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Coding Practices (Level 3 Certificate)

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Course Overview

Entry requirements

To enrol onto this course you should have you will be expected to have completed a Level 2 qualification in either IT or Coding or completed the Introductory course linked to this qualification. You must also be able to commit to at least 5hrs of home/independent study each week


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Are you looking for a ladder of opportunity to improve your Coding skills and get into work or further education?

  • Did you know that the followings are the three of top tech skill in high demand?
  • Cloud computing, (the average salary for cloud computing jobs in the UK is £57,500.)
  • Cyber security (the average salary for cyber security jobs in the UK is £72,500.)
  • Software Development (the average salary for DevOps engineering jobs in the UK is £67,500)

The purpose of this qualification is to provide you with sector awareness. It will provide you with a chance to develop knowledge and skills relating to coding practices with the view to seeking employment or proceeding to further study in this area.

The Local Government Association estimates that the 'low carbon workforce' will treble by 2030 and that demand for digital skills and transferrable skills such as creativity, critical thinking, interpersonal communication skills and leadership skills will also become more important as technology advances and virtual working becomes a lot more common.

  • Assessment Criteria

    This qualification is achieved with a combination of assessments.
  • Further Information

    We acknowledge that Coding may be new for some of you and we will support you through a six weeks Introductory program to acquire basic coding skills. You will study the following 5 mandatory units: 1. Coding requirements and planning Unit 2. Understand coding design 3. Implementation of coding 4. Software testing 5. Understand deployment, maintenance and configuration management

Further Information

On completion of the course, you could either go into employment or progress to:

  • Level 4 Certificate in IT
  • Level 4 Diploma in Software Development
  • Software Development Technician apprenticeship

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