Course overview

Programming for Beginners City of Bristol College

Looking for a beginners programming course in Bristol?

This part-time, eight-week course will teach you programming and the theory behind it.

The Python programming language is used during the course. You’ll be able to apply the skills you learn to other programming languages.

Additional information

Who is it for?

This course is for people who wish to learn the basics in Software Development. Upon completion students will be able to design and implement basic computer programmes.

What you'll learn

During this eight-week course you will learn to take the problem and translating it into design and how to implement the design in the Python programming language. During this course you will learn the basic structure of programming language, data structures and types as well as string and file handling.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements to join this course but applicants should be familiar with the use of personal computers. Learners are required to bring along a 2GB or larger USB memory stick to store their work on. Learners can also bring their own laptops to work from, although the required software is Windows only.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

This course will be assessed through producing a short program.

Future career and study opportunities

After successfully completing this course, you can use what you learn to help as continuous professional development or look to do additional coding courses which develop skills in new languages.

Additional costs

This course costs £250 to join. If you are on a limited income, you may be eligible to receive help with these costs from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.

Blended learning

To keep our students and staff safe, we’re reducing the number of people in our buildings at one time.

To achieve this, most of our courses will include sessions taught at the college supported by online learning to help you reach your full potential.

Find out more about how we’ve adapted due to COVID-19.

Fees and applications

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Programming for Beginners College Green Centre
Course Code
20/04/2021 - 15/06/2021
8 weeks
Hours per week
Start Time
College Green Centre
This course costs £275. Please contact us to discuss your payment options.
Course Code Dates Duration Days Hours per week Start Time Location Fee
FGE0835B01-3 20/04/2021 - 15/06/2021 8 weeks Tues 2.75 18:00 College Green Centre
This course costs £275. Please contact us to discuss your payment options.