Computing, Games and IT

Computing: Software Development Level 3 Certificate Part-time

In Brief

Start Date /

This course will start on 25 January 2022 and will run on a Tuesday, 9.00am-4.00pm, for 18 weeks.

Entry requirements

There is no requirement for you to have undertaken a specific qualification, but you should be able to demonstrate the skills and ability to study at Level 3. English and Maths at Level 2 will provide a good foundation for success.

You will achieve

Level 3 Certificate in Software Development.

Course overview

This qualification has been developed in partnership with industry professionals and is ideal for those who want to develop and extend their digital and IT skills to prepare for different roles in the digital and creative industries within Software Development.

The programme will:

  • Prepare you to progress to a qualification in the same sector or a related area at a higher level.
  • Prepare you for employment within different roles in the digital and creative industries and in other industries that require specific digital and IT skills within Software Development.

This qualification can be used as an additional course alongside a relevant apprenticeship and is designed for job roles in industries where specific digital and IT skills are required, such as finance, marketing, machining and manufacturing.

Course content

You must complete a mandatory Project Management unit and four of the specialist units listed below:

  • JavaScript
  • Maths for Computing
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Program Implementation
  • Robot Technology
  • Software Testing

You will use a variation of assessment methods to build up a portfolio of evidence from practical tasks or written work.

All equipment will be provided.

SciTech Centre
Falcon Street
Barnsley
S70 2EY

After successful completion of the course, you could move on to Higher Education, an apprenticeship or employment.

How much does the course cost?

If you are aged 19 or over and this is your first Level 3 course, this course is free. If you already hold a Level 3 qualification, the price is £1645. If you are aged 24 or above, you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan.

16 – 18 year olds

Full-time Barnsley College students aged 16-18 years old do not have to pay tuition fees.

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Extra information

This course may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan. Contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk. about eligibility and how to apply. You can also visit the Advanced Learner Loan page.

 

 

If the course is listed as full fee payable, you will have to pay for the course.

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Computing: Software Development Level 3 Certificate Part-time

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