Pre-Apprentice Engineering


The aim of this programme is to provide young people with training in the necessary skills, knowledge and attitude to develop and pursue a career in a trade or in the manufacturing industry.

Course Content

Engineering Workshop Skills

You will learn how to perform a range of basic mechanical engineering tasks in a workshop environment.

Manual Arc Welding

You will learn to complete a limited range of manual metal arc welding tasks.

Oxy-acetylene Welding

You will learn how to use oxy-acetylene equipment to weld mild steel.

Four Stroke Engine Maintenance

You will learn how to carry out routine maintenance and repairs to a four stroke engine.

Computer Literacy

You will learn how to describe the role of computers in everyday life and to learn basic computer skills.

Functional Mathematics

You will learn to recognise situations where mathematics can be used meaningfully in daily life and learn the mathematical skills to function in the workplace and in your personal life.


You will learn basic maths concepts and to develop skills which enable effective functioning in personal life, education and the workplace.

Personal Effectiveness

You will learn how to use the personal resources at your disposal in order to meet the personal and social demands of the learning and working or community environments.

Work Experience

You will learn to how to participate in the workplace for 2 weeks and how to work effectively in the working environment.

Health & Safety Awareness

You will learn the importance of workplace safety and develop the skills to handle workplace items and safety equipment safely and effectively.


QQI Level 3 Major Award in Employability Skills (3M0935)

Course code




Number of places


Entry requirements

None required.




9-3 Mon-Thurs, 9-12 Friday

Progression options

QQI Level 4, work or an apprenticeship