Once you have applied online you will be called for an interview within a few weeks. QQI examination fees cost €50, although Medical Card holders are exempt from paying this fee on production of a valid medical card. Books and essential class materials may also be required. A €200 Government levy will apply on acceptance of a place on PLC course, but medical card holders and those in receipt of a maintenance grant will be exempt. A €100 Student Services fee also applies.
Studying this module will allow student to become proficient in the most up to date version of Microsoft Assess. Content includes:
- Designing and building databases
- Designing user friendly data input screen which incorporate company logos and details
- Construct a form to facilitate data entry into a database
- Create reports which can be used to present selected information from a database in a format suitable for e-mailing or printing
- Improve personal performance by using additional resources such as the help facility to solve familiar and unfamiliar database problems.
Assessment Criteria: Exam 50%, Practical Assignment 50%
Learners who successfully complete this module will:
- Understand the different types of business organisations and the duties and functions of personnel within
- Understand how information is processed within an organisation and acquire the skills necessary to perform routine duties
- Appreciate the purpose of legislation as it applies to the workplace
- Appreciate the importance of planning and organising work related activities
- Appreciate the impact of new technology on work practices
Assessment Criteria: Skills Demonstration 30%, Project 30%, Exam 40%
Studying this Module Students will become learn:
- Correct Keyboard Techniques
- Attain a minimum typing speed of 35 words per minute
- Emphasis placed on the production of a variety of document such as: formal business letters, tabular statements and form tear of sections
- Proficient in the use of proof- reading symbols
Assessment Criteria: Examination 80%, Skills Demonstration 20%
Students will engage in practical learning in the most current up to date Microsoft Office Word Programme available, to include:
- Formatting and Editing documents using a broad range of word processing techniques.
- Create and use Word templates and Word Documents
- Become Proficient in file Management and use of Mail Merge
- Work on a range of common everyday Documents
- Learn how to produce documents to include, Clipart, Image Display, Tables and watermarks
Assessment Criteria: Assignment 20%, Exam (x 2) 40% each
Learners will be able to:
- Investigate a range of common uses for spreadsheets
- Explore key spreadsheet elements including cells, cell references, numeric, alpha, and alphanumeric data, formulae, functions, graphs and macros
- Use spreadsheet design features involving data and cell formatting techniques which enhance understanding and legibility
- Produce a spreadsheet, with minimal supervision, that meets a simple design specification and is fit for purpose
- Demonstrate personal initiative and resourcefulness in editing and amending spreadsheets to ensure they are fit for purpose
Assessment Criteria: Exam 50%, Practical Assignment 50%
This project based module will enable students to:
- Explore the intricacies of Web Design
- Learn how to use a compensation of Code and Software to design and test a website.
- Become familiar with creating layouts and styles
- Become proficient in the basic code used in Web Design
Assessment Criteria: Project 70%, Assignment 30%
Students studying Communications Level 5 will be able to do with the following:
- Analysis of a range of current issues in communications and information technology.
- Summarise in practical terms the elements of legislation that must be observed in a personal and/or work context, to include health, safety and welfare at work and communications-related legislation.
- Use appropriate non-verbal and visual communication in personal- and work-related settings, to include one-to-one, in a group/team, and in formal and informal interaction.
- Demonstrate verbal skills appropriate to working under general direction, to include making a case and presenting a point of view in group discussion, formal meetings, interviews.
- Demonstrate listening skills appropriate to working under general direction, to include making eye contact, receiving and interpreting information, control of personal response.
- Research a relevant vocational topic, to include use of primary and secondary sources, acknowledgement of sources, use of enquiry techniques and methods to establish validity and reliability
Assessment Criteria: Collection of Work – 50%, Skills Demonstration – 50%
Students studying Work Experience Level 5 will do the following:
- Examine work organisations and personal career opportunities in a particular vocational area, to include consideration of work-related issues and needs.
- Summarise the basic rights and responsibilities of employees and employers in a particular work, organisational or institutional context, to include health, safety and welfare at work, equality legislation, union representation and regulations relating to pay.
- Present relevant work experience material, to include a Curriculum Vitae or personal statement, letter of application, evidence of job-finding skills, skills checklist, statement of learning goals, contractual arrangements.
- Participate effectively in a work experience placement for a minimum of 60 hours to gain experience/insight into their chosen vocational area.
Assessment Criteria: Collection of Work – 60%, Skills Demonstration – 40%