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Coding Practices

Course Code: CCPRO3
  • Level: 3
  • Qualification: Certificate
  • Awarding body: Northern Council for Further Education (NCFE)
  • Duration: Seven weeks
  • Course type: Distance learning
  • Time of day: Flexible
  • When you'll study: Online/Flexible Learning via Learning Curve

What's it all about?

Virtually every business, institution and organisation relies on the use of apps, websites and digitals systems. Coding is the backbone to ensuring these tools run smoothly, safely and effectively. 

This course builds on basic understanding of coding languages and focuses on approaches and stages of software testing, including the concept of test-driven development. You will develop knowledge of bug detection and be able to resolve problems in code as well as taking preventive measures. 

Additionally, you will develop understanding of deployment and upkeep, including maintenance planning, configuration management, and version control systems.

Course information

This course is made up of the following five units: 

• coding requirements and planning 
• understanding coding design 
• implementation of coding 
• software testing 
• understand deployment, maintenance and configuration management. 
The skills from this course are vital in a career in web or software development. 

The course is open to anyone who is interested in developing knowledge and skills in coding. 

This course is funded via the National Skills Fund and will be free to you if your income is below the income threshold applicable to your region. We can provide guidance on this if you call our Customer Services team on 01752 305300. 
It is also free to you if you do not hold a level 3 qualification in any subject (equivalent to two full A Levels, an advanced technical certificate or diploma). You must also: 
• currently live in England 
• have been resident in the UK/EU for three plus years, for purposes other than study. 
If you are not eligible for funding, you can fund your qualification with an Advanced Learner Loan with nothing to pay until you earn over £27,000 a year. 

Online work is assessed. There are no exams. 

You may progress onto a Access course, Access to HE – Computing or an Apprenticeship. You may also be able to enrol on our Foundation Diplomas in Software Development or Applied Cyber Security

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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Future careers

What you could earn:

IT Business Analysts, Architects and Systems Designers

£77,032.25

Potential salary

£27,362.18

Entry level salary

£46,659.99

Average salary

12

Annual openings in Plymouth

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