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This 7-week qualification is designed for anyone who is looking to gain an introduction to coding. This qualification also may support further progression into further study in coding or any other topics within the digital sector. During this fully online course, you will be supported throughout by an expert tutor; since this course is fully online, you can learn from anywhere!
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.
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.
This course is divided into the following units:
Understand the Principles of Coding:
In this unit, you will gain come to terms with coding languages and the software development lifecycle. You will also learn about the job roles, functions and key skills requirements of a coding professional.
Understand terminology used in Coding:
During this unit, you will understand basic computer terminology in relation to coding. You will also learn about coding acronyms, terminology and the key principles of writing code.
Understand Coding Design Principles:
In this unit, you will learn about different types of coding and the advantages and disadvantages of their use - as well as understanding the use of pure functions.
Understand the Processes and Practise of Coding:
In this unit, you will come to understand the best practice in coding, methods of testing used and DevOps processes.
Understand the importance of communication and project management in coding:
In this unit, you will understand the importance of communication for those working in a coding environment. You will also learn about project management principles and Agile developments.
If you chose to complete this Level 2 course in Understanding Coding, you can gain knowledge and skills in web design and development. This qualification can lead to careers as a;
- Programmer (£52,000)
- Web Developer (£42,000 to £62,000)
*(Salary information taken from the National Careers Service)
There are no exams, all courses require you to complete assessment questions based on the knowledge you have gained from the units, at your own pace.
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