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Python for Beginners Level 3


Do you want to enhance your skills and knowledge of Python to further your career? Then this Python for Beginners Level 3 course could be perfect for you.

Course Duration

Up to one year.

Course Outcome

You will receive a Python for Beginners Diploma.

Entry Requirements

In order to enrol onto this course, you must have a working understanding of: text editors or word processors, your operating system, email software, file-zipping software, downloading and installing software from the web.


Practical assignments and coursework.

Study Options

This course is only available to study online.

Study Options

or £9.51 /month*
Course code: DLC017
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Course overview

  • Understand the basic language of Python programming.
  • Implement the functions of Python.
  • Develop all components of programming to enhance web design.
  • Perfect for IT professionals and web designers.
  • Also suitable for those who want to further their learning in programming.

This Python for Beginners Level 3 course is designed to take you on a journey from a basic understanding to an intermediate level of proficiency.

Throughout the course, you’ll learn about advanced programming concepts such as data structures, algorithms, and object orientated programming. You’ll explore the powerful capabilities of Python and discover how to use it to solve real-world problems.

You will also learn how to work with data and files, create and manipulate classes, handle exceptions, and much more. By the end of this course, you’ll have a solid understanding of Python programming and be able to use it to create complex applications and solve problems.

Whether you’re looking to start a career in software development, or just want to learn a valuable skill, this course is perfect for you.

With everything you need at the click of a button in your own personal online platform, you can learn whenever and wherever is most convenient to you.

Join over 110,000 people that have studied with us and enrol with us today. Home learning couldn’t be easier!

What next?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will able to use it towards your university application. We recommend that you check with your chosen University that they accept this qualification as part of their entry requirements. If after, you’re looking to enhance your IT knowledge even further, take a look at the other Computing and IT courses we offer.

Here are some job titles that frequently use Python:

  • Python developer
  • Data scientist
  • Machine learning engineer
  • Python engineer
  • Data analyst
  • Software engineer
  • Automation test engineer
  • Full stack developer
  • Backend developer
  • Artificial intelligence engineer

Course content

  • Introduction
  • Introduction to Python
  • Understanding variables
  • Python strings
  • Performing arithmetic
  • Logical operations
  • Working with numbers
  • Working with strings

  • Introduction
  • Branching statements
  • The WHILE loop
  • Guess the number game
  • The FOR loop
  • The anagram game

  • Introduction
  • Introducing lists
  • List methods
  • Nested sequences
  • Introducing dictionaries
  • The hangman game

  • Introduction
  • Creating functions
  • Parameters and arguments
  • Variables in functions
  • The noughts and crosses game (1)
  • The noughts and crosses game (2)

  • Introduction
  • Accessing text files
  • Storing complex data in files
  • Handling exceptions
  • The sports quiz

  • Introduction
  • Classes, methods, and objects
  • Constructors and attributes
  • Class attributes and static methods
  • Private attributes, methods and properties
  • The hungry caterpillar game

  • Introduction
  • Creating multiple classes
  • Inheritance
  • Changing inherited methods
  • Creating modules
  • The blackjack game (1)
  • The blackjack game (2)

  • Introduction
  • Event-driven programming (1)
  • Event-driven programming (2)
  • Check boxes plus
  • The grid layout manager
  • The contact form

  • Introduction
  • Graphics window basics
  • Displaying objects
  • Moving sprites
  • Collision detection
  • The catch the butterfly game

  • Introduction
  • Keyboard commands
  • Animation, sound, and music
  • The meteor mayhem game (Part 1)
  • The meteor mayhem game (Part 2)
  • The meteor mayhem game (Part 3)
  • The meteor mayhem game (Part 4)

Extra Information

You will be assessed throughout this course via practical programming assignments and coursework.

You may start at any time and have a full year from enrolment to complete your studies. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines. This course has approximately 140 hours self-study time.

You will study this course through distance learning, which means you can learn at a time and place to suit you.

Approximately 140 hours.

On successful completion of this course students will receive a Python for beginners Diploma with comprehensive feedback and providing the assignments have been completed to the required standards students will also receive a Level 3 Open Awards Quality Endorsed Unit Course Certificate with 8 Open Awards Credits.

This course has been benchmarked at Level 3 against Ofqual’s Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) to allow you to understand the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.
The certification will be issued through Open Awards in association with DLC. Open Awards are an Awarding Body Organisation approved by Ofqual.

Awarding Body

The certification is issued through Open Awards. Open Awards are an Awarding Body Organisation approved by Ofqual. Set up in 1981, Open Awards (previously the North West region of the National Open College Network – OCNNW) have been in business for over 30 years and are a not for profit organisation and a registered charity.


In order to enrol onto this course, you must have a working understanding of:

  • Using text editors or word processing software
  • A basic understanding of their computer's operating system
  • A working knowledge of their email software
  • A basic knowledge of file zipping software such as WinZip or 7-Zip
  • Experience of downloading and installing software packages from the internet

System requirements: although Python is available for Linux and Mac, as well as Windows, the installation and running instructions in the course are for the Windows operating system. All other software is provided with the course. Installer files for Python, Pygame, Liverwires and Notepad++ are included in the course content.

Python is available for Linux and MacOs, however the installation and running instructions are for the Windows operating system, other software required is provided with the course.

You have a year to complete this course from the start of your enrolment, giving you enough time to study at your own pace.

  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated learner services
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE XO Student Discounts membership
  • FREE CV critique service
  • FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers

No, this course is assessed through tutor-marked assignments.

No. Everything is included within the price!

It's not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Learner Services Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

That's not a problem. We want to make sure you're 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our team of education specialists a call on 03300 563 100 and they'll do their best to help.

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