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Cavan Institute
Pre-Apprenticeship Building Construction
Pre-Apprenticeship Building Construction

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Pre-Apprenticeship Building Construction


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Entry Requirements

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

Further Study

Graduates of this course may progress to level 6 courses Design (Year 2), Renewable and Engineering Technology (Year 2) or Furniture Design and Making (Year 2), which are available at Cavan Institute.

Career Opportunities

This course prepares you for progression to a wide range of apprenticeships, including brick and stone masons, carpenters, plumbing, plastering, and painting and decorating contractors. Career opportunities include employment with building contractors or developers, architects, quantity surveyors and local authorities. Graduates are also prepared for work with manufacturers and suppliers of building products and materials. Graduates may also apply to a range of Degree courses in Universities and Institutes of Technology such as: TU Dublin, Dundalk IT, ATU(formerly known as GMIT), Cork IT, Limerick IT and Carlow IT. 

This course also provides common entry to a range of other courses in Institutes of Technology.


QQI Level 5 Certificate in Construction Technology

QQI Course Code

Course Fees


Course Content

Course Certification

Building Construction

Renewable Energy Systems

Work Experience


Architectural Drawing

Computer-Aided Draughting (2D)

Thermal Insulation

Wood Fabrication


About This Course

This course is aimed at people who wish to pursue a career in the construction industry. It is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills associated with environmentally sustainable building and construction technology. The course enables students to develop practical skills in the areas of building construction and wood fabrication.

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