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

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.

  • Network Technology & Security
  • Wireless and Mobile Networks

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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