Coding is one of the highest art forms achieved by mankind; an idea - just an electrical impulse - is made real in an alternate electronic universe; the created idea however, does not have physical form, and yet can change the physical world; it cannot be touched, and yet may touch all mankind.
|Presently being updated|
(Must be passed to achieve full award)
|Fundamentals of Object Oriented Programming|
(Based on the previous Computer Programming)
(see Computer Programming above)
|Programming & Design Principles||Yes|
|... leading to ...|
|Software Development |
This course seeks to provide participants with high levels of competence in the digital world, encouraging creative thought both on paper and online.
While we seek to prepare students for successful progression to 3rd level education, this course equally offers skills which no modern Irish worker should be without.
The computer is meant to be an enabling technology, facilitating the imagination in finding creative solutions to unexpected challenges. We seek to facilitate the student in achieving a set of software skills in excess of the standard, with a view to self reliance and independence of thought.
While this course is very much geared towards the student who has an interest and fascination with the computer itself, it will also provide the student with the problem-solving skills essential to function effectively in a changing office environment.
This course is a full-time course run by Templemore College of Further Education, the premier PLC centre in Tipperary. Students completing this course are eligble for reserved places and bonus points in LIT (Tipperary).
This course option leads to Certificate 5M0529, Software Development, the Information Technology.
Much of the knowledge and skills required to be successful in IT are freely available to those who pick carefully from what's available on TV or in newpapers and magazines. Items will be added to this list as they're found. Please understand that knowledge about information, it's preparation, presentation, and use can be found in surprising places; not all of those places are modern, or obviously technical.
- BBC Dragons Den (also shown on UPC, Sky)
Getting your award
- You need to complete core IT modules.
- You need to complete general modules, such as Work Experience and Communications
- A minimum total of 8 modules including the mandatory modules.
- You will be expected to attempt and complete in excess of the minimum; this will begin to raise your IT knowledge levels to the standard required of a successful IT professional in the modern workplace.
A Component Certificate (formerly a Record of Achievement) is awarded to a learner who successfully completes one or more modules at any level, but does not have either:
- sufficient modules (minimum 8) for that level, or
- an apropriate combination of modules for an award,
- and thus does qualify for a full award Certificate.
Component Certificates are awarded for the achievement of individual areas of learning, which can stand alone or build towards the achievement of a full certificate. Components are of interest to employers because they name specific areas which can further inform their choice of candidate.
Obtaining a Second FETAC Level 5 Certificate
- A maximum of four module credits (to include Communications, the Work Experience module, and two other modules) must be carried forward to another certificate, where a candidate has already met the requirements for a previous certificate.
- To qualify for the second certificate, a candidate must reach the required standards in four additional vocational modules from the list for that certificate.
- The extra four modules must include the vocational mandatory modules required for the second award.
- In the case of Information Technology (CITXX) these required modules are:
- In the case of Information Processing (5M2067) these required modules are:
- Spreadsheet Methods
- Database Methods
- Information & Communication Systems
- Talk to your tutor to clarify your situation.
Miscellaneous: Other links, subjects, CAO, HELS
- Level 6 award available: Networks and Software Systems Level 5 Information Technology (CITXX) must be completed first.
- All Level 5 FETAC module descriptors may be found here.
- CAO Points for your FETAC subjects.
- The 3rd Level Links Scheme on the FETAC website.
Level 6: Networks & Software Systems
- Systems Software
- Network Models & Technologies
- Client Server Networks
- Network Administration
- Relational Database
- Windows Programming
- Internet Programming Java
- Web Authoring
- Fundamentals of Object Oriented Programming (L5)
If nature has made any one thing less susceptible than all others of exclusive property, it is the action of the thinking power called an idea, which an individual may exclusively possess as long as he keeps it to himself; but the moment it is divulged, it forces itself into the possession of every one, and the receiver cannot dispossess himself of it. Its peculiar character, too, is that no one possesses the less, because every other possesses the whole of it. He who receives an idea from me, receives instruction himself without lessening mine; as he who lights his taper at mine, receives light without darkening me.
-Thomas Jefferson 1813.