- Computer Architecture & Systems (M)
- Computer Programming (M)
- Desktop Publishing
- Games Studies
- Image Processing
- The Internet
- Web Authoring - CSS
- Introductory Robotics & Embedded Computing (Starting September 2013)
- Mathematics for Computing (Starting September 2013
- Communications (M)
- Work Experience (M)
Getting your award
- You need to complete core IT modules. (These are amongst the modules labelled M above)
- You need to complete general modules, such as Work Experience and Communications
- A minimum total of 8 modules including the mandatory modules.
- You will be expected to attempt and complete in excess of the minimum; this will begin to raise your IT knowledge levels to the standard required of a successful IT professional in the modern workplace.
A Component Certificate (formerly a Record of Achievement) is awarded to a learner who successfully completes one or more modules at any level, but does not have either:
- sufficient modules (minimum 8) for that level, or
- an apropriate combination of modules for an award,
- and thus does qualify for a full award Certificate.
Component Certificates are awarded for the achievement of individual areas of learning, which can stand alone or build towards the achievement of a full certificate. Components are of interest to employers because they name specific areas which can further inform their choice of candidate.
Obtaining a Second FETAC Level 5 Certificate
- A maximum of four module credits (to include Communications, the Work Experience module, and two other modules) must be carried forward to another certificate, where a candidate has already met the requirements for a previous certificate.
- To qualify for the second certificate, a candidate must reach the required standards in four additional vocational modules from the list for that certificate.
- The extra four modules must include the vocational mandatory modules required for the second award.
- In the case of Information Technology (CITXX) these required modules are:
- Talk to your tutor to clarify your situation.
Miscellaneous: Other links, subjects, CAO, HELS
- Level 6 award available: Networks and Software Systems Level 5 Information Technology (CITXX) must be completed first.
- All Level 5 FETAC module descriptors may be found here.
- CAO Points for your FETAC subjects.
- The 3rd Level Links Scheme on the FETAC website.
If nature has made any one thing less susceptible than all others of exclusive property, it is the action of the thinking power called an idea, which an individual may exclusively possess as long as he keeps it to himself; but the moment it is divulged, it forces itself into the possession of every one, and the receiver cannot dispossess himself of it. Its peculiar character, too, is that no one possesses the less, because every other possesses the whole of it. He who receives an idea from me, receives instruction himself without lessening mine; as he who lights his taper at mine, receives light without darkening me.
-Thomas Jefferson 1813.