Sustainable Construction Technologies

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.

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 wish to continue their education at third level or aspire to apprenticeships in the construction industry. It is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills associated with environmentally building and construction technology. The course enables students to develop practical skills in the areas sustainable construction technologies.

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.

Plunket College of Further Education intends offering the sustainable construction modules as an integral part of the course as Irelands National Skills Strategy – 2025 (DES, 2016) predicts ‘Green Economy Skills’ as a sector specific skills need. The inclusion of Information Technology modules will upskill participants for niche construction opportunities for employment or progression to Third Level.

“If students are interested in helping create a better world or just interested in the technologies, this course offers students a great opportunity to continue your educational journey”.

  • Building Construction (5N1570)
  • Computer Aided Draughting (5N1604)
  • Architectural Drawing (5N1558)
  • Safety & Health at Work (5N1794)
  • Communications (5N0690)
  • Renewable Energy Systems (5N4975)
  • Work Experience (5N1356)
  • Renewable Technologies (6N0974)
  • Design Skills (5N0784)

Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.

Five passes in the Leaving Certificate/Applied or QQI Level 4 or equivalent qualification.
Prior learning and practical work experience taken into account at interview stage.
Mature and international students are most welcome to apply.
A number of VTOS places are available.

On successful completion of course Students can progress through the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to year one of a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Institutes of Technology and Universities. CAO.ie

Students may also apply through UCAS to progress their studies in the United Kingdom. Ucas.com

Graduates may enter employment in a range of care settings with this qualification e.g. working with people with disabilities, the homeless, older people or those with alcohol/drug dependency

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

Students may also progress to apprenticeships. Apprenticeship.ie