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We asked Mark Maguire from Construction Industry Federation to give some advice for people considering this job:

Mark Maguire

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The advice I would give is firstly talk to someone you may know that is already in the trade and ask them any questions that you may have or ask them about some of there first hand experiences.

Another good piece of advice would be to go onto YouTube and search some basic electrics, keep in mind that these are the kind of things that you will face when you go to the college phases of your apprenticeship . There are books and e-books that can be purchased to get an understanding.
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CR051
Civil Engineering

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the QQI, HEA or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
3 Years
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Civil Engineers identify and analyse problems, and develop and implement solutions. In addition to technical skills Civil Engineers have competences in related fields of project management and health and safety. Civil Engineers work as individuals and in teams. The problem solving, solution implementation and management skills of Civil Engineers are applicable to a broad range of work environments and are valued by a wide range of employers. Practical sessions are carried out to provide as much “hands on” experience as possible. There is continuous assessment of reports, drawings and projects in addition to mid and end of module examinations.


CR051 - Civil Engineering

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CR051 - Civil Engineering
Cork Institute of Technology

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CR051 - Civil Engineering
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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Essential Module Requirements:
C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics
or C20174 - Mathematics for Engineering
or C20175 - Mathematics for Computing
or LCE Maths

Note: Information for 2017 Entry

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Potential Areas of Employment Associate Engineer/Higher Technician Level in the following areas: • Consulting Engineers • Civil Engineering Contractors • State/Semi-State Bodies and Utility Companies • Local Authorities • Self-Employed Consultant



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