Course overviewWeb Applications Development – Level 5 Diploma (Online) City of Bristol College
The Level 5 Diploma in Web Applications Development Online course offers you a flexible and unique opportunity to study an industry-designed and developed qualification. Supported by a dedicated course instructor and tutor from City of Bristol College, online support technical support, in-app tutors and a professional mentor from Code Institute.
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.
We run 9 groups throughout the academic year, taking new students on at the end of each month (except for December, July and August), 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 it, follow the Apply link below to apply for the Diploma in Web Application Development.
The Web Applications Development will develop a thorough knowledge of front-end development and full-stack frameworks using tools like Django.
You will learn about data-centric and interactive front-end development. You don’t need any formal qualifications to complete this course and instead will be invited to complete an online competency test following your application. This course is perfect if you are a beginner with an ambition to work in web design or are currently working in the industry and want to gain a qualification to enhance your career prospects.
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Dates and applications
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|29/02/2024 - 27/02/2025
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|28/03/2024 - 25/03/2025
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|25/04/2024 - 24/04/2025
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|30/05/2024 - 16/05/2025
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|27/06/2024 - 26/06/2025
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Who is this course for?
This qualification is a pathway to employment for those who want to work in the tech industry. It gives students 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 an online course provided by City of Bristol College along with supported online learning and self-study using the Code Institute Built Learner Management System (LMS).
The online delivery features a live tutor support (8am – 11pm Monday to Friday / 9am – 5pm Sat & Sun) and a highly engaged slack community where students 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 front-end web application. It includes understanding the principles of responsive design, documentation and effective layout of content.
Interactive Frontend Development
This unit aims to develop the knowledge and skills needed to build a dynamic, interactive front-end 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.
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 e-commerce 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 consider whether applicants have the necessary foundations to undertake this programme of study at Level 5
How is the course delivered and assessed?
The course delivery has been designed to be flexible and structured to support students in completing it alongside their day-to-day commitments and lives.
From the start of the course, students will have access to the learning content and each will have regular weekly sessions across the first month on Thursday evenings as an extended onboarding/introduction and with focused tasks and activities aimed at making your project ready.
Following the group sessions, you will then have instructor-led sessions, which will be set around your schedule and allow you targeted time with an instructor to review the progress you are making on the platform, challenges, barriers, ideas and actions to help you meet the Milestone project Deadlines as well as support you through assignment project planning, study skills and academic progression.
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.
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 different aspects of web application development.
Each milestone project is designed to build knowledge and skills for the key stages of building 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 the UK every week. It also provides opportunities for progression for graduates in both 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 £5421, 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 instalments, which can be arranged with our Student Services Team.
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