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Developer Pathway (Digital Academy) — Advanced

Digital, Games Development and ICT

Course ID: 165517

Course Year: 21/22

Course Details

  • For students interested in starting a technical career within IT.
  • Suitable for learners with previous qualifications (5 GCSEs C/4+) and technical IT experience.
  • Study at The City of Liverpool College’s £2.5m Digital Academy based in Myrtle Street.
  • 1 year course taught over 3 days per week.
  • Work with local and national employers such as the NHS, Laing O’Rourke, FireSprite and VizBox.
  • Outstanding academic and pastoral support.
  • Learn and develop with the leading Digital school in the North-West and beyond with the most advanced technology and equipment.

What to expect from the course

What does this qualification cover?
The Advanced Developer pathway is designed for students who have a strong knowledge or experience in IT and wish to develop and progress their skills and start a career in the rapidly growing digital world. This course is the perfect place to advance and progress your journey into software development within IT and Digital as you will create and develop create and develop code for websites and apps and games, develop and progress skills in Networking, Cyber Security and Robotics.

Who is it suitable for?
This pathway is suitable for students who have strong knowledge and existing experience within the Digital and IT Industries

How is it assessed?
You will be assessed through a range of methods including presentations, practical work and live assessment opportunities.

What will I learn?
You will learn Software Development, Cyber Security, Networking and Robotics.


BTEC L3 Foundation Diploma Information Technology.

Why study with us?

Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

A gym, including treadmills and exercise bikes.
Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

Career pathways

On completing this course, you’ll have the expert skills and experience needed to progress into a wealth of exciting careers in the Digital and IT industries. If you’re interested in continuing your studies, you’ll have the opportunity to progress even further within the Digital Academy, with our range of Higher Education degrees and Advanced Apprenticeships.

We're here to help...

Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

In order to be accepted on the course you will need at least 5 relevant GCSEs A*-C / 4-9, including English and Maths or a Distinction in a relevant Level 2 such as a BTEC Diploma with English and Maths level 2 equivalencies.


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free. If you are aged between 19-23 and don’t have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent), you won't have to pay any fees for this course.

24 years old or over or 19-23 and have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent) at the start of the course? Fees are payable, but you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of your course. Find out more at, or contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for21/22 is 5238.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

Please note this is a two year programme that consists of two courses. Your fee status may change from one year to the next depending on age and circumstance at the start of the next course e.g. if you turn 19 before progressing to the next level, you may be required to pay fees as outlined above.

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