Course Description: Information on each course delivered in D8CEC CLG
Computer Literacy QQI Level 3 – This course is for complete beginners and will start with the basic knowledge of the computer. The learner will attend class for 2 hours per week. This course covers the following –
- Microsoft Word
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- Microsoft Publisher
- Internet & File Management
Internet Skills QQI Level 3 – Anyone looking to attend this course will need to know some basic computer skills. The learner will attend the course for 2 hours per week. This course is ideal for anyone looking to use the internet to book tickets online, banking online, social media, TV players, learn to set up an email account( send and receive attachments) and internet security.
IT Skills QQI Level 4 – This course is for anyone who has already completed a basic computer course and is looking to move forward with their IT training. The person will attend this course for 2 hours per week. This course covers the following –
- Microsoft Word (Word Documents, how to edit and format etc)
- Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation (Creating presentations with text, images etc)
- File Management (How to organize your computer files and folders)
- Internet and Email (How to use search engines, address bar, emails and attachments)
- Information Technology (terminology used for computers and computing)
Computer Applications QQI Level 4 – This course is an advanced course, we would recommend each person completes IT Skills QQI Level 4 before progressing on to this course. The person will attend for 2 hours per week. This course covers the following –
- Microsoft Access (Database used for storing and sorting information)
- Microsoft Excel (Spreadsheets, accounts package)
- Microsoft Publisher (Business cards, Flyers, Greeting Cards etc)
Internet QQI Level 5 – This course is an advanced course, the learner must have completed a QQI level 4 before they can progress on to this course. The learner will attend for 2 hours per week and will be expected to do some work in their own time as well as 60 tutor/learner contact hours to complete this course. This course is ideal for anyone looking to progress to higher education. This course covers the following –
- Emails (all aspects of emails for example, Letter writing, email settings & account settings)
- Using the internet for research and assignments and will present a project on PowerPoint presentation.
- HTML (Creating a webpage using code)
- Creating a website using Wix.com
Preparation for Work – This is a 10 week course, the learner will attend for 2 hours per week. Anyone interested in this course will need to have basic computer skills. This course covers the following –
- How to look for jobs online & apply for jobs online
- Microsoft Word & Microsoft PowerPoint
- Basic Office Skills
- CV design and Cover letter
- Interview etiquette
The learner will sit a mock interview and will receive feedback from the interview panel.
One to One Literacy – This course is for anyone who needs help with their reading and writing skills. The learner will attend for 1 hour per week for 30 weeks of our academic year. The learner will work individually with a tutor.
Mathematics QQI Level 3 (Application of Numbers) – This course is a 12 week course; the learner will attend for 1.5 hours per week. This course looks at how we use Maths in everyday life, making Maths fun and easy to learn. This course is ideal for parents with children in primary school who want to help their child with their homework and also want to learn how to budget their income.
Mathematics QQI level 3 – This course is the equivalent of the Junior Certificate State exam. This course is delivered over 2 hours per week and will take a total of 60 hours to complete. This course is deal for anyone with children starting secondary school or anyone with a real interest in Maths. This course covers the following –
- Measurement and Capacity
- Problem solving
- Data handling
Mathematics QQI Level 4 – This course is the equivalent of the Leaving Certificate Ordinary Level, This course is delivered over 2 hours per week and can take 120 hours to complete. This course covers the following –
- Measurements and Capacity
- Co –ordinate Geometry
- Data Handling
English Language QQI levels 3, 4 & 5. Here is D8CEC we offer Elementary, Pre Intermediate and Intermediate level English to speakers of other languages. The learner will attend class of up to 6 hours per week. Each person registering will be asked to do an assessment with our English language tutor so we can evaluate the level of English needed. Our English Language classes run on our academic year of Septemebr to May.
HACCP Food Safety Training Level 1 – This course will allow the participant to identity and control any hazards that could pose danger to the preparation of safe food. This involves identifying what can go wrong, planning and preventing. This course covers all the legal requirements and takes 3 hours to complete.