Coding Practices

Certificate Computing & Digital

Course Details

Subject Area
Computing & Digital
Age Group

City Campus Manchester
(Part Time Non Released - 34 weeks)

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If you have a natural passion for coding, and want to progress to the next level, then this course is for you. With this Level 3 Certificate, you will be equipped with all the necessary tools and techniques you need for success, engaging in a number of practical activities throughout this course to understand;
- The key stages of software development
- The purpose of coding standards, principles and practices, and coding design processes
- How to write and debug code
- How to resolve bugs using appropriate techniques
- Deployment, configuration management, and version control systems

There is no specific prior knowledge a learner must have for this qualification, however, you may find it helpful if you have already achieved a Level 2 Digital Skills or Information Technology qualification.

Level 2 Functional Skills or GCSE in English and maths would be desirable, however applicants can be assessed on an individual basis for past experiences and overseas qualifications.

This course is assessed by a range of methods such as:
- Research and analysis
- Reports
- Written or oral question and answer
- Discussion
- Assignment
- Presentation

This course could help you start a career in many different areas such as:
- Computer programmer
- Website developer
- Front end developer
- Back end developer
- Full stack developer
- Software application developer
- Computer systems analyst
- Computer systems engineer
Should you wish to continue with an IT based course, we offer Level 3 Diplomas for those learners wanting to learn more about how devices function, network and security needs or progress on to degree-level study with our higher education partner, UCEN Manchester. Students progressing from The Manchester College will receive a cash award through the Achievers Scholarship.

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This course is funded by the GM Skills Fund, therefore free to learners aged 19+ who haven't already achieved a first or second full Level 3 qualification.
If you need help with affording college, there are a number of different finance and funding options available to you. You might be eligible for special bursary support or extra help from the government. Have a look at our fees, finance & funding page to find out all the information you need.

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Computing & Digital

In 2022, there’s expected to by 22,000 jobs in Computing & IT in Greater Manchester. Do you want to be leading the way?

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