Mobile App Development

If you have a Grade 10 Certificate, National Certificate (Vocational) Level 2, or equivalent qualification, this Short Learning Programme is a quick skills acquisition course that will improve your career readiness within six months with knowledge, skills, and abilities in Mobile App Development.

Mobile app developers bring innovative ideas to life and ensure that apps are user-friendly, secure, and function seamlessly. This programme focuses on applying the basic principles and procedures of coding/programming in Java and understanding the general development principles of Android apps.

Mobile App Development Short Learning Programme


6 Months (full-time)

Entry Requirements

Grade 10 Certificate; or National Certificate (Vocational) Level 2; or equivalent qualification OR alternatively Learners can apply for RPL entry into the programme from the Academic Committee at Boston Head Office. Computer Literacy recommended.

This programme is offered by Boston City Campus in the distance mode of education with support provided at Learner Support Centres. Apply to register at any Boston City Campus Learner Support Centre nationwide online.

All modules are compulsory and must be passed.

Ito RPL, on successful completion the Learner may apply for admission to an Institute Learning Programme in ICT such as CompTIA or Microsoft, alternatively they may apply for admission to a Boston Short Learning Programme or an Occupational Qualification of which either has a Grade 11 Certificate or equivalent qualification as the entry requirement.

Each submission is individually evaluated, hence neither admission nor advanced placement is assured.

  • Systems Development 1 (Java) (OSYD1171)*
  • Android App Development (OAAD1181)*

*Formative Assessments are undertaken and the highest grade achieved in Formative Assessment is retained. The final grade is based on the Summative Assessment only. A maximum of one (1) additional supplementary assessment opportunity is provided for the Summative assessment, which will be charged for.

Analytical | Logical | Dedicated | Thinker | Creative
  • Apply the basic principles and procedures of coding/programming in Java
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the general development principles of Android apps


On successful completion the Learner will be issued a Boston Short Learning Programme Mobile App Development