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TA302
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.

Employment Opportunities
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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195

2017 Points

195

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First year opens the inner world of computing to students. Website design, code software, hardware, operating systems, communications, applications, security, computers and business, computers and leisure and all the background that students need to follow a career in this vital area that is so strongly linked to business and pleasure.

From Second Year on students produce projects often tailored to a student’s personal interest. 

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TA302 - Computing
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TA302 - 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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Essential Module Requirements:
Pass in one of the following:


C20174 - Mathematics for Engineering

C20175 - Mathematics for Computing

C20139 - Mathematics

5N1833 - Mathematics"

B20029 - Statistics

5N2066 - Statistics"

6N3395 - Mathematics"

5N0554
5N0556
5N18396
5N17782
5N16654or LCE Maths

Note: Information for 2017 Entry

Points Calculator for QQI Awards
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Career prospects are good. Computing related qualifications are on the wanted list among employers, with attractive salaries, conditions and progression opportunities on offer.

Typical starting positions include junior roles in IT Support, Network Support, Software Testing, New system deployment.



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Game Development Pulse College 
Computing - Web and Mobile Technology Dublin Business School - DBS 
Computing - Cloud Computing Dublin Business School - DBS 
Data Analytics IT Tallaght 
Computing with Languages IT Tallaght 
Information Systems/Information Technology Dublin Institute of Technology - DIT 
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Computing Dublin Business School - DBS 
Information Technology - Online Flexible Learning Dublin City University - DCU 
Computer Science and Language Trinity College Dublin - TCD 
Computer Science Dublin Institute of Technology - DIT 
Computer Science (Infrastructure) Dublin Institute of Technology - DIT 
Computer Science University College Dublin - UCD 
Arts - Information and Communication University College Dublin - UCD 
Computer Applications Dublin City University - DCU 
Computer Engineering in Mobile Systems IT Blanchardstown - ITB 
Computing (Information Technology) IT Blanchardstown - ITB 
Computing (Information Technology) IT Blanchardstown - ITB 
Computer Engineering IT Blanchardstown - ITB 
Computing (Information Technology) IT Blanchardstown - ITB 
Electronics and Computer Engineering IT Blanchardstown - ITB 
Computing Science Griffith College Dublin 
Computing Griffith College Dublin 
Computing Griffith College Dublin 
Information Technology Management IT Tallaght 
Enterprise Computing Dublin City University - DCU 
Computer Science Trinity College Dublin - TCD 
Computing IT Tallaght 
Computer Science and Business Trinity College Dublin - TCD 
Computing IT Tallaght 
Networking Technologies Dublin Institute of Technology - DIT 
Computing In Applications and Support National College of Ireland - NCI 
Computing National College of Ireland - NCI 
Computing IT Tallaght 
Electronic and Computer Engineering Dublin City University - DCU 
Electronics and Communications Engineering Dublin Institute of Technology - DIT 
Computing - Data Analytics and Big Data Dublin Business School - DBS 
Data Science Dublin City University - DCU 
Theoretical Physics Trinity College Dublin - TCD