1Course Overview

Python for Beginners Level 3

Course code: DLC017

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Develop your programming skills with this online course, from home! 

This Python for Beginners Level 3 course has been specifically designed to give students the knowledge to understand and write basic programming.

This course will allow you to:

  • Understand the basic language of Python programming
  • Implement the functions of Python 
  • Develop all components of programming to enhance web design

This course is perfect for:

  • IT professionals and web designers
  • Those who want to further their learning in programming

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 75,000 people that have studied with us and enrol with us today. Home learning couldn’t be easier!

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2Course Content

Lesson 1 - Getting Started

  • Introduction
  • Introduction To Python
  • Understanding Variables
  • Python Strings
  • Performing Arithmetic
  • Logical Operations
  • Working With Numbers
  • Working With Strings

Lesson 2 - Looping & Branching 

  • Introduction
  • Branching Statements
  • The WHILE Loop
  • Guess The Number Game
  • The FOR Loop
  • The Anagram Game

Lesson 3 - Lists & Dictionaries

  • Introduction
  • Introducing Lists
  • List Methods
  • Nested Sequences
  • Introducing Dictionaries
  • The Hangman Game

Lesson 4 - Functions 

  • Introduction
  • Creating Functions
  • Parameters & Arguments
  • Variables in Functions
  • The Noughts & Crosses Game (1)
  • The Noughts & Crosses Game (2)

Lesson 5 - Accessing Files 

  • Introduction
  • Accessing Text Files
  • Storing Complex Data In Files
  • Handling Exceptions
  • The Sports Quiz

Lesson 6 - Python Objects 

  • Introduction
  • Classes, Methods, & Objects
  • Constructors & Attributes
  • Class Attributes & Static Methods
  • Private Attributes, Methods & Properties
  • The Hungry Caterpillar Game

Lesson 7 - Object-Orientated Programming 

  • Introduction
  • Creating Multiple Classes
  • Inheritance
  • Changing Inherited Methods
  • Creating Modules
  • The Blackjack Game (1)
  • The Blackjack Game (2)

lesson 8 - GUI Development

  • Introduction
  • Event-Driven Programming (1)
  • Event-Driven Programming (2)
  • Check Boxes Plus
  • The Grid Layout Manager
  • The Contact Form

Lesson 9 - Incorporating Graphics 

  • Introduction
  • Graphics Window Basics
  • Displaying Objects
  • Moving Sprites
  • Collision Detection
  • The “Catch The Butterfly” Game

Lesson 10 - Adding Sound & Animation

  • Introduction
  • Keyboard Commands
  • Animation, Sound, & 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)
3Other Information

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

Course Duration

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.

Study Method

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

Course Outcome

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. 


Your Questions Answered

What are the requirements for this course?

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
What are the computer requirements for this course?

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. 

Is there a time limit for the completion of this 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.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Online Support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Dedicated student support
  • FREE CV writing service
Do I have to sit an exam?

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

Are there any additional costs?

No. Everything is included within the price! 

What if I still have questions?

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 Student Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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  • Be over 18 years old
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  • Have a good credit history with no late payments, debt relief orders or bankruptcies
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Please note that meeting the above criteria does not guarantee finance acceptance.

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