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Python Programming – Associate Course

Python Programming – Associate Course

This python course is suitable for individuals who want to pursue their career in Software Development sector. There is no requirement of programming experience before joining this course. Individuals must have the ability to use a computer with ease and good typing skills.


    This course is mainly based on Python 3 and also lets student to learn programming Python 2, to be able to understand/migrate existing application in use by companies using Python 2.

    This course involves practical labs thought out the course providing learners hands on experience. This course involves application building projects from scratch and also walks through smaller programs along with related topics of the course. This course enhances leaners ability to solve problems in world of programming. Learners will also be able to confidently learn other programming languages with ease based on skills gained during this course.

    What is Python?

    Python is a widely-used, interpreted, object-oriented, and high-level programming language with dynamic semantics, used for general-purpose programming. It was created by Guido van Rossum, and first released on February 20, 1991.

    Statistics show that Python is ranked at highest among other general-purpose language leaving behind Java and C family. This is because of its diversity, ease to use and capabilities in number of applications specially in data science. Python is mainly used for automation purposes, web apps, and data science. Many big companies like Instagram, Facebook, and Amazon use Python in different parts of their products. For example, Facebook uses Python to process images.

    SQA’s PDA Exam

    This course is based on PDA Software Development SCQF Level 7. This course will able learners gaining PDA credits from SQA.

    Python institute certifications:

    Generally, there is no fixed certification requirement by companies for Python. But the employers verify applicant’s ability by various methods such as assessment/interviews. It is observed that having certification from recognised bodies benefits applicants in selection process.

    After completing this course students can proceed with following Python Institute certifications:

    Who this course is for:

    • If you want to learn to code through building fun and useful projects, then take this course.
    • If you want to start your career as software programmer.
    • You are new to programming and want to learn python to kick start your journey.
    • If you are a seasoned programmer and want to learn Python to add to your portfolio.

    Course Outline

    • Fundamental concepts: interpreting and the interpreter, compilation and the compiler, language elements, lexis, syntax and semantics, Python keywords, instructions, indenting
    • Datatypes Data Types, Evaluations, and Basic I/O Operations and their methods/functions
    • Import and use python libraries
    • Flow Control – loops and conditional blocks
    • Data Structures/collections – Lists, Tuples, and Dictionaries
    • User defined functions
    • Project 1 – Guess a word
    • Control and Evaluations
    • Data Aggregates
    • Modules
    • Classes, Objects, and Exceptions
    • Object Oriented Programming (OOP) concepts in Python
    • Project 2 – Processing data
    • Testing
    • Agile and waterfall methodologies
    • version control system (VCS)
    • Program documentation
    • Application deployment

    Target Audiences:

    The IT training classes which we are currently offering are suitable for a wide range of candidates including:

    • School Leavers
    • Adult returnees to education
    • Individuals who intend to leave school and further their career path in a college or equivalent
    • Who are in employment and wish to enhance their career prospects
    • Who wish to start a new career in IT
    • Who wants to get a promotion at work
    • Who want to upgrade their IT skills


    Classes Duration & Course delivery:

    Course duration will be 5-6 Hrs once a week for 16 weeks. (part-time)


    Modes of Learning:

    ITPT is currently providing the different method of learning opportunities to our clients. Many people are looking for learning diversity to enhance their qualifications, but they don’t have the time to take on full-time instructor led study or attending courses regularly at their appropriate venues.

    This course will be taught once a week, so learners can manage their weekly schedule accordingly. Students will be able to access training materials from home. We recommend that students join Tutor-led programme for this course and in unforeseen circumstances they may be able to cover some of classes from home. When you join this course discuss with your instructor if you are potentially missing one or few classes. Modes of learning available:

    Modes of Course Delivery 
      Modes of Attendance 
    Instructor-Led learningPart Time 
    Blended learningWeekends
    Distance Blended Learning Evening

    Career Opportunities/ Job Roles:

    Upon completion of related certification exams student will be able to advance in their career if they are currently in a related job role or be able to pursue roles in jobs such as:

    • Application Developer
    • Entry Level Python Programmer
    • Associate in Python Programming

    Reasons You Should Get this Certification

    • You’ll earn a higher salary
    • Web application development skills are Globally required.
    • It gives you a competitive edge
    • You’ll get more opportunities
    • Your skills will be universal.

    Application Process:

    You will be expected to attend an interview with a member of the course team. There will be a basic aptitude test to observe your understanding of this course. Course consultant will help you in filling forms and provide you with further guidance if required.

    Funding Available:

    This course is FREE (SAAS part-time funding) to anyone who is on benefits or earning £25,000 or less, given that they have not used SAAS/ILAfunding towards any other course/training in the last 12 months.

    Those in receipt of following benefits are automatically eligible:

    • Jobseekers allowance
    • Income support
    • Incapacity Benefit/Employment Support Allowance
    • Child Tax Credit (minimum rate)
    • Pension Credit

    Apply for course funding 

    Our Courses are fully funded by SAAS: Student Awards Agency for Scotland

    Please visit the SAAS website www.saas.gov.uk to see your eligibility.

    Download: SAAS Part Time Funding GuidePart Time Forms

    Read: Part Time Students Eligibility CriteriaDisabled students’ allowance (DSA)

    For Students who don’t qualify for the above funding:

    How much this course will cost?

    If for any reason you do not qualify for SAAS funding our fees are as follows for students living  in UK or the European Union:

    Python Programming


    Vendor Neutral (can be paid in instalments) £650
    SQA Accredited (PDA) (can be paid in instalments) £650

     Fees are payable in advance at the start of course unless otherwise agreed.

    We also provide flexible fee instalments to help students in paying their fee.

    There are a number of other funding opportunities available to UK and EU students to help them to pay for their studies. Contact the college for more details.

    Choose between classroom based or study at your own time and peace with our eLearning and blended learning options.

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    Course Curriculum

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