Adult Courses

Level 3 Diploma in Software Development (Blended/Online)

Course Overview

Fee disclaimer

  • This course is FREE for most students
  • You may be eligible for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan
  • Course fees listed below are the maximum fee if paid.  Click here to find out more and if you are eligible for free or discounted courses.

Entry requirements

  • Basic computer skills
  • A good standard of English and Maths
  • You are expected to complete a 5-day coding challenge. This will allow you to understand what is expected in the full course and to see whether studying through the online platform is suitable for you. Once you submit your application, you will receive a link to this platform.

Course information

This course aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of software development through a blended learning approach. Students will primarily utilise an online platform to grasp fundamental concepts and skills necessary for designing, implementing, and testing software applications. Topics covered include project management methodologies, JavaScript programming for web interactivity, principles of object-oriented programming, programming implementation concepts, robot technology fundamentals including control systems and legislation, mathematics relevant to computing such as matrices and probability, and software testing techniques. Weekly one-to-one sessions with instructors, whether in person or remotely, ensure personalised guidance and support.Additionally, monthly assessments held at the college assess student progress and comprehension.

Key topics

  • Project Management (Core): Learn project management methodologies, use software to plan infrastructure projects, track progress, and review outcomes for success.
  • JavaScript: Understand JavaScript for creating interactive web page elements.
  • Object-oriented Programming: Learn principles, features, tools, and techniques for structured program design, ensuring it meets user requirements.
  • Programming Implementation: Gain familiarity with programming concepts and implementation.
  • Robot Technology: Understand robot principles, control systems, sensors, and legislation. Develop skills to design and control robots.
  • Maths for Computing: Develop computing maths skills including matrices, series, probability, and number systems like binary and hexadecimal.
  • Software Testing: Learn to test software applications for quality and meeting requirements.
  • Career Support
  • How you are assessed

    The course is delivered through a blended approach, where once a week you will have 1-2-1 with your teachers (in person or remotely) and you will also come into college once a month to complete an assessment.
  • Next steps

    Software development is in high demand due to the increasing reliance on technology in businesses and organisations. Companies and organisations in various industries use software to automate and streamline their operations, improve efficiency, and stay competitive in today's market. The demand for software developers is also driven by the rapid pace of technological innovation and the constant need for new and updated software applications. The rise of cloud computing, mobile devices, and AI has also contributed to the demand for software development. As a result, skilled software developers are in high demand and are likely to continue to be in demand in the coming years.

Select your campus option to apply

Dates Schedule Max. fee if paid
Start: 09/09/2024
End: 04/07/2025
To be confirmed

What Can This Course Lead To

Successful learners can progress to other qualifications such as:

  • Level 4 Diploma in Software Development
  • Level 5 Diploma in Web Application Development.

This course will support you to enter employment within differing roles in the digital industries and other industries requiring specific digital and IT skills within Software Development, such as:

  • Software Developer
  • App Developer
  • Web Developer
  • System Analyst

Life At NCC

Discover what life is like at the largest college in East London today!

Facilities for Students

At New City College we have a range of world-class facilities across our campuses.

Financial Support

There are several ways we can help you cover the cost of your studies.

You may also be interested in