Engineering (Pre-Apprenticeship)

5M-Science Faculty

Pre-Apprenticeship Engineering offers students the ideal opportunity to learn how to apply solutions to practical problems. This full-time Level 5 course is designed to meet the needs of students who wish to go on to pursue an apprenticeship. The course provides learners with a basic understanding of Engineering Fabrication, Machine Tool operation and Joining methods. Candidates also study construction services and systems and develop these skills which are essential to gaining an apprenticeship in a range of trades in the Engineering and Construction Industry.

You will study the fundamentals of engineering and construction – covering drawing, practical workshop and construction skills and the underpinning theory. This course provides you with an understanding of engineering and construction in a wide variety of careers in areas including Engineering fabrication, product manufacturing, construction, electrical & mechanical services. Our industry connections will help you maximise your progression and career options.

What Makes This Course Special

  • New Course for 2022-23
  • Learn in our fully equipped workshops
  • Use industry standard software SolidWorks®
  • Learn practical skills and apply knowledge
  • Discover new technologies
  • Great professional links
  • Excellent progression routes

Course Content

  • Building Construction
  • Computer Aided Draughting
  • Engineering Drawing
  • Engineering Workshop Processes
  • Engineering Workshop Theory
  • Mathematics
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Progress to further study and careers including:

  • Fitter/Welder
  • Metal Fabrication
  • Tool Making
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Aircraft Mechanics
  • Mechanical Automation

Entry Requirements


  • QQI Level 5 Certificate in Engineering Technology 5M2061


Additional Costs
Students on this programme require the following equipment and PPE, average costs are:

  • PPE clothing pack €30 

Garda Vetting
See the Garda Vetting details on the Entry Requirements Page

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PLSS Code: 348705
Coordinator: Pat Lawlor

Course is subject to minimum enrolment. The programme content shown is indicative and is subject to change according to Awarding Body requirements as well as enrolment and resources.