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Python is a powerful and multi-purpose language loved by developers. Whether you already use Python or are thinking of making the switch, this course will show you how to leverage Python’s features to attain your full programming productivity.

Location: Edinburgh

Key Learning

On this course you will work through basics you may have missed out on before building up to advanced strategies for keeping your code clean, error-free, and reusable. You will cover strategies for solving common problems, unit test assisted development, and learn how to think in terms of objects.

Course Outline

  • Coding basics (variables, lists, iteration, function calls, etc.)
  • Python’s powerful functions
  • Unit Testing
  • Splitting code into modules
  • Object-oriented programming fundamentals

Course Delivery

This course is delivered  over 10 part-time evening sessions (some courses are delivered over 10 wks, others are twice a week x 5 weeks) Course learning materials are held on an online portal which you will work through at your own pace. Classes will include quick talks and demos as well as one-to-one time for questions and help. The aim is to ensure everyone makes as much progress as they can without being left-behind or held back by the progress of others.

Who is it for?

Anyone who wants to learn a popular programming language commonly used in financial services, education, and enterprise applications.

This is especially beneficial for programmers/system administrators wishing to explore a new language or for those new to Python who want to consolidate any holes in their knowledge/understanding before moving on.

Great for people who prefer a flexible, self-paced learning style.

Course cost


Please bring your own laptop and ensure it has:

  • a WIFI adaptor
  • a modern browser
  • Python installed (version 2.7.5 preferred)
  • a decent editor/IDE you are comfortable with

Please test your installation before the course start date to make sure it works. If you need any help, please give us a call on 0131 290 2600 at least one week in advance of the course start date.

Dates & Times

Part-time study:  One evening per week x 9 weeks

Next dates: 2018 starts TBC


This course is best suited for people who either have basic experience in Python or reasonable experience in another language.


Andrew Buchan is a freelance associate of CodeClan.  A professional software developer with over 8 years commercial experience, he has been delivering Python training at adult and high school level since 2013.

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We'll soon be launching a new upskilling course schedule for 2018. If you'd like to be notified about our 2018 course details and dates, just register your interest below and we'll keep you in the loop.

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