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App Developer

Are you a creative and innovative person, constantly dreaming up new ideas and concepts to solve your day-to-day problems?

As an app developer, you can be part of an exciting and rapidly growing field where you’ll play a crucial role in the ever-expanding digital landscape. Mobile apps have become an integral part of our daily lives, and you’ll be the one designing, developing and maintaining them.

With a high demand for skilled app developers, you’ll enjoy abundant career opportunities and competitive salaries. By collaborating with other experts, you could even have the potential to build your own brand or business and have an impact on a global scale.

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Accomplish

Working at sea can be physically and mentally demanding, but the satisfaction of a job well done can be very rewarding. 

Unique

The dynamic and ever-changing environment at sea can be both challenging and exciting, and offers a unique work experience that sets it apart from traditional land-based careers.

Advance

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Bringing ideas to lifeYou’ll cover the key programming languages used in app development, alongside the syntax, concepts and best practices for coding. You’ll be introduced to app development frameworks like React Native or Flutter, and gain an understanding of User Interface and User Experience design principles.

You’ll cover the key programming languages used in app development, alongside the syntax, concepts and best practices for coding. You’ll be introduced to app development frameworks like React Native or Flutter, and gain an understanding of User Interface and User Experience design principles.
Ever ExpandingTechnology is always evolving. As an app developer, you'll be at the forefront of these advancements, learning new programming languages, frameworks and tools to keep your skills up-to-date

Technology is always evolving. As an app developer, you'll be at the forefront of these advancements, learning new programming languages, frameworks and tools to keep your skills up-to-date
Teamwork making the DreamworkYour work will often involve collaborating with designers, product managers and other teams, providing the opportunity to learn from others, share ideas, and collectively build something great.

Your work will often involve collaborating with designers, product managers and other teams, providing the opportunity to learn from others, share ideas, and collectively build something great.
Positive ImpactAs a developer, you can create products that reach a wide audience and make a positive impact. Whether it's through productivity apps, educational tools or entertainment platforms, you could make a real difference.

As a developer, you can create products that reach a wide audience and make a positive impact. Whether it's through productivity apps, educational tools or entertainment platforms, you could make a real difference.
Variety is the SpiceYou could create apps for all kinds of different industries, from finance and healthcare to gaming and e-commerce. This variety keeps the work exciting and allows you to explore different domains.

You could create apps for all kinds of different industries, from finance and healthcare to gaming and e-commerce. This variety keeps the work exciting and allows you to explore different domains.
Benefits are BigThe high demand for your services and the specialised nature of your work often leads to competitive salaries and attractive compensation packages.

The high demand for your services and the specialised nature of your work often leads to competitive salaries and attractive compensation packages.

The Pluses

There are so many reasons to become an App Developer, here are just a few plus points to take into account whilst making your decision.

Bringing ideas to life

You’ll cover the key programming languages used in app development, alongside the syntax, concepts and best practices for coding. You’ll be introduced to app development frameworks like React Native or Flutter, and gain an understanding of User Interface and User Experience design principles.

Ever Expanding

Technology is always evolving. As an app developer, you'll be at the forefront of these advancements, learning new programming languages, frameworks and tools to keep your skills up-to-date

Teamwork making the Dreamwork

Your work will often involve collaborating with designers, product managers and other teams, providing the opportunity to learn from others, share ideas, and collectively build something great.

Positive Impact

As a developer, you can create products that reach a wide audience and make a positive impact. Whether it's through productivity apps, educational tools or entertainment platforms, you could make a real difference.

Variety is the Spice

You could create apps for all kinds of different industries, from finance and healthcare to gaming and e-commerce. This variety keeps the work exciting and allows you to explore different domains.

Benefits are Big

The high demand for your services and the specialised nature of your work often leads to competitive salaries and attractive compensation packages.

Bringing ideas to lifeYou’ll cover the key programming languages used in app development, alongside the syntax, concepts and best practices for coding. You’ll be introduced to app development frameworks like React Native or Flutter, and gain an understanding of User Interface and User Experience design principles.

You’ll cover the key programming languages used in app development, alongside the syntax, concepts and best practices for coding. You’ll be introduced to app development frameworks like React Native or Flutter, and gain an understanding of User Interface and User Experience design principles.
Ever ExpandingTechnology is always evolving. As an app developer, you'll be at the forefront of these advancements, learning new programming languages, frameworks and tools to keep your skills up-to-date

Technology is always evolving. As an app developer, you'll be at the forefront of these advancements, learning new programming languages, frameworks and tools to keep your skills up-to-date
Teamwork making the DreamworkYour work will often involve collaborating with designers, product managers and other teams, providing the opportunity to learn from others, share ideas, and collectively build something great.

Your work will often involve collaborating with designers, product managers and other teams, providing the opportunity to learn from others, share ideas, and collectively build something great.
Positive ImpactAs a developer, you can create products that reach a wide audience and make a positive impact. Whether it's through productivity apps, educational tools or entertainment platforms, you could make a real difference.

As a developer, you can create products that reach a wide audience and make a positive impact. Whether it's through productivity apps, educational tools or entertainment platforms, you could make a real difference.
Variety is the SpiceYou could create apps for all kinds of different industries, from finance and healthcare to gaming and e-commerce. This variety keeps the work exciting and allows you to explore different domains.

You could create apps for all kinds of different industries, from finance and healthcare to gaming and e-commerce. This variety keeps the work exciting and allows you to explore different domains.
Benefits are BigThe high demand for your services and the specialised nature of your work often leads to competitive salaries and attractive compensation packages.

The high demand for your services and the specialised nature of your work often leads to competitive salaries and attractive compensation packages.

There are so many reasons to become an App Developer, here are just a few plus points to take into account whilst making your decision.

To become an App Developer, GCSEs in Maths, English and Computer Science would be useful. You can then progress onto A Levels in similar subjects, or you could study a Technical Diploma, T Level or Apprenticeship in Computer Science, Information Technology, Games or Software Development. You could then consider progressing to Higher Education to study Computer Science, Games or Software Development. 

If you’re unsure what level you should be applying for you can find out more how all of the levels compare here

How do I start bullets

Your Journey to Becoming an App Developer

Programming Languages
You’ll cover the key programming languages used in app development, alongside the syntax, concepts and best practices for coding. You’ll be introduced to app development frameworks like React Native or Flutter, and gain an understanding of UI and UX design principles.
Mobile App Architecture
You’ll learn about different architectural patterns used in app development, such as Model-View-Controller or Model-View-View Model. You’ll also cover database integration, including data storage and retrieval using SQLite or Firebase.
App Deployment & Distribution
Once you've built your app, you'll need to learn how to deploy it to app stores and distribute it to users. You’ll leave with the ability to prepare app assets, manage certificates and understand the guidelines and requirements of different platforms.

How Do I Start?

To become an App Developer, GCSEs in Maths, English and Computer Science would be useful. You can then progress onto A Levels in similar subjects, or you could study a Technical Diploma, T Level or Apprenticeship in Computer Science, Information Technology, Games or Software Development. You could then consider progressing to Higher Education to study Computer Science, Games or Software Development. 

If you’re unsure what level you should be applying for you can find out more how all of the levels compare here

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Level 3

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Computer Science Level 3 Extended Diploma

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Creative Media Production and Technology Level 3 Extended Diploma

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Level 4/5

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Level 4-6

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