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Start or Build Your Career in Software Engineering
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Start or Build Your Career in Software Engineering

Nothing is impossible ... everything is possible!

The digital and high-tech industry is growing at a quick pace, with lots of exciting opportunities to work in the area. The Software Engineering BTEC Higher National Diploma (also known as a HTQ) is for you if you want to:

  • Begin your software engineering career (2 days a week for 2 years)
  • Progress your software engineering career whilst working (1 day a week for 4 years)

Here’s what we can offer:

  • Your course and all associated examination fees included in the price
  • A mixture of classroom based lectures in Bristol and online learning
  • Support available via your own tutor to help you succeed
  • All the benefits of studying at University Centre Weston - including exclusive student discounts

We have a friendly team ready to guide you through the application process!

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BUT HOW MANY JOBS ARE THERE OUT THERE?

Here are just a few examples of jobs you can progress into:

  • Programmers
  • Software Developers
  • Software Engineers
  • DevOps Engineers
  • .Net Developers
  • Java Developers

Since April 2019, 2324 companies have posted 32,609 jobs for Programmers and Software Development Professionals.

Digital companies CONTRIBUTE £149 BILLION In the South West the number of jobs in digital have increased by 5% over the last 5 years (above the national average) to UK economy annually.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT TO EARN WITHIN THIS INDUSTRY?

New workers start around £25,698. Normal pay is £42,456 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £75,111

WHAT SORT OF SKILLS WILL I NEED?

Here’s some of the key skills that employers commonly state is needed in their employees, these are included in their job adverts:

  • Communications
  • Management
  • Problem Solving
  • Innovation
  • Leadership
  • Mentoring
  • Planning
  • Operations
  • Customer Service

WHAT WILL I LEARN ON THE HTQ?

  • Programming
  • Networking
  • Professional Practice
  • Database Design and Development
  • Security
  • Planning a Computing Project
  • Software Development Lifecycles
  • Website Design and Development
  • Computing Research Project
  • Business Process Support
  • Discrete Maths
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Applied Programming and Design Principles
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Internet of Things 

WHAT NEXT? Request a call back to see how we can help you begin or progress in your software career ...