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Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.
We asked Lisa Berry from McDonald's to give some advice for people considering this job:
My advice would be it is definitely a job where if you work hard and maintain your ambition you can have a satisfying career.
I think the biggest misconception is that McDonald's is only a job and stop gap to something else.
You will need patience, drive and commitment and be able to adapt to change. The skills you will learn with this job will be lifelong skills.
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|QQI Award Code:||5M0529 Software Development|
|QQI Award Code||5M0529 Software Development|
The purpose of this award is to enable the learner to design, develop and test software components and systems in a workplace environment, working as a team member under supervision, while contributing to the work flow for the finished product and leading to employment in a range of sectors. It also facilitates progression in education including to further and higher education or training.
This course is designed to give the student a firm foundation in the skills and knowledge required in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector. Students study a range of subjects, which reflects the versatility that IT has in society today. The course is oriented towards the development of technical skills such as software development and problem solving. This course may also be of interest to graduates with qualifications in non-computer disciplines who wish to pursue training in this area.
What will you Study?
Programming and Design Principles 5N2927
Fundamentals of OOP 5N0541
Software Architecture 5N2772
Maths for Information Technology 5N18396
Database Methods 5N0783
Software Testing 5N2769
Work Experience 5N1356
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.
This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.
To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:
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To calculate Points based on your QQI award results, use the PLC Points Calculator.
College Website Course Page
Colleges often have information about the course on their own website, along with other useful information relating to the college. (Note: Not always available)Qualifax Course Page
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