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 and theory of coding, and how coding is used in practice for software development.
What will I study?
- Unit 1 Understand the principles of Coding
- Unit 2 Understand terminology used in coding
- Unit 3 Understand coding design principles
- Unit 4 Understand processes and practice of coding
- Unit 5 Understand the importance of communication and project management in coding
Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for anyone who enjoys studying independently and is interested in gaining employment within the digital sector.
How is the course assessed?
The course is online, you will receive a login to our learning platform where you will find the interactive learning materials and the assessments. You will be given deadlines to complete and submit the work. You will receive detailed feedback on your work so that you can improve your skills as you progress through the qualification.
Your Study Programme
This course is ideal for people who like to learn independently and do not wish to come onto campus to study. The online portfolio of resources and assessment questions means that you can organise your study to be at a time/day to suit and from a location which is convenient. You will need to study for a minimum of 2-3 hrs per week and to finish the course within 10 weeks. Should you need help or support, your tutor will be contactable via email/phone.
You will develop a thorough knowledge and understanding of:
- The concepts and fundamentals of data, including searching, storing, integrating and organising data
- The main features and benefits of digital information systems and how these are used to maintain information and to support organisations and best working practices
- The principles of organisational information security governance and the components of an organisation's cyber security technical infrastructure including hardware, operating systems, networks, software and cloud.
You will have the ability to:
- Install and configure basic hardware system components, networks and devices
- Write code following an appropriate logical approach to agreed standards
- Follow information security procedures.
What is required?
- Manage own time to meet deadlines and Manage stakeholder expectations
- Work independently and take responsibility for own actions within a given job role
- Work with a range of internal and external customers.
Once you have started on the course and submitted your first unit, our team will review and mark your work promptly. Your tutor will provide regular feedback that will help you to improve your skills and knowledge. We will also keep in touch with you to make sure that you are continuing to make good progress through the course and to check to see if there are any additional support needs. In the unlikely event that you are unable to complete the course and need to withdraw there is a withdrawal fee of £100.
Progression and Career Opportunities
Learners who complete this course often choose to study another online distance course, in particular Level 2 Certificate in Cyber Security is a popular choice.
At the end of your course, your tutor may suggest a suitable progression offer or you can contact the Enrolment Centre who to advise you on the options available.
We also have a careers team called Futures who are available via phone, email or in-person who can help to plan a career pathway for you.
Entry Requirements for new students
You should have been living in the UK for 3 years by the start of the course. You should be over 19+ by 31.08 in the academic year you wish to study.
If you are aged 19-23 you must hold a full Level 2 qualification and not currently be enrolled on an apprenticeship.
If you are Aged 24+ or above (and resident in the UK/EU for 3 years before the start date).
You will also need to have access to a computer with a reliable internet connection so that you can complete and submit your work on time, an email account that you regularly check and/or a phone so that we can keep in contact with you.
You need to pass a short English assessment which will be emailed to you for completion. You will need to demonstrate that you have sufficient time to study the qualification as it is expected that you will achieve within 6-10 weeks.
After you submit your application, you will receive a pre-course assessment form which we will ask you to complete and return to us. Your application will then be reviewed by our team and we will contact you to arrange the next steps.