Free, Funded by the government NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Coding Practices

Do you want to be able to design, create, manage, and debug your own software? Do you enjoy analyzing and solving coding design problems and reflecting on what you could have done to prevent those issues? Gain learning and experience as you pursue a career on the in-demand field of information and digital technology within 5 weeks, a whole day and two evenings a week!

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Choose this course if:

You are 19 years old or over
You are seeking to enter the workforce
You are aiming to progress in your career
You intend to advance to higher education
You want to develop basic to advanced coding skills
You would like to enhance your critical thinking and problem solving skills
You thrive from learning and being busy

The course is intended for individuals who have no experience but are passionate to start a new career and to learn techniques to enhance their chance of employment in the flourishing field of coding.

Do you want…

A career that fits your interest and passion?
To master a 21st century in-demand skill?
An enjoyable and challenging career?
To analyze and solve software-related problems?
To be your own boss, define your own hours?
Develop your own code design and software?
To start a new career today?

If you…

Have limited time to study
Don’t want to spend years as a low-level Information and Digital Technologies apprentice
Long for financial security in a career you love
Can’t pay upfront to fund your new career
Are determined to create a better future for your family
Then you are in the right place at JUST the right time!

By the end of this course you will…

Acquire in-depth knowledge of the key concepts of coding and the tools used in coding
Recognize good coding standards and practices to better understand the coding design process
Utilize the concepts of software development methodologies in project management and the capture and documentation of requirements
Recognize the relevance of risk management procedures and collaborative strategies in software delivery
Gain a detailed understanding of coding reviews, databases, configuration management and version control systems
Engage in hands-on experience in debugging and writing codes, implementing solutions in interpreted and compiled codes, identifying and fixing bugs on a broken code
Discover and assimilate the principles of interface design and the importance of building security by design into software at the development stage, as well as the procedures of test-driven development, deployment and maintenance in coding
Reflect on the proper use of different coding solutions as well as the possible prevention of bugs

You also get: Business Training and Career Planning

Unlimited guidance and strategic planning sessions with our careers advisor and access to progression plans after you graduate. The instructors will work with you to discover what career path you enjoy in the Coding industry and will help to set you up for employment, no matter what avenue you choose, e.g. freelance, software developmentand maintenance, Information Technology customer service assistance. You also have free access to our vacancy database to help you find employment when you graduate.

Access to the FREE website builder

You don’t have to rely on willpower and panic to create your professional website, or even pay a penny to a web hosting company.

Take full advantage of our FREE website builder that includes everything from your portfolio, an about me page, to a contact form where clients can request your services by sending you an email that will be redirected to your personal email address.

It is simple – create your quick website using the pre-edited sections. All you have to do is plug in your personality and upload your photos, then, you are ready to book clients!

What will I achieve?

When you graduate, you’ll receive an internationally recognised Level 3 Certificate in Coding Practices (VRQ) (603/5793/9) qualification, certified by NCFE. The qualification is full and relevant. It is listed on the Ofqual’s Register of Regulated Qualifications, you can check it out here:

You can work in the growing and in-demand Coding and programming industry, for example as a software development technician apprentice, a freelance programmer, a website developer and manager apprentice, and an Information Technology customer service assistantin office (face-to-face or online) settings.

You can complete this 5-week course in just a whole day and two evenings a week!

Learn from Industry Professionals:

At Trade Academy, we have over 7 Years of experience in government funding and employment strategies for people who want to gain a career. We have helped 5,000 job seekers go from struggling, to landing a job interview, to living their dream job – in as little as 6 months!

How long is the course?

You can graduate by attending the 5-week course for a whole day and two evenings. This is your fast track way to launch a new career. You NEED to have an interest and passion in coding and programming and commit to practising the knowledge and skills that you have acquired in this course during your spare time, to fully benefit from the quick pace.

How will I learn?

You will be tutored by an information and communication technology practitioner, specifically a coding and programming professional, who will guide you through lessons – they will push you to reach your goals. You will be assessed on your theory and practical skills through a various assignments – this will ensure that you fully understand the lessons.

Due to the current situation caused by COVID-19, you will learn the theory and practical skills for this course through online live sessions using Zoom application.

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Aged 19 or over
An interest and passion to work in the Coding and Programming industry
A satisfactory reference
A successful skills test and interview

How to pay for the course:

The total cost of the course is £941 but you may be eligible for free funding if:

*You are aged 24 years or over, by 31/08/2020
*this is your FIRST Level 3 qualification
*You live in the Greater London area

You may be eligible for a funding through Student Finance if:
*You are 19-23 years old or
*You already have a higher qualification.

The funding is not dependent on income but remember that to get the free funding, this course should be your first Level 3 qualification. Moreover, your post code will be checked upon registration to verify your residency.

For more information regarding our terms and conditions and if you are eligible for funding please visit Funding page

What career opportunities do I have?

You can work…

  • As a software development technician apprentice
  • As a freelance programmer
  • As a website developer and manager apprentice
  • As an Information Technology customer service assistant, in office (face-to-face or online) settings

You can also access higher education if you decide to progress in that direction. When you complete this course, you could progress to:

  • Level 4 Certificate in IT
  • Level 4 Diploma in Software Development
  • Software Development Technician apprenticeship

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