L3 Diploma In Software Development

This qualification was developed in consultation with industry experts and is awarded by Gateway Qualifications to ensure its relevance to roles in the tech sector.

  • Course Information

    This qualification was developed in consultation with industry experts and is awarded by Gateway Qualifications to ensure its relevance to roles in the tech sector.

    • Course Code
      XDD3COD
    • Learner Aim Reference
      60367738
    • Price
      Funding available, please contact our adult team for further information
    • Attendance Pattern
      Daytime or Evening
    • Course Level
      Level 3
    • Study Mode
      Online
    • Course Location
      Online
    • Start Date
      14/12/2023
      17/04/2024
      04/09/2024
      06/09/2024
      10/09/2024
    • Age Group
      Adults (19+)
    • Course Duration
      1 year
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  • Overview

    This qualification will:

    • Prepare learners to progress to a higher level qualification in the same sector
    • Provide additional skills to those working in tech-adjacent roles
    • Prepare learners for employment in the digital, creative and other industries where they can develop their technical skills further
    • Provide additional skills to enhance learner apprenticeships.

    *The course is FREE if:

    • you are unemployed, looking for work and in receipt of an approved benefit.
    • if you are employed and earning less than £25,000 per year, before tax.

    There is also an option to set up a payment plan, to pay in 4 consecutive monthly payments. You could apply for an Advanced Learner Loan for this course, also. Please contact the adult education team today to find out more about the prices of the course.

    Start date: Week commencing 09/09/2024 OR week commencing 06/01/2025.

  • Entry Requirements

    You will be required to undergo a coding challenge issued by The Code Institute and would need to score a minimum of 70% in order to enrol on the course.

  • How will I be assessed?

    Each module is completed with a summative assessment which tests the learner’s understanding of the material covered and their ability to apply it in a real world setting. The assessments are baked-into the programme, learners submit their assessment to the college for evaluation.

  • Progression Pathway

    On successful completion of the course, you will be provided with the Diploma in Software Development, awarded by Gateway Qualifications. You may also wish to further develop your skills and knowledge by plying to our Level 5 Diploma in Web Development.

  • Programme Specification

    The course comprises the following units:

    • Project Management
    • Programming Implementation
    • JavaScript
    • Robot Technology
    • Maths for Computing
    • Software Testing
    • Object Oriented Programming
  • Delivery Method - Online

    This course is currently delivered fully online. This is under regular review and any changes will be updated here.