Computer Applications

The Programme

Computing technology is all around us in our everyday lives. If you are looking for a highly practical course in computer applications, then this is for you. This course will introduce you to key concepts of ICT theory, and the use of computer applications in business today.

You will acquire important competences in operating office applications and recognising common ICT hardware, software and network topologies. The course will highlight important issues associated with ICT such as legal, health and security issues.

  • Duration

    12 weeks + examination

  • Next Start Date

    23 September 2024

  • Mode

    Part-time evening
    Full-time day

  • ECTS


  • Assessment

    Continuous Assessment & Exam

  • Level

    National Framework of Qualifications Level 6

  • Minimum English Level

    IELTS Level 6.0 or equivalent

  • Accrediting Body


Who is this for?

Are you interested in developing your ICT skills? 

At Galway Business School, the Computer Applications course lets you discover a wide range of topics on computer knowledge. This short semester course is ideal for students who are looking to develop their transferable skills for the workplace.

Module Learning Outcomes

This ICT course gives you the knowledge of common computer applications and enable you to develop skills in spreadsheet, database and graphics applications.

On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate practical use of file and information management and navigation as well as the credibility of sources
  • Create professional business documents, spreadsheets and databases
  • Identify different computer technology systems and platforms and how they can be used to achieve specific business goals and create value for a business as well as the challenges of cyber threats
  • Produce presentations using a range of features including visuals that aid communication and decision making as well as define business goals
  • Review similarities and differences in the etiquette and ethics of how technology is used across cultures
    “The course is interesting, an insight to the basics of computing. The lecturers are patient, understanding, with vast knowledge and good attitude. It was a very positive experience. As a learner I found all involved, including Judith, very helpful, diligent & always available to help.” Grainne Whiteside

    Employability Skills

    Dedicated employability skills workshops will be a central part of this programme. These will help and support learners in developing important employability skills and improved awareness of, and access to, available opportunities in the job market. These will be delivered with HR specialists from CV Upgrade who are at the cutting-edge of career coaching and mentoring. The workshops will focus on three different areas of employability:

    ✓ CV Preparation

    ✓ Cover Letters

    ✓ LinkedIn Profile

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