PDA Software Development Course at SCQF level 7, 8, 9

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This course provides the required knowledge and skills to design and build a complete web application and become a Full Stack Developer. This course is designed at PDA in Software Development at SCQF levels 7 on skills in computer programming.

This qualification equip learners with a wide range of root knowledge and skills relevant to computer programming, together with practical skills in software maintenance and program testing. This PTFG Fully SAAS Funded Professional development Award course in Software development, the discipline apprehensive with the systems, methods, techniques, practices and processes of building software artefacts: present age software development professional will need an exhaustive knowledge of this discipline to be able to create software which best functions the needs of our digital economy, software society and learning Community. Software development is also a fast-moving discipline, so that the software development professional also needs operational strategies in placed for finding resources that track its prominent advantage.

Course Objectives:

The principal objective of the course is to develop an awareness of the state-of-the-art in software development environments and automated support for software development. The course presents the subjects, defies and practical concerns that trigger the construction and use of such environments. Students completing the course should have the ability to evaluate, gauge and deploy appropriate automated support for software development in an industrial setting. A supporting, but nonetheless important, objective is that students gain an increase of the rational encounters which the study of software production dowries.


This Web Development course is quite comprehensive and suitable for you even if you have zero programming experience, this course will take you from beginner to mastery.

What you will be learning?:

Front-End Web Development


1 HTML 5


2 CSS 3


3 Bootstrap 4


4 Javascript ES6


5 jQuery


6 Git, GitHub and Version Control


Backend Web Development
1 Node.js


2 Databases


3 Deployment with GitHub Pages,


4 Heroku


5 MongoDB Atlas



The features of the course include: practical exercises and labs, easy to understand lessons. This course is adequate to provide trainees with the required knowledge and practical skills to be a Full Stack Web developer.

You’ll be learning the latest tools and technologies that are used in large companies such as Apple, Google and Netflix.

The course will build your website programming knowledge while making real world websites and web apps.

Who this course suit to:

☑ If you want to learn to code through building fun and useful projects, then take this course.

☑ If you want to start your own startup by building your own websites and web apps.

☑ If you are a seasoned programmer, then take this course to to get up to speed quickly with the latest frameworks and NodeJS

☑ If you want to take ONE COURSE and learn everything you need to know about web development

SQA Framework:

This course is aligned with PDA Software Development at SCQF Level 7, provides learners opportunity to earn 48 SCQF credit points upon passing all necessary exams. Leaners will receive a certificate from SQA to acknowledge their effort in completing this professional development award (PDA) qualification.

The three units that make up a SQA PDA include analysis and design, implementation and testing. There is also a software development project where learners will have opportunities to work within a programming project team and apply project management techniques to the software development process. Students will be required to achieve these three units throughout their 18 weeks PDA award course at ITPT.

Modes of Learning: (for further details, please read the attached document)

You have the option of undertaking this course via following learning modes:

1.) Face to Face (Classroom based Learning): You will attend the class each week on its specified day and time at your designated centre (Edinburgh or Glasgow)

2.) Virtual Learning: Live traditional face to face class will broadcast remotely via our online settings through Microsoft Team

3.) Blended Learning: Mixture of Face to face and Virtual learning (must inform when joining the course).

4.) ELearning is available for this course.

Target Audiences:

 This award covers the knowledge and understanding associated with the Adobe qualification and will be attractive to candidates who are looking for employment at an entry-level position or higher. It would also be suitable for those wishing to prepare for career advancement in their organisation.

The IT training classes which we are currently offering are suitable for a wide range of candidates including:

☑ School leavers

☑ Adult returnees to education

☑ Individuals who intend to leave school and further their career path in a college or equivalent

☑ Individuals who are in employment and wish to enhance their career prospects

☑ Individuals who wish to start a new career in IT

☑ Individuals who wants to get promotion at work

☑ Individuals who wants to upgrade in their IT skills

☑ Individuals who intend to progress their career after the study of either the NQ in Computing, the NQ in Information Systems

☑ Individuals who intend to progress their career after the study of the PDA into further study at HN level

☑ Individuals who wish to study on a part-time (day or evening) or day-release mode

Job Roles and Opportunities

Upon completion of related certification exams you will be able to fit-in the job roles such as:

☑ Web Application Developer

☑ Application Developer

☑ Full Stack Developer

☑ Software Developer

Funding Available:

Course Funding: SAAS PTFG: Scottish Awards Agency for Scotland

This course is funded by SAAS part time funding which is available to eligible individuals only;
SAAS General funding eligibility requirement:

1. You have to be a resident of Scotland.
2. Either employed or unemployed, if working then earning must be less/equals to 25k a year.
3. Have not used the SAAS funding in this Academic Year.

Other criteria:

☑ Students do not need to pay it back as this is a grant not a loan.

☑ This funding is different from the full time funding which can be applied by someone who previously granted for a degree, postgrad or any other full time studies (HNC/HND) etc. but not in a same session

☑ Part time funding cannot be received on a same session if one is already receiving any part/full time funding for other courses.

☑ Part Time funding can only be used for one course per academic year

☑ SAAS part time funding academic year starts from Aug to July.

For more information please visit the below link 


To check your eligibility:

Please follow the below link to check if you qualify for the course funding;


Self Funding

If you do not qualify for SAAS part-time funding, you have the option to self-fund the course.

Fees are payable in advance at the start of the course unless otherwise agreed.

We also provide flexible fee installments to help students in paying their fees.

There are a number of other funding opportunities available to UK and EU students to help them to pay for their studies. Contact the college for more details.

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