Gain the skills you need to be in high demand in the tech sector and many other business areas. Develop your proficiency in the most relevant and sought-after coding languages and tools and expand the skills that enable you to design, create, build and test a web-based software application in this one-year, full time course. This course takes students from novice to job-ready in under one-year.


Meet our students Abi Hull

Abi Hull

I have learnt so many valuable techniques and skills to broaden my creative repertoire during my time on this course. My visual language has been challenged and expanded by the wide range of subjects and projects covered across the board. I have learnt invaluable lessons throughout my time at UCN and I will carry these skills with me throughout my career in the Creative Industries.

HNC in Graphic Design

Meet our students Anna Bayliss

Anna Bayliss

The practical work and the chance to use the computer software in a more in-depth programme was the reason I chose the study at Newbury College. I enjoy being able to be creative in my learning.

Creative Media Level 3

Meet our students Jake Lambourn

Jake Lambourn

I chose Newbury College because it provided me with the right course in the specific area of IT I wanted to pursue. As an apprentice, the on-the-job training allowed me to fully immerse myself in the career I wanted and a work environment which taught me the skills I still use today. Since leaving the College I have worked for various companies around the South East including design agencies, print and digital marketing companies, start-ups and charities. I am delighted to currently be using my skills to support the local community at Apple Print Creative and Design as a Web Developer.

Apprenticeship in IT

Meet our students Thea Clarke

Thea Clarke

In undertaking the HNC Graphic Design course I feel that I have been able to develop both my skills and knowledge to a level which would be required in the commercial environment. It has been a lot of work, but totally worth the end result. I have designed a logo which will be used by Newbury College which was a great opportunity for anyone starting out; I have a client who I am working with to create illustrations for a book; and I am starting to sell my own work commercially. UCN provides a great option to anyone who is interested in going to university but would like the option of staying at home, and paying lower fees.

HNC in Graphic Design

Meet our students Zoe Bulsara

Zoe Bulsara

The HNC in Graphic Design course has given me an excellent understanding of the creative industry, the skills and techniques required including Adobe software ready to take forward with confidence into my career aspiration of becoming an Illustrator. All the lecturers have been very supportive whilst, pushing me to fulfil my full potential.

Creative Media Level 3

  • Description

    You will work through a series of four practical projects covering the key stages of developing an app. You will build your own app through a mix of guided learning hours and online, self-directed learning. Throughout you'll be supported online with 1:1 tutoring, mentoring and community activities.

    Modules include: User Centric Frontend Development Interactive Frontend Development Data Centric Development Full Stack Frameworks with Django

    To participate in this programme, you will need a suitable computer and/or device with sufficient internet access.

  • Entry Requirements

    You must be at least 18 years of age to apply for this course. No prior learning is required but you are asked to complete a coding challenge to assess your suitability and to introduce you to the fundamentals of coding. This challenge gives you a sense of the learning environment you will work in and the practical nature of the course. Once you've completed the coding challenge, we will contact you to discuss the next steps.

    No previous skills are required; however, the qualification is designed to upskill those working in a web application/development role. If you have a passion and drive for programming this course may provide a pathway to employment in the digital industry.

  • Qualification

    Level 5 Diploma in Web Application Development

  • Progression

    This qualification can open the door to a career in tech. Upon successful completion of the course, you may decide to specialise in a particular area suited to your personal strengths and preferences.

  • Assessment

    Assessment will be via a combination of assignments, scenario based assessments, case studies and live projects.

  • Home Study

    Study will be home-based and at the student's discretion within the timeframe stipulated by tutor.

  • Work Placement

    Work experience is not required for this course however applicants are required to complete a coding challenge as part of the application process.

  • Fees and Additional Costs

    The tuition fee for this programme is £5,421 per year. In addition to the tuition fees, an awarding body registration fee (set by the awarding body) is payable.

Code Start Fees*
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Fee information

14 - 18 year olds

In most cases students aged 14-18 years old on a substantial study programme will NOT be required to pay fees and most course-specific equipment and materials will be funded by the College. This excludes stationary, non-curriculum trips and a £15 enrichment fee.

19 years and over

Students aged 19 years and over may be required to pay fees. For details of fee remission and loans for students over the age of 19 click here. Please note that some courses may have additional registration, examination and/or materials fees. Where we have been unable to provide these additional costs in this information, they will be discussed with you prior to enrolment. If you think you may be entitled to financial support or fee remission, or you would like more information on the additional costs associated with your chosen course, please contact us.