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Sustainable Architectural Technology

Course Code(s):  5M5010
QQI Award Code:  5M5010 Construction Technology
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

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

Course Description

Through this course you will learn the essential skills of environmental construction and civil engineering, which may allow you to progress to construction, architecture and engineering courses in Higher Education or go directly to employment.

The course is designed to give learners a firm foundation in the skills required in the Green Architecture/Sustainable Technology sector. It covers a range of topics which are both interesting and relevant in todays market. Elements of the course will contain both theory and practical sessions.

What will you Study?

Renewable Energy Systems 5N4975
Architectural Drawing 5N1558
Wood Fabrication 5N1999
Building Construction 5N1570
Mathematics
Materials Science 5N1637
Computer Aided
Draughting (2D)
Communications 5N0690
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.

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

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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Further Research

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Renewable Energy and the Built Environment Castlebar College of Further Education 

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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.
Building, Construction & Property
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.