Advanced Certificate in Computing and Electronic Technology


One Year Full-time


Level 6 QQI Award Electronic Technology (CETXX)

Course Aims

These courses are designed to give learners a firm foundation in the skills required to work or study in the electronics industry. Learners will study computer programming and implement circuits in real time applications and design, build and test their own embedded control systems. Learners will study PC construction, installation and maintenance and are prepared for the internationally recognised CompTIA+ award. These courses are supported by FIT (Fast Track into IT) which is a unique IT led initiative that offers learners the opportunity to acquire essential skills to gain employment in the thriving IT sector. Learners are given training in job interview techniques and CV preparation. Visits to companies are also organised by FIT with a view to possible internships.

Course Requirements

One of the following:
• Level 5 QQI Award
  in Information
  Technology or
  Electronic Technology
• Other relevant Level 5
  QQI Award
• Applications are
  welcome from
  learners with relevant
  experience in this area

Course Modules

  • Advanced Analogue Electronics
  • Advanced Digital Electronics
  • Electrical Principles
  • Instrumentation and Robotics
  • Microprocessors
  • Networks
  • Windows Programming
  • Communications
  • Mathematics (optional)

Other Certification

  • CompTIA Certification (Optional)


Progression Opportunities

Graduates are eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme  to a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at both Universities and Institutes of Technology.


Due to ongoing developments in QQI, award names and content are subject to change.

Higher Education Links Scheme


BSc in Computing (TA322)
Institute of Technology Tallaght
BEng in Computer Engineering in Mobile Systems (BN117)
Blanchardstown Institute of Technology
BSc in Creative Media Technologies (DL835)
Advanced entry into 2nd year
Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology

For details of the above and all other progression routes to the Institutes of Technology and the Universities visit and or contact the Admissions Office of the relevant Higher Education Institution.


Career Paths

Graduates have found employment in diverse areas such as:network support, software development, electronic service technician, test and repair technician, electronic and computer engineering, access control installation, self-employment.