• Code: NG 
  • Certification: QQI Level 5 Award in Information Processing (5M2067) awarded by QQI
  • Duration: One Year (9:00 am - 2:00 pm)


This course provides a wide range of practical skills based classes in computer applications, digital marketing and web design  Social Media platforms & the internet are no longer the preserve of entertainment and casual chat but are essential tools for all job seekers in today’s competitive working environment. All jobs today demand high levels of proficiency in a wide range of computer applications. These include MS Word, Excel, Access and Microsoft Office Specialist. Core to the course is training in MS Office Cloud Apps.  Learning to use Outlook not just to send email but to organise contacts and schedule meetings is also included. This course aims to meet the needs of new job seekers as well as mature students wishing to retrain by providing them with the relevant skills and confidence for a changing work place.

Programme of Study
  • Digital Marketing
  • Web Design
  • Information & Communication Systems
  • Spreadsheets (MS Excel)
  • Word Processing (MS Word)
  • Database (MS Access)
  • Work Experience
  • Communications

     Modules subject to change

Entry Requirements
  • Leaving Certificate or equivalent 
  • Full FETAC Level 4 
  • Leaving Certificate Applied with a merit profile 
  • Mature Applicants – experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications

Places offered following successful interview.

Career Opportunities
  • Web Design
  • Database Administration
  • Digital Marketing
  • Social Media Co-ordinator
Higher Education Progression*


  • Computing Level 8 (NC003)
  • Business Information Systems Level 8 (NC004)

IT Blanchardstown:

  • Business & IT Level 8 (BN103) Also


  • Computer Systems and Networks QQI Level 6 (6M0695)
  • Software Development QQI Level 6 (6M0691) 
  • Office Administration & Computer Applications-Level 6 (6M4985)

Progression to various third level Courses including courses at DIT, IADT, IT Tallaght Institute of Technology Waterford (WIT) and Carlow Institute of Technology may also be available. 

Course Co-Ordinator

Mary Hannon

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