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Motor Technology

Course Code(s):  5M2145
QQI Award Code:  5M2145 Motor Technology
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2145
QQI Award Code 5M2145 Motor Technology
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

The motor industry is a significant employer with a diverse range of opportunities in service, sales, parts, emergency/recoveries body repair, fast fit, alarms, glass fitting, etc. Recent years have seen a steady growth in the industry, with record car sales and all the associated work which this brings.

The recent introduction of compulsory testing has opened a new sphere of employment within the industry. The motor industry is constantly developing and changing with new technology and products which makes it an exciting place to work and learn.

What will you Study?

Motor Vehicle Theory 5N2144
Motor Vehicle Electricity
Motor Vehicle Practice 5N2143
Electronics
Mathematics
Web Authoring 5N1910
Work Experience 5N1356
Communications 5N0690
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.

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

CAO with Any QQI Major Award

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on one of the Award Codes below:

Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
CMTXX 5M2145

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Further Research

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Motor Vehicle Maintenance Plunket College 
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Engineering Technology Greenhills College 
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Engineering Technology Deansrath Community College 

Sample Careers

If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Agricultural Mechanic   Ceramics Technologist  
Printer   Toolmaker  
Woodturner / Woodmachinist   Ergonomist  
Jeweller / Silversmith / Goldsmith   Glassmaker  
Carton maker   Bookbinder (Craft)  
Textile Machinery Technician   Acoustic Consultant  
Construction Plant Mechanic   Industrial Insulator  
Welder   Sheet Metal Worker/Plater  
Colour Technologist   Engineer - Chemical  
Metallurgist   Materials Technician  
Computer Assembly Technician   Engineer - Automation  
Engineer - Mechatronics   Engineer - Automotive  
Office Equipment Service Technician   Electrical Power Plant Operator  
Technical Service Agent   Prosthetist / Orthotist  
Engineer - Sports   Naval Architect  
Materials Scientist / Technologist   Engineer - Mechanical  
Process Development Scientist   Engineer - Aeronautical / Aerospace  
Mechanic / Automotive Technician   Blacksmith  
Mechanical Engineering Draughtsperson   Engineering Technician - Mechanical   
Patternmaker   Manufacturing Technician  
Army Apprentice   Engineering Craft Machinist  
Engineer - Yield Analysis   Vehicle Body Repairer/Panel Beater  
Horologist   Polymer Technician  
Machinist - Manufacturing   Engineer - Manufacturing  
Refrigeration Craftsperson   Engineer - Nuclear  
Aircraft Mechanic   Air Corps Apprentice  
Naval Service Cadet - Engineering   Engineer - Mining / Geological  
Engineer - Quality   Engineer - Polymer  

Related Career Sectors

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.
Mechanical Engineering & Manufacturing
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

The following data provides general information about this Award from colleges across Ireland.