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Cavan Institute

Sustainable Energy and Construction Technology


Sustainable Energy and Construction Technology

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or LCVP or Level 4 Award. Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet these entry requirements

Career Opportunities

This course in Sustainable Energy and Construction Technology prepares you for a wide range of jobs, including employment with building contractors/developers, renewable energy systems, architects, quantity surveyors and local authorities. Graduates from this course will have acquired a nationally recognised qualification which will enable them to compete for apprenticeship or direct employment in a wide range of construction or renewable energy-related jobs.


At Cavan Institute:

Graduates of this course in Sustainable Energy and Construction Technology may progress to the level 6 Renewable and Engineering Technology (Year 2) course available at Cavan Institute. 


Graduates of this course in Sustainable Energy and Construction Technology are eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to year one of a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Higher Education Institutions (please check with the particular institution regarding local eligibility requirements).

  • Quantity Surveying and   Construction Economics - TUD 

  • Construction Management - ATU Galway/Mayo

  • Quantity Surveying - ATU Sligo

  • Building Surveying - DKIT 

  • Planning & Environmental Management - TUD

Course Fees


Course Content

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Construction Technology

  • Building Construction 

  • Renewable Energy Systems 

  • Work Experience 

  • Mathematics 

  • Architectural Drawing 

  • Computer-Aided Draughting (2D) 

  • Thermal Insulation 

  • Wood Fabrication 

  • Communications

About This Course

This one-year course aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop essential knowledge and practical skills to work in the rapidly growing construction and renewable energy industries. It gives students a taste of all the main construction trades including carpentry & joinery and building construction. Students will also gain significant on-site experience with some of the largest construction companies in the area. The course also provides progression opportunities into further and higher education.

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Hear From Past Students  Of This Course Area ...

Shay Broadhead

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