Construction (Pre-Apprenticeship)

QQI Level 5 Major Award in Construction Technology 5M5010

This is an introductory course aimed at students who wish to embark on a career or gain qualifications in the construction industry, with a particular emphasis on renewable energy technology. It is ideally suited for students who aspire to apprenticeships in the construction industry.

The course aim is to provide students with a thorough grounding in construction studies. It is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills associated with environmentally sustainable building and construction technology. The course enables students to develop practical skills in the areas of building construction and renewable energy systems.

  • Building Construction (5N1570)
  • Communications (5N0690)
  • Computer Aided Draughting (5N1604)
  • Renewable Energy Systems (5N4975)
  • Architectural Drawing (5N1558)
  • Work Experience (5N1356)
  • Safety & Health at Work (5N1794)
  • Mathematics (5N1833)
  • Design Skills (5N0784)

Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.

Grade D in five subjects in the Department of Education and Skills Junior Certificate Examination or equivalent qualification. Mature students are most welcome to apply. Minimum age 16.

Students may progress to apprenticeships as follows.

  • Brick and Stonelaying
  • Plumbing
  • Painting and Decorating
  • Stonecutting and Stonemasonary
  • Plastering

On successful completion of the course students are prepared for employment, including employment with building contractors/ developers, architects, quantity surveyors and local authorities.