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Sligo College of Further Education

Sligo College of Further Education

Construction Technology with Renewable Energy Systems


Course Code:  5M5010
Award Code(s):  5M5010
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This course may be of interest to students who are considering pursuing a degree in Construction Technology which emphasis placed on Renewable Energy. It is also of particular relevance to those who have an interest in Health and Safety or for those who wish to progress to further study.

 

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.

Building Construction 5N1570
Health & Safety 5N1974
Computer Aided Draughting (2D) 5N1604
Renewable Energy Systems 5N4975
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Materials Science 5N1637

Optional Modules
Learners may also have the opportunity to study Maths (5N1833) as an extra module.

 

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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Interior Architecture and Design Sligo College of Further Education 

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.
Architect   Architect - Conservation  
Draughtsperson   Cabinet Maker  
Metal Fabricator   Architectural Technician / Technologist  
Building / Construction Project Manager   Acoustic Consultant  
Engineer - Structural   Traffic Engineer  
Engineer   Surveyor  
Insulation Workers   Production Manager - Engineering  
Site Technician   Sheet Metal Worker/Plater  
Facilities Manager   Site Engineer  
Building Services Engineering Technician   Welder  
Industrial Insulator   Heating and Ventilating Fitter  
Gas Fitter   Building Technician  
Geomatics Surveyor   Stonemason  
Scaffolder   Plumber  
Plasterer   Construction Plant Mechanic  
Army Apprentice   Construction Plant Fitter  
Engineer - Civil   Engineering Technician - Civil  
Carpet/Vinyl Fitter   Carpenter / Joiner  
Surveyor - Construction / Building   Engineer - Building Services  
Bricklayer   Electrician  
Glazier / Stone Cutter   Fitter - Plant Machinery  
Tiler/Fitter   Painter / Decorator  
Insurance Surveyor   Electronic Security Systems Technician  
Geological Technician   Cartographic Draughtsperson  
Engineer - Mining / Geological   Meteorologist / Weather Forecaster  
Geologist   Solar Physicist  
Environmental Chemist   Gas Engineer  
Hydrologist   Atmospheric Scientist  
Geoscientist   Energy Manager/Consultant  
Soil Scientist   Engineer - Water  
Engineer - Environmental   Environmental Consultant  
Engineer - Energy   Environmental Technician  
Environmental Health Officer   Environmental Officer  
Surveyor - Minerals / Mining    

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
Earth Science & Environment
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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.

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5M5010