Introduction to programming

Course Dates: 16/12/19
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Demetrios Skamiotis

This is a beginner's course designed for anyone who wants to dip their toes into the exciting world of programming and see what all the fuss is about. Perfect if you want to make your first step in learning any of the programming languages at City Lit.


What is the course about?

This course will teach you the basics concepts of programming using Python, one of the most popular and easy to learn programming languages. Not only is this language extremely popular in education but it is also used by many of the big hitters such as NASA and Google.

What will we cover?

This course will cover all the necessary skills needed and some of the technical vocabulary that underpin all modern programming languages. You will learn about and use such language features as:
• Programme sequence
• Printing output to the computer screen
• Variables and data types
• Getting input from the keyboard
• Processing data and performing calculations
• Selection
• Iteration.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

By the end of this course you should be able to...
• Produce simple programmes that cover all the concepts outlined above.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is an entry level course and is an ideal starting place for someone wanting to go on to take a language-specific programming class. Good keyboarding skills and some file management skills will be required.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Classes will be held over 6 hours, with no external work required.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

There are no requirements to bring any equipment.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

We hold many further coding courses including Introduction to Python, Introduction to C#, Introduction to Java, Introduction to Unity 3D, Introduction to PHP/MySQL, Introduction to C++, Introduction to creative coding with Processing, HTML5 & CSS: introduction (stage 1).


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It's a really good way to dip your toes into programming.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 28/10/2019)
Great tutor with a passion for programming. Very easy language and the class had all abilities which made it non-intimidating. No boring bits either!
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Review by M Rogers / (Posted on 15/04/2019)
This was a really enjoyable course and a good introduction to computer programming. The teacher was very knowledgeable and informative but made it fun too, so even though it was challenging and a lot of new info to take in, it wasn't too overwhelming. It's inspired me to continue learning more, and I've booked the Intro to Python course as a result.
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Review by Sharon / (Posted on 25/02/2019)
If you want to learn what programming is about this is a great introductory course. There are skills involved which are applicable in other areas like how to have an effective approach to solving problems and getting solutions . Make sure you check those keyboard keys you don't use often like tab and hash inverted commas brackets for writing some code. Very enjoyable
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 10/12/2018)
This is a great introduction to programming, as someone who had no knowledge on this topic going into the course I now feel like I have the knowledge to make an informed choice about further study and how these skills may be best applied to my career
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Review by Ellie / (Posted on 10/12/2018)
This is a strong starting course that breaks you into programming concepts.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 03/12/2018)
Highly recommend
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 27/09/2018)
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Course Code: CPR13

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Mon, day, 16 Dec - 16 Dec '19

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £99.00
Senior fee: £79.00
Concession: £60.00

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