Becoming a Software Developer

Study our Software Development T-Level

We’re really excited to be one of the first colleges in the country to deliver T-Level qualifications. Read on to find out about our offer and why you should study software development.


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What are T-Levels?

T-Levels are an alternative to A-Levels and other 16-19 qualifications including apprenticeships. T-Levels are designed in collaboration with employers so you get real, hands-on experience alongside your studies which help to build relationships with some of the biggest names in the industry, ultimately fast-tracking your future. Read here for a full breakdown and explanation of T-Levels.


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Where can you study software development?

The T-Level course we’re currently running is Software Development. This course has been created to teach you how to programme in languages such as C#, Java and Python, as well as HTML and CSS, all of which are keystones of the software industry. 


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What will you study on our software development course?

Alongside giving you the core knowledge to succeed, we’ll also delve into problem solving and algorithms, programming, data science, physical, virtual and cloud computing systems, VR, AI and other emerging technologies and so much more.

Rest assured knowing that you’re working on industry relevant, cutting-edge projects that matter in the real-world.


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What can you do after completing your T-Level?

After you’ve finished you can go onto university with up to 168 UCAS points under your belt. Or apply for a Level 4 apprenticeship for even more of that great blend of hands-on employer experience and study. If you feel ready to enter the world of work, you can go and begin your coding career!


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Jobs in Software Development 

Our T-Level in Software Development is designed to allow progression to multiple pathways in the digital and tech industries. Possible career opportunities in Software Development include:

  • Software Developer/Engineer 
  • Web Developer
  • Network Engineer
  • Test Engineer/ Software Tester
  • Pen Tester
  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Games Developer
  • IT Technician
  • Data Scientist
  • AI Developer
  • Mobile Apps Developer
  • Content Manager
  • UI/UX Designer
  • Information Architect
  • Accessibility Specialist

And believe us when we say, this list is just the start of your options with your new, highly sought after skills. 

To top it all off, we’ve put together a list of learner incentives for you to access while you’re studying, created to give you the best chance to refine and develop your skills:

  • Access to personal devices so you can work from home
  • Access to specialist software so you can develop software/games from home
  • BCS membership to develop you professionally
  • Personal AWS web server to develop your projects
  • Industry mentor to advise you on projects and development
  • Industry placement of 315 hours
  • Access to specialist games/software development labs
  • Chance to participate in esports teams
  • Chance to further develop with professional qualifications (Google, CISCO etc)
  • Automatic interview for any L4 digital apprenticeships available

We truly believe that everything we have on offer is unmatched in the UK, and we know for sure that you’ll finish your time at ACC confident, knowledgeable and ready for whatever your future career may bring. 


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If you feel the same and want to apply, you will need at least 4 GCSEs including Maths and English at a level 4, a willingness to learn and most importantly a real interest in the areas that are mentioned above. Don’t worry if you haven’t been predicted the right grades though, get in touch and one of our advisors will discuss with you how to best get you on the right track. 

To sign up, visit our apply page now! 

Last updated on: 20th November 2023