As part of the actions agreed under the Education and Training sub-group of Tipperary Town Revitalisation we have now established a Pre-Apprenticeship course for Tipp Town, available through the website. 

Link to course: Pre-Apprenticeship: Construction Skills (

Pre-Apprenticeship: Construction Skills

The course commences on September 27th in Tipp Town in Rossmore Village Centre – Hennessy House. Its duration is 28 weeks including 20 days of work placement 

(1 day / wk to give learners a taste of each trade).

FRS will be running the course on our behalf and it will cover the following areas::

These qualifications provide the ideal introduction to the construction industry and cover essential skills in the following construction trades: 

> Painting 

> Wall & Floor Tiling

> Plastering

> Carpentry & Joinery

> Plumbing

> Electrical

> Bricklaying

> Groundworks

> Health and Safety

> Introduction to Construction Industry

This course will also include training in:-

> Safepass

> Manual Handling

> Abrasive Wheels

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End Date



28 Weeks

These qualifications are suitable for individuals of any age wanting an introduction to the variety of construction trades, to gain skills in those areas and perhaps to decide which trade is the right one to pursue a career in. No previous knowledge or experience is required.

There are 20 days work placement included in this programme where learners will have the opportunity to sample some of the trades.

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be over 16 years of age

Good literacy and numerical skills

On completion of this award learners may progress into employment in the Construction sector or into an Apprenticeship of their choice.

Pre-apprenticeship course in construction skills