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Entry Requirements

Leaving Cert/Leaving Cert Applied or its equivalent

Candidates would ideally need to have a minimum of a pass in Mathematics at Leaving Cert or its equivalent.

For mature students, experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications

Suitability for this course will be assessed at interview

1 year Full-time

QQI Level 5 - Computer Systems and Networks - Code 5M0536. Comptia A+

About the course


The purpose of this course is to equip the learner with the fundamentals to install, configure and maintain computer systems and basic networks under supervision leading to employment in a range of sectors.  It also facilitates progression to further studies at Level 6.

Modules include

  • Computer Systems Hardware
  • Operating Systems
  • Network Essentials
  • Maths for IT
  • Virtualisation Support
  • ICT Security Policy and Management
  • Communications
  • Work Experience


Work Experience

Two weeks work experience is incorporated into this course. 


On successful completion of this course students can progress to Computer Systems & Networks QQI Level 6 available in the College where they will expand their knowledge in the area of Internetworks, broadband and advanced operating systems, wireless networks, ISP technologies, multimedia technologies etc.

Graduates who achieve the required standard may also progress to further studies to Institutes of Technology and Universities.  Examples of progression courses include:

  • DIT, DT080 Network Technologies
  • IT Tallaght, TA312 Computing
  • IT Tallaght, TA313 IT Management

Modules offered may be subject to change due to resource demands

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