Computer Applications and Technology (InformationProcessing)5M2067


Computer Applications and Technology (Information Processing) 5M2067 (370633)

This one-year course, validated by QQI is particularly suited if you are wishing to pursue a career in the smart business/ IT area and provides students with the skills required to work in a modern smart business environment.

The course is also suited to those considering pursuing a professional qualification in either IT or Business via Third Level / University.

Entry Requirements 

QQI L4 or equivalent for all Level 5 courses.
If the Leaving Certificate has been completed, details should be submitted with your application.
Mature learners may be exempt from the academic requirements.
First round offers will be made in May to all eligible applicants with subsequent offers made in September.

Course Content

  • Web Design 5N1910
  • Information and Communications systems 5N1952
  • Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977
  • Database Methods 5N0783
  • Word Processing 5N1358
  • Mathematics (optional) 5N1833
  • Work Experience 5N1356
  • Professional Presentation skills 5N0690
  • Marketing Practice 5N1400

  • *Modules are subject to change

This course provides graduates with a QQI Level 5 Information Processing Major Award 5M2067. Learners may also complete an ECDL certificate.


This course leads to a career in areas such as information technology, business, software, accounting, banking, insurance, marketing, management, administration and computing. Many of our graduates continue their education in AIT or NUI Maynooth or work in professional offices, Local Government, HSE, schools and local businesses.Through the QQI FET Links Scheme-Graduates can apply entry to Year 1 of related courses in the Business area in Universities and many Business and other courses in Institutes of Technology with continuity of SUSI grant / BTEI if applicable. Examples of linked courses include 

Athlone Institute of Technology

AL801/AL802/AL803 Degree in Software Design (Level 8)
AL752/ AL850 Business Degree (Level 7/8)
AL650 Certificate in Business Level 8

NUI Maynooth

MH101 Arts

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