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What is a Python course?


Python courses take the form of both academic as well as practical lessons, which will provide you with an internationally recognised programming language qualification. This course is entirely tutor-led, which means that you will be professionally guided through several key programming areas, such as:

  • Introduction to Programming
  • Follow-On Courses
  • Python Programming 1&2
  • Data Analysis with Python
  • Apache Web Server
  • PHP Programming

Great emphasis is given to both individual assignments as well as group discussions, with the aim of providing you with a comprehensive view of Python and the world of programming. When it comes to the final grade, formal assessment is carried out on the aforementioned practical work as well as theory, which customarily takes the form of a computer-based examination.

Why should you take up a Python course?

If you're already a programming professional or just starting from the beginning and already aiming high, then these courses will give you a mighty step up the career ladder! 

This course is designed to provide you with vital knowledge and experience in the area by presenting you with fundamental skills that are vital for any programming job. Throughout, you will acquire everything you will need to know when it comes to writing and updating programs, debugging systems, building software, and using code libraries.

What will you learn through these Python courses?

Applying to one of these Python courses comes will provide you with numerous benefits that will surely enhance your skills and interest in the world of programming. Through detailed individual attention and guidance as well as plenty of hands-on experience, tutors will help you to build confidence and improve your work through constructive criticism and tips, allowing your skills to prosper.

All Python courses are comprised of several key areas which will teach you all there is to know about the area, and together, will get you all geared up and ready for your future career in programming! Some of the core modules that are covered include:

  1. The Basics of Python
    • About Python
    • Python versions
    • Python documentation
    • Installing Python

  2. Python Scripts and Syntax 
    • Script naming
    • Comments
    • Docstring
    • Statements

  3. Variables and Data Types 
    • Literals
    • Identifiers
    • Assignment
    • Numbers (bool, int, float, complex)
    • Binary, octal, and hexadecimal numbers

  4. Operators and Expressions 
    • Arithmetic Operators
    • Assignment Operators
    • Comparison Operators
    • Logical Operators

  5. Conditions and Loops 
    • Conditional statements (if, elif, else)
    • Short hand if/if else
    • Python's alternative to the ternary operator
    • Iterative statements (while, for, else)

  6. Functions 
    • Declaration
    • Invocation
    • Default values for parameters
    • Named arguments

  7. Objects and Classes 
    • About objects
    • Attributes and the dot notation
    • The dir function
    • Dunder attributes

  8. Lists 
    • About lists
    • List syntax including slicing
    • Getting and setting list elements
    • Iterating over a list

  9. Tuples 
    • About tuples
    • Tuple syntax
    • Getting tuple elements including unpacking
    • Iterating over a tuple

  10. Sets
    • About Sets
    • Dictionary syntax
    • Creating, adding and removing set elements
    • Iterating over a set

  11. Dictionaries 
    • About dictionaries
    • Dictionary syntax
    • Getting and setting dictionary elements
    • Iterating over a dictionary (keys, values, and items)

  12. Strings
    • About strings
    • String syntax including slicing
    • Escape characters
    • Triple-quoted strings

  13. Modules and Packages
    • About modules
    • The module search path
    • Importing modules
    • Namespaces

  14. Pattern Matching
    • About regular expressions
    • Regular expression special characters
    • Raw strings
    • About the re module

  15. Dates 
    • About the DateTime module
    • DateTime object attributes
    • Creating a DateTime object
    • Date arithmetic

  16. Exception Handling 
    •  About exceptions and exception handling
    • Handling exceptions (try, except, else, finally)
    • Exception types
    • The exception object

  17. Files and The Filesystem
    • The open function
    • Methods for seeking (seekable, seek)
    • Methods for reading from a file (readable, read, readline, readlines)
    • Iterating over a file

  18. Databases 
    • The DB-API
    • DP-API implementations
    • Establishing a connection
    • Creating a cursor

What career options are available with a Python programming certificate?

  • Software Engineer
  • Python Developer
  • Research Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Software Developer

How can you enrol to a Python course, and where?

A quick search through our website will help you find numerous Python courses all over the UK. From institutions to universities, to online, these classes are offered in various ways, giving you the option to choose the most ideal channel that best suits you!

In a Classroom

A classroom course usually takes place at pre-designated institutions, colleges, or universities, providing the ideal choice for those who have a liking for hands-on practice in an academic setting.

Online

Online classes are also an option, ideally for those who have a busy schedule and favor flexibility. In this case, you can freely participate in the course at your own pace and on your own time, without any restrictions whatsoever!

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