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Computing, Digital and IT

Programming (Introduction) Level 1 Award Part-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course is planning to start w/c 16 September. Days and times tbc but classes will be for 3 hours a week for 12 weeks, term-time only.

Entry requirements

There is no requirement for you to have achieved any qualifications or units prior to undertaking this qualification. However, a reasonable standard of computing skills will be required.

You must be aged 19 or above to study this course.

You will achieve

Level 1 Award in Introduction to Programming

Course overview

This single unit qualification is designed to allow you to learn about the principles of computer programming to understand how programming works. You will develop text-based programming skills to design and develop your own computer program.

Course content

This course will teach you to:

  • Know the basic principles of programming
  • Be able to design a simple computer program in response to a client brief.
  • Be able to develop the program using a graphic-based programming language.
  • Be able to test, document and review the program.


You will be assessed using a range of methods such as practical tasks and written coursework within a portfolio of evidence. This portfolio will be used to determine your grade.

All equipment will be provided

SciTech Digital Innovation Centre
Falcon Street
S70 2EY

Upon completion you could progress on to the Level 2 Award in Digital Development

How much does the course cost?

This course costs £150. This course may be FREE to study depending on your circumstances – please see the drop-down option below for more details.

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Extra information

Part-time courses are only available for learners who are 19 years old and above. You may not have to pay for this course if you are employed but earn below £23,400 a year, or if you are unemployed and receive Job Seekers Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit. You will need to provide evidence of your eligibility which will be checked at enrolment.

This course is funded by South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (SYMCA) and/or West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA). You must be living in the South or West Yorkshire regions to qualify for funding.

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Programming (Introduction) Level 1 Award Part-time

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