Further Education

Further Education 2022-2023

Computer Support Technician 5M0536

This course is suitable for students who are looking for a career with a comprehensive grounding in computing. It will develop your knowledge and skills in programming and mobile app development as well as computer systems and architecture, operating systems and networking technologies.

This course is designed to

This course is designed to troubleshoot and resolve technical and issues in an organisations IT infrastructure. Students will study a wide range of hardware and software subjects in order to assess and fix IT issues.

Course Content

•5N0690 Communications

•5N0548 Computer Systems Hardware

•5N18396Mathematics for Information Technology

•5N0580 Mobile Technologies

•5N2929 Networking Essentials

•5N2928 Operating Systems

•5N2927 Programming & Design Principles

•5N1367 Teamworking

•5N1356 Work Experience

•5N2434 Virtualisation Support

•5N0583 ICT Security Policy and Management

*subject to change

Entry Requirements

•Leaving Certificate or Equivalent

•Pre Guidance Session

•Mature Applicants Welcome

How the course is taught

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.


Student Service Fee: €175

QQI Certification Fee: €50

Total: €225

Career Opportunities

Computer maintenance and technical support


QQI Level 5 Award in Computer Systems and Networks 5M0536


The programme commences in September each year and concludes in May of the following year.

For more information

Contact email john.feeney@gretb.ie

Adult Education / Part-time Programmes

Full-time registered students of GTI may access a range of adult education courses at a reduced fee.

Please note

GTI reserves the right to make changes, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No parts of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the institute and a student of third party.