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Motor Technology PLC

About Us 

Hello and welcome to the Motor Technology course Website of Kylemore College. The College provides a 1 year full-time QQI course in Motor Technology. We offer excellent resources with a fully-equipped garage. We provide students with a creative, friendly and supportive environment in which each one can develop academically, personally and socially. Since it's establishment, hundreds of graduates have gone on to pursue successful careers in the industry.

If you would like to know more about our  Motor Technology PLC Course, please come and visit us. We have open days and open evenings throughout the year. All potentially suitable candidates are invited and encouraged to attend an open day so that you can see the facilities. Please contact the college to find  the date for the next open day.

Thank you for taking the time to visit us and we hope to see you at the college soon.

The Course

The motor industry is a significant employer with a diverse range of opportunities in service, sales, parts, emergency/recovery, body repair, fast fit, alarms, glass fitting, etc. Recent years have seen a recovery in the industry with increasing car sales and all the associated work which this brings. The recent introduction of compulsory testing has opened a new sphere of employment within the industry. The motor industry is constantly developing and changing with new technology and products which makes it an exciting place to work and learn.

 Areas of Study

The course divides into the following 8 modules.

  • Motor Vehicle Theory
  • Motor Vehicle Electricity
  • Motor Vehicle Practice
  • Electronics
  • Mathematics
  • Computer studies (Word/Excel)
  • Work Experience
  • Communications

Work Experience Placement

Students are assisted to secure a placement in a motor garage or related environment. Friday is normally reserved for work experience. A diary, performance report and associated assignments must be completed.

Workshop Facilities

Four Post Ramp - Crypton Engine Analyser - Wheel Alignment - Gauges Gas and Electric Welding Equipment - Extensive range of Hand Tools - Compressor and Air Tools - Exhaust Gas Analyser - Headlamp Alignment Guages - Working Engines on Frames.

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

Apply now if you are a final year secondary student, an aspiring Apprentice Motor Vehicle Mechanic or just interested in the evolving world of Motor Technology. Applicants should have achieved the Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied, or equivalent. Mature applicants with suitable industry experience are also welcome to apply. Admission to the course is limited and subject to interview. Suitability interviews are usually held every March each year. An application form and guide to the process can be found on the application process page.

Course Duration

1 full-time academic year, September to May. Students typically have up to 20 hours timetabled contact, 4 days per week; between 9am and 5pm. Students also spend time in excess of timetabled hours on projects and study. Friday is usually reserved for work experience.

Assessment and Certification

Modules are assessed by practical projects, assignments and examinations. Your final certificate classification (Distinction, Merit, Pass) will be based on your work throughout the year of the course. Successful candidates will receive a    QQI Level 5 Award in Motor Technology.

Career Opportunities

The course will provide you with a qualification that has many applications within the motor technology industry. Students may also further their education by attending third-level universities. This course prepares students for direct entry to: Apprentice Motor Vehicle Mechanic, Service Reception, Parts Personnel, Apprentice Motor Vehicle Electrician, Motor Vehicle Sales and Third Level Education.

Third Level Access

QQI ensures that procedures for access, transfer and progression are implemented locally and nationally, thus facilitating learners at all stages of life to continue education and training through the HELS. The Higher Education Links Scheme links specific QQI (Level 5) Awards to reserved places on higher education courses. Students who have attained the full Motor Technology QQI award are eligible to apply for a course at a range of higher education institutions.DIT recognises 5M2145 for entry into some of its programmes.


Post: Jim Ward, Course Coordinator, Motor Technology, Kylemore College, Kylemore Road, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10.
Telephone: 01 626 5901 / 2 / 3
Fax: 01 623 47 80