Information Communication Technology is playing a more important role in everyday life, Education is no different, Here at CBC we recognise this and look to incorporate I.C.T. when appropriate to benefit student learning.


1st Year
Basic computer studies are taught in 1st year.  Students are taught how to use their school email account.
On enrolment in CBC each student is assigned an email account with “Microsoft windows Live” (  This is a closed campus account, meaning that they can only email members within the campus and only receive email from members of the CBC Campus.
Teachers may use these accounts to correspond with students and from time to time, also the school may correspond with parent using this format.
Students can access their accounts from any location or device with an internet connection

Transition Year

Students are given the opportunity to study and receive either a full ECDL Certificate or an ECDL Start Certificate.

The European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) is the world’s most successful IT skills certification programme. To date, 10 million people have undertaken the ECDL programme in more than 60 countries worldwide. In Ireland, ECDL is administered by ICS Skills (The skills and certification division of the Irish Computer Society).
The ECDL establishes a standard for everyone who uses a computer in either a professional or personal capacity. It is a certificate that verifies competence in computer use, making the holder readily mobile within Ireland and internationally. Employers and job seekers all agree on the importance of this standard definition of practical competence in Information Technology.

In order to achieve the ECDL certification, individuals must pass a test for each of the 7 modules. ECDL Module 1 is a theoretical test of computing knowledge at a general level, while modules 2-7 are predominantly practical skills tests.

An ECDL Start Certificate can be achieved by passing four modules

ICT Skills ECDL Brochure