Level 3 - Coding Practices

Course Summary

This qualification is ideal if you want to increase your knowledge, skills and understanding of coding and programming. The course will give you an in-depth knowledge, skills and understanding of coding practices. It will also support progression into relevant employment and further study in coding.

The course aims to:

  • focus on the study of coding, within the Information and Communication Technology sector
  • offer breadth and depth of study, incorporating a key core of knowledge
  • provide opportunities to acquire a number of practical and technical skills

The objectives of this qualification are to enable you to:

  • understand the stages of the software development lifecycle, software methodologies and how working as a team contributes to effective software delivery
  • understand the purpose and use of coding standards, coding principles and practices and coding design processes
  • write and debug interpreted and compiled code distinguishing the different coding solutions
  • fix bugs using appropriate techniques and reflect on how bugs can be prevented
  • understand deployment, configuration management and version control systems

Entry Requirements
There is no specific prior knowledge you must have for this qualification. However, a Level 2 digital skills or information technology related qualification, and a Level 2 maths qualification, would be beneficial.

Next Steps
You could progress into employment in the industry or onto further study at the College in the following: • Level 4 Certificate in IT • Level 4 Diploma in Software Development

Fee Information
Fees (if shown) are full fees (reduced fees may be available for some courses depending on your circumstances).
Your course may be FREE if you are:
  • Aged 19+ (subject to eligibility) and earning less than £17,374.50 per year (£1,447 per month) studying on Level 1 or Level 2 courses*
  • Aged 16-18 years
  • Aged 19-23 years and studying for your first full Level 2 or full Level 3 qualification

  • * from 1 April 2022 earnings limit is increased to £18,525 per year (£1,543 per month)
Depending on the cost of your course, you could pay your course fees in instalments to spread the cost over the duration of the course.

Where and When

 Crewe Campus
 13 Weeks
 Chester Campus
 Tue 9:30am-4:30pm
 13 Weeks
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Related Careers

Here are some examples of related Careers within this industry, showing the average salary for the North West Region. Whether you choose to find a job or further your studies, there are lots of career opportunities available for you.

Programmers and Software Development Professionals


IT Business Analysts, Architects and Systems Designers


Web Design and Development Professionals