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Construction Technology & Sustainable Design

Course Code(s):  5M5010
QQI Award Code:  5M5010 Construction Technology
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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St. Conleth's Community College

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

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

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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