Certificate, LCA or QQI Level 4. Mature students are exempt from Leaving Certificate requirement. CERFL proficiency at B2 for access to Level 5 courses for those whose first language is not English. All applicants will undergo a processing stage during which further information will be gathered in relation to their application.  An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory completion of the processing stage.

UCC:

  • CK101 Arts
  • CK102 Social Science
  • CK122 Government & Political Science
  • CK301 Law
  • CK307 Law & Business
  • CK120 Applied Psychology L8

MTU:

  • MT573 Social Care Work (Cork)
  • MT550 Business (Cork)
  • MT551 Business Technology & Communications (Cork)
  • MT930 Home Economics & Business (Cork)
  • MT947 Tourism Management (Cork)
  • MT915 Coaching Science & Sports Pedagogy (Cork)

Excellent progression opportunities to other Higher Education colleges. Special arrangements in place with MTU Cork (CCPS), MTU Kerry and SETU (Waterford) for preferential entry for College of Commerce students. Up to 390 CAO points for any Institute of Technology can be attained by successful completion of this course. See  Progressions for details.

  • Duration: 1 year
  • Award: QQI Level 5 Certificate in General Studies 5M3114
  • Fees: €300 including QQI examination fees. Medical card holders exempt €50. Payment plans are available.
  • Work Experience: Students will undertake a block work placement of two weeks in an area that is of interest to them.

Email: preuniversity@morrisonsislandcampus.ie          Tel: (021) 4223842

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