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Pre Apprenticeship - Carpentry and Joinery


QQI Level 5 Major Award in Construction Technology - 5M5010

Course Description

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 Carpentry and Joinery. It is ideally suited for students who aspire to apprenticeships in Carpentry and Joinery.

The course aim is to provide students with a thorough grounding in carpentry and Joinery. The course enables students to develop practical skills in the areas of building construction and Carpentry and Joinery. 

Entry Requirements

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.

Course Content


Building Construction (5N1570)

Computer Aided Draughting  (5N1604)

Wood Fabrication (5N1999)

Design Skills (5N0784)

Architectural Drawing (5N1558)

Safety & Health at Work (5N1794)

Communications (5N0690)

Mathematics (5N1833)

Work Experience (5N1356)


Career Opportunities

Students may progress to apprenticeships as follows.

  • Carpentry and Joinery
  • Wood manufacturing and Finishing

Further information available at www.apprenticeship.ie

On successful completion of course Students are prepared for employment, including employment with building contractors, carpenters and wood manufacturing industries.


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