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IT – Application Developer (Level 3 Introductory Diploma)

The IT technical qualification is designed for young learners between the ages of 16 and 18 who wish to acquire skills and gain access to job roles concerned with software scripting and app development in a variety of sectors. This qualification can be studied at the Joseph Wright Centre alongside other A-level qualifications.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: A Levels
School Leaver - Academic
Location: Joseph Wright Centre
Full Time or Part Time: FT
Level: 3
Number Of Years: 2
Interview Required?: Y
Joseph Wright Centre

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/it-application-developer-level-3-introductory-diploma
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Course Information for Students

This IT technical qualification is aimed at 16 to 18-year-old learners who are seeking to develop skills and access a range of junior scripting and app development job roles in a variety of sector settings.  This qualification can be studied alongside other A-level qualifications at the Joseph Wright Centre.

On this course you will build on a foundation of programming concepts and study object oriented programming (known as OOP) and event driven programming (EDP). Once these concepts are learned, you will be able to transfer the techniques to different languages. You will also learn about website programming and scripting.

You will be working on industry focused assignments to help you to prepare for work, which will ensure you can talk confidently about your knowledge and skills in an interview situation.

Beginning with the fundamental principles of computing, you will study the different programming constructs, learning about testing, web development, commercial applications, apps and developing solutions for employers or customers.

You will need at least five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language at grade 5 and Maths at grade 4.

A recent school report will be required which demonstrates a committed attitude to learning.

It is assumed that students enrol on a two-year A-level programme of study consisting of three or more subjects. However, students will be expected to demonstrate a committed attitude to learning and make positive progress in their first year of study. To progress to the second year, you will need to demonstrate a Merit grade or above in your first year.

This qualification is made up of four mandatory units.  All units must be successfully completed to achieve the full qualification.

Year 1:

  • Fundamental principles of computing – external examination
  • Computer programming – external examination

Year 2:

  • Website technologies – internally centre assessed
  • Mobile applications programming – internally centre assessed

This course will be delivered on-site at the Joseph Wright Centre.

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In the first year, assessment is 100% via examination in both units. Examinations can be taken both in January and June.

In the second year, the assessment is 100% internally assessed. Learners can resit their first year exams both in January and June.

You can progress to higher education or commence employment. Examples of job opportunities within the IT sector include junior programmer, analyst-programmer, games programmer and software engineer.

Companies that might employ someone with this qualification include software houses and those specialising in web, app and games development. Some learners may choose to work for themselves.

For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Information for Employers

If you are an employer and would like to know more about the apprenticeships and professional training we deliver or how you can get involved in co-creating and co-delivering curriculum, please contact us via email on businessenquiries@derby-college.ac.uk, call us on 01332 387 421 or visit our employer pages here.

Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Information Technology and Telecommunications Professionals n.e.c.

£32187

Information Technology and Telecommunications Professionals n.e.c.

Information Technology and Telecommunications Directors

£67780

Information Technology and Telecommunications Directors

IT Business Analysts, Architects and Systems Designers

£40177

IT Business Analysts, Architects and Systems Designers

IT Operations Technicians

£24667

IT Operations Technicians

IT User Support Technicians

£28992

IT User Support Technicians

IT Specialist Managers

£41773

IT Specialist Managers

More Careers Information at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/career-pathways
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Course Information Last Updated On: October 18, 2021 1:50 pm