Further Education

Further Education 2024-2025

Computer Aided Design and Architectural Technology 5M1940

This course is particularly relevant to students wishing to pursue a career in Architectural Technology / Architecture / Architectural Draughting. Preparation of students for suitability tests and the preparation of portfolios for Architecture Courses are strong features of the course.

This course is designed to

Develop the necessary skills and techniques of Computer Aided Draughting and Design

Course requirements
  • Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent
  • Pre-entry guidance meeting
  • Mature applicants welcome

Computer Aided Draughting (CAD) 5N1604

Design Skills 5N0784

Communications 5N0690

Work Experience 5N1356

Architectural Drawing 5N1558

Building Construction 5N1570

Safety & Health at Work 5N1794

Wood Fabrication 5N1999

Renewable Energy Systems 5N4975


Learners may also have the opportunity to study Mathematics as an extra module.


QQI Level 5 Award in Computer Aided Design (5M1940)

Progression to Higher Education
  • Graduates may gain entry to Third Level Institutes and Colleges through the Higher Education Links Scheme.
  • Click here for details of Higher Education Links
  • Click here for details of CAO Requirements Lookup
Career Opportunities

Career opportunities in the following areas become accessible through the progression routes from this course to third-level colleges. Requirements for progression may change or new progression paths become available. Modules may also need to change to facilitate learner needs.

  • Architectural Technology

  • Construction Architectural Technology

  • Civil Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Industrial Engineering

  • Construction Studies


Student Contribution: €175

Please note: Additional charges may apply. Details TBC.


This is a full-time one-year course and runs from September to May.

Adult Education

Full-time registered students of GTI may access a range of adult education courses at a reduced fee.

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GTI reserves the right to make changes in 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 Institute and a student or third party.