Online course Part-time course
Modular Diploma in Networking Technology and Security

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Funded by the Government of Ireland as part of the July Stimulus Higher Education Provision

Diploma in Networking Technology And Security Course Overview and Audience

A ‘Difficult to Fill Vacancies’ Report, published by SOLAS in 2019 indicated  that greater than 50% of the recruitment agencies surveyed reported difficulty in filling vacancies in technology related disciplines including networking and systems security positions. The Network Technology and Security module in this course will allow participants to apply learned physical concepts of standard networking to wireless and mobile networking, the knowledge required for the implementation of a modern secured network. The content of this course mirrors the current needs of a robust, secure and scalable implementation for organisations.

This modular skills course will appeal to a range of adult learners who may or may not be currently in employment and wish to up-skill, or returners and other groups who may wish to re-skill and are seeking to develop their knowledge in Networking on a flexible modular basis. It will also give those working in IT helpdesk administration a knowledge of networking and cloud computing which will help enable them to advance their careers in this area.

This CCT College Dublin modular course consists of modules from CCT’s Level 7 Diploma in Networking & Systems Security (60 credits) awarded by QQI. The modular course certificate is awarded by CCT and is not an NFQ award but successful completion of the modules will entitle the learner to a transcript confirming the ECTS attained and the NFQ level of those ECTS. Upon successful completion of the programme learners will be entitled to exemptions from the specified modules on the Diploma in Networking & Systems Security at CCT College Dublin. Successful completion of the programme may also entitle a learner to exemptions from alternative programmes, including those offered by other Higher Education Institutions, subject to entry requirements.

    • Network Technology & Security

This module enables the learner to apply the learned physical concepts of standard networking to wireless and mobile networking, thereby giving greater insight into cross-domain deployment and integration of networking strategies.

The module aims to provide the learner with:
1. an understanding of network equipment and configuration
2. an ability to apply network addressing to sub-divide networks
3. authentication best practices
4. an outline of network segmentation

    • Wireless and Mobile Networks

This module introduces the learner to the area of mobile and wireless communication networks. The module aims to provide the learner with:
1. an understanding of the different wireless standards
2. an ability to design small scale wireless LAN topologies
3. wireless authentication best practices
4. an awareness of regulations and ethical issues in relation to wireless network usage

Those who are in employment/working : 

For eligible applicants who are currently in employment/working 90% of the tuition fees will be covered by the HEA and the remaining 10% is payable by the student or their employer.

  • The Course Tuition Fee is €1,300 so €130 euro is payable by the student or their employer

Those who are unemployed, formerly self-employed and ‘Returners’:

The course is free and 100% funded for eligible applicants who are unemployed, formerly self-employed or who are classified by the HEA as ‘Returners’ or ‘Homemakers’.


Admission to this modular programme is through one of the following:

Evidence of prior learning, including experiential learning,


Possession of an NFQ level 5 award, including leaving certificate, FET award, or equivalent.

International applicants whose first language isn’t English must demonstrate a minimum competency in the English Language of CEFR B2+.

Applicants are encouraged to apply for entry based on prior learning (RPL) or prior experiential learning (RPEL) in line with the College policy. The College will thoroughly assess applications received through RPL and RPEL to ensure that candidates are able to evidence learning to an appropriate standard – normally the framework level equivalent to the direct entry qualification requirement and demonstrate potential to succeed and benefit from the programme.

This course will be delivered online. Online activities can include live or pre-recorded lectures, independent learning and assessment activities such as research tasks, discussion forums, simulations, quizzes and e-portfolio work along with online group activities such as live classes, group project work, virtual labs and tutorials.



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