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Kerry College of Further Education

Building Construction


Code:  5M5010
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Sample Careers...
The following occupations are related to the area of study for this course. Click on the occupations to explore further.
Builders' Yard Assistant   Geological Technician  
Architect - Conservation   Architect  
Architectural Technologist   Cartographic Draughtsperson  
Building / Construction Project Manager   Engineer - Structural  
Traffic Engineer   Acoustic Consultant  
Engineer   Engineer - Environmental  
Environmental Officer   Heavy Goods Vehicle Driver  
French Polisher   Draughtsperson  
Metal Fabricator   Cabinet Maker  
Thatcher   Quarry Worker  
Window Fitter   Aerial & Satellite Installers  
Cleaner - Household   Radiographer - Industrial  
Building Labourer / Construction Worker   Welder  
Geomatics Surveyor   Gas Fitter  
Stonemason   Building Services Engineering Technician  
Building Technician   Road / Paving / Asphalt Workers  
Industrial Insulators   Heating and Ventilating Fitter  
Refuse Collector   Steeplejack  
Street Cleaner   Gas Distribution Worker  
Security Attendant / Porter   Window Cleaner  
Caretaker   Insulation Workers  
Demolition Operative   Site Engineer  
Fitter - Plant Machinery   Electrician  
Cleaner - Industrial   Crane Operator  
Construction Plant Mechanic   Construction Plant Fitter  
Concreter   Engineer - Civil  
Engineering Technician - Civil   Carpet/Vinyl Fitter  
Carpenter / Joiner   Surveyor - Construction / Building  
Engineer - Building Services   Bricklayer  
Tiler/Fitter   General Operative - Construction  
Glazier / Stone Cutter   Facilities Manager  
Production Manager - Engineering   Surveyor  
Steelfixer / Erector   Slater/Rooftiler  
Site Technician   Sheet Metal Worker/Plater  
Scaffolder   Plumber  
Plasterer   Plant Operative  
Painter / Decorator   Insurance Surveyor  
Army Apprentice   Theatre Stagehand  
Electronic Security Systems Technician    

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
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Progression Routes

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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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To view CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on the Award Code below:

5M5010

To calculate Points based on your QQI award results click on the calculator below:

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