Pre Apprenticeship – ICT Networking

(Level 5)


QQI Level 5 Computer Systems and Networks – 5M0536


ICT  Networking is an introductory course for those who want to find out whether a career in the ICT industry is the right fit for them. It is ideally suited for students who aspire to apprenticeships in the ICT industry  and related fields. It is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills associated with areas of Computer Networking and Information Security. Networking trains the student in all aspects of networks from Ethernet to Internet Protocol through to the configuration of Cisco network routers.

This course will enable students to develop life skills including effective communication techniques, teamwork and independent learning.


Code Title
5N0548 Computer Systems Hardware
5N2929 Networking Essentials 
5N2928 Operating Systems 
5N18396 Maths for Information Technology 
5N0690 Communications
5N1356 Work Experience


5N0583 ICT Security Policy and Management 
5N2927 Programming and Design Principles
5N2434 Virtualisation Support
5N1910 Web Authoring
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Pre Apprenticeship ICT Networking Level 5

Contact Details

Tel: 021 4255540


Entry requirements

  • Grade D in five subjects in the Department of Education and Skills Junior Certificate Examination or equivalent qualification.
  • Minimum age 16.
  • Mature students are most welcome to apply.
  • All applicants will be required to attend an interview
  • An offer of a place on this course means the applicant has met the minimum entry requirements set out and attended for interview


1 year

Work Placement/Experience

Participants will be required to undertake 300 hours of work-based learning in a relevant location.

The Work Based Coordinator will assist participants in identifying suitable placements.

Apprenticeships Ireland
Generation Apprenticeship

Career Opportunities

Students may progress to apprenticeships as follows.

  • Network Engineer Associate
  • Cybersecurity

On successful completion of course students are prepared for employment, including employment in the ICT industry and will provide opportunities to work in various aspects of the industry.