QQI Information Technology Level 5, Code 5M0529
City & Guilds: – Diploma for IT Practitioners in Software Development
This course provides an introduction to Software Development and provides an internationally recognised qualification. The course is innovative in its content, offering a combination of programming, theoretical and practical application skills. The aim of the course is to develop the participant’s working knowledge of designing, developing and maintaining software. The course has a strong practical flavour and allows participants gain a range of hands-on skills. The skills learned are transferable to other areas within the ICT industry.
|5N0541||Fundamentals of OO Programming|
|5N2927||Programming and Design Principles|
|5N18396||Maths for IT|
|Fee Exemptions may apply ⇒|
|Student Services||€ 250|
|Gov PLC Fee||€ 200|
Leaving Certificate (LC Established, LCVP or LCA) or equivalent
For mature applicants appropriate experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.
Please note this is a collaborative course with FIT (Fastrack into Information Technology) and enrolment data will be shared with them solely for that purpose.
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 www.fit.ie and directly through DSP and LES (Local Employment Services)
One-year full time/ Optional progression to Computers & Cyber Security QQI Level 6
Participants will be required to undertake 10 days of work placement in a relevant location. The College will assist participants in identifying suitable placements.
Pre Tech Apprenticeship (FIT)
Software Development L5 is recognised by Fastrack into Information Technology (FIT) as a strong foundation for entry to the National Tech Apprenticeship programme. Candidates who have successfully completed this programme are welcome to apply and will be assessed by the FIT Registrar through the FIT Recognition of Prior Learning procedure.
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
WIT: WD 151, WD153, WD155, WD161, WD 168
Graduates have an excellent and adaptable skills set. Recent graduates are employed in web design, e-learning, 3D animation, architectural visualisation, lm post-production and video-game graphics. They work for a broad range of companies such as Framestore, Factory Media, M-I-E, SceneStealer, Jellyfish, Doodle Creative, Twitter, Red Man Media, Hopkins Communications and many more.