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#IT-03-03 Computer Programming for Everyone

  • Categories IT
  • Duration 12h
  • Total Enrolled 6
  • Last Update September 15, 2020

About Course

University of Leeds


Explore computer programming and complete block-language programming exercises

What are computers good at and how can you get the best out of them?

On this course, you’ll find out how and why people program computers.

Using an introductory block-language for coding, you’ll discover the kinds of problems that computers can help you solve.

You’ll also explore different types of coding languages and discover a variety of useful applications of code.

At the end of the course, you’ll implement key principles you’ve learned by writing your first computer programs.


Who will you learn with?

Tom Armitage

I’m a technologist and designer. I make things out of hardware, software, and the internet. When not making technology and art, I also write music and build instruments. I originally studied English.



Who developed the course?

University of Leeds

As one of the UK’s largest research-based universities, the University of Leeds is a member of the prestigious Russell Group and a centre of excellence for teaching.



What Will I Learn?

  • Summarise key developments in the advent of computer technology.
  • Identify where algorithms are used in the real world.
  • Solve basic block-language programming exercises.
  • Discuss the roles and responsibilities involved in making software.
  • Solve more advanced block language exercises with expressive solutions.
  • Describe the features and advantages of text-based coding languages.

Topics for this course

11 Lessons12h

What is code??

Before you get started, take some time to meet Mark Martin MBE, who will guide you through the course. You'll also have the opportunity to meet your fellow learners and plan your learning journey.
Welcome to the course00:01:53
Introduce yourself

Key developments in computing?

In this activity, you’ll take a brief tour of the history of computing, setting the scene for the course ahead.

What can code do??

In this activity, you’ll explore how code is used in the real world. You’ll find out about algorithms and write one of your own. In addition, professionals will provide some insight into what working as a programmer is like.

The real world of programming languages?

You’ll now look at real-world programming languages. You’ll see some of the places where code is used beyond computers or smartphones, and explore what programming languages can look like.


You’ve reached the end of the first week of Computer Programming For Everyone.

Student Feedback


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I really like the speaker Tom Armitage, good course.

It was a great course. It made me know more about computer coding language.

It explains it slow enough for someone with no coding experience and dyslexia to understand.

Very well explained lectures. And the manner in which He builds upon previous concepts is brilliant. Not to mention the practical programming on display.


Material Includes

  • Official Certificate

Target Audience

  • This course is designed for people who have digital skills but would like to build confidence in using digital technology in the workplace.
  • This may include those studying for A-levels, those who have a degree, or those who want to improve their career prospects.
  • The course will also be useful for anyone in employment who wants to boost their digital skills or anyone returning to the workplace who’d like to gain confidence in how working practices have evolved.
  • You might also be interested in the other courses in the Digital Skills for the Workplace collection from the University of Leeds and the Institute of Coding.