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Higher Level Apprenticeship in Cloud and Application Development (Validated by The Open University)

Belfast Metropolitan College

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  • Qualification

    Higher Apprenticeship at Level 5

  • Location

    Castlereagh Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    2.5 years

Course summary

Overview

This two and a half year work-based programme enables you to ‘earn while you learn’. Software development is one of the leading areas of ICT in Northern Ireland and there a predicted growth in the areas of Cloud & Application development as well as Data Analytics. You will gain this qualification along with practical skills and relevant work experience in the workplace which will open new career opportunities for you.

You will be taught by highly experienced staff in our computing labs that are fully equipped with industry standard hardware and software. This course will provide you with software development skills in cloud, web, mobile and application development as well as data analytics techniques used in the real world. There is also a requirement to undertake a work based learning module as part of a work placement. You will also have an opportunity to sit Microsoft, AWS and Comptia industrial qualifications. You will gain skills in Java, C#, Python, Power BI, Tableau, AWS, Azure and SQL Server.

Career Prospects

Successful completion of this course allows for progression onto university degree courses in computing related disciplines including, but not limited to, computer science (subject to individual course requirements).

There are also employment opportunities upon successful completion of this course. For example Cloud Engineer/Developer: An IT professional responsible for any technological duties associated with cloud computing, including design, planning, management, maintenance and support. The cloud engineer position can be broken into multiple roles, including architect, software engineer, security engineer, systems engineer and cloud network engineer. Each position focuses on a specific type of cloud computing, rather than the technology as a whole.

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UCAS Points : 64

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Belfast Metropolitan College

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    Belfast Metropolitan College, 7 Queens Road, Belfast, Antrim, BT3 9DT, Northern Ireland

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