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Karl Curran

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I would highly recommend this job but I’d say to start taking insurance exams as soon as possible and get them done while you’re young.

I’d also recommend talking to as many people in the industry to see what area of insurance you want to go into i.e. Insurer, Broker, Loss Adjuster etc. – they’re very different!
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Construction Technology & Sustainable Design

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St. Conleth's Community College
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Course overview

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

What will you Study?

Wood Craft and Metal Craft
Architectural Drawing 5N1558
Practical Building Construction 5N1570
Wood Fabrication 5N1999
Maths for engineering
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Blocklaying / bricklaying
Plastering
Carpentry and Joinery
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
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.

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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

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