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Motor Technology

Motor Technology

Motor Technology

Course Code: 5M2145

QQI Level 5

Course Details

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Course Outline

The Motor Technology QQI Level 5 course prepares graduates for a career in the Motor Trade and gives them the opportunity to further their education in an Institute of Technology. Students will work with different technologies and applications associated with engineering in a comfortable and safe environment.


GCC Student Services Fee of €175 applies to all learners.
€200 Government Levy Fee applies to all learners except:

  • Those in receipt of Back to Education Allowance.
  • Medical Card Holders (valid at time of Registration).
  • Those in receipt of a SUSI Grant.
  • Those on a VTOS scheme.

An exam free of €50 for QQI Level 5 and €80 for QQI Level 6 applies to all learners except

  • Those in receipt of Back to Education Allowance.
  • Medical Card Holders (valid at time of Registration).

Non EU Students are subject to an International Fee.

We advise non-EU citizens living outside Ireland to contact the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service on to ensure the course you are considering applying for is eligible for a student visa. Non-EU citizens living in Ireland are welcome to apply and require a PPS number (Personal Public Service Number). Non-EU citizens are required to pay a tuition fee set by the Irish government which is currently €3653. Some exemptions apply, for further information, please contact .

Work Experience

Work experience takes place one day per week throughout the academic year. It will boost your confidence and develop new capabilities that will help you decide on and plan for a future career in a more realistic and informed way.

Special Features

The majority of our graduates either get an apprenticeship, enter college or go straight to employment. You will be taught many processes at your own learning pace. In the engineering area there will be electric arc, mig and gas welding. in machining you will learn milling, drilling lathework and metal fabrication. There are only 3 end of year written examinations. All other assessments are carried out throughout the year.

Entry Requirements

QQI Level 4, minimum of 17 years of age at time of registration, Leaving Certificate/Leaving Certificate Applied, Equivalent qualifications from other countries, relevant life experiences, relevant work experiences and mature students.

Please Note

Galway Community College reserves the right to make changes to 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 college and a student or a third party.

Course Modules

This module aims to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to apply electrical principles and theories to components utilised in the motor technology sector
This programme module aims to facilitate the learner to develop the academic, vocational & personal language, literacy and/or numeracy skills related to Communications. It will assist the learner in understanding the use of modern information and communications technology integrated with the role played by communications and relevant legislation in human interaction.
The module is designed to give the learner an understanding of the role of computers as a design tool for architecture, engineering and interior design.
Learners who successfully complete this module will develop safe working practices and become familiar with a variety of engineering processes. They will develop competence in the use of tools and equipment associated with a range of engineering processes, develop good work practices and appreciate the importance of accuracy in engineering processes
The purpose of this module is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to recognise situations where mathematics can be used meaningfully in daily life, interpret and draw conclusions from activities, and communicate conclusions appropriately to others
This programme module aims to provide the learner with the relevant skills, understanding and abilities to deal competently with mathematical theory and applications in a variety of contexts focusing on everyday life
This module has been designed so that the learner will acquire basic skills to carry out a range of maintenance tasks, associated with a motor vehicle, safely and efficiently.
This module provides the necessary mechanical background knowledge to complement the Motor Vehicle Practice module. It introduces the learner to the various mechanical components of a motor vehicle.
This programme module aims to provide a Learner with the personal knowledge, skills and capacity to participate in a suitable work placement under supervision for a limited time. It will also facilitate the learner to develop an understanding of the world of work and employment, Including the rights and responsibilities of both employer and employee.

Progression Routes

Students may also further their education by attending third-level universities.


  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Engineering - Computer & Electronic,
  • Civil Engineering,
  • Energy Engineering

IT Sligo

  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering

Athlone IT

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical & Polymer Engineering

Limerick IT

  • Mechanical & Automobile Engineering
  • Automobile Technology
  • Road Transport Technology & Management

DIT Heavy

  • Vehicle Mechanics
  • Aircraft Maintenance

Career Opportunities

This course prepares graduates to become an apprentice motor vehicle mechanics, heavy machinery mechanic, service reception, parts personnel, motor vehicle electrician, motor vehicle sales. It also prepares graduates to enter directly into the work force and apply for employment.

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