Course overviewDiploma in Web Application Development City of Bristol College
This course is designed to deliver the practical skills to design, develop, build and test a web-based software application. The content aims to develop your abilities and proficiency in the most relevant and sought-after coding languages and tools for both front and back-end development. You will learn industry-ready skills to take up roles across software/web application developer, full-stack/front-end/back-end developer, QA engineer or Software support engineers. You do not need prior coding experience.
The course is delivered as blended course with facilitated tutor sessions provided at College along with supported online learning and self-study from the Code Institute Learner Platform. It is an on-demand programme, and you can learn and study whenever suits you.
We are taking new students on at the end of each month, and you will be able to start at a time that suits you and work to your own individual learning plan.
This course is written by Code Institute and accredited by Gateway Qualifications. Applicants must complete the Code Institute’s 5-step Coding Challenge before applying. Complete the form below to register for the Coding Challenge, then once you’ve completed, follow the Apply link below to apply for the Diploma in Web Application Development.
We will be offering this course at Level 3 in the near future. To register your interest, please email Pasquale.Fasulo@cityofbristol.ac.uk.
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Dates and applications
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|Course Code||Dates||Duration||Days||Hours per week||Start Time||Location||Fee|
|FTP1986C01-3||30/11/2022 - 30/11/2023||1 years||Weds & Thurs||6.00||18:00||Blended (College Green/Online)||Enquire Apply|
|FTP1986C01-5||31/01/2023 - 31/01/2024||1 years||Weds & Thurs||6.00||18:00||Blended (College Green/Online)||Enquire Apply|
|FTP1986C01-6||28/02/2023 - 28/02/2024||1 years||Weds & Thurs||6.00||18:00||Blended (College Green/Online)||Enquire Apply|
|FTP1986C01-7||30/03/2023 - 30/03/2024||1 years||Weds & Thurs||6.00||18:00||Blended (College Green/Online)||Enquire Apply|
|FTP1986C01-8||27/04/2023 - 27/04/2024||1 years||Weds & Thurs||6.00||18:00||Blended (College Green/Online)||Enquire Apply|
|FTP1986C01-9||31/05/2023 - 31/05/2024||1 years||Weds & Thurs||6.00||18:00||Blended (College Green/Online)||Enquire Apply|
|FTP1986C01-10||29/06/2023 - 29/06/2024||1 years||Weds & Thurs||6.00||18:00||Blended (College Green/Online)||Enquire Apply|
|FTP1986C01-11||31/07/2023 - 31/07/2024||1 years||Weds & Thurs||6.00||18:00||Blended (College Green/Online)||Enquire Apply|
Who is this course for?
This qualification is a pathway to employment for those who want to work in the tech industry. It gives learners the skills and experience needed to take up roles in software/web application development, junior full-stack/front-end/back-end development, junior quality assurance, engineer or support engineer. It is suitable for those with no previous coding experience and for those who want to refresh their knowledge with the most relevant coding languages.
This is a blended course with online tuition provided by City of Bristol College along with supported online learning and self-study using the Code Institute Build Learner Management System (LMS). The online delivery features a live tutor support 24 hours a day and a highly engaged slack community where learners can interact, network and provide peer-to-peer support. The LMS access enables students to study where and when they wish, and a student care team provides learners with day-to-day support.
What you'll learn
The qualification is made up of 4 units that progress you through front-end and back-end processes, learning coding process and flow. The units are:
- User Centric Frontend Development
This unit aims to provide learners with the knowledge and skills needed to build a Frontend web application. It includes understanding the principles of responsive design, documentation and effective layout of content.
- Interactive Frontend Development
This unit aim to develop knowledge and skills needed to build a dynamic, interactive Frontend web application. It includes understanding user input and control when interacting with a web application. It also includes understanding the principles of manual testing for debugging.
- Data Centric Development
This focuses on understanding and developing the practical skills to build a Back End web application. Topics covered include data storage and data management using relational and non-relational databases.
- Full Stack Frameworks with Django
Learners build on their existing skills and learn how to integrate them effectively to build a Full Stack web application. The unit covers the use of frameworks, APIs, automated testing, persistent storage, user authentication and ecommerce functionality
Course entry requirements
- You must be aged 19 or over
- Applicants must complete the 5-step coding challenge set by Code Institute
- You need to be working at least level 2 for English and Maths
- There is no requirement for learners to have prior skills, knowledge or understanding however and consider whether applicants have the necessary foundations to undertake this programme of study at level 5.
How is the course delivered and assessed?
The online delivery includes live tutor support and a highly engaged student community through Slack, which allows students to access peer support; career development advice and personal industrial mentoring. You will attend weekly tutorial sessions at College, which we can deliver online or face-to-face, and which will support you through assignment project planning, study skills and academic progression.
The Learner Management System provided by Code Institute is always available and enables students to learn and study when and where works for them, and includes a student care team who can provide day to day support.
You will be assessed through four projects which cover a different aspect of web application development. Each milestone project is designed to build knowledge and skills for the key stages to build a fully-functioning web application using a full stack framework. These projects form a portfolio which to showcase learner’s practical skills, knowledge and competency to employers.
The work is marked internally and then verified externally by Gateway Qualifications. All units are marked Pass, Merit or Distinction.
Future career and study opportunities
This qualification is designed to open learners up to a career in tech. Graduates of the course will continue to develop their skills in their new role and be able to support them in finding a specialist area suited to their personal strengths and preferences.
This course offers learners the skills and confidence to apply for one of the tens of thousands of unfilled vacancies in tech advertised in UK every week.
It also provides opportunities for progression for graduates in both within the tech sector and other sectors including health, construction, engineering, finance, education, transport, entertainment, retail and hospitality.
Graduates can apply for the following roles:
- Junior/Associate Frontend Developer
- Junior/Associate Backend Developer
- Junior/Associate Software Developer
- Junior/Associate Full Stack Developer
- Junior/Associate Quality Assurance Engineer
- Software Support Engineer
The cost of the course is £5400, and is eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan. Information on how the loan can be found on the gov.uk website.
An application for the loan will require an acceptance letter from us with course details. We will support your application progress if you need any assistance.
Applicants may wish to pay fees without a loan and can pay in instalment, which can be arranged with our Student Services Team.
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