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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.
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?

Safety & Health at Work (5N1794)
Communications (5N0690)
Materials Science (5N1637)
Architectural Drawing (5N1558)
Building Construction (5N1570)
Computer Aided Draughting (2D) (5N1604)










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Sample Careers

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Architect   Architect - Conservation  
Draughtsperson   Metal Fabricator  
Cabinet Maker   French Polisher  
Architectural Technician / Technologist   BIM (Building Information Modelling) Professional  
Building / Construction Project Manager   Structural Engineer  
Acoustic Consultant   Traffic Engineer  
Engineer   Site Forman  
Site Engineer   Insulation Workers  
Stonemason   Construction Planner  
Geomatics Surveyor    Building Labourer / Construction Worker  
Building Services Engineering Technician   Building Technician  
Radiographer - Industrial    Gas Distribution Worker  
Industrial Abseiler   Gas Fitter  
Construction Site Manager/Site Agent   Heating and Ventilating Fitter  
Welder   Road / Paving / Asphalt Workers  
Steeplejack   Industrial Insulator  
Facilities Manager   Engineering Production Manager  
Fitter - Plant Machinery   Electrician  
Carpet/Vinyl Fitter   Construction Plant Mechanic  
Construction Plant Fitter   Concrete Finisher  
Civil / Construction Engineer   Engineering Technician - Civil  
Carpenter / Joiner   Construction / Building   
Building Engineer   Bricklayer  
Tiler / Tile Fitter   Glazier / Stone Cutter  
Surveyor   Site Technician  
Sheet Metal Worker / Plater   Scaffolder  
Plumber   Plasterer  
Painter / Decorator   Insurance Surveyor  
Electronic Security Systems Technician   Geological Technician  
Cartographic Draughtsperson   Environmental Engineer  
Environmental Officer    

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
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