Computer Systems & Networks - Level 5

Course Description

15377 - Computer Systems & Networks Level 5 (5M0536)

This course is designed to introduce the learner to the fundamentals of installation, configuration and maintenance of computer systems and basic networks.  It also facilitates progression in education including further and higher, education or training.


Course Content

  • Communications
  • Computer Systems Hardware
  • Maths for I.T.
  • Mobile Technologies
  • Networking Essentials
  • Operating Systems
  • Programming & Design Principles
  • Work Experience

Please note that the combination of components outlined above may be subject to revision.



QQI Level 5 Computer Systems & Networks award (5M0536)

CISCO Academy - CCNA (Semesters 1 and 2)


Progression / Employment

At the end of this course students have the option to apply for the Computer Systems & Networks Level 6 course within the College.  On successful completion of the Level 6 course students may be eligible for advanced entry to third level.

Students interested in attending a Third Level College may also avail of this option through the Higher Education Links Scheme. 

Links from Computer Systems and Networks 5M0536  

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied. 

Mature applicants welcome.

All applicants will be interviewed.

Applicants will be asked for one written reference, copy EU Passport or GNIB card or Irish Residence Permit or Labour Market Permission letter

For applicants whose first language is not English, evidence of English language proficiency may be required.  If appropriate, Whitehall College of Further Education will conduct an English language assessment.