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Moate Business College
Moate Business College
Course Code
5M2067 5M18294
Career Zone
NFQ Type
1 Year
Full Time

Course Summary

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


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.


Course Details

College Link > 5M2067 5M18294 - Computer Studies with Coding and Web Design

Colleges often have information about the course on their own website, along with other useful information relating to the college. (Note: Not always available)

Career Sectors

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.

Entry Requirements

To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website

If you believe the data above to be incorrect, please let us know at info@careersportal.ie - thank you.


This course does not appear to accept applicants with Further Education and Training (FET) awards. Please check with the college directly - sometimes this data is not published openly, or special arrangements may be available.

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.

Career Progression

Further Research

Qualifax Course Page

Qualifax is the National Learners Database. (Note: Link not always available)

DISCLAIMER: These links are to official sources of information for this course - we accept no responsibility for the information on them.

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