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Roscrea Community College

Roscrea Community College
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Course overview

Course Code 5M5010
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course is aimed at people who are interested in a career in the construction industry, with an emphasis on renewable energy and technology. It is specially designed to provide the learner with the skills associated with environmentally sustainable building and construction technology. The course will give learners the opportunity to develop practical skills in the area of building construction and wood fabrication.

What will you Study?

Wood Fabrication 5N1999
Building Construction 5N1570
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Building Services
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Renewable Energy Systems 5N4975
Word Processing 5N1358
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. 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.
Architect   Architect - Conservation  
French Polisher   Metal Fabricator  
Draughtsperson   Cabinet Maker  
Architectural Technician / Technologist   Building / Construction Project Manager  
Engineer   Structural Engineer  
Traffic Engineer   Acoustic Consultant  
Building Labourer / Construction Worker   Geomatics Surveyor   
Stonemason   Insulation Workers  
Site Engineer   Facilities Manager  
Building Services Engineering Technician   Building Technician  
Welder   Radiographer - Industrial   
Steeplejack   Road / Paving / Asphalt Workers  
Industrial Insulator   Heating and Ventilating Fitter  
Gas Fitter   Gas Distribution Worker  
Industrial Abseiler   Engineering Production Manager  
Fitter - Plant Machinery   Tiler / Tile Fitter  
Construction / Building    Electrician  
Carpet/Vinyl Fitter   Carpenter / Joiner  
Construction Plant Mechanic   Construction Plant Fitter  
Concrete Finisher   Civil / Construction Engineer  
Building Services Engineer   Glazier / Stone Cutter  
Surveyor   Site Technician  
Sheet Metal Worker / Plater   Scaffolder  
Plumber   Plasterer  
Bricklayer   Painter / Decorator  
Insurance Surveyor   Engineering Technician - Civil  
Electronic Security Systems Technician   Geological Technician  
Cartographic Draughtsperson   Environmental Engineer  
Environmental Officer    

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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