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Course Code: 5M2154

Course Content:

  • English Literature
  • Archaeology
  • Research & Study Skills
  • Internet
  • Cultural and Social History
  • Political Studies
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Irish (Hons Leaving Cert) Optional
  • Psychology

Award:

QQI Certificate in General Studies

This course also provides common entry to a range of other courses in Institutes of Technology

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Student Testimonial:

DIFE allowed me to grow both as a student and as a person. The environment and atmosphere in DIFE is brilliant it made learning easier. It equipped me with the skills necessary to deal with university. I am now in 2nd Year Arts in Maynooth' - Nathan (past student)

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Aim:

This course is designed for students wishing to study Arts at Third Level. It introduces students to the methods of study, writing and research skills necessary for successful participation at Third Level and allows students to apply to these courses through a route other than directly from Leaving Certificate

Entry Requirements:

Leaving Certificate, Leaving Cert Applied (LCA), Mature students or applicants with other equivalent qualifications
are welcome to apply.

Progression and Career Options:

This course allows students apply for a range of Third Level Arts courses through the QQI entry system. This system is an alternative entry system to the Leaving Certificate and is a viable alternative for students who have not achieved sufficient points directly from Leaving Certificate or for students (school leavers or mature students) who wish to complete a foundation year before progressing to Third Level. The course is a recognised progression route to Arts in a variety of universities and colleges nationally, please see below:

 

Progression links: Pre-University Business with Accounting

Course Code and QQI title

DIFE Course Title

Level 7 and 8 Courses to which this course is linked:

5M2102

Business Studies

Pre-University Business with Accounting

TU Dublin (City Campus)

Property Economics, Business and Law, Marketing, Retail and Services Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Business and Management, Accounting and Finance, Human Resource Management, Economics and Finance, International Hospitality Management, Tourism Marketing Management, Event Management, Languages and International Tourism, International Business and Language. 

Maynooth University

 

BA. In Finance, Accounting and Finance, Business and Management, International Finance and Accounting, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, European Languages, Anthropology, Politics, Arts, Philosophy, Politics and Economics, International Development.

DCU

Accounting and Finance, Business Studies, Aviation Management, Business and Irish, Marketing/Innovation and Technology, Economics, Politics and Law, Humanities. 

UCD

Commerce, Law, Humanities, Social Science, Law and Business. 

NUI Galway

Commerce, Business Information Systems. 

UCC

Commerce, Business Information Systems, Digital Humanities and IT, Law, Commerce International.

UL  Politics and International Relations, Business Studies, Politics and Public Administration. 

TU Dublin (Blanchardstown Campus)

Business, Business and Information Technology. 

Marino Institute of Ed

Education Studies. 

TU Dublin (Tallaght Campus)

International Hospitality and Tourism Management. 

TCD

BESS (Business, Economics, Social Studies), Global Business.

 Entry to a range of other courses in Institutes of Technology. 
This is not an exhaustive list.  Applicants are advised at all times to confirm linked Awards, any additional module requirements, application processes and scoring systems with the Admissions Offices of the participating higher education institutions, or visit www.cao.ie. 

Progression links: Office Administration with Medical Terminology

Course Code and QQI title

DIFE Course Title

Level 7 and 8 Courses to which this course is linked:

5M1997

Office Administration

Office Administration with Medical Terminology

TU Dublin (City Campus)

Business and Law, Marketing, Retail and Services Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Business and Management, Human Resource Management, Accounting and Finance, International Business and Languages, Economics and Finance. 

TU Dublin (Blanchardstown Campus)

Business, Business and Information Technology. 

Marino Institute of Ed

Education Studies.

 Entry to a range of other courses in Institutes of Technology. 
This is not an exhaustive list.  Applicants are advised at all times to confirm linked Awards, any additional module requirements, application processes and scoring systems with the Admissions Offices of the participating higher education institutions, or visit www.cao.ie. 

Progression links: Information Technology and Computing with MOS Certification

Course Code and QQI title

DIFE Course Title

Level 7 and 8 Courses to which this course is linked:

5M18294

Office Informatics

Information Technology and Computing with MOS Certification 

DKIT

Computing, Computing in Games Development, Business Studies. 

TU Dublin (Blanchardstown Campus)

Computing, Business and Information Technology, Digital Forensics and Cyber Security. 

UCD

Computational Social Science.

NCI

Technology Management, Computing, Business Computing, Computing in Applications and Support.

 Entry to a range of other courses in Institutes of Technology. 
This is not an exhaustive list.  Applicants are advised at all times to confirm linked Awards, any additional module requirements, application processes and scoring systems with the Admissions Offices of the participating higher education institutions, or visit www.cao.ie. 

Progression links: Computer Systems and Networks with Cyber Security

Course Code and QQI title

DIFE Course Title

Level 7 and 8 Courses to which this course is linked:

5M0536

Computer Systems and Networks

Computer Systems and Networks with Cyber Security

UCD

Computer Science, Computational Social Science, Arts. 

UCC

Arts, Law Pathways, Law and Business, Business. 

TU Dublin (City Campus)

Computer Science, Networking Technologies, Product Design, Engineering. 

Maynooth University

Computer Science, Web Development, Arts, Law, Business. 

NUIG

Science, Arts. 

DKIT

Computing, Computing in Games Development, Business Studies. 

TU Dublin (Blanchardstown Campus)

Computing, Business & Information Technology, Digital Forensics & Cyber Security. 

NCI

Technology Management, Computing, Business Computing, Computing in Applications and Support.

 Entry to a range of other courses in Institutes of Technology. 
This is not an exhaustive list.  Applicants are advised at all times to confirm linked Awards, any additional module requirements, application processes and scoring systems with the Admissions Offices of the participating higher education institutions, or visit www.cao.ie. 

Progression links: Games Development

Course Code and QQI title

DIFE Course Title

Level 7 and 8 Courses to which this course is linked:

5M5048

Creative Media

Games Development

TU Dublin (City Campus)

Games Design. 

DKIT

Computing in Games Development, Computing. 

TU Dublin (Blanchardstown Campus)

Computing.

 Entry to a range of other courses in Institutes of Technology. 
This is not an exhaustive list.  Applicants are advised at all times to confirm linked Awards, any additional module requirements, application processes and scoring systems with the Admissions Offices of the participating higher education institutions, or visit www.cao.ie. 

Progression links: Business with International Trade (Level 6)

Course Code and QQI title

DIFE Course Title

Level 7 and 8 Courses to which this course is linked:

5M4985

Business with International Trade (Level 6)

Business with International Trade (Level 6)

DKIT

Advanced entry to second year Business. 

UCC

Digital Humanities, Arts, Commerce, Law. 

UCD

Arts, Business, Law. 

NUI Galway

Commerce. 

Maynooth University

International Business, Business and Law. 

TU Dublin (City Campus), DKIT, TU Dublin (Blanchardstown Campus)

Business. 

 Entry to a range of other courses in Institutes of Technology. 
This is not an exhaustive list.  Applicants are advised at all times to confirm linked Awards, any additional module requirements, application processes and scoring systems with the Admissions Offices of the participating higher education institutions, or visit www.cao.ie. 

Progression links: Pre-University Arts (Access to Primary and Secondary Teaching)

Course Code and QQI title

DIFE Course Title

Level 7 and 8 Courses to which this course is linked:

5M3114

General Studies

Pre-University Arts

(Access to Primary and Secondary Teaching) 

UCD

Arts, Humanities, Social Science, Law, Law and Business. 

UCC

 

Arts, Social Science, Film and Screen Media, Geography and Anthropology, Criminology, Economics. 

DCU

Humanities, Post-Primary Teacher Education, Education Religion and English/History/Music Education and Training, Contemporary Culture and Society, International Languages, International Relations, Law and Society. 

Marino Institute of Ed.

Education Studies.

Maynooth University

Arts, Social Science, European Studies, Anthropology, Politics. International Development. 

UL

Arts, History and English, Politics and international Relations, Politics and Public Administration. 

DKIT  Digital Humanities.  

Carlow College

Humanities. 

NUI Galway

Arts.

NCAD

Visual Culture

IADT

Applied Psychology

Pontifical University, Maynooth Theology and Arts. 
TU Dublin (City Campus)  

Tourism Management, Visual and Critical Studies.

 Entry to a range of other courses in Institutes of Technology. 
This is not an exhaustive list.  Applicants are advised at all times to confirm linked Awards, any additional module requirements, application processes and scoring systems with the Admissions Offices of the participating higher education institutions, or visit www.cao.ie. 

Progression links: Pre-University Law with Criminology

Course Code and QQI title

DIFE Course Title

Level 7 and 8 Courses to which this course is linked:

5M3789

Legal Studies

Pre-University Law with Criminology 

UCD

Law, Social Science, Humanities, Law and Business. 

DCU

Law and Society, International Relations. 

UCC, TU Dublin (City Campus). UL, TCD

Law. 

UCC

Law, Arts, Criminology, Business. 

Maynooth University

Law, Social Science, Business. 
 Entry to a range of other courses in Institutes of Technology. 
This is not an exhaustive list.  Applicants are advised at all times to confirm linked Awards, any additional module requirements, application processes and scoring systems with the Admissions Offices of the participating higher education institutions, or visit www.cao.ie. 

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