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Sligo College of Further Education Engineering Technology

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Course Code:
QQI - Level 5

Course Aim

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).

Course Content
Safety and Health at Work
Computer Aided Draughting (2D)
Motor Vehicle Theory
Work Experience
Materials Science
Engineering Workshop Theory
Engineering Workshop Processes

How the course is taught

  • SCFE 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.


  • 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

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