Computer Applications & Mobile Technologies - Level 5

Computer Applications & Mobile Technologies – Level 5

1 Year Full Time Course
QQI Level 5

Technology is one of the key drivers of change and improved digital skills will be vital for Ireland’s future.
Ireland’s National Skills Strategy 2025 – Department of Education and Skills

About The Course

This course is highly relevant for students who want to enter the workforce in a computer-related area as well as students who wish to progress to the QQI Level 6 Web Application Development course in Inchicore College or to computer courses in higher education.

You will learn how to use the latest Microsoft Office programs as well as to produce dynamic websites and create mobile apps. Over 80% of your time will be spent on the computer. During the year you will use an online learning system to enhance your skills and knowledge.

The course requires college attendance four days per week and work experience one day per week plus one full week in February.


“The Information & Communication Technology (ICT) sector directly employs over 105,000 people in Ireland. It is one of the fastest growing sectors of the Irish economy, with employment up 40% since 2010.

Roughly 75% of those working in the sector are employed by multinationals and we are home to the ten biggest technology companies in the world. Ireland’s ICT sector covers a wide range of activities from hardware manufacturing to software development, as well as digital content creation, IT security, cloud computing, telecoms, and technical support services.””

Labour Market Review – Information and Communication Technology
Collins McNicholas, Recruitment & HR Services company.

Subjects
  • Word Processing
  • The Internet
  • Web Authoring
  • Spreadsheets
  • Databases
  • Mobile Technologies
  • Information and Communications Systems
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.

Certification

QQI Information Processing 5M2067

Entry Requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate: O6/H7 in 5 subjects
Leaving Certificate Applied
QQI Level 4
Equivalent qualifications will be accepted

Mature Applicants

Mature applicants who have relevant industry experience and may not meet the above requirements are welcome to apply.

Interview

All applicants will be interviewed.

Progression and Career Prospects

Graduates with a QQI Level 5 award may find employment in areas such as administration, sales, office/secretarial work and technical support.

Graduates with the appropriate grades may progress on to related QQI Level 6 computer courses and to computer degree courses in many third level colleges. Previous students have successfully attended IT Tallaght, Dundalk IT, NCI and Maynooth University before going on to establish careers in areas such as software design, project management and digital media.