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Peter Clifford

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  Peter Clifford
To get physically fit for the entrance tests and also for the demanding physical nature of the job. Also I would tell people to enjoy themselves before they join as it’s a job for at least 30 years.

I would also informl people about the variety of avenues people can get into when they have completed their training. There really is a career for every person regardless of where their interests lie. There is so many specialised units and prospects.
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TL743
Advanced Wood Technology and Sustainable Construction (Cancelled)

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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 HETAC 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.

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3 Years
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*COURSE CANCELED*

This course has a firm basis on sound principles of construction, and a strong bias towards sustainable construction. We give you practical carpentry and joinery skills, together with an in-depth knowledge of sustainable technologies and materials. A twelve-week work placement is also a central feature of the programme. 


Civil & Environmental Engineering - IT Tralee

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It will equip students with practical Carpentry and Joinery skills and an in-depth knowledge of sustainable technologies and materials, including the retrofitting and refurbishment of existing dwellings to achieve a low carbon design, and the construction of new low-energy buildings.


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TL743 - Advanced Wood Technology and Sustainable Construction (Cancelled)
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TL743 - Advanced Wood Technology and Sustainable Construction (Cancelled)
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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Our graduates lead the design and construction of low-energy buildings in Ireland. They work in planning, design and draughting, site carpentry and management, workshop joinery and building contracting. Using the technical knowledge, craft and entrepreneurial skills acquired on the programme, you also have the option to start your own construction business.



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