Athlone VTOS – Software Development

Software Development QQI Level 5

QQI Code 5M0529 (Level 5)

Athlone VTOS,Pearse Street,Athlone,Westmeath.

2 years (starting every september)

Course Aims

The purpose of this award is to enable the learner to design, develop and test software components and systems in a workplace environment, working as a team member under supervision, while contributing to the workflow for the finished product and leading to employment in a range of sectors. It also facilitates progression in education including to further and higher education or training.


  • Communications   (5N0690)
  • Work Experience (5N1356)
  • Fund. Object Oriented Programming.  (5N0541)
  • Software Architecture (5N2772)
  • Programming & Design Principles (5N2927)
  • Web Authoring (5N1910)
  • Maths for STEM (5N0556)
  • ECDL   


VTOS (Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme). The VTOS scheme provides a range of courses to meet the education and training needs of unemployed people. If you are over 21 years of age and in receipt of a social welfare payment for more than 156 days you may be eligible to take part in a VTOS course.