Higher Certificate in Advanced Carpentry & Joinery
This taught Higher Certificate is aimed at carpenters and joiners who have successfully completed their Phase 6 exams of the National Craft Certificate or equivalent.
Graduates from this programme will be proficient in a wide range of disciplines including: `
- Advanced Carpentry and Joinery
- Geometrical Drawing
- Construction Technology
- Costing and Estimation
- Computer Applications
- Health and Safety
- Management and Entrepreneurship.
On successful completion of this programme the graduate will be equipped to:
- Complete apprenticeship (if necessary)
- Build and further develop practical skills and knowledge
- Set up their own business
- Create a platform for progression in third-level education.
Graduates from this Higher Certificate programme may transfer into related Degree programmes in I.T. Sligo such as :
1. BSc in Advanced Wood and Sustainable Building Technology
2. BSc in Construction Management
3. BSc in Quantity Surveying
Successful graduates may also transfer into related degree programmes in other third-level colleges.
Why should you consider completing this programme?
The current downturn in the construction industry presents a great opportunity to undertake a full time programme of study in advanced Carpentry and Joinery. Due to its high practical content, this programme provides the graduate with the opportunity to manipulate and utilise theoretical knowledge and apply it to specialised project work in the workshop environment.
Graduates from this Higher Certificate programme will have increased versatility and confidence and have a distinct advantage in pursuing careers in specialist Carpentry and Joinery or construction related areas. This programme will also provide the graduate with the expertise to start up their own business.
Social Activities in ITSligo:
There is a bright and vibrant student social scene both on the I.T. Sligo Campus and in Sligo town. We have a wide range of top class facilities for our students including:
- A new multi-purpose sports centre incorporating a well equipped gym,
- A ‘state-of-the-art’ athletics track.
- A brand new floodlit ‘Astro’ pitch.
Our ‘Clubs and Societies’ cater for many diverse interests including judo, sailing, horse riding, sub aqua diving and traditional music along with our GAA, soccer and other well known sports clubs.
For more information or an informal chat about our programme, call 085-8243278 or drop us an email to ‘email@example.com’
Further information on the programme can be found on the ‘I.T. Sligo’ website
“Apprentices entering this programme in September 2013 who have been on the live register for nine months prior to the start of the programme may qualify for the Back to Education Allowance (BTEA) from the Department of Social Protection. Periods spent on apprentice training programmes are included in this nine month period. You are advised to contact your local social welfare office to confirm your entitlement.
Should you not qualify for the BTEA, you may apply to your VEC for a Higher Education Grant, as an alternative to the BTEA. In either case, you should also apply to your VEC for the payment of the Student Contribution to IT Sligo. You are advised to contact your VEC to confirm your entitlement in this instance also”
Non-CAO applicants (carpenters) should complete this Application Form and return by post.
- Trevor McSharry
- Head of Department of Civil Engineering and Construction
- + 353 (0)71 91 55221