Computer and Business Studies Course
Times Monday – Friday 9.30 am – 2.45 pm (September – June)
Certification QQI Information Processing 5M2067
Swinford VTOS aims to provide a learning environment which is stimulating on an intellectual, creative and entrepreneurial level. This learning environment is cultivated by the co-ordinator, teachers and auxiliary staff of the Centre to encourage each student to develop to their full potential.
Classes are available in a range of subjects including business, computer applications and office skills, all of which are relevant to employers and the world of work today. This course is also a valuable stepping stone to progress to further education.
The emphasis in the first year of the programme is to build a solid foundation in subjects including word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation skills, keyboarding, and English (communications). This is used as a basis for participants to progress to more intensive study in the second year. No prior knowledge in computer applications, keyboarding etc is expected.
The course is full-time and involves your commitment 5 days per week from 9.30 am to 2.45 pm daily from September to June. While there are some examinations, much of your course work is based on assignments and skills demonstrations.
VTOS Swinford, as well as catering for the academic needs of the student also provides a social element to the course with trips, inter-centre quizzes and outings. Many students make life-long friends while on the course.
Year 1 – Introduction to Computer Applications and Business
Word Processing Keyboarding Skills Presentation Skills
Spreadsheet Customer Service Business Skills
Database Office Skills Email & Internet