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Start or Build Your Career in Software Engineering

Nothing is impossible ... everything is possible!

The digital and high-tech industry is growing at a quick pace, with lots of exciting opportunities to work in the area. The Software Engineering BTEC Higher National Diploma (also known as a HTQ) is for you if you want to:

  • Begin your software engineering career (2 days a week for 2 years)
  • Progress your software engineering career whilst working (1 day a week for 4 years)

Here’s what we can offer:

  • Your course and all associated examination fees included in the price
  • A mixture of classroom based lectures in Bristol and online learning
  • Support available via your own tutor to help you succeed
  • All the benefits of studying at University Centre Weston - including exclusive student discounts

We have a friendly team ready to guide you through the application process!

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BUT HOW MANY JOBS ARE THERE OUT THERE?

Here are just a few examples of jobs you can progress into:

  • Programmers
  • Software Developers
  • Software Engineers
  • DevOps Engineers
  • .Net Developers
  • Java Developers

Since April 2019, 2324 companies have posted 32,609 jobs for Programmers and Software Development Professionals.

Digital companies CONTRIBUTE £149 BILLION In the South West the number of jobs in digital have increased by 5% over the last 5 years (above the national average) to UK economy annually.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT TO EARN WITHIN THIS INDUSTRY?

New workers start around £25,698. Normal pay is £42,456 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £75,111

WHAT SORT OF SKILLS WILL I NEED?

Here’s some of the key skills that employers commonly state is needed in their employees, these are included in their job adverts:

  • Communications
  • Management
  • Problem Solving
  • Innovation
  • Leadership
  • Mentoring
  • Planning
  • Operations
  • Customer Service

WHAT WILL I LEARN ON THE HTQ?

  • Programming
  • Networking
  • Professional Practice
  • Database Design and Development
  • Security
  • Planning a Computing Project
  • Software Development Lifecycles
  • Website Design and Development
  • Computing Research Project
  • Business Process Support
  • Discrete Maths
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Applied Programming and Design Principles
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Internet of Things 

WHAT NEXT? Request a call back to see how we can help you begin or progress in your software career ...

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What our students say

Jackson Wood
Jackson
I have enjoyed being able to work in an environment that treats me like an independent human being while feeling supported all the while. This has really helped me develop myself and focus hard on the goals that I wish to achieve. It's been a huge benefit to my learning.
Studied:

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Computing

Szabina Sinko
Szabina
I have no previous coding experience, and this is giving me more insight into coding and the IT industry. As well as the fundamentals of coding, including Python, we have also learnt a lot about project management, which will be useful.
Studied:

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What our students say

Jackson , Level 3 Extended Diploma in Computing


"I have enjoyed being able to work in an environment that treats me like an independent human being while feeling supported all the while. This has really helped me develop myself and focus hard on the goals that I wish to achieve. It's been a huge benefit to my learning."

Where are they now? Jackson has progressed onto Higher Education to continue his studies within computing, aiming to focus on Cyber Security.

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