IT Technician (Pre-Apprenticeship)

QQI Award in Information Processing (5M2067)

IT Technician is a full time course which runs for a duration of one year. Learners will gain a solid understanding of information technology as they complete a full award at QQI Level 5. This course will help the learner to acquire the knowledge, skills and competence to provide administration services and support in a range of office information processing contexts . This course will also introduce the learner to computer programming and the skills necessary to implement and support PC systems and networks. Successful graduates of the course can look forward to a rewarding and challenging career in this rapidly expanding field.

This course is endorsed by FIT and has been designed to prepare students for the technology apprenticeship courses delivered by FIT (for technology based aptitude tests, industry visits, interviews, curriculum vitae etc.).

Course Content

Year 1

Networking Essentials, Programming & Design Principles, Database Methods, Information and Communication Systems, Spreadsheet Methods, The Internet, Web Authoring, Communications and Work Experience.


1 Year

Entry Requirements

Five passes in the Leaving Certificate or overall Merit in the Leaving Certificate Applied.

Career Opportunities / Progression

Computer Networking, IT support or opportunities to gain advanced entry to further and higher education courses. Students can use this major award (5M2067) to apply to colleges through the CAO. See the list of colleges accepting this award as an entry requirement here.

How to Apply

Apply online.

Course Charges

Year 1: €377

This course is free for those over 21 and in receipt of a social welfare payment*. Click here for more information and to check eligibility.