Level 3 Software Engineering & Development

Start Date

Mon Sep 07 2020

Day / Time



2 years


Baltic Campus

Level 3 Software Engineering & Development

This study programme is endorsed by Geek Talent and our Digital Technology Department are members of Dynamo North East and Digital Union.

The Digital Age we live in needs Computer Scientists – this vocational qualification will equip you with the skills needed to analyse problems, design, develop and implement the systems that we use day in day out and develop your skills as a logical thinker and problem solver. 

You will explore programming languages used to develop the applications that you will have experiences of in your future workplace alongside web programming to develop the pages that you browse on the internet. 

If you see yourself as a software engineer, a web or database developer or a social media expert then this course is for you.  Our achievement rates are absolutely fantastic, we’re placed 6th in the country for outcomes.  Our student destinations are also brilliant with 52% of our students in the last year progressing to university, 20% gaining an apprenticeship in the digital sector and 28% gaining employment. 

Project Approach

You will work on a series of live projects set by local employers and adopt an Agile Methodology. As part of a scrum team you will have opportunities to be a product owner, scrum master and be part of the development team working on a series of sprints throughout the year.

Project - Software Development

The world we live in is evolving at an unprecedented rate, we are already in what is known as the information age and now more than ever that is clear to see. Technologies that were nothing but fantasy a mere 20 years ago are now commonplace within society. Software developers are the architects of the future, engineers create systems that can be used by the world, but only a software developer can make that system work. This project will give you experience in a range of programming languages to give you the best start possible to your software development career.

Project - Design and Build Interactive Websites

We use websites everyday, but how many times do you stop to think how they were produced and delivered to your browser. This project has been designed through conversations with Universities and local tech companies to ensure that we are using industry standard practice and up to date technologies. Working closely with external clients you will learn the skills needed to produce a fully functional website, which will include front end and back end development. You will be using a combination of HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, PHP and MYSQLI to build this. We will also be investigating the use of frameworks in industry, such as AngularJS, React and Laravel. The use of these languages and technologies will help you to produce dynamic web applications that deliver maximum performance and usability. Creating interaction in your work will give you opportunities to develop skills in the fundamentals of UX/UI design. This will involve some research into the theory behind successful websites, apps and software. Through our relationship with PROTO, we can confirm that the skills you are learning here will give you a leading platform in the current market and a much better understanding as to how websites are created, manipulated and maintained.

Project - Business Applications of Social Media

Want a career in social media? There are some amazing opportunities out there. If you like using social media then you will love learning about it Social media is a popular way for people to communicate and share information with friends and family. Organisations also make use of various social media platforms to interact with their customers and promote their products and services. You will be familiar with social media platforms for personal use, in this project you will discover how they can be used by business. You will explore different social media platforms, the ways in which they can be used and the potential pitfalls when using them for organisational purposes

You'll also have the opportunity to complete accredited Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) exams in the following subject areas:

  • Software Development Fundamentals
  • Database Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Programming Using HTML and CSS
  • HTML5 Application Development Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Programming Using Python
  • Introduction to Programming Using Java

Work Experience

Relevant and high quality work experience placements, employer mentoring, commercial and vocational projects will help you to do this and are an important part of your study programme. Plus make an impression on an employer and who knows where that could lead.

What about after the course?
  • IT Specialist Managers
  • IT Project and Programme Managers
  • IT Business Analysts, Architects and Systems Designers
  • Programmers and Software Development Professionals
  • Web Design and Development Professionals
  • Information Technology and Telecommunications Professionals n.e.c.
  • IT Operations Technicians
  • IT User Support Technicians
  • IT Engineers
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