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Programming and Software Development (mobile applications development) Level 3 Extended Diploma

Create software for the mobile application industry and IT with this new Level 3 course in mobile app development.

There has never been a better time to be a programmer and on this course, you learn to understand code and programming so you can create apps for yourself and others. It is a mix of design for interactive media, and IT for software development.

What do I learn?
Subjects covered include:
• communication and employment skills
• computer systems
• information systems
• software design and development
• website production
• computer systems architecture
• developing computer games
• computer project planning
• object oriented programming
• spreadsheet modeling
• Android mobile app development

All subjects are aimed at learning how to create for the mobile application market.

You attend lectures where you learn the use and application of the software, and you attend workshop sessions where you learn the practice of software development. The majority of the course is practical in that you put into practice what you have learned in workshops.

You are assessed through practical assignments and essays.
What do I gain?
By the end of the course you will be able to use a range of software packages to create software, apps and games in HTML and PHP, and computer games using Python and the Raspberry Pi. You will also use a range of programming languages such as Java, C++, XCode and Python to produce programs for Android, Apple Windows and Linux environments.

You also learn the elements of design necessary to create apps and think creatively about app design.

The qualification gained is the Level 3 Diploma in IT (Software Development) and Sub Diploma Interactive Media
What do I need?
5 or more GCSEs grades A-C including English and maths
Or
BTEC level 2 Diploma grade Merit or Distinction plus GCSE grade C or above or Functional Skills at level 2 in English and maths
What do I gain?
Career paths for software developers include developing mobile apps, websites and computer games.

University degrees and foundation degrees are available for those who wish to take this subject further.
What else do I need to know?
City of Oxford College has many high standard IT labs for you to train in.

The fee for international students for the 2016 entrance is £6,300 per year.