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If you like working with others, and like problem solving then its definitely worth considering. Do you ever look at a bridge/skyscraper etc. and wonder how they did that? Or better still, are you looking at the way the road at home is laid out and thinking if they had of done something differently it would have been better.

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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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Waterford College of Further Education

Waterford 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 practical training programme is intended for students who wish to work in the carpentry / joinery, electrical, plumbing and block laying sectors of the construction industry or who wish to seek entry to Apprenticeships / SOLAS (FAS) / Further Training. It also prepares students for progression to third-level.

What will you Study?

This practical training programme is intended for students who wish to work in the carpentry/joinery, electrical, plumbing and block laying sectors of the construction industry or who wish to seek entry to Apprenticeships/SOLAS (FAS)/ Further Training. It also prepares students for progression to third-level.

Architectural Drawing 5N1558
Building Construction 5N1570
Communications 5N0690
Computer-Aided Drawing
Materials Science 5N1637
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Work Experience 5N1356
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