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


College registration Fees €200.00

Government Levy €200.00*

*Participants are exempt if they:

  • are in receipt of BTEA or VTOS allowance
  • Are eligible for a SUSI Grant
  • Have a full Medical Card

QQI level 5 exam fee €50**

QQI level 6 exam fee €80**

**Participants are exempt if they:

  • Are in receipt of BTEA or VTOS
  • Have a full medical card

Some Courses have additional Fees - these are outlined accordingly.