Course Code: 5M2067
This course will provide the learner with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills and competence to work independently and under supervision providing administration services and support in a range of office information processing contexts, and/or to progress to further and/or higher level studies. It will give the learner an appreciation for the growing impact of the internet on business and society, and to recognise the changes caused by information technology on work practices and employment patterns.
The learner will explore Information Processing with a view to re-skilling/up-skilling and exploring concepts and subject areas that may stimulate the interest of the learner in future programmes or employment and to offer the learner the opportunity to develop creative and problem solving skills.
Software packages used on this course include Microsoft Office, Powerpoint, Excel and Access, TAS Books, Dreamweaver, Quark Express Version 8 and Photoshop CS4.
GCC Student Services Fee of €175 applies to all learners.
€200 Government Levy Fee applies to all learners except:
An exam free of €50 for QQI Level 5 and €80 for QQI Level 6 applies to all learners except
We advise non-EU citizens living outside Ireland to contact the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service on www.inisgov.ie to ensure the course you are considering applying for is eligible for a student visa. Non-EU citizens living in Ireland are welcome to apply and require a PPS number (Personal Public Service Number). Non-EU citizens are required to pay a tuition fee set by the Irish government which is currently €3653. Some exemptions apply, for further information, please contact http://www.gretb.ie .
Work experience takes place one day per week throughout the academic year in the IT sector.
Regular speakers from the industry including Proactive Web Design. Computer Software: Microsoft Applications, Dreamweaver, Adobe Photoshop, QuarkXpress, Flash, Adobe Illustrator
QQI Level 4, minimum of 17 years of age at time of registration, Leaving Certificate/Leaving Certificate Applied, Equivalent qualifications from other countries, relevant life experiences, relevant work experiences and mature students.
Galway Community College reserves the right to make changes to any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the college and a student or a third party.
Please see here for a list of CAO courses for this QQI Business Award 5M2067.
From generating points for the CAO application system via a QQI award, to local agreements with Higher Education Institutes, students can progress to specified courses in a range of areas.
I would highly recommend anybody with a strong interest in Business & IT to apply for this course. The dedication, support and motivation of the teachers is faultless. Each module can be challenging but with hard work and dedication it is very rewarding. Applying to Galway Community College is one of the best decisions I have made and I am extremely grateful to have been given this opportunity.