Athlone VTOS – Software Development

Software Development

QQI Code 5M0529 (Level 5)

Athlone VTOS


Course Aims

The overall aim of the programme is to provide the learner with the opportunity 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. Upon successful completion of a minimum of 8 programme modules the learner may achieve the required 120 credits for a level 5 QQI major award.


  • Communications (5N0690)                      
  • Work Experience (5N1356)                    
  • Object Oriented Programming.  (5N0541)   
  • Software Architecture (5N2772)                
  • Programming & Design Principles (5N2927)              
  • Web Authoring (5N1910)                         
  • Maths for STEM (5N0556)
  • ECDL                      


All VTOS applicants must be over 21 and in receipt of or a dependent of a Social Protection payment for at least 6 months before starting the course. Participation in a CE or FAS scheme counts in the calculation of six months once you must be in receipt of a relevant Social Protection payment immediately before starting the course.All applicants who present for this course will be given individual guidance by qualified tutors who are in a position to make recommendations as to what courses may suit their learning needs.