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 18 weeks 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, offered through the free Springboard initiative, will highlight important issues associated with ICT such as legal, health and security issues.

  • Duration

    One semester

  • Next Start Date

    2nd February 2021

  • Mode

    Part-time evening

  • ECTS

    5

  • Assessment

    Continuous Assessment & Exam

  • Level

    National Framework of Qualifications Level 6

  • Minimum English Level

    IELTS Level 6.0 or equivalent

  • Accrediting Body

    GBS & Quality and Qualifications Ireland

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.

The module course is offered through the Springboard initiative. This course is free for eligible jobseekers, returners, carers and those who are formerly self-employed and offered at a significantly subsidised rate (90%) to eligible applicants in employment via the Higher Education Authority Springboard+ initiative.

Read more about the Springboard scheme here.

Module Learning Outcomes

This ICT Springboard 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 management and navigation on a PC
  • Define a range of technical terms in the field of ICT
  • Create professional business documents
  • Produce presentations using a range of features
  • Demonstrate competent use of the internet, web and e-mail.
  • Apply calculations to business data and produce a range of charts


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