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Introduction to Programming

Programming for complete beginners

Introduction to programming course unavailable from Monday 11th September 2023

From Monday 11th September 2023, the 'Introduction to programming' self-enrol Learn course will no longer be available.

Alternative resources are available on the Digital Skills Team's Documents Catalogue. You can also check Event Booking (students) and People & Money (staff) for scheduled course dates.

In this course you will gain fundamental knowledge about programming: what it is, what programming languages are and what helps programmers think like a computer. Then you will solve problems using Scratch and JavaScript. You will gain an understanding of variables, loops and conditional statements. This course is designed for complete beginners and no prior knowledge is required. Please note that this is an extra-curricular course, so you won't receive any credits for taking it.