Computing and Electronic Technology


One Year Full-time


Level 5 QQI Award Electronic Technology (CELTX)

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:
• Leaving Certificate Established/
• Leaving Certificate Applied
• Relevant QQI Level 4 Award
• Mature applicants are welcome

Course Modules

• Analogue Electronics
• Electronics and Digital
• PCB Design and Fabrication
• System Maintenance
• Control Systems
• Computer Programming
• Communications
• Work Experience
• Mathematics

Other Certification

  • CompTIA Certification (Optional)


Progression Opportunities

DFEi:Graduates may progress to the Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Computing and Electronic Technology at DFEi

Elsewhere:Graduates are eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to a range of higher certificates 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 Computer Science (DN201)
Bachelor of Science (DN200)
University College Dublin
Bachelor of Arts (MH101)
BSc in Computer Science and
Software Engineering (MH601/2)
BSc in Multimedia Mobile and
Web Development (MH601/2)
National University of Ireland Maynooth
BSc in Creative Media Technologies (DL835)
BSc in Creative Computing (DL836)
Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art Design
and Technology
BEng in Electronics and
Communications Engineering (DT008)
BTech in Networking Technologies (DT080)
Dublin Institute of 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.