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Galway Community College

Galway Community College
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Course overview

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

Course Description

This Fetac Level 5 course has been developed to provide the learner with a good understanding and knowledge base in the area of renewable energy and building insulation systems. It will enable the learners to plan and execute projects of research and investigate recent developments within the renewable energy arena by demonstrating extensive critical understanding of this rapidly expanding area It covers the production, collection and storage of different types of renewable energy, including solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, hydro, tide and wave.

What will you Study?

Building Construction 5N1570
Communications 5N0690
Design Skills 5N0784
Renewable Energy Systems 5N4975
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
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

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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.
Landscape Scientist   Architect  
Architect - Conservation   Draughtsperson  
French Polisher   Cabinet Maker  
Metal Fabricator   Architectural Technician / Technologist  
Building / Construction Project Manager   Structural Engineer  
Acoustic Consultant   Traffic Engineer  
Engineer   Insulation Workers  
Steeplejack   Site Engineer  
Industrial Insulator   Facilities Manager  
Welder   Engineering Production Manager  
Surveyor   Radiographer - Industrial   
Stonemason   Geomatics Surveyor   
Building Labourer / Construction Worker   Building Services Engineering Technician  
Building Technician   Industrial Abseiler  
Road / Paving / Asphalt Workers   Gas Fitter  
Heating and Ventilating Fitter   Gas Distribution Worker  
Site Technician   Insurance Surveyor  
Glazier / Stone Cutter   Carpet/Vinyl Fitter  
Carpenter / Joiner   Construction Plant Mechanic  
Engineering Technician - Civil   Civil / Construction Engineer  
Concrete Finisher   Tiler / Tile Fitter  
Construction Plant Fitter   Construction / Building   
Building Services Engineer   Sheet Metal Worker / Plater  
Scaffolder   Bricklayer  
Plumber   Fitter - Plant Machinery  
Plasterer   Electrician  
Painter / Decorator   Electronic Security Systems Technician  
Geological Technician   Cartographic Draughtsperson  
Gas Engineer   Mining / Geological Engineer  
Solar Physicist    Environmental Chemist  
Meteorological Officer   Water Engineer  
Geoscientist   Energy Manager / Consultant  
Soil Scientist   Environmental Engineer  
Environmental Consultant   Geologist  
Hydrologist   Atmospheric Scientist  
Energy Engineer   Meteorologist / Weather Forecaster  
Ecologist   Environmental Scientist  
Recycling Officer    Waterkeeper  
Arboriculturalist / Tree Surgeon   Timber Technologist  
Environmental Health Officer   Environmental Technician  
Botanist   Environmental Officer  
Minerals / Mining Surveyor    

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
Earth Science & Environment
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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