• CERTIFICATION:QQI Level 5 Award Computer Systems and Networks (5M0536) City & Guilds in ICT Systems and Principles 7540-13 (501/0277/1)
  • DURATION:One Year


This course will offer candidates an opportunity to progress onto a national apprenticeship in Information Technology at Level 6. You will learn the basics of a variety of ICT skills in networking and computer programming. The course will have a substantial work experience element, working with leading providers of computer services.

Programme of Study
  • Customer Support Provision for the ICT Professional 
  • Testing ICT Systems 
  • Network Principles  
  • Software Design Fundamentals 
  • Health & Safety in the Workplace 
  • ICT Systems, Network Management & Security
  • Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 
  • Principles of ICT Systems & data Security 
  • Preparation for Work / Employability Skills
  • Career Guidance & Assessment 
  • Appreciation of Project Management

Components subject to change

Entry Requirements

One of the following: 

  • Leaving Certificate (minimum of five 06/H7’s or combination of five 06/ H7’s) or its equivalent. Extenuating circumstances may be considered 
  • Leaving Certificate Applied with a Merit profile 
  • Those with a demonstrated interest or experience may also be accepted, subject to satisfactory interview. 
  • QQI Level 4 Certificate with Distinction profile 
  • Mature Applicants – experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications

Places are offered following a successful interview.

Career Opportunities
  • Network Engineer 
  • Software Developer
Higher Education Progression*
  • Network Engineer Apprenticeship
  • Software Developer Apprenticeship
Course Co-Ordinator

Paul Shortall

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