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Professional Diploma in Python Programming Essentials

Professional Diploma in Python Programming Essentials
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Course Duration
11 Weeks +
1 Saturday (10.00 - 1.00 pm)
Start/End Date
26/10/21 - 27/01/22
Day & Time
18.30 - 21.30
Live Online Classes
1 Class Per Week
Course Fees
To secure a place on this course a deposit of €75.00 applies. Flexible Payment Terms available - see details on page below.

Why take this course?

You will be prepared with skills and knowledge and ready to kick-start your career using Python the world's fastest-growing major programming language and start leveraging its versatile capabilities to build web and data science applications.

Python, as a programming language is easy and simple to learn. Python cuts development time in half with its simple to read syntax and easy compilation feature. Also, it has plenty of libraries that support data analysis, manipulation and visualization. Therefore, it has evolved as the most preferred language and considered to be a “Must” for Professionals. 

What will You Experience?

You will learn from industry experienced professionals who bring the latest techniques to the learning environment.   A course that offers real-world relevance and plenty of opportunity for practice through Lab that mirror on the job projects.

You will be introduced to Python Programming with the opportunity to develop fundamental skills such as writing, editing, compiling and executing computer code and constructing algorithms to solve problems.  Python is found in web applications, desktop apps, network servers, machine learning, media tools and more....

You will explore Python’s powerful applications and gain the skills to get on a career path with many opportunities.

Programme Modules

Programming Theory Basics

    • History of programming languages
    • Understand the function that a programming language fulfils
    • Examine the kinds of problems that can be automated

Techniques for implementing programs

  • Fundamental concepts: interpreting and the interpreter, compilation and the compiler, language elements, syntax and semantics, Python keywords, instructions, indenting
  • Data types, Evaluations and Basic I/O Operations.
  • Flow-control – loops and conditional blocks
  • Simple Data collections – Simple list.
  • Functions, defining and invoking your own functions and generators.


  • Explain the concept of 'algorithm'
  • Design an algorithm using flowcharts or pseudocode
  • Construct algorithms, pseudocode and flowcharts before implementation

On completion of this module, the learner should be able to:

  • Define common programming language concepts.
  • Examine different algorithms and their use(s) in computer programming.
  • Design a flowchart or pseudo-code to solve a real problem.
  • Design and implement basic programmes using different variable types and flow control techniques.
  • Test and debug programming code.
  • Interpret and utilise visual representations of programming concepts.
  • Follow computer programming standards and best practices in designing and collaborating on code.

Professional Diploma in Python Programming Essentials

Live Online Learning

You can now up-skill or re-skill from the comfort of your own home with an industry experienced Professional Teacher who will provide you with inspirational lectures and all support materials you need to achieve your goals.

Entry Requirements

Designed for students with a variety of professional backgrounds and experience levels including beginners, this course goes into the fundamentals of Python and object-oriented programming. 

Assessment & Awards

Portfolio Projects for the Real-World - A project designed to showcase your ability to use Pythons powerful applications.

Assessment Method
Portfolio Project 100% 


Professional Diploma in Python Programming Essentials
Awarded by: Dorset College

Career & Progression

The future is bright for programmers who have the skills and knowledge in Python with many opportunities in this field.  

Python Job Profiles include: 

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

Progression routes include: 

Flexible Payment Terms

To secure a place on this course a non-refundable deposit of €75.00 applies and the remainder paid in instalments.  You have the flexibility of using our online payment facility to manage your course payments at any time, from the comfort of your own home.  Pay Online

Payment Plan

Deposit: €75.00 Secures your Place on the Course
1st Instalment:  €410.00 15/10/21
2nd Instalment: €410.00 19/11/22
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