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.
- Fundamentals of Object Orientated Programming
- Software Architecture
- Maths for IT
- Work Experience
- Database Methods
- Web Authoring
- Computer Systems Hardware
- Mobile Technologies
- Spreadsheet Methods
- Desktop Publishing
- Networking Essentials
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.
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 & Progression Routes
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.
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.