Software Design & Development

Type of qualification – BTEC National Creative Media Practice 2019 – Diploma (1.5 A level equivalent)
Exam Board – Pearson

Course Description

The computer science industry is immense and provides a huge opportunity for employment across many areas. While studying this course, you will gain current skills and techniques across various disciplines relevant to industry today. The computer science industry changes at an extremely rapid pace. By studying this course you will learn to adapt and mirror the skill sets required.

This course provides a foundation to all aspects of software design and programming, with a strong bias to practical study that reflects how industry works.

You will examine a range of current topics to establish your skill set and make you more attractive to industry and university. You will be introduced to HTML, CSS and Javascript, along with languages such as Python, Swift and C#, with a focus on business applications and the opportunity to learn PWA cross platform application development.

The course is taught through lectures, practical sessions, seminars, group work and internet research. You will be assessed by a variety of methods including written assignments, screencasts, presentations and practical projects.

We assume no prior knowledge at the beginning of the course and you just need to bring enthusiasm and a willingness to learn.

Interesting fact about studying this at S6C

You will grow to become an independent learner, a skill required by universities and future employers. The course is delivered by staff with industry experience who plan the curriculum to mimic real life business scenarios, giving you valuable experience for your CV.

You will also help the college build assets for social media, marketing, communication and the virtual learning environment, while helping staff with creative solutions to assist with teaching.


Internally assessed assignments and coursework with external moderation.

General Entry Requirements

5 GCSE qualifications with minimum grade 4

Equipment Required

Bring your own device – Apple Laptop. Please see the BYOD page on our website for more details.

What Our Students Think

“The course has a hands-on approach which gives you a realistic idea of programming as a career.”
Mike, previously Wyvern College