DH30 35: Software Development: Applications Development
This Unit is designed to extend the candidate's ability to use application software packages to develop user defined applications with efficient user friendly interfaces. The application software package may relate to word processing, spreadsheet or database, however, this is not an exclusive list. The importance of an analytical approach to the requirements of the user will be encouraged. The development process will utilise the automated features provided by the package. The scripting or programming language of the package may also be used. The Unit is intended for candidates who may be asked to develop application packages for a particular purpose where the developed application will improve efficiency of data entry and required output.
On completion of this Unit, the candidate should be able to:1. Use development techniques to develop application modules.
2. Implement a solution from design.
3. Test the completed product.
4. Create technical and user documentation.
Credit value: 2 HN Credits at SCQF level 8: (16 SCQF credit points at SCQF level 8)
Recommended prior knowledge and skills: Access to this Unit will be at the discretion of the Centre, however it is recommended that candidates should have achieved the core skill of Problem Solving at Intermediate 1 level before taking this Unit. It is also recommended that candidates have prior experience of using computer systems or studied a programming language at NQ level. This may be evidenced by possession of HN Unit DH33 34 Computer Operating Systems 1, or HN Unit D75X 34 Information Technology: Applications Software 1. However, it is expected that a candidate is either studying this unit in conjunction with or following the completion of the HN Unit DH35 34 Computing: Planning. Alternatively, candidates should have considerable practical work experience and some appreciation of the role of program design and implementation.