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Construction Technology

Course Code(s):  5M5010
QQI Award Code:  5M5010 Construction Technology
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Kerry College of Further Education

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Course overview

Course Code 5M5010
QQI Award Code 5M5010 Construction Technology
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

The programme provides for students who wish to develop pre-apprenticeship skills, pursue employment or advance to further education. It aims to familiarise students with the work environment of the building industry and to prepare them for the whole world of work.

The Safe Pass legal requirement for the building industry will form an optional part of the course. The course is linked to third level institutes for students who wish to pursue higher education.

What will you Study?

Practical Building Construction 5N1570
Plastering
Bricklaying
Painting and Decorating
Computer Aided Design 5N1604
Architectural Drawing 5N1558
(House Plans and Surveying)
Electricity
Communications 5N0690
Carpentry and Joinery
Blocklaying
Plumbing
Word Processing 5N1358
Wood Craft and Metal Craft
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Work Experience 5N1356
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

Progression to CAO Courses

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
CCONT 5M5010

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This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Building, Construction & Property
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