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Pre Apprenticeship - Motor Vehicle Maintenance


QQI Level 5 Major Award in Motor Technology – 5M2145

Course Description

This is an introductory course for those who want to find out whether a career in the automotive industry will really suit them. It is ideally suited for students who aspire to apprenticeships in the motor industry and related fields. The course aim is to provide students with a thorough grounding in motor vehicle maintenance practices. This course will enable students to locate, identify and carry out a routine maintenance on a variety of mechanical and electrical components, as well as develop life skills including effective communication techniques, teamwork and independent learning.

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

Motor Vehicle Practice (5N2143)

Mechanics (5N1638)

Motor Vehicle Theory (5N2144)

Word Processing (5N1358)

Auto Electricity (5N2137)

Safety & Health at Work (5N1794)

Communications (5N0690)

Mathematics (5N1833)

Work Experience (5N1356)


Career Opportunities

Students may progress to apprenticeships as follows.

  • Motor Mechanics
  • Vehicle Body Repairs
  • Heavy Vehicle Mechanics

Further information available at www.apprenticeship.ie

On successful completion of course Students are prepared for employment, including employment in the motor technology industry and will provide opportunities to work in various aspects of the auto trade.


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