Higher Certificate in Computing CW046

  • NFQ LEVEL 6
  • CW046
  • 20
  • 180
  • 2 Years
  • Overview
  • Further Studies
  • Career Prospects
  • Entry Requirements
  • Subjects
  • Enquiries

What is the Course about?

Computing is the study of how computers and computer systems work, are constructed and programmed. As computing increasingly impacts on every aspect of our lives, it is becoming a more evolved and complex area.

This two year programme provides students with a general overview of computing, incorporating all core computing subject areas such as programming, systems analysis, web development, databases, operating systems, computer hardware and computer networking.

Special Features:

  • There is a practical focus across all modules, where students will follow a ‘learning by doing’ approach
  • This approach is reflected by continuous assessment replacing final exams in Year 1

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Graduates may apply to progress to Year 3 of the BSc in IT Management (CW217) at the main campus in Carlow. Upon successful completion of the degree programme, graduates are eligible to apply for the final year of the BSc (Honours) degree in IT Management (CW248).

What exemptions will I receive?

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What will I be able to do when I finish the course?

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is a key growth sector for Ireland and the availability of highly skilled IT professionals has attracted many high profile organisations to invest in Ireland. This programme provides graduates with a range of immediate employment opportunities in the IT sector in roles such as programming, web development, software/hardware support, testing, IT administration, IT training and software support sales representatives.


This broad based foundational programme also enables graduates to pursue specialisation upon successful completion of the Higher Certificate.

What are the minimum entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate:

  • 5 subjects at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7 or better

Subjects required:

  • English or Irish at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7 or better
  • Mathematics at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7 or better

Mature applicants will be assessed on an individual basis and may be interviewed

For Further Information Contact

Joint Programme Directors

Lorraine Galvin, MSc, BSc (Honours), PgC
E: lorraine.galvin@itcarlow.ie

Michael Gleeson, MSc, BSc (Honours), PG Dip
E: michael.gleeson@itcarlow.ie