Activate Learning

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson EDI

Digital Technologies (Software Development and Programming)

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Course summary

Activate Learning is proud to be working in collaborative partnership with Milton Keynes College to deliver the new South Central Institute of Technology, working with leading brands such as Microsoft, KPMG, McAfee, Cranfield University, and Evidence Talks. Institutes of Technology have been designed to create higher level technical qualifications, in partnership with employers to increase productivity and raise the standards of university-level technical education. Activate Learning will be hosting two, state-of-the-art hubs at our Blackbird Leys Technology Campus in Oxford and at our Reading College campus. The Higher National Certificate in Digital Technologies (Software Development and Programming), accredited by Pearson, will provide you with the core skills required for a range of careers in digital technologies and develop your understanding of the major impact that digital technologies have on the business environment. Employer demand for digital technology skills and knowledge is increasing, and non-digital technology companies are becoming more reliant on digital technology specialists as business requirements evolve. Skills shortages in key areas of the digital economy mean there are many different IT careers available for people with the relevant qualifications and experience. Key growth areas within the IT and computing industry include social and digital media, data protection, cyber security, games design, website development and cloud/mobile technologies. The south-east of England is home to many global IT companies, so you will be well placed for job opportunities and career prospects. Key programme features One-year programme, delivered via blended learning Specifically developed for the world of work Good opportunity for those wanting to pursue a career and who prefer practical learning and teaching, to learn skills for a specific job Offer a great route to a higher qualification No exams! Courses are broken down into modules with practical tasks and ongoing assessments Clearing for Higher Education (HE) courses opens on 5 July at Activate Learning. Contact us on our Clearing hotline 0800 488 0378, or visit our website to arrange a call at a convenient time. Alternatively, you can email us at [email protected] If you would like further information on Clearing at Activate Learning please visit our website.


Please note that as programmes are reviewed regularly, the module list may vary: Professional Practice in the Digital Economy (15 credits) Innovation and Digital Transformation (15 credits) Cyber Security (15 credits) Programming (15 credits) Big Data and Visualisation (15 credits) Networking in the Cloud (15 credits) Database Design and Development (15 credits) Software Development Lifecycles (15 credits)

Assessment method

You will be assessed through a mixture of written assignments, group assessment, peer assessment, portfolio assessment and practice-related coursework. You will also be supported with a wide range of learning resources made available via Activate Learning’s Online Learning Environment (ALO), including access to textbooks, articles and multimedia content.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)5.5Reading and writing must be at 5.5
PTE Academic51

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7300 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £7300 Year 1
England £6165 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6165 Year 1
Scotland £6165 Year 1
Wales £6165 Year 1
International £7300 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Digital Technologies (Software Development and Programming) at Activate Learning - UCAS