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Formal Education


Our formal education programme is tailored to suit the needs of the Irish construction industry. Our offerings include courses for both professionals and construction staff.

Fundamentals of Concrete Technology

About: Developed by an Irish Concrete Society education sub-committee, this 3 half day hybrid course will cover major topics and themes to give delegates an an invaluable introduction to concrete technology.

Who should attend: All those engaged in supervising ready mixed or precast concrete works, or concrete design and specification, including:

  • Concrete Producers
  • Material Engineers
  • Consulting Engineers
  • Contractors
  • Specialist Sub-Contractors
  • Site Supervisory Personnel

Course Content:

Laboratory Session
Fresh and Hardened Concrete Testing

 Lecture  Session 1
Concrete Constituents
 Concrete Mix Design
 Specifying, Ordering, Delivery and Acceptance
 Fresh Concrete Properties

 Lecture Session 2
Formwork, Pre-Pour Checks and Placing
 Compaction and Finishing
Curing and Strength Gain
Concrete Defects
 Testing Hardened Concrete


Course Delivery: The course is delivered by a volunteer group of industry experts and professionals.

CPD Hours (for course only): 6.5

The next course is available starting 14th September 2022 

Concrete Technology and Construction Stage 1 Exam

Delegates have the option of proceeding to take the Institute of Concrete Technology’s (I.C.T.) CT&C Stage 1 exam. Delegates who are successful in the CT&C Stage 1 exam are eligible for ICT Technician membership and use the associated designatory letters TechICT. The exam is held under strict ICT examination rules, invigilated by a senior member of the academic community and assisted by the Society’s EO. Scripts are sealed and sent directly to the ICT for marking.

Concrete Technology and Construction  Stage 1 Learning Objectives.

About: The Concrete Ticket was developed by an Irish Concrete Society established panel of academic and industry experts to provide delegates with essential information on concrete materials and properties, including requirements for ordering and delivery of ready-mixed concrete.

Who should attend: This course has been specifically designed and developed for the ‘concrete worker’, those who are responsible for receiving, transporting, placing and finishing concrete after its arrival on site or in precast production.

The course is also of benefit to those who transport readymixed concrete and to those who receive orders and dispatch concrete.

Course Content: 

  • Part 1 – Materials, Properties and Reinforcement
  • Part 2 – Ordering, Production, Delivery and Formwork
  • Part 3 – Placing, Compacting and Finishing
  • Part 4 – Curing, Production and Joints
    Each part is followed by a short multiple choice question test.

Course Delivery:
The course is delivered online and on-demand.

Successful delegates are awarded the Concrete Ticket Certificate, which is valid for 5 years.

Duration:                                                                                                                                                   The online course takes approximately 2 hours to complete.  The course can be accessed at any time and is designed to be completed in your own time.

CPD Hours: 2


The Concrete Ticket is a requirement of TII’s Concrete Specification for both Execution and Production. Click here to download the TII (NRA) Specification.

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine recommends that contractors employed to undertake concrete works on farm structures have completed the Concrete Ticket course.


ICS member rate: €85 / person                                                                                                                     Non-member rate: €95 / person                                                                                                                   Groups >10, a 10% discount applies                                                                                                            Groups of 50, a 20% discount applies

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