Course Description

Software Development

This course provides an excellent foundation for those wishing to pursue higher education while providing the learner with both the theoretical and practical skills needed for work in the IT Industry sector.

     What Will I Study?

  • Communications (5N0690)
  • Fundamentals of Object Oriented Programming (5N0541)
  • Maths for Information Technology (5N18396)
  • Networking Essentials (5N2929)
  • Operating Systems (5N2928)
  • Programming and Design Principles (5N2927)
  • Software Architecture (5N2772)
  • Web Authoring (5N1910)
  • Work Experience (Community) (C50092)
CollegeKerry College of Further Education & Training
Course LocationTralee, Kerry
Course CategorySoftware Development, IT
Course TypeClassroom Based
Course QualificationLevel 5 Certificate
Awarding BodyQQI
Awarding Body DetailsQQI Level 5 Major Award Certificate in Software Development (5M0529)
Course Start Date9th September 2024
Course End Date30th May 2025
Course Duration38 weeks
Course Fee0
Entry RequirementsApplicants must have reached the current statutory school leaving age (16+). Leaving Cert, LCVP, LCA or QQI Level 4 Major Award is essential. Mature applicant route available for applicants aged 23+. Good verbal and written command of the English language, Common European Framework B1 or equivalent. Non-EU/EEA applicants must have permission to work in Ireland.
Carear PathThis course is for learners interested in technology. Learn how to design, develop and trouble shoot software from business applications to mobile apps. Graduates may also find employment in website development, site maintenance, software development and computer programming. If you complete a QQI major award with Kerry College, you may use your results to progress to third level (University, Technological University or Institute of Technology). You should check individual university websites for specific entry criteria for courses. There is a separate section on the CAO application for applying using your QQI results from Kerry College in the same way you use your Leaving Certificate results. You may also apply under the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS). A limited number of places are available each year.
Course Code412179
For information about Kerry College of Further Education & Training, please visit their college page on by clicking here.

Make Enquiry

Please insert your contact details and any additional information you require and we will forward your request to Kerry College of Further Education & Training
Captcha code        I confirm I have read the Privacy Policy, Terms and Conditions & Cookie Information and agree to join the community.