The aim of the programme is to provide re-skilling opportunities for level 8 graduates from non-Computing disciplines. Participants will develop upto- date knowledge of the core elements of computing, preparing them for a career in business computing with a focus on quality assurance or software project management.
The programme is primarily aimed at level 8 graduates (both recently graduated and those with industry experience) from other sectors that wish to re-train so that they may gain employment within the software industry and be in a position to compete against other level 8 computing graduates for the broad range of computing opportunities available.
The programme takes an integrative approach, focusing on the synthesis of knowledge and practice from the business-related areas of the computing domain. The primary themes are to develop a thorough understanding of the foundational components of computing and then to obtain specialist knowledge in aspects of computing that will prepare participants for a career in software testing and quality assurance, user experience or project management.
The course will produce graduates with much sought after skills in software testing - covering both manual and automated testing and will prepare graduates to work as testers and QA specialists in any IT domain. Graduates can expect to find work as a 'software tester', 'QA consultant', 'agile tester', 'functional software tester'.
Participants will also build valuable Web development and database skills.
Who Should Apply?
This course will be of interest to non-Computing graduates hoping to pursue a career in the IT sector. It is a conversion programme building requisite skills, particularly in the fields of software development, web development and Software Testing.
It may also be of interest to current teachers interested in upskilling for teaching the Leaving Certificate Computer Science course. Teaching Council accreditation will need to be obtained separately on an individual basis.