What is a Mobile App Developer
Getting in and Qualifications
There are many opportunities to develop the practical and technical skills required for a job as a Mobile App Developer.
- Computer Science and Coding subjects
- Art and Design
Entry requirements for courses can change. Always contact the college, university or training provider to check exactly what you will need.
A Foundation Apprenticeship in Software Development provides a work placement alongside study, giving valuable experience in a professional setting.
A Graduate Apprenticeship in Software Development is also an option, enabling you to gain a degree while working.
Find out more about apprenticeships at Apprenticeship.scot.
A qualification at Higher National Certificate, Higher National Diploma or degree level is often advised for those looking to get a job as a Mobile App Developer. The most relevant subjects for this role include:
- Computer Science
- Software Engineering
- Mobile Development
To enter a Higher National Certificate or Higher National Diploma course typically requires National 4/5 qualifications and one to two Highers. For entry to degree courses, National 5 qualifications and four to five Highers are usually preferred.
A portfolio showing previous mobile app development work is a useful resource to demonstrate relevant skills and experience to a potential employer.
Free online courses for improving app development skills are at Digital Skills Scotland.