Engineering Technology

Engineering Technology  Level 5
(Pre-Apprenticeship) QQI Award (Level 5 – 5M2061)


This full time Engineering Technology Level 5 course is designed to meet the needs of a variety of students who wish to explore a number of areas in a pre-apprenticeship setting.  This course aims to develop skills, knowledge and expertise essential to gaining an apprenticeship in a range of trades in the building industry.

Entry Requirements

  • Candidates need to have completed Leaving Certificate, Leaving Cert Applied or equivalent.
  • Mature applicants welcome
  • Interview

Course Content

  • Engineering Workshop Processes
  • Work Experience
  • Computer Aided Draughting (2D)
  • Wood Fabrication
  • Mathematics Level 5
  • Electronics
  • Safety and Health
  • Customer Services
Note that modules may change from year to year to reflect the changing building environment.

Career Opportunities

Students will have developed pre-apprenticeship skills which will make them eligible for employment and progression into a range of trades. Students can also progress to a number of level 7 degrees in in a number of IT’s and Universities including DIT and Dundalk IT.

Students can use this major award (5M2061) to apply to colleges through the CAO. See the list of colleges accepting this award as an entry requirement here.


Students gaining a full award with an average of a merit profile can progress to a level 7 Engineering degree in Bolton Street DIT.


Course Charges

Year 1: €695*

* includes €200 Govt. charge