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NCFE Coding Practices Level 3: Online

This course is designed for learners who want to increase their knowledge, skills and understanding of coding.

  • Study Mode

    Part-time

  • Duration

    24 Weeks

  • Location

    Online

This course does not teach coding. It covers coding practices only.

Study this course FREE, with no course fees! 

This is a fully online, self-directed, independent study course with assessor support and guidance. Students must have use of a laptop to complete this course and must be aged 19+ at the beginning of the academic year (31 August). 

This 24-week course has a flexible start date and will run until 31 July 2025.

This course operates flexible start dates, with an opportunity to start every few weeks. The first course will begin in September 2024, with new dates available until July 2025. Your actual start date will be confirmed on application.

This qualification is designed for learners who want to increase their knowledge, skills and understanding of coding. It will familiarise you with the skills needed to work in the digital sector.

The IT and web development sector is growing rapidly, as almost all businesses now have some form of online presence. Coding is used to build websites, mobile apps and other computer software, so having an understanding of coding, how it is implemented, and the importance of software testing is crucial for anyone working in an IT or digital role. 

To study this 24-week course FREE, with no course fees applicants must meet one of the following criteria:

Criteria 1

  • Are aged 19+ on 31 August prior to starting the course
  • Live in England, not within a non-funded postcode region 
  • Have been in the EU for three years for purposes other than study (and able to provide documentation) 
  • Are unemployed
  • Be actively looking for work
  • Receiving benefits in your own name

Criteria 2

Are aged 19+ on 31 August prior to starting the course

  • Live in England, not within a non-funded postcode region 
  • Have been in the EU for three years for purposes other than study (and able to provide documentation) 
  • Are working and earn under £20,319 per year in wages before tax (excluding benefits)

Criteria 3

  • Are aged 19+ on 31 August prior to starting the course
  • Live in England, not within a non-funded postcode region 
  • Have been in the EU for three years for purposes other than study (and able to provide documentation) 
  • Do not hold a Level 3 qualification in any subject (equivalent to 2 full A levels, an advanced technical certificate or diploma)

 

Please note: This course is funded via the ‘Free Courses for Jobs’ scheme, subject to meeting the criteria. If you are not eligible for a free course through government funding, you can still gain a qualification to further your career. The course fees are £941, with an Advanced Learner Loan available if required.

 

This course will cover the following:

  • Coding requirements and planning
  • Understanding coding design
  • Implementation of coding
  • Software testing
  • Understand deployment, maintenance and configuration

In taking this course you will:

  • achieve a nationally recognised Level 3 qualification
  • evidence your competency to employers
  • further your personal and professional development
  • learn at a time that suits you without the need to attend college

This qualification could help you to progress to the follow careers:

  • Web Developer
  • Software Developer

You must have English at either GCSE, Functional Skills Level 2 or equivalent.  Applicants will need to have a successful assessment and be able to provide their Level 2 certificate.

If you hold international qualifications, we can assess these to see if you meet the criteria.

Fund your qualification with an Advanced Learner Loan with nothing to pay until you earn over £27k a year. 

If you are not eligible for a free course through government funding, you can still gain a qualification to further your career with the help of an advanced learner loan. Find out more about financial support for students aged 19+ and the Advanced Learner Loan. 

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