Certificates at this level are typically awarded for two years of full-time study after the leaving certificate or equivalent. Skills developed are mostly technical and vocationally specific, i.e. are focused on a specific career sector. National apprenticeships programmes are included in this level.
Awards at this level recognised by the National Framework of Qualifications may lead to 3rd level progression opportunities.
Qualifications at this level prepare for occupations that involve using the skills and knowledge learned alongside existing workers in 'real world' environments. Examples include restaurant managers, electricians, engineering technicians, legal secretaries, hairdressers, and web developers.
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This higher certificate course aims to develop your theoretical and practical knowledge of civil engineering. It will give you a thorough knowledge of the materials involved, and the standards required, in attaining structures of high quality in terms of design specification and construction.
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Civil engineering technicians generally find employment with contractors, consultants, road materials suppliers and local authorities. Specifically, you can expect to work in a technical capacity as a surveyor, draughtsperson or laboratory technician involved in testing materials and supporting companies in the civil/construction trade.
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