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Diploma in Python Programming - January 2024 *Subject to Change**

Diploma in Python Programming - January 2024 *Subject to Change** is a course run by City Colleges, Dublin. It is an Online course with a duration of 10 weeks, 1 evening per week from 6.30 to 9.30pm. Diploma in Python Programming - January 2024 *Subject to Change** gives a Course Qualification of Diploma. For more information about Diploma in Python Programming - January 2024 *Subject to Change** at City Colleges, please review the details below.

Course Fee


Diploma in Python Programming

Course Dates

Next Course Commencing:

January 2024


10 weeks, 1 evening per week from 6.30 to 9.30pm


Course Award


City Colleges Diploma

Course Fee



Live – Online:



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Course Overview

“Python is consistently ranked as one of the easiest programming languages to learn and is known for its high reliability and simple syntax.”


This course will provide you with an overview of the software development process in addition to introducing important programming constructs and methodologies while using Python as a focal point. As this is an introductory course, no pre-requisite qualifications are necessary, but any experience in Computing and particularly in Programming is advantageous.

This course is designed to meet the needs of candidates who are currently working in related fields and may want to up-skill or for those who wish to pursue entry-level roles in the ICT sector. This course is also ideal for those who wish to pursue further study in Computer Science.

Why Python Programming?

  • Average Python Developer salary is €80k
  • Python is set to be the most in-demand coding language in 2022
  • Python is considered one of the easiest, most powerful, and most versatile languages to learn

Python is easier to read, write, and learn than most other major programming languages.

Python has been in the public domain for 30 years and it has become a very common programming language. Used in a myriad of domains, from AI to web development, it is now one of the most popular languages used by development teams.

Python is an interpreted programming language. This means that unlike compiled languages like C++ or Java, you can run each line of code as soon as you finish writing it and see the results immediately. This is especially great for new programmers because you can get instantaneous feedback instead of waiting for the whole program to compile and run before you figure out if you there is an error in your code.


Course Modules

An Introduction to Programming in Python

  • What is programming?
  • Program Implementation and IDEs – Software setup

Variables and Input/Output

  • Why do we need to store values?
  • How can we perform basic mathematical operations?

Strings and text manipulation


Conditional Statements

  • Why we need to make decisions in coding? – Different Decision constructs


  • Why we need loops


  • Lists
  • Tuples
  • What other components are needed to optimise use of Arrays


  • Why would we want to break up our code?
  • How do we set up methods to allow us to sectionalise our code?

File Handling – The basics


Basic Object-Oriented Principles

  • Why do we need OOP?
  • What are the pillars of OOP?
  • How to set up an Object class in Python


Learning Outcomes

This programming course is suitable for absolute beginners you will go from a complete novice with no prior programming experience to someone who has a solid understanding of the Python programming language.

As well as learning the basics of coding, you will learn some of the disciplines needed. These include organisation, research, teamwork, and perseverance.



A pass grade on the written assignment will be required for awarding the Diploma.

Similarly, the Project must be handed in on the due date unless a sound reason for lateness is provided. In such instances, an extension may be awarded at the discretion of the lecturer.


Vincent McGrady

Vincent currently works as the Head of Performance in Bank of Ireland were he leads a team of analysts to drive insights in the banks insurance arm. Vincent has a masters in Computer Science from University College Dublin were he graduated with first class and a bachelors from Trinity College Dublin in Information Systems were he also graduated with First Class honors. Vincent has worked as a lecturer for the last 4 years delivering a range of modules in various colleges and universities in Dublin.


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Training ProviderCity Colleges
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 2
Course TypeBlended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online
Course QualificationDiploma
Awarding Body DetailsDiploma in Python Programming
Course Start Date24th January 2024
Course Duration10 weeks, 1 evening per week from 6.30 to 9.30pm
Course TimeEvenings & Live - Online
Course FeeClassroom: €995 (€1095 if paying by installments) Live - Online: €895 (€995 if paying by installments)
Phone01 524 1606
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