Cloud Computing with Coding

(Level 6)


QQI Software Development, Level 6, Code 6M0691


The aim of this course is to provide the learner with the skills, knowledge and competencies to enable him/her to pursue a career in the field of Cloud Computing. 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.


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
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Cloud Computing Level 6


Fee Exemptions may apply ⇒
Materials €70
QQI Fee €80
Student Services €250
Gov PLC Fee €200
TOTAL €600

Contact Details

Tel: 021 4255500

Entry Requirements

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

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


Participants will be required to undertake four weeks work placement in a relevant location in late May-early June. FIT (Fastrack into Information Technology) 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 requirements for Higher Education 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.


I would certainly recommend the QQI L6 in Cloud Computing in St. Johns College. It was in instrumental in helping me progress straight from the course into full-time employment as a support Engineer with the market leader in Virtualisation products.

Damien O’Brien

The Cloud Computing course at St. John’s Central College provided me with skills and expertise to gain successful employment in a leading international company based in Cork. The modules studied were up to date with industry standard. Links with FIT and local industry paved a way for me to secure a job as Technical Support Engineer.

As well as having the immediate effect of allowing me to secure an internship and subsequently full time position at my current company it has also laid a solid foundation for securing a position in any of the other companies in this sector.  I felt the learning was tailored so well that I was confident when I started my role that I would be perfectly prepared for whatever was expected of me.  The Lecturing staff were supportive and up to date with the latest technologies and provided me with the guidance necessary to help me gain the confidence I needed in my abilities. I would highly recommend this course to anyone wanting to upskill to get back to work. 

Simon Mc Cann