If you wish to enter the IT workforce, this course will introduce you to a range of computer applications. At the end of the course, you will be confident and proficient in Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel and Access. You will also learn how to design and produce both web pages and mobile applications using a range of software tools including those from the Adobe suite such as Adobe XD and Dreamweaver.
Over 80% of your time will be spent on the computer. This course will enhance your skills and knowledge to prepare you for entry level in the world of work in areas such as administration, sales, of-fice/secretarial work and technical support. This course will also enable you to progress to further or higher education.
Course Coordinator: Fionnuala Lynch
Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.
QQI Information Processing 5M2067
Minimum Entry Requirements
Leaving Certificate: O6/H7 in 5 subjects
Leaving Certificate Applied
QQI Level 4
Equivalent qualifications will be accepted
Mature applicants who have relevant industry experience and may not meet the above requirements are welcome to apply.
QQI 5M2067 Information Processing major award may be used to apply to a huge range of courses in the CAO via the Higher Education Links Scheme leading to a career in areas such as software design, project management and digital media.
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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