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CW206
Computing - Applications or Programming)

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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.

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2 Years
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Computing is a very general term used to describe the study, development, and usage of all aspects of computers.

This course does not have the same heavy emphasis on programming as in the traditional certificate. It covers a mixture of programming subjects and applications used in business. After year one, students select either computer management systems or software development.

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This course will accept Any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Graduates of the Applications option have a range of employment opportunities including computer systems administration, multimedia, IT support, training and sales. The Programming option leads to employment as Programmers in the world of business, as well as opportunities in the area of software support and sales. The Networking option leads to employment as Network Support Technicians, Network Administrators, and general IT support.



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