Software Development (7650)

Last Updated: 21 Nov 2016
The Level 2 Certificate in Software Development has been created to meet the needs of those wishing to deliver programmes that are backed by a qualification that attracts Performance Points for the 14-19 market. Whether you are a schools, local authority, college or private training provider, this is an ideal qualification to support the games and software development going on specifically in the 14-16 sector.

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For learners who want to work in a software development environment, especially those in the 14-16 age group, will benefit from gaining the Level 2 Certificate in Software Development to gain skills and experience to progress to further learning or employment as part of an Apprenticeship, as well as those in employment looking for a change of career or certificating their ability.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

The Level 2 Certificate in Software Development allows learners to learn, develop the knowledge to understand the principles of designing and developing software applications and practise the skills in specific software language types, as well as select optional units such as data manipulation, business concepts and software testing.
Learners will be expected to achieve the mandatory unit, assessed by a multiple choice test, and a number of optional units assessed through practical assignment.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Progression opportunities for learners from the Level 2 Certificate for Software Developers include:
• 7540-13 City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate or Diploma in ICT Systems and Principles, which includes the higher level units for those wishing to further their skills and knowledge in Software Development
• 7630-04 City & Guilds Level 4 Diploma in ICT Systems and Principles
• Intermediate Apprenticeship (England)/Foundation Apprenticeship (Wales) in IT, Software, Web and Telecoms (Level 2)
• Advanced Apprenticeship (England)/Apprenticeship (Wales) in IT, Software, Web and Telecoms (Level 3)
• Higher Level Apprenticeship (England and Wales) in IT, Software, Web and Telecoms (Level 4)
Learners may find that achieving this qualification will be sufficient for employment as a trainee or junior programmer, developing software applications that may include games or mobile applications with some employers

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

Centres looking to deliver the Level 2 Certificate in Software Development will need to provide access to a range of software development tools, to allow the learner to experience procedural, object oriented and event driven programming. Staff will also need to be able to teach a range of optional units that include Business Concepts, Data Manipulation, Web Development, Software Testing, Customer Support, Software Testing and Database Software as appropriate to the course provided.
Suitable environment, equipment and software needs to be available for learners, to allow them to practice and have the opportunity to achieve their chosen optional units.

Level 2

Learners can develop the knowledge to understand the principles of designing and developing software applications and practise the skills in specific software language types, as well as select optional units such as data manipulation, business concepts and software testing.
Learners will be expected to achieve the mandatory unit, assessed by a multiple choice test, and a number of optional units assessed through practical assignment.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Progression opportunities for learners from the Level 2 Certificate for Software Developers include:
• 7540-13 City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate or Diploma in ICT Systems and Principles, which includes the higher level units for those wishing to further their skills and knowledge in Software Development
• 7630-04 City & Guilds Level 4 Diploma in ICT Systems and Principles
• Intermediate Apprenticeship (England)/Foundation Apprenticeship (Wales) in IT, Software, Web and Telecoms (Level 2)
• Advanced Apprenticeship (England)/Apprenticeship (Wales) in IT, Software, Web and Telecoms (Level 3)
• Higher Level Apprenticeship (England and Wales) in IT, Software, Web and Telecoms (Level 4)
Learners may find that the achieving this qualification will be sufficient for employment as a trainee or junior programmer, developing software applications that may include games or mobile applications with some employers

Level 2 Certificate for Software Developers (7650-12)

Last Registration Date: 31 Oct 2017

Level 2 Certificate for Software Developers

  • Accreditation No: 600/7064/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 16 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 120 - 150 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/10/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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