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Software Development - Year 2

Course Code(s):  6M0691 CI062SF
QQI Award Code:  6M0691 Software Development
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 6M0691 CI062SF
QQI Award Code 6M0691 Software Development
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

The development of this course with its emphasis on software development (Java, Visual Basic) and web application development is in direct response to a continued shortage of skills in these expanding areas.

The range of subjects studied reflects current employment demands and trends within the sector. The inclusion of subjects such as Web Authoring and Object Oriented Programming (using Java) should greatly enhance employment prospects in the ICT and eCommerce sectors.

What will you Study?


Work Experience 6N1946

Communications 6N1950

Project Management 6N4090

Relational Database 6N4785

Systems Software 6N1411

Virtualisation Support 6N1294

Object Oriented Programming 6N2108

Web Development 6N1277

Graphical User Interface Programming 6N0736

Mobile Technologies 6N0734

Software Architecture 6N1449
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.

Progression to CAO Courses

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

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:

CAO with Any QQI Major Award

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on one of the Award Codes below:

Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
6M0691

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Further Research

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Sample Careers

If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Digital Media Content Manager   Animator  
Digital Media Designer   Data Steward / Data Manager  
Data Scientist   ICT Staff - EU  
Information Architect - IT   Web Editor  
Project Manager - Software Design   Web Designer / Developer  
Network Administrator   Network Engineer  
Software Production Co-ordinator   Database Administrator  
Android /iOS App Developer   Multimedia Technical Manager  
Multimedia Designer   Multimedia Project Manager  
Information Systems Manager   IT Consultant  
Software Developer / Architect   Test Lead - Software  
Data Analyst   Games Programmer  
Engineer - Software   Computer System Administrator  
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Specialist   IT Security Specialist  
Computer Systems Technician   Computer Programmer  
Forensic Computer Analyst   Big Data Specialist  
Computer Systems Analyst   IT Project Manager  
Games Tester   IT Manager  
Geographical Information Systems Technicians   Computer Scientist  
Technical Architect - Data   Engineer - Computer Hardware  
Software Localisation   Computer Assembly Technician  
Data Virtualisation / Cloud Specialist   Data Change Agent  
Computer / IT Support Specialist   Computer Trainer/Instructor  
IT Trainer   Engineer - Telecommunications  
Engineer - Electronic    

Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Computers & ICT
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

The following data provides general information about this Award from colleges across Ireland.