General Studies with Computer Applications - 5M3114
This course provides the ideal starting point for learners who are keen to progress to 3rd level education. It is suitable for those who may be undecided as to the programme they wish to pursue and those who may wish to return to education.
Support progression to 3rd level education
Facilitate the learner to participate in and understand the disciplines of study, research and writing at 3rd level by developing critical research and inquiry skills
Facilitate the learner to further develop his/her interpersonal, team working, problem solving and time management skills
Provide the student with the knowledge and skills to use a range of common computer applications
Research and Study Skills 5N3113
Personal & Professional Development 5N2985
Database methods 5N0783
Information and Communication Systems 5N1952
Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977
The Internet 5N1611
Word Processing 5N1358
IT Skills 4N1125 and Computer Applications 4N1112
Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied, or equivalent.
Mature applicants welcome.
Student Services Fee: €175
DES Programme Participation Contribution: €200
QQI Certification Fee: €50
GTI has developed a style of teaching to meet the needs of a diverse community of learners. We make extensive use of advanced multimedia and internet based technologies to bring subject matter to life and to ensure effective learning. Whenever possible, we use a Learn-by-Doing approach to make the learning experience more realistic and enjoyable. We provide learning supports that are tailored to the needs of individual learners.
To progress to higher education. To work in the general IT applications area.
Students who successfully complete the course may gain entry to Third Level Institutes and Colleges through the Higher Education Links Scheme.
Progression from 5M3114 to NUIG Arts GY101 plus all GMIT courses apart from Nursing.
The most up-to-date information on Higher Education Links is located at CAO website. Click here for details of CAO Requirements Lookup
The course is of one year's duration, commencing in September and finishing in May.
Students can access our part time programmes at a reduced rate.