<small>Proficiency Award 2 in </small><span>Information Technology</span>

Proficiency Award 2 in Information Technology

Course Code VIT005
Qualification Proficiency Award 2
Payment Options Upfront & Payment Plans
Delivery Online & Correspondence
Duration 1500 Hours

Proficiency Award 2 In Information Technology

A solid foundation for a career in I.T., this course focuses on developing awareness of industry, knowledge of valuable skills and a capacity to adapt to change in order to remain abreast of what is a rapidly changing discipline. This course does not require any previous IT experience as it takes you right from the basics to a higher level.

The course encompasses a wide range of practical subjects including programming languages such as VB.net, ASP, SQL, Javascript, HTML as well as providing a wide range of elective modules including ecommerce, marketing subjects, editing and more.

Accreditation: I.A.R.C (International Accreditation & Recognition Counsel)

To obtain this qualification you need to complete all assignments and pass exams in 14 modules. In addition you need to provide proof of attendance at 100 hours of industry meetings such as professional association committee meetings, seminars, conferences or trade shows.

Core Modules    These modules provide foundation knowledge for the Proficiency Award 2 In Information Technology.

  •      Industry Project BIP000
  •      Computer Operations (Computer Studies II) VIT101
  •      Flash CS BIT102
  •      Html (Writing a Website) VIT102
  •      Visual Basic.Net BIT101
  •      ASP.NET BIT200
  •      Computer Servicing I VIT203
  •      Computer Servicing II VIT204
  •      Photoshop CS - Beginner To Medium Level VIT202
  •      SQL For The Web BIT201

Elective Modules    In addition to the core modules, students study any 5 of the following 15 modules.

  •      E Commerce BIT100
  •      Editing I (Editing and Proofreading) BWR106
  •      Marketing Foundations VBS109
  •      Networking Foundations BIT103
  •      Publishing I BWR107
  •      Advertising and Promotions BBS202
  •      Computer Servicing III VIT205
  •      Digital Photography BPH202
  •      Graphic Design BIT205
  •      Information Security BIT203
  •      Internet Marketing BIT204
  •      Javascript BIT202
  •      Publishing II BWR202
  •      Editing II BWR302
  •      Editing Practice BWR305

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Finance options

If you are an Irish citizen you may be eligible to receive financial support, meaning you can defer payment of your course fees. Additionally, if you are a resident of Ireland, you may also be eligible to receive a student grant under the Student Grant Scheme

Student support

We live in a society where the pressures of daily living are high with financial expenses, personal and work commitments, and mortgage and rental obligations. Then there are the unexpected life challenges that also get thrown our way. With this in mind the thought of taking on study can be daunting for most people. Here at Learning Cloud we understand that life doesn’t run in a straight line it has many ups and downs.

As an enrolled student at Learning Cloud, you are entitled to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Services Unit. These supports are designed to walk beside you throughout your studies they will assist you in life’s ups and downs to provide you the best opportunity to successfully complete your chosen course.


  • Careers Counselling Service
  • General Counselling Service
  • Disability Liaison Service
  • Retention & Engagement Service
  • Student Activities
  • Accommodation
  • E Counselling
  • Your-Tutor
  • Parent support
  • Reasonable Adjustment Plan (RAP)

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How will this course advance my career?

Learning Cloud programs have been developed in response to industry demand and are specifically designed to equip graduates with work-ready skills. Each participant will be trained and assessed in theory and in practical tasks and Real-world exercises are used throughout the program.

Studies prove, time and again, that college-educated workers earn more than those with only a high school qualification. College graduates often enjoy additional benefits, including greater job opportunities and promotions. Though the proof for greater earning potential exists, some might wonder whether the cost of the education warrants the overall expense in the long run.

College Graduate vs. Non-Graduate Earnings

The National Centre for Education Statistics (NCES) analyses employee earnings data biennially, according to education level. Findings indicate that workers with a qualification earn significantly more than those without. Since the mid-1980s, education has played a large part in potential wages, with bachelor's degree holders taking home an average of 66% more than those with only a high school diploma do. While college-educated workers' wages have increased over the past two decades, those with only a high school education have seen decreases in annual salaries in the same time period (nces.ed.gov).

How else will I benefit from studying with Learning Cloud?

  • Studying online or distance means you can study where you want and at your own pace.
  • Receive career-focused training with practical, hands-on learning.
  • All course materials are provided and all digital platforms are interactive, work on any device and designed to be fun.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning or Skills Recognition may be available for previous work experience, formal training or qualifications in this field.