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Templemore College of Further Education

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Course overview

Course Code 5M0529
QQI Award Code 5M0529 Software Development
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course is suitable for anyone with an interest in learning how to create and test computer programs, for personal computer and mobile devices. This course introduces you to the software development industry in Ireland. You will learn how to develop apps for mobile devices, and learn how to install and use different operating systems (Windows, Linux, and MacOS). You will also study computer hardware installation, assembly, and maintenance. This course is for you if you wish to learn the fundamentals of computer programming, leading to employment as entry-level programmers or testers in a range of industry sectors.

What will you Study?

Start your career in software development here. With small classes, and hands-on practical labs, by the end of this course, you will confident in the application of the fundamental concepts of software design, programming and testing.

  • Post leaving cert students
  • Adults returning to education
  • Adults looking to pursue a career in the Software Development sector

This course is suitable for anyone with an interest in learning how to create and test computer programs, for personal computer and mobile devices. This course introduces you to the software development industry in Ireland. You will learn how to develop apps for mobile devices, and learn how to install and use different operating systems (Windows, Linux, and MacOS). You will also study computer hardware installation, assembly, and maintenance. . This course is for you if you wish to learn the fundamentals of computer programming, leading to employment as entry-level programmers or testers in a range of industry sectors.

Fundamentals of Object Oriented Programming 5N0541
Software Architecture 5N2772
Maths for Information Technology 5N18396
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Mobile Technologies 5N0580
Operating Systems 5N2928
Web Authoring 5N1910

Students on this course will also study the industry-recognized CompTIA A+ curriculum.
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
5M0529

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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  
Business Systems Service Technician   Data Scientist  
ICT Staff - EU   Network Administrator  
Web Editor   Web Designer / Developer  
Network Engineer   Software Production Co-ordinator  
Project Manager - Software Design   Data Control Clerk  
Data Entry Operator   Database Administrator  
Information Architect - IT   Multimedia Technical Manager  
App Developer - Android /iOS   Multimedia Designer  
Information Systems Manager   Computer / Software Sales Assistant  
IT Consultant   Multimedia Project Manager  
Games Programmer   Test Lead - Software  
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Specialist   IT Security Specialist  
Software Developer / Architect   Data Analyst  
Big Data Specialist   Technical Architect - Data  
IT Project Manager   Computer Systems Analyst  
IT Manager   Forensic Computer Analyst  
Computer Hardware Engineer   Computer System Administrator  
Games Tester   Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Technician  
Computer Systems Technician   Computer Scientist  
Computer Programmer   Software Engineer  
Software Localisation Engineer / Tester   Data Change Agent  
Computer / IT Support Specialist   Computer Assembly Technician  
Data Virtualisation / Cloud Specialist   Computer Trainer / Instructor  
IT Trainer   Electronic Engineer  
Telecommunications Engineer    

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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