Computing, Games and IT

Software Development Level 3 Certificate Part-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

Tuesday 25 April 2023. This course will be taught on one day across 10 weeks. Dates and times are to be confirmed. To register your interest for this course please click Apply Now and we will be in touch with more information.

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 and a reasonable standard of computing skills.

GCSE English and Maths at grade C/4 or equivalent will also provide a good foundation for success.

You will achieve

Level 3 Certificate in Software Development

Course overview

This course has been developed in partnership with industry professionals and is ideal if you want to develop and extend your digital and IT skills and prepare for different software development roles.

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

Note: Depending on student numbers, some specialist units may not be available at the time the course starts.

You will be assessed using a range of methods such as practical tasks and written coursework within a portfolio of evidence.

All equipment will be provided.

SciTech Centre
Falcon Street
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?

£1,645. If you are aged 19 or over and this is your first Level 3 course, the course is free. If you already hold a Level 3 qualification, you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the fee.

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 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

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

Software Development Level 3 Certificate Part-time