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Pictured together with their tutor Fiona Brazill, South West College and Dympna McCarron, Programme Manager, Cavan Innovation & Technology Centre are students from the SOLAS Momentum BUILD – Training For a Career in Sustainable Construction Programme. The BUILD Training for a Career in Sustainable Construction Programme is part supported by the Irish government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020. The students recently visited the Award winning Centre for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technologies (CREST) at Enniskillen, where they were on an information gathering trip, to complete one of their applied assignments. Fiona Brazill, a tutor on the programme explained how the modules on the Sustainable Construction Diploma course were designed to introduce the learners to the key concepts in a sustainable approach to construction, to meet today’s Industry targets and increasingly exacting standards.  Throughout their course, the students are visiting buildings which are Zero Carbon, Passiv Haus and BREEAM excellent in addition to gaining knowledge in modules on low carbon design, efficient materials, airtightness, waste management and how energy in buildings can be balanced against improved performance and specification. The course is assessed through a variety of applied activities to gain the QCF Level 3/QQI Level 5 Diploma in Sustainable Construction. Dympna McCarron, Programme Manager also described how the programme was developed with Employability at its centre. Students go through a series of accredited Employability Skills modules as well as the core Sustainable Construction Qualification. These qualifications are underpinned with CSR/SafePass and First Aid at Work qualifications. . Students are currently being placed with suitable employers to apply their developing knowledge of the sector, with a view to securing long term employment in the industry.

The BUILD Training for a Career in Sustainable Construction Programme is part supported by the Irish government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020.

For further information contact

Dympna McCarron

BUILD – Training for a Career in Sustainable Construction Cavan Innovation & Technology Centre Dublin Road Cavan

T: 049 43 77277

E: dympnamccarron@cavanitc.ie

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