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NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Coding

Information and Communication Technology

Level 2
Minimum entry age

About this qualification?

This qualification is designed for learners who want to gain knowledge of coding. The qualification may also support progression into further study in coding or other topics within the digital sector.

Who is it suitable for?

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

What are the entry requirements?

Learners may find it helpful if they’ve already achieved a Level 1 Digital Skills or Information Technology related qualification.

How is this qualification structured?

To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Coding, learners must successfully complete 5 mandatory units.

How is it assessed?

Internally assessed and externally quality assured portfolio of evidence.

What related qualifications can you progress to?

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:

• NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Coding Practices
• NCFE Level 3 Certificate or Diploma in IT User Skills
• Level 3 Certificate in Programming.

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Qualification Specification
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Learner’s Evidence Tracking Log
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Mandatory units

  1. Understand The Principles of Coding (M/618/1187)
  2. Understand Terminology Used in Coding (T/618/1188)
  3. Understand Coding Design Principles (A/618/1189)
  4. Understand the Processes and Practice of Coding (M/618/1190)
  5. Understand the Importance of Communication and Project Management in Coding (T/618/1191)

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