Web Technologies

This course is being offered under the Springboard+ initiative for free for jobseekers and for a nominal fee for applicants in employment. See the Springboard+ tab below for more information and to find out how to apply for this course.

his course will appeal to non-technical professionals who would like to upgrade their skills in applying web technologies to their organisation or for anyone who would like to make a career change into the computing industry. The course will give them the opportunity to develop expertise in an important growth area of IT that relates to web technologies. The programme is practical in nature and aims to provide individuals with an understanding of how to create rich internet web applications using the latest web frameworks.

Who is the course for?
This course is for non-technical professionals in the workplace and college graduates from non-technical disciplines at level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications. It should be noted that the course contains a large amount of technical content and independent study on projects and assessments.

As a graduate of this course, you will be able to:
. Understand the foundations of computing such as the binary number systems, software engineering principles and database design
. Create a web application
. Use a web framework to create web applications
. Understand the latest web 2.0 technologies
. Create a rich internet application that can communicate asynchronously
. Engineer a web application from requirements through analysis, design, implementation and testing
. Connect the web application to a database.

Entry requirements

Applicants holding an honours degree (level 8) in any discipline will be considered for the course. The college operates a Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) scheme meaning applicants who do not meet the normal academic requirements may be considered based on relevant work and other experience. This may be assessed using a portfolio of learning, demonstration of work produced and interview.

This programme has a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policy. Specifically, students are expected to successfully participate in lectures, laboratories and projects using a portable computer (laptop/notebook) with a substantial hardware configuration. Its minimal suitable configuration is 8GB of RAM (16GB are recommended); a modern 64-bit x86 multi-core processor (Intel i5 or superior); 250+ GB of available space in hard disk; WiFi card; and a recent version of Ubuntu, macOS, or Windows.

Subjects taught

Course Content
• Object Oriented Software Engineering
• Web Design
• Server Side Web Technologies
• Introduction to Databases
• Digital Multimedia
• Computer Architecture Operating Systems and Networks
• Web Application Development
• Project


This course runs over 1 year; 3 semesters.

Indicative Schedule
Three evenings per week 18.00 - 22.00 and a number of Saturdays 09.00 - 18.00.

Please note that exams can be scheduled during the morning, afternoon or evening Monday to Saturday.


National College of Ireland is now offering the Higher Diploma in Science in Web Technologies under the Springboard+ initiative. This course is free for applicants who are unemployed and meet the academic requirements.

Applicants who are in employment pay 10% of the course fee.

To find out if you're eligible visit www.springboardcourses.ie

Springboard+ is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020.

Enrolment dates

This face-to-face course will start in January 2020.
Start Date: 21/01/2020
End Date: 31/12/2020

Post Course Info

Students who successfully complete this course may progress to a major award at level 9.

According to a recent Higher Education Outcomes Report released by the CSO, ICT graduates receive the highest weekly earnings five years after graduating compared to other sectors based on the analysis of the destinations of students who graduated between 2010 and 2016.

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    Higher Diploma (Level 8 NFQ)

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