Information Technology

IT Digital Skills

There is a growing demand in the marketplace for personnel who possess practical IT digital skills. This course aims to provide these current workplace IT digital skills for students who wish to pursue a career in a range of IT areas. Students will also undertake relevant work experience in order to further develop their skills.

Awarding Body

  • QQI - Information Processing Award Level 5 5M2067

Career Opportunities

Successful graduates of the course can enter the employment market in a range of ICT areas. Students may also progress to degree programmes at participating Higher Level Institutions. A video guide to the CAO for QQI / Further Education applicants can be viewed here.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate / Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent standards of education. Exemptions may be granted to mature students. All entry is subject to interview.

Subjects

  • Spreadsheet Methods
  • The Internet
  • Database Methods
  • Programming & Design Principles
  • Web Authoring
  • Information & Communication Systems
  • Communications 
  • Work Experience
Computer Network and Support Technician

This course is designed to give students the opportunity to acquire the skills necessary to implement and support PC systems and networks. Successful graduates of the course can look forward to a rewarding and challenging career in this rapidly expanding field. Students will supplement their studies with work experience in a relevant area.

Awarding Body

  • QQI Certificate - Computer Systems and Networks Award Level 5 5M0536

Career Opportunities

Students who complete the course successfully will be prepared for immediate entry into the employment market as Computer and Network Support Technicians. Students may also progress to degree programmes at participating Higher Level Institutions. A video guide to the CAO for QQI/Further Education applicants can be viewed here.

Minimum Entry Requirements

5 passes in the Leaving Certificate to include Maths and English or a Distinction in Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent standards of education. Foundation Level Maths is not accepted as part of the minimum entry requirements. Exemptions may be granted to mature students. All entry is subject to interview.

Subjects

  • Networking Essentials
  • Computer Systems Hardware
  • Programming & Design Principles
  • Operating Systems 
  • Mobile Technologies
  • Maths for IT
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
Software Development with Mobile Technologies

This course prepares students for a rewarding career in software development and mobile technologies. The core aim of the course is to impart the expertise necessary to design, develop and maintain software. Students undertake work experience in order to develop their skills in the IT area.

Awarding Body

  • QQI – Certificate in Software Development Level 5 5M0529

Career Opportunities

Successful graduates of the course can enter the employment market in the areas of IT support, software design and App development. Students may also progress to degree programmes at participating Higher Level Institutions. A video guide to the CAO for QQI/Further Education applicants can be viewed here.

Minimum Entry Requirements

5 passes in the Leaving Certificate to include Maths and English or a Distinction in Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent standards of education. Foundation Level Maths is not accepted as part of the minimum entry requirements. Exemptions may be granted to mature students. All entry is subject to interview.

Subjects

  • Mobile Technologies
  • Software Architecture
  • Fundamentals of Object-Oriented Programming
  • Maths for IT
  • Operating Systems
  • Programming & Design Principles
  • Communications 
  • Work Experience
Social Media with Computer Applications

This new course offers prospective students an excellent opportunity to acquire and practice the cutting-edge social media and ICT applications skills required in the workplace of most businesses. Students will also undertake relevant work experience in order to further develop their skills.

Awarding Body

  • QQI Level 5 Certificate in Information Processing (5M2067)

Career Opportunities

On successful completion of the course, graduates will be equipped to embark on a career in a range of business areas. Students may also progress to degree programmes at participating Higher Level Institutions.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate/Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent standards of education. Students should have an interest in drawing and design and in digitally creating art. Exemptions may be granted to mature students. All entry is subject to interview.

Subjects

  • Spreadsheet Methods
  • Database Methods
  • Information & Communications Systems
  • eBusiness
  • Digital Marketing
  • The Internet
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
Creative Media

This course helps students acquire and practice a wide-ranging and essential creative media skill set. Learners become accomplished in using Adobe Creative Cloud applications while also developing their creative ability using computers. At the end of the year, students will produce websites, graphic images, and animations. This course is largely portfolio based. Students supplement their studies with work experience in a relevant area.

Awarding Body

  • QQI - Creative Media Award Level 5 5M5048

Career Opportunities

Learners who successfully complete the course will have acquired a comprehensive skill set in a range of market leading creative media applications. They will be prepared for immediate entry into the employment market in creative media-related areas such as:

  • Web Marketing
  • Web Design
  • Creative Media Development

Progression

Students may also progress to degree programmes at participating Higher Level Institutions. A video guide to the CAO for QQI/Further Education applicants can be viewed here.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate/Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent standards of education. Students should have an interest in drawing and design and in digitally creating art. Exemptions may be granted to mature students. All entry is subject to interview.

Subjects

  • Computer Illustrated Graphics
  • Multimedia Authoring
  • Web Authoring
  • Illustration
  • Image Processing
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
Advertising & Graphic Design

This one year course is ideally suited to artistic students who have a creative flair and are interested in pursuing a career in Graphic Design or Advertising. It combines essential drawing skills with the use of modern creative media applications such as InDesign, Dreamweaver, and Illustrator. This is a practical course providing students with the technical skills necessary for a career in Graphic Design. Students supplement their studies one day a week with work experience in advertising agencies or other related areas.

Awarding Body

  • QQI – Graphic Design Award 5M1995

Career & Employment Opportunities

This course can lead to careers in:

  • Advertising
  • Printing
  • Web Design 

Progression

Students may also progress to degree programmes at participating Higher Level Institutions. A video guide to the CAO for QQI/Further Education applicants can be viewed here.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate/Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent standards of education. A proven ability in Art would be an advantage & students should have an interest in art & design. Exemptions may be granted to mature students. All entry is subject to interview.

Subjects

  • Drawing
  • Design Skills
  • Typography
  • Graphic Design Skills
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Web Authoring
  • Computer Illustrated Graphics
  • Advertising
  • Communications

How to find us

Crumlin College of Further Education, Crumlin Road, Dublin 12

+353 1 454 0662

enrol@ccfe.cdetb.ie