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Information Processing

This is an intensive computer course which is designed to equip students with a wide range of Computer Applications Skills.  The course will build confidence and those who complete it will have gained improved interpersonal skills.  Graduates of this course will be ideally suited to work in banks, building societies, insurance companies and other service institutions.  Students are required to pass eight modules in order to obtain a FETAC Award Level 5.

Course Content:

  Database Methods

  Information and Communications Systems

  Spreadsheet Methods

  Communications

  The Internet

  Text Production

  Word Processing

  Work Experience

  Book-keeping Manual and Computerised

  Business Calculations

  Web Design

Career Opportunities:

Students from this course will have the knowledge and skills to work well with a variety of agencies.  The course also suits individuals who have deferred a college place and wish to get good computer skills while taking a year out.  Most students secure a job in an office when they complete the course.  The work experience programme gives valuable insights into the workplace and many students obtain full time employment.

Graduates may use their qualification to apply for a place in any one of the Higher Education Institutes through the Higher Education Links Scheme.