Dun Laoghaire FEI – Software Development QQI Level 5 PLC


QQI Level 5 Software Development (Code 5M0529) - CompTIA Cert optional

Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute, 17 Cumberland St., Dun Laoghaire

1 Year Full Time (Starts September)

Course Aims

These Pre University computer science courses provide an opportunity to train for a rewarding career in the IT industry. Learners will develop the skills to be able to design, create and maintain websites, databases and computer networks, as well as the fundamentals of computer programming using C++, C#, PHP, Javascript, Visual Basic using Visual Studio, software architecture and technical support. These courses are supported by  FIT (Fast Track into IT)  which is a unique IT led initiative that offers learners the opportunity to acquire essential skills to gain employment in the thriving IT sector. Learners are given training in job interview techniques and CV preparation. Visits to companies are also organised with a view to possible internships.

Graduates may progress to the Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Software Development at DFEI. Graduates are also eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to a range of higher certificates and degree programmes at Institutes of Technology & Universities.


  • Fundamentals Of Object Oriented Programming
  • Software Architecture
  • Programming & Design Principles
  • Database Methods
  • Maths for Information Technology
  • Networking Essentials
  • Web Authoring
  • Communications
  • Work Experience


Must be over 16 years & have completed the Leaving Certificate examination or relevant work experience.

Must demonstrate at interview the capacity to successfully participate on this programme.

International students must sit language test.

You may be eligible for a means-tested student grant or a Back to Education Allowance, depending on your circumstances.