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Programming 101: An Introduction to Python for Educators

CO207 Online course

Explore the basics of Python. Guided by the Raspberry Pi Foundation, you’ll learn to code your first program

Key stage 3 Key stage 4
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On this course, you’ll explore programming in Python. You’ll discover basic programming concepts, learning how to understand the basics of python syntax and interpret error messages.

Ultimately, you’ll use your new coding skills to create your first program - which will be able to solve a simple problem.

You will:

  • Explore basic programming concepts such as sequencing and repetition                 
  • Identify use cases for 'for' and 'while' loops, if statements and functions                
  • Produce your own program to solve a simple problem                                                  
  • Interpret error messages, with a knowledge of basic Python syntax

This course is part of the Teach GCSE computer science certificate.

Teach GCSE computer science

Our certified professional development programme will equip you with the subject knowledge and confidence to successfully teach and lead GCSE computer science.

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This course is part of the Teach primary computing certificate.

Teach primary computing

Our nationally recognised qualification will support you to demonstrate your commitment to developing your own practice and to computing as a school subject.

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