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Everyday Computer Tasks

It is designed to develop skills in data entry, word processing, and using the internet.

Minor Award New for 2024

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Course Overview

Everyday Computer Tasks for Beginners. The purpose of this award is to equip the applicant with the knowledge, skill and competence to use applications in information technology. It is designed to develop skills in data entry, word processing, and using the internet.

The course is scheduled to run 2 evenings a week, Tuesday and Thursday from 6.30pm to 9.30pm for 10 weeks.

Please note: All applicants must have competent written and spoken English (CEFR B1 or Higher).

What are the entry requirements?

  • Applicants should have a standard of knowledge, skill and competence equivalent to NFQ Level 3 when accessing a Level 4 programme. Applicants may have participated in primary and secondary education although no formal qualifications are required.
  • Must have a motivation to learn, an interest in the subject and the ability to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies set out in the course.
  • Must be able to demonstrate a moderate range of knowledge, skills and competencies relevant to the course.
  • Be able to work with responsibility and demonstrate the ability to work on their own initiative.

What will I study?

  • Explain a range of information technology concepts and terminology to include computer, computer hardware components, system and application software, input devices, output devices, data storage devices, bytes, files, folder/directory, drives, memory, LAN, WAN, and the internet
  • Describe the impact of information technology on personal life and working or community life
  • Manage files, folders or directories using a range of common file management features to include create, rename, delete, copy, move, locate and save to range of drives
  • Use a data entry application to enter data using text, alpha, numeric and special characters to a minimum speed of 15 words per minute
  • Access a word processing package to open a file, enter and edit text by inserting and deleting characters, words, sentences and paragraphs
  • Format text using a range of format tools to include joining and splitting, line spacing, indentation, justifying and alignment
  • Enhance text using a range of enhancement tools to include bold, underline, italicize, font and font size
  • Edit a block of text using a range of editing tools to include move, copy and delete
  • Navigate specific internet sites through a browser with specific links identified
  • Use a range of functions in a webmail application to create, reply, cc, bcc, and add attachments to emails Assessment General Information
  • Manage a personal email account to include inbox, read/unread, deleted items, trash, drafts, and contacts/address book
  • Produce an accurate hard copy of a 50-70-word document by proof reading, and using spell check, save, and print features
  • Produce a hard copy of specific information located on the internet.

What is the certification?

QQI Level 4 Minor Award in Information Technology Skills (4N1125)

What is the cost?

Fees apply to all part-time programmes.

A fee waiver is in place for applicants in receipt of a qualifying social welfare payment. You can check your fee waiver eligibility with Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP), INTREO or your Local Employment Service (LES) office.

Still have questions?

Contact our Kerry College Admissions Offices – Tralee on 066 714 9696, Killarney on 064 662 2593 or [email protected]

Part-time Courses - FAQs

FET is short for Further Education & Training. Kerry College is an integrated college of FET. This means we do both progression-focused further education programmes and a range of employment-focused skills training programmes.

We enroll twice each year - January and September.

Part-time programmes run on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings, Friday afternoons, Saturday mornings, and increasingly online.

This depends on the course you choose. 

Some courses have long waiting lists, others - not so much. Places are filled on a first-come, first-served basis so the best advice we can offer is to apply in plenty of time.

We enroll over 1000 applicants to our part-time courses each year - so it's always busy.

As places are offered based on the date of application, our team could be working their way down through the list.

That said, always check.

You can call Mary on our Part-time courses team at 066-7149696.

Although all of our part-time courses are fee-paying, we do have a DEASP Fee Waiver in place for those in receipt of a qualifying social welfare payment. 

This is subject to a waiting list and demand for course places.

Most part-time courses run at Kerry College are Minor awards.

A Minor award is commonly referred to as a module - but also as a component certificate or a certificate of unit credit.

These single 'modules' may be completed and certificated individually. All minor awards are linked to a major award that allows learners to collect and build their minor awards and work towards gaining a major award.

Applications for all part-time programmes should be made online - via the Kerry College website or www.fetchcourses.ie

FETCH COURSES is the national application system for all FET course applications. 

All new applicants must set up a free account on www.fetchcourses.ie. You must use this to apply for all further education and training progarmmes anywhere in Ireland. 

For existing Fetch Courses account holders, login and apply as before. 

You can reset your password using your email or mobile phone. When you do, make sure you keep it for future reference.

Bear in mind, FETCH uses your PPS number to identify you - so although you might be able to set up a second account - it won't work properly.

If you're still stuck, contact our Admissions team on 066-714 96 96

No, aside from the DEASP Fee Waiver, all part-time courses are fee-paying.

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