Pre-University Computing students gain a blend of skills that is essential in supporting, developing and maintaining IT infrastructure. This course includes a broad range of concepts in IT including; programming, software applications, web design and networks. This equips the learner with the necessary skills and knowledge required to progress to a degree programme in this area.
Learners will complete a combination of the following:
- Mobile Technologies
- Computer Programming
- Software Architecture
- Maths for IT
- Work Experience
- Database Methods
- Web Authoring
- Computer Systems Hardware
- Spreadsheet Methods
- Desktop Publishing
All our Level 5 PLC courses are open to school leavers (Leaving Cert/ Leaving Cert Applied Students/A Levels/GCSE or equivalent), QQI Level 4 graduates and mature applicants. A QQI Level 5 award is a prerequisite to access a Level 6 programme.
Progression To Degrees
DKIT | Computing| Level 8
AIT | Software Design with Mobile Apps and Connected Devices | Level 8
NUI Galway | Education (Computer Science & Mathematical Studies)| Level 8
Maynooth University | Robotics & Intelligent Devices | Level 8
TU Dublin | Computer Science | Level 8
UCC | Business Information Systems| Level 8
UCC | Computer Science | Level 8
UCD | Computer Science | Level 8
Following the successful completion of the Pre-UniversityComputing programme, you may progress to a degree which can lead to a career in:
Software Engineering | Networking | IT & Cyber Security | Cloud Computing | Web Development | IT Consultancy | Mobile App Development | Robotics
2020-21 Course Fees
Note - Some courses may require the learner to purchase relevant industry-specific material for their own use which may not be included in the list of course fees.
€30 of Enrolment Fees are Non-Refundable. All fees subject to change.
The following categories of participant are exempt from paying the PLC Government Levy:
- Medical Card/SUSI Grant/Back to Education Allowance Holders may be exempted from PLC Government Levy. Documentary Evidence must be presented immediately to avail of such exemptions.
- Medical Card/Back to Education Allowance Holders may be exempted from QQI Exam Fees. Documentary Evidence must be presented immediately to avail of such exemptions.