Level 2 Certificate Understanding Code
Digital & IT
Adult Further Education
What is the course about?
This course is designed and developed for anyone with a passion for writing code and for learners who want to gain knowledge of coding. This course will enable you to gain an understanding of the stages of the software development cycle, coding terminology, different coding types, methods of testing and project management. You will also work closely with our employer partners who will provide masterclasses and live briefs to put you at the forefront of this exciting and innovative industry.
Why should I choose the course?
According to Forbes, it has been predicted that 85% of the jobs college leavers of 2030 will have, have not been invented yet. Skills such as AI and automation are in demand as machines become capable of taking on more work. Coding skills are vital in strengthening and supporting digital ecosystems and support around 678,000 new jobs. By developing skills that are in in demand, and with the continuing digitisation of almost all industries, coding skills are fundamental to the growth of the economy.
What will I learn?
You will learn about coding, the principles of coding and the application across the digital sector. You will cover subjects such as:
- Software development cycle
- DevOps process
- Different coding types
You will also learn about the digital industries, how to secure employment, interview techniques and personal development through live briefs set by employers.
What will the course lead on to?
The course can lead to a Level 3 qualification in either ICT, eSports or Games Development or Coding practices. You will also be able to apply for apprenticeship opportunities or secure employment in the digital industry.
Are there any links with industry and university?
We have links with ABB, Draw and Code, Apple, 10:10 Games and Vizbox. The Advanced Creative & Digital Skills Centre is proud to work with a wide range of local and national employers who will deliver industry-specific skills and knowledge during the course, offer learners the chance to take part in competitions or live briefs and often talent spot for their next employees.
What support is available?
We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.
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Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?
You will be studying in the Advanced Creative & Digital Skills (ACDS) Centre which is an employer-led, dynamic and innovative area. Staff are passionate about skills development and working with employers to create new pipelines of talent. You will receive expert teaching from industry specialists, supported by employers to ensure that you are at the forefront of the digital industry. You will be exposed to a number of opportunities that will introduce you to the new skills that are desperately needed in industry.
What are the entry requirements?
There are no specific entry requirements, but you should have access to and be able to use some software and to cope with level 2 literacy.
What are my funding options?
For information on funding contact Learner Services on 01925 494400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Are there any additional costs associated with the course?
There are no specific extra costs apart from access to IT and the internet, as well as any books/stationery you wish to purchase yourself.
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