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Diploma in Web Application Development

Course Summary

This course delivers the practical skills to design, develop, build and test a web-based software application. The content aims to develop your abilities and proficiency in the most relevant and sought-after coding languages and tools for frontend and backend development. You will learn industry-ready skills to take up roles across software/web application developer, full-stack/front-end/back-end developer, QA engineer or Software support engineers. You do not need prior coding experience.

From October 2023, this course will be delivered at Nescot as part of the Sussex and Surrey Institute of Technology

The qualification comprises 4 units that progress you through front-end and back-end processes, learning coding and flow. The units are:

  • User-Centric Frontend Development

This unit aims to provide learners with the knowledge and skills needed to build a front end web application. It includes understanding the principles of responsive design, documentation and effective layout of content.

  • Interactive Frontend Development

This unit aims to develop the knowledge and skills needed to build a dynamic, interactive Frontend web application. It includes understanding user input and control when interacting with a web application. It also includes understanding the principles of manual testing for debugging.

  • Data-Centric Development

This focuses on understanding and developing the practical skills to build a Back End web application. Topics covered include data storage and data management using relational and non-relational databases.

  • Full Stack Frameworks with Django

Learners build on their existing skills and learn how to integrate them effectively to build a Full Stack web application. The unit covers the use of frameworks, APIs, automated testing, persistent storage, user authentication and eCommerce functionality

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.

What are the entry requirements? 

  • 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

    £5,421

    Please note: Fees are for 2023/24 entry and apply to students eligible for home fee status.

    If you are aged 19 or over and want to study a Further Education course at Level 3, 4, 5 or 6 you MAY be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan (ALL) to cover the course fees find out more here.

    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:

      N3901

    • Study type:

      Part Time

    • Awarded by:

      Gateway Qualifications

    • Course length:

      1 year. 

      The next group will start in October 2023 - places still available, apply now.

    • Start date:

      October 2023
    Apply now
    • Course Code:

      N3901

    • Study type:

      Part Time

    • Awarded by:

      Gateway Qualifications

    • Course length:

      1 year. 

      The next group will start in October 2023 - places still available, apply now.

    • Start date:

      October 2023

    The qualification comprises 4 units that progress you through front-end and back-end processes, learning coding and flow. The units are:

    • User-Centric Frontend Development

    This unit aims to provide learners with the knowledge and skills needed to build a front end web application. It includes understanding the principles of responsive design, documentation and effective layout of content.

    • Interactive Frontend Development

    This unit aims to develop the knowledge and skills needed to build a dynamic, interactive Frontend web application. It includes understanding user input and control when interacting with a web application. It also includes understanding the principles of manual testing for debugging.

    • Data-Centric Development

    This focuses on understanding and developing the practical skills to build a Back End web application. Topics covered include data storage and data management using relational and non-relational databases.

    • Full Stack Frameworks with Django

    Learners build on their existing skills and learn how to integrate them effectively to build a Full Stack web application. The unit covers the use of frameworks, APIs, automated testing, persistent storage, user authentication and eCommerce functionality

    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.

    What are the entry requirements? 

    • 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

      £5,421

      Please note: Fees are for 2023/24 entry and apply to students eligible for home fee status.

      If you are aged 19 or over and want to study a Further Education course at Level 3, 4, 5 or 6 you MAY be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan (ALL) to cover the course fees find out more here.

      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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