Pre-University Engineering - 5M2061

This course may be of interest to students who are considering pursuing a degree in Engineering. It is also of particular relevance to those who require a science subject or Mathematics to progress to further study.

This course is designed to

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

  • Gain practical competence in good work practices including adherence to health and safety in an engineering workshop environment.

  • Common measuring and inspection techniques used in the engineering industry.

  • The properties of engineering materials and be aware of common machining methods.

  • The use of a range of tools and equipment (e.g. milling machine, lathe, drilling machine as well a variety of other measuring and hand tools).

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
  • Ukranian applicants should have a certificate of complete secondary education (after grade 11) or higher Click Here

Course Content

  • Safety and Health at Work 5N1794

  • Computer Aided Draughting (2D) 5N1604

  • Motor Vehicle Theory 5N2144

  • Communications 5N0690

  • Work Experience 5N1356

  • Materials Science 5N1637

  • Engineering Workshop Theory 5N2136

  • Engineering Workshop Processes 5N1608

  • Maths 5N1833


QQI Level 5 Award in Engineering Technology (5M2061)

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 ATU 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.

This course enables learners to complete their work experience in Germany