Occupational Health & Safety - 5M5010

This course may be of interest to students who are considering pursuing a degree in Construction Technology which emphasis placed specifically on Occupational Health & Safety. It is also of particular relevance to those who have an interest in the renewable energy industry or for those who wish to progress to further study.


  • Prepare participants for entry to Higher Education Colleges eg IT Sligo

  • Gain practical competence in good work practices including adherence to health and safety procedures in the workplace.

  • Allow the learner to develop the ability to exercise initiative in construction technology.

Entry Requirements

  • Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied, or equivalent

  • Interview

  • Mature applicants welcome

  • Applicants whose first language is not English will require a competency as stated in our admissions policy here

Course Content

  • Safety and Health at Work 5N1794

  • Computer Aided Draughting (2D) 5N1604

  • Renewable Energy Systems 5N4975

  • Communications 5N0690

  • Work Experience 5N1356

  • Materials Science 5N1637

  • Building Construction 5N1570

  • Computer Applications 4N1112
  • Information Technology Skills 4N1125
  • Safepass Course

Opitional Modules

Learners may also have the opportunity to study Maths (5N1833) as an extra module.


QQI Level 5 Award in Construction Technology (5M5010)

How the course is taught

  • SligoCFE has developed a style of teaching to meet the needs of a diverse community of learners.

  • 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 meet the needs of individual learners.

Progression to Higher Education

  • Students who successfully complete the course may gain entry to Third Level Institutes and Colleges through the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme.

  • The most up-to-date information on Higher Education Links is located at the CAO website.

  • Click here for details of CAO QQI Requirements Lookup

The following are the most relevant courses;

ATU - Sligo

Please note that all QQI Further Education graduates who hold a major Level 5 or Level 6 award are eligible to apply for any IT Sligo programme through the CAO system.

ATU - Letterkenny

ATU - Galway


There are no fees to study this course


This is full-time one-year course and runs from September to May

For more information

Phone 071-9145480 or email [email protected]

Please Note

A new National Common Awards System (CAS) is being introduced by QQI for Further Education and Training programmes. Sligocfe 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.