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PgCert Software Development

Overview of the Programme

The aim of the programme is to provide a strong foundation in coding alongside the computing knowledge and essential skills that are required for software development.

Those completing the programme will gain solid programming skills and a high degree of self confidence in their ability to pursue further qualifications in software engineering, which will ultimately give them access to a wide range of key roles within the computing and IT sectors.

The online format and blended-learning delivery of the programme is specifically designed to enable students to access learning materials in a highly flexible manner.

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The course will consist of two modules, as follows:

Course Delivery

Teaching and assessment will be fully delivered online through a mixture of self-directed study and practice materials, masterclasses and support advisories. In order to replicate the interactive and engaging nature of an on-campus delivery, the online delivery will include:

Several weekly masterclasses that both present and explore course topics. The masterclasses will be delivered live to permit learners to connect and ask / answer questions. The classes will also be recorded to permit flexible on demand access.

Opportunities for Progression

Further Study

The PG Cert in Software Development contains the first 60 credits of the full MSc in Software Development. It is proposed those who complete the 60 credits will be given the option to transfer directly into the second year of the part-time MSc in Software Development. The part-time MSc is evening taught and supports distance learning, providing ongoing upskilling for those who have returned to full-time employment.

If you are seeking to continue with your professional development you will have the opportunity to self-fund progression to the full Master’s subject to meeting the academic requirements for progression.


Admissions and Requirements

Academic requirements:

  • Normally at least a 2.2 UK honours-equivalent first degree in any discipline excluding Computer Science or other similar Computing degree.
  • Applicants with entry qualifications other than a 2(ii) degree will be considered on an individual basis based on a Recognition or Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) assessment.

In addition to the above qualification requirements, all applicants will also be required to pass an aptitude test.

Other requirements

  • Computer and internet connection

Places on this programme are limited in number.  Where there are more eligible applications received than places available, the academic selectors for this programme will make offers based on performance in the aptitude test and previous qualification(s) on a ranked basis.  We will operate a waiting list as required to allow us to fill all available places. Please note feedback will not be given on the aptitude test.