Web & Software Development

This 2 year course allows students to explore digital technologies. From app development to web design, web development to ‘big data’ the skills learned on this course will set students up for the challenges that software developers face over the coming years.

Students will focus on:

  • Web sites
  • Interactive media
  • Developing the User Experience (UX)
  • Visual Basic and Python
  • PHP
  • JavaScript
  • Web development  
  • Database design
  • SQL
  • Project management
  • Data security

This course includes the opportunity to achieve additional Microsoft Specialist Course. Private training providers often charge £500 + for these courses.

Students will be assessed through formal written evidence, producing wikis and blogs and also delivering presentations. We also assess students practical abilities using recorded evidence, both video and audio.

We aim to give students the opportunities to engage with employers within the digital industries sector. This can range from lectures and master classes through to a short placement of internship with one of the members of our employer advisory board.

  • University
  • Full time employment.
Level 3 – 4 x GCSE grades A-C or level 4-9 ( including English and Maths)

Explanation of entry requirements

Level 3 Hardware and Networking.

All full time courses for home students aged 16 - 18 inclusive are free. For 19+ full time course fees please contact us on 0161 785 4000


  • Web Design
  • Web Development
  • UX
  • Data Analytics
  • Project Management
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Study Programme

All students at Oldham College will participate in a personalised study programme that will maximise your potential and enable you to progress onto employment, apprenticeships or higher education.

This means you will:

  • Study a core qualification in a vocational discipline and continue to develop your English and Maths skills through functional skills, GCSE resits and the option of Level 3 qualifications
  • Participate in meaningful work experience
  • Enjoy a range of enrichment opportunities e.g. basketball, archery, skiing and sign language
  • Take part in dedicated tutorial sessions to review your progress and development