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Computer Studies with Coding and Web Design

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Course overview

Course Code 5M2067 5M18294
QQI Award Code 5M2067 Information Processing
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

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

What will you Study?

COMPUTER STUDIES (Information Processing) (5M2067)

This full time course provides an intensive programme of education and computer training as preparation for computer related careers in a commercial environment. The course provides a solid foundation in computer studies and equips students with knowledge and expertise in a wide range of Computer Applications. Considerable emphasis is placed on practical work, which reflects current practice in industry and commerce. The course organisation provides for related work experience.

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

COURSE CONTENT Spreadsheets Methods, Database Methods, Word Processing, Information and Communication Systems, The Internet, Communications, Desktop Publishing, Work Experience and Web Authoring


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.

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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.


Web Authoring 5N1910
Information and Communications Systems
Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977
Fundamentals of Object Oriented Programming 5N0541
Database Methods 5N0783
Word Processing 5N1358
The Internet 5N1611
Communications 5N0690
Desktop Publishing 5N0785
Work Experience 5N1356
Capstone for Office Informatics 5N18295
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

Progression to CAO Courses

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

CAO with Any QQI Major Award

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on one of the Award Codes below:

Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
BIPXX 5M2067

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Sample Careers

If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Digital Media Content Manager   Animator  
CAD Technician   Digital Media Designer  
Data Scientist   Business Systems Service Technician  
ICT Staff - EU   Network Administrator  
Web Designer / Developer   Network Engineer  
Software Production Co-ordinator   Database Administrator  
Web Editor   Multimedia Designer  
Web / Scrum Master   App Developer - Android /iOS  
Multimedia Technical Manager   Multimedia Producer  
Games Designer   Computer / Software Sales Assistant  
IT Consultant   Games Tester  
IT Security Specialist   Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Technician  
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Specialist   Computer Scientist  
Big Data Specialist   Games Programmer  
Data Analyst   Test Lead - Software  
Software Developer / Architect   Technical Architect - Data  
Software Engineer   IT Manager  
Computer Hardware Engineer   Computer System Administrator  
Computer Systems Technician   Computer Systems Analyst  
Computer Programmer   Forensic Computer Analyst  
IT Project Manager   Software Localisation Engineer / Tester  
Multimedia Writer   Computer / IT Support Specialist  
Computer Assembly Technician   Data Virtualisation / Cloud Specialist  
Computer Trainer / Instructor   IT Trainer  
Electronic Engineer   Telecommunications Engineer  
Librarian / Archivist / Curator   Information Officer  
Newspaper - Magazine Editor   Broadcasting Researcher  
Photographer - Fashion, Press & Sport   Desktop Publisher  
Broadcasting Production Assistant   Media Researcher  
Literary agent   Writer  
Journalist - Radio / Television   Journalist / Reporter  

Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Computers & ICT
Media & Publishing
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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