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Software Development

Course Code(s):  5M0529 SD1X
QQI Award Code:  5M0529 Software Development
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Limerick College of Further Education

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Course overview

Course Code 5M0529 SD1X
QQI Award Code 5M0529 Software Development
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This 1 year, full time course, with the possibility of progressing to the QQI Level 6 Software Development award programme provides the opportunity to train for a rewarding career in the IT Industry.

The programme specifically prepares participants for careers in Software Development, Computer Programming and Technical Support. It is comprehensively resourced with state-of-the art hardware and software systems.

What will you Study?

Object Oriented Programming
Software Architecture 5N2772
Communications 5N0690
Operating Systems 5N2928
Work Experience 5N1356
Maths
Database Methods
Web Authoring 5N1910
Programming and Design Principles 5N2927
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.

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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  
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)

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