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Renewable and Energineering Technology Advanced

Course Code(s):  6M5154 CI062RN
QQI Award Code:  6M5154 Maintenance Skills Technology
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 6M5154 CI062RN
QQI Award Code 6M5154 Maintenance Skills Technology
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This level 6 course enables students to reach an advanced level in the area of renewable energy and automation/control systems. Students gain a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the latest technologies.

Upon successful completion of the course graduates should be able to interpret customer requirements and provide advice on the solution options available. As part of this course student are given the opportunity to gain work experience in a relevant company for 2-3 days per week with classes contact confined to 3 full-time days per week. There is a very high employment rate from this course.

What will you Study?

Teamworking 5N1367

Work Practice 6N1947

Communications 6N1950

Safety Management 6N1782

Project Management 6N4090

Computer 3D Modelling & Animation 5N1603
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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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
6M5154

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Further Research

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Sample Careers

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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.
Earth Science & Environment
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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