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Occupational Health & Safety

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

Sligo 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

This course may be of interest to students who are considering pursuing a degree in Construction Technology which emphasis placed specifically on Occupational Health & Safety. It is also of particular relevance to those who have an interest in the renewable energy industry or for those who wish to progress to further study.

What will you Study?

Health and Safety at Work 5N1794
Computer Aided Design 5N1604
Renewable Energy Systems 5N4975
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Materials Science 5N1637
Building Construction 5N1570

Optional Modules:
Learners may also have the opportunity to study Maths 5N1833as an extra module.
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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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.
Clerical & Administration
Security, Defence & Law Enforcement
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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