Is This for You?

This specialised Diploma is intended for anyone with an interest or experience in IT, looking to work in an entry-level development or software testing role.

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 190 CPD points upon successful completion

Start Date
Study Type
In centre, online, or a combination
Training Type
190 hours or 8 weeks full-time study

About This Diploma

This specialised Diploma is intended for anyone with an interest or experience in IT, looking to work in an entry-level development or software testing role.

Utilising your analytical and problem-solving skills in software development as a Software Developer in an organisation, you could be responsible for the development, testing, and maintenance of software programs and code. A great advantage is that developers are employed across a wide spectrum of industry and in many organisations, so opportunities for career enhancement are many and varied.

With this diploma, you will train with the latest industry standard software languages as well as develop other key skills such as communication and leadership skills.

Broken down into clear segments, the format of this course means you get to grips with one skill before starting on the next, and the practical exercises mean you get hands-on experience. You’ll be able to put what you learn into practice immediately.

You can study at times that suit you, and you’ll have access to 24/7 support with our LiveTutor service.

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Aims and Objectives

As the tech sector continues to be one of the fastest growing employment sectors with a significant shortfall in qualified software developers and coders, this unique training course will empower you to secure a role as a developer, programmer, or software tester.

Courses Included

Software Development Courses

IT Specialist – HTML and CSS

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Software Development Courses

IT Specialist – HTML5 Application Development

The HTML5 Application Development course consists of three major areas: Hypertext Mark-up Language (HTML), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and Javascript.

Software Development Courses

IT Specialist – JavaScript

This JavaScript course is excellent for those looking to gain valuable introductory JavaScript skills and improve their employability prospects in the areas of designing and…

IT Courses (incl. A+)

Programming Fundamentals

This course is an introduction to programming concepts and is ideal for anyone who wishes to learn how to program but doesn't have a background…

Elective Courses

Software Development Courses

IT Specialist – Java

This Java course is excellent for those wanting to learn how to code in Java, a powerful object-oriented programming language.

Software Development Courses

IT Specialist – Python

IT Specialist - Python teaches this versatile programming language which can be used to power websites, build games, and even program hardware.

Business Management Courses

SQL for Data Analysts

In this course, you’ll learn the essentials of Structured Query Language (SQL), a programming language used to extract and organise data stored in relational databases.


Some previous experience or familiarity with coding is recommended. Speak to one of our Course Advisors for further information.

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

On completion of this diploma programme you could look towards a rewarding career in IT programming or development. With the IT industry ever changing you can be sure of a wide range of career progression options.

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.