Kerry CFE – Software Development – Level 5

Software Development - Level 5

A QQI (Level 5) award in Software Development (5M0529)

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 you will learn the basics of software programming, web design, networking and databases. The course provides an excellent foundation for those wishing to pursue higher education while providing the learner with both the theoretical and practical skills needed for work in the IT industry.

Progression to Further Education and Higher Education

Progression into Kerry College of Further Education (KCFE’s) Level 6 in Advanced Software Development. 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

Graduates may find employment in Website Development, Site Maintenance, Software Development, Computer Programming, Networking Sales, IT Operations Technicians, IT User Support Technicians, Network Administration.


  • Fundamentals of Object Oriented Programming
  • Software Architecture
  • Maths for Information Technology
  • Web Page Authoring
  • Networking Essentials
  • Database Methods
  • Operating Systems
  • Team Working
  • Work Experience


• Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a Level 4 certificate or have reached the age of 18

• Mature student If the criteria above does not apply, you will be called for an information interview to secure a place on the programme.

This course is designed for those with an interest in technology.