The course is essentially about the study of buildings and the built environment. The theoretical part of the course examines all parts of building from the planning stages to the completed building. The course is studied under the following main headings.
Planning and Design
Drawings and Documents
Site Preliminaries and Foundations
Windows and Doors
Plastering and Painting
Plumbing and Heating
The examination at higher and ordinary levels has three separate components.
1 It is recommended that a student taking Leaving Certificate Construction Studies has a general interest in buildings and the built environment.
2 Each student should have an aptitude and interest for design and practical work.
3 Junior Certificate Woodwork and/or Technical Graphics would be desirable subjects to have taken at Junior Certificate though not compulsory.