Computer Skills 386445

What is the aim of the programme?

The aim of this skills to compete programme is to enable the learner to develop the knowledge, skills and competence in a broad range of information and communication technology which enable employment, under direct supervision, in a variety of information and communications technology sectors, or progression to further education or training. Students are offered ESOL support if needed. All our students avail of free Career and Educational Guidance and Information service.

What is the course content and certification?

This course is a full award QQI Level 4.

Title Award Awarding Body
Mathematics Mathematics (4N1987) QQI – Term 1
English And Communications Level 4 Communications (4N0689) QQI – Term 1
Computer Applications Computer Applications (4N1112) QQI – Term 1
Information Technology Skills Information Technology Skills (4N1125) QQI – Term 1
Career Planning Career Planning (4N1109) QQI – Term 2
Work Experience Work Experience (4N1168) QQI – Term 2
Web Design Web Design (4N1122) QQI – Term 2
Desktop Publishing Desktop Publishing (4N1854) QQI – Term 2

What are the entry requirements?

  • Education: Applicants should have a standard of knowledge, skill and competence equivalent to NFQ Level 3 when accessing a Level 4 programme. Applicants may have participated in primary and secondary education although no formal qualifications are required.
  • Aptitude: Applicants must have a motivation to learn, an interest in the subject and the ability to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies set out in the course.
  • Previous Experience: Applicants must be able to demonstrate a moderate range of knowledge, skills and competencies relevant to the course, be able to work with responsibility and demonstrate the ability to work on their own initiative.
  • Screening Process: Applicants are invited to an English reading and writing and numerical assessment regardless of previous education attainment. This assessment is called screening. Based on the outcome of this screening, applicants may be invited for interview, offered an alternative course to suit their learning needs, placed directly onto a course or referred to our Guidance Service

How much does it cost?

There are no fees for people who fulfil one or more of the following criteria:

  • Adults who are in receipt of a social welfare payment; or
  • Adults who left school early; or
  • Adults who did not complete the Irish Leaving Certificate; or
  • Adults who have a valid medical card
  • Adults who are on credits.

When does it happen?

This course is part time, during the day and it takes place in Adult Education Centre Riversdale, Blanchardstown Road North, Dublin 15.

Term 1: Start Date 04/09/2023, Duration 16 weeks – Part time

Term 2: Start Date 19/01/2024, Duration TBA – Part time

*This course, times, dates and modules are subject to change.

How to apply?

Please apply though clicking the link below before the start of term.

If the application deadline has passed and you still want to be considered for the next intake or put your name on a waiting list, please contact the reception in Riversdale at 01-8236532.

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Our Adult Literacy and BTEI courses are co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020