• Code:DM
  • Certification QQI Level 5 in Construction Technology (5M5010)
  • Duration One Year


This course is aimed at people who wish to embark on a course of study leading to a career in the construction industry, with particular emphasis on renewable energy technology. It is specifically designed to provide the learner with the skills associated with environmentally sustainable building and construction technology. The course will present learners with the opportunity to develop practical skills in the area of building construction and wood fabrication.

Programme of Study

  • Building Construction
  • Work Experience
  • Wood Fabrication
  • Communications
  • Computer Aided Draughting (2D)
  • Architectural Drawing
  • Thermal Insulation Installation
  • Renewable Energy Systems

Components subject to change

Entry Requirements

  • 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
  • Full FETAC Level 4 Award
  • Full QQI Level 4 with a merit profile
  • Mature Applicants - experience  will be considered in lieu of formal  qualifications

Places are offered following a successful interview.

Career Opportunities
  • Building contractors
  • Developers
  • Architects
  • Quantity surveyors
  • Local authorities
  • Manufacturers and suppliers of  building products and materials
Higher Education Progression*

Examples of potential courses include:

  • BIFE Furniture Design & Cabinet Making  Level 6
  • Architectural Technology Level 6

Graduates of this course are eligible to  apply through the CAO and/or the Higher  Education Links Scheme for entry to year one of a range of higher certificate  and degree programmes at Institutes of  Technology and Universities (please check  with the particular institution and regarding  local eligibility requirements).

Course Co-Ordinator

Bernadette Walsh

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