Award Title: FETAC/QQI Level 6 Certificate in Electronic Technology
QQI Code: CETXX
Duration: 1 Year
Students should have successfully completed an appropriate FETAC/QQI Level 5 course such as Electronic Technology - Robotics or Engineering Technology, both available at Cavan Institute. Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet this entry requirement but can demonstrate industry experience. This course may also be of interest to graduates with qualifications in non-computer disciplines who wish to pursue training in this area.
This course prepares students for a variety of technical and/or management careers in the electronics and engineering sectors. Students develop the necessary knowledge, skills and competence to work independently and within a team environment in a supervisory capacity.
Telecommunications is a rapidly expanding sector worldwide. Many opportunities exist in the design, production, installation and maintenance of equipment used in the communications industry (e.g., transmitters, aerials, components used by satellite, cellular radio and broadband networks) and the computer industry (e.g., programmable logic controllers).
Graduates are eligible to apply through the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Institutes of Technology and Universities (please check with the particular institution regarding local eligibility requirements.