St Johns College – Cloud Computing – Level 5

Cloud Computing Level 5

QQI Computer Systems & Networks 5M0536

St Johns College

1 Year

Course Aims

This Cloud Computing course is designed to introduce students to the growing area of Cloud Computing. Students become familiar with the fundamentals of software programming in languages which are Cloud standards. Networking, computer hardware and operating systems are also presented with an emphasis on how they relate to the cloud. Key modules in Virtualisation Support and Distributed Systems are also studied. On completion successful students may progress to Cloud Computing Level 6, other education opportunities or to the labour market.


  • Communications - 5N0690
  • Computer Systems Hardware - 5N0548
  • Distributed Systems - 5N0544
  • Fundamentals of Object Orientated Programming - 5N0541
  • Maths for IT - 5N18396
  • Networking Essentials - 5N2929
  • Operating systems - 5N2928
  • Programming & Design Principles - 5N2927
  • Virtualisation Support - 5N2434
  • Work Experience - 5N1356


• In general, applicants should hold a Leaving Certificate, LCA or QQI Level 4 qualification. For mature applicants, appropriate experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.

• All applicants will be required to attend an interview and an aptitude test.

• An offer of a place on this course means the applicant has met the minimum entry requirements set out and attended for interview

• This course is run in collaboration with FIT (Fastrack to Information Technology) and DSP (Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection).

• Preferably applicants are in receipt of a Social Welfare payment and may apply for VTOS or BTEA Applications will be canvassed through St. John’s Central • College, FIT ( and directly through DSP and LES (Local • Employment Services)