Information Technology & Mobile Computing

Course Aim

This course has been designed to allow students to choose their own unique path in Information Technology specialising in Computer Programming, Web & Mobile Development and Office Applications. The programme will ensure that students have knowledge of the fundamental principles of computing which give students the opportunity to work in an industry with real rewards and excellent career prospects.

Course Modules

  • Fundamentals of Object Orientated Programming
  • Software Architecture
  • Maths for IT
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Database Methods
  • Web Authoring
  • Computer Systems Hardware
  • Mobile Technologies
  • Desktop Publishing



5M0529 QQI Level 5 Software Development

Entry Requirements

All our Level 5 PLC courses are open to school leavers (Leaving Cert/ Leaving Cert Applied Students/A Levels/GCSE or equivalent), QQI Level 4 graduates and mature applicants. A QQI Level 5 award is a prerequisite to access a Level 6 programme.

Progression To Degrees

UCD | Computer Science | Level 8
TU Dublin | Computer Science | Level 8
UCC | Computer Science | Level 8
DkIT | Computing | Level 8
AIT | Software Design with Mobile Apps and Connected Devices | Level 8


Career Opportunities

Graduates progress to employment in various areas including:

IT Support Engineer | Web Developer | Technical Support | Database Administrator | Software Developer | Network Administrator | Systems and IT Administrator |IT Application Support


I enjoyed studying Information Technology in Ó Fiaich Institute of Further Education because I studied so many different aspects in IT and I really enjoyed the range of modules covered. I also found the teachers to be very approachable for questions and they really do everything to encourage you to do the very best you can. It was a totally different environment to school, compared to doing the leaving Certificate which was very stressful.

Caoilfhionn Putz
Caoilfhionn Putz
Information Technology Graduate, 2018

2020-21 Course Fees

  • Enrolment Fee
  • Student Registration
  • PLC Government Levy
  • Exam Fees
  • Specialist Course Fees


Note - Some courses may require the learner to purchase relevant industry-specific material for their own use which may not be included in the list of course fees.

€30 of Enrolment Fees are Non-Refundable. All fees subject to change.

Fee Exemptions

The following categories of participant are exempt from paying the PLC Government Levy:

  • Medical Card/SUSI Grant/Back to Education Allowance Holders may be exempted from PLC Government Levy. Documentary Evidence must be presented immediately to avail of such exemptions.

  • Medical Card/Back to Education Allowance Holders may be exempted from QQI Exam Fees. Documentary Evidence must be presented immediately to avail of such exemptions.

Fee Payments

All fees must be paid online with a Credit/Debit card in advance of course commencement on 7th September 2020. Fees are subject to change. Please note that no refunds will be made by OFI after Friday 2nd October 2020. All requests for refunds must be made by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 



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