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Programming and Software (Mobile Applications Development - Level 3 Extended Diploma at City of Oxford College

Course description

Create software for the mobile application industry and IT with this new Level 3 course in mobile app development.

There has never been a better time to be a programmer and on this course, you learn to understand code and programming so you can create apps for yourself and others. It is a mix of design for interactive media, and IT for software development.

By the end of the course you will be able to use a range of software packages to create software, apps and games in HTML and PHP, and computer games using Python and the Raspberry Pi. You will also use a range of programming languages such as Java, C++, XCode and Python to produce programs for Android, Apple Windows and Linux environments.


You also learn the elements of design necessary to create apps and think creatively about app design.

The qualification gained is the Level 3 Diploma in IT (Software Development) and Sub Diploma Interactive Media

Course content

Subjects covered include: 
communication and employment skills
computer systems
information systems
software design and development
website production
computer systems architecture
developing computer games
computer project planning
object oriented programming
spreadsheet modeling
Android mobile app development

All subjects are aimed at learning how to create for the mobile application market. 

You attend lectures where you learn the use and application of the software, and you attend workshop sessions where you learn the practice of software development. The majority of the course is practical in that you put into practice what you have learned in workshops. 

Entry requirements

To do this course you need 4 GCSEs at grade C or above

Assessment

You are assessed through practical assignments and essays.

Financial information

16 to 18 EU tuition fee : £50.00

Future opportunities

Career paths for software developers include developing mobile apps, websites and computer games. 

University degrees and foundation degrees are available for those who wish to take this subject further.

Further information

City of Oxford College has many high standard IT labs for you to train in.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Oxford College directly.

Last updated date: 19 June 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Course code: OXPAPP

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