CompTIA A+, Network+, QQI Component
1 year Skills to Compete BTEI Part-time


Do you have an interest in how computers and networks work?  Do you enjoy problem solving, troubleshooting and fixing other people’s IT issues?  The purpose of this Skills to Compete course is to equip the learner with computer technology fundamentals, such as PC installation, configuration, and installing mobile devices.  It also covers the configuration, management, and troubleshooting of common wired and wireless network devices, including emerging technologies such as mobile, cloud, and virtualization technologies.

Entry Requirements

  • Leaving Cert/Leaving Cert AppliLeaving Certificate or its equivalent is advised
  • Mature students are welcome to apply. Work/life experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.

Programme of Study

Elective Modules

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • Virtualisation Support

Core Modules

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

Work Experience

Two weeks’ work experience is incorporated into this course


On successful completion of this course students can progress to Computer Systems & Networks QQI Level 6 or to our Network Security Professional available in the College where they will expand their knowledge.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this programme find employment in roles such as Technical Support Specialist, Field Service Technician, IT Support Technician and IT Support Administrator in companies such as Dell, HP, Intel and many SME enterprises