Is This for You?

This course is for aspiring software developers who wish to design, build, and maintain software applications.

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 40 CPD points upon successful completion

Start Date
Study Type
In centre, online, or a combination
Training Type
40 hours

About This Course

This course is for aspiring software developers who wish to design, build, and maintain software applications.

The course teaches core programming concepts, software development principles, object-oriented programming, web application programming, and databases topics.


Computer storage and data types, algorithms and flowcharts, error handling, and functional programming patterns.


SDLC management, interpreting application specifications, coding with algorithms and data structures, version control systems, and secure coding concepts.


Classes, inheritance, polymorphism.


Construct and analyse web applications, configure web hosting, configure web services, architectural patterns.


Design and normalise databases, SQL queries, manage transactions, database access methods, and NoSQL databases.


  • Access to our LiveTutor service to help answer any content or learning queries you may have on a 24/7 basis
  • The flexibility of a self-study course designed to enable you to learn at your own pace
  • The opportunity to gain the widely recognised Pitman Training certificate.

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Aims and Objectives

The course focuses on introducing C# and SQL and maps to the objectives of the IT Specialist Software Development Fundamentals exam.


This course is suitable for all but ideal for those with some introductory programming knowledge.

Finance Options

Wherever possible our training is tailored to your needs. The cost of our training programmes depend on the course(s) you choose and varies according to duration and breadth. Rest assured we have a number of payment options available to ensure the cost of training is affordable and can be worked alongside your other financial commitments. Common ways people fund their training include: –


  • Flexible payment plans to help you spread the cost* available at many of our centres;
  • You could opt to pay upfront.

Company Funded:

Requesting funding from your employers needn’t be a daunting task. Many employers support and encourage their employees with their professional development and consider it a worthwhile investment to fund any training required.

What we can help with:

  • Providing a comprehensive training programme outlining learning outcomes
  • Tailored personnel letters
  • Communication with finance departments to arrange payment options (upfront or payment plan*).

Funding & Grants:

There may be the opportunity to apply for funded grants that can help towards the cost of training. These include the Skills Development Scotland ITAs and the ReAct programme in Wales. All schemes will have different terms and conditions that will need to be met in order to qualify for a grant and these are managed by each individual centre.

We’d recommend you speak to a Course Advisor in your local centre to find out whether they are registered to offer any such schemes and discuss your requirements further.

* Terms and Conditions apply. Speak to a Course Advisor for full information on the options available to you.

Career Path

In today’s thriving software development industry, the opportunities to progress your career are numerous. With continued learning and development, you could work toward a Senior Developer role.

What's the Difference?

We offer a range of training packages in a range of subject areas and can offer blended learning opportunities to best meet your needs.

Our courses are practical in nature and focus on a single subject and can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days.

Diplomas are designed to give you a complete skillset mapped to a specific career path and contain a number of core and elective courses.