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Carpentry & Joinery Studies

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Course overview

Course Code 5M5010
QQI Award Code 5M5010 Construction Technology
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This one year full-time course at Post-Leaving Certificate level is designed for students who aspire to apprenticeships in Carpentry & Joinery or related trades. It also allows successful students the opportunity to progress into further studies at Third Level.

What will you Study?

This one year full-time course at Post-Leaving Certificate level is designed for students who aspire to apprenticeships in Carpentry & Joinery or related trades. It also allows successful students the opportunity to progress into further studies at Third Level. 

Wood Fabrication 5N1999
Computer Aided Design 5N1604
Architectural Drawing 5N1558
Safety and Health
Communications 5N0690
Design Skills
Appreciation of Art, Craft and Design
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.

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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
CCONT 5M5010

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.
Architect   Architect - Conservation  
French Polisher   Metal Fabricator  
Draughtsperson   Cabinet Maker  
Architectural Technician / Technologist   Building / Construction Project Manager  
Engineer   Structural Engineer  
Traffic Engineer   Acoustic Consultant  
Building Labourer / Construction Worker   Geomatics Surveyor   
Stonemason   Insulation Workers  
Site Engineer   Facilities Manager  
Building Services Engineering Technician   Building Technician  
Welder   Radiographer - Industrial   
Steeplejack   Road / Paving / Asphalt Workers  
Industrial Insulator   Heating and Ventilating Fitter  
Gas Fitter   Gas Distribution Worker  
Industrial Abseiler   Engineering Production Manager  
Fitter - Plant Machinery   Tiler / Tile Fitter  
Construction / Building    Electrician  
Carpet/Vinyl Fitter   Carpenter / Joiner  
Construction Plant Mechanic   Construction Plant Fitter  
Concrete Finisher   Civil / Construction Engineer  
Building Services Engineer   Glazier / Stone Cutter  
Surveyor   Site Technician  
Sheet Metal Worker / Plater   Scaffolder  
Plumber   Plasterer  
Bricklayer   Painter / Decorator  
Insurance Surveyor   Engineering Technician - Civil  
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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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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