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Course overview

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

What will you Study?

This course is for school leavers or adults who: have a good understanding of basic computer applications, or who have already done a course in computers. 

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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.
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