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.
Who is it for?
This course is aimed at classroom teachers teaching up to and including GCSE computer science.
You'll cover the following topics:
- Basic programming concepts such as repetition and sequencing
- When and how to use a ‘for’ loop, an ‘if’ statement, a ‘while’ loop, and functions
- Creating your own program to solve a simple problem
- The basics of Python syntax
- How to interpret error messages
How will you learn?
This online, self-paced course can be completed flexibly. You can join and start this course at any time after the advertised date. This course is not facilitated. You can learn independently or with colleagues to directly address your individual needs.
- 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 Subject knowledge certificate
Subject knowledge certificate
Our professional development programme, Computer Science Accelerator, is designed to help you develop or refresh your subject knowledge and leads to a nationally recognised certificate.
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This course is part of Teach primary computing
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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