Diploma in Software Development for Business (Full-Stack Software Development)

Prepare your workforce for a transformative journey in software development. Our intensive diploma program offers a job-oriented skill set, guaranteeing your employees are job-ready upon program completion. Whether your team members are new to the field or aiming to advance their careers, our program serves as the gateway to mastering highly sought-after skills in software development.

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Why Software Development?

Software development stands at the forefront of business innovation. It enables companies to craft tailored solutions that drive efficiency, enhance customer experiences, and enable data-driven decision-making. The ability to develop custom software provides a competitive edge, allowing businesses to adapt rapidly to changing market dynamics and scale their operations seamlessly. By automating tasks and prioritising security, custom software empowers cost-effective, integrated, and adaptable technology ecosystems. In a digital age, software development is the key to staying ahead, propelling businesses towards success and growth.

What set us apart?

Our industry-oriented curriculum has been meticulously crafted with direct input from experts employed by global leaders. We’ve reached a consensus with industry insiders, ensuring that your employees receive the most relevant and up-to-date knowledge in the tech industry. Plus, our flexible delivery options, including part-time and full-time courses, accommodate your workforce’s unique needs and schedules.

Benefits of Software Development to Business:

  • Enhanced Productivity: Upskilled employees are often more efficient and productive, contributing to the company’s success.
  • Competitive Advantage: A well-trained workforce can give your business a competitive edge in the market.
  • Adaptability: Upskilled employees are better equipped to adapt to industry changes and new technologies.
  • Employee Satisfaction: Training and upskilling opportunities can boost employee morale and job satisfaction.
  • Employee Retention: Investing in your workforce’s development can lead to higher retention rates.
  • Cost Savings: Upskilling can reduce the need for external hires, saving on recruitment costs.
  • Innovation: A skilled workforce is more likely to generate innovative ideas and solutions.
  • Compliance: Training can ensure that your business remains compliant with industry regulations.
  • Improved Customer Service: Upskilled employees can provide better service and support to customers.

What will I learn?

Fundamentals of Web Development

Building a solid foundation in software development involves mastering key technologies and tools. Understanding HTML, CSS, and JavaScript is fundamental for web development, as they form the backbone of every web application. Learning how to work with Web APIs allows you to integrate external data and services into your projects. Git and GitHub are essential for version control and collaboration, enabling you to manage and share your code effectively with others. This comprehensive skill set equips you to create, manage, and improve web applications and software projects.

Mastering ReactJS

Moving beyond the basics, diving into ReactJS involves exploring its core concepts and best practices. React components are the building blocks of your application, and understanding state management ensures your app can handle dynamic data effectively. React Router enables navigation in single-page applications, while hooks and the Context API provide powerful tools for managing state and sharing data. Integrating Material UI can enhance the design and user experience of your app, and following best practices ensures efficient, maintainable code and a seamless user experience. This advanced knowledge of React equips you to build robust and interactive web applications.

Backend Development and Databases

Exploring backend development with Node.js delves into server-side programming. You’ll learn how to create RESTful APIs, which enable communication between your front-end and back-end. Middleware functions allow you to process requests and responses, adding functionality like authentication and validation. Understanding database design is crucial for structuring data efficiently, and integrating MongoDB, a NoSQL database, provides a scalable and flexible solution for storing and retrieving data. This knowledge empowers you to build the server-side components of web applications, handling data, logic, and interactions between the front-end and back-end.

Authentication and Deployment

This module offers a comprehensive learning experience covering authentication, authorisation, full-stack application development, and the intricacies of deploying and hosting software in the digital landscape. You’ll gain the knowledge and skills needed to ensure the security of user data, control access to your applications, and construct complete software solutions that operate seamlessly on both the front-end and back-end. Furthermore, you’ll become adept at making your software accessible to users through various hosting and deployment methods in the ever-evolving digital environment.

Cloud Native Software Development

In this module, we commence with an introduction to the transformative concept of cloud-native software development, emphasising its agility and scalability in cloud environments. Subsequently, we delve into various roles within software companies, encompassing software engineers, front-end, and back-end developers. You will learn about their distinct responsibilities, skills, and the significance of diversity in software teams for overall company success. Additionally, we will explore methods to organise and structure responsibilities for effective project execution efficiently. This knowledge equips you to excel in cloud-native development and make well-informed career decisions in the software industry.

Why train with LEAD?

  • Free training for employee’s who earn £30,000 or less.
  • Tailored training solutions to meet your needs.
  • Minimal impact on your business with maximum returns.
  • Dynamic delivery model with ongoing support.
  • Delivered by fully qualified Industry specialists for greater impact.

Delivery Method

  • Full time or Part time solutions available
  • On-line training using real time collaborative tools
  • Workshops available in our innovation centres
  • Up to 16 weeks

Eligibility criteria for fully funded training

  • Aged 19+
  • Self-employed
  • Employed
  • Unemployed
  • Based in Birmingham and Wolverhampton

Why train with LEAD?

Quality drives all of LEAD’s study programmes, with the student at the heart of what we do. Our training includes Employability skills development for progression. In addition, if you are unemployed, you will be offered a guaranteed interview with an employer.

What our students say about LEAD?

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Shardae Jones
Shardae Jones
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Willo Houssein Bouh
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Martin Handley
Taking part in a LEAD Level 4 Digital Marketing course has been a very rewarding & positive experience. A big thank you to my online tutor, Rohim Mohammed. I've really enjoyed my time with the group. Highly recommended.
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Yasir Burney
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Yamsemaj Notoa
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Imran Hussain
I enjoyed the course I did my tutor was pardeep David he was exceptionally good helped me understand the course and gave me support through out the course I would recommend the tutor pardeep David for anyone joining with this company 👍
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Michal Najdrowski
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Hugh Elkington
I completed a Digital Marketing course here and oh boy did it spark a flame in me. I couldn't recomend this more to anyone who is running their own business or looking to become self employed or start their own agency. It doesn't matter if you've got zero experience or knowledge of Digital Marketing like myself. The Tutor I had was amazing and went the extra mile to ensure anyones questions were answered to the point that people had a firm grasp of the lesson material. In terms of the course material its very well organized, with folders pertaining to what modules we covered. If google had 10 stars I'd want to give 11 stars!
I have had an amazing experience learning with LEAD. They have helped me learn great skills that I can apply to my work and have enabled me to progress in my career. Thank you.

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