We would like to welcome back our returning students and also our new students. We hope you all enjoyed the holidays and that you’re all well rested and ready to start the new term.
Courses are filling up quickly with just a few spaces left, if you’re interested in any of the courses on our timetable below, feel free to drop into the centre or give us a ring.
Learners are required to pay €20 registration fee, if you choose to take part in more than one course, there will be an additional charge of €10 per additional course.
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.
Digital Media QQI level 3 – This course is for anyone who is interested in Social Networking Applications and also how to operate digital media devices in order to create digital media content ( digital video, social media applications and mobile technologies). The learner will attend the course for 2 hours per week.
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.
Communications QQI level 3 – This course is for anyone who wants to improve their communication skills. The purpose of this course is to equip the learner with the relevant knowledge, skill and competence to communicate verbally and non verbally in routine everyday tasks and also in work related tasks. The learner will work individually with a tutor
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 –
- Measurement, Capacity, Geometry & Trigonometry
- Co –ordinate Geometry
- Statistics & Probability
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 September to May.