What is Coding Careers for Women?

Coding Careers for Women* is a joint initiative between Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board and the Mid-West Regional Skills Forum. This pilot initiative offers women a pathway into a career in the tech industry. It combines a 52-week online Diploma in Software Development with a 3-month work-placement, in partnership with the local tech industry.

If online learning is a new concept, you will be reassured by the support package that you will receive. You’ll have access to live tutor support 24/7, a personal mentor to guide you through, a learner community and career services to help you gain employment in the sector. This is backed by employers in the Mid-West who will provide 3-month placements to give you practical experience and industry insights.

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Diploma in Software Development

ONLINE COURSE
Awarded by Code Institute

This 52-week online course, delivered by Code Institute, will prepare you for working as an associate software developer by providing you with practical software development skills to meet current industry needs. You will develop your skills to design, create, test and project manage a Full-Stack web-based software application. You will enjoy a 3-month placement with an employer in the Mid-West to gain practical workplace experience.

Progression / Employment Opportunities

On successful completion, you will receive a Diploma in Software Development, which is credit-rated by the University of the West of Scotland and aligned to a QQI Level 6 Major Award on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ). You will be provided with support to assist with job applications for roles as junior developers, technical support or software testing roles. 

Entry Requirements and Next Steps

To ensure this is the right course for you there are some entry requirements, completion of a 5-step coding challenge and an interview.

Applications for this course are now closed but stay tuned for more information in the coming months.

 

*This joint initiative is intended to be a stepping stone to a career in the technology sector, where less than 25% of tech roles in Ireland are currently filled by women. If you do not identify with this gender, or the initiative does not apply to you, please click here to be directed to the next instance of the equivalent Diploma in Software Development.
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