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Key Info

  • Course CodeCR_CCONE_6
  • Field of StudyConstruction
  • Type of CourseHigher Certificate
  • Type of QualificationHigher Certificate
  • Type of Study Part time
  • Application Closing Date
  • Level6
  • LocationCIT Bishopstown Campus

Course fee: €220 per 5 credit module (inc. exam fee)


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


Higher Certificate in Construction (Level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications).



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.

Further Studies

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

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).


To Apply

Please contact Carmel Collins, Department Secretary by email carmel.collins@cit.ie


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

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

Course Details

Part-time Information

  • All part-time programmes at CIT will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.
  • Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2020-2021 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only. 


  • Registration fees for professional bodies etc. are payable separately to these institutions. Students will be notified of their fees by email to their CIT email account and in all cases, course fees must be paid before attending lectures.  For more information on Fees, please visit fees/students

  • Some candidates may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning based on previous academic or work experience. If you think you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning, please check out www.cit.ie/rpl
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