Essential Computer SkillsFetac Level 5 Major Award in eBusiness

Learners who want to achieve a FETAC Level 5 award in eBusiness must complete the following eight modules. Learners will be required to provide skills demonstrations, pass examinations and compile collections of work for the different subjects. Note: these modules may be subject to change and are in no specific order:

  • eBusiness
  • The Internet
  • Web Design
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Word Processing
  • Accounting Manual and Computerised
  • Work Experience
  • Communications


To achieve the major award candidates must achieve a minimum pass grade in all 8 modules.

On successful completion of the major award, candidates will be able to apply through the CAO system, or directly to FE colleges for entry into further education. Candidates will also acquire the knowledge to go into employment with a strong computing element.

Throughout the course, it is hoped that learners will also achieve ECDL certification as well as learning the fundamentals of hardware, software and how circuit boards work.

Further Information

It is aimed at giving students an insight into the fundamental skills required to start work in the computer industry or in any other field with a strong computing element (or indeed at having the requisite skills for use in starting your own business).

Course Add-ons

It is hoped that the students will also complete the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) during the year which is an internationally recognised qualification in office software.

We will also be looking at circuit boards, how to program them and the basics of computer programming to produce simple games and animations.

It is also envisaged that learners will complete two City & Guilds certified modules in ‘Principles of Social Media within a Business’ and ‘Web development’.

Expression of Interest Form

Those interested in a place on the course starting in September 2019 should complete the form from the link below (click on submit when finished).
eBusiness Expression of Interest Form

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