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Software Development

If you are logical, with an eye for detail and love technology, then a career in software development could be for you. Learn how to design, develop, and test software and applications for computers.

As part of the Computing study programme, you will specialise in software development and centre your work and projects around this area of study.
Craven College is a member of the Yorkshire and Humber Institute of Technology, so you will have the privilege of enjoying some of the £10m for investment in industry-standard equipment in the region. We are working closely with local employers to ensure that you learn the skills that they require to ensure that you leave College ready for Degree level study, Apprenticeship or to start your career straight away.
You will have access to our new IT Suites and technology furnished with Cisco networking equipment to ensure you have the very latest in industry knowledge, IT Studios, Hardware Lab and Computer Science Lab with dedicated access to high specification pc’s.
Our tutors enhance your learning with their expert knowledge in Electronics, Data and Software, Coding, Web Design, Games Design, Programming, Database Design, App Design and Control Systems Engineering.

Aireville Campus
Study Location
1-2 Years
depending on Level
How your qualification is made up

Entry Requirements

  • Level 3 – 5 GCSEs grade 9-4 or Computing Level 2 including English & maths GCSEs grade 9-5
  • Level 2 – 4 GCSEs grade 9-3 or Computing Level 1 including English & maths
  • Level 1 – 4 GCSEs grade 9-1 including English & maths
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What you will study

Units
• Creating a Digital Animated Graphic
• Creating a Speadsheet
• Creating a Website
• Being Organised
• Developing a Personal Progression Plan
Units
• Communication in the IT Industry
• Developing Computer Games
• Presenting information using IT
• Working in the IT Industry
• Computer Graphics
• Spreadsheet Modelling
• Website Development
Units
• Data Modelling
• Website Development
• Information Technology Systems
• Creating Systems to Manage Information
• Using Social Media in Business
• Programming
• Software Testing
• Cyber Security
• IT Service Delivery
• Internet of Things
• Enterprise in IT
• Computer Games Development
• IT Project Management

What's Next?

Select your preferred study programme (subject). You can make 2 choices now and make a final decision in June. We will give you a conditional offer based on your predicted/actual GCSEs.

Further Study

  • Cyber Security & Computer Systems Level 4 (inc Computing HNC)
  • Computing HNC
  • Higher Apprenticeship

Careers

  • Software Developer
  • IT Technician
  • Network Manager
  • Electronics Technician
  • Computer Engineer
  • Games Developer
  • Web Developer