This course is for those who are looking to start a journey in application development, scripting, or data analysis by learning the fundamental skills of the Python programming language, one of the industry’s most popular, prevalent, and diverse programming languages.
Learners will be those who are looking to learn a brand-new skill in programming with Python to apply to simple programs, scripts, or data analysis tools. Alternatively, learners could be those who have a small amount of experience in programming languages, such as Java or web technologies, and are looking to upskill in a new programming language.
In this Total Learning course, learners will have the best of both digital and live learning to learn the fundamental skills needed to develop fully functional Python applications, whilst also appreciating supporting concepts around development, such as source control and best practice. This includes digital learning designed to develop the core skills needed including hands-on labs, quizzes and a combination of video and written content.
The 3-day virtual live event focuses on several project domains that will be designed, coded, and tested through Python and supporting technologies. Learners will individually create new features for this project whilst simultaneously building on base knowledge of Python’s key concepts.
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Delegates will learn how to

  • Write short programs using core Python techniques
  • Use functions and packages to make Python code modular and reusable
  • Use documentation, comments, and consistent code style to make your Python readable
  • Write Python programs that use external data sources
  • Write Python programs using Object Oriented methods
  • Use error handling and testing to make your programs robust
  • Find and use suitable packages from the Python Standard Library
  • Recognise how to install and import external packages
  • Describe the many steps that may be in a software project as well as coding – testing, version control, deployment, CI pipelines.
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This Total Learning course consists of three key phases, all explained during a 1 hour virtual kick off session, which includes Q&A:
  • 1. Digital Learning – 10 hours, completed over a minimum of 3 weeks
  • 2. Live Event – 3 days
  • 3. Apply phase – 18.5 hours over a 3 month period

Digital Essential Learning
  • Module 1 - Introduction to Python
  • Module 2 - Data types and Variables
  • Module 3- Flow Control
  • Module 4 - String Handling
  • Module 5 - Collections
  • Module 6 - Data Storage and File Handling
  • Module 7 - Functions
  • Module 8 - Modules and Packages
  • Module 9 - Introduction to Classes and OOP
  • Module 10 - Error Handling and Exceptions
Live Event
  • Write programs, pair programming with varied level scenarios
  • Planning for OOP development
  • Error handling and documentation
  • Deployment and software development in a real setting – Testing, Package Management, Version control and CI/CD
  • Input Output Storage Process
  • Useful functions, suitable packages, possible errors
  • Individual and team-based project work
Apply at Work
  • Creating a Python-based application in the workplace
  • Implement OOP, testing, and coding best practices into the process of app development
  • Begin to understand how to factor in source control practices in development
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