This exciting Level 6 Higher Certificate teaches students about the latest technological developments in the IT industry and presents them with the opportunity to pursue a career in IT or progress onto a higher award in computing at Griffith College.
Designed specifically with the needs of industry in mind, the Higher Certificate in Computing at Griffith College aims to equip students with the fundamentals of computer science. Delivered on a full-time basis, as a graduate of this course, you will:
Sample Timetable - Year 1
Sample Timetable - Year 2
CAO application process - candidates are required to obtain 5 O6/H7 grades, to include a language (English, Irish or another language) and maths (or equivalent).
For Mature, Advanced Entry and Part-Time students - please apply directly and a member of our admissions team will be in contact with you directly. Please see the ‘How to Apply’ tab for more information.
Applicants under 23 years
Applicants under 23 years of age on 1st of January, 2018 must apply through the CAO system www.cao.ie. Please consult the CAO website for information on important dates for 2018 applications.
Applicants over 23 years
Applicants over 23 years of age on 1st January 2018 must apply to Griffith College directly online using the Apply Online facility on the website homepage. Mature applicants will be asked for a copy of their passport.
If English is not your native language, you must show that your English level is of a suitable standard. For further information please contact a member of the Admissions Team.
An Academic Administration Fee of EUR250.00 and a 2% Learner Protection Charge is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below. The fees below relate to Year 1 fees only.
Irish/EU living in Ireland: EUR 5,350.00
Irish/EU living in Ireland: EUR 4,150.00
Irish/EU living in Ireland: EUR 4,200.00
An Academic Administration Fee of EUR250.00 and a 2% Learner Protection Charge is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below.
Non-EU students: a Medical Insurance, Student Services and Administration fee of EUR300 is payable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below.
Non-EU Living in Ireland: EUR 9,400.00
Non-EU living Abroad: EUR 9,400.00
EU Living Abroad: EUR 6,350.00
Non-EU Living in Ireland: EUR 7,000.00
Non-EU living Abroad: EUR 8,000.00
EU living Abroad: EUR 6,000.00
Non-EU Living in Ireland: EUR 5,240.00
EU living Abroad: EUR 4,200.00
Students wishing to pay for their fees monthly may avail of our direct debit scheme. Please download our Fee Payment Information document to review the payment plan schedule and how to apply.
Is your company paying for your course?
They will need to complete a Griffith College Sponsorship Form and send this to the Student Fees Office:
All QQI accredited programmes of education and training of 3 months or longer duration are covered by arrangements under section 65 (4) of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012 whereby, in the event of the provider ceasing to provide the programme for any reason, enrolled learners may transfer to a similar programme at another provider, or, in the event that this is not practicable, the fees most recently paid will be refunded.
Please note that a QQI Award Fee applies in the final year of all QQI courses. To find the relevant fee for your course level, please see the Fees page.
Upon successful completion of the Higher Certificate in Computing, graduates will have the opportunity to progress onto the BSc in Computing or the BSc (Hons) in Computing Science at Griffith College. To discuss the progression options available to you, please contact our admissions team.
On completion of the Higher Certificate in Computing, graduates will have gained invaluable technical skills crucial for a successful career in the ICT sector. Typical roles for our graduates include: