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Diploma in Software Development

Course Summary

This qualification was developed in consultation with industry experts and is awarded by Gateway Qualifications. The Code Institute supports delivery with their learning platform giving in where and when you learn. You will also be fully supported and guided through the qualification by NESCOT’s academic team.

This qualification is a pathway to employment for those who want to work in the tech industry as software developers.

This is a blended course with online tuition provided by Nescot along with supported online learning and self-study using the Code Institute Learning Management System (LMS).

The LMS access enables students to study where and when they wish, and a student care team provides learners with day-to-day support.

The qualification comprises 8 units that progress you through developing processes, learning and flow of software development. The units are:

  • Project Management

Concepts, processes, and tools used to manage IT projects.

  • JavaScript

Develop an understanding of this text-based programming language to create interactive elements on web pages.

  • Maths for Computing

Skills including matrices, series, and probability and learning how to interpret data gathered for a defined purpose.

  • Object-Oriented Programming

Examine the features, tools and techniques of object-oriented programming and use a structured approach to the design and development of a program.

  • Programming Implementation

Learners will become familiar with the underpinning concepts of programming and its implementation.

  • Robot Technology

Learn the principles and operations of robots, robot control systems, and sensors. Develop the skills to design and develop a program to control a robot.

  • Software Testing

Understand testing strategies and techniques, the stages from planning to acceptance testing, and how automation can be applied to software testing.

  • Careers Support

On demand careers support will be available to learners to support their pathway into Tech, CV and cover letter preparation.

This qualification is a pathway to employment for those who want to work in the tech industry as software developers.

It is suitable for those with no previous coding experience and for those who want to refresh their knowledge with the most relevant coding languages.

This is a blended course with online tuition provided by Nescot along with supported online learning and self-study using the Code Institute Learning Management System (LMS).

The LMS access enables students to study where and when they wish, and a student care team provides learners with day-to-day support.

It is suitable for those with no previous coding experience and for those who want to refresh their knowledge with the most relevant coding languages.

  • You must be aged 19 or over
  • Applicants must complete the 5-step coding challenge set by Code Institute
  • Applicants will complete an interview to determine suitability
  • Applicants should have a working knowledge of the English language both written and verbal.

Learners will also require access to a computer or laptop and broadband internet.


Fees for Academic Year 2023/24

The full cost of the course is £2,583 - however many students are eligible for FREE tuition.

The course may be free if:

  • you are aged 19+ and do not have a full Level 3 qualification (A Level or equivalent); or 
  • you already have a level 3 qualification and are working but on a low wage, or are unemployed and in receipt of certain benefits.

Please contact studentfinance@nescot.ac.uk for further information on the criteria, or click here

This qualification will:

  • Prepare learners to progress to a higher level qualification in software development.
  • Provide additional skills to those working in tech-adjacent roles.
  • Give learners a foundational understanding of seven key areas of software development.
  • Provide additional skills to enhance learner apprenticeships.

How will I study?

Nescot use Code Institute’s learning platform to deliver the programme to you. You learn flexibly at times that suit you through the platform. Your Nescot instructor will support and guide you through regular sessions facilitated through Microsoft Teams.

This course is written by Code Institute and accredited by Gateway Qualifications. Applicants must complete the Code Institute’s 5-step Coding Challenge to ensure the course is of a suitable level for your skills and ambitions. Complete the application form and we will send you a link to the Coding Challenge, which can be taken in your own time.

Disclaimer:

This Nescot College website describes the facilities and courses which the College intends to offer during the academic year commencing Autumn 2023. The web pages are prepared in advance of the academic year to which they relate and every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in these pages is helpful, fair and accurate at the time of printing. However, this information is subject to change over time.

Nescot will take reasonable steps to provide the courses and services as described, however, the College cannot guarantee the provision of any course or facility. Some circumstances, such as staff changes, resource limitations and other factors over which the College has no control, such as industrial action or a change in the law or the level of demand for a particular programme or module (please note that this list is non-exhaustive), may result in the College having to withdraw or change aspects of the programmes, modules and/or student services detailed on the website. This could include, but not necessarily be limited to, programme/module content, staffing, the location where the programme/module is taught or the manner of teaching delivery, and the facilities provided to deliver or support the programme. Where circumstances demand an unavoidable change or where it is necessary for the College to discontinue a programme of study, Nescot will take all reasonable steps to minimise the effect and all proposed changes will be notified to potential applicants who have registered an interest in the relevant programme at the earliest possible opportunity as well as being reflected on the College’s website. In addition, any changes between the website and the proposed course and services will be notified to applicants at the time of making an offer.

All prices quoted may be subject to change and you will be notified of any such change when any offer of a place is made to you by Nescot.

Should you become a student of the College, this notice shall be a term of any contract between you and Nescot. Any offer of a place at the College shall be subject to the student enrolment conditions and the College’s rules and regulations as amended from time to time. A copy of the Nescot’s current terms and conditions can be obtained in writing from Nescot, Quality Office, Reigate Road, Ewell, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 3DS.

Last updated - 15/05/2023

Overview

  • Course Code:

    N3900

  • Study type:

    Part Time

  • Awarded by:

    Gateway Qualifications

  • Course length:

    1 year. 

  • Start date:

    November 2024
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  • Course Code:

    N3900

  • Study type:

    Part Time

  • Awarded by:

    Gateway Qualifications

  • Course length:

    1 year. 

  • Start date:

    November 2024

This is a blended course with online tuition provided by Nescot along with supported online learning and self-study using the Code Institute Learning Management System (LMS).

The LMS access enables students to study where and when they wish, and a student care team provides learners with day-to-day support.

The qualification comprises 8 units that progress you through developing processes, learning and flow of software development. The units are:

  • Project Management

Concepts, processes, and tools used to manage IT projects.

  • JavaScript

Develop an understanding of this text-based programming language to create interactive elements on web pages.

  • Maths for Computing

Skills including matrices, series, and probability and learning how to interpret data gathered for a defined purpose.

  • Object-Oriented Programming

Examine the features, tools and techniques of object-oriented programming and use a structured approach to the design and development of a program.

  • Programming Implementation

Learners will become familiar with the underpinning concepts of programming and its implementation.

  • Robot Technology

Learn the principles and operations of robots, robot control systems, and sensors. Develop the skills to design and develop a program to control a robot.

  • Software Testing

Understand testing strategies and techniques, the stages from planning to acceptance testing, and how automation can be applied to software testing.

  • Careers Support

On demand careers support will be available to learners to support their pathway into Tech, CV and cover letter preparation.

This qualification is a pathway to employment for those who want to work in the tech industry as software developers.

It is suitable for those with no previous coding experience and for those who want to refresh their knowledge with the most relevant coding languages.

This is a blended course with online tuition provided by Nescot along with supported online learning and self-study using the Code Institute Learning Management System (LMS).

The LMS access enables students to study where and when they wish, and a student care team provides learners with day-to-day support.

It is suitable for those with no previous coding experience and for those who want to refresh their knowledge with the most relevant coding languages.

  • You must be aged 19 or over
  • Applicants must complete the 5-step coding challenge set by Code Institute
  • Applicants will complete an interview to determine suitability
  • Applicants should have a working knowledge of the English language both written and verbal.

Learners will also require access to a computer or laptop and broadband internet.


Fees for Academic Year 2023/24

The full cost of the course is £2,583 - however many students are eligible for FREE tuition.

The course may be free if:

  • you are aged 19+ and do not have a full Level 3 qualification (A Level or equivalent); or 
  • you already have a level 3 qualification and are working but on a low wage, or are unemployed and in receipt of certain benefits.

Please contact studentfinance@nescot.ac.uk for further information on the criteria, or click here

This qualification will:

  • Prepare learners to progress to a higher level qualification in software development.
  • Provide additional skills to those working in tech-adjacent roles.
  • Give learners a foundational understanding of seven key areas of software development.
  • Provide additional skills to enhance learner apprenticeships.

How will I study?

Nescot use Code Institute’s learning platform to deliver the programme to you. You learn flexibly at times that suit you through the platform. Your Nescot instructor will support and guide you through regular sessions facilitated through Microsoft Teams.

This course is written by Code Institute and accredited by Gateway Qualifications. Applicants must complete the Code Institute’s 5-step Coding Challenge to ensure the course is of a suitable level for your skills and ambitions. Complete the application form and we will send you a link to the Coding Challenge, which can be taken in your own time.

Disclaimer:

This Nescot College website describes the facilities and courses which the College intends to offer during the academic year commencing Autumn 2023. The web pages are prepared in advance of the academic year to which they relate and every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in these pages is helpful, fair and accurate at the time of printing. However, this information is subject to change over time.

Nescot will take reasonable steps to provide the courses and services as described, however, the College cannot guarantee the provision of any course or facility. Some circumstances, such as staff changes, resource limitations and other factors over which the College has no control, such as industrial action or a change in the law or the level of demand for a particular programme or module (please note that this list is non-exhaustive), may result in the College having to withdraw or change aspects of the programmes, modules and/or student services detailed on the website. This could include, but not necessarily be limited to, programme/module content, staffing, the location where the programme/module is taught or the manner of teaching delivery, and the facilities provided to deliver or support the programme. Where circumstances demand an unavoidable change or where it is necessary for the College to discontinue a programme of study, Nescot will take all reasonable steps to minimise the effect and all proposed changes will be notified to potential applicants who have registered an interest in the relevant programme at the earliest possible opportunity as well as being reflected on the College’s website. In addition, any changes between the website and the proposed course and services will be notified to applicants at the time of making an offer.

All prices quoted may be subject to change and you will be notified of any such change when any offer of a place is made to you by Nescot.

Should you become a student of the College, this notice shall be a term of any contract between you and Nescot. Any offer of a place at the College shall be subject to the student enrolment conditions and the College’s rules and regulations as amended from time to time. A copy of the Nescot’s current terms and conditions can be obtained in writing from Nescot, Quality Office, Reigate Road, Ewell, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 3DS.

Last updated - 15/05/2023

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