About the course

This course provides you with hands-on experience of software development. You will gain valuable skills and experience in the use of C, Visual Basic, and the more general web technologies of HTML, JavaScript and CSS. You’ll also learn about a range of hardware and build your understanding of the technical specifications of components. You will also improve your communications skills and the skills needed to work successfully in the IT sector.

What you will study

  • Communication and employability skills for IT
  • Computer systems
  • Information systems
  • Software design and development
  • Event driven programming
  • e-commerce


  • A combination of course work and projects. Lectures combined with practical workshops

Entry requirements

  • 4 GCSEs grade A* - C / 9 - 4 including English and maths
  • OR IT Users BTEC Level 2 Diploma or equivalent level qualification

Costs and loans

  • The Advanced Learner Loan is available for this course

Moving on

  • IT Software BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (Direct entry on successful completion of this course)

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