QQI Level 5 – Computer Systems and Networks – Code 5M0536
1 year Full-time


With a shortage of skilled professionals in the technology sector, completing this course opens the door to an exciting and rewarding career. This course is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to install, configure and maintain computer systems and basic networks, leading to exciting career opportunities in the technology industry. With a growing demand for skilled professionals in this field, completing this course is an excellent way to enter into a rewarding career in technology. It also serves as a foundation for further studies at Level 6.

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate or equivalent is advised. Mature students are welcome to apply, and work/life experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications. A minimum pass in Mathematics at Leaving Cert or equivalent is recommended.

Programme of Study

Elective Modules

  • Computer System Hardware
  • network-esentials
  • Math for IT
  • Operating System
  • Programming and Design Principals (Python for Data Analysis)
  • Virtualisation Support

Core Modules

  • Communications
  • Work Experience
Modules offered may be subject to change due to resource demands.

Work Experience

The course incorporates two weeks of work experience, allowing students to gain hands-on experience and enhance their employability.


Graduates from the QQI Level 5 Computer Systems and Networks course have a range of career opportunities available to them in the exciting and constantly evolving field of technology. Graduates may find entry-level positions in areas such as technical support, network administration, system administration, and information security. With the demand for skilled professionals in the technology sector continuing to grow, there are numerous opportunities for graduates to gain experience and advance their careers. Graduates may also consider furthering their studies at the QQI Level 6 or pursuing higher education at universities or institutes of technology. A career in computer systems and networks offers an exciting future with endless opportunities for growth and development.


Graduates who complete this course may progress to Computer Systems & Networks QQI Level 6 available in the College, where they will expand their knowledge in the areas of internetworks, broadband and advanced operating systems, wireless networks, ISP technologies, multimedia technologies, and more. They can also pursue further progression in TU Dublin’s TU716 Network Technologies course in Grangegorman as well as , TUD Tallaght Computing and IT Management courses.

As technology continues to evolve and play an increasingly important role in our lives, the demand for professionals in this field is only set to grow. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be a part of this exciting future – apply for this course today!