Computer Literacy QQI Component Level 3

QQI Code: 3N0881

Award Type: Component Award

Award Level: Level 3 on the National Framework of Qualifications

Course Overview

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to describe the role of computers in everyday life and to operate a personal computer safely in a supervised environment.

Course Objectives:

1.  To introduce the learner to computers

2. To give the learner confidence in using and understanding computers

3. To introduce the learner to computer terminology and computer components

4.  To give the learner confidence in connecting up all components of a computer

5.  To support the learner to correctly start up and shutdown a computer independently.

6.  To enable learner to understand basic ergonomic and health and safety around using a


7. To understand the impact of computer in everyday life.

8. To introduce the learner to basic fie management

9.  To allow the learner to access and use basic elements of software applications

e.g. Microsoft  Word, Microsoft Outlook (Email), Internet Explorer (The Internet) etc.

Assessment: Portfolio / Collection of Work 60%

Skills Demonstration 40%

Preferred entry level and entry requirements: No previous qualifications are required

Note: Protection for Enrolled Learners is not required as this course is less than 3 months in duration.

Course Duration: 5 x 3.5 Hour classes (9.30 am - 1.00 pm)

Cost: €185

Start Date: 15th September 2015