St Johns College – Software Development – Level 5

Software Development - Level 5

QQI Information Technology 5M0529

St Johns College - Cork

1 Year

Course Aims

This course provides an introduction to Software Development and provides an internationally recognised qualification. The course is innovative in its content, offering a combination of programming, theoretical and practical application skills. The aim of the course is to develop the participant’s working knowledge of designing, developing and maintaining software. The course has a strong practical flavour and allows participants gain a range of hands-on skills. The skills learned are transferable to other areas within the ICT industry.


  • Communications 5N0690
  • Database Method 5N0783
  • Fundamentals of Object Orientated Programming 5N0541
  • Maths for IT 5N18396
  • Mobile Technologies 5N0580
  • Programming & Design Principles 5N2927
  • Software Architecture 5N2772
  • Web Authoring 5N1910
  • 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 • 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 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).