Equip yourself to work in software development, as a website developer, database programmer or in IT support. Study at a local college and have the option to ‘top-up’ to a full bachelors degree with a third year of study at the University of Sunderland. This full-time two-year course is suitable for people who have not previously studied computing. We welcome students from a wide range of backgrounds. The course will equip you to work in software development, perhaps as a website developer, database programmer or in IT support. There is a strong emphasis on the use of software engineering methods as well as in developing effective team-working skills. By the end of the course, you will be confident in designing, producing and testing software that meets the needs of users. You will be an expert in languages and packages such as HTML, Java, PHP, Oracle, Access and Dreamweaver.