Certificate in Applied Laboratory Science (Springboard)

Certificate in Applied Laboratory Science (Springboard)

Course Overview

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Why take this course?

Aim of Programme

The main aim of the programme is to provide learners of all backgrounds with the opportunity to explore and develop their interest in the Biopharma and Med Technology sectors. In particular, this program will provide the skills for individuals to be effective in a laboratory environment as they work towards the role of diagnostic assistant level and/or laboratory assistant level.

Participation on this programme will provide a pathway to becoming a diagnostic technologist laboratory assistant for graduates into the future.


The lectures will be delivered through a combination of online and facilitated classroom based workshops. These workshops will take place in the Athlone Institute of Technology.

Students must also attend six full days (three per semester) in a laboratory environment in Athlone Institute of Technology. These Saturdays will be issued on programme commencement.

What will I experience?

Programme Content

• Laboratory Techniques and Quantitative Analysis
• Industrial Microbiology
• Diagnostic Immunotechnology
• Intro to Quality Assurance and Managment.
• Aseptic Practices
• Introduction to Biopharma
• Work Based Project

Additional Information


Please note: Institute induction is on Saturday 21 September 2019 from 9.30am to 1.00pm. Attendance on that date is compulsory. Free to all eligible participants and will be delivered locally in Athlone IT, commencing this September 2019. See Website ifor details: www.AIT.ie


21 September 2019


1 year 24 weeks

Tuesday 7.00pm to 9.00pm

Laboratory dates TBC


Janine King


Tel: (0)90 648 3050



Course Details

Course Duration:
1 Year
Course Commencement Date:

6.00pm Week of 24th September, 2019

Course Award:
Course NFQ Level:
Level 6
Dept of Lifelong Learning
Minimum Entry Requirements:

Mature applicant or Grade O6 at ordinary level in five subjects in the Leaving Certificate examinations. Two of these subjects must be mathematics and a language (English or Irish). Or Any QQI level 5 qualification is acceptable

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