Introduction to Programming

This course is designed as the first step in introducing computer programming to new or novice learners with an interest in this field. Learners will work under the expert tuition of our staff to develop a functioning system in response to a given project brief.


Academic Year: 2024/25
Course Code: 10242
Campus: Bangor, Downpatrick, Lisburn
Study Type: Part-Time
Education Level Further Education
Department: Computing/Software Engineering/Networking

Available Sessions

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Campus & Course Type Start
Part-Time
Bangor
16/09/2024
Day: Tuesday
Time: 18:00-20:00
Part-Time
Downpatrick
16/09/2024
Day: Thursday
Time: 18:00-20:00
Part-Time
Lisburn
16/09/2024
Day: Thursday
Time: 18:00-20:00
Course Overview

This course is designed as the first step in introducing computer programming to new or novice learners with an interest in this field.  Learners will work under the expert tuition of our staff to develop a functioning system in response to a given project brief.

The Introduction to Programming course will be taught using Visual Basic (or similar) and will cover basic programming concepts such as data types, conditional statements, program control, subroutines and parameters. The course will look at good practice when writing code and how to debug errors. The concepts of object-orientated programming will be introduced but most of the coding will be procedural.

  • Data types
  • Conditional statements
  • Program control
  • Subroutines and parameters

You are new to computer programming and wish to take the first step into this exciting field.

Basic programming concepts such as data types, conditional statements, program control, subroutines and parameters. The course will look at good practice when writing code and how to debug errors.  Learning will be delivered via development of a simple system.

The relaxed informal class atmosphere of this session led by expertly trained staff.  The applied method of delivery means you will learn as you develop a functioning system.

There are a wide range of computing and IT programmes available within the school e.g. specific programming courses in Python, C# and Java languages. All courses are subject to set entry requirements.

No formal entry requirements needed.

Available Sessions

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Campus & Course Type Start
Part-Time
Bangor
16/09/2024
Day: Tuesday
Time: 18:00-20:00
Part-Time
Downpatrick
16/09/2024
Day: Thursday
Time: 18:00-20:00
Part-Time
Lisburn
16/09/2024
Day: Thursday
Time: 18:00-20:00

Enquiries Information

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Available Sessions

Course Type Title Campus Start Spaces Fee Apply or get more information
PT
FE
Introduction to Programming
Y10242BEAA

Bangor

16/09/2024
Day: Tuesday

Time: 18:00-20:00

13 £84.00
PT
FE
Introduction to Programming
Y10242DEAA

Downpatrick

16/09/2024
Day: Thursday

Time: 18:00-20:00

16 £84.00
PT
FE
Introduction to Programming
Y10242LEAA

Lisburn

16/09/2024
Day: Thursday

Time: 18:00-20:00

10 £84.00

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We strive to ensure the description of courses on SERC's website and in publications is accurate. However, for various reasons there may be occasions when the College may need to change arrangements or be unable to deliver classes due to circumstances such as reduced funding. If there are insufficient numbers applying for a course it may not be viable to deliver the class.

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