This qualification is designed for learners who want to increase their knowledge, skills and understanding of coding.
Please note, this course is only available for students aged 19 and over at the start of the course, and is an evening class.
Successful completion of the required units will allow the learner to develop in-depth knowledge, skills and understanding of coding practices. It will also support progression into relevant employment and further study in coding.
This qualification aims to focus on the study of coding within the Information and Communication Technology sector, as well as offer breadth and depth of study, incorporating a key core of knowledge and provide opportunities to acquire a number of practical and technical skills.
- Competent of working at Level 2 standard
- Preferable English and Maths GCSE at grade 4
- Subject to aptitude test
The course is assessed in a variety of ways – such as:
- learner report
- written or oral question and answer
- sample code
You will develop a portfolio of evidence which is assessed by centre staff and externally quality assured by NCFE.
To be awarded the Level 3 Certificate in Coding Practices, learners are required to successfully complete 5 mandatory units.
- Coding requirements and planning
- Understand coding design
- Implementation of coding
- Software testing
- Understand deployment, maintenance and configuration management
This qualification is designed for learners who are working or would like to work in coding. It is ideal for those who want to consolidate their existing knowledge and learn practical skills which can be used to assist in seeking employment in coding or to progress into further study.
In addition to the IT sector-specific content covered in this course, the qualification enables learners to develop transferable and higher-order skills that are highly regarded by employers such as research and analysis skills.
Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:
- Level 4 Certificate in IT
- Level 4 Diploma in Software Development
- Software Development Technician apprenticeship