Galway Community College
Further Education

Motor Technology

Motor Technology


QQI Level 5 Course Code: 5M2145

Co-ordinator: Jean O'Connor


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.


* Learners will complete either two Level 4 Mathematic Modules or 1 Level 5 Module


€175 GCC Student Services Fee applies to all learners.

€50 QQI Certification Fee 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.


For information please visit our Progression Page under Student Supports

Opportunities open to students who did not achieve the desired Leaving Certificate to allow entry to your desired course from the CAO system, you can have the opportunity to achieve up to 390 points in a PLC course and gain access to 3rd Level or for mature students who did not complete a Leaving Certificate to gain access to 3rd Level.

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.

Wellpark Rd, Galway
 091 755464
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