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Software Development Level 3 at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai

Course description

Would you like a challenging career in IT? Do you particularly want to learn about programming and software development?

This course covers a range of core IT areas, with an emphasis on programming languages and application development. It allows you gain a range of IT skills, whilst also developing a specialism that helps you prepare for higher education and your career.

Throughout the course you will benefit from excellent facilities, including well equipped multimedia, networking and hardware rooms, as well as a dedicated IT workshop to facilitate your private study time. There will also be opportunities to enhance your learning with guest speakers, group activities and trips.

Course content

The programme will be delivered through a blend of the following:

  • Lectures
  • Demonstrations
  • Workshops
  • Group work
  • Guest speakers
  • Virtual learning environment (MOODLE)

Entry requirements

  • A Level 2 qualification in an appropriate subject, at a Distinction Grade; or,
  • 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including Maths and English or Welsh. 

All places are subject to satisfactory interview.


This course is assessed through a blend of the following, including:

  • Written assignments
  • Practical assignments
  • Observations
  • In-class tests
  • Verbal assessments
  • Projects

Future opportunities

Because the course offers you a wide range of IT skills, you will have a variety of choices in education and employment.

You could proceed onto a Higher Education programmes at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai including:

Foundation Degree (FdSc) 3D Animation and Games Development, available at:

  • Rhos-on-Sea

Foundation Degree (FdSc) Computing (Networking), available at:

  • Rhos-on-Sea

Foundation Degree (FdSc) Computing (Software Development)

available at:

  • Dolgellau
  • Rhos-on-Sea

If you move directly into employment, you will be able to draw from your specialist programming and software development skills. You may also continue to develop by taking professional Microsoft or Cisco courses whilst you work.

Career opportunities
  • Computer Animator
  • Computer Programmer
  • Multimedia Producer
  • Network Administrator
  • Software Developer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Web Designer


Further information

Programme code: 0601A03B

Depending on the campus, students may be able to access elements of the programme in both English and Welsh through some programme learning materials being made available bilingually. Details will be provided to you at interview.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Grŵp Llandrillo Menai directly.

Last updated date: 06 October 2016

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