Kerry CFE – Advanced Software Development – Level 6

Advanced Software Development - Level 6

A QQI (Level 6) award in Software Development (6M0691)

Kerry CFE

1 Year

Course Aims

The software technology sector is Ireland’s fastest growing sector. Almost all of the world’s leading software companies, including IBM, Oracle, Microsoft, Google, and Facebook, have a significant presence here. In this course, students will study a mix of software architecture, math and computer programming to learn how to design, develop and trouble shoot software from business applications to mobile apps. The purpose of this course is to enable the student to design, develop and test software components and systems in a workplace environment, working independently or as a team member, often taking responsibility for the work of others, while taking responsibility for the finished product. It also facilitates progression in education including to higher education or training.

Progression to Further Education & Higher Education

Students who successfully complete this course may progress into many Level 6, 7 and 8 (Higher Certificate, Ordinary Degrees and Honours Degree) courses in various Institutes of Technology and Universities throughout the country.

Employment Prospects

Students gain skills to engage with this innovative industry. With developments in cloud computing technologies, mobile apps and web development, there are huge opportunities to gain employment in an industry where there is a shortfall of qualified graduates.

Career Prospects:

• Database/programming intern.

• Independent program/app development.

• IT project and programme managers.

• Programmers and software development professionals.

• Software development teamwork.

• Web design

• Software Testing


  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Software Architecture
  • Graphical User Interface Programming
  • Project Management
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Relational Database
  • Web Development
  • Mathematics


Level 5 Software Development or an equivalent qualification before applying on-line

• Those with other appropriate Level 5 qualifications and relevant workplace experience will also be considered and will be called for an information interview.