Information Technology & Mobile Computing

O'Fiaich Institute of Further Education


Course Name Information Technology & Mobile Computing
Course Provider O'Fiaich Institute of Further Education
Alternative Provider(s) Louth & Meath ETB
Course Code 5M0529
Course Type PLC Post Leaving Cert
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Level 5 Certificate (Level 5 NFQ)  More info... Major QQI Level 5 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Dundalk
Course Content Course Aim
This course has been designed to allow students to choose their own unique path in Information Technology specialising in Computer Programming, Web & Mobile Development and Office Applications. The programme will ensure that students have knowledge of the fundamental principles of computing which give students the opportunity to work in an industry with real rewards and excellent career prospects.
FET Code 5M0529 - Software Development
Duration 1 Year
Comment Certification
5M0529 QQI Level 5 Software Development
Alternative Entry Mature students are very welcome on all courses in O'Fiaich Institute of further Education and the number of mature students is rising steadily. Some mature students are eligible for VTOS scheme (Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme).
Course Fee

Expand+Student Services Costs: €200
Government Levy (PPC): €200

The following categories of participant are exempt from paying the Government Levy (PPC):
-Full medical Card holders in their own right and their dependent children
-Those who are eli...

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Interview Round 1 - Wednesday 11th March 2020, Round 2 - Wednesday 1st April 2020, Round 3 - Tuesday 26th & Wednesday 27th May 2020, Applications receive on or after the 1st June will not be interviewed until late August.
Application Date You can apply online to Ó Fiaich Institute of Further Education. Applications for the each academic year will open from January 1st.

Please note a valid email address and mobile phone number must be given as all correspondence will be made via mobile phone and email.

Course Admission Interviews take place during March, April & May with course offers issued thereafter. Applications receive on or after the 1st June will not be interviewed until late August 2020.
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Enrolment and Start Dates Comment PLC Courses begin in September 2020
Subjects Taught Course Modules
Fundamentals of Object Orientated Programming
Software Architecture
Maths for IT
Work Experience
Database Methods
Web Authoring
Computer Systems Hardware
Mobile Technologies
Desktop Publishing
Entry Requirements All our Level 5 PLC courses are open to school leavers (Leaving Cert/ Leaving Cert Applied Students/A Levels/GCSE or equivalent), QQI Level 4 graduates and mature applicants. A QQI Level 5 award is a prerequisite to access a Level 6 programme.
Careers or Further Progression Progression To Degrees
UCD Computer Science Level 8
TU Dublin Computer Science Level 8
UCC Computer Science Level 8
DkIT Computing Level 8
AIT Software Design with Mobile Apps and Connected Devices Level 8

Career Opportunities
Graduates progress to employment in various areas including:

IT Support Engineer
Web Developer
Technical Support
Database Administrator
Software Developer
Network Administrator
Systems and IT Administrator
IT Application Support
Further Enquiries Further Education Director,
O' Fiaich Institute of Further Education,
Tel: 042 933 1398 / 933 1402
Fax: 042 933 8054
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