Millmount Road, Mullingar
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This programme provides learners with the foundation required to pursue an apprenticeship in the building trades. It is the ideal starting point to explore the various apprenticeship options available. Students will gain hands-on experience in carpentry, plumbing and electrical installation
This course is designed to
Provide participants with a hands-on introduction to the broad range of the skills required to work in the construction industry
Prepare students for apprenticeships in construction related areas
Prepare participants for entry to ordinary level degree and honours degree programmes related to the construction industry
Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied, or equivalent
Mature applicants welcome
Test for colour blindness
How the course is taught
Mullingar Community College has developed a style of teaching to meet the needs of a diverse community of learners
A practical based course where learning takes place primarily in workshops and drawing rooms
We make extensive use of advanced multimedia and internet technologies to bring subject matter to life and to ensure effective learning
Whenever possible, we use a Learn-by-Doing approach to make the learning experience more realistic and enjoyable
We provide learning supports that are tailored to the needs of individual learners
Suggested Course Content
Communications/ Customer Service
Safety and Health at Work
Renewable Energy Systems
Computer Aided drafting (CAD)
Learners may also have the opportunity to study Maths as an extra module.
Students who successfully complete the course may gain entry to Third Level Institutes and Colleges through the Higher Education Links Scheme.
Progression from 5M5010 to all GMIT courses apart from Nursing. The following are the most relevant:
Higher Certificate in Engineering in Civil Engineering, Level 6 and must have C20174 0r 5N1833 or LC Maths.
GA970 Furniture Design and Manufacture – Letterfrack, Level 7
GA971 Furniture and Wood Technology – Letterfrack, Level 7
GA980 Design and Technology Education – Letterfrack, Level 8 Minimum 3 distinctions
GA470 Construction Management, Level 7
GA471 Construction Economics and Quantity Surveying, Level 7
GA472 Architectural Technology, Level 7
GA473 Civil Engineering, Level 7
GA480 Construction Management, Level 8 Minimum 3 distinctions
The most up-to-date information on Higher Education Links is located at CAO website.
This is a full-time one-year course and runs from September to May
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Mullingar Community College reserves the right to make changes in any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the Institute and a student or third party.