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

Course Content

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


1 Year

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 TU Dublin 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 can progress to a level 7 Engineering degree in TU Dublin, Bolton Street.


Course Charges

Year 1: €495