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Pre-Apprenticeship Engineering and Electrical
Pre-Apprenticeship Engineering and Electrical

Pre-Apprenticeship Engineering and Electrical


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Pre-Apprenticeship Engineering and Electrical

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

At Cavan Institute:

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


Graduates are also 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 Institutes of Technology and Universities (please check with the particular institution regarding local eligibility requirements).

Career Opportunities

This course prepares you for progression to a wide range of apprenticeships such as Electrical, Electrical Instrumentation, Electronic Security Systems, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning , Mechanical Automation and Maintenance Fitting, Metal Fabrication, Engineering Technician , Sheet Metalworking and Wind Turbine Maintenance Technician.

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 Engineering Technology


QQI Course Code

Course Fees


Course Content

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Engineering Technology



Design Skills


Engineering Workshop Processes

Control Systems


Computer 3D Modelling and Animation

Computer-Aided Draughting (2D)

Work Experience

About This Course

Upon successful completion of the Pre-Apprenticeship Electrical course, students will have acquired a theoretical understanding and practical competencies in several essential aspects of the engineering industry. These include mastering common measuring and inspection techniques used in engineering, comprehending the properties of engineering materials, and becoming proficient in commonly employed machining methods. Additionally, students will gain proficiency in using a variety of tools and equipment, such as milling machines, lathes, drilling machines, and various measuring and hand tools. They will also develop expertise in CNC programming. Furthermore, students will cultivate good work practices, including a strong commitment to health and safety in an engineering workshop environment.

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