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Cabinet Making & Construction Studies

Course Code(s):  5M1940
QQI Award Code:  5M1940 Computer Aided Design
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Galway Community College

Galway Community College
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Course overview

Course Code 5M1940
QQI Award Code 5M1940 Computer Aided Design
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course is designed to give the students essential skills in computer design, manufacturing and construction to enter the work place or continue to further education in Construction, Architecture, Furniture Design and Civil Engineering.

What will you Study?

Work Experience 5N1356
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
ACADX 5M1940

To calculate Points based on your QQI award results, use the PLC Points Calculator.

Further Research

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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.
Packaging Designer   Photographer  
Potter / Ceramicist   Sculptor  
Costume Designer   Architect - Conservation  
Illustrator - Technical / Medical   Artist  
Textile Designer   Illustrator  
Screen Printer   Typographer  
Graphic Designer   Architect  
CAD Technician   Camera Operator  
Dressmaker   Ceramics Technologist  
Modelmaker   Metal Fabricator  
Carton maker   Ergonomist  
Printer   Cabinet Maker  
Toolmaker   Bookbinder (Craft)  
Jeweller / Silversmith / Goldsmith   Conservator - Museum / Art Gallery  
Draughtsperson   Textile Machinery Technician  
Woodturner / Woodmachinist   Glassmaker  
Musical Instrument Technician   Instrument Craftsperson  
Architectural Technician / Technologist   Building / Construction Project Manager  
Traffic Engineer   Engineer  
Acoustic Consultant   Engineer - Structural  
Bricklayer   Geomatics Surveyor  
Engineer - Building Services   Stonemason  
Insulation Workers   Industrial Insulator  
Heating and Ventilating Fitter   Welder  
Gas Fitter   Building Services Engineering Technician  
Building Technician   Sheet Metal Worker/Plater  
Surveyor - Construction / Building   Site Engineer  
Plumber   Plasterer  
Engineer - Civil   Insurance Surveyor  
Engineering Technician - Civil   Glazier / Stone Cutter  
Fitter - Plant Machinery   Electrician  
Carpenter / Joiner   Construction Plant Mechanic  
Construction Plant Fitter   Carpet/Vinyl Fitter  
Facilities Manager   Painter / Decorator  
Production Manager - Engineering   Tiler/Fitter  
Surveyor   Site Technician  
Scaffolder   Electronic Security Systems Technician  
Geological Technician   Cartographic Draughtsperson  
Engineer - Environmental   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
Art, Craft & Design
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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