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Automotive Technology

Course Code(s):  5M2145
QQI Award Code:  5M2145 Motor Technology
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Carlow Institute of Further Education

Carlow Institute 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

This is an introductory automotive maintenance course. The course will present learners with an opportunity to identify and carry out routine maintenance on a variety of mechanical and Electrical components on a motor vehicle. The course provides both practical and theory sessions.

What will you Study?

Auto Electricity
Motor Vehicle Practice 5N2143
Motor Vehicle Theory 5N2144
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Mathematics
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Materials Science 5N1637
Engineering Workshop Processes 5N1608
Engineering Drawing
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
CMTXX 5M2145

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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)

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