Part-Time Computer Courses

QQI Accredited BTEI (Back To Education Initiative) Programme

Our part-time programme is divided into two streams, a Beginners Computers course at QQI Level 3 and an Intermediate Computers course at QQI Level 4, and tuition is free to people or their spouses who are in receipt of a Social Welfare payment for both of these courses.

We also have a separate part time Design Skills and Digital Fabrication course that is approximately 10 weeks long and covers basic design techniques and learning how to use 3D printing technology and other fabrication methods.

Below are further details about our BTEI programme courses.

Beginners (Level 3)

Beginners QQI Level 3  – September – May.
The course runs for four days a week (Mon-Thurs 10am- 12:30pm) for each module (usually 4 weeks) and covers the following :

  • Internet Skills
  • Word Processing
  • Spreadsheets
  • Communications
  • Computer Literacy
  • Maths

Completion of the course will lead to a QQI full award in Information and Communications Technology

Intermediate QQI Level 4 (January – December)

Course runs Monday to Friday from 10am to 1pm (No classes during school holidays).

Each module listed below takes approximately 3 weeks to complete:

  • Information Technology Skills
  • Word Processing
  • Spreadsheet Methods
  • Communications
  • Database Methods
  • Mathematics
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Work Experience
  • Web Design

Upon successful completion of all modules, learners will achieve a QQI Level 4 Major Award in Information and Communication Technology Skills.



Design Skills and Digital Fabrication (Level 5)

  • The History of Design.
  • Understanding and Interpreting Design Briefs.
  • The Concepts of Design Practice.
  • Material and Manufacturing Processes.
  • The Tools of Visualisation and Presentation.
  • 2D and 3D Computer Aided Design.
  • Digital Fabrication Tools and Fab Labs.


Design Skills QQI Course Flyer

Applications for part-time courses are accepted throughout the year.


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Supported and funded by MSLETB