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Introduction to Programming using Python

This course introduces the most common programming language used in teaching.

Key information

Course code: COM406 Course type: Part-time leisure, International Duration: 8 weeks Start date: 20 September 2018 Timetable:Thursday 6.00pm - 9.00pm Entry requirements: This course assumes no knowledge of programming. Course location: Brighton Metropolitan College, Central Campus Course fees: £304

Course aims and areas

A basic introduction to Python programming on the PC computer. To help you develop programming skills that can then be used with other languages and systems.

Python is most the common teaching language, and is now becoming an important commercial language as well.

This course is suitable for:
Anyone who wants to learn programming from scratch.
Anyone thinking about studying Computing/Computer Science/Web Development and wants to know whether the subject is for them.
Teachers from primary school up to GCSE Computer Science level who are delivering programming courses for the first time.
Parents who want to understand Computer Science homework.

We recommend this course prior to studying our HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP/MySQL courses.

Course Units

  • Week 1 "You talking to me PC?" Input and output
  • Week 2 "Do the Math." Storing data and doing calculations
  • Week 3 "Just stringing me along" Making the computer deal with text not just numbers
  • Week 4 "I used to be undecided, now I'm not so sure." Decisions in computer programs
  • Week 5 "Play it again (and again) Sam." Loops or how to make the computer repeat instructions
  • Week 5 "Computer says No." Handling errors - more on what to do if your program won't work
  • Week 7 "Why programming is like Lego". Building bigger programs out of simple functions
  • Week 8 "What a save!". Making your program save data on disk


Why the MET?

  • Small class sizes
  • Up-to-date equipment
  • Experienced tutor

  • Online resources to allow further study at home

Entry Requirements

If there are any applicable entry requirements, these will be listed in the key information section above.

Course Costs

International fees can vary depending on the course you choose and how long you are studying for.

For full information about our international fees, please see our International fees guide.

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