Course Code: 5M0529
This Level 5 Computer Programming course gives student an excellent Introduction to computer programming. Students will be given an introduction to varied aspects of the IT industry such as Software Architecture, Operation Systems and Object Orientated Programming. Students develop practical skills and can progress to our QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Software Development.
GCC Student Services Fee of €175 applies to all learners.
€200 Government Levy Fee applies to all learners except:
An exam free of €50 for QQI Level 5 and €80 for QQI Level 6 applies to all learners except
We advise non-EU citizens living outside Ireland to contact the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service on www.inisgov.ie to ensure the course you are considering applying for is eligible for a student visa. Non-EU citizens living in Ireland are welcome to apply and require a PPS number (Personal Public Service Number). Non-EU citizens are required to pay a tuition fee set by the Irish government which is currently €3653. Some exemptions apply, for further information, please contact http://www.gretb.ie .
Work experience takes place throughout the academic year. Two days per week students gain practical and supervised experience working in the IT industry.
QQI Level 4, minimum of 17 years of age at time of registration, Leaving Certificate/Leaving Certificate Applied, Equivalent qualifications from other countries, relevant life experiences, relevant work experiences and mature students.
Galway Community College reserves the right to make changes to any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the college and a student or a third party.
Students may use this course as an entry into employment to the booming IT sector or as entry requirements to third level IT courses.
Students may use this course as an entry into employment in the IT sector. There are over 7000 people in Galway employed the IT sector, with plans for this to further expand. Many career opportunities are available to those with experience and qualifications in this field.