This is a one-year course/programme to prepare students for further study in software development including games and applications for mobile devices. It aims to develop a broad range of knowledge covering the use of general computer technology and software development techniques.
- Computer Architecture & Systems
- Word Processing
- Computer Programming
- Work Experience
- Mathematics for Computing
- Games Studies
Students who qualify in this area can pursue further study and a career in:
Further Education and Training Awards Council (FETAC): Level 5 - Certificate in Information Technology
Due to ongoing developments in FETAC, award names and content are subject to change.
My year here at CarlowIFE has been a fun, action packed year. I studied Games and Applications Development, and enjoyed every day of it. The teachers are great and are good craic. I would recommend anybody to attend CarlowIFE in the coming years.
Kevin Brophy - Student 2012/2013
FETAC graduates are eligible to apply to Institutes of Technology and Universities for follow-on courses.
Garda Vetting is a requirement on courses / programmes where students / learners have access to children or vulnerable adults. Prior to attending work experience students / learners must be vetted by the Gardai. All students / learners being offered a place on a course/programme will be issued with Garda Vetting forms by post with the course offer.
Students / learners who have lived outside the jurisdiction of Ireland / Northern Ireland and for whom Garda Vetting is unavailable are required to provide vetting from the relevant police authorities.