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UCP Diploma in Web Application Development

Diploma in Web Application Development

75 credits / 750 hours
Gateway Qualifications

course overview


Become a Professional Full Stack Software Developer

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

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

The course is delivered in collaboration with the renowned Code Institute.

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

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.

  • 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.

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.

– Zero to Hero: No previous coding experience is required, over 80% of learners have never coded before joining.

– Fully Supported: Learners are supported every step of the way with regular check-ins from student care, access to 1:1 technical tutoring and mentorship.

– Career Support: Gain a competitive edge with access to the Career Programme, where learners receive 1:1 career coaching, mentoring, masterclasses with tech employers, and exclusive access to over 1000+ global hiring partners.

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.

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 52 weeks.

This course has a flexible study mode, learners are fully supported 7 days a week, from technical to career tutoring.

Upcoming Start Dates:

Week commencing:  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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