Software Developer Diploma

The Pitman Training Software Developer Diploma contains seven core courses and one elective course and is an exciting addition to our course range and is your entry route to a job as a programmer or developer in the growing IT sector. 

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This specialised Diploma is intended for anyone with an interest or experience in IT, looking to work in an entry level development or software testing role.

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 200 CPD points upon successful completion

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Study Type

In centre, online, or a combination

Training Type



200 hours or 8 weeks full-time study

About this diploma

Utilising your analytical and problem-solving skills in Software Development.

As a Software Developer in an organisation, you could be responsible for the development, testing, administration and maintenance of software programs and code. A great advantage is that developers are employed across a wide spectrum of industry and in many organisations, so opportunities for career enhancement are many and varied.

With this Diploma you will train with the latest industry standard software languages as well as develop other key skills such as communication and leadership skills.

Broken down into clear segments, the format of this course means you get to grips with one skill before starting on the next, and the practical exercises mean you get hands on experience during the course. You’ll be able to put what you learn into practice immediately.

The courses include sevon core modules, one elective. This diploma will take you around 200 hours to complete and you can study at times to suit you as it is available online. Not only that, you’ll have access to 24/7 support should it be needed, giving you complete support along the way.

  • Flexible training which fits around your work and family commitments
  • Online support 24/7, plus additional support from Pitman course advisors
  • The skills employers are looking for and the knowledge you need to get the job you want

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* Please note that any specific Java and MTA exams can be separately arranged and carry an additional fee.

Aims and Objectives

As the tech sector continues to be one of the fastest growing employment sectors in Ireland, with a significant shortfall in qualified software developers and coders, this unique training course will empower you to secure a role as a developer, programmer or software tester. 

Courses Included

In addition to the core courses listed below you will also study MTA Introduction to Programmming Using Java. 

HTML Fundamentals

HTML is a common language used for website creation. If you’re aspiring towards a career as a Web Developer or Web Designer then having practical experience and proven knowledge in this skill is essential and this course will teach you the basics to help you build attention-grabbing websites.

MTA Software Development Fundamentals

This course is designed for those new to software development. It will provide you with an insightful introduction to the basics of software programming and lay out the foundation for you to advance your IT technology training and career further. 

MTA Database Administrator Fundamentals

MTA Database Administrator Fundamentals is the first step on the path to becoming a Microsoft Certified Database Administrator or Database Developer.

Communication Skills for IT Specialists

The Pitman Training Communication for IT Specialists course is designed to help you effectively engage with your audience specifically geared around IT related businesses.



Introduction to Programming Concepts

If you’re interested in a career in programming, and want to learn from the very beginning, this online course will quickly help you learn the initial concepts. 

MTA Introduction to Programming Using Python

MTA Introduction to Programming Using Python covers this versatile programming language which can be used to power websites, build games, and even program hardware.

Elective Courses

You choose one elective subject to accompany your core courses. There are a wide range of electives available such as the course listed below.

HTML 5 Fundamentals

HTML 5 Fundamentals teaches all of the newest syntax and basic principles behind the latest features of HTML. Our expert explains how HTML5 tags and attributes are used to format content and add multimedia to your web pages. 

Programming in C#

Our C# course is geared toward those who already have programming experience and are looking to broaden their expertise and career prospects. The study of this course will take you to an intermediate C# knowledge-level and offers the opportunity to learn all you need to know to undertake the Microsoft Certified Professional exam 70-483.

MTA Introduction to Programming Using HTML and CSS

If you are new to web development, this course will help you learn the skills required to create and modify websites using HTML and CSS. The course will help you learn all the objectives required to undertake MTA exam 98-383.


Some previous experience or familiarity of working with programs is recommended. Speak to one of our Course Advisors for further information. 

Finance Options

Wherever possible our training is tailored to your needs. The cost of our training programmes depend on the course(s) you choose and varies according to duration and breadth. Rest assured we have a number of payment options available to ensure the cost of training is affordable and can be worked alongside your other financial commitments. Common ways people fund their training include: - 



  • Flexible payment plans to help you spread the cost* available at many of our centres;
  • You could opt to pay upfront.



Company Funded:

Requesting funding from your employers needn’t be a daunting task. Many employers support and encourage their employees with their professional development and consider it a worthwhile investment to fund any training required.

What we can help with:

  • Providing a comprehensive training programme outlining learning outcomes
  • Tailored personnel letters
  • Communication with finance departments to arrange payment options (upfront or payment plan*).

* Terms and Conditions apply. Speak to a Course Advisor for full information on the options available to you.



Career Path

On completion of this Diploma programme you could look towards a rewarding career in IT programming or development. With the IT industry ever changing you can be sure of a wide range of career progression options. 

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Whats the difference?

We offer a range of training packages in a range of subject areas and can offer blended learning opportunities to best meet your needs.


Our courses are practical in nature and focus on a single subject and can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days.


Diplomas are designed to give you a complete skillset mapped to a specific career path and contain a number of core and elective courses.

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