• Code: NA 
  • Certification:QQI Level 5 Award Computer Software Development (5M0529)
  • Duration: One Year


This 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 Computer Systems & Networks 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
  • Mobile Technologies
  • Fundamentals of Object Orientated Programming
  • Software Architecture
  • Maths for Information Technology
  • Program Design and Principles
  • Multimedia Authoring
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

     Components subject to change

Entry Requirements
  • Leaving Certificate or its equivalent with minimum entry requirement Ordinary Level Maths Extenuating circumstances may be considered
  • Leaving Certificate Applied with a distinction profile
  • QQI Level 4 Certificate
  • Mature Applicants – experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications

Applicants should have good basic literacy and mathematical skills.

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


  • Software Development QQI Level 6 (6M0691)

TUD Technological University Dublin : 

  • BSc in Computing (TU756)
  • BSc in Games Design (TU984)
  • BSc Computing/AI and Machine Learning (TU862)


  • BSc (Hons) in Creative Computing (DL836)

SETU - South East Technological University (Carlow Campus):

  • BSc in Computing Interactive Digital Art and Design (SE615)
  • BSc I Computing – Applications of Programming (SE616) 

TUD Technological University Dublin  (Blanchardstown Campus):

  • BSc in Computing (Information Technology) (TU860)

Please note that the courses listed above are only a select few, many other courses can be entered using this FETAC award, please visit www.careersportal.ie for more

Course Coordinator

Paul Shortall

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