Software Development Fundamentals Course.

Take your first step to a rewarding career in tech.

Code your way to the career ladder

Whether you are new to Software Development, Programming or skills such as Python, or just want to brush up on your skills, this course provides career gateway training for budding programmers with limited or no experience. 

In the UK alone it’s estimated another 1.5million people with these advanced digital skills will be required in the next 2-years to keep up with commercial demand, meaning there has never been a better time to learn the skills needed for tomorrow, today.


We power your potential.


Because building a long-term career is about so much more than just technical skill. 

Fully-immersive learning

Powered by world-class technology & industry experts so you can master your craft.

Career Support

Be fully-prepared for the world of work and benefit from introductions to our employer network.

What are Software Fundamentals?

Our Software Development Fundamentals course is a professional career gateway, taking you from little or no experience to giving you the skills and competencies to command entry-level roles in areas such as Software Development, Software Testing, Python Programming and more.

More than just a course, your learning will be verified by acquiring industry-leading certification from PCAP™.

Who is this course suitable for?

Whether you’re looking to start a new career in programming, or accelerate an existing one, Hatch can support you at any stage of your career journey through our award-winning learning pathways. Regardless of your experience level, you’ll find enormous value in the broad range of concepts covered by this course.  

What does this mean for me?

Software programmers are in high demand in the current market.

For an entry- level role, you could expect to be earning between £39,000 – £65,000 per year, depending on factors such as your location and career history.

Due to the growing demand for these skills, you don’t necessarily require previous experience to secure an entry-level role, and opportunities for progression once you’re employed are excellent.

Explore our course pathway below

Day 1


Let’s get to know each other. Get acquainted with the Hatch team, including your expert Trainer, and we’ll do our best  to support you in creating the optimal conditions for you to maximise your learning. 

Day 1

Software Fundamentals

Study for Software Fundamentals

Develop your understanding of core programming, object-oriented programming, general software development, web applications, desktop applications and databases.

Software Fundamentals

CIW Advanced HTML5 and CSS3 Specialist

Study for CIW Advanced HTML5 and CSS3 Specialist

Gain hands on experience in fundamental HTML and CSS practice, JavaScript characteristics and web and app design.

CIW Advanced HTML5 and CSS3 Specialist

Python Fundamentals

Study Python Fundamentals

This course provides skills in all the basic and advanced concepts of Python programming with its interactive learning resources. The course includes topics such as Python basics, data structures, functions in Python, modules in python, and many more.

Python Fundamentals


Your certification

Your course fees will include the following exam voucher to verify your learning against your chosen career aspirations:

PCAP™ – Certified Associate in Python Programming certification is a professional, high-stakes credential that measures the candidate’s ability to perform intermediate-level coding tasks in the Python language.


additional support

Building a career is about more than just technical skill.

Built into every learning pathway are optional Personal & Professional Development modules and dedicated pastoral care, because there’s more to being job-ready at the end of your course than just technical skill.

Helpdesk Habits Certification

A customer service training program and certification, specifically developed for IT pros, MSPs and corporate service desks.

Hatch learning ecosystem

12-month access to Hatch’s digital learning ecosystem

Industry-leading instructors

E-mail and video support from course tutors

Professional development

Professional Development webinars led by the Hatch team

How much is the course?

Choose to either pay your course fees in full, or opt to use our flexible funding solution

Payment in Full
Funding Option


What do you get again?

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It all starts with a conversation

Hear what our students have to say...

This Academy built my career confidence from zero. Working in IT has always been my dream, and I feel privileged to have taken part in a programme that helped me realise it. I’m extremely grateful for the support throughout and I couldn’t be more excited.”

I’ve always had an interest in IT, but I had no qualifications to back it up. This model has changed my life. It's enabled me to do what I've always wanted!”

This opportunity was a unicorn. You just don’t find them. I’d been looking for such a long time. We’re learned more on this course, in this environment, in the past 8 weeks than I had in a year trying to do this on my own. It definitely works.”

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