Further Education

Further Education 2024-2025

Programming and Software Development with Cyber Security 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.

The course is designed to

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, Cybersecurity 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.

Course Content
  • Introduction to Cybersecurity (Cisco Networking Academy)

  • 5N2927 Programming & Design Principles

  • 5N0541 Fundamentals of OOP

  • 5N2772 Software Architecture

  • 5N18396 Maths for Information Technology

  • 5N1367 Team working

  • 5N0783 Database Methods

  • 5N0690 Communications

  • 5N1356 Work Experience

  • 5N0580 Mobile Technologies

Entry Requirements
  • Leaving Certificate or Equivalent

  • Pre-entry guidance meeting

  • Mature Applicants welcome

Optional Modules

Cybersecurity Essentials (Cisco Networking Academy)

Students have the opportunity to take Maths as an extra module.

How the course is taught

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.


Student Contribution: €175

Please note: Additional charges may apply. Details TBC.

Career Opportunities

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.

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Adult Education / Part time programmes

Full-time registered students of GTI may access a range of adult education courses at a reduced fee.

Please note

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.