ICT Technical Writing L5

ICT Technical Writing L5 2017-12-10T15:42:28+00:00

ICT Technical Writing L5


QQI Multimedia Production, Level 5, Code 5M2146

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This course equips you with skills in technical writing specific to the ICT sector. This may involve the production of installation guides, user guides, troubleshooting manuals, technical descriptions of software and online help menus that are provided in most software applications.

Areas of study will involve industry standard requirements for technical writing including XML, DITA and writing bidirectional technical content in a document processor as well as web development. Participants will also gain skills in creating multimedia and desktop publishing products as technical writing end products. Participants will acquire computing skills and competencies that will enable them to pursue positions in ICT technical writing as well as opportunities for progression to further studies.

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate (LC Established, LCVP or LCA) or equivalent

For mature applicants appropriate experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.


  • One-year full time
  • Potential work –experience/internship

Course Outline

Code Title
5N1299 Multimedia Authoring
5N1300 Multimedia Project Development
5N0784 Design Skills
5N1910 Web Authoring
5N0785 Desktop Publishing
5N2927 Programming and Design principles
5N0690 Communications
5N1356 Work Experience
  Adobe Framemaker


Work Placement/Experience

Participants will be required to undertake 10 days of work placement in a relevant location. The College will assist participants in identifying suitable placements.


Education Progression Opportunities

UCC: CK101, CK105, CK107, CK108, CK109, CK113, CK117, CK118, CK210, CK301, CK307

CIT: CR016; CR888; CR106; CR116; CR310; CR312

LIT: LC234; LC504; LC517


We advise you to consult the CAO website – www.cao.ie and http://www.cao.ie/index.php?page=fetac_ to confirm specific entry requirements for Higher Educaiton Institutions.


Career Opportunities

Technical Writer/Author/Communicator, Instructional Designer, Web Designer, UI/UX Designer&Developer and Blogger


Course specific Contact Details

For further details email: icttechnicalwriting@stjohnscollege.ie