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CW046
Computing

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Certificates at this level are typically awarded for two years of full-time study after the leaving certificate or equivalent. Skills developed are mostly technical and vocationally specific, i.e. are focused on a specific career sector. National apprenticeships programmes are included in this level.

Awards at this level recognised by the National Framework of Qualifications may lead to 3rd level progression opportunities.

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Qualifications at this level prepare for occupations that involve using the skills and knowledge learned alongside existing workers in 'real world' environments.  Examples include restaurant managers, electricians, engineering technicians, legal secretaries, hairdressers, and web developers.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
2 years
Duration of course
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181

2017 Points

181

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Computing is the study of how computers and computer systems work, are constructed and programmed. As computing increasingly impacts on every aspect of our lives, it is becoming a more evolved and complex area. This two year programme provides students with a general overview of computing, incorporating all core computing subject areas such as programming, systems analysis, web development, databases, operating systems, computer hardware and computer networking.

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CW046 - Computing
IT Carlow

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CW046 - Computing
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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is a key growth sector for Ireland and the availability of highly skilled IT professionals has attracted many high profile organisations to invest in Ireland. This programme provides graduates with a range of immediate employment opportunities in the IT sector in roles such as programming, web development, software/hardware support, testing, IT administration, IT training and software support sales representatives.



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