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Information Processing - Baltinglass

Certificate in Information Processing
Leading to a full award at QQI Level 5 Information Processing

Information Processing QQI Level 5

This course is for those who wish:

  • ·     To explore and understand the nature of business and the role of technology and its benefits for small businesses and modern organisations.
  • ·     To learn a broad range of computer application skills for use in a modern office environment, such as Spreadsheets and Database (Access).
  • ·     To use and understand the accounts package SAGE50.

 Entry Requirements:

Applicant should:

  • A confident reader, writer and speller. 
  • Have a  full Level 4 Certificate, Leaving Certificate or equivalent qualifications.
  • Good computer skills and be confident in using a computer.


Recognition of prior learning or work experience in the field may be taken into account should you not have a QQI Level 4 or Leaving Certificate.


Additional Requirements:


·         Good computer skills and knowledge of programmes i.e. Excel, Word.

·         Be able to work effectively - in a group situation and independently.

·         Attend all timetabled classes for the duration of the programme.

·         Participate in all planned programme activities.

·         Study at home regularly and appropriately for the duration of the               programme.

·         The learner must be able to participate in two weeks work                       experience to participate fully on this programme.  This is outside of      class time.


Eligibility Criteria: 

The course is free to participants who:


·         Are in receipt of any DSP payment or have a medical card.

·         Do not have a Leaving Certificate or equivalent.

·         Are on a very low income.

A limited number of places may be available to others participants.  See Co-ordinator for further details.

Programme Content:

120 credits required for Major QQI Level 5 Award.           




Database Methods - 5N0783

Accounts Manual and Computerised -        5N1348

Information and Communications Systems -  5N1952

The Internet - 5N1611

Spreadsheet Methods -  5N1977

Word Processing  -  5N1358

Communications -  5N0690


Work Experience - 5N1356

Other electives as decided by KWETB


Learner Supports:

The following supports are available to learners who participate on this course:

  • Study Skills Revision Class will be provided and is recommended for all participants.
  • Access to KWETB Adult Guidance Service.
  • Support for students through the Adult Basic Education Service if required.
  • Wheelchair accessibility.
  • Childcare may be available under CET Scheme.  See Co-ordinator for more details.


Application Procedure:

Places are allocated based on successfully meeting the eligibility criteria, learner need, learner suitability for the programme and places available.

Prospective students will:

  • Fill in an Application Form.
  • Attend for interview.


Progression Options:


Learners who successfully complete this course can progress to working in the area of IT Maintenance and Creation. This course provides the option of further study at Level 6, 7 and 8 in a range of areas.  Adult Education Guidance Service is available to all students.

Anne McGrath

VTOS/BTEI Co-ordinator West Wicklow,
Blessington Further Education Centre,
Mobile: 086 8503833
Phone: 045 851490