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NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Coding

  • Course Type: Distance Learning

What can this course lead to?

On successful completion of this qualification, you could progress to:

  • Level 3 Certificate in Coding Practices
  • Level 3 Certificate in Programming

Who is it for?

This qualification is designed for learners who are looking to gain an introduction into the principles of coding and it will enable progression into further study and support those interested in progressing to employment in a coding or IT related role.

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.

What is covered?

To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Coding, learners are required to successfully complete 5 units:

  • Unit 01 Understand the principles of coding
  • Unit 02 Understand terminology used in coding
  • Unit 03 Understand coding design principles
  • Unit 04 Understand processes and practices of coding
  • Unit 05 Understand the importance of communication and project management in coding

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

You need to be aged 19 or over at the start of the current academic year to be able to enrol on one of our Distance Learning courses.

You will also need to be working at or above Level 1 in English.

We will assess your level of English before we enrol you onto the course and can signpost you to our Functional Skills English courses to upskill if necessary.

Start date: Rolling

Course Code
12 weeks
Fully funded
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My course gave me access to work experience with market-leading cyber security consultancy ‘Pentesec’, This gave me the edge when securing a place at Northumbria University to study a BSc in Networks and Cyber Security.

Tom Sadler
Computing Extended Diploma Level 3

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