Pearse College – Retail Studies & Information Technology (Part Time) QQI Level 4

Vocational Training Opportunity Scheme

QQI Level 4 Retail Skills (Code 4M1998)

Pearse College, Clogher Road, Crumlin

2 Years Part Time (Starts September)

Course Aims

The Retail Studies and Information Technology course aims to provide students with the skills to work in the retail sector with entry level computer skills.  The course will take place over two years – 4 modules per year.

Students may obtain employment in retail organisations or start their own retail business. Alternatively, students may wish to proceed to further education at Level 5 in Pearse College e.g. on the Retail Management and Business Studies course or the Business Through Computers course.


  • Retail Sales Techniques
  • Customer Service
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Personal and Interpersonal Development
  • IT Skills
  • Computer Applications
  • Spreadsheet Methods


Must sit aptitude test set by FIT (Fastrack to Information Technology). See for more information.

International students must sit language test.

VTOS  (Vocational Training Opportunities 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.