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Computer Studies with Coding and Web Design

Course Code(s):  5M2067 5M18294
QQI Award Code:  5M2067 Information Processing
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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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?

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.

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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  
Digital Media Designer   CAD Technician  
Data Scientist   ICT Staff - EU  
Network Administrator   Web Designer / Developer  
Network Engineer   Software Production Co-ordinator  
Database Administrator   Web Editor  
App Developer - Android /iOS   Multimedia Technical Manager  
Games Designer   Web/Scrum Master  
Multimedia Producer   Multimedia Developer  
Multimedia Designer   IT Consultant  
Forensic Computer Analyst   Computer Scientist  
Games Programmer   Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Technician  
Big Data Specialist   Games Tester  
Technical Architect - Data   Software Developer / Architect  
Computer Programmer   Computer Systems Technician  
Data Analyst   IT Security Specialist  
Engineer - Computer Hardware   IT Manager  
IT Project Manager   Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Specialist  
Test Lead - Software   Engineer - Software  
Computer Systems Analyst   Computer System Administrator  
Multimedia Writer   Software Localisation  
Data Virtualisation / Cloud Specialist   Computer / IT Support Specialist  
Computer Assembly Technician   Computer Trainer / Instructor  
IT Trainer   Engineer - Electronic  
Engineer - Telecommunications   Librarian / Archivist / Curator  
Information Officer   Desktop Publisher  
Newspaper - Magazine Editor   Broadcasting Researcher  
Originator   Photographer - Fashion, Press & Sport  
Broadcasting Production Assistant   Media Researcher  
Writer   Journalist / Reporter  
Literary agent   Journalist - Radio/Television  

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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