• Code: JJ

  • Certification:QQI Level 5 Award in Computer Information Processing (5M2067)

  • Duration:One year

This programme will provide students with a wide range of office, administrative and IT skills required to work in a modern office environment. As well as developing skills in the Office 365 software suite the course provides the learner with the skills provide Bookkeeping and Payroll services using Sage 50. On successful completion the student can avail of progression routes onto our Level 6 business or computing courses or alternatively may apply via the CAO onto an undergraduate degree programme in a range of third level institutions.

Programme of Study
  • Payroll: Manual and Computerised
  • Bookkeeping: Manual and Computerised
  • Information and Communication Systems
  • Database Methods
  • Spreadsheet Methods
  • Word Processing
  • Work Experience
  • Communications

Components subject to change

Entry Requirements

One of the following:

  • Leaving Certificate or its equivalent with minimum entry requirement Ordinary Level Maths
  • Leaving Certificate Applied with a merit profile
  • QQI Level 4 Certificate with merit profile Extenuating circumstances may be considered
  • Mature Applicants – experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications
Career Opportunities
  • Business / Office Management
  • Data Scientist / Data Analyst
  • IT Management
Higher Education Progression*

Examples of potential courses include:


  • Business QQI L6 Management (6M4587)

Dublin Business School:

  • BSc in Computing – Data analytics and Big Data (DB502)
  • BSc in Business (Information Systems) (DB524) 

DCU -Dublin City University:

  • DCU BSc Data Science (DC123) 

Dundalk Institute of Technology:

  • BSc Business and Technology (DK711)
  • BSc Mathematics and Data Science (DK823) 

MTU Cork Campus;

  • BSc Information Technology (MT705)
  • BSc IT Management MT805

Please note that the courses listed above are only a select few, many other options exist, see www.careersportal.ie for more.

Course Co-ordinator

David Connell

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