Cambridge Regional College - Centre of Vocational Excellence

Software Programming

Cambridge Campus

Start Date:17/09/201903/03/202028/04/2020
End Date:03/11/201924/03/202023/06/2020
Start Time:18:0018:0018:00
End Time:20:0020:0020:00




Course Overview

This is a software development course consisting of 3 presentations or levels i.e. introductory, intermediate and advanced levels, designed to develop programming skills in C# using the Visual Studio 2013/2015 IDE and the .NET Framework on a Windows platform.  The first introductory presentation consisting of 10 weeks covers the fundamental C# language constructs, the object oriented concepts of encapsulation, abstraction, inheritance and polymorphism as well as classes. You will be developing C# console applications to start with as you learn the fundamentals of the C# language and then later on towards the latter half of the course when you are proficient with the C# language, you will be introduced to developing Windows graphical user interface (GUI) applications. The 2nd 10 week intermediate presentation of the course continues to develop your skills in C# using features such as methods and properties, inheritance and polymorphism, the structured query language (SQL) and databases. The 3rd 10 week presentation takes you to even greater heights of C# using features such as interfaces, delegates and events, collections, generics (methods, interfaces and classes) and multithreaded programming.

Recruitment – if we do not recruit to our target numbers we will try to offer the courses at reduced hours. If a course does not recruit enough students to run, you will receive a refund. Please refer to the Part-time prospectus for guidance on other refund issues.

Progression & Career Opportunities

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Entry Requirements

No pre-requisites are required to join the introductory course, however you will be expected to have basic keyboarding skills. You can either take both levels of the course or join the course in the New Year if you have the required prior knowledge and there are sufficient places available.

If you wish to discuss your enrolment please ask to speak to the tutor via the enquiry team.

Learning Assessment & Support

We want you to achieve to the very best of your ability at CRC. To make this happen we offer both learning and personal support by specialist staff tailored to meet your specific needs.

Assessment takes place by observation and practical tasks.

How to Apply

To apply, please complete a CRC Enrolment Form, which can be downloaded from our website Download here. The Enrolment Form can also be found in the back of our part-time prospectus or contact us via email

Cambridge Campus Status

The Cambridge Campus is open as normal.

Huntingdon Campus Status

The Huntingdon Campus is open as normal.