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Level: N/A

Location: Other

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This is a 12-week online course covering software development principles and practice as well as employability skills. 

There is a guaranteed interview at the end of the course, depending on your attendance. 

Interviews start in the week commencing 13th September, with inductions and enrolments on the 22nd September. Class begins on Microsoft Teams in the week commencing 27th September.

Before applying, you will need to ensure that you have the commitment and time to attend this course every day on Teams.



Entry requirements

The academic level required to begin the 12-week course is the level of GCSEs graded 4-9/C or above.

You need proven history of an interest in software development and will have to pass an interview to be able to access the course.

Delivery is every day via Microsoft Teams. You must be able to commit your time as attendance is key to learning all the aspects within the course content - and being put forward for interview.



Course Content

  • Data representation 
  • Binary 
  • How the Internet works
  • Python
  • Javascript
  • HTML
  • CSS


How will I be assessed?

  • Regular assessments
  • Questioning 
  • Projects 
  • Mini-exams 
  • Attendance 


Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will need a laptop, PC or tablet as the course is delivered online via Microsoft Teams.


What can I do after this course?

You can progress to an apprenticeship in digital marketing or as a software developer technician. 


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Dominic Saneria

Dominic Saneria

From Derby College to Workforce Planning Manager at Barclays Bank

After finishing school I wanted to focus specifically on IT and achieved better results when doing course work so chose a BTEC National Diploma at Derby College. I really enjoyed focusing solely on IT but having various different disciplines with the IT, it gave me a varied understanding of what is expected within each different branch of IT. My time at the College gave me an understanding of different roles that I could do in a work environment and what skills are applicable in each field. I use of the technical programming skills I learnt at the College on a day to day basis.

The most exciting part of my current role is training and developing new staff members, helping them to learn new technical process and learning transferable skills that can go across the industry.


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