CMIT ‘Equipped to Participate’ Statements

The following ‘Equipped to Participate’ statements outline the knowledge, skill and competence a learner require to achieve CMIT programmes leading to awards on the national framework at Level 5 and Level 6

What are specific entry requirements for successful participation?

  • Specific entry requirements for each course are listed on the course page for each course. For some courses, specific qualifications are required. For others life or work experience is sufficient.

At Level 6, what are the required fluency in generic skills such as literacy/ numeracy /interpersonal skills to successfully complete a course?

  • Learners entering programmes leading to awards at Level 6 can usually fluently read, draft, prepare and understand complex information, including quantitative information, that is personally relevant and reflecting a broad knowledge base. For example, this might include text and other information relating to abstract theoretical ideas, concerns or procedures, such as local planning concerns in relation to broader spatial strategy, political issues in relation to particular agenda, budget plans/ specifications.

At Level 5, what are the required fluency in generic skills such as literacy/ numeracy /interpersonal skills to successfully complete a course?

  • Learners entering programmes leading to awards at Level 5 will usually be proficient at reading, drafting, preparing and understanding information across a broad range of topics, including quantitative information.

What amount of learning effort is required to successfully complete a course?

  • Approximately 150 hours of learning effort are required for a QQI Level 5 or Level 6 module. This is based on an estimation of the average time it takes a learner to achieve outcomes. This learning effort includes time for reading, study, project work, skills demonstrations, work related project work, written assignments, reflection, and online work.

What independent learning skills are required to complete a course?

  • As programmes are delivered through distance learning, students must be capable of studying on their own initiative.

What Language Skills do I need to successfully complete a course?

  • Learners must be fluent in English.

What resources are required to participate?

  • A basic working knowledge of computers and access to a computer with internet access is required to do the course.

What specific supports are available to learners?

  • Personalised Tutor support.
  • Detailed assessment briefs and written feedback on all assessments are provided.
  • 24×7 access to CMIT eLearning for the duration of the course. This includes a comprehensive Course Manual which covers the entire syllabus.
  • The course manual is designed for printing and can be read using a screen-reader for those with sight difficulties.
  • You will also be able to upload assessments online and receive online feedback.
  • You can use the eLearning system from any computer that has internet access.

What kind of PC, software and internet access do I need?

  • CMIT eLearning will work through a Mac or PC (using XP, Vista or Windows 7).
  • Your computer must have an internet connection with a speed of at least 10 Mbps.
  • You should have Internet Explorer 7 or greater, Firefox 2 or greater, Safari 4 or greater and your browser set to accept cookies and pop-ups.
  • Content in each course differs and may include video. Your computer should be capable of playing video and sound.
  • Web Design and Photography courses use additional software downloads which will only run on Microsoft Windows.

What is the National Framework of Qualifications?

  • The National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) provides a way to compare qualifications and to ensure that they are quality assured and recognised at home and abroad.