Further Education and Training Centre, Mullingar – IT Skills for Workplace

Vocational Training Opportunity Scheme (VTOS)

QQI Level 5 Major Award in Information Processing

Further Education and Training Centre, O’Growney Drive, Mullingar

2 years (starting in September of each year)

Course Aims

This course is designed to provide students with computerised skills for work in the modern office environment.  On successful completion of this course students will be able to use computers in the workplace, thus encouraging students to become independent, confident computer users.   Students will be introduced and trained in the production of many business documents, Internet & Email.


  • Word Processing
  • Spreadsheets
  • Database
  • Communications
  • Web Design
  • Internet
  • Work Experience
  • Communications
  • Information and Communication Systems
  • Desktop Publishing


VTOS (Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme). The VTOS scheme provides a range of courses to meet the education and training needs of unemployed people. If you are over 21 years of age and in receipt of a social welfare payment for more than 156 days you may be eligible to take part in a VTOS course.  Courses are FREE for those who qualify.  Students may qualify for a subsidised childcare for their child(ren) through Childcare Employment and Training Support (CETS) Scheme.