Software & App Development

Award Title: QQI Level 5 Certificate in Software Development
Programme Co-ordinator: Maura Comerford
Award Code: 5M0529
Award Code: 414140

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)


  • 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

“Studying Software & App Development at this college has been an incredibly fulfilling experience. The course curriculum is designed in a way that emphasizes practical, hands-on learning, and I believe this has been key in helping me understand the complex concepts in this field. The lectures are knowledgeable and experienced, and they have provided us with opportunities to work on real-world projects, which has allowed me to apply what I have learned in the classroom to practical situations. I have gained a deep understanding of coding and design, and feel confident in my abilities to pursue a career in this field. I am grateful for the education and support I have received at this college and would highly recommend this program to anyone interested in pursuing a career in software and app development.”

Alex – Software & App Development 2023