• Code:NG
  • Certification QQI Level 5 Award in Information Processing (5M2067)
  • Duration One Year (Mornings Only)


If you are thinking of returning to work, this course offers the ideal opportunity to  up-skill/re-skill - develop excellent practical skills and competencies for returning  to the workplace. All jobs today demand high levels of proficiency in a wide range  of computer applications. These include MS Word, Excel and Access. 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

  • The Internet
  • Information & Communication  Systems
  • Spreadsheets (MS Excel)
  • Word Processing (MS Word)
  • Database (MS Access)
  • Work Experience
  • Communications
  • Web Authoring

Components subject to change

Entry Requirements

  • Leaving Certificate (minimum of five  06/H7’s or combination of five 06/  H7’s) or its equivalent. Extenuating  circumstances may be considered
  • Full FETAC Level 4
  • Leaving Certificate Applied with a merit  profile
  • Mature Applicants – experience  will be considered in lieu of formal qualifactions.

Places are offered following a successful interview

Career Opportunities

  • Web Design
  • Database Administration
  • Office Administration
  • Working in a corporate Setting
Higher Education Progression*

Examples of potential courses include:

  • NCI:

Computing Level 8 (NC003)

Business Informatiuons Systems Level 8 (NC004)

  • BIFE:

Computer Systems and Networks QQI  Level 6 (6M0695)

Software Development QQI Level 6  (6M0691)

Office Administration & Computer  Applications-Level 6 (6M4985)

Computing Level 8 (NC003)

Business Information Systems Level  8 (NC004)

  • IT Blanchardstown:

Business & IT Level 8 (BN103)

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.

Please note that the courses listed above  are only a select few, many other courses  can be entered using this FETAC award,  please visit www.careersportal.ie for more.

Course Co-Ordinator

Shirley Brooks

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