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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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Sam Mount

Sam Mount

Logging into a social media career

Apprentice Sam Mount is helping Derby’s Cathedral Quarter Hotel to improve its social media presence. He is one of three apprentices recruited by the hotel across its operations in a new partnership with Derby College. One of the city’s top boutique establishments, the hotel is a business focused on customer experience, and values its social media credibility highly.
 
Sam’s work plays an important role in communicating and engaging with customers as well as building the hotel brand through creative platforms. He attends Derby College on day release every two months as he works towards an NVQ award.

While the social side of university life appealed to me, I wasn’t convinced that I wanted to study for three years, especially when there was no guarantee of a job at the end of it. I’d always been interested in both the software and hardware aspects of computer technology, so when I saw the social media opportunity on the national apprenticeship website, I decided to give it a go.

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