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Computer & Office Skills with ECDL

VTOS - free programme


This one year full time course at QQI Level 4 is designed to equip VTOS students with a range of computer and office skills.

Entry Requirements

No formal education or qualifications are required.  A standard of knowledge, skill and competence equivalent to NFQ Level 3.

VTOS Eligibiliity

Course Content

ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence)

  • Computer Essentials
  • Word Processing
  • Excel Spreadsheets 
  • Powerpoint Presentations
  • IT Security
  • Access Databases
  • Online Essentials

Candidates receive an ECDL Version 6 Certificate from ICS Skills

QQI Level 4/5 in

  • Business English  (4N1108)
  • General Office Skills  (4N1116)
  • Deskop Publishing  (5N0785)
  • Communications  (5N0690)
  • Mathematics (4N1987)
  • Data Entry (4N113)
  • Word Processing (4N1123)

You can join VTOS if:

1. you are aged 21 years or over and:
2. currently in receipt of one of the following

*Jobseeker’s Benefit or Jobseeker’s Allowance or signing for credits for at least 6 months or 
• Getting One-Parent Family Payment, Disability Allowance, Illness Benefit* or Invalidity Pension for at least 6 months or 
• Getting Blind Pension, Deserted Wife’s Allowance/Benefit, Widow's, Widower’s or Surviving Civil Partner’s Contributory Pension, Widow's, Widower’s or Surviving Civil Partner’s Non-Contributory Pension or Prisoner’s Wife’s Allowance for at least 6 months (conditions may apply in the case of these payments) or 
• A dependent spouse, civil partner or cohabitant of an eligible person 
• A person who received statutory redundancy but who has not been in receipt of a qualifying payment for the required period. 
Periods spent on FET training courses, Community Employment Schemes, Job Initiative, Youthreach programmes and time in prison can count towards the qualifying period.
* If you are claiming Illness Benefit, you should contact your local social welfare office about exemption/entitlement to continuation of your Illness Benefit payment.


QQI Level 4 & 5 Minor Awards and ECDL

For further information contact:

Sylvia Caffrey, VTOS Co-ordinator,

Telephone: 01 - 8371692

Email: sylvia.caffrey@plunket.cdetb.ie




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