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Course summary

We are excited to share our brand new Level 4 in Software Development. It will be delivered at London South Bank Technical College (LSBTC) in buzzing Nine Elms in partnership with London South Bank University (LSBU) who will manage your application. Software developers contribute to an increasing number of products in every home and workplace from your phone to your fridge; as a result, software development skills are no longer confined to the tech industry. That is why highly skilled, well-trained, and qualified Software Engineers and Technicians are constantly sought-after by employers in every sector. This one-year Level 4 in software development is an advanced, technical qualification, co-designed by London South Bank University (LSBU) and leading industry employers. It is an integration of a validated existing BSc IT degree mapped to the occupational standards and skills knowledge and behaviours required by software employers. This industry-led qualification equips you with the specialised IT and computing knowledge and skills needed for a direct route to Higher Education, including direct entry to London South Bank University’s second year of its Computer Science or Information Technology Bachelor’s degree, but also directly into employment or as a springboard to changing your career direction. Through immersive working, you will gain professional-level competencies in a range of key areas, including designing, developing, testing and documenting software; analysing and specifying requirements for the implementation of a range of computing and information systems; effectively using formal notations and graphical and numerical representations for data and processes; analysing systems for potential security weaknesses and proposing mitigating measures; and understanding the fundamental principles that underpin computer systems. Visits to local projects and workplaces are integrated within the course, and students will be able to access some of London South Bank University’s specialist facilities and benefit from the expertise of the University lecturers via master classes and other activities, whilst studying in small groups in a supportive College environment.


The course emphasis is on developing a comprehensive understanding of sophisticated digital technologies, and applying the knowledge and skills gained studying to real world projects in the workplace. • Professional Practice • Discrete Mathematics • Fundamentals of Computer Science • Requirements Analysis and UCD • Fundamentals of Software Development • Software Development

How to apply

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London South Bank Technical College (LSBTC) Nine Elms
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

5 GCSE qualifications at grade A*-C or 9-4 (to include Maths and English)

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Software Development at London South Bank University - UCAS