QQI Certificate in Java Programming Level 7

Type of Course
NFQ Level
Start Date


Course Duration

15 Weeks

Course Fees
€895.00 (Part-Time)

How to Apply

The fee for the Fundamentals is €895.00
The Advanced Course Fee is: €1250.00
(Less €150.00 if taking both Fundamentals and Advanced)

Is for individuals who are...

Interested in Java Programming at Fundamentals or Advanced Level that will set you on your way to a successful career in programming and gain the QQI Special Purpose Award and prepare for the Oracle Java Fundamentals SE8 and JAVA Professional SE8 programmer Exam.

Looking for...

A Java Programming course that will enable you to gain detailed knowledge and understanding of object-oriented programming using Java and the core language features and Application Programming Interfaces (API) that you will use to design object-oriented applications with Java.

To Become...

A Quality Assurance Engineer
A System Automation Engineer
A Software Application Tester
A Junior Programmer

Build Your Path To Success

01. Achieve JAVA Programming Awards

QQI Certificate in Java Programming Level 7

Special Purpose Award

Preparation for additional qualifications as follows:

  • Oracle Java SE8 Fundamentals
  • Oracle Java SE8 Advanced

See full details on options under entry requirements.

02. Great Career

Maximise your career potential as you grow in confidence gaining the knowledge and skills in Java programming in a student-centered learning environment.

The first step on your path to becoming a Java Programmer.

03. Great Teachers

Learn from friendly and highly qualified industry experienced academic staff and expert guest lecturers.

04. Knowledge and Experience

Enrich your learning experience in a diverse student community. A friendly welcoming student-centered learning environment with small class sizes, hands-on labs and teachers who support, mentor and guide you to achieve your goals.

Programme Details

Entry Requirements

  • Leaving Certificate or Equivalent with a pass in ordinary level Mathematics
  • QQI Level 5 Major Award in Information Technology
  • Mature learners (i.e. age 23 and older) with relevant life/work experience
  • ECDL level or equivalent
  • All applicants must have competence in spoken and written English
  • Experienced in Java Programming and wish to gain exemption from the Fundamental - provide proof in respect of relevant experience/certification in Java


Start Date: 15/10/19

End Date: 30/01/2020

Fundamentals Course

Day: Tuesday and Thursday and 2 Saturdays

Time: 06.30 to 09.30 / Duration: 15 Weeks

Advanced Course

Day: Saturday

Time: 09.30 to 16.30  / Duration: 15 Weeks



Learners who successfully complete both the Fundamentals and Advanced Courses will gain:

  • QQI Certification in Java Programming Level 7

Credit Value: 20

Optional Exams:

  • Oracle JAVA SE8 Fundamental/Programmer


Graduates from this programme will be able to progress to the following programmes at Dorset College:

  • Bachelor of Science in Computing & Multimedia, QQI Level 7
  • Higher Certificate in Science in Computing & Multimedia, QQI Level 6
  • Certificate in Science in Computing & Multimedia, QQI Level 6

Or continue their studies in the Universities or Institutes of Technology

Lecturer Profiles

Yujie He

Yujie He


Wenhao Fu

Wenhao Fu


Programme Fees


Additional Information

An exam fee of €85.00 is to be paid separately, post registration. For those with programming experience or already achieved a certificate in programming and who wish to gain exemption for entry to the Advanced JAVA Course – please contact hello@dorset-college.ie and you will be advised on how to proceed. A deposit of €150.00 secures your place on either Fundamentals or Advanced course.

The fee for the Fundamentals is €895.00 –

The Advanced Course Fee is: €1250.00. (Less €150.00 if taking both Fundamentals and Advanced)

Contact: admissions@dorset-college.ie for further details required.

Application Process

A deposit of €150.00 is required to secure a place on this Course. The deposit or if you wish full payment of fees can be paid online. When we have received and reviewed your application the college will be in contact with you to discuss next steps.