This course introduces a variety of the exciting new innovations in the ICT industry with major opportunities for people who have acquired the skills to design, create, support and manage the development of new applications across mobile and traditional platforms. Graduates can progress to employment in the expanding ICT sector or to a Level 7/8 degree programme in a variety of exciting fields.
- Mobile Technologies
- Object Oriented Programming
- Graphical User Interface Programming
- Digital Compliance
- Information Technology Administration
- Software Architecture
- Project Management
- Work Experience
A QQI Level 5 award in IT or equivalent is a prerequisite to access this Level 6 programme.
Progression To Degrees
DkIT | Computing/ Computing in Games Development | Level 8
Maynooth University | Computer Science & Software Development | Level 8
TU Dublin | Computer Engineering in Mobile Systems | Level 8
Maynooth University |Robotics and Intelligent Devices | Level 8
Sligo IT | Computing (Smart Technologies) | Level 8
Letterkenny IT| Computer Security & Digital Forensics | Level 7
Graduates progress to employment in various areas including:
Software Development l Software Testing l Web Design and Development l Technical Support l IT Deskside Support l Cloud Computing l Network Engineer.
My year in the Software Development Course gave me the academic confidence and skills that helped me make a comfortable transition to my degree course. The Advanced Level 6 qualification developed my skills and gave me a better understanding of the IT Industry which has benefited me greatly in my further studies.
Student Services Costs: €200
Government Levy (PPC): €200
The following categories of participant are exempt from paying the Government Levy (PPC):
- Full medical Card holders in their own right and their dependent children
- Those who are eligible under the student grant scheme
- Those in receipt of the Back to Education Allowance (BTEA)
QQI Certification Charge:
- QQI Level 5 €50
- QQI Level 6 €80
Fees charged by professional bodies - These will be outlined under Additional fees for applicable courses.
Additional costs which may include: Books, uniforms, equipment and trips.