The purpose of this award is to enable the learner to develop the
relevant knowledge skill and competence to use a range of skills and
tools, under direction and with limited autonomy, in familiar situations. It
enables the learner to participate in and contribute to modern society, to
pursue a range of employment opportunities or to progress to further
education or training.


  • Education: No formal education or qualifications are required although applicants may have participated in primary and secondary education. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate a standard of knowledge, skill and competence equivalent to NFQ Level 2 when accessing a Level 3 programme.
  • Aptitude: Applicants must have a motivation to learn, an interest in the subject and the ability to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies set out in the course.
  • Previous Experience: Applicants must be able to demonstrate a limited range of knowledge, skills and competencies skills relevant to the course and be able to work under direction.


Title Award Awarding Body
Application Of Number Application of Number (3N0928) QQI
Communications L3 Communications (3N0880) QQI
Computer Literacy Computer Literacy (3N0881) QQI
Hairdressing Basin Skills Hairdressing Basin Skills (3N0533) QQI
Internet Skills Internet Skills (3N0931) QQI
Personal Care And Presentation Personal Care & Presentation (3N0596) QQI
Word Processing Word Processing (3N0588) QQI
Spreadsheets Spreadsheets (3N0542) QQI
Database Database (3N0550) QQI
Hairdressing - Blow Drying Hair Blow Drying Hair (3N0500) QQI


Learning Outcomes
The learning outcomes associated with this award are outlined in the associated Component Specifications.