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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

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CMTXX 5M2145

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