Pre Apprenticeship – Engineering

(Level 5)


QQI Level 5 Mechanical Engineering – 5M2061


Engineering is an introductory course for those who want to find out whether a career in the engineering  industry is the right fit for them. It is ideally suited for students who aspire to apprenticeships in the engineering industry and related areas . It is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills associated with the engineering industry. Students studying engineering have access to technical workshops, fitted with a variety of specialist equipment, including lathes, milling machines, cnc, mig, tig and arc weldingThis course will enable students to also develop life skills including effective communication techniques, teamwork and independent learning.


Code Title
5N1608 Engineering Workshop Processes
5N0690 Communications
5N1356 Work Experience


5N1604 Computer Aided Draughting (2D) 
5N1607 Engineering Drawing
5N1637 Materials Science
5N1833 Mathematics
5N2136 Engineering Workshop Theory
5N1794 Health & Safety
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Pre Apprenticeship Engineering Level 5

Contact Details

Tel: 021 4255540


Entry requirements

  • Grade D in five subjects in the Department of Education and Skills Junior Certificate Examination or equivalent qualification.
  • Minimum age 16.
  • Mature students are most welcome to apply.
  • All applicants will be required to attend an interview
  • An offer of a place on this course means the applicant has met the minimum entry requirements set out and attended for interview



1 year


Apprenticeships Ireland
Generation Apprenticeship

Work Placement/Experience

Participants will be required to undertake 300 hours of work-based learning in a relevant location.

The Work Based Coordinator will assist participants in identifying suitable placements.

Career Opportunities

Students may progress to apprenticeships in the construction areas as outlined in follows:

On successful completion of course students are prepared for employment, including employment in the construction industry and will provide opportunities to work in various aspects of the industry.