Introduction to Programming Concepts

If you’re interested in a career in programming, and want to learn from the very beginning, this online course will quickly help you learn the initial concepts. 

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Is this for you?

If you would like to learn about programming but have no prior understanding or knowledge of the skill, this short, online course is a great way to learn the initial concepts. 

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 3 CPD points upon successful completion

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Study Type

In centre, online, or a combination

Training Type



3 hours

About this course

Want to know more about how to write a computer programme or interested in a programming career? 

This is a great course for those completely new to the discipline. It is a short course, which will take just 3 hours to complete, and it will help you learn the basic concepts of computer programming by teaching you three basic principles. 

There is one overall session in this course which contains four sections. Below you can read the breakdown of each: -

Section A: Introduction to Objects

- Course Opening

- What is an Object?

- Properties

- Methods

- Bowling Ball (Events 1)

- Golf Ball (Events 2)

- Classes

Section B: Program Design Basics

- Starting at the End

- Designing User Interfaces

- Designing Workflow

Section C: Coding Basics

- Building the App

- Basic Code Syntax

- Class Building

- Object Declaration

- Create Methods

- Data Types

- Decision Making

- Looping

- Compiling and Testing

Section D: Course Recap

This course is accessible online, meaning your studies can be easily fitted in around your existing home and work commitments. 

For more information about our computer programming training, or to learn about our Programming Fundamentals Diploma or our Software Developer Diploma, contact your local centre today.  You can call us for free on 1800 532632.

Aims and Objectives

Rather than focusing on a single programming language, this course will teach prospective programmers three basic principles: introduction to objects, program design basics and coding basics. 


There are no pre-requisites for this course, it is suitable for beginners.

Finance Options

Wherever possible our training is tailored to your needs. The cost of our training programmes depend on the course(s) you choose and varies according to duration and breadth. Rest assured we have a number of payment options available to ensure the cost of training is affordable and can be worked alongside your other financial commitments. Common ways people fund their training include: - 



  • Flexible payment plans to help you spread the cost* available at many of our centres;
  • You could opt to pay upfront.



Company Funded:

Requesting funding from your employers needn’t be a daunting task. Many employers support and encourage their employees with their professional development and consider it a worthwhile investment to fund any training required.

What we can help with:

  • Providing a comprehensive training programme outlining learning outcomes
  • Tailored personnel letters
  • Communication with finance departments to arrange payment options (upfront or payment plan*).

* Terms and Conditions apply. Speak to a Course Advisor for full information on the options available to you.



Career Path

With further, more in-depth training, you could work towards a rewarding career in programming. You could work towards roles such as a Software Developer, Animation Programmer, Java Programmer or Special Effects Programmer.

Introduction to Programming Concepts Course Training Centres

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Carlow, Cork, Dublin, Dundalk, Galway, Kerry, Limerick, Maynooth, Mullingar, Naas, Sligo, Swords, Waterford, Wexford, Laois, Courses available
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Whats the difference?

We offer a range of training packages in a range of subject areas and can offer blended learning opportunities to best meet your needs.


Our courses are practical in nature and focus on a single subject and can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days.


Diplomas are designed to give you a complete skillset mapped to a specific career path and contain a number of core and elective courses.

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