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Software Development & Programming BTEC Level 3 at Shipley College

Course description

Build the skills you need to develop software and programming for any client, including websites, mobile apps, networks, computer games and many more. Study the different stages of software development from design through to the final product. You also learn more about the IT industry by completing work-based projects. In addition, the vital work experience you gain through the Centre of Excellence for Business enhances both your knowledge and your CV.

Course content

Build the skills you need to develop software and programming for any client including websites, mobile apps, networks, computer games and many more. Study the different stages of development from design through to the final product. You also learn more about the IT industry by completing work-based projects. In addition, the vital work experience you gain through the Centre of Excellence for Business enhances both your knowledge and your CV.

Entry requirements

  • 4 GCSEs at grade C or above A*-C (9-4), including English and maths. If you don’t have grade C (5-4) in both subjects, the minimum for the other is grade D (3)

or

  • a full Level 2 at PP grade or above and a minimum GCSE grade C (5-4),  or Level 1 Functional Skills, in English or maths. *

* Students with grade D (3) in either English or maths will be expected to re take that subject in Year 1.

Assessment

The coursework is assessed internally and marked at Pass, Merit or Distinction grades. You may also need to take GCSE or Functional Skills English and maths, depending on your grade profile. These will require learners to take externally set tests.

Financial information

Learners are expected to provide their own stationery and ideally a USB to save their work. There is a course text book that the college can order and the learners can purchase at a discounted price.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of the course, you may progress in to Higher Education. Alternatively, you could find employment in a wide range of occupations, for example, as a web designer, trainee developer, trainee games developer, or trainee tester.

Further information

In addition to time in college you will need to spend some time on homework and assignments that are given to you by the tutor.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Shipley College directly.

Last updated date: 02 February 2017
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