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Computer Essentials

The Computer Essentials module covers the main concepts and skills needed for using devices, computers, ICT, and software effectively.

Using computers in the workplace is now a common occurrence. Knowing how to manage computers, devices, and data securely and effectively is a valuable skill for workers.

This module is suitable for a wide range of candidates who want to be able to take advantage of technology. It covers a range of main skills on computers, such as changing settings, creating and managing files, connecting to a network, and securing data.

What will I learn?
What will I learn?

Successful candidates will be able to: 

  • Understand key concepts relating to ICT, computers, devices and software. 

  • Start up and shut down a computer. 

  • Work effectively on the computer desktop using icons, windows. 

  • Adjust the main operating system settings and use built-in help features. 

  • Create a simple document and print an output. 

  • Know about the main concepts of file management and be able to efficiently organise files and folders. 

  • Understand key storage concepts and use utility software to compress and extract large files. 

  • Understand network concepts and connection options and be able to connect to a network. 

  •  Understand the importance of protecting data and devices from malware and of backing up data. 

  • Recognise considerations relating to green IT, accessibility and user health.

Online eLearning
Entry requirements
  • Leaving Certificate or equivalent, fluency in the English language and intermediate computer literacy level are required.

  • You will be required to complete and pass a basic IT Literacy entry quiz at the start of the course, if you do not pass the quiz you will not be able to continue with the programme.

  • All students should have access to a PC or laptop running a supported version of Windows (e.g Windows 10)Apple/Android devices are not supported and cannot be used for this course.

  • A broadband connection is essential to stream video content.

  • You require a web browser to view content and access web platforms. You will receive an Office 365 licence to use for the duration of the course.

Certification and Assessment

Certificate of Completion

When can I start?
Course Fee
Module Brochure

Payment Options

Payment in full through Lir Shop, or by secure Payment Link

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