Computing

Courses

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Computing and Business

Level 5

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Digital Marketing, Enterprise and Social Media

Level 5

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Pre-University Computing, Networks and Software Systems

Level 5

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Computer Support Specialist & Frontline Technician

Level 5

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Games Design & Development

Level 5

Computing and Business

Course Code: 5M18294

 

Course Content: 

  • Web Authoring
  • Database Methods
  • The Internet
  • Programming & Design Principles
  • Word Processing
  • Spreadsheet Methods
  • Work Experience
  • Capstone Module
  • Business Administration

Award: 

QQI level 5 Certificate in Office Informatics. Microsoft Office Specialist Certification.

Aim:

This course is designed to give participants the experience of a broad range of computing and information technologies and to prepare them for employment or further study in those fields. Learners will also complete Microsoft Specialist awards within their program of study which can enhance employment opportunities.

Progression & Career Options: 

Graduates may progress to University and Institute of Technology degree programmes in:

 


TU Dublin

DKIT

NCI

Athlone IT

Students may also progress within DIFE to a QQI Level 6 course.

This course provides common entry to a range of other courses in Institutes of Technology.

Course Code and QQI Title:  5M18294 – Computing and Business

DIFE Course Title:  Computing and Business

Level 7 and 8 Courses to which this course is linked:

TBC
TBC
TBC
Entry to a range of other courses in Institutes of Technology.

This is not an exhaustive list.  Applicants are advised at all times to confirm linked Awards, any additional module requirements, application processes and scoring systems with the Admissions Offices of the participating higher education institutions, or visit www.cao.ie. 

Course Code and QQI Title:  5M18294 – Computing and Business

DIFE Course Title:  Computing and Business

 

Student Registration Fee € 200
PLC Government Levy € 200
QQI Exam Fee € 50
Course Fees/Materials
DIFE Total € 450
Note – Some courses may require the learner to purchase relevant industry-specific material for their own use which may not be included in the course fees outlined above. 
 
€30 of the Student Registration Fee is non-refundable. All fees are subject to change.

 

‘Finding myself unemployed after many years in the Construction industry I decided to go back into education and study IT, a subject I had great interest in but knew very litle about. I applied to and was accepted into DIFE on their Information Technology and Computing course. Starting back in to education I was both apprehensive and nervous but soon felt at home in the intimate surroundings of DIFE. The course has a very good structure and the teaching staff and computing facilities are excellent. The course was key to me obtaining a place in a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing course which I’m now a third year student. The course in DIFE was a great stepping stone for me on my journey back into education and the help and support I received from staff was immense.’ – Stephen McDonnell (past student).

Digital Marketing, Enterprise & Social Media

Course Code: 5M2069

 

Course Content: 

  • Behavioural Studies
  • Marketing Practice
  • Statistics
  • Entrepreneurial skills
  • Work Experience
  • Digital Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Spreadsheets

Award: 

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Marketing.

Aim:

The aim of the programme is to provide the learner with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills, and competence to work in a marketing and/or business environment.

It provides an introduction to the principal elements of marketing skills, practices, and social media for businesses. It offers the learner the opportunity to develop excellent digital marketing skills.

 

Progression & Career Options: 

Graduates from this course may take up employment in a variety of roles in business and the digital marketing environment. They may also progress to Degree programmes in:

 


DKIT

DCU

TU Dublin

Maynooth University

Athlone IT

This course also provides common entry to a range of other courses in Institutes of Technology and Universities.

Course Code and QQI Title:  5M2069 – Digital Marketing, Enterprise & Social Media

DIFE Course Title:  Digital Marketing, Enterprise & Social Media

Level 7 and 8 Courses to which this course is linked:

TBC
TBC
TBC
Entry to a range of other courses in Institutes of Technology.

This is not an exhaustive list.  Applicants are advised at all times to confirm linked Awards, any additional module requirements, application processes and scoring systems with the Admissions Offices of the participating higher education institutions, or visit www.cao.ie. 

Course Code and QQI Title:  5M2069 – Digital Marketing, Enterprise & Social Media

DIFE Course Title:  Digital Marketing, Enterprise & Social Media

 

Student Registration Fee € 200
PLC Government Levy € 200
QQI Exam Fee € 50
Course Fees/Materials
DIFE Total € 450
Note – Some courses may require the learner to purchase relevant industry-specific material for their own use which may not be included in the course fees outlined above. 
 
€30 of the Student Registration Fee is non-refundable. All fees are subject to change.

 

Pre-University Computing, Networks & Software Systems

Course Code: 5M0536

 

Course Content: 

  • Computer Systems Hardware
  • Networking Essentials
  • Operating Systems
  • Mathematics for IT
  • Programme & Design Principles
  • Virtualisation Support
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • ICT Security Policy & Management

Award: 

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Computer Systems and Networks.

Aim:

This course is designed to provide the learner with a solid foundation in the fundamentals of computer systems, hardware and software maintenance, networking, virtualisation and programming. Surveys have shown increasing shortages of networking personnel in all developed countries, including Ireland. This ensures excellent job opportunities in the ICT areas.

 

Progression & Career Options: 

Graduates may apply to a range of Degree courses in Universities and Institutes of Technology such as:

 


UCD

Maynooth University

NCI

DCU

TU Dublin

DKIT

UCC

 

Students may also progress to the Work and Learn Programme in TU Dublin Blanchardstown Campus (Higher Certificate in Computing in Networking Technologies).

This course also provides common entry to a range of other courses in Institutes of Technology.

Course Code and QQI Title:  5M0536 – Computer Systems and Networks

DIFE Course Title:  Pre-University Computing, Networks and Software Security

Level 7 and 8 Courses to which this course is linked:

UCD Computer Science, Computational Social Science, Arts. 
UCC Arts, Law Pathways, Law and Business, Business. 
TU Dublin (City Campus) Computer Science, Networking Technologies, Product Design, Engineering. 
Maynooth University Computer Science, Web Development, Arts, Law, Business. 
NUIG Science, Arts. 
DKIT Computing, Computing in Games Development, Business Studies. 
TU Dublin (Blanchardstown Campus Computing, Business & Information Technology, Digital Forensics & Cyber Security. 
NCI Technology Management, Computing, Business Computing, Computing in Applications and Support.
Entry to a range of other courses in Institutes of Technology.

This is not an exhaustive list.  Applicants are advised at all times to confirm linked Awards, any additional module requirements, application processes and scoring systems with the Admissions Offices of the participating higher education institutions, or visit www.cao.ie. 

Course Code and QQI Title:  5M0536 – Computer Systems and Networks

DIFE Course Title:  Pre-University Computing, Networks and Software Security

 

Student Registration Fee € 200
PLC Government Levy € 200
QQI Exam Fee € 50
Course Fees/Materials
DIFE Total € 450
Note – Some courses may require the learner to purchase relevant industry-specific material for their own use which may not be included in the course fees outlined above. 
 
€30 of the Student Registration Fee is non-refundable. All fees are subject to change.

 

Computer Support Specialist & Frontline Technician

Course Code: 5M0536

 

Course Content: 

  • Computer Systems Hardware
  • Networking Essentials
  • Operating Systems
  • Mathematics for IT
  • Programme & Design Principles
  • Virtualisation Support
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • ICT Security Policy & Management
  • Frontline Technical Support Skills

Award: 

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Computer Systems and Networks

Aim:

This course is designed to provide the learner with a solid foundation in the fundamentals of computer systems, hardware and software maintenance, networking, virtualisation and programming. Surveys have shown serious and increasing shortages of networking personnel in all developed countries, including Ireland. This ensures excellent job opportunities in the ICT areas.

 

Progression & Career Options: 

Students may progress to a range of Degree programmes in:

 


UCD

Maynooth University

NCI

TU Dublin

DKIT

UCC

DCU

 

Students may also progress to the ‘Work and Learn’ programme in TU Dublin Blanchardstown Campus (Higher Certificate in Science in Computing in Networking Technologies).

This course also provides common entry to a range of other courses in Institutes of Technology.

Graduates from this programme will be well positioned to work in technical support and in troubleshooting a range of hardware issues and problems.

Course Code and QQI Title:  5M0356 – Computer Support Specialist and Frontline Technician (Level 5)

DIFE Course Title:  Computer Support Specialist and Frontline Technician (Level 5)

Level 7 and 8 Courses to which this course is linked:

TBC
TBC
TBC
Entry to a range of other courses in Institutes of Technology.

This is not an exhaustive list.  Applicants are advised at all times to confirm linked Awards, any additional module requirements, application processes and scoring systems with the Admissions Offices of the participating higher education institutions, or visit www.cao.ie. 

Course Code and QQI Title:  5M0356 – Computer Support Specialist and Frontline Technician (Level 5)

DIFE Course Title:  Computer Support Specialist and Frontline Technician (Level 5)

 

Student Registration Fee € 200
PLC Government Levy € 200
QQI Exam Fee € 50
Course Fees/Materials
DIFE Total € 450
Note – Some courses may require the learner to purchase relevant industry-specific material for their own use which may not be included in the course fees outlined above. 
 
€30 of the Student Registration Fee is non-refundable. All fees are subject to change.

 

Games Design & Development

Course Code: 5M5048

 

Course Content: 

  • Design Skills
  • Animation Drawing Studies
  • Computer Illustrated Graphics
  • Computer 3D Modelling & Animation
  • Communications
  • Games Analysis & Design
  • Programming & Design Principles
  • Work Experience

Award: 

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Creative Media.

Aim:

The aim of this course is to provide students with an excellent foundation in computer games design. Students will gain the necessary knowledge and skills that are fundamental to the craft of games design and production. All aspects of games development from concept to storyboard creation and design through to the development of functioning 2D and 3D games are covered.

 

Progression & Career Options: 

Graduates of this course are eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to:

 


TU Dublin

DKIT

IT Sligo

IT Tralee

LYIT

ITB

IT Carlow

WIT

 

This course also provides common entry to a range of other courses in Institutes of Technology.

Course Code and QQI Title:  5M5048– Creative Media

DIFE Course Title:  Games Development

Level 7 and 8 Courses to which this course is linked:

TU Dublin (City Campus) Games Design. 
DKIT Computing in Games Development, Computing. 
TU Dublin (Blanchardstown Campus) Computing.
Entry to a range of other courses in Institutes of Technology.

This is not an exhaustive list.  Applicants are advised at all times to confirm linked Awards, any additional module requirements, application processes and scoring systems with the Admissions Offices of the participating higher education institutions, or visit www.cao.ie. 

Course Code and QQI Title:  5M5048– Creative Media

DIFE Course Title:  Games Development

 

Student Registration Fee € 200
PLC Government Levy € 200
QQI Exam Fee € 50
Course Fees/Materials
DIFE Total € 450
Note – Some courses may require the learner to purchase relevant industry-specific material for their own use which may not be included in the course fees outlined above. 
 
€30 of the Student Registration Fee is non-refundable. All fees are subject to change.