Code Institute

Diploma in Web Application Development

At A Glance

Course Title

Diploma in Web Application Development

Course Level

Level 5 RQF

Course Credits

120 Credits

Study Method

Distance Learning

Start Date


Course Duration

12 months

Awarded By

Gateway Qualifications

Course Description

This course is designed to deliver the practical skills to design, develop, build, and test a web-based software application. The content aims to develop your abilities and proficiency in the most relevant and sought-after coding languages and tools for both front and back-end development. You will learn industry-ready skills to take up roles across software/web application developer, full-stack/front-end/back-end developer, QA engineer, or Software support engineers. You don’t need prior coding experience.

The course is delivered as a blended course with facilitated tutor sessions provided by Code Institute along with supported online learning and self-study from the Code Institute Learner Platform. It is an on-demand program, and you can learn and study whenever suits you. We are accepting new students at the end of each month, and you will be able to start at a time that suits you and work to your own individual learning plan.

This course is written by Code Institute and accredited by Gateway Qualifications. Applicants must complete the Code Institute’s 5 Day Coding Challenge before applying. Complete the form below to register for the challenge. Upon successful completion, follow the link below to apply for the Diploma in Web Application Development.

Who Is This Course For?

This qualification is a pathway to employment for those who want to work in the tech industry. It gives learners the skills and experience needed to take up roles in software/web application development, junior full-stack/front-end/back-end development, junior quality assurance, engineer, or support engineer. It is suitable for those with no previous coding experience and for those who want to refresh their knowledge with the most relevant coding languages.

This is a blended course with online tuition along with supported online learning and self-study using the Code Institute Learning Management System (LMS). The online delivery features live tutor support 24/7 and a highly engaged Slack community where learners can interact, network, and provide peer-to-peer support. The LMS access enables students to study where and when they wish, and a student care team provides learners with day-to-day support.

Course Content

The qualification is made up of 4 units that progress you through front-end and back-end processes, learning coding process and flow. The units are:

This unit aims to provide learners with the knowledge and skills needed to build a front-end web application. It includes understanding the principles of responsive design, documentation and effective layout of content.

The unit aims to develop knowledge and skills needed to build a dynamic, interactive front-end web application. It includes understanding user input and control when interacting with a web application as well the principles of manual testing for debugging.

The focus here is on understanding and developing the practical skills to build a back-end web application. Topics covered include data storage and data management using relational and non-relational databases.

Study Method

The online delivery includes live tutor support and a highly engaged student community through Slack which allows students to access peer support, career development advice and personal mentoring. You will attend weekly, online tutorial sessions designed to support you through assignment project planning, study skills and academic progression.

The supports (Career, Student Care, Mentors and Community) are available from 9am-5:30pm UK time Mon-Fri. Tutoring is available from 8am-11pm UK time Mon-Fri and 9-5:30pm UK time at the weekend.

The Learner Management System provided by Code Institute is always available and enables students to learn and study when and where it works for them, and includes a student care team who can provide day to day support.

You will be assessed through four projects which cover a different aspect of web application development. Each milestone project is designed to build knowledge and skills for the key stages to build a fully functioning web application using a full stack framework. These projects form a portfolio which showcases the learner’s practical skills, knowledge and competency to potential employers.

The work is marked internally and then verified externally by Gateway Qualifications. All units are marked Pass, Merit, or Distinction.

Course Fees

Please get in touch with us to get the most up-to-date course fee for the Code Institute Diploma in Web Application Development.

Entry Requirements

  • You must be aged 18 or over
  • Applicants must complete the 5 Day Coding Challenge set by Code Institute
  • Evidence of English language ability equivalent to IELTS Academic Level 6.0 if not a native speaker.
  • There is no requirement for learners to have prior skills, knowledge, or understanding of coding, however the admissions team will need to consider whether applicants have the necessary foundations to undertake studying at level 5.

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Apply now to embark on your academic journey and unlock endless opportunities! Join our vibrant community of scholars and leaders, and pursue your passion with an internationally recognised British qualification.

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