Short course


Programming short course

What will I do?

By the end of this unit you will be able to:

  • Define basic algorithms to carry out an operation and outline the process of programming an application.
  • Explain the characteristics programming.
  • Implement basic algorithms in code using an Integrated Development Environment.
  • Determine the debugging process and explain the importance of a coding standard.

By the end of this course you will develop skills in:

  • Communication literacy
  • Critical thinking
  • Analysis
  • Reasoning
  • Interpretation
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Is it for me?

Are you currently in or working towards a career in digital? This course will help you to progress and develop your skills in programming and coding.

There are no formal entry requirements for this training. Our admissions team will have an initial conversation to assess your suitability for the course and what you want to achieve. The course is focused on training rather than assessments.

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What's next?

After this course you can continue onto short courses in:

  • Networking & Infrastructure
  • Data Analytics

Or explore our HNC and HND courses.

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Do I need to purchase anything?

No – nothing beforehand. We encourage Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) so you’re welcome to bring your own laptop. You will have access to computers but your own device is preferred where possible. We also provide text books.

How much will I need to study each week?

It is recommended that students should find up to 2.5 hours a week to practise their skills. This time isn’t timetabled and it’s up to you how much you study.

How will my progress be monitored?

Staff are highly supportive and will feedback throughout the course to keep check on progress. There is a variety of formative assessment techniques used including quizzes and checking for learning.

How will I be assessed?

Will there be assignments, exams or practical observations? How many of each? There will be lots of practical observation. There will be no assignments or exams.