Introduction to Programming - Level 1 Award
The intent of this qualification course is to introduce you to the basic principles of computer programming to understand how programming works.
You will develop graphic-based (block-based) programming skills to design and develop your own computer program.
Upon successful completion of this course you will be awarded a 'Level 1 Award in Introduction to Programming' through Gateway Qualifications.
B1: £203.48 (In London Resident)
B2: £141.07 (London Concessionary)
B3: £0.00 (Concessionary)
B4: £296.24 (Out of London Resident)
Prosp User 2
At the end of your course, you should be able to:
- Know the basic principles of programming
- Design a simple computer program in response to a client brief
- Develop a program using a graphic-based programming language
- Test, document and review the program.
Prosp User 3
Your tutor will assess your learning throughout the course through observations, question and answer, tasks and exercises. You will also complete work independently outside of your scheduled class time.
You will record your progress through your Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and your tutor will provide you with ongoing feedback to support you.
This is a qualification course, throughout the course you will create a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate your achievement of the criteria required.
Prosp User 4
Before enrolling you on this course, you will need to complete an initial assessment to ensure that this is the correct level for you.
You will need:
- Entry Level 3/Level 1 English skills
- Level 1 Digital Skills
If you don’t yet meet the pre-course requirements, we may recommend other courses which will support you to progress and achieve your goal.
Prosp User 5
You will need a notepad, pen, and a memory stick at a cost of approximately £5. Please do not purchase any items before the first session.
Yes. If you think you might need some additional support with your learning, please ask your tutor or the centre staff for more information about our learning support offer.
Prosp User 6
You could progress to:
- Computer Programming - Level 2 Award
- One of our Start your own Business courses.
Prosp User 7
Successful completion of this course will provide a qualification allowing you to progress to further study.
Prosp User 8
We welcome views from our learners in a number of ways. You can give your views through your ILP, course evaluation forms, on-line questionnaires and our Compliments, Comments and Complaints forms which can be found in Centre offices. You may also choose to become a course representative for your class, which your tutor will discuss with the class at the start of your course.
Prosp User 9
We want you to enjoy your learning experience and feel safe, equal and respected while you are learning with us. If you have any concerns about any of these things please report it to a member of staff.
Prosp User 10
To apply, you will first need to attend an initial assessment session, please see our website or contact a centre for details of upcoming dates.
You will be able to pay by cash, card or cheque (made payable to London Borough of Hillingdon).
Prosp User 11
12:15 - 15:00
16 weeks