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Motor Technology

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Westport College of Further Education

Westport College of Further Education
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2145
QQI Award Code 5M2145 Motor Technology
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

The purpose of this pre-apprenticeship course is to enable the learner to acquire the knowledge, skill and competence required carry out diagnostic, maintenance and installation procedures on electronic and mechanical components in motor vehicles. The Motor Trade is a fast paced rapidly changing and challenging environment in which there are many career opportunities. The skills and knowledge acquired on this course are invaluable to anybody wishing to enter the trade or even to those who will just own a car.

What will you Study?

Motor Vehicle Theory 5N2144
Auto Electricity 5N2137
Motor Vehicle Practice 5N2143
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Engineering Workshop Processes 5N1608
Electronics 5N1606
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
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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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
CMTXX 5M2145

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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.
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Welder   Radiographer - Industrial   
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Materials Technician   Metallurgist  
Computer Assembly Technician   Mechatronic Engineer  
Automation Engineer   Electrical Power Plant Operator  
Automotive Engineer   Technical Service Agent  
Office Equipment Service Technician   Electronic Equipment Assembler  
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Process Development Scientist   Mechanical Engineer  
Aeronautical / Aerospace Engineer   Horologist  
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Mechanic / Automotive Technician   Patternmaker  
Locksmith   Spray Painter  
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Blacksmith   Manufacturing Engineer  
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Foundry Worker   Engineering Machine Operator  
Nuclear Engineer   Aircraft Mechanic  
Air Corps Apprentice   Naval Service Cadet - Engineering  
Mining / Geological Engineer   Polymer Engineer  
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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.
Mechanical Engineering & Manufacturing
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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