Level 3 Diploma in Software Development for Individuals

Get ready to embark on a transformative journey in software development. Our intensive level 3 course equips you with a job-oriented skill set, ensuring you’re job-ready by the program’s conclusion. Whether you’re new to the field or looking to advance your career, our course is your gateway to mastering in-demand skills and landing your dream job in software development.

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Why Software Development?

Software development is your gateway to a dynamic, high-demand field that offers endless opportunities for creativity, problem-solving, and global impact. With a constant learning curve, diverse industry options, and the potential for remote work, it’s a career that empowers you to build the future while enjoying the benefits of a supportive community and competitive salaries. In a tech-driven world, software development is the path to a rewarding, ever-evolving career.

What set us apart?

Our curriculum is thoughtfully designed with direct input from industry leaders working for international companies such as Amazon and Uber, ensuring you receive the most relevant and up-to-date knowledge in the tech industry.

Benefits of Software Development to Individuals:

  • High Demand: Software developers are in constant demand, offering excellent job prospects and security.
  • Lucrative Salaries: The field typically offers competitive and often above-average salaries.
  • Creative Problem Solving: Software development involves creative thinking and solving real-world challenges.
  • Global Impact: Software can reach a global audience, enabling you to make a significant impact.
  • Continuous Learning: Technology evolves, ensuring a constant learning curve to keep skills up-to-date.
  • Versatile: Software development applies to various industries, from finance to healthcare.
  • Remote Work: Many software development roles allow for remote work and flexible schedules.
  • Strong Community: There’s a supportive developer community for networking and collaboration.
  • Innovation: You have a hand in shaping the future of technology and improving efficiency.

What will I learn?

Introduction to Software Development

This unit will equip you with the fundamentals of software development, covering its importance in today’s world, the different stages of development projects (SDLC), and popular methodologies (Agile vs Waterfall). You’ll also explore various programming languages, project management tools, development environments (IDEs), databases, cloud computing, collaboration tools, and more!

Web Fundamentals (HTML & CSS)

This unit dives into the world of HTML, the building block of web pages. You’ll learn the basics of HTML structure, tags, and elements, and how to create your first webpage. As you progress, you’ll explore advanced topics like formatting, tables, forms, multimedia, and accessibility. Finally, the unit will introduce you to CSS, the language that styles your webpages to make them visually appealing and user-friendly.


This unit will equip you with JavaScript, the language that powers interactivity in web pages. You’ll explore core concepts like variables, data types, and how to manipulate the web page structure (DOM). Then you’ll dive into working with web APIs to fetch data from external sources and explore modern JavaScript features like promises and arrow functions. Finally, the unit will introduce you to Git and GitHub, essential tools for managing code and collaborating with others.

Optional (ReactJS)

This unit will unveil ReactJS, a popular JavaScript library for building user interfaces. You’ll learn how to break down web pages into reusable components for efficient development. We’ll explore concepts like JSX (a syntax for writing HTML within JavaScript), managing data flow within components, and creating dynamic and interactive web applications.

Why train with LEAD

  • Free training if you earn £30,000 or under.
  • Tailored training solutions to meet your needs.
  • Support provided to find new employment or change of career.
  • 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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