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UCP Diploma in Web Application Development

Diploma in Web Application Development

75 credits / 750 hours
Gateway Qualifications

course overview

Please note that this course is not available to international students.

This course delivers the practical skills to design, develop, build and test a web-based software application.

The content aims to develop your abilities and proficiency in the most relevant and sought-after coding languages and tools for front-end and back-end development.

You will learn industry-ready skills to take up roles across software/web application developer, full-stack/front-end/back-end developer, QA engineer or Software support engineers. You do not need prior coding experience.

This program is a collaborative effort with the highly regarded Code Institute, which is renowned for providing individuals with the coding skills required to transition to a career in software development within one year. The program utilises Code Institute's learning platform to deliver the course content, which Code Institute has authored.

Flexible, Supported Learning

Career Support

Your career is our mission. We help you find the right job and prepare you for interviews with 1:1 Career Coaching, Mentoring, Masterclasses, and Exclusive Invite to Elevate our hiring conference with access to 1000+ hiring partners.

Student Care

Regular phone check-ins to see that you're happy with the course and the support.

The Code Institute

This course is a collaborative effort with the highly regarded Code Institute, which is renowned for providing individuals with the coding skills required to transition to a career in software development within one year.


1:1 support accessed via the LMS. This helps you with any day-to-day issues in your learning.

Careers Hub

Our Careers Hub holds a wealth of information for career changers. From webinars with employers to specialist Slack channels, this hub is invaluable.

Learning Analytics

We track and monitor your progress with our custom-built analytics software so that we can provide support when you need it.


To enhance what you learn on our programme, we hold frequent, themed hackathons, which are a great opportunity to participate in fun activities with the Code Institute community.

Student Community

Learning online doesn't mean you are learning alone. We have a vibrant student community where our learners help each other and hang out together.

Empowering Our Students

We have an active community of learners supporting each other across dozens of Slack channels relating to all aspects of the course and coding in general.

Your Career Pathway


Average starting salary

Types of Entry-Level Roles

Tech/Dev Support
Jnr Fullstack Developer
Q/A Tester
Front End Developer


Average with 3-5 years experience

Types of Mid-Level Roles

Full Stack Developer30
Python Developer
.net Developer
Senior Technically Support


With 5+ years of experience

Types of Senior Roles

Senior Software Develop
Software Developer Manager
Data Analyst
IT Architect

  • You must be aged 19 or over
  • Applicants must complete the 5-step coding challenge set by Code Institute
  • Applicants will complete an interview to determine suitability
  • Applicants should have a working knowledge of the English language both written and verbal.

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.

Data-Centric Development

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.

Jamie Myland

“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.


This course is delivered entirely online in 1 year or less.

This course has a flexible study mode featuring 24hr support.

Upcoming Start Dates:

Week commencing:  16th October 2023,  4th December 2023, 12th February 2024, 15th April 2024, 10th June 2024

The cost of the course is £5,421, and it is fully fundable through the Advanced Learner Loan mechanism.

Advanced Learner Loans supports the cost of your course fees are avail­able to the following students:

  • Learners aged 19 to 23 who already hold a full Level 3 qualification
  • Learners aged 24 and over

Students taking out an Advanced Learner Loan may also be eli­gi­ble for sup­port towards equip­ment, uni­form, trans­port costs and some childcare funding through the Learner Support Fund.
We have dedicated Advisors within the Finance Team who can help you with the application process.

You can contact the finance team by e-mailing

Information on how the loan can be found on the website. Please contact for further information on the criteria.

In this prospectus we will give you clear and accurate information so you can make the best choice for a successful future

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