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Course Overview

This qualification is designed for learners who are looking to gain an introduction to coding. It will support the learner to progress into further study and support those interested in progressing to employment in a coding or IT related role.

• principles of coding
• the stages of the software development cycle
• coding terminology and the key principles of writing code
• different coding types
• best practices in coding
• methods of testing and the DevOps process
• effective communication and project management in coding

To be awarded this qualification, learners are required to successfully complete five mandatory units.

Mandatory units

Unit 01 Understand the principles of coding
Unit 02 Understand terminology used in coding
Unit 03 Understand coding design principles
Unit 04 Understand the processes and practice of coding
Unit 05 Understand the importance of communication and project management in coding

There are no optional units.

This qualification is designed for adult learners who want to gain knowledge of coding. The qualification may also support progression into further study in coding or other topics within the digital sector.

The objectives of this qualification are to:
• provide learners with knowledge and understanding of coding

Applications are encouraged by anyone with a desire to work in Computing and IT. 

Learners are admitted to the programme by application form and formal interview, with a further guidance interview where appropriate. Where necessary, evidence of your determination to succeed may be requested. 

Applicants must have achieved GCSE at grade A* to C (grade 3 or above in the newly reformed GCSE grading) or Level 1 equivalent in English and Maths before the course starts.  The College does offer Functional Skills intensive courses and exam entry for English and Maths.  For those with English as a second or other language, either IELTS 5.5 or successful completion of The College language assessment is required.

Learners may find it helpful if they’ve already achieved a Level 1 Digital Skills or Information Technology related qualification.

We will offer you the opportunity to check your level in these subjects prior to/at interview and support you in identifying how you can improve these skills if necessary.

Assessment
This is a competency and knowledge-based qualification which is internally assessed and externally quality assured.

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:
• Level 3 Certificate in Coding Practices
• Level 3 Certificate or Diploma in IT User Skills
• Level 3 Certificate in Programming.

Adult, part_time_day: FREE

This fully-funded course is available to any adult aged 24 and over who wants to achieve their first full level 2 qualification, which is equivalent to an technical certificate.

19 to 23 year olds will continue to be eligible for their first full level 2 via the adult education budget, and for any additional qualifications made available through this offer.

Venue: This is an online course

Contacts:
The College Helpline: 01202 205205
E-mail: enquiries@thecollege.co.uk
Course Administrator: 01202 205572

Funding:

This is a fully funded course if you have not achieved a full level 2 qualification. If you have a Level 2 equivalent then you may incur fees.
Depending on your age and circumstances you may be entitled to receive significant financial help and/or benefits, and in some cases, you may be able to attend the course at no cost to you. For more information please visit   thecollege.co.uk/adult-skills/advanced-learner-loan or call 01202 205660.

Learners registered on this qualification should not undertake another qualification at the same level with the same or a similar title, as duplication of learning may affect funding eligibility.

There is an online guide that explains qualification levels. You can find it at: thecollege.co.uk/adult-skills/guide-qualifications

Awarding Body:
NCFE

Curriculum Area:
Creative and Digital Industries - Digital & Computing

Course Options

Tue 29th October 2024

Attendance

Part-time

Duration

16 Weeks

Location

Bournemouth Campus

Adult Fee

470.00

Adult Fee with Concession

470.00

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