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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.
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 requirementsThere 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.
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