• Code: NA 
  • Certification:QQI Level 5 Award Computer Systems and Networks (5M0529)
  • Duration: One Year


This is a new course designed to provide a foundation in programming and software development. As well as learning the technical skills needed to write software, computational methods and problem solving will be a key component of this course. On successful completion students wishing to acquire a higher level of professional software development skills can avail of progression routes onto our Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Software Development or alternatively may apply via the CAO onto an undergraduate degree programme in a range of third level institutions. Assessment will be through continuous assessment and examinations.

Programme of Study
  • Fundamentals of Object Orientated Programming
  • Software Architecture
  • Maths for Information Technology
  • Program Design and Principles
  • Database Methods
  • Software Testing
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

     Components subject to change

Entry Requirements
  • Leaving Certificate or equivalent 
  • Leaving Certificate Applied with a distinction profile
  • QQI Level 4 Certificate with distinction profile
  • Mature Applicants – experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications

Places offered following successful interview.

Career Opportunities
  • Software Developer
  • Mobile App Developer
Higher Education Progression*


  • BSc in Computing (DT211); 
  • Bsc in Games Design (DT508) 


  • BSc in Computing in Multimedia Programming (DL703) 

IT Carlow:

  • BSc in Computing Games Development (CW208) 

IT Tallaght:

  • BSc in Computing (TA312) 

IT Blanchardstown:

  • BSc in Information Technology (BN013) 


  • Software Development QQI Level 6 (6M0691)

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