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Become a software developer with a FREE course at ELATT

Become a software developer with a FREE course at ELATT

About Software Development

Our software development course will teach you to design and develop a range of programs. You will learn Java as your core coding language and key soft skills such as project management, databases, case diagrams and essential office skills. Your tutor will help you develop proven professional coding skills through object oriented coding, design patterns and frameworks.

Software engineering combines problem solving, creativity and analytical skills. It suits those who are detail oriented with an eye for solutions. There is an ever-increasing demand for new software and a wide variety of clients across a range of sectors are looking to employ skilled software developers.

You will be taught by experienced teachers and we also support you with employability, including opportunities to speak to professionals and access mentoring, volunteering and work experience.

Career Potential

Software developers design, build and test computer programs for business, education and leisure services. You could achieve a starting salary of £20,000, rising to as much as £70,000 with experience.
Apply now to gain new skills, qualifications and take the first step to your new career.

We're here for you as the UK emerges from the coronavirus pandemic: our Sixth Form classes are now all face-to-face, and we're offering a mix of online and in-class options for our adult courses. You'll receive the same personalised support whichever way you study at ELATT.

Read more about online learning at ELATT

TBD Weeks
Duration

TBD Days
Days per week

9.30am - 4.30pm
Morning Hours

6.00pm - 9.00pm
Evening Hours

Classroom
Environment


Content

Level 1 Award [0 Credits]:

  • TBD

Requirements, Qualifications and Progression

Entry Requirements:

  • Basic computing knowledge (File Management / Microsoft Word)
  • Literacy - Level 1

Qualifications:

  • City and Guilds Award/Certificate for IT Users - Level 1

Progression Options:

  • Web Design and Development - Level 2
  • Computer Engineering - Level 1

9 - 10 Weeks
Duration

6 Hours
Hours per week

9.30am - 4.30pm
Daytime study

6.00pm - 9.00pm
Evening study

Online
Environment


Content

  • IT security for users: use basic techniques in the operation of an IT system to create, edit and view Python programs online
    Specialist software: learn Online Python IDLE to create basic programs
  • Using collaborative technologies: use IT tools and devices for collaborative working and communications in and out of the classroom such as online lessons tools, instant messaging/chat, online forums and more
  • IT software fundamentals: learn the basics of software fundamentals, including traditional software development cycles

Requirements and Qualifications

Entry Requirements:

  • English: Level 1 (Functional Skills, GCSE, ESOL or equivalent)
  • IT: Level 1
  • Please bring your prior qualification certificates with you to your first Assessment meeting.
  • If you don't have your certificates, we'll ask you to complete a short English and IT assessment so that we can make sure you're ready for this course. Find out more about the application process here.

Awarding Body:

  • City & Guilds

Qualifications:

  • Award for IT Users (ITQ) Level 2

6 - 12 Weeks
Duration

6 - 12 Hours
Hours per week

9.30am - 4.30pm
Daytime study

6.00pm - 9.00pm
Evening study

Online
Environment


Content

  • Improving productivity: plan, produce and evaluate your Python programme
  • IT security for users: learn about methods to minimise security risks to IT systems and data
  • Specialist software: use editors to create Graphical User Interfaces (GUI) and Python modules
  • Drawing and planning software: learn how to use free online software to create algorithmic flowcharts for Python programming
  • Presentation software: prepare a pitch for your app

Requirements and Qualifications

Entry Requirements:

  • English: Level 1 (Functional Skills, GCSE, ESOL or equivalent)
  • IT: Level 1
  • Please bring your prior qualification certificates with you to your first Assessment meeting.
  • If you don't have your certificates, we'll ask you to complete a short English and IT assessment so that we can make sure you're ready for this course. Find out more about the application process here.

Awarding Body:

  • City & Guilds

Qualifications:

  • Certificate for IT Users (ITQ) Level 2

12 - 24 Weeks
Duration

6 - 12 Hours
Hours per week

9.30am - 4.30pm
Daytime study

6.00pm - 9.00pm
Evening study

Online
Environment


Content

  • Customer support provision: learn professional customer support behaviours and practices
  • Software testing/software testing fundamentals: test the functionality of a software application to find out whether the software meets the specified requirements
  • Creating an event driven computer programme: create a Graphical User Interface (GUI) app
  • Creating an procedural computer programme: create a Procedures and Classes Library for an app

Requirements and Qualifications

Entry Requirements:

  • English: Level 1 (Functional Skills, GCSE, ESOL or equivalent)
  • IT: Level 1
  • Please bring your prior qualification certificates with you to your first Assessment meeting.
  • If you don't have your certificates, we'll ask you to complete a short English and IT assessment so that we can make sure you're ready for this course. Find out more about the application process here.

Awarding Body:

  • City & Guilds

Qualifications:

  • Diploma in ICT Systems and Principles for IT Professionals Level 2

12 - 24 Weeks
Duration

6 - 12 Hours
Hours per week

9.30am - 4.30pm
Daytime study

6.00pm - 9.00pm
Evening study

Online
Environment


Content

  • Customer support provision: including software documentation and remote support
  • Software design fundamentals: the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
    Principles of ICT system and data security: understanding threats to ICT systems and site data encryption and cryptography
  • Software testing: test the functionality of your software. including PHP unit testing
  • Presentation software: use Microsoft PowerPoint to make a business pitch for your software
  • Develop software: using SQL (Structured Query Language)
  • The technologies of the internet: learn the principles, technologies, security and support systems that allow the internet to work, such as DevOps, website domain hosting and FTP
  • Creating an object-oriented computer programme: learn Object-Orientated Programming (OOP) with PHP

Requirements and Qualifications

Entry Requirements:

  • English: Level 1 (Functional Skills, GCSE, ESOL or equivalent)
  • IT: Level 1
  • Please bring your prior qualification certificates with you to your first Assessment meeting.
  • If you don't have your certificates, we'll ask you to complete a short English and IT assessment so that we can make sure you're ready for this course. Find out more about the application process here.

Awarding Body:

  • City & Guilds

Qualifications:

  • Diploma in ICT Systems and Principles for IT Professionals Level 3

Which units will I study for my course?

All our courses have one or more mandatory units and a choice of additional units.

Course content is tailored for you (and your employer) and the list of units outlined here are a guide only. Units covered will also depend on your prior learning and credit requirement. If there is something specific that you are interested in learning, please discuss this with your tutor during induction.


What if I don't have the entry requirements for a course?

There are other courses available to help you build up the skills and qualifications you need to be eligible for our courses. Please get in touch to discuss this further!


Which level can I study?

During your appointment assessment, we will help you work out which course will be the most suitable for you based on your results, previous experiences and interests.


Will my course cost?

Course tuition fees
As a charity, ELATT works tirelessly to access a range of funding and donations to keep our courses free.

In 2020-2021 we had 900 students in total, and none had to pay fees. That means 100% got a free course!

If you are over 19, you might have to take out a student loan to do a Level 3 course.
We also can't train you if you are on a Student Visa, Visitor's Visa or Temporary Stay, or are an Overseas Student.

Each year we support hundreds of different people from all walks of life, of all backgrounds, ages, circumstances and skills levels. There's a really good chance that you can get a free course at ELATT, so apply now!

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Studying Hours

These are all the study days and times. Your course will take place on some of these times. You'll find out more information after you apply.

Mornings

Monday9.30 - 16.30

Tuesday9.30 - 16.30

Wednesday9.30 - 16.30

Thursday9.30 - 16.30

Friday9.30 - 16.30

SaturdayClosed

SundayClosed

Evenings

MondayClosed

Tuesday18.00 - 21.00

WednesdayClosed

Thursday18.00 - 21.00

FridayClosed

SaturdayClosed

SundayClosed


You are more than welcome to give us a call at 0800-0420-184 or email hello@elatt.org.uk to ask questions and find out more. We are available from 9am-5pm on weekdays.

Benefits of this topic

Learn Languages

Learn to code using various languages, varying from HTML to PHP and more.

Rapid Growth

This topic is a popular focus in today's technological advancement.

High Salary Rate

This role prospectively leads you to a career with a good competitive salary.

Modern Technology

Build using modern technology that is continuously being innovated.

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