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Level 3 Geographical Information Systems

This Level 3 course gives you a foundation in understanding how to enhance business performance of your organisation using innovative Geographical Information System (GIS) software.

Available Sessions

We have 2 sessions available for this course running in Lisburn

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Title Campus Type Week Starting Places Available Fee
Level 3 Geographical Information Systems
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Part-Time 10/09/2018
Day: Wednesday
Time: 18:00-21:00
16 £397.00 Apply Now
Level 3 Geographical Information Systems
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Part-Time 28/01/2019
Day: Wednesday
Time: 18:00-21:00
16 £397.00 Apply Now

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Course Overview


This course will introduce you to the concepts of presenting and analysing information spatially using GIS software.  You will put these concepts into practice in order to identify how your organisation’s data can be used in a GIS. 

Subjects studied may include:

• An introduction to GIS

• Economics, location and GIS

• Using GIS to inform the decision making process (optional)

• GIS data manipulation and presentation (optional)

• GIS analysis to inform planning (optional – must be completed online)


Entry Requirements

You should have good IT skills including familiarity with MS Word and MS Excel.  You will also need access to a good Windows computer and internet for completing assessments outside of class.  GIS software will be provided for the duration of the course.  No previous experience in GIS is required although those who have not used the software before should expect to take a little longer to get started.

The course requires 3 hours of study a week plus additional time to complete assignments.

Where will it take me?

Successful completion of the course will give you a sound introduction in using GIS software, cover a range of basic techniques and create an awareness of how it can it can be used in the workplace. 

This is an official Level 3 Open College Network Northern Ireland qualification.  3 units are required to achieve a Level 3 Award in GIS.  Once this is achieved, students will be given the opportunity to complete an additional unit online to upgrade the qualification to a Level 3 Certificate in GIS.    

How will it make me more employable?
This course will benefit anyone interested in improving the performance of their organisation and for current users of GIS who would like a formal, stand-alone qualification in GIS to complement their work experience.
How will I be assessed and given feedback?

Each unit will be individually assessed through coursework, demonstrating both your ability to use GIS software and your understanding of how the results of analysis can be useful in a range of scenarios. 

For more information about this course please contact Kathryn McNair by email: kmcnair@serc.ac.uk

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