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LC256
Construction Practice

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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 thhis level.

Awards at this level recognised by the National Framework of Qualifications may lead to 3rd level progression opportunities.

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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.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
2 Years
Duration of course
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170

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170

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This programme provides a grounding in the processes employed in the construction sector. There is up to 60% of timetabled hours devoted to practical activities in our industrial type workshops. In year 2 students will choose one of the following specialisms:

  • Wood Technology, 
  • Masonry, 
  • Plasterwork.

Site Practice and Workshop Practice for the chosen specialism are then studied over the two years.

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LC256 - Construction Practice
Limerick IT

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LC256 - Construction Practice
Qualifax - The National Courses Database
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To view the Leaving Certificate minimum entry requirements for this course, Click Here [Source: Qualifax]

To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website from the links available in the Course Details section above.

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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Upon completion, the graduate will be equipped with the competencies to enter employment at technician level and also provides an ideal platform for progression to further study.

Graduate Technicians may perform a role of assistant in a range of disciplines including Assistant Trades Foreman, Assistant General Foreman, Assistant Site Agent, Trainee Site Engineer.



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