Computer Applications - 4N1112

The aim of this course is to provide you with an understanding of and practical experience in the use of the common generic applications (i.e. Database, Spreadsheets and Computer Graphics).  It provides an introduction to computer applications which will enable the learner to use the computer in a working environment and to proceed to further modules in each of the applications.

What will I learn?

Learners will: be able to identify applications suitable for database, understand the terms database, file, record, field, data type,  identify a key field, identify possible data types as numeric, character/text, date and logical, access a database system, identify the component parts of a record structure, create a database file from a given structure, enter data, edit data, add new records, add new fields to existing record structure, save a database, recall an existing database, browse the database,  query the database on a single field, organise (sort and/or index) the database on a single field, output data to screen and printer, exit from the database using proper procedures.

  • Classroom-based, face-to-face 'Live Tutor instruction/in a classroom/and online class environment.

  • Workplace learning.

  • Blended learning (hybrid model where a portion of learning is classroom-based and a portion of which is online learning.   

  • During Covid-19 Restrictions all classes are 'Live' Online scheduled weekly classes.

Entry requirements

QQI Level 3 Certificate, or equivalent life/work experience.  It is expected that you will have a range of learning styles, strengths and needs related to the programme and have the capacity to take responsibility for your own learning within the managed classroom and online environment, provided by Lir Business Services & Training Centre.

A competency test may be carried out for English language and literacy and/or computer skills to ensure that you have the skills necessary to complete the programme.

Certification and Assessment

QQI 4N1112 Computer Applications Component Certificate

Learner Progression: Learners who successfully complete this module may use the associated credits towards a relevant Major Award.

When can I start?

See Lir Course Schedule.


A Blended and Online Course with 'Live' Tutor classes, optional Virtual Office Hours and Tutorials.  2 x Workshops over 5 weeks or 8 x Evening Classes plus self-directed learning with online support.

This Programme comprises of 1 module.  The duration of this module is typically 150 hours.  This is a combination of 50 hours of Directed Learning and 100 hours of Self-directed learning.  The 50 hours of Directed Learning takes place in Classroom Attendance and 'Live' Tutor Online Classes.  Self-directed Learning is learner-led, and it includes self-directed study, through Lir eLearning Hub.  This will entail preparation and reflection time on your part.  There are Virtual Office Hours throughout the week also to give you the opportunity of meeting your Tutor online, if you have any queries.

Course Fee
  • Course fee: see Lir Course Schedule or phone Lir Reception (044) 934 2754 for a quote..

  • Payment: 1) in full, or 2) flexi-payments, 3) funding, 4) in-company - separate quote

  • You may qualify for funding by contacting your local Intreo/DSP Office.

Payment Options

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