Certificate in Information Technology


QQI Level 5 Certificate in Software Development

Course Modules

  • Fundamentals of Object Oriented Programming
  • Software Architecture
  • Maths for Information Technology
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Database Methods
  • Spreadsheet Methods
  • Desk Top Publishing
  • Web Authoring
  • Computer Systems Hardware
  • Networking Essentials

Course Aim

This programme is aimed at students who wish to pursue a career in the Information Technology sector. This programme provides students with an excellent grounding in IT and its related disciplines.

Career Opportunities & Progression Routes

The blend of skills students gain from this course makes them suitable for jobs wherever computing technology is used, i.e. in every sector of the economy.

While the majority of students progress to Further and Higher Education, some students gain employment as Software Developers, Web Developers, Applications & Technical Support and Computer & Network Technicians. Students have gained employment locally in companies such as PayPal, eBay, CTI, BoyleSports and National Pen.

Entry Requirements

This course is aimed at students who have completed the Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied, Leaving Certificate Vocational and mature students with an interest in IT, with suitable candidates being selected by interview.  

Joe McEneaney - Course Co-Ordinator


Student Services Costs:

Government Levy (PPC)

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.