The Coding Principles module covers the main concepts and skills needed to use code and computational thinking. It helps develop the skills used to create simple computer programmes.
Computational thinking is used in many job roles, not just programme and software development. Coding is becoming the new standard of literacy, with skills used in roles as varied as art and design, engineering, data analysis, and science. Computing develops related skills such as problem- solving,
pattern recognition, abstraction, and algorithms.
This module is suitable for a wide range of candidates, including students and those who would like to develop their IT skills. Computer science is a broad field and its applications continue to grow.
Successful candidates will be able to plan and create simple programmes. The computational thinking skills developed in this module are transferrable to other types of role. After passing this module, candidates will feel confident analysing problems and writing, testing, and modifying algorithms. They will be able to:
understand key concepts in computing and the typical activities involved in creating programmes
recognise and use computation thinking techniques such as problem decomposition and pattern recognition
identify problems and develop solutions
write and build with code
apply project management methodologies such as test, debug, and release
Leaving Certificate or equivalent, fluency in the English language and intermediate computer literacy level are required.
You will be required to complete and pass a basic IT Literacy entry quiz at the start of the course, if you do not pass the quiz you will not be able to continue with the programme.
All students should have access to a PC or laptop running a supported version of Windows (e.g Windows 10). Apple/Android devices are not supported and cannot be used for this course.
A broadband connection is essential to stream video content.
You require a web browser to view content and access web platforms. You will receive an Office 365 licence to use for the duration of the course.
ICDL Profile Certificate in Coding Principles
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