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NCFE CACHE Level 2 in Understanding Coding

FREE online course, with tutor support and study materials to increase your knowledge of coding.

CT Skills Limited


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  • You are currently living in England - postcode eligibility applies...
Study method
Online, self-paced
Course format What's this?
Reading material - PDF/e-book
8 weeks
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Access until course completion
NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Coding
Regulated qualification What's this?
135 CPD hours / points
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*Please first check eligibility requirements before enquiring. You must:

  • Be currently living in England - postcode eligibility applies (see the requirements section for more information)
  • Have been a resident in the UK/EU for 3+ years - for purposes other than study
  • Be aged 19+ years
  • Not be on an apprenticeship

Want to learn about Coding?

Our Understanding Coding course is suitable for anyone who is looking to gain an introduction to coding. Coding is what makes it possible for anyone to create computer software, apps and websites. Your browser, your OS, the apps on your phone, Facebook, and websites are all made with code! Within this qualification you will be able to learn about how the world is evolving digitally, it is important now more than ever to enhance your knowledge through digital online learning.


NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Coding

Awarded by NCFE CACHE
Regulated by Ofqual


135 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service


Coding is becoming an essential skill for many jobs, modern technology such as traffic lights, calculators, smart tv and cars all use internal coding systems! Did you know 95% of business expect their digital skills need to grow, with 58% of business saying they will need more digital skill within the next 5 years!


  • Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification
  • Evidence your competency to employers
  • Further your personal and professional development
  • Learn at a time that suits you without the need to attend college


  • Understand the principles of coding
  • Understand terminology used in coding
  • Understand coding design principles
  • Understand the processes and practice of coding
  • Understand the importance of communication and project management in coding

Who is this course for?

This qualification is designed for learners who are looking to gain an introduction to coding.


You must live in one of the following counties to receive funding for the course from the Department of Education.

  • Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire
  • Cheshire East & West, Cornwall, Cumbria
  • Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset
  • Essex
  • Gloucestershire
  • Hampshire, Herefordshire, Humberside
  • Isle of Wight, Isles of Scilly
  • Kent
  • Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire
  • Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire
  • Oxfordshire
  • Rutland
  • Shropshire, Somerset, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Surrey, Sussex
  • Warwickshire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire

Career path

It will support the learner to progress into further study and support those interested in progressing to employment in a coding or IT related role.


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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.