Software Development Level 5

 Computers and IT / Moate Business College / Westmeath / 1559 views

Ireland has an international reputation as a centre of excellence in Information Technology. Both multinationals and home-grown talent contribute to making technology one of the fastest growing industries in the country. Intel, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Apple, Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Amazon, AirBnB, PayPal, eBay and Twitter are just some of the tech giants established here. Although Ireland is the second largest exporter of computer and IT services in the world, 57 percent of Irish employers believe there is a skills shortage in the talent pool of potential employees (Morgan McKinley, 2019).

This full-time course is ideal for those considering further study in computer science and software engineering or those who simply wish to learn the basics of various computer applications.

This course offers QQI Level 5 certification, a qualification that enhances employment opportunities and can provide a pathway to Level 7 or 8 courses in Universities or Institutes of Technology.

Students who embark on this course also have the opportunity to progress to a Level 6 qualification in Software Development here at Moate Business College, which can provide advanced entry at second-year level to Software Development courses in some of the Institutes of Technology.



  • Leaving Certificate Standard or QQI Level 4

All mature students (23+) without these qualifications are welcome to apply

Course Content

  • Fundamentals of Object-Oriented Programming 5N0541
  • Games Analysis and Design 5N1651
  • Software Architecture 5N2772
  • Web Authoring 5N1910
  • Operating Systems 5N2928
  • Math for Information Technology 5N18396
  • Mobile Technologies 5N0580
  • Communications 5N0690
  • Database Methods 5N0783
  • Work Experience 5N1356

Note:  Modules may be subject to change

QQI Certification

On successful completion of the course, candidates who reach the required standard will receive the following award:

  • QQI Level 5 Certificate in Software Development (5M0529)

Click here for further information on the course and possible progression routes.

  • Course Type : QQI Level 5
  • Duration : One Year Full-Time
Location / Contact details

Lake Road MoateWestmeath,N37 WK44 Show Phone Number *****

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Moate Business College

Moate Business College (MBC) is one of the largest colleges of Further Education in the Midlands region, catering for over 400 full time students. With thirty years of experience, we have an excellent reputation for providing learning opportunities that support students to develop their skills and talents, enabling progression to higher education or employment. MBC works tirelessly for the benefit of its students and will do its utmost to provide the best further education possible.

We provide seventeen full time courses divided into three departments of study – Business and IT, Art and Sport, in addition to Healthcare and Social Studies. We cater for learners with a wide variety of needs – from those leaving secondary school who wish to prepare for third level, to those training or upskilling for employment and for those who are returning to education after a break.