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Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute Software Development

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Course Code:
QQI - Level 5

Course Aim

This Pre-University computer science course provides students with an entry point to a future career in the technology sector. With the increase in the use of technology in almost every industry, the education of IT professionals is becoming more important, in a society that is heavily technology-orientated. Our staff have sector-specific experience which will ensure that you acquire the skills to design, create and maintain websites, databases and computer networks, as well as the fundamentals of computer programming using Java, C#. PHP, JavaScript, Visual Basic using Visual Studio, software architecture and technical support.

This course is supported by FIT (Fast Track into IT) which is a unique IT-led initiative that offers students the opportunity to acquire essential skills to gain employment in the thriving IT sector. Students are given training in job interview techniques and CV preparation.

Course Content
Fundamentals of Object Oriented Programming
Software Architecture
Programming and Design Principles
Database Methods
Maths for Information Technology
Networking Essentials
Web Authoring
Work Experience


One of the following

  • Leaving Certificate – (LC Established, LCVP, LCA) or equivalent
  • A Full QQI Level 4 Award (or equivalent)
  • For Mature applicants (aged 21 or over) – Appropriate experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.

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