Programming Courses Online & in London

Are you looking for online programming courses for beginners? Do you want to learn how to start with Python, or learn more advanced Python recipes or expand your knowledge even by learning to use Blender? Perhaps you’d like to learn how to use SQL that’s behind the technology in Facebook or explore the practical uses for Machine Learning and data analysis.Not to mention our excellent introduction into Android apps and 3D game engines. Here at City Lit we have a wide range of expert-led programming courses for you.

Our tutors have a wealth of industry and academic programming experience. Learn from consultants with over 20 years experience, highly skilled start-up and investment bank programmers or theoretical astrophysicist.

Learning with us is flexible and interactive, with part-time courses available on various dates. Places are limited to ensure our quality teaching standards and interactive nature is maintained. For more information about our tutor-led interactive online courses please see our guide to online learning.

If you're just getting started with web design and programming and want to find out more, read this introduction by City Lit tutor Andrew Chu.

Our Web Design & Programming courses are designed to help you enter employment, advance or reskill in career or start your own business. Currently many of them are free if you are a) on a Low Wage or b) on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit).

Browse our programming courses below and enrol today!

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  1. Introduction to programming

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 5 Dec 2020 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    This course is FREE if a) You are on a Low Wage or b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £50.00

  2. Introduction to Unity 3D

    Introduction to Unity 3D

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 5 Dec 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Unity is a popular, free 3D engine for games, walkthroughs, art installations, simulations and more. This course offers a beginner’s tour of its features including physics, particle systems, lighting and interaction.

    This course is FREE if a) You are on a Low Wage or b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £115.00

  3. Intermediate Python

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 6 Dec 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Take your Python coding skills to the next level. Extend your programming skills by learning how to create secure and reusable code using sub-routines and modules, use advanced lists and dictionaries to create more complex programs that solve real world problems, use inbuilt libraries to boost the functionality of your programs and learn how to build graphical interfaces to your code that work on Windows, Mac and Linux systems.

    This course is FREE if a) You are on a Low Wage or b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £115.00

  4. Introduction to Python

    Course Date: Mon 11 Jan 2021 (and 7 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Want to learn more about how computers work or what computer programmers do? Get started in computer programming using the most popular and easy-to-use computer programming language Python.

    This course is FREE if a) You are on a Low Wage or b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £115.00

  5. Data Analytics with Python: introduction

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 11 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Python is the most popular programming language for people working in the field of data analytics. Building on the skills you have learnt on one of our Introduction to Python courses or equivalent experience you will learn how to import data into Python, analyse it and then present it in a graphical format.

    This course is FREE if a) You are on a Low Wage or b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £115.00

  6. Algorithms in Python

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 12 Jan 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn about common coding “recipes” and tricks of the trade that programmers use again and again and develop your coding skills by implementing them in Python.

    This course is FREE if a) You are on a Low Wage or b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £115.00

  7. Introduction to machine learning

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 19 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    One of the great advances in technology is that machines can learn without humans teaching them explicit rules – e.g. letting machines train on samples of speech allows Siri to recognise your commands. Machine learning is a large part of artificial intelligence, and a mystery to most of us. This practical course teaches you how to program learning algorithms in Python. We will cover fundamentals of classification, natural language processing, financial predictions and much more. You will learn elements of data mining, how to choose a learning algorithm, and how to tweak parameters of the algorithm. We will briefly cover the theory behind the algorithms, so some maths knowledge is useful, but not required. To enrol, you must have experience with Python or a similar programming language, e.g. have taken City Lit’s Introduction to Python or Introduction to R programming course.

    This course is FREE if a) You are on a Low Wage or b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00
    Concession: £140.00

  8. Advanced Python

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 22 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Object Oriented programming underpins modern software development. On this course, you will learn both the theory of OO programming and its implementation in Python. We will also explore the functional programming components of this language.

    This course is FREE if a) You are on a Low Wage or b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £115.00

  9. Introduction to creative coding with Processing

    Introduction to creative coding with Processing

    Course Date: Fri 22 Jan 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn the fundamentals of general-purpose programming with Processing, a variant of Java created specifically for artists and designers.

    This course is FREE if a) You are on a Low Wage or b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £115.00

  10. Probability and statistics for Data Analysis

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 23 Jan 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Get a deep understanding of the underpinnings of data analysis with a focus on the most fundamental concepts and techniques.

    This course is FREE if a) You are on a Low Wage or b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £115.00

  11. Linear algebra and optimisation for machine learning

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 13 Feb 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Get to grips with the language of vectors and matrices, part of the basic foundations of machine learning as well as physics, computer graphics and more.

    This course is FREE if a) You are on a Low Wage or b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £115.00

  12. Introduction to Cloud computing

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 16 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Cloud computing uses the internet to provide shared computing resources on demand. Learn about the major operators in this business and how to avoid expensive hardware costs by renting what you need when you need it.

    This course is FREE if a) You are on a Low Wage or b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  13. Introduction to R programming

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 17 Feb 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Programming is the cornerstone of keeping up with business and technology. Learn the immensely popular language R to boost your skills and widen your horizons.

    This course is FREE if a) You are on a Low Wage or b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £115.00

  14. Introduction to SQL and Microsoft SQL Server

    Course Date: Thu 18 Feb 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    An in depth knowledge of an SQL Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) and of Structured Query Language (SQL) are not just vital skills required by Database Developers and Administrators but are also indispensable tools needed by the modern Software Developer, Data Analyst and Data Scientist. On this course you will learn to create, manage and query relational databases using SQL.

    This course is FREE if a) You are on a Low Wage or b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £115.00

  15. Start a career in software development with Python

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 23 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Hone your Python skills to a professional standard. Follow an integrated version of three of our intermediate and advanced coding courses while creating an online portfolio and building your first project. You will need to have completed our introduction to Python course or have equivalent knowledge or experience.

    This course is FREE if a) You are on a Low Wage or b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £599.00
    Senior fee: £479.00
    Concession: £300.00

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