CompTIA A+ (CISCO IT Essentials)

Type of Course
NFQ Level
Start Date


Course Duration

15 Weeks

Course Fees
€1063.00 (Part-Time)

How to Apply

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Admission Test (When Needed)
Personal Interview
Final Committee Decision

Is for individuals who are...

Interested in achieving the QQI Certificate in IT Essentials Level 6 and prepare for the CompTIA/CISCO A+ Qualification.

Searching for a course that leads to an exciting career in computer technology and a clearly defined career path with the opportunity to progress to higher education.

Looking for...

A Certificate that provides an introduction to the technical skills needed to help meet the growing demand for entry-level ICT Professionals.

Learners will have the skills and knowledge required to take the CompTIA A+/Cisco IT Essentials 5.0 examinations.

To Become...

A Network Engineer
A Field Service Technician
A Desktop Support Analyst
A Help Desk Support

Build Your Path To Success

01. Achieve Valuable IT Qualifications

Dorset College is accredited by QQI Quality and Qualifications Ireland, CISCO and CompTIA so you can feel confident that these Awards which are industry-led will provide the recognition you need to progress in your chosen field.

02. Great IT Career

Maximise your career potential as you grow in confidence learning about Information Technology with Qualifications that will set you on your way to a successful career in IT or progress to professional or degree programmes.

03. Excellent Teachers

Learn from friendly and highly qualified industry-experienced teachers who will guide and support you in your development and preparation for the professional examinations and to avail of opportunities in the IT Industry.

04. Knowledge and Experience

Enrich your learning experience in a diverse student community. A friendly welcoming student-centered learning environment with small class sizes, hands-on labs and teachers who support, mentor and guide you to achieve your goals.

Programme Details

Entry Requirements

Pass Leaving Certificate or QQI Level 5 Major Award in Information Technology or international equivalent.

ECDL Standard of Computer Skills.

The course is open to all with relevant life/work experience.

English Language Proficiency Test where deemed appropriate or an IELTS score of 6.0.

Indicative Schedule

Start Date:  24/03/20
End Date: 30/06/20
Evening: Tuesday
Time: 18.30 - 21.30 p.m.
Duration: 15 Weeks + 2 Saturdays

Programme Modules

Lecturer Profiles

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Programme Fees


Additional Information

Exam fees of €395.00 are to be paid separately, post registration. This fee covers €85.00 for a QQI exam and two CompTIA Exams at €155.00 each.

Application Process

A deposit of €350.00 is required to secure a place on this Course. The deposit or if you wish full payment of fees can be paid online. When we have received and reviewed your application the college will be in contact with you to discuss next steps.