NCI’s Higher Certificate in Business Computing is an ideal starting point to your studies as it offers a clear path into the BSc (Hons) in Technology Management degree at National College of Ireland and other institutions.
This full-time course will also give you the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue a professional career in the information and communications technology (ICT) and business sector in both Irish and multinational companies. A student will possess the appropriate combination of conceptual and practical skills in the relevant technical subjects as well as a range of supporting application and business modules.
On completion of this two-year course, you will have highly valued expertise in software applications, software development, human resource management and marketing.
As a graduate of this computing course you will:
This course will be particularly appealing
to students who are unsure about
enrolling in a degree programme initially
and see the Higher Certificate as a
progression route to a degree at a later
stage. The course is for school leavers,
mature students and graduates of QQI
level 5/6 programmes.
Minimum entry requirements are a grade O6/H7 or above in
five subjects. A minimum of grade O6/H7 must be obtained in
English. A grade O6/H7 must be obtained in Mathematics.
Mature applicants, applicants with a disability or those applying through DARE or HEAR can find out more information on the application process.
This is a two-year higher certificate in NCI’s School of Computing. The course is run over four semesters with continuous assessment held throughout the course and examinations at the end of each semester. On completion, you will receive a QQI Higher Certificate in Science in Business Computing at level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications.
For information on the modules taught on this course view our module descriptors.
The course provides an excellent basis for starting work in a variety of roles within business, commercial or public sector bodies. This programme will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to build a successful career in the business world.
Upon successful completion of the
Higher Certificate in Business Computing,
graduates can gain entry into year three
of the BSc (Honours) in Technology Management (subject to availability of
This course qualifies under the Free Fees Initiative and Student Grant Scheme.
The points for this course in 2017 were 231.
The CAO course code is NC104.
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