Cloud Computing L6 2017-05-11T11:37:35+00:00

Cloud Computing L6


QQI Software Development, Level 6, Code 6M0691

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The aim of this course is to provide the learner with the skills, knowledge and competencies to enable him/her pursue a career as Cloud Computing professional. Learners will gain skills in virtualisation, specifically focusing on VMware’s technologies, as well as distributed systems which are the key areas of Cloud Computing. Areas of study will also include software design and development in addition to web design and development.

Development supports and progression strategies are provided to develop the learner’s personal effectiveness and job seeking skills so as to maximise employment potential and capacity to compete in the labour market.

Entry Requirements

QQI Level 5 Award in Computer Systems & Networks or in a related area is required.


This course is run in collaboration with FIT (Fastrack to Information Technology) and DSP (Department of Social Protection).

Preferably applicants are in receipt of a Social Welfare payment and may apply for VTOS or


BTEA Applications will be canvassed through St. John’s Central College, FIT ( and directly through DSP and LES (Local Employment Services)


One-year full time

Course Outline

Code Title
6N0856 Distributed Systems
6N1294 Virtualisation Support
6N2108 Object Orientated Programming
6N0736 Graphical User Interface Programming
6N1449 Software Architecture
6N1950 Communications
6N4090 Project Management
6N1949 Personal & Professional Development
6N2532 Web Authoring





Participants will be required to undertake four weeks work placement in a relevant location in late May-early June. The College will assist participants in identifying suitable placements.


Education Progression Opportunities

UCC: CK101, CK105, CK107, CK108, CK109, CK113, CK117, CK118, CK210, CK301, CK307, CK401

CIT: CR016; CR888; CR106; CR116; CR310; CR312

LIT: LC233; LC235; LC236; LC239; LC403

Tralee IT: TL710, TL810

WIT: WD 151, WD155, WD161, WD197


We advise you to consult the CAO website – and to confirm specific entry requriments for Higher Educaiton Institutions


QQI Level 6 awards may have advanced entry options into some Higher Education Institutions



Career Opportunities

Cloud Computing, Technical Support, Associate Technical Support Engineer, IT Maintenance and Repairs, Software Development and Testing environments, Web Design and Development.


Course specific Contact Details

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