Cloud Computing with Coding

(Level 5)


QQI Computer Systems and Networks Level 5, Code 5M0536


This Cloud Computing course is designed to introduce students to the Cloud Computing discipline. Students become familiar with the fundamentals of software programming in languages which are Cloud standards. Networking, computer hardware and operating systems are also presented with an emphasis on how they relate to the cloud. Key modules in Virtualisation Support and Distributed Systems are also studied.

On completion successful students may progress to Cloud Computing Level 6, other education opportunities or to the labour market.



Code Title
5N2434 Virtualisation Support
5N2927 Programming and Design Principles
5N0541 Fundamentals of OO Programming
5N2928 Operating systems
5N0548 Computer Systems Hardware
5N18396 Maths for IT
5N0544 Distributed Systems
5N2929 Networking Essentials
5N0690 Communications
5N1356 Work Experience
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Cloud Computing Level 5


Fee Exemptions may apply ⇒
Materials €70
QQI Fee €50
Student Services €250
Gov PLC Fee €200
TOTAL €570

Contact Details

Tel: 021 4255500

Entry Requirements

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.


One year full time

Work Placement/Experience

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)

Cloud Computing 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, CK118, CK121, CK210, CK301, CK307, CK401

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

LIT: LC233; LC235; LC236; LC239

Tralee IT: TL71, TL715, TL810, TL815

WIT: WD 151, WD155, WD161

We advise you to consult the CAO website – and to confirm specific entry requirements for 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.