Computer Science Pre-University

If you are looking for a comprehensive grounding in computing, then this is the course for you. Pre-university Computer Science will help you towards a career in technical support, networking, cyber security, computer maintenance, sales and/or marketing and customer support. This course is an excellent choice for progression to higher education – Level 7/8 qualifications in Computer Science and related spheres.

Through a combination of practical and theoretical learning, you will gain experience of computer maintenance, hardware, software, and network management as well as programming systems and ICT security. This course encourages you to develop transferrable skills which can be employed across a wide discipline of areas. Skills such as problem-solving, communication and team working underpin this course.

What Makes This Course Special

  • Step-up to HE
  • Learn with expert staff
  • Get ‘hands-on’ experience
  • Apply ICT theory to practical tasks
  • Lead your own practical projects in problem solving and solutions
  • Direct to work options

Course Content

  •  Computer Systems Hardware
  • ICT Security Policy and Management
  • Maths for IT
  • Networking Essentials
  • Programming and Design Principles
  • Operating Systems
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Progress to further study and careers including:

  • IT Technical Support
  • Network Support
  • Computer Manufacturing
  • End User Support
  • Cyber Security
  • Financial Institutions
  • Computer Sales and Marketing
  • Call Centres
  • Business
  • Technical Support


When I attended the Pre-University Computer Science course, I found myself immersed in a professional environment in which I learned a great deal of both practical skills and theoretical concepts. I learned skills that stood to me when I went on to university. I can thoroughly recommend this course to anyone interested in the field.


Entry Requirements


  •  QQI Level 5 Certificate in Computer Systems and Networks 5M0536


  • All course fees, from registration to exams and awarding body fees as well as course materials and equipment are covered.
    (see costs, fees and finance)

Garda Vetting
See the Garda Vetting details on the Entry Requirements Page

PLSS Code: 415211

Coordinator: Mary Collins

Course is subject to minimum enrolment. The programme content shown is indicative and is subject to change according to Awarding Body requirements as well as enrolment and resources.