Pre Apprenticeship – Motor Technology

(Level 5)


QQI Level 5 Motor Technology – 5M2145


Motor Technology is an introductory course for those who want to find out whether a career in the automotive industry is the right fit for them. It is ideally suited for students who aspire to apprenticeships in the motor industry and related fields. The course aim is to provide students with a thorough grounding in motor vehicle maintenance practices. This course will enable students to locate, identify and carry out routine maintenance on a variety of mechanical and electrical components, as well as develop life skills including effective communication techniques, teamwork and independent learning.


Code Title
5N2137 Auto Electricity 
5N2143 Motor Vehicle Practice 
5N2144 Motor Vehicle Theory
5N0690 Communications
5N1356 Work Experience


5N1358 Word Processing
5N1607 Engineering Drawing
5N1608 Engineering Workshop Processes
5N1833 Mathematics
5N1794 Safety and Health at Work
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Pre Apprenticeship Motor Technology 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 as follows.

  • Motor Mechanics
  • Vehicle Body Repairs
  • Heavy Vehicle Mechanics

On successful completion of course Students are prepared for employment, including employment in the motor technology industry and will provide opportunities to work in various aspects of the auto trade.