Computer Systems & Networks - level 6

Course Description

15378 - Computer Systems & Networks Level 6 (6M0695)

This course is ideal for those wishing to specialise in computer networking and those wishing to achieve an industry recognised qualification to enhance their job opportunities.

Joseph completed the course with us and shared his experience . . .

I'd been out of education for a couple of years, had moved back to Ireland after some time abroad and wanted to go back to college, but I was worried I would be just a number in a large lecture hall. I was always interested in computers and programming, so I had a meeting in Whitehall College and explained my circumstances. After a year in Whitehall, I got advanced entry into Blanchardstown IT. I was way more prepared than the rest of the students who had completed their first year in the IT due to the smaller classes in Whitehall which allowed for more one-on-one time with the teacher. I switched to Cyber Security and after 3 years in Blanchardstown I graduated and started working in the industry. Since then, I've continued to grow in my career and now I'm a team lead. I credit a lot of my career success to the great foundational knowledge, help, and encouragement I received in Whitehall.


Course Content

  • Physical and Logical Networking
  • Systems Software
  • Network Infrastructure
  • Information Technology Administration
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Mobile Technologies
  • Mathematics

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



Computer Systems and Networks 6M0695 - Level 6

CISCO Academy - CCNA Routing and Switching: Introduction to Networks (Semesters 1 and 2)

Progression / Employment

Graduates who have successfully completed the Level 6 QQI award may be suitable for the

Advanced Entry route to:

  • DIT (Dublin Institute of Technology) Year 2 of Degree in Network Technologies (DT080)
  • ITB( Institute of Technology Blanchardstown) Year 2 of Bachelor of Science in Computing in Information Technology (BN013)

Links to third level from Computer Systems and Networks Level 5 and Level 6 - 6M0695

Entry Requirements

Applicants to this course include applicants who have completed the Computer Systems & Networks Level 5 and other suitable applicants who have completed Level 5 courses within the college and from other external colleges.

Mature applicants welcome.

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.