Higher National Certificate in Computing [Limerick]

Griffith College (HNCC Limerick Feb 2019)
Key Programme Details
Award

BTEC Higher National Certificate in Computing

NFQ Level

6 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Classroom - Evening

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

60

Department

Springboard

Skills Area

Information and communication (including ICT)

General Information
Contact

Vera Harnett

Email

vera.harnett@griffith.ie

Phone

061 310031

Address

O'Connell Avenue, Limerick

Role

Programme Administrator

Important Dates
Application Deadline

15/02/2019

Start Date

15/02/2019

End Date

31/01/2020

About this Course

The Higher National Certificate in Computing (BTEC Level 4- NQF Level 6) provides learners with work-related skills, an appreciation of industry requirements and knowledge and understanding of Computing used in Industry today. The course has been designed to provide education and vocational training in the areas of Database Design, Security, Networks and Programming. It delivers knowledge and skills in a broad range of specialist disciplines and is suited to those who would like a career in the computing industry. It is also suited to those that wish to improve their own career opportunities of those who are currently working in a computing environment that seek career progression and also those who would like to pursue a career in the computing in the industries located in Limerick and the surrounding areas.

Entry Requirements

Eligibility for this programme are in line with the normal entry requirements for this level i.e. Candidates with Leaving Certification qualifications or higher who would be in a position to benefit from and succeed in constituent modules of the programme
Pass Maths and English
Mature applicants with qualifications and experience deemed equivalent by the Colleges BTEC approved ROL and RPEL policies.
Applicants employed or qualified through apprenticeships/trade/craft qualification may also be eligible for this course based on their industry experience.

Long Description

The Higher National Certificate in Computing (BTEC Level 4- NQF Level 6) provides learners with work-related skills, an appreciation of industry requirements and knowledge and understanding of Computing used in Industry today. The course has been designed to provide education and vocational training in the areas of Database Design, Security, Networks and Programming. It delivers knowledge and skills in a broad range of specialist disciplines and is suited to those who would like a career in the computing industry. It is also suited to those that wish to improve their own career opportunities of those who are currently working in a computing environment that seek career progression and also those who would like to pursue a career in the computing in the industries located in Limerick and the surrounding areas.

Timetable Info

2 Evenings per week 6.30 -9.30 pm

Delivery Location

O'Connell Avenue, Limerick

Delivery Notes

Blended/Classroom based

Admissions Contact Details
Instructor

Vera Harnett

Address

O'Connell Avenue, Limerick

Phone

061 310031

Email

springboard@griffith.ie

RPL Information

Griffith College welcomes applications for the programme from mature learners and actively facilitates access for suitably experienced learners by means of the College's Policy on RPL. It is College policy to meet all Springboard applicants in person in advance of admission in order to first assess the suitability of the programme to their particular development needs. Where the programme is found to be suitable, candidates holding the requisite prior NFQ (or equivalent international frameworks) requirements for the programme with recent educational and training experience are directly admitted. Candidates with relevant experience arising from certified and/or experiential learning are considered. This involves the presentation of the learners experiences against nationally equivalent standards of knowledge, skills and competences. This consideration is undertaken formally by the College's RPL committee in accordance with the College Quality Assurance procedures approved by QQI. (See Attached).Candidates who fail to meet the entry requirements, or for whom the programme is currently unsuitable are advised of access, transfer and progression paths to alternative programmes. Unsuccessful candidates who can complete additional bridging training are encouraged to re-apply for admission.