Higher National Certificate/Diploma in Computing and Systems Development
The Higher National Diploma in Computing and Systems Development was developed to meet the growing demand from I.T. professionals and business people alike.
This course will provide participants with a range of skills in a technological and management context.
The units in this international qualification will enable participant to:
- provide learners with the opportunity to acquire employability skills required for effective employment and to manage their own personal and professional development.
- develop skills of independent enquiry by undertaking a sustained investigation of direct relevance to their academic and professional development.
- understanding the principles of object oriented and event driven programming using ruby, ruby on rails and Java - Language knowledge most sort for in the industry.
- learn the principle of software applications testing as an essential element in the development of commercial applications for delivery to customers.
- learn virtual Cloud Infrastructure Solution
To be eligible for a part-time Springboard course a person must be:
Unemployed* with a previous history of employment AND satisfy one of the following three criteria:
- Be in receipt of one of the following payments from the Department of Social Protection:
- Job seekers Benefit
- Job seekers Allowance
- One Parent Family
- Disability Allowance
- Qualified Adults of Working Age
- Carers Allowance
- Farm Assist/Fish Assist
- Widow(er)s Contributory or Non-contributory Pension
- Blind Pension
- Deserted Wives Allowance
- Be signing for social insurance contribution credits
- Be previously self-employed
- Be actively seeking employment
People participating in the Community Employment Scheme; the Rural Social Scheme; Tús; JobBridge or in receipt of the Back to Work Enterprise Allowance or the Short Term Enterprise Allowance may apply for Springboard and, with the approval of a Department of Social Protection Case Officer, take up a Springboard course.
There is no requirement to be in receipt of a payment for a particular period of time prior to the commencement of the programme. Participants in receipt of an eligible payment at the time the Springboard course commences are eligible to apply for a place on that course. However, providers will be required to give priority to applications from people who are long term unemployed.OR
- It is highly relevant to a range of careers in the IT sector such as
- Web and Application developer
- Software Developer
- Software Tester
- Technical support staff
- Computer Programmer
- Information system design and management
- IT manufacturing
- IT maintenance and technical services areas
- Cloud Infrastructure Solution Architect
- Once you have successfully completed the HND, you can continue on to study the third year of a degree or an honours degree-BSc(Hons) in Computing – final year top up or any related Discipline.
- It will also enable progression on to further study such as a Professional Development Qualification or vendor qualifications offered by Cisco, Microsoft, IBM, CompTIA, Oracle and VM Ware.