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Pre Apprenticeship - Construction


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 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.

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)

Architectural Drawing (5N1558)

Safety & Health at Work (5N1794)

Communications (5N0690)

Renewable Energy Systems (5N4975)

Work Experience (5N1356)

Mathematics (5N1833)

Design Skills (5N0784)



Career Opportunities

Students may progress to apprenticeships as follows.

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

Further information available at www.apprenticeship.ie

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


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