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Construction (Higher Certificate) Part time

  • Course Code


  • Field of Study


  • Type of Course:

    Higher Certificate

  • Type of Qualification:

    Higher Certificate

  • Type of Study:

    Part time

  • Application Closing Date:

Admission Requirements:

Leaving Certificate Grade D3 (ordinary level) in five subjects to include Mathematics and either English or Irish. Special category applicants (e.g. mature students will be considered on an individual basis).



Course Fee: €220 per module (inc. exam fee)

Please note: Delivery of this programme is subject to sufficient number of applicants.


2 evenings per week 6pm – 10pm depending on modules


Higher Certificate in Construction. (NFQ Level 6).

Course Structure

This course is offered under the ACCS Scheme. ACCS is an acronym for “Accumulation of Credits and Certification of Modules”. This scheme allows students instead of studying the entire course - to study one or more modules of the course.

Modules passed, are certified individually, and can be accumulated, leading to an award of the Higher Certificate in Science in Construction. The modules to be offered in any year will be decided in consultation with the students. The accumulation of sufficient credits for the award currently involves an average of three years study for the Higher Certificate in Construction.

Among the areas you would be required to study are:

Stage 1
Construction Technology, Building & Environmental, Measurement and Procedures, Organisation and Management, Construction Mathematics, Construction Graphics and Communications, Construction Industry and Procedures, and Materials and Structures.

Stage 2
Construction Technology, Building and Environmental, Measurement and Estimating, Management, Construction Economics, Construction Law, Cost Planning, and Land Surveying.


Higher Certificate in Construction (NFQ Level 6).

Further Studies

Qualified students are eligible to apply for the BSc in Quantity Surveying  or the BSc in Construction Management.

CIT has developed a website which gives full details of all modules for all courses. The website also has information on recommended textbooks, average weekly workload, assessments and exams.

Please click here for full details of modules re:  Higher Certificate in Construction

Please note: Delivery of this programme is subject to sufficient number of applicants.

  • Online application will open shortly for September 2016.
  • Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €250 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee.
  • Please attach and upload any documents such as transcripts, CV, other details relevant to the application.
  • Should places be still available, late applications may be made at the Information Evening at CIT's Bishopstown Campus from 6.00pm to 8.00pm on Wednesday 7th September 2016.


Carmel Collins, Department Secretary
021 4335950