Liffey College provides computer and business certificate and diploma courses, and it is located on Francis Street in Dublin 8, just a short walk from the vibrant Temple Bar area in the city centre. At Liffey College, we are committed to helping our students achieve their academic and career goals. Our college enhances student learning and personal development by creating conditions that motivate and inspire students to devote time and energy to educationally-purposeful activities both inside and outside the classroom.
Advanced Diploma in Professional Computing & Information Processing:
The Advanced Diploma in Professional Computing & Information Processing
- Managing Computer Systems
- Hardware & Operating Systems
- Feasibility Study
(The ICM Advanced Diploma in Professional Computing & Information Processing is awarded on completion of all Part 3 subjects).
Course Duration: One year of full-time study.
Diploma in Professional Computing & Information Processing - ICM:
The Certificate in Professional Computing & Information Processing - Part 1:
- Information Processing
- General Purpose Software
- Numeracy & Statistics
(The ICM Certificate in Professional Computing & Information Processing is awarded on completion of all Part 1 subjects)
The Diploma in Professional Computing & Information Processing - Part 2
- Number & Logic
- Systems Analysis
- Programming Project
Advanced Diploma for IT Users - City & Guilds:
This Advanced Diploma course is placed at Level 5 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).
IT Principles 3 (041) (paired with 141): This module enables the learner to carry out the following tasks:
- Plan and cost for hardware acquisition (including interpreting specifications
- Plan and cost for application acquisition (including ensuring a match between the hardware and software requirements)
- Plan, use, and maintain files and directory structures on networks
- Using networks to gather, collate, and distribute information
- Identify health and safety issues and good practice (including ergonomics and the dangers of repetitive strain injuries).
Assessment of this module is through a multiple choice examination carried out online. This module is normally delivered through a 9 week schedule.
Designing and producing documents and templates (042): In this module, the learner gains the skills and knowledge to manage documentation in an organised and structured manner through:
- Designing and planning new documents using templates
- Producing new documentation templates
- Editing existing documentation to create new templates
- Checking documents to ensure they conform to the required specification
- Saving and printing documents
This module is assessed through the production of an assignment. This module is normally delivered through a 9 week schedule.
Designing and producing spreadsheets to analyse information (043): In this module, learners progress to the stage where they can use a spreadsheet to analyse the information contained in it. Skills learned in this module include:
- The design of multipage spreadsheets to satisfy the user needs
- Data input, testing, and documentation
- Problem solving spreadsheets
- Importing and configuring data from other sources
- Use of functions and calculations
- Embedding macros in spreadsheets
Diploma for IT Users - City & Guilds:
IT Principles 2 (021)(paired with 121): In this module the learner is introduced to the skills required to:
- Prepare peripheral devices and hardware (including driver software, hard drives and other storage media, setting up printers, and installing other input/output devices)
- Maintain directory/folder structures (including network folders, copying and pasting files and folders, recovering deleted files, using search facilities, and creating backup copies)
- Use of the operating environment (including toolbar and menu configuration, navigating files and documents, printer selection and setup, accessing shared data, configuring rights and permissions, verifying time and date settings, and hardware integrity testing)
- Identify health and safety issues and good practice (including the maintenance of a safe working environment, visual safety, and ergonomics for sitting and manual handling)
- Assessment of this module is carried out through a multiple choice examination held online.
Using word processing software to adapt and merge documents (022): In this module the learner is introduced to the more advanced skills required to:
- Plan and produce new documents (including the different layouts for letters, memos, reports, produce final documentation to printers and mail merge, and insertion of graphics and tables
- Produce new documents using templates, headers and footers
- Produce new documents using mail merge facilities where the final documents can be printed or emailed to clients
- Edit existing documents where formatting is changed, data sources are filtered or changed, and where graphic content is added.
Assessment of this module is carried out through the completion of an assignment. This module is delivered typically over a 9 week schedule.
Designing and creating spreadsheets (023): In this module, the learner gains the skills to accomplish the following:
- Design a spreadsheet to meet a given specification (including data input forms, columns and row naming, absolute and relative sheet and cell references, worksheets, and hidden/protected cells, and performing calculations using formulas)
- Input and test a spreadsheet (including entering titles and headings, entering formulas and functions, using the split/freeze function and testing the functionality of a spreadsheet in terms of expected outcomes.
- Link, importing, and extracting data (including copying values and formulas from one spreadsheet to another, creating cell references to link spreadsheets, importing data, and saving spreadsheets with version control)
- Producing graphs and charts (including pie charts, bar graphs, column charts, line graphs, and X&Y scatter graphs)
- Exporting and printing spreadsheets
Certificate for IT Users - City & Guilds:
IT Principles 1 (001) (paired with 101): This Core Unit introduces the learner to the following key topics
- Computer Hardware introduction
- How to use the operating environment
- An introduction to the systems applications and tools
- How to use file management utilities for directories and folders
- An introduction to information networks
- Health and safety issues and good practice when using computers
This module is typically delivered over an 8 week schedule. Assessment of this module is carried out through a 1 hour multiple choice examination which is carried out on-line with City and Guilds.
Producing simple word processed documents (002): This optional unit introduces the learner to the key concepts of word processing and includes the following:
- Preparing new documents
- Producing new documents
- Editing new documents
- Checking documents using spell and grammar check utilities
- Saving and printing new documents
This module is typically delivered over a 8 week schedule. Assessment of this module is through an assignment where the learner has to prepare a set of letters and documents.
Producing simple spreadsheets (003): This second optional module introduces the learner to the key concepts of how to use a spreadsheet application (such as MS Excel). Key concepts covered include:
- Basic use of a spreadsheet application
- Layout and design of a simple spreadsheet
- How to input data into a basic spreadsheet
- Editing spreadsheets and modifying cells and ranges of cell
- How to save, retrieve, and print contents of a spreadsheet file
Additionally:- Certificate & diploma business courses
- English language courses:
General English (IESOL) - City & Guilds:
- Preliminary (A1) (8984-71)
- Access (A2) (8984-72)
- Achiever (B1) (8984-73)
- Communicator (B2) (8984-74)
- Expert (C1) (8984-75)
- Mastery (C2) (8984-76)
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