Course Outline:

This course aims to provide students with the skills and training to enable them to pursue a career in the computer industry and in particular, in the areas of Computer Programming (Learning to Code) and Software Development with particular emphasis on ‘Cloud’ Computing. Information Technology is one of the fastest-growing sectors in the Irish Economy, with particular growth in the field of computer-based services and Software Development. Successful students will be awarded a QQI Level 5 Certificate in Software Development. All students complete a two week work experience placement as part of their studies on this course.

  • Fundamentals of Object Oriented Programming 5N0541
  • Software Architecture 5N2772
  • Maths for Information Technology 5M0529
  • Work Experience 5N1356
  • Communications 5N0690 or Customer Service 5N0972
  • Operating Systems 5M0529
  • Programming & Design Principles 5N2927
  • Visualisation Support 5M0536
  • Networking Essentials 5M0536
  • ICT Security Policy & Management 5M0536

Course Duration:

This is a one-year full time course and runs from September to May.

Entry requirements:

  • Leaving Certificate/LCVP or Leaving Cert Applied
  • A QQI/FETAC Level 4 qualification
  • Mature students (age 23+) welcome
  • Interview

Fees:

Once you have applied online you will be called for an interview within a few weeks. QQI examination fees cost €50, although Medical Card holders are exempt from paying this fee on production of a valid medical card. Books and essential class materials may also be required. A €200 Government levy will apply on acceptance of a place on PLC course, but medical card holders and those in receipt of a maintenance grant will be exempt. A €100 Student Services fee also applies.

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