Information Technology

IT Sales & Digital Skills

There is a growing demand in the marketplace for personnel who possess practical IT sales and digital skills. This core aim of the course is to provide the opportunity for students to acquire and practice the skills necessary to pursue an exciting career in working with, promoting and selling these new cutting edge technologies. Students will also undertake relevant work experience in order to further develop their skills.

Awarding Body

  • QQI Level 5 Certificate in Retail Practice – 5M2105

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the course are qualified to take up immediate employment in the marketing and retailing of current and emerging technologies and related software. 

Progression

The course prepares students for entry to online marketing and ICT-related degree programmes at third level.

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

  • Digital Marketing (5N1364)
  • Digital Photography (5N1270)
  • Spreadsheet Methods (5N1977)
  • Database Methods (5N0783)
  • Retail Selling (5N1619)
  • Customer Service (5N0972)
  • Communications (5N0690)
  • Work Experience (5N1356)
Software Development and Mobile Apps

This much sought-after course prepares students for a rewarding career in software development and mobile apps. 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 Level 5 Certificate in Software Development - 5M0529

Career Opportunities

Successful graduates of the course can enter the employment market in the exciting and rapidly expanding areas of IT support, software design and app development.

Progression

Students may progress to software development or computer science degree programmes at participating higher level institutions.

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

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

Many businesses today have an online arm to their operation.  This in-demand course offers prospective students an excellent opportunity to acquire and practice the cutting-edge eBusiness and ICT applications skills essential in today’s online commercial world. Students will also undertake relevant work experience in order to further develop their skills.

Awarding Body

  • QQI Level 5 Certificate in eBusiness – 5M0828

Career Opportunities

On successful completion of the course, graduates will be equipped to embark on a career in a wide range of online business and ICT-related fields.

Progression

Students may progress to eBusiness and ICT-related degree programmes at participating higher level institutions.

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

  • eBusiness Studies
  • The Internet
  • Web Authoring
  • Database Methods
  • Spreadsheet Methods
  • Digital Marketing
  • 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