Ireland has an international reputation as a centre of excellence in Information Technology. Both multinationals and home-grown talent contribute to making technology one of the fastest growing industries in the country. Intel, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Apple, Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Amazon, AirBnB, PayPal, eBay and Twitter are just some of the tech giants established here. Although Ireland is the second largest exporter of computer and IT services in the world, 57 percent of Irish employers believe there is a skills shortage in the talent pool of potential employees (Morgan McKinley, 2019).
This full-time course is ideal for those considering further study in computer science and software engineering or those who simply wish to learn the basics of various computer applications.
This course offers QQI Level 5 certification, a qualification that enhances employment opportunities and can provide a pathway to Level 7 or 8 courses in Universities or Institutes of Technology.
Students who embark on this course also have the opportunity to progress to a Level 6 qualification in Software Development here at Moate Business College, which can provide advanced entry at second-year level to Software Development courses in some of the Institutes of Technology.
- Leaving Certificate Standard or QQI Level 4
- English language requirement of a B2.2 standard where English is not your first language
- Basic I.T. Skills required
All mature students (23+) without these qualifications are welcome to apply