FIT ICT Associate Professional - Software Development

1st year - Diploma in ICT Technologies at Level 5, Professional Competence Award AP1 2nd year - Diploma in ICT Technologies at Level 6, Professional Competence Award AP2

Various Locations (Dublin, Cork, Galway, Midlands, Monaghan)

2 Years

Course Aims

The primary role of a software developer is to be able to build, test and modify high-quality code. A developer will typically be working as part of a larger team, in which they will have responsibility for some of the straightforward elements of the overall project. The developer will need to be able to interpret design documentation and specifications. Examples of work include information databases, programs that control robotic systems, and cloud and mobile applications. With experience, you could become a senior developer with responsibility for project management, planning and research, or move into areas, such as systems design, IT architecture and business systems analysis.

Professional Recognition Award

Portfolio of evidence (e.g. logbook, work-related project report) of professional development and applied learning in the workplace mapped to award standards. Internationally recognised industry certification selected to match the workplace technology environment e.g. Apple, Cisco, CIW, CompTIA, HP, IBM, Linux, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, VMware etc.


  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Object Orientated Programming
  • Event Driven Programming Solutions
  • Procedural Programming
  • Software Applications Testing
  • Principles of ICT Systems & Security
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Develop Software using SQL
  • Install, Configure & Upgrade Software
  • Web Development & Website Software
  • Basics of Programming
  • Software Design Fundamentals
  • Project Management
  • Effective Communication in Business
  • Systems Development
  • Personal and Professional Development


Leaving Certificate

Demonstrated interest in ICT Technologies