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Coding is what makes it possible for anyone to create computer software. Websites, apps, and social media are all made with code – it is a language that tells computers what action to perform. This qualification is designed for anyone who is looking to gain an introduction to coding. As the world is evolving digitally and the digital sector is growing, this course will give you an insight into the principles of coding, and how coding is used in practice for software development.
Who is the course suitable for?
The Level 2 Certificate in understanding coding is designed for learners working in a range of settings within the public, private, voluntary and community sectors.
You do not need to have any formal qualifications in order to follow this course, but you will need to demonstrate commitment and motivation to work through the specially prepared distance-learning materials
How is the course delivered?
Candidates work through the course materials for the programme at a place convenient to them, so there is no need to attend the college to gain the qualification. The learning materials contain the knowledge needed to meet the assessment requirements of the course and activities to allow candidates to practice their skills and test their learning. Assessments are based on a combination of knowledge and skills learned on the Learners should complete the course within 8 – 12 weeks.
Understand the principles of coding
Understand terminology used in coding
Understand coding design principles
Understand the processes and practise of coding
Understand the importance of communication and project management in coding
Having successfully achieved this qualification, the learner may wish to progress on to further training, such as level 3 in Understanding Coding Practices.