National Diploma Computing (Software Development)
course is targeted at those who wish to work in the computing industry
and who wish to specialise in either programming, systems analysis,
systems design or software engineering. The course offers a specialist
occupational route into the industry or higher education and reflects
the needs of industry and universities in both educational achievement
and practical skills.
to Software Development
- Low Level and Advanced
- Practice and Concepts
Analysis and Design
is mainly by assignment and practical work.
should normally possess 4 GCSEs (grade ‘C’ or above), an appropriate
Intermediate GNVQ, or equivalent qualification. They will also need to
provide satisfactory references. Applications from individuals with
relevant previous experience, including mature students, are
completion of this course students attain a recognised vocational
qualification which can act as a prerequisite for entry onto a higher
education course, such as a degree or HND, or full-time employment.
Examples of the sort of jobs students may wish to progress onto, include
trainee programmers/analysts and trainee network supervisors.