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Key Facts

Level:
Level 2
Subject Sector:
6.1 ICT Practitioners
Credits:
12
Qualification No:
603/6444/0
GLH:
84 hours
Total qualification time:
120 hours
Price:
£50.00 per learner
Age Range:
16-18 & 19+

Qualification purpose

Prepare for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area

Qualification Grading Type

Pass/Merit/Distinction

Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio of Evidence

  • Why choose this qualification?

    The qualification offers learners an introduction to programming/coding in Python with an opportunity to consolidate those skills, alongside a range of digital skills and other skills valued in the workplace. The learner will produce a portfolio of small programming projects, one of which will be as part of a team, and will host those projects on a Git-based code sharing platform.

    Rules of Combination

    To achieve the qualification learners must achieve both mandatory units.


    Units

    Mandatory

    Learners must achieve the two mandatory units.

    Programming in Python

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    56
    Credits:
    8
    Unit No:
    F/618/3946
    Click here to view full unit details

    Using digital tools to contribute to team projects

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    28
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    A/618/3945
    Click here to view full unit details

    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    The qualification purpose is to offer learners an introduction to programming/coding in Python with an opportunity to consolidate those skills, alongside a range of digital skills and other skills valued in the workplace. The learner will produce a portfolio of small programming projects, one of which will be as part of a team, and will host those projects on a Git-based code sharing platform.


    What skills, knowledge, or understanding does this qualification develop?

    Learners will develop knowledge and understanding of the core areas of (Sector) and an introduction to the skills required in the (Sector) sector


    Progression & entry requirements

    There are no entry requirements. Learners who have completed the qualification could potentially progress to: ● an entry level job where digital skills are a key part of the job role ● a Level 3 apprenticeship in Software Development (for those whose skills reach a high level and who have a real interest in this area of work) or a Level 3 apprenticeship in any area (digital skills are a requirement across the board). These are available for those who have the required level of maths and English, as well as good digital skills ● a digital T Level, including the T Level in Digital Production, Design and Development ● a course of learning such as Level 3 Information Technology, or any course of learning that requires a good level of digital skills.

    Funding information

    There are now two main sources for funding information, a straightforward ESFA Qualification Search and the more detailed Find a Learning Aim website.

    The new Find a learning aim (FALA) service provides a search tool that you can use to check the funding status of any qualification, framework, unit, standard or T Level:

    View this qualification on the ESFA’s Find a learning aim website

    The Education and Skills Funding Agency search provides funding information on qualifications. It does not provide funding information for units, non-regulated activity and work placements, for this information please use Find a learning aim (FALA).

    View this qualification on the ESFA Qualification Funding Search

    How to find a learning aim

    If you’re not sure how to use the new find a learning aim website, we’ve created a handy walkthrough to help you:

    How to Use: Find a learning Aim


    We have done our best to collate and summarise the key information, and wherever possible we alert our providers to changes in funding policy.

    This funding information is provided in good faith and it is always advisable to check directly with the funding agencies before committing to delivery.