Software Development


Glasgow Clyde College - Cardonald Campus

City of Glasgow College - City Campus


SCQF Level 6


Year 1
Tuesday and Thursday afternoon 1.30pm – 4.00pm
Plus 1st week in June, if required (Mon – Fri 9.30am – 4.00pm)

Year 2
Thursday 9.30am – 4.30pm shared between work placement and college
(*May be subject to change)

Course Outline Entry Requirments Course Content Progression

Course Outline

Scotland is highly dependent on its IT & Telecoms workforce – it underpins the economy and is integral to information, business and consumer services, health and leisure and modern day social networking. Across all industries in Scotland it is the combination of its highly skilled IT & Telecoms professionals, technology-savvy business leaders and competent IT users that enable their organisations’ effective participation in the global digital economy. 

In this 2 year Foundation Apprenticeship students will learn the fundamental protocols behind the software development and design process, from concept to scoping functional requirements, user testing and design.  Participants will gain a practical insight to key industry sectors such as web development, apps and business solutions.  Practical skills will be further developed through work based learning activity with an employer.

Entry Requirments

Candidates intending to leave school at the end of S6 with minimum of one or more Highers and Nat 5’s. Essential criteria as follows:
• Achieved or working towards Higher Maths, Physics or Chemistry (A-C) by end of S6
• Achieved or working towards Nat 5’s (A-C) by end S6

Course Content

National Certificate in Engineering Systems
• Engineering Materials
• Graphical Engineering Communication
• Electrical Principles
• Engineering Systems
• Engineering: Applying Information Technology • Mathematics: Technician 1
• Communication
• Health and safety: Engineering
• Mechanical Engineering Principles
• Pipework System

SVQ in Performing Engineering Options (Part of)
• Complying with Statutory Regulations and Organisational Safety
• Working Efficiently and Effectively in Engineering
• Using and Interpreting Engineering Data and Documentation
• Wiring and Testing Electrical Equipment and Circuits
• Forming and Assembling Electrical Cable Enclosure and Support Systems


• Modern Apprenticeship in Engineering Disciplines
• HNC/D in Engineering related subjects
• University
• Graduate apprenticeship