Programming & Software Development 5M0529
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 workflow 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 coding subjects, which reflects the versatility that IT has in society today. The course is oriented towards the development of technical skills such as Programming, Application 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.
5N2927 Programming & Design Principles
5N0541 Fundamentals of OOP
5N17803 Software Architecture
5N18396 Maths for Information Technology
5N1367 Team working
5N0783 Database Methods
5N2769 Software Testing
5N1356 Work Experience
5N0580 Mobile Technologies
Leaving Certificate or Equivalent
Mature Applicants welcome
Students have the opportunity to take Maths as an extra module.
GTI has developed a style of teaching to meet the needs of a diverse community of learners.
We make extensive use of advanced multimedia and internet based technologies to bring subject matter to life and to ensure effective learning.
Whenever possible, we use a Learn-by-Doing approach to make the learning experience more realistic and enjoyable.
We provide learning supports that are tailored to the needs of individual learners.
Students who successfully complete this course may proceed to the Advanced Certificate in Software Development here at GTI which permits the student to apply for direct entry to Year 2 of Software Development Level 7/8 in GMIT.
Links to Third Level Institutes and Colleges through the Higher Education Links Schemes.
Some local examples include:
ARTS (Various denominations)
Education (Computer Science and Mathematical Studies)
Business Information Systems
Business Studies (International Hotel Management, Shannon)
Environmental Health and Safety
Earth and Ocean Sciences
Business Information System
Software and Electrical Engineering
Computing and Software Development
Computing and Digital Media
Student Services Fee: €175
DES Programme Participation Contribution: €200
QQI Examination Fees: €50
Students may obtain employment in a diverse range of sectors to include administration, IT maintenance and computer based technology to include programming and software development.
QQI Level 5 Award in Programming and Software Development 5M0529
The programme commences in September each year and concludes in May of the following year.
Full-time registered students of GTI may access a range of adult education courses at a reduced fee.
GTI reserves the right to make changes in any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the Institute and a student or third party.