Computer Programming Course

Computer Programming Course
Course Code: UCDAITPGD01
Enrolment Fee: £498.75  £399.00
Format: Paper
Award: Level 3
Accreditation: ABC Awards
Study Time: 150 Hrs
Experience: No Entry Requirements

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COURSE OVERVIEW


A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a qualification in Computer Programming. Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning Computer Programming is a flexible and convenient course  which allows you to comprehensively prepare for a exam or career through home study. What's more, because the distance learning Computer Programming course is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required.

Get ready to join the ever-increasing numbers of people learning and using C and C++ programs that do what they want them to do. With the Computer Programming course you will learn about command descriptions, format syntax and language references. As you work for your Diploma you’ll even be able to practice while you study.The learning materials include examples of code, questions to ponder and exercises to reinforce your skills.

By the time you’ve finished we know you will be writing powerful programs with confidence and competence. While the learning materials are aimed primarily at the beginner computer programmer or those new to C and C++, this course teaches more than just the language. It is therefore ideal for those who already write programs but have never had the time to tackle more detailed projects.


 

Key TopicsWhat are the key topics?

Course Key Topics 
The Level 3 in Computer Programming course is divided into six comprehensive Modules

 

Module 1: Understanding the Personal Computer
Module 2: Using Windows XP and Vista
Module 3: An Introduction to C Programming
Module 4: More Components of C Programming
Module 5: From C to C++
Module 6: Classes and Objects



(see full course syllabus below for more information)

Student TestimonialsWhat have other students said?


"I have a better understanding of computers than I had before. This course led me to want to learn more about computers and helped me learn how I can use them to improve myself and society." — G M



 

Tutor SupportWhat support will I receive?

Home Study Tutor Support


You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete Computer Programming course. You will have your own personal tutor helping you with your course work and with any questions you may have. Plus you can contact our Student Advisors by email or phone for all the practical advice you may need – so we really are with you 100%.

What's more, you'll have access to the online student portal, where you can interact with other students, browse our resource library and manage your account.



 

AssessmentsHow will I be assessed?

Course Assessments


This Computer Programming course is marked through a process of continuous assessment guided by your tutor following NCFE guidelines. This means that your qualification will be awarded according to your performance on assessments rather than by taking an exam.

We send the full course out, you then read through the course in your own time and complete the assignments which you send to your tutor for marking. There is no word count for these assignments. However, one sentence answers will be rejected and you will have to re-submit it for marking.

Upon verification of the activities, exercises and assignments, a certificate of achievement will be awarded by the national awarding organisation NCFE, as confirmation that your written work has met all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the programme.

 


 


 

Course DurationHow long will it take me to complete?

Course Duration


We recommend you spend approximately 150 hours of your time studying for the Computer Programming course. The pace of study is completely up to you. To give an example, if you dedicate 3 hours a week to the course it would take you a year to complete but  if you could spare 6 hours a week you could complete it in six months.

Get started today, and you can earn your Level 3 Award in Computer Programming in as little as six months, or take up to a year, if you prefer – the choice is yours.



 

Entry RequirementsDo I need previous experience?

Course Entry Requirements


The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course.  This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about being a Computer Programming and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.

You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with full tutor support.


 


 

Enrolment FeesHow much are the course fees?

Course Enrolment Fees


Our aim is to provide you with the best deal available, therefore the registration fee, certification fee and full tutor support is included in the course price for you. The enrolment fee for the Computer Programming home study course is £498.75, though for a limited time we are offering you the opportunity to pay only £399 which is a 20% discount if you enrol online and pay in full.

You can also opt for our Easy Payment Plan and enrol online today by paying a deposit of £199.75 and then 4 equal payments of £74.75 per month. The first instalment is paid about a month after you receive your course.

Payment Method
Deposit
Instalment
Total
Pay in Full (Paper Version)
£399.00
N.A
£399.00
Instalment Plan (Paper Version)
£199.75
£74.75 X 4
£498.75

Delivery Charges:

Free Delivery for UK Mainland Students
Additional £25 for students in Europe
Additional £40 for Students in Rest of the world
 
Note: Instalment Plan is not available to our International Students.

 


 

Full Course SyllabusWhat will I learn?

How is the course structured? 
The Computer Programming Course is divided into six comprehensive modules 

Module 1: Understanding the Personal Computer

  • Terminology
  • Evolution of Software
  • Installing a New Computer
  • Hardware Components
  • Function of the CPU
  • Memory, Input, Output, and Storage Devices
  • Operating Systems
  • Internet and Online Services
  • Troubleshooting PC Problems and Errors

Module 2: Using Windows XP and Vista

  • Windows XP
  • Windows Basics
  • Opening, Closing, and Rearranging Windows
  • Icons, Folders, and Shortcuts
  • Installing Software and Finding Lost Files
  • Printing Documents and Browsing the Internet
  • User Accounts
  • Windows Vista
  • Hardware Requirement and Software Versions
  • Vista’s Desktop, Visual Differences, Programs, Security, and Search Features

Module 3: An Introduction to C Programming

  • Machine, Assembly, and High-Level Languages
  • Fortran, COBOL, Pascal and Ada
  • C, C++, Java, BASIC, Visual Basic, Visual C++, Visual C# and .NET
  • Simple C Programs
  • Memory Concepts and Arithmetic in C
  • Equality and Relational Operators
  • Structured Program Development in C
  • C Program Control and C Functions

Module 4: More Components of C Programming

  • C Arrays
  • C Pointers
  • C Characters and Strings
  • C Formatted Input/Output
  • C Structures, Unions, Bit Manipulations, and Enumerations

Module 5: From C to C++

  • C File Processing, C Data Structures, and C Preprocessor
  • Game Programming with the Allegro C Library
  • Sorting
  • Introduction to C99
  • C++ as a Better C; Introducing Object Technology

Module 6: Classes and Objects

  • Introduction to Classes and Objects
  • Operator Overloading
  • Object-Oriented Programming: Inheritance and Polymorphism
  • Templates
  • Stream Input/Output
  • Exception Handling

 


QualificationsWhat qualifications will I receive?

Course Qualifications


Qualification : Computer Programming 


 At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details all of the units you have completed as part of your course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme.  This means that Kendal Publishing Ltd has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria.  The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future.  The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.  To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner. 

The course itself has been designed by Kendal Publishing Ltd to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements.   ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met.  A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

In Scotland this course leads to a Level 6 for successful learners. This means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 6 on the The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) for Scotland.

In Ireland this course leads to a Level 5 for successful learners. This means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 5 on the National Framework of Qualifications for Ireland (NFQI) for Ireland.


About ABC

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government[1]. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.


 


 

Career ProspectsWhat can I do after I qualify?

Software Developer


If you are keen on computing and enjoy design and development, this job could be ideal for you. You will normally need a degree, foundation degree or BTEC HNC/HND to become a software developer. If you do not have an IT-related degree, you may be able to find a place on a graduate trainee scheme.

To become a software developer, you will need to have a creative approach to problem-solving. You’ll also need to be able to follow technical plans. Excellent communication and customer care skills are also important


 


 

What's IncludedWhat do I get when I enrol?

Your course fee covers everything you will need to successfully complete the Computer Programming home study course and earn your diploma:


1. All textbooks, study folders, and/or online learning aids designed for distance learning
2. A full range of student services, including:

  • Tutor marked assessments (TMAs)
  • Access to the online student portal (Student Chat, Forums and Online Support Resources)
  • NUS Extra Card (discounted membership)
  • Comprehensive Study Guide & Study Plan
  • Guide to Effective Study Techniques
  • How to approach exams without fear

3. An accredited award upon successful course completion directly from the awarding body NCFE
4. One year's educational support by e-mail, post, fax or phone
5. Free postage and packaging for UK mainland students



 

Home Study ExplainedHow does home study work and is it right for me?

Distance Learning Explained


Distance Learning is a term used to describe a method of learning where you; the learner, are not physically required to be ‘onsite’ to be guided through learning materials. Learners and tutors will use methods such as email and telephone to communicate, with you deciding how, when and where you learn.
 
UK Learning College gives you the flexibility to complete our programmes as quickly or as slowly as is convenient for you. To make this possible, our learning programmes have been written and prepared in such a way that it enables you to take control over these decisions.  We also have a varied range of e-learning courses available to complement our full portfolio of distance learning courses.
 
Distance Learning allows you to develop the personal confidence and independence needed for success. Once you have become familiar with your distance learning course materials and you feel you know your way around the programme, then it is time to put together your own personal study plan to help you decide how best to study. We would advise that you write down your plan to assist you in following your timetable.
 
Although our distance learning course guides are primarily aimed at the first time user, you may already have some experience of distance learning. Whatever your experience, it is important to understand that to be a successful distance learner you need to become familiar and comfortable with the learning materials.
 
Online Learning Explained

Online learning descends from computer-based training, interactive multimedia and integrated learning centers and is the delivery of a learning, training or education program by electronic means.  With the internet boom in the mid '90s, the concept of online learning has spread broadly. 
 
Online learning or e-learning (electronic learning) is a term used to describe learning materials that are not physically provided to you, but are accessible online where you; the learner, are not physically required to be ‘onsite’ to be guided through any of these online learning materials. Learners and tutors will use methods such as email and telephone to communicate, with you deciding how, when and where you learn.
 
UK Learning College gives you the flexibility to complete our online courses as quickly or as slowly as is convenient for you. To make this possible, our online learning courses have been written and prepared in such a way that they enable you to take control over these decisions.
 
Online learning allows you to develop the personal confidence and independence needed for success. Once you have become familiar with your online course and you feel you know your way around the program, then it is time to put together your own personal study plan to help you decide how best to study. We would advise that you write down your plan to assist you in following your online course study timetable.
 
Home Study Explained

Home Study Courses are a type of learning material in the form of manuals, CD Roms, Online courses etc. where you; the learner, are not physically required to be ‘onsite’ to be guided through any of these learning materials. Learners and tutors will use methods such as email and telephone to communicate, with you deciding how, when and where you learn.
 
UK Learning College gives you the flexibility to complete our home study courses as quickly or as slowly as is convenient for you. To make this possible, our home learning courses have been written and prepared in such a way that they enable you to take control over these decisions.
 
Home study courses allow you to develop the personal confidence and independence needed for success. Once you have become familiar with your home learning course materials and you feel you know your way around the course, then it is time to put together your own personal study plan to help you decide how best to study. We would advise that you write down your plan to assist you in following your home study timetable.
 
Although our home learning course guides are primarily aimed at the first time user, you may already have some experience of home learning. Whatever your experience, it is important to understand that to be a successful home study course learner, you need to become familiar and comfortable with the learning materials.
 

 


 

Student PortalHow can I interact with other students?

Student Community

 


 

We understand that studying from home may be a new experience for you. You could even be excused for feeling a little daunted since you will not be studying in a traditional "classroom environment". To help our students overcome these concerns we have developed a friendly online student community. The Student Community encourages a high level of interaction with your tutor and other like-minded students.

All of our students receive access to the Student Community. You will be able to use the student community for the following:

  1. Access the student forum which allows you to share ideas and chat with other students.
  2. View your tutor's feedback on your marked assignments.
  3. View optional reading lists for your course (where available).
  4. Access free online games, for when you need a break from studying.
  5. View the study guide with plenty of useful hints and tips on how to get the most out of your course.

Access free courses such as: Improving Learning Skills, Job Interview Skills, The Effective Learner, Goal Setting and Time Management, Ten Tips to Complete a Good Test Paper

 


 

VISIT THE STUDENT COMMUNITY

 


 

Related CoursesI am not sure this is for me. Are there similar courses?

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Further InformationWhat else do I need to know?

If your course is being delivered online, please ensure you meet the minimum requirements below.


For Windows:
Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above

For Macintosh:
Mac OS X, Mac OS 9.2 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above

From time to time we may enrol our students with our partner sites; this is dependent on the number of students enrolling on a particular course and course material availability. If this happens, nothing changes for you other than the name of the college administering your course.  We will continue to be your point of contact; you will get the exact same course you have enrolled on with the same high level of quality content and support.

The course can be enrolled upon by students Internationally. There are no deadlines for enrolments.



 

How to EnrolHow do I enrol?


   

Step One 
It's simple - Choose from our list of 100s Accredited Courses. Click on the enrol now button to select your enrolment option

Step Two
After you enrol, Course Material will be delivered to you within 7 working days (Normally 48 Hours).

Step Three
A personal tutor and a Dedicated Support advisor will be allocated to you throughout the course.

Step Four
On successful completion of the course, You will be given a Recognised Qualification towards a successful career.


 


 

FAQsWhat are the most frequent questions?

Course Frequently Asked Questions 


Q. How does distance learning work?
To ensure studying is flexible and convenient, most of our courses are divided into sections. You work through each section at your own pace and time. Once completed, send the test paper back to your personal tutor for marking. You will then move onto the next section once successfully completing the previous section. The support period is dependent on the type of course you choose; our minimum support period is one year.
 
Q. When can I start the course?
The answer is simple, when YOU want; you can start the course at any time we do not have any set enrolment dates. Most of our courses don’t require any previous experience or qualifications. All you need is a desire and motivation to succeed. You can even start right now - call and speak to one of our Professional Course Advisors.
 
Q. How long do the courses take?
This is dependent upon your choice of course and how fast you want to learn. A full breakdown of the course is available in your course literature. We do provide estimated number of study hours; ask our course advisors for details.
 
Q. How quickly will I receive my course material?
Once your payment has been received and cleared your enrolment should be processed within two days and your course materials delivered within 5 days, for customers who choose to pay in instalments this can take longer as we need a signed agreement back from you before we send the course materials.
 
Q. Do I have to buy any other materials?
Our comprehensive course materials are designed to be self-contained with all the relevant information you require to complete the course and gain the relevant certification. However some of our students undertake additional reading via relevant textbooks/study guides and/or the Internet to add value to their studies.
 
Q. I’m not sure of what course I should take? Can you help?
Yes we can, it is important that you pursue a course which you will enjoy. Although we cannot make this decision for you, we employ a team of dedicated Professional Course Advisors, who will guide you towards making the right choice. Whether you want specific information, or just a chat about what’s available, contact us now.
 
Q. Why choose UK Learning College?
The breadth and depth of our portfolio of courses means that we will have a course to interest you. We are committed to your success, and offer advice and support through every step of the process. We have a dedicated team of Professional Course Advisors that can give you access to career and recruitment advice, whilst offering excellent value and quality courses.
 
Please contact us if you have not found the answer you are looking for.
 

 


 

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