The IT sector and smart economy is the fastest growing job sector at the moment. This course offers FETAC Level 5 certification which is a qualification in its own right, or can provide a pathway to a Level 6 qualification here at Moate Business College or Level 7 or 8 in the Institutes of Technology. It is ideal for those considering further study in computer science and software engineering or simply learning the basics in computer applications
Download the attachment it has detailed information on Course Content, Career Opportunities, Certification and Possible Progressions from this course. A4 Brochure for Computer Studies Level 5
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES This course provides the basis from which a student may further his/her studies or find employment as an Information Technology Assistant in the commercial area.
There is a wide range of opportunities in the I.T. sector including: Technical Support, Web/Internet Support, Computer Operations, Administration, Sales, Banks, Building Societies, Health Boards and Civil Service Local Authority Offices
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Leaving Certificate standard or equivalent, combined with an interest in Information Technology
The following workshops will take place as part of the course Programming, Photoshop, CV Preparation and Interview Skills
POSSIBLE PROGRESSION FROM THE COURSE
Moate Business College 6M4985: Advanced Certificate in Business Computing (Level 6)
Athlone Institute of Technology AL650: Higher Certificate in Business (Level 6) AL653: Higher Certificate in Office Management (Level 6) AL657: Higher Certificate in Computing for Business (Level 6) AL655: Higher Certificate in Business in Social Media Marketing (Level 6) AL705: BSc Software Dev (Mobile apps and Connected Devices)
Limerick College of Technology LC231: Business Technology (Information Systems) (Level 8) LC232: Business Computing (Level 6)
Sligo Institute of Technology SG538: Web Development and Creative Media (Level 7)
GMIT GA776: Business Computing and Digital Media (Level 7) GA869: Higher Certificate in Business In Computer Applications (Level 6)
Letterkenny Institute of Technology LY117: Administration and Information Technology (Level 7) LY717: Computing (Computing Level 7) LY747: Computing with Web and Mobile Applications Development
Dublin Institute of Technology DT354: Business Computing (Level 8) DT365: Business and Management (Level 8)
CERTIFICATION On successful completion of the course, candidates who reach the required standard will receive the following award: • QQI Certificate in Computer Studies (Information Processing) 5M2067
Moate Business College students are eligible under the same conditions that apply to any third level institution for the government paid maintenance grant.
Apply to S.U.S.I on www.studentfinance.ie
As more and more people are aiming to get back into the workforce, mature students are invited to apply to any of the courses on offer at the college. To encourage participation by mature students, each applicant is assessed solely on the basis of an interview. People who have been unemployed may avail of the Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS) and Back to Education Initiatives (BTEI), and study at MBC without losing social welfare benefits.
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
QQI FET/FETAC Links
Points Calculator for QQI Awards:
Details of the QQI scoring system and a points calculator can be found HERE
The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.