Delivered Online | Starts June 18th 2024 | 26 Weeks

Free Courses for Jobs

Unlock your potential with a fully-funded place on our Level 3 Introduction to Software Development funded by the West Midlands Combined Authority.

Course details

Our funded Level 3 qualification provides a solid introduction to software development.

It is the perfect pathway to progress your Software Development skills to get into the workplace or to advance to the Level 5 Diploma in Web Application Development.

Eligibility criteria

  • Aged 19+ years and do not already have a Level 3 qualification
  • Already have a Level 3 qualification or higher but earn below the National Living Wage (£20,319 annually)
  • Already have a Level 3 qualification but are unemployed

Why Study Software Development?

Our course gives you a solid foundation in Software Development and the skills to progress in the workplace or to advance to the Level 5 Diploma in Web Application Development. Technical software development skills are in high demand with employers, so this course will set you apart from other applicants and open up new job prospects to you.

The Level 3 course content covers the fundamental elements of modern software development and provides learners with the framework to develop their skills using practical, project-based methodologies.

What Will I Learn?

Introduction to Software Development

RQF: Level 3

Duration: 26 weeks

TQT: 420

Funding Streams: Free courses for jobs

Code Institute: Platform, Curriculum Content, Summative Assessments

Awarding Body: Gateway Qualifications

Project Management
Learners on our Introduction to Software Development course will experience the concepts, processes, and tools used to manage IT projects.
Learners will develop an understanding of this key element of software development, using JavaScript to build interactive web pages.
Maths for Computing
Learners will gain the fundamental maths skill needed in software development.
Object Oriented Programming
Learners will examine the features, tools and techniques of object-oriented programming and use a structured approach to the design and development of a program.
Programming Implementation
Our Introduction to Software Development course will familiarise learners with the underpinning concepts of programming and how it is implemented with Python.
Robot Technology
Learners will develop the skills to design and develop a program to control a robot.
Software Testing
Learners will understand the testing stages of software development from planning to acceptance and how automation can be applied to software testing.
Careers Support
Learners from our Introduction to Software Development course will benefit from on demand careers support, to help with their pathway into tech, writing their tech CV and cover letter.

Entry Requirements for Introduction to Software Development

Learners must complete the free 5 Step Coding Challenge and demonstrate the skills and ability to study at Level 3. Learners should have a good standard of English and Maths and be over 19 years of age.

Delivery & Assessment

Code Institute provides the Learning Management System, course content, community and tutor support to enable learners to succeed in our Introduction to Software Development course.

Learners can undertake our Software Development course 100% online or in a blended format with one of our partner colleges using Code Institute’s platform, content, analytics, community, tutoring support seven days a week.

Content on the course has a built-in blended assessment model, including suggested assessment templates and guidance to help learners more easily grasp assignments.

Register Interest

Funding for Introduction to Software Development

The government’s Free Courses for Jobs programme has created new opportunities for adults who are unemployed, or employed and earn below the National Living Wage annually (£20,319). You must be aged 19 or over to access funded full-time learning.

level 3 qualification is equivalent to an advanced technical certificate or diploma, or A levels.

How to Join Our Introduction to Software Development Diploma

Find out more by registering your interest today.

Register Your Interest With Us

Submit your information using the buttons on this page to register your interest. You will receive follow up instructions and be enrolled on our Free 5 Step Coding Challenge.

Complete The Coding Challenge

In order to become a successful candidate, you must complete our free 5 Step Coding Challenge. This ensures that this is the right career path for you.

Complete The Admissions Process

Upon challenge completion, you will be invited to a careers consultation call with an Education Advisor. Afterwards, they will direct you to formally apply with a partner college.

Approval For Our Course

Congratulations! Once your application has been approved by your selected college and our Admissions team, you will be enrolled on the course.

Next Start Date

Upcoming Cohort
Introduction to Software Development – Level 3


Delivered fully online

Start Date: 18th, June 2024

Learn More
Want something more in-depth?
High Performance Full Stack Software Developer: Skills Bootcamp – Level 5

This 16 week online bootcamp is for  unemployed learners interested in moving into the tech industry. It prepares learners for careers in the digital workforce as Full Stack Software Developers. 

Learn More

Changing Career to
Software Development

– what to expect & learn