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The main competencies a person would require are good personal organisation and time management skills, enjoying working outdoors, be a good communicator and have excellent interpersonal skills, have the ability to work to demanding deadlines and achieve results through good organisation and prioritisation and most of all have the ability to effectively work as part of a Team.
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The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with clever technology. They will often follow the latest developments in their chosen field, and prefer mentally stimulating environments.
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CR888
Information Technology Support

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Certificates at this level are typically awarded for two years of full-time study after the leaving certificate or equivalent. Skills developed are mostly technical and vocationally specific, i.e. are focused on a specific career sector. National apprenticeships programmes are included in thhis level.

Awards at this level recognised by the National Framework of Qualifications may lead to 3rd level progression opportunities.

Employment Opportunities
Qualifications at this level prepare for occupations that involve using the skills and knowledge learned alongside existing workers in 'real world' environments.  Examples include restaurant managers, electricians, engineering technicians, legal secretaries, hairdressers, and web developers.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
2 Years
Duration of course
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260

2013 Points

260

Change from 2012: 

10

Points History:

2013 - 250
2012 - 250
2011 - 245
2010 - 255
2009 - 255
2008 - 210
2007 - 225
2006 - AQA

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Computing is a very general term used to describe the study, development, and usage of all aspects of computers.

Computer programming is a core subject on this course. All businesses make use of computers, and typically need their installation, maintenance, purchasing, planning and training managed to optimise the business benefits associated with investment in IT.


 
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CR888 - Information Technology Support
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CR888 - Information Technology Support
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To view the Leaving Certificate minimum entry requirements for this course, Click Here [Source: Qualifax]

To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website from the links available in the Course Details section above.

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This course will accept any FETAC Major award as an entry requirement. Click on the link below to view a list of FETAC courses that are from the same career sector. Note you can expand the list by using the filters on the list page.

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Essential Module Requirements:
C20139 or 5N1833 or C20174 or C20175 or LCE Maths


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Details of the 2013/14 scoring system and a FETAC calculator can be found HERE

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Suitably qualified graduates are eligible to apply for entry to the BSc in Information Technology Support.



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