Dungarvan College / Coláiste Dhún Garbhán is a Waterford and Wexford Education and Training Board Centre.
Waterford & Wexford ETB

General Studies

General Studies

Course Description

This QQI level 5 programme was designed to give its learners the foundation skills to excel in a college course of their choice. This programme could be appealing to those who are uncertain of what they wish to study in college or those who wish to get some great skills (including research and word processing) before they start their college course. Mature students who want to enter third level education are advised to complete a programme of this nature.

Programme Content: General Option

  • Research & Study Skills
  • Communications
  • Personal & Professional Development
  • Word Processing

Choose 5/6 other modules of interest. Other modules available include:

  • Mathematics
  • Marketing
  • Psychology
  • Social Studies
  • Biology
  • Health & Safety
  • Bookkeeping
  • Legal Practice and Proceedures
  • Nutrition
  • Child Health & Well Being
  • Exercise & Fitness
  • Spreadsheets

Programme Content: Social Option

  • Research & Study Skills
  • Communications
  • Personal & Professional Development
  • Psychology
  • Human Growth & Development
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Social Studies
  • Legal Practice & Procedures
  • Word Processing

Progression Opportunities

  • Higher Cert. Arts in Legal Studies (DC places)
  • BA Applied Social Care (DC places)
  • Health Sciences (DC places)
  • BA Marketing and Digital Media (DC places)
  • BA Early Childhood Care and Education (DC places) Bachelor of Business (DC places)
  • BA Social Science (DC places)
  • Bachelor of Arts (DC places)
  • BA Applied Health Care (DC places)
  • Higher Cert in Business in Tourism (DC places)

While we make every effort to ensure that the information is accurate and up-to-date at the time of publication, this information may be subject to changes or amendments by third-level institutions or other sources. Therefore, we recommend that you always verify the information with the relevant institutions or authorities before making any decisions based on it.


  • Awarding Body: QQI
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Award Code: 5M3114
  • Level: 5
  • Award Title: General Studies


Every year a number of learners have the opportunity to travel to another European country for three weeks of fully funded work experience. The students attend work in their vocational area.


College Registration Fee €200

For more information on the General Studies course contact the course coordinator Rosemary at rosemaryodriscoll@wwetb.ie

Youghal Rd, Cloneety, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, X35 PV34
058 41184
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