Information plays a key role in all aspects of life – in business, government, society and the life of the individual. Knowing how to create, manage, share, find and use digital information is more relevant than ever before.
Information & Communication Studies gives you a chance to explore the ways companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Intel, Google and Apple utilise the interplay of people, information, technology and social structures to succeed in today’s digital world.
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.
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|Note: Information for 2020 Entry|
|Old Code||New Code||Award Title|
|5M0536||Computer Systems and Networks|
|5M1761||Intellectual Disability Practice|
|DCHSC||5M2009||Early Childhood Care and Education|
|BCCOX||5M2071||Contact Centre Operations|
|ELESX||5M2073||Language and European Studies|
|ECHSX||5M2154||Cultural and Heritage Studies|
|EASSX||5M2181||Applied Social Studies|
|5M2767||Logistics and Distribution|
|EETXX||5M3635||Education and Training|
|DCHSX||5M4468||Community Health Services|
|DTXXX||5M5011||Tourism with Business|
|5M5165||Trade Union Studies|
|6M0695||Computer Systems and Networks|
|DCXXX||6M2007||Early Childhood Care and Education|
|6M20496||Digital Media Production|
|6M2115||Supervisory Management for Manufacturing|
|6M2218||Social and Vocational Integration|
|6M2263||Inclusive Education and Training|
|6M2382||Telecommunications Access Networks Technology|
|6M3115||Information, Advice and Advocacy|
|6M4749||Leisure Facility Supervisory Management|
|6M4978||Health Services Supervisory Management Skills|
|6M5012||Tourism with Business|
|BITSX||6M5014||International Contact Centre Service|
|6M5147||Sports, Recreation and Exercise|
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The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
The Linguistic's interests are usually focused on ideas and information exchange. They tend to like reading a lot, and enjoy discussion about what has been said. Some will want to write about their own ideas and may follow a path towards journalism, story writing or editing. Others will develop skills in other languages, perhaps finding work as a translator or interpreter. Most Linguistic types will enjoy the opportunity to teach or instruct people in a topic they are interested in.
Information & Social Computing is relevant for careers in:
- Web design and development
- Knowledge management
- Social media
- Social computing
- User experience design
- Investigative research
- Digital marketing