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Software Development & Coding

Software Development & Coding

Learn a wide range of valuable skills and techniques to enable you to work in the IT or Computing industry.

Whether you are looking to upskill your current abilities or to step into a new career, we have a course for you. Find out more below or contact us for further information.

Digital Skills Bootcamps

WAES offers a selection of Digital Skills Bootcamps. Skills Bootcamps are part of the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee, helping everyone gain skills for life. Skills Bootcamps are free, flexible courses of up to 16 weeks, giving people the opportunity to build up sector-specific skills and fast-track to an interview with a local employer.

AWS re/Start for Success

The AWS re/Start for Success Skills Bootcamp is run in collaboration with Amazon Web Services, preparing individuals for entry-level cloud positions. It is a full-time 12-week course taking place at our Pimlico Centre, with some days of online remote learning after the first few weeks.

Skills Bootcamp in Web Application

The Skills Bootcamp in Web Application is run in collaboration with Code Institute, teaching you the skills to be a full-stack web developer. It is a full-time 16-week course taking place at our Amberley Road Centre, with some days of online remote learning after the first few weeks. A coding challenge must be completed as part of the application for this course.

Accredited Courses
Level 1 in Introduction to Programming
Day(s): Monday
Time: 13:00 - 15:30
Weeks: 17
Start Date: 10/09/2024
Venue: Amberley Road Centre
Full Fee: £403
Level: Level 1
Concessions: Yes

The principles of computer programming to understand how programming works. You will develop text-based programming skills to design and develop their own computer program.

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Level 3 Diploma in Software Development
ONLINE COURSE
Day(s): Wednesday
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Weeks: 42
Start Date: 11/09/2024
Other Dates Available: 1
Venue: Online
Full Fee: £2,470
Level: Level 3
Concessions: Yes

This qualification is for learners who want to develop and extend their digital and IT skills to prepare for different roles in the digital and creative industries within Software Development. Learners should be able to demonstrate the skills and ability to study at Level 3. English and Maths at Level 2 will provide a good foundation for successful progression.

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Level 3 Certificate in Software Development
Day(s): Tuesday and Thursday
Time: 09:30 - 14:30
Weeks: 23
Start Date: 21/01/2025
Venue: Pimlico Centre
Full Fee: £1,884
Level: Level 3
Concessions: Yes

This qualification is for learners who have successfully achieved Level 2 Software and Programming and who want to develop and extend their digital and IT skills to prepare for different roles in the digital and creative industries within Software Development. Learners should be able to demonstrate the skills and ability to study at Level 3. English and Maths at Level 2 will provide a good foundation for successful progression.

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Level 2 Certificate in Software and Programming
Day(s): Wednesday and Friday
Time: 09:30 - 14:30
Weeks: 13
Start Date: 22/01/2025
Other Dates Available: 1
Venue: Lisson Grove Centre
Full Fee: £1,008
Level: Level 2
Concessions: Yes

The course introduces programming using Python as a programming language. This qualification is for learners who want to develop and extend their digital skills using concepts in computing. Learners should be able to demonstrate the skills and ability to study at Level 2.

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Level 2 Award in Mobile App Development
Day(s): Monday
Time: 13:00 - 15:30
Weeks: 17
Start Date: 26/02/2025
Venue: Amberley Road Centre
Full Fee: £403
Level: Level 2
Concessions: Yes

Investigate the characteristics and uses of mobile apps. You will be also able to design, develop and test their own mobile app in line with a design specification.

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Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Coding
ONLINE COURSE
Venue: Distance Learning
Full Fee: Free
Level: Level 2
Level: Level 2
Concessions: Yes

Please note, this course is currently only available to learners in England outside Greater London, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Greater Manchester, Liverpool City Region, Tees Valley, West of England, West Midlands, North of Tyne, Sheffield City Region, and West Yorkshire.

This qualification is designed for learners who want to gain knowledge of coding. The qualification may also support progression into further study in coding or other topics within the digital sector.

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Level 3 Certificate in Coding Practices
ONLINE COURSE
Venue: Distance Learning
Full Fee: £941
Level: Level 3
Level: Level 3
Concessions: Yes

The purpose of the NCFE Level 3 in Coding Practices is to provide learners with sector awareness. It will provide the learner with a chance to develop knowledge and skills relating to coding practices with the view to seeking employment or proceeding to further study in this area. This qualification is designed for learners who want to increase their knowledge, skills and understanding of coding.

Please note, this course can only be funded for Greater London residents who earn less than the London Living Wage or otherwise do not already have a Level 3 qualification, alongside the standard residency requirements.

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Why study at WAES?
  • Highly qualified and professionally experienced tutors
  • Accessible Central London centres with bespoke facilities and great transport connections
  • A wide range of in-person, online, distance learning and community-based courses
  • Unique work experience opportunities through partnerships
  • Guest speakers offer introductions to career pathways in a variety of sectors
  • Excellent progression to employment, apprenticeships or further learning including university
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