Computer Systems and Networks L6

QQI Level 6

This course provides advanced training on computer systems and networking technology. Students with suitable qualifications can apply for this Level 6 award or progress from the Networking Technician level 5 course.

Principal areas of study

  • Physical and Logical Networking
  • Systems Software
  • Information Technology Administration
  • Network Infrastructure
  • Virtualisation Support
  • Network Security
  • Customer Service
  • Work Experience

Features of this course

  • Students complete a three week block of work experience in IT related businesses
  • Networking for home and small business
  • Practical experience in computer and network maintenance
  • Access to industry standard software and networking hardware in a dedicated computer lab.
  • Each level 6 student has access to their own industry grade server
  • Optional access to Microsoft certifications at no extra cost
  • Students can get advanced entry into second year of TU716 degree course


  • DN201 L8 Computer Science – University College Dublin
  • TU716 L7 Networking Technologies – TU Dublin City Campus
  • TU860 L8 Computing – TU Blanchardstown
  • TU859 L8 Computing – TU Tallaght
  • TU856 L8 Computer Science – TU Dublin City Campus
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  • Network installation and maintenance in home computer usage and in small business networks.
  • IT Technician roles in large IT and services companies
  • Access to FIT apprenticeships

Entry Requirements

This is an occupation in high demand, with strong employment growth, a high volume of vacancies and evidence that employers are having difficulties filling vacancies.