• Code: DO
  • Certification:QQ1 Level 5 Award in Construction (5M5010)
  • Duration: One Year 


A hands-on mainly practical course for those looking to gain an apprenticeship  in the construction industry or to learn the necessary skills to carry out building projects with confidence.

The methods and theory of building construction techniques, materials and joinery will be covered in studio work and built projects. BIFE has a fully equipped Workshop room with specialised machinery where all aspects of timber construction will be covered by practical project work. The student will also learn to produce architectural and workshop drawings with technical methods and CAD.

Programme of Study

• Building Construction
• Wood fabrication
• Architectural Drawing
• Building Construction
• Computer Aided Draughting
• Thermal Insulation Installation
• Communications
• Work Experience
Components subject to change

Entry Requirements

One of the following:
• Leaving Certificate (minimum of five 06/H7’s or combination of five 06/H7’s) or its equivalent. Extenuating circumstances may be considered
• Leaving Certificate Applied Award
• QQI Level 4 Award
• Mature Applicants - experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications
Places are offered following a successful

Career Opportunities

• Architectural Technology
• Planning and Environmental Management
• Construction Management

Higher Education Progression*

Examples of potential courses include:
Architectural Technology Level 6
• TU Dublin:
Architectural Technology - DT175
Planning and Environmental
Management - DT106
Timber Product Technology - DT169
Building Management (Maintenance
and Conservation) - DT170
• Carlow IT:
BSc Architectural Technology - CW407
BSc Hons Architectural Technology -
BSc in Building Construction and
Services Management - CW417
• Waterford IT:
BSc Architectural Technology - WD094
BSc in Architectural Technology &
Building Information (BIM) - WD195

Course Co-ordinator

Bernadette Walsh

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