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Motor Vehicle Maintenance


This one year full time course at Post Leaving Certificate level is ideally suited for students who aspire to apprenticeships in the motor industry and related fields. Its aim is to provide students with a thorough grounding in Motor Vehicle Maintenance practices.

Course Content 

  • Motor Vehicle Theory (5N2144)
  • Motor Vehicle Practice (5N2143)
  • Auto Electricity (5N2137) 
  • Mathematics (5N1833)
  • Safety & Health at Work (5N1794)
  • Word Processing (5N1358)
  • Appreciation of Art, Craft & Design (5N0755)
  • Communications (5N0690)
  • Work Experience (5N1356)



Entry Requirements

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

QQI Level 5 Motor Technology 5M2145 

Educational Progression

Students can progress through the Higher Education Links scheme Higher Education links scheme.  Click here for links.


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Motor Apprenticeships

Motor Vehicle Maintenance | apprenticeship | Joe Duffy | Ford | National Jobs Week | Regina Doherty TD | Minister | Employment Affairs & Social Protection | QQI Level 5


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