QQI Level 5 Major award (CELTX) in Electronic Technology
Learners will be given hands-on experience of electronic and electrical equipment, whilst learning relevant techniques and processes. Using the computer as a tool for electronic engineers is emphasised throughout the course.
Learners are encouraged to engage in research and solutions-focused activities. They are also provided with the essential theoretical knowledge necessary to understand electronic and electrical principles.
• Leaving Certificate: Five passes at Ordinary Level, or
• Leaving Certificate Applied, or
• QQI/FETAC Level 4 award, or
• Others, including mature students are assessed individually, and
• Personal interview
Principal Area of Study
Electronics and Digital Electronics, Communications, Work Experience, Web Authoring, System Maintenance, 3D Computer Modelling and Animation, Mathematics, Computer and Network Systems Maintenance.
Career Opportunities and Progression
This course offers progression options for learners to programmes in Universities and Institutes of Technology. Third-level institutes also reserve a number of places on degree courses for mature learners (over the age of 23). Learners must apply to each institute individually.
Learners who complete this major QQI award at Level 5 are eligible to apply through the CAO system for entry into participating courses in the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS). A limited number of places are available and applicants are ranked according to results achieved in their QQI major award.
Graduates from this course have secured employment in computer and electronic supply companies, as junior technicians with customer advice roles, and assisting with repairs duties. They have also secured places in DIT, ITB & ITT in a wide variety of programmes.