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This course introduces students to the core concepts of programming with an introduction to algorithms and the characteristics of programming paradigms. Among the topics included in this unit are: introduction to algorithms, procedural, object-orientated & event-driven programming, security considerations, the integrated development environment and the debugging process.

On successful completion of this unit students will be able to design and implement algorithms in a chosen language within a suitable Integrated Development Environment (IDE). This IDE will be used to develop and help track any issues with the code.

As a result they will develop skills such as communication literacy, critical thinking, analysis, reasoning and interpretation which are crucial for gaining employment and developing academic competence.

By the end of this course a student will be able to:

  1. Define basic algorithms to carry out an operation and outline the process of programming an application.
  2. Explain the characteristics of procedural, object-orientated and event-driven programming.
  3. Implement basic algorithms in code using an IDE.
  4. Determine the debugging process and explain the importance of a coding standard.

There are no formal prerequisites or qualifications required to enroll. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • As the course is conducted entirely in English, we recommend that learners have a good grasp of the English language, both written and spoken, to gain maximum benefit.
  • Since this is an online course, you’ll need a computer, tablet, or smartphone with internet access. Familiarity with basic computer skills would be advantageous.
  • While you can learn at your own pace, dedicating consistent time to the course will help you understand and retain the material better.

                  Registration process:

                  • Based on course settings, students might be requested to fill in an application (online) and provide us with correct information about themselves before being able to proceed with the course.
                  • We will contact you by email if we need more details after submitting your application.
                  • After approval, you can proceed with payment and start the course.

                  Materials are organized under different lessons. The lessons consist of self-study contents including reading-texts, practical activity, assignment and quizzes in which students can engage and learn.

                  The course has supervisors and instructors; they are available online to support students by answering their questions or explain different topics to them. This will be managed under discussion section, forums, direct contact or by online meetings.

                  When student successfully completes all lessons, quizzes and pass assignment, he/she will be offered a certificate.

                  The course is available as an individual or under Pearson Qualifications (HNC/HND) in Computing. The price will be updated based on the selected option. The individual course fee is higher because awarding body has additional fees for individual enrollment. At the same time, a discount will be automatically added when you order HNC/HND in Computing or if you’re already enrolled under these qualifications.

                  Courses awarded under Next Gates have no discount, and the fee is already reduced.

                  * Note that prices don’t include VAT. Additional fee might be applied at checkout.

                  Course Curriculum

                  Section One
                  Introduction to Programming 01:00:00
                  How Programs Work 01:00:00
                  Anatomy of a Simple Program 01:00:00
                  Programming Progress Quiz 01/10 00:25:00
                  Data Types 01:00:00
                  Working With Equations 01:00:00
                  Working With Input 01:00:00
                  Programming Progress Quiz 02/10 00:30:00
                  Section Two
                  Working with Output 01:00:00
                  Pseudocode and Programming Logic 01:00:00
                  Conditional Statements 01:00:00
                  Programming Progress Quiz 03/10 00:24:00
                  Conditional Expressions 01:00:00
                  Introduction to Algorithms 01:00:00
                  Control Structures and Flowcharts 01:00:00
                  Programming Progress Quiz 04/10 00:24:00
                  Section Three
                  Sequential Structures 01:00:00
                  Decision Structures 01:00:00
                  Repetition Structures, Part 1 01:00:00
                  Programming Progress Quiz 05/10 00:25:00
                  Repetition Structures, Part 2 01:00:00
                  Algorithms with Control Structures 01:00:00
                  Introduction to IDEs 01:00:00
                  Programming Progress Quiz 06/10 00:30:00
                  Section Four
                  Getting the Most from an IDE 01:00:00
                  Programming Errors 01:00:00
                  Debugging 01:00:00
                  Programming Progress Quiz 07/10 00:25:00
                  Debugging with an IDE 01:00:00
                  Encryption / Decryption 01:00:00
                  Compression / Decompression 01:00:00
                  Programming Progress Quiz 08/10 00:25:00
                  Section Five
                  Objects 01:00:00
                  Procedural,‌ ‌Object-Oriented,‌ ‌and‌ ‌Event-Driven‌ Languages‌ 01:00:00
                  Approaching Complex Programs 01:00:00
                  Programming Progress Quiz 09/10 00:25:00
                  Debugging Complex Programs 01:00:00
                  Coding Standards 01:00:00
                  Security Issues 01:00:00
                  Programming Progress Quiz 10/10 00:25:00
                  Final Assignments
                  PROG Assignment 1/1 (v1)30, 00:00

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