• Code: NG 
  • Certification: QQI Level 5 Award in Information Processing (5M2067) awarded by QQI
  • Duration: One Year (9:00 am - 1:30 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. 

*Places are not guaranteed in these institutes and are subject to students meeting certain criteria. Please consult the individual college websites for more information on application. Information available also at www.cao.ie

Course Co-Ordinator

Mary Hannon

Where are they now?

Anne Marie Fleming

I am currently studying in my 2nd year of BSc Information Systems and Information Technology in DIT Kevin Street.

I successfully completed QQI Level 5 IT Skills with Digital Marketing in BIFE in

2015 – 2016. The staff in BIFE were so knowledgeable and helpful, and the course content was perfectly suited for progression to the next level of education or the workplace. I learned so many new IT skills, assignment preparation skills and even some new communication skills which surprised me and took me out of my comfort zone. I also met some great people, from all walks of life.

I would highly recommend BIFE, and I can honestly say that it was one of the best choices that I have made. My time at BIFE undoubtedly helped to make the transition to my degree course seamless.

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