The unit aims to provide learners with an introduction to
Software Development. It aims to introduce learners to the basic concepts
of program design and implementation using a high level language. The
programming language used shall be Visual Basic 6.
The emphasis is on practical activities and problem solving.
It gives learners the opportunity to use design techniques and processes to
find solution to given problems. Learners will learn about the stages in the
software development cycle, and how to design, create and test structured
This unit presents opportunities to demonstrate key skills in
communication, information technology, improving own learning and performance
and problem solving.
To achieve this unit a learner must:
use appropriate methods to investigate a straightforward client
designs using recognised design techniques
program with the aid of a prepared program design
the program against the original design.