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Well in school you should try do a practical subject and get used to working with your hands. Physics is another subject that would be of benefit. It would help in the theory exams that you complete after each of the off the job training modules.
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LC244
Sustainable Building and Renewable Energy

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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3 Years
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This programme is ideal for learners who wish to enter, or develop, a career in Renewable Energy, Sustainable Building and the management of Sustainable Construction and Renewable Energy Technologies.
This broadly based level 7 programme in Renewable Energy and Sustainable Building has been designed to meet the needs of Ireland's ‘Green Economy’, having a strong bias towards sustainable building practices and emphasising the principles of renewable energy technologies.


 
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LC244 - Sustainable Building and Renewable Energy
Limerick IT

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LC244 - Sustainable Building and Renewable Energy
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To view the Leaving Certificate minimum entry requirements for this course, Click Here [Source: Qualifax]

To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website from the links available in the Course Details section above.

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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement. Click on the link below to find PLC courses that also relate to this career sector. Note you can view more courses by adjusting the filters on the list page.

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Graduates of this program will possess a relevant and functional comprehension of the following areas of sustainable building and renewable energies:

• Sustainable Construction Methods (domestic & commercial)

• Building Conservation, Pathology & Architectural Heritage

• Land use planning for Renewable Energy Systems

• Building Computer Aided Design

• Building Cost Management, Law & Safety• Renewable Energy technologies (including alternative, clean & efficient energy technologies)

• Environmental considerations for energy production (Policy, emission factors etc)

• Energy & Facilities Management

• Energy analysis software packages including (BER, iSBEM, RetScreen)



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Sustainable Energy Engineering Cork Institute of Technology 
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Environmental Science and Sustainable Technology Cork Institute of Technology 
Environmental & Natural Resource Management Limerick IT 
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