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FA Software Development (2 Year)

Foundation Apprenticeship
Langside Campus
SCQF Level
Local Authority
Glasgow, East Renfrewshire, East Dunbartonshire

On studying this Foundation Apprenticeship, you will learn the fundamental concepts behind the software development and design process, from initial concept to the scoping of functional requirements, design and code, and user testing and refinement. You will gain a practical insight to key industry sectors such as web development, application development, and software development lifecycle. Your practical skills will be further developed through work-based learning activity with an employer.

Qualification Breakdown

You will be studying an FA Software Development at SCQF Level 6 (GR54 46)

Year 1

  • Computing: Applications Development (H6S9 46)
  • Computing: Authoring a Website (F3T2 12)
  • Software Design and Development (J27C 76)

Year 2

  • Work Based Challenge (J4YL 04)
  • Health and Safety in IT and Telecom (H3C5 04)
  • Investigating and Defining Customer Requirements for IT and Telecoms Systems (H3C5 04)
  • Data Modelling (H3BA 04)
  • Object Oriented Computer Programming 2

Entry requirements

You must:

  • Have achieved 2 National 5’s (grade A-C) in relevant subject area e.g., Information Technology, Maths, Computing Science.
  • Be working towards one or more Highers (grade A-C) in relevant subject areas e.g., Information Technology, Computing Science. You must be completing Higher Maths.

Attendance Pattern

In year 1 you will attend college on a Tuesday and Thursday afternoon (13:30 – 16:00)
In year 2 you will attend a full day on a Thursday, and this will be shared between a work placement and college (9:30am-4:30pm)

Progression Pathways

A Foundation Apprenticeship qualification in Software Development will give you direct progression into the HNC Software Development course at Glasgow Clyde College.

Employment Routes / Job Areas

Studying this FA can open up various pathways within the IT sector, including IT technical support, software developer (including apps and games), web developer, database administrator, and information (including cyber) security. The IT sector is vital to the continued growth of the Scottish economy and underpins the growth of most sectors across the country.

How to Apply

When you click on the Apply button you will be redirected to create an application account for your chosen Senior Phase course. 

  • Use a personal email address and ensure your password is something that you will remember. 
  • You will receive an email asking you to confirm your account.  This will  take you to the application form.   
  • you will receive a link to the application portal within each email you receive - please use this link to track your application