This is a two year programme which is equivalent to three A Levels. Over the next 10 years, there is a requirement for more experienced professionals in the area of software and application development. This course will provide you with practical software and application development skills based on current industry needs. With a combination of technical, practical and professional content, the course has been designed to develop your practical knowledge and understanding in software development with the focus on providing you with industry standard skills in programming. As a result, you will have the opportunity to obtain industrial certifications (Microsoft MTA). You will undertake a team project based on IOT and mobile development concepts. This course will cover units including application design, product development, web design, software engineering for business, games design and prototyping, mobile technology, global information, social media & digital marketing. This programme of study is likely to include enrichment units, which are an additional component to enhance your employability. These include Microsoft technical associate exams in Introduction to programming in Java, Python Fundamentals, software development fundamentals and security fundamentals. You also undertake a team project based on IOT and mobile development concepts.
Career Opportunities / Progression
Following the completion of the extended diploma you may progress to HND courses, Foundation Degree in Networking and IT Infrastructure, University degree courses or employment within the IT industry.
Requirements are pre-defined by the College’s admissions criteria which are outlined at the beginning of this document. Preference may be given to those with Level 2 qualifications in Literacy and Numeracy at Grade C or equivalent
All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.
This course will provide you with a more in-depth knowledge of programming where you will focus on key programming concepts. Following the completion of the extended diploma you may progress to the Foundation Degree in Cloud and application development, HND Courses, university degree courses or employment in the IT industry