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Progress from level 5 with employable skills and further experience in server administration, networking, and data security. Students progressing to higher education will go with a firm skill base and improved confidence and experience. Extend your skill-set in networking and in system administration at QQI level 6.

Level 6 Network Administrator at Mallow College is your opportunity to develop your qualifications and experience in your own familiar and friendly environment before you decide to move on to Level 7 and 8 at the institutes of technology or university – or to apply to get that administrator job in IT.

Our world, our new smart economy, is already entirely reliant on IT and on quality IT trained professionals. You’re getting into an industry with a continuing shortage of skilled staff – across a wide range of fields, from system administration, networks installation and management, to IT customer service and support, to IT management, consultancy, or to finally breaking out and starting your own enterprise, large or small.

2020/21 Applications are now open, and free and easy. CAO points not required. Grant and Social Welfare funding available. To apply online now for September you will just need to provide two essential pieces of information: your email address and your PPS number. Look for this course under Information Technology.


Course Content

Customer Service6N0697
Digital Compliance6N1272
Information Technology Administration6N0735
Network Infrastructure6N0733
Network Security6N0720
Physical and Logical Networking6N2093
Systems Software6N1411
Work Experience6N1946

Entry Requirements

required to attend an application review to discuss the course suitability for the learner and to establish that all applications meet the minimum requirements:

For entry to Level 6 a full QQI Level 5 Certificate in Computer Systems & Networks 5M0536 or equivalent is required.


QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Computer Systems and Networks 6M0695.

Work Placement / Experience

Work experience is an integral part of this course. Participants will be required to undertake a 60 hour duration work placement. The dates will be specified by the college in September.

Education Progression Opportunities

Use your QQI award to progress to degrees in Computer Science, Computer Networking, IT Management, Business Information Systems, and Games Development. A full QQI award achieves a maximum of 390 points for CAO. For more links and detailed information on how to use your Mallow College qualification go to

Career Opportunities

System administrator, network administrator, IT customer service, corporate helpdesk support, Linux administrator, Linux and open-source consultancy.

Applications Open for 2020/21

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