Level 3 Software Engineering & Development
Mon Sep 07 2020
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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.
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
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
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.
You will be assessed via a series of employer led digital projects during your first year of study with us.
You will adopt an Agile approach to project management that will culminate in a solution that meets the needs of the client.
Working on these projects will help you develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours that are required by the digital industry.
You could progress into a role as software engineer, web developer, data analyst, database administrator and progress to universities such as Northumbria, Newcastle, Sunderland, Leeds, Liverpool and Teesside or BTEC HND at Gateshead College.
Fast Track to an Apprenticeship
You can start on this programme and fast track to an apprenticeship once a vacancy becomes available and you're ready. Sign up to our apprenticeship alerts and we'll keep you updated on the latest apprenticeship vacancies. Plus our team will help you write your CV or application and prepare for interviews.
5 GCSEs at grades 4-9 including maths and English - We appreciate that calculated grades may not give a true reflection of your ability to study at this level therefore we will continue to assess during your induction period.
We will measure your motivation and behaviours as well as your attitude towards your studies, these are all expectations that are used to measure candidates during a probation period in industry.
This course is free to those aged under 19 years old.
Most people aged 19 years and over can qualify for free or reduced price course fees and there are grants and bursaries you can apply for to help cover the costs of coming to college, depending on your circumstances.
If you already have a full level 3 qualification and are aged 19 years over, you can apply for an Advanced Learning Loan or pay the fee upfront in full and qualify for a 10% discount.
You can get more information at our enrolment events, by calling 0191 490
2246 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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