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Sustainable Building Technology

Course Code(s):  5M5010
QQI Award Code:  5M5010 Construction Technology
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute

Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute


 
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Course overview

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

Course Description

This course is suitable for learners who wish to adjust to a changing construction industry by broadening their knowledge base into energy efficient building techniques. Learners are introduced to the fundamentals of green building technology with an emphasis on energy, insulation, conservation and sustainable living. Practical skills such as solar/photovoltaic panel installation, wind turbine technology, retro fitting of domestic buildings, green building technology, installation of insulation and energy upgrades are completed in order to build up the learners skill capacity in this area. No previous building experience is necessary.

What will you Study?

Thermal Insulation Installation
Wood Fabrication 5N1999
Renewable Energy Systems 5N4975
Building Construction 5N1570
Architectural Drawing 5N1558
Computer Aided Design 5N1604
(2D) Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356

Mathematics (Optional)
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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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.
Landscape Architect / Designer   Landscape Manager  
Landscape Scientist   Architect  
Architect - Conservation   Metal Fabricator  
Draughtsperson   Cabinet Maker  
Town Planning Support   Architectural Technician / Technologist  
Building / Construction Project Manager   Acoustic Consultant  
Engineer   Traffic Engineer  
Engineer - Structural   Production Manager - Engineering  
Surveyor   Facilities Manager  
Site Engineer   Insulation Workers  
Stonemason   Geomatics Surveyor  
Welder   Building Services Engineering Technician  
Building Technician   Gas Fitter  
Heating and Ventilating Fitter   Industrial Insulator  
Site Technician   Sheet Metal Worker/Plater  
Scaffolder   Surveyor - Construction / Building  
Tiler/Fitter   Fitter - Plant Machinery  
Carpenter / Joiner   Carpet/Vinyl Fitter  
Engineering Technician - Civil   Engineer - Civil  
Construction Plant Fitter   Electrician  
Construction Plant Mechanic   Engineer - Building Services  
Painter / Decorator   Army Apprentice  
Plumber   Plasterer  
Glazier / Stone Cutter   Bricklayer  
Insurance Surveyor   Electronic Security Systems Technician  
Geological Technician   Cartographic Draughtsperson  
Field trials officer   Engineer - Mining / Geological  
Mathematical Modeller    Meteorologist / Weather Forecaster  
Environmental Chemist   Solar Physicist  
Gas Engineer   Energy Manager/Consultant  
Atmospheric Scientist   Geoscientist  
Hydrologist   Engineer - Water  
Soil Scientist   Engineer - Environmental  
Environmental Consultant   Engineer - Energy  
Geologist   Environmental Technician  
Botanist   Ecologist  
Environmental Scientist   Environmental Officer  
Environmental Health Officer   Surveyor - Minerals / Mining  

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.
Building, Construction & Property
Earth Science & Environment
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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

Ratio of Male to Female participants:

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source: QQI