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Key Facts

Level:
Level 3
Subject Sector:
6.1 ICT Practitioners
Credits:
42
Qualification No:
603/6773/8
GLH:
294 hours
Total qualification time:
420 hours
Price:
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Age Range:
16-18 & 19+

Qualification purpose

Prepare for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area

Qualification Grading Type

Pass

Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio of Evidence

  • Why choose this qualification?

    This qualification is current and has been developed alongside consultants with years of industry knowledge to ensure that it is fit for purpose. The qualifications purpose is to:
    – prepare learners to progress to a qualification in the same sector or a related area at a higher level
    – prepare learners for employment within different roles in the digital and creative industries and in other industries that require specific digital and IT skills within Software Development.
    This qualification can be used as an additional course to enhance learner apprenticeships.

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must complete the mandatory unit and six units from the specialist unit group.


    Units

    Mandatory Group

    Learners must complete the mandatory unit.

    Project Management

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    42
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    F/618/5180
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    Specialist units

    Learners must complete six units from the specialist unit group.

    JavaScript

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    42
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    K/618/5237
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    Maths for Computing

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    42
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    M/618/5238
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    Object Oriented Programming

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    42
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    T/618/5239
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    Programming Implementation

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    42
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    K/618/5240
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    Robot Technology

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    42
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    K/618/5190
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    Software Testing

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    42
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    M/618/5241
    Click here to view full unit details

    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    This qualification is current and has been developed alongside consultants with years of industry knowledge to ensure that it is fit for purpose. The qualifications purpose is to:

    - prepare learners to progress to a qualification in the same sector or a related area at a higher level
    - prepare learners for employment within different roles in the digital and creative industries and in other industries that require specific digital and IT skills within Software Development.

    This qualification can be used as an additional course to enhance learner apprenticeships.


    What skills, knowledge, or understanding does this qualification develop?

    These qualifications are for learners who want to develop and extend their digital and IT skills to prepare for different roles in the digital and creative industries within Software Development.

    The qualifications are also designed for job roles in other industries where specific digital and IT skills are required, such as finance, marketing, machining and manufacturing.


    How is this qualification different from other, similar qualifications?

    A learner should take this qualification over others because this is a current qualification which will advance learner skills in Software Development.


    Which job roles does this qualification support?

    This qualification will give learners the additional skills to enhance their knowledge within the Software Development area of the Digital sector.


    What are the progression options?

    Learners can progress to a Level 4 qualification in Software Development.

    Alternatively, learners can choose to continue on to another course within our Level 3 Digital suite:

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    Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Diploma in Digital Business Solutions
    Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Certificate in Digital Engineering Design
    Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Diploma in Digital Engineering Design
    Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Certificate in Digital Product Design
    Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Diploma in Digital Product Design
    Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Certificate in Games Technologies
    Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Diploma in Games Technologies
    Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Certificate in Networking and Cybersecurity
    Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Diploma in Networking and Cybersecurity
    Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Certificate in Social Media for E-Commerce
    Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Diploma in Social Media for E-Commerce
    Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Certificate in Systems Infrastructure
    Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Diploma in Systems Infrastructure


    Progression & Entry Requirements

    There is no requirement for learners to have undertaken a specific qualification, but learners should be able to demonstrate the skills and ability to study at Level 3. English and Maths at Level 2 will provide a good foundation for successful progression. Learners can progress in a number of ways: - progressing to a higher level qualification - progressing to employment where they can apply their digital and IT knowledge and skills.

    Funding information

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    We have done our best to collate and summarise the key information, and wherever possible we alert our providers to changes in funding policy.

    This funding information is provided in good faith and it is always advisable to check directly with the funding agencies before committing to delivery.

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