L5 Diploma in Web Application Development

Industry focused qualification to launch a tech career

Code Institute provides a comprehensive package that extends beyond platform and curriculum content to support colleges in the delivery of this qualification. Delivery can be customised to optomise college resources and expertise. Online access and Advanced Learner Loan make it accessible to more learners.

Support Package

LMS platform, curricculum content, 4-project assessment, 7 days a week tutor support, mentoring and career services


Meets Advanced Learner Loan funding stream criteria up to £5,421


Industry-focused, practical tech qualification with proven employment outcomes

L5 Diploma in Web Application Development

This qualification gives learners practical skills and competency to develop a full functional Web Application. Upon qualification graduates will be industry ready for employment as a junior developer or in a tech facing roles in a development team.

Course content provides both the knowledge and practical skills to design, develop and test code solutions and solve problems using code. Learners are fully immersed in the design and build process alongside the practical and theoretical aspects. The course is assessed via four milestone projects which form part of the course content and are evaluated by the college.

Course Overview

L5 Web Application Development

RQF: Level 5

Duration: 1 Year

TQT: 750

Funding Stream: Advanced Learner Loan £5,421

Code Institute: LMS, Content, On-demand Tutoring & Career Support

Awarding Body: Gateway Qualification

User Centric Frontend Development
Arms learners with the knowledge and skills needed to build a Frontend web application, understand the principles of responsive design, documentation and effective layout of content.
Interactive Frontend Development
Learn how to build a dynamic, interactive Frontend web application using HTML, CSS and JavaScript. It includes understanding user input and control when interacting with a web application. It also includes understanding the principles of manual testing for debugging.
Data Centric Development
Develop the knowledge and skills needed to build a Back End web application using Python and a micro-framework. Topics covered include data storage and data management using relational and non-relational databases.
Full Stack Frameworks with Django
This unit aims to provide learners with the knowledge and skills needed to build a Full Stack web application using the Django/Python Full Stack MVC framework; APIs; automated testing; persistent storage; user authentication and e-commerce functionality.

Entry Requirements

There is no prior learning requirement but learners should be able to demonstrate the skills and ability to study at Level 5 and have a good standard of English. Code Institute provides colleges with an initial assessment tool to help to accurately evaluate learners’ competencies and suitability for the level 5 course. This also provides an introduction to studying in an online environment to prospective learners.

Delivery & Assessment

The qualifications can be delivered 100% online or in a blended format using Code Institute’s platform, content, analytics and, tutor support 7 days a week. Content has four built-in milestone projects which colleges use to evaluate learners. Code Institute provides the Learner Management System, course content, and tutor support to enable colleges to deliver and learners to succeed.

Certification and Funding

The qualification is awarded by Gateway Qualifications and has been approved by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) that regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments in England and Qualifications Wales, the regulator of non-degree qualifications and the qualifications system in Wales.

Full details of funding in England are available from the Education Skills and Funding Agency. Currently, learners can apply for the Advanced Learner Loan to the value of £5,421 in England to fund this course. Funding routes in Wales can be found on Qualifications Wales.

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