Software and App Development (with Web Design)

Award Title:  QQI Level 5 Certificate in Software Development

Programme Co-ordinator:  Maura Comerford

Award Code:  5M0529

Programme Description:

A creative approach to problem solving, based on solid design principles, is taken to Coding and App Invention.  Programming using Python provides skills required by the software industry.  This course provides the skills to design and create Web Sites using HTML and CSS.

Component Awards:

  • Fundamentals of Object Oriented Programming (5N0541)
  • Software Architecture (5N2772)
  • Maths for IT (5N18396) – a practical approach using software to solve problems.
  • Communications (5N0690)
  • Work Experience (5N1356)
  • Web Authoring (5N1910)
  • Database Methods (5N0783)
  • The Internet (5N1611)

Minimum Entry Requirements:

  • Leaving Certificate/Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent
  • Successful completion of an interview
  • Mature applicants will be assessed on their relevant work experience


Opportunities to progress to work or courses at higher education, for example to linked degree programmes at IT Carlow or Waterford IT.  This course is an ideal foundation for progression in the domains of technology and creativity.

People with ‘tech’ skills are in demand not just in the IT sector – more and more jobs across industry require digital skills.  There is a demand for  IT professionals with skillsets in technology, digital media and creative problem solving.


Aproximately €120 to cover the cost of textbooks and examinations.