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Software Developer - Level 2

Overview

On successful completion of the course students will be awarded the Level 2 Cambridge Technical Diploma in IT.

The software developer course will introduce you to computing and includes programming and fundamentals of computer applications providing a progression route onto a more advanced work-related qualification.

You will develop a range of up-to-date practical skills, such as basic programming, web design and graphic skills.

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Entry requirements

Four GCSEs with at least 3 points (grade D) including English and maths and science or equivalent. 

You will need to attend an interview with the tutor before being accepted on to the course. You may also need to supply at least one written reference from a teacher or employer (in some cases two) and/or your current school or college report.

Mature students (those aged 21 or over) who do not have the qualifications required for entry may still be eligible, subject to an interview at which we will discuss all relevant experience, your portfolio of work and career goals.

Start dates and fees

You will be given access to all the software and hardware that you will need to complete this course, however we do suggest that you purchase a box file and several plastic document wallets to help you store and present your work. A data stick, although not essential, is also recommended.

Start DateDurationCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
16-18over 19
Sep 20191 yr(s)4224A1FREE£500.00** EApply

E You may be eligible for fee exemption depending on your circumstances. Please see our adult finance and funding page for more information.

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What does the course lead to?

This course will prepare you for employment and provides a good grounding to progress to a more advanced course. With further training or study you could progress to a career as a trainee programmer or software engineer.

What will I study?

Core units underpin your knowledge and support employability and give an insight into jobs available in the industry. You will also study subjects which will enable you to develop skills in software engineering, including programming solutions and website development.

Study programmes

It is an entry requirement for some courses to have gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths (see entry requirements). If the entry requirements to a course do not require A*-C in these subjects, and you haven’t already gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths before joining us, you will continue to study English and maths as part of your programme and take appropriate qualifications in these subjects with the aim of achieving A* to C grade. In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, every student aged under 19 and studying a full-time course at college will take part in our study programmes alongside their main subject qualification. Find out more.

How do I apply?

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