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SETU is a provider of a number of consortia-led apprenticeships, these are Industry-led apprenticeships whereby Industry-led groups (consortia), work with education and training providers and other partners, to oversee the development and roll-out of new apprenticeships. For further information please click on the relevant links:

Laboratory Apprenticeships  – NFQ Level 6 and 7  

For details on how to register and course fees for Laboratory Apprenticeships please contact [email protected]

The apprenticeship in Geo Drilling is a two-year course which includes off-the-job training at SETU in Carlow with the remaining time spent training on-the-job.

What is Geo Drilling?

Geo drilling extracts data required by built environment professions from the subsurface in the case of infrastructure development. It also explores the potential for natural resources by drilling into geological features. In addition, geo drilling facilitates the sustainable development of natural resources, in the areas of geothermal energy and ground water extraction.

Applications to the programme can only be submitted by registered employers.


Head of Department

Department of Built Environment - Eoin Homan

E: [email protected]

Faculty of Engineering

T: 059 9175400

E: [email protected]


T: +353 (01) 5332500

E: [email protected]

For details on how to register and course fees for Geo Drilling Apprenticeships please contact [email protected]

See Generation Apprenticeship for more information.