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Certificate in Understanding Coding - Employability

Course ID: 172391

Course Year: 23/24

Course Details

  • This course is suitable for learners aged 19+ with some IT knowledge.
  • The course is delivered fully online so can be completed at a time to suit you.
  • It can be completed in as little as 12 weeks.
  • This is an ideal course those people looking for a career in IT, looking to progress in their current role or simply to be able to support their children with coursework or homework.
  • You will be supported throughout by one of our experienced staff who will make regular contact with you either by phone or Teams meetings.

What to expect from the course

Coding is what makes it possible for anyone to create computer software. Websites, apps, and social media are all made with code and it is a language that tells computers what action to perform.

This online qualification is designed for anyone who is looking to gain an introduction to coding. As the world is evolving digitally and the digital sector is growing, you will be given an insight into the principles of coding and how coding is used in practice for software development.

What will I learn?
- Understand the principles of coding
- Understand terminology used in coding
- Understand coding design principles
- Understand the processes and practise of coding
- Understand the importance of communication and project management in coding.


On successful completion of the course you will achieve aa NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Coding

Why study with us?

Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

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Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

Career pathways

On completion of this qualification you may wish to progress to the Level 3 in Coding Qualification, or perhaps one of our other IT related qualifications.

These type of qualifications can lead to employment in an IT related industry, support progression in your career or an opportunity to move in to this type of work.

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Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

Learners must be aged 19+, have at least a Level 1 in English and maths, good IT skills, access to a PC or laptop.

For further information please email and one of the team will be happy to get back to you.


This course is only available to learners aged 19 and over.
If you are unemployed or earning less than £31,600 a year? You may qualify to join this course for free.
To find out more, contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for23/24 is 724.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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