Applied Computer Training Course

(Level 5)


QQI Business Studies Level 5, Code 5M2102

Department of Social Protection

This course is run in co-operation with the Cork Education and Training Board – St. John’s Central College, the Department of Social Protection (DSP) and through Local Employment Service (LES).


The Applied Computer Training Course with parent friendly hours accommodates the needs of employers and Third Level colleges. The course content concentrates on the practical computer skills and general administration skills required to work in a modern business or office environment. Educational, career and personal guidance is a strong feature of the course and students are given all the support they need to make informed decisions regarding their future career and life choices..


Code Title
5N0563 Digital Presentations
5N0785 Desktop Publishing
5N1610 Business Administration Skills
5N1400 Marketing Practice
5N0690 Communications
5N1356 Work Experience
5N1977 Spreadsheet Methods
5N1358 Word Processing
5N0783 Database Methods
5N1356 Work Experience
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Applied Computer Training Level 5


Fee Exemptions may apply ⇒
Materials €70
QQI Fee €50
Student Services €250
Gov PLC Fee €200
TOTAL €570

Special Features

  • Parent friendly hours
  • Educational, career and personal guidance
  • The opportunity to undertake work experience and apply new skills in the work environment
  • On-campus créche facility
  • Applicants in receipt of a Social Welfare payment may apply for VTOS or BTEA

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 (mornings only)


The New Directions Course and the Applied Computer Training Course are run in co-operation with the Cork Education and Training Board – St. John’s Central College, the Department of Social and Social Protection (DSP) and the Cork City Partnership through the Local Employment Service (LES).

For an Application Form/Information Brochure contact St John’s Central College, your local LES Office or Job Facilitations Office-DSP.

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.

Contact Details

Tel: 021 4255500

Education Progression Opportunities

QQI Business 6M4985. CIT: CR016; CR021; CR022; CR150; CR400; CR420. LIT: LC221; LC222; LC223; LC224; LC225; LC226. UCC: CK101; CK105; CK107; CK108; CK109; CK113; CK118; CK210; CK301; CK307. Tralee IT: TL731; TL831. WIT: WD084; WD134; WD159; WD193; WD200.


We advise you to consult the CAO website – and to confirm specific entry requirements for Higher Education Institutions. 

Career Opportunities

Information and Communications Technology and Business is the backbone of many industries – health, transport, finance, media and manufacturing – so the skills you will learn will be highly valued by employers.