Data Centre Technician / ¬

Standard University requirements for admission to Level 6 programmes include a requirement for 5 x O6 grades in leaving certificate subjects (including Mathematics and English) or equivalent. Applicants aged over 23 may be considered as mature students. Other non-standard applicants may also be considered based on availability. Assessments/ interviews may also be used to determine suitability for the programme / rank applicants for the programme

This course is aimed at those seeking to work in the ICT sector. Focused on the fundamental skills needed to work in a data centre this programme prepares you for an initial technical role in data centres. The programme has been designed in conjunction with AWS experts and is based on previous successful programmes developed in other AWS locations.

Data centres are the fundamental engines on which modern ICT runs. They give major ICT players the capability to deliver services world-wide 24x7. For a range of reasons including climate, available skills and available power, Ireland has become a major hub for data centres with many major multinationals having a significant data centre presence in Ireland.

Data Centre Technicians are technically competent problem solvers with good technical skills, an ability to deliver under pressure and an exceptional ability to communicate and report technical scenarios clearly.

AWS Sponsorships
As part of their support for this programming in IT Tallaght area, AWS are making available 20 scholarships to allow successful scholarship participants to complete the programme free of fees (subject to terms and conditions).

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Designed in conjunction with and supported by AWS, this programme has been designed to prepare successful participants for a career as an entry-level data centre technician. Participants will have an opportunity to gain real hands-on experience in the experiential learning elements of the programme.

Candidates will also be supported in Career Development, CV preparation and interview skills preparation. Career Development is centred around the following topics: Understanding career planning, Dealing with Change, The hidden jobs Market and How to present a good CV. How to present ˜Your own brand, Interview Skills and Techniques and Devising my own Career Plan.

Note: Periods of Placement begin from January 2020/ March 2020/ June 2020. Participants make themselves available for a period of placement.

The programme consisted of 35 credits of taught modules aligned to 25 credits of experiential learning.


  • Software Development (Python)
  • Computer Architecture
  • Network Fundamentals
  • Operating Systems Fundamentals
  • Social Media Communications
  • Routing & Switching Essentials
  • IT Scripting & Automation


Phase 1:
Hands-on Technical Workshop Sessions 

Phase 2:
Internship in Data Centre/ Equivalent Experiential Learning 

Participants on the programme will have the opportunity to apply for 14 week paid placements in an AWS Data Center in the Dublin area. Successful completion of the programme will place candidates in a strong position to compete for Data Center Technician Roles in AWS Data Centers in Ireland.

The programme runs over 1 Academic Year.

To apply for this programme  please contact:

Or call the Lifelong Learning Team on:

01-404 2101

Successful completion of the programme will also allow participants to progress to complete either the full-time B.Sc. Computing suite of programmes and/or the part time B.Sc. IT Management (FLITE) programme in TU Dublin - Tallaght.

TU Code



NFQ Level 6


Certificate for Data Centre Technician (Minor Award)


1 year

Course Type


Mode of Study

Part Time

Method of Delivery

Classroom, Online

Commencement Date

September 2020





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