Back to News & Events

Monaghan Institute’s Advanced Software Innovation & Design Award Boosts Graduate’s Employability in a Rapidly Evolving Digital Business Environment

The Advanced Software Innovation & Design Level 6 QQI certified course at Monaghan Institute builds on the foundation of the college’s QQI Level 5 Software Development with Games Design course to provide learners with the knowledge, skills, and experience to pursue a successful career in the Information Communication Technology (ICT) Industry here in Ireland or abroad.

According to a recent Central Statistics Office report “ICT workers have the highest average earnings in the country” and our course prepares participants for entry to this highly prized skills sector.

Boasting several state-of-the-art multimedia labs with the latest interactive screen technology and the use of Moodle Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) to aid the teaching experience, participants will develop core competencies in the areas of Object Oriented Programming, Software Architecture, Graphical User Programming, Relational Databases, Web Authoring and Web Technologies.

In addition, both Communications and Work Experience form an integral part of this hands-on practical software course with the latter module being facilitated with the help of companies here in Co Monaghan and elsewhere. Working with software applications such as Microsoft Windows, Visual Studio Community Edition, Apple Xcode, Java, Javascript, CSS, HTML will enable participants boost their employability in a rapidly evolving digital business environment. Furthermore,  participants will have the opportunity to progress to Higher Education Institutions throughout the state.

Applicants for this Advanced Certificate course must have successfully obtained a QQI Level 5 Certificate in Software Development or equivalent. For further details about this course, please contact Ray Quinn at

Browse all our 2022 Courses.

Apply Now