The Diploma in Software Development is for any aspiring software developer or programmer out there who wants to learn the core skills needed to work as a coder. Created by Code Institute and credit-rated by Edinburgh Napier University, the content of this Diploma has been carefully designed to meet the demands of the current job market, so you can be confident of impressing potential employers with your coding abilities.
Would you like a rewarding career in software development or programming? This Diploma is for those with little or no prior programming experience and will help you learn a valuable cross-section of skills which can lead to a Junior Developer role. The flexible, online training method means you can study around existing work and lifestyle commitments whilst retraining for a rewarding career in an industry where skilled personnel are in high demand.
Awarded 420 CPD points upon successful completion
We have partnered with Code Institute to bring you a world-class learning experience where you will gain globally transferable skills as well as a valuable industry qualification.
Demand for trained programmers and software developers is at an all-time high. This Diploma in Software Development prepares you for a rewarding and prosperous career in this field.
Your training focuses on practical, skills-based learning over theory. There are no exams, you will be assessed on five milestone projects of your own creation. These projects comprise your portfolio which will be an invaluable asset in seeking employment.
A mentor and team of tutors will support you learn. Lessons take place in Code Institute’s world-class online learning platform. The system is intuitive and take you through the course step-by-step using bitesize tutorial videos, alongside tasks and quizzes to help you learn how to design, develop and debug your own code.
Here are the core elements of the Diploma in Software Development:
User Centric Frontend Development: Create visually-appealing, responsive web applications that elicit positive user experiences.
Interactive Frontend Development: Build interactive and intuitive web applications. Leverage APIs and data visualisations to power-up your apps!
Practical Python: Introduce logic to your applications with python. Use algorithms to build web-based games and applications.
Data Centric Development: Develop data-driven applications that can read from and update structured or unstructured data in your database.
Full Stack Frameworks: Implement powerful and scalable web apps at speed! Learn how to authenticate users and process payments.
The exciting thing about this Diploma is that you’ll be creating tangible, real-life projects along the way. These provide you with an excellent base for a professional portfolio that you can showcase to prospective employers when you start job hunting.
Code Institute regularly liaise with leading industry experts when creating the syllabus to ensure the course content matches the market demands for careers in this field. This means you can be confident that the training will leave you with relevant skills that are in high demand by employers worldwide.
To further emphasise the quality of this training, Code Institute has gained academic recognition for this Diploma having partnered with Edinburgh Napier University. This Diploma is equivalent to Level 5 on the European Qualifications Framework and Level 8 on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework.
Once you have successfully completed the full Diploma you will be awarded a Diploma in Full Stack Development from the Code Institute.
Code Institute takes great pride in the quality of student support that is available. This shows in their impressive student success rates. You can be assured that their dedicated student care team will work hard to help you succeed and achieve your career aspiration. The support processes available to every student are:
Tutor Support – this emulates the classroom learning experience. At the click of a button you can instant message experienced tutors with questions or queries about your training or, if you prefer, you can give them a call and they’ll talk you through it.
Mentoring – at the start of your training you’ll be assigned a mentor. They will help you get started and throughout the duration of your studies. Their role is to help you plan your projects and ensure you stay on track with your progression through the course. They’ll even offer employment and interview advice and guidance once you’ve finished the Diploma.
Online student community – when you start your training, you’ll be able to join the online student forum where you can chat to fellow students studying the Diploma. This is a great setting that brings together a sense of community where you can network, ask advice, questions and share the tips and tricks you’re learning along the way.
Student care – the student care team are there to ensure that you hit your study goals. They will match you with a mentor and work with you to ensure that you are happy and motivated while undertaking the programme.
The key objective of this Diploma is to give you a solid base of programming skills that will enable you to work as a Junior Developer. The big outcome benefit is that your portfolio of projects will enable you to showcase your skills and personality to prospective employers.
Successful completion of the full Diploma will give you a Diploma in Full Stack Development certification from Code Institute.
The full suite comprises Dreamweaver CC, Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, InDesign CC, Animate CC and Premiere Pro CC. This award lets you choose any three of these programmes and tailor the training to your requirements.
Whilst there are no formal prerequisites for this Diploma, it is important to reiterate that this is a Level 5 qualification on the European Framework of Qualifications, which is equivalent to the first year of a degree course. You must therefore be confident that you can study at this level.
To study this Diploma it would be advantageous if you enjoy problem-solving and are willing to commit to a solid, regular study schedule with a minimum of 10-12 hours per week dedicated to study.
For those with no prior experience in this area who are thinking about whether a career in software development or programming is right for them, we have a basic Coding Challenge that you can complete. Speak to one of our Course Advisors if you’d like to try this.
Career prospects for anyone working in the software development/programming industry are exciting. There is a global skills shortage for trained, knowledgeable programmers. This diploma is closely aligned with the skills required in the real-world job market. With experience and further training, you could command a top salary in roles such as Software Engineer, Systems Developer, Frontend Developer, Backend Developer, Full Stack Developer, Python Developer or Multimedia Programmer to name just a few.