LLI Diploma in Software and Entrepreneurship

The LLI Software Development and Technology Entrepreneurship is a 2 year / 48-week Diploma that can lead to great employment opportunities in the area of software development and technology.

Why study Software Development and Technology Entrepreneurship

In today’s hyper-connected digital age, organizations in almost every sector depend on the ideas, skills and support of software developers and computer scientists to survive and thrive. They:

  • Play a key role in driving our society and economy forward
  • Solve software-related problems by applying theoretical principles, knowledge of systems, algorithms and software engineering methodologies
  • Develop secure, reliable, and innovative software application
  • Work productively in a team environment.

Our graduates are ready to meet the challenges of this innovative field and will be in demand for their superior abilities in designing and implementing effective computer software.

Why choose the LLI Diploma in Software Development and Technology Entrepreneurship

  • 48 week Diploma with 1200 teaching hours
  • A hands-on approach to learning.
  • World-class tutors

We Teach Our Students to be Entrepreneurs

The Diploma in Software Development and Technology Entrepreneurship has been designed for international students or professionals that want to work in an English Speaking environment as a software designer, developer, web application or mobile application designer and/or developer.

This could be either in a corporate environment, a small-to-medium enterprise (SME) software firm or in a new technology company where an understanding of business innovation and an intrapreneurial /entrepreneurial mind-set is crucial for the success of the organization along with the English Language competency needed to work in an English-speaking country.

Our students learn software development while they learn how to build their own start-up companies.

Development of Real World Skills

In addition, to the strong focus on the development of computer programming skills and a thorough understanding of the Software Development Process (SDP), this diploma program provides industry specific training in:

  • Front-end Web Development
  • Full Stack Web Development
  • Business Innovation and Technology
  • Entrepreneurship/Intrapreneurship
  • Mobile Application Development

A New Way of Learning

One of the core strengths of the program is that it is fully Project-Based Learning (PBL). Students learn by building their own software applications.

The program has a strong element of English Language support built directly into the program to prepare international students to work in the tech industry in an English speaking work environment. The diploma program has a strong focus on project work (both individual and group) with a fundamental focus on the application of subject knowledge which fosters the development of their employable skills. This prepares students with the knowledge and skills needed to build exciting and progressive careers in the tech industry.

The program produces graduates with skills and knowledge valued by employers. Graduates will acquire the complementary business innovation and entrepreneurial mind-set that is essential to success in a rapidly growing tech industries. This program is unique in that it blends together:

  • Software development and web and mobile applications development.
  • Business innovation, intrapreneurship/entrepreneurship and product development.
  • English technical language training.

This type of program provides our students with the kind of education that makes them the ideal candidates for employers, while giving them the technical skills and English language abilities to create exciting new software products that are key to high performing SME’s and tech start-up companies.

The program meets the minimum admission requirements prescribed in Section 19 of O.eg 415/06 (https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/060415) which are:

  • Student has an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, OR
  • Is 18 years of age or older on or before the program begins AND can pass a qualifying test


“The diploma offered by LLI and developed by IIAD is cutting edge learning and practical hands on development. This course prepares the student for actually real time development working with companies doing projects in a collaborative environment, and mentoring them for their own start up tech companies.

Technology has changed so much in the past 10 years, so should the way students prepare for the real world. I am excited to see what this program does for the students and the city of London.”

Ashley Wagler
Vice President of Business Development
InfoTech Research Group

Start dates: January and September

Conditional acceptance letters are offered to qualified candidates if their English is below the minimum benchmark for entry.

Spaces are limited in this program. Once the program is full, a waiting list will be created.

Software Development Diploma2 academic years (4 semesters)$28,000

One time Registration fee: $150
Material fee: $70

Students are responsible for arranging their own medical insurance before traveling to Canada. Alternatively, LLI can arrange insurance via Guard.me if required.

Attending classes in person and need accommodation? Use our free online calculator to work out the total cost of attending your LLI classes in Canada.

Please note that international students are required to have health insurance for the duration of their studies.

GPA (Grade Point Average)
70% (last year of high school)

Recommended grade 12 courses

  • Physics
  • Data Management
  • Computer Programming

Grade Point average is calculated using the last year of high school credits.

This Diploma does meet the approval under the PCCA, 2005.

BCI Innovation Lab and IIAD Global team

Dr James MacAskill
IIAD Global/BCI Innovation Labs
Entrepreneur-In-Residence (EiR)

Dr Mark Weyers
Chief Innovation Officer (CIO)
IIAD Global/BCI Innovation Labs