Further Education

Further Education 2024-2025

Advanced Certificate in Software Development 6M0691

This course gives students who have already achieved a QQI Level 5 Certificate in Software Development, Computer Systems & Networks or qualifications from an IT related area the opportunity to further enhance their skills. There is a growing need and demand for qualified IT professionals. This course will give you the skills, knowledge and competence required in the software development and design sector.

The course is designed to
  • Enable students to develop their pre-existing IT and Software Development skills to an excellent standard

  • Develop students' ability to apply their learning from this programme to the work of work and employment

  • Assist the learner to become knowledgeable and fluent in the language of IT specialist software prgramming

Course Content
  • 6N4090 Project Management

  • 6N2108 Object Oriented Programming

  • 6N1449 Software Architecture

  • 6N0736 Graphical User Interface Programming

  • 6N2191 Leadership

  • 6N1946 Work Experience

  • 6N3395 Mathematics

  • 6N4785 Relational Database

  • 6N0734 Mobile Technologies

Entry Requirements
  • Leaving Certificate or Equivalent

  • Pre admission guidance meeting

  • QQI Level 5 Award in an IT based award area

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.

Career Opportunities

Graduates may gain employment in the vast number of IT and Software Development areas locally, nationally or internationally. Recruits in this area are constantly being sought for their valuable and transferable IT skills.


QQI Level 6 Award in Advanced Certificate in Software Development 6M0691


The course commences in September each year and finishes in May.

For more info

Please contact us at info@gretb.ie or (091) 581342


Student Contribution: €175

Please note: Additional charges may apply. Details TBC.

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.