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Level 1 Award in Computer Programming

Subject Area

Digital & IT

Student Type

Adults

Study Mode

Part Time

Course Type

Adult Further Education

What is the course about?

You will learn about the basic principles of computer programming to understand how programming works. You will develop graphic-based programming skills to design and develop your own computer program.

Why should I choose the course?

This 6-week accredited course is designed to give you an introduction and starting point in computer programming. The course outlines the principles behind programming and will develop further into designing a computer program, implementing it, testing it and review it. The course covers the principles of programming and the planning and documentation required. This last element is useful for anyone planning a new career as a computer programmer or software developer. All programming will be within a graphic based programming package so no real code is needed to produce a working product; this is what makes this introduction course easy to complete. The course assessment it portfolio-based consisting of a combination of written, planning and practical tasks.

On completion, you’ll receive an industry-recognised Level 1 accreditation and be perfectly placed to enrol on a Level 2 programming course or help you move into employment in the digital world.

There are no prior qualification or prior skills, knowledge or understanding requirements for these qualifications.

What will I learn?

The course consists to 4 main learning outcomes:

  • Know the basic principles of programming.
  • Be able to design a simple computer program in response to a client brief.
  • Be able to develop the program using a graphic-based programming language.
  • Be able to test, document and review the program.

What will the course lead on to?

This course prepares you for progression across a wide range of courses including:

  • L2 Award in Computer Programming
  • L3 Certificate in Computer Programming

Are there any links with industry and university?

To inform the curriculum design the lecturers have strong working relationships with a creative and digital steering group making sure that course content is relevant and current.

What support is available?

We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.

Click here for learning support: https://wvr.ac.uk/college-life/learning-support

Click here for finance support: https://wvr.ac.uk/college-life/financial-support

Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?

The course is based within our Advanced Creative and Digital Skills Academy providing you with access to all of the latest digital technologies. We have highly experienced staff to support you to develop the essential digital skills so that you can flourish in future progression opportunities.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no specific entry requirements but you must be computer literate and have a good level of English.

What are my funding options?

For information on funding contact Learner Services on 01925 494400 or email learner.services@wvr.ac.uk

Are there any additional costs associated with the course?

Students would benefit from having access to a personal computer and will need broadband access with a reliable connection.

Guidance on the latest version of relevant software will be provided by your course leader.

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Starts Nov 2024

Duration
6 Weeks
Class Times
09:00 - 16:30
Location
Warrington Campus
Day(s)
Tue
Adult Fee
191
16-18 Fee
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