QQI Award (Level 5 - 5M5010)
This is a new one year VTOS course which prepares graduates for work or further study in the rapidly-developing field of renewable energy & sustainable Construction. There is an increasing demand for up to date knowledge and practical skills in the area of sustainable construction and renewable energy. Students on this course will gain fundamental knowledge and hand-on experience of a range of renewable energy technologies to include Solar Thermal, Photovoltaic, Wind Power and Heat Pumps. We are also working in collaboration with leading industry experts to deliver practical workshops in current technologies.
Renewable Energy Systems, Building Construction, Building Services, Computer Aided Design 2D, Architectural Drawing, Communications, Work Experience, Mathematics, (Optional) and Thermal Insulation Installation.
All VTOS applicants must be over 21 and in receipt of or a dependent of a Social Protection payment for at least 6 months before starting the course. Participation in a CE or FAS scheme counts in the calculation of six months once you must be in receipt of a relevant Social Protection payment immediately before starting the course.All applicants who present for this course will be given individual guidance by qualified tutors who are in a position to make recommendations as to what courses may suit their learning needs.
Students who successfully complete the programme may have the opportunity to take up further education or employment.