Motor Mechanic - Apprenticeship

Dundalk Institute of Technology


Course Name Motor Mechanic - Apprenticeship
Course Provider Dundalk Institute of Technology
Course Code 6M20525
Course Type Apprenticeship
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Level 6 Advanced Certificate (Level 6 NFQ)  More info... Major QQI Level 6 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Dundalk
Duration The apprenticeship system is a modular standards-based system generally comprising of 7 alternating phases of on-the-job and off-the-job training and development. These alternating phases of training consist of 3 off-the-job and 4 on-the-job phases. The duration of the 3 off-the-job training phases does not normally exceed 40 weeks.

You will attended Dundalk Institute of Technology for Phase 4 and Phase 6 of the Standards Based Apprenticeship. Both phases last between 10 and 11 weeks.
Application Date Apply to: Admissions Office, DkIT.

Application forms are available from
Entry Requirements

Expand+How do I obtain an Apprenticeship?
Apprentices must be at least 16 years of age and have a minimum of grade D in any five subjects in the Junior Certificate or equivalent. However, employers may require additional minimum qualifications.

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Course Fee

Expand+Apprentice Student Contribution
The Annual Student Contribution is levied on students attending Higher Education.

Institutions including Institutes of Technology. As part of changes included in Budget 2014, apprentices now pay the same contribut...

Financial Support

Expand+Do I get paid as an Apprentice?
Apprentices are paid the agreed Industrial Apprentice Wage Rate by the employer (the actual rate paid may vary depending on the occupation and employer). Generally, rates are based on the year and increase during the...

Comment What award do I get?
Apprentices who successfully complete all 7 phases are conferred with Level 6 Advanced Craft Certificate. Only holders of a Craft Certificate can be registered as qualified craftsperson. This award is recognised nationally and internationally.
Course Content

Expand+About this Programme
Apprenticeship is the recognised means by which people are trained to become craftspeople in Ireland. The main craft trades have been designated by SOLAS and come within the scope of the Statutory Apprenticeship system, which i...

Subjects Taught

Phase 4 consists of 8 Modules (10 Weeks in total):
Module 1 Engine Mechanical
Module 2 Body Electrics
Module 3 Braking Systems
Module 4 Transmission
Module 5 Petrol Fuel Injection
Module 6 Steering and Suspension
Module 7 Compressio...

Methods of Assessment Assessment at Phase 4 is conducted at the end-of-term.
P1 to P7 Practicals
T1 Theory
T2 Theory

Assessment at Phase 6 is conducted at the end-of-term.
P1 to P7 Practicals
TI Theory
T2 Theory
Careers or Further Progression

Expand+What are my career prospects?
You will be qualified to work within your chosen apprenticeship filed are you may decide to further develop your career i.e. company-based, cross-skilling, up-skilling, management or self-employment.

Further Study ...

Further Enquiries Mr Simon O’Neill
Head of Department of Engineering Trades
t +353 42 9370 276

Mr John Doherty
Head of Section of Carpentry Joinery & Plumbing
t +353 42 9370 200 Ext 2692

LMETB - Solas Training Centre
Coes Road Industrial Estate
Dundalk Co. Louth
t +353 42 9355 700

Block B Castleforbes House
Castleforbes Road Dublin 1
D01 F1W8
t +353 1 6070 500
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