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Westport College of Further Education

Westport College of Further Education

Motor Technology


Course Code(s):  5M2145
QQI Award Code:  5M2145 Motor Technology
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
The purpose of this pre-apprenticeship course is to enable the learner to acquire the knowledge, skill and competence required carry out diagnostic, maintenance and installation procedures on electronic and mechanical components in motor vehicles.

The Motor Trade is a fast paced rapidly changing and challenging environment in which there are many career opportunities. The skills and knowledge acquired on this course are invaluable to anybody wishing to enter the trade or even to those who will just own a car.

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands.

Motor Vehicle Theory 5N2144
Auto Electricity 5N2137
Motor Vehicle Practice 5N2143
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience (Students are required to seek their own work experience placement) 5N1356
Engineering Workshop Processes 5N1608
Electronics 5N1606
Safety & Health at Work 5N1794
Mathematics (Optional)

 

Important: 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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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.
Agricultural Mechanic   Ceramics Technologist  
Carton maker   Printer  
Textile Machinery Technician   Woodturner / Woodmachinist  
Toolmaker   Jeweller / Silversmith / Goldsmith  
Glassmaker   Ergonomist  
Bookbinder (Craft)   Acoustic Consultant  
Construction Plant Mechanic   Industrial Insulator  
Army Apprentice   Welder  
Sheet Metal Worker/Plater   Colour Technologist  
Engineer - Chemical   Metallurgist  
Materials Technician   Computer Assembly Technician  
Engineer - Automation   Engineer - Mechatronics  
Technical Service Agent   Engineer - Automotive  
Office Equipment Service Technician   Electrical Power Plant Operator  
Prosthetist / Orthotist   Engineer - Sports  
Naval Architect   Engineer - Aeronautical / Aerospace  
Engineer - Mechanical   Process Development Scientist  
Materials Scientist / Technologist   Engineer - Yield Analysis  
Patternmaker   Engineering Craft Machinist  
Mechanical Engineering Draughtsperson   Refrigeration Craftsperson  
Engineer - Manufacturing   Vehicle Body Repairer/Panel Beater  
Mechanic / Automotive Technician   Blacksmith  
Machinist - Manufacturing   Engineering Technician - Mechanical   
Horologist   Polymer Technician  
Manufacturing Technician   Engineer - Nuclear  
Air Traffic Controller   Warehouse Manager   
Aircraft Mechanic   Airline Pilot - Civil Aviation  
Air Corps Apprentice   Helicopter Pilot - Commercial  
Naval Service Cadet - Engineering   Engineer - Mining / Geological  
Engineer - Polymer   Engineer - Quality  

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.
Mechanical Engineering & Manufacturing
Transport & Logistics
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Progression Routes

(Higher Education Links Scheme)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

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5M2145