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Building Construction (Pre-Apprenticeship)

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Kerry College of Further Education

Kerry College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

Course Code 5M5010
QQI Award Code 5M5011 Tourism with Business
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

The course provides for students who wish to develop pre-apprenticeship skills, pursue employment or advance to further education. It aims to familiarise students with the work environment of the building industry and to prepare them for the whole world of work. The Safe Pass legal requirement for the building industry will form an optional part of the course. The course is linked to third level institutes for students who wish to pursue higher education.

What will you Study?

Communications (5N0690)
Design Skills (5N0784)
Computer Aided Draughting (2D) (5N1604)
Architectural Drawing (5N1558)
Building Construction (5N1570)
Wood Fabrication (5N1999)










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
DTXXX 5M5011

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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.
Landscape Architect / Designer   Architect  
Architect - Conservation   Metal Fabricator  
French Polisher   Cabinet Maker  
Draughtsperson   Architectural Technician / Technologist  
Building / Construction Project Manager   BIM (Building Information Modelling) Professional  
Structural Engineer   Acoustic Consultant  
Traffic Engineer   Engineer  
Site Forman   Geomatics Surveyor   
Building Labourer / Construction Worker   Building Services Engineering Technician  
Stonemason   Building Technician  
Insulation Workers   Gas Distribution Worker  
Gas Fitter   Construction Planner  
Industrial Abseiler   Welder  
Radiographer - Industrial    Steeplejack  
Road / Paving / Asphalt Workers   Industrial Insulator  
Heating and Ventilating Fitter   Construction Site Manager/Site Agent  
Site Engineer   Facilities Manager  
Fitter - Plant Machinery   Electrician  
Carpet/Vinyl Fitter   Construction Plant Mechanic  
Construction Plant Fitter   Concrete Finisher  
Civil / Construction Engineer   Engineering Technician - Civil  
Carpenter / Joiner   Construction / Building   
Building Engineer   Bricklayer  
Tiler / Tile Fitter   Glazier / Stone Cutter  
Insurance Surveyor   Scaffolder  
Engineering Production Manager   Surveyor  
Site Technician   Sheet Metal Worker / Plater  
Plumber   Plasterer  
Painter / Decorator   Electronic Security Systems Technician  
Geological Technician   Cartographic Draughtsperson  
Environmental Engineer   Environmental Officer  

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
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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