Learners will also require access to a computer or laptop and broadband connection.
User-Centric Frontend Development
This unit aims to provide learners with the knowledge and skills needed to build a front end web application. It includes understanding the principles of responsive design, documentation and effective layout of content.
Interactive Frontend Development
This unit aims to develop the knowledge and skills needed to build a dynamic, interactive Frontend web application. It includes understanding user input and control when interacting with a web application. It also includes understanding the principles of manual testing for debugging.
This focuses on understanding and developing the practical skills to build a Back End web application. Topics covered include data storage and data management using relational and non-relational databases.
Full Stack Frameworks with Django
Learners build on their existing skills and learn how to integrate them effectively to build a Full Stack web application. The unit covers the use of frameworks, APIs, automated testing, persistent storage, user authentication and eCommerce functionality.
University Centre Peterborough use Code Institute’s learning platform to deliver the program to you. You learn flexibly at times that suit you through the platform. Your University Centre Peterborough instructor will support and guide you through regular sessions facilitated through Microsoft Teams.
This course is written by Code Institute and accredited by Gateway Qualifications. Applicants must complete the Code Institute’s 5-step Coding Challenge before applying. Complete the form below to register for the Coding Challenge, then once you’ve completed it, follow the Apply link below to apply for the Diploma in Web Application Development.
You will be assessed through four projects which cover different aspects of web application development. Each milestone project is designed to build knowledge and skills for the key stages of building a fully-functioning web application using a full-stack framework. These projects form a portfolio which showcases learners’ practical skills, knowledge and competency to employers.
The work is marked internally by University Centre Peterborough and then verified externally by Gateway Qualifications. All units are marked Pass, Merit or Distinction.
Applicants must already be working in a computing environment to study the FdSc course. In level 4 and level 5 there will be Workplace Practice modules which are part of the degree programme.
“I am the Course Leader for the FdSc and BSc (Hons) Computer Science degrees at University Centre Peterborough. I have been teaching computing related subjects since January 2007 and have been teaching at University Centre Peterborough since September 2009 on modules including Programming Concepts, Digital Asset Development and Developing Interactive Web Solutions.
I have held industry positions as a Software Developer producing bespoke systems for the supply chain industry, working to develop custom solutions for various departments. From 2003 to 2007, I worked as a Database Administrator which involved migrating legacy systems from Microsoft Access to an SQL Server platform and further developing the system as business needs changed.
I have also worked in the Canadian media industry as an Animator and Film Editor on various projects for television and independent films. During this period, I worked with NISH media to animate and combine live action footage with computer animations for children’s television shows. I also produced animated 3D models for complex movie previsualisations.
I am interested in Video Game Design and Development, having produced a number of independent games over that last 15 years and winning an award for Educational Video Game Design in 2010. More recently my focus has been on developing the Computing and Information Systems degree, working with the local computing industry to meet their needs and to modernise delivery with wider industry practices, ensuring graduates have the skills that are widely sought after.”
MSc Computer Science (currently studying)
BSc (Hons) Computing and Information Systems, Anglia Ruskin University
Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTTLS), City & Guilds
In practical terms, the qualification gives learners the technical skills to gain employment and develop a careerin a rapidly growing, sustainable economic sector. There are in excess of 2.1 million jobs in the tech sector in the UK and every week 90k of these are unfilled roles in web/software development. The sector is growing 2.6 times faster than all other economic sectors in the UK.
I knew from a young age that I wanted to work in conservation and joined Stamford College to study Level 3 Animal Studies and then progressed to the HND Animal Management course at UCP.Nathan Scott, Former student
I couldn’t have picked a better degree to prepare me for the role! University Centre Peterborough provided me with support during the application process, plus, the class sizes were small, so I got plenty of one-to-one support.Bethany Reynolds, Former Student
Being Poet Laureate, for me, means a bigger platform and a louder voice to do the things I am passionate about.Kat Beeton, Poet Laureate 2022
From the very beginning to the end of my degree I have learnt, experienced and gained so much knowledge, skill and passion for my subject.Emily Stack-Humphrey, Former student
After I presented my final year project at the UCP Computing Conference, which is attended by employers from the IT industry, I was invited to an interview at HIVE Learning who were impressed with my work. That has now led to me getting my dream job in London working on the development of learning technologies.Maciej Kazimierek, Former Student
University Centre Peterborough currently has around 700 students on over 30 different degree level programmes.
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