Diploma in Coding


Diploma in Coding

Course Details

Full Course name:
Diploma in Coding

Course Dates

Next course commencing:
29 January 2020

10 weeks, one evening per week from 6.30 to 9.30pm

Course Delivery

Gain an understanding of the core concepts in computer programming

This course provides students with an understanding of the core concepts in computer programming. This includes how programs are written to solve problems and how they are executed by a computer. The course focuses on broadly applicable concepts giving students an initial first step into programming. The course includes discussion on programming environments as a basis for students subsequent specialisation for personal interests.

The course is suitable for individuals with moderate computer experience who want to take ownership of getting the best from their computer. If you have used functions in excel you have already programmed. This course would be of interest to the hobbyist and professional who wishes further into computing, and lays the foundations for creative activities such as game creation and animation. Basic programming is useful for developing web sites, phone apps or creating reports from databases.

Concepts are introduced in a relaxed environment where interaction is encouraged. The course moves at a quick pace with an expectation that students practice the application of concepts in their own time.


  • Why program?
  • What is a program?
  • What is an algorithm?

A Programming Language

  • Basic program
  • Data Types
  • Iteration
  • Functions
  • Arrays
  • Objects

Problem Solving

  • Visual
  • Data manipulation

Programming in the Large (Discussion)

  • Libraries
  • IDE’s
  • Debugging
  • Documentation/Search
  • Languages
  • Stacks/Environments

Course Fee

Classroom-based: €995
(€1,095 if paying  in instalments)

Online course: €895
(€995 if paying in instalments)

Non-EU students: €1,295

A pass grade on the assignment will be required for awarding of the Diploma in Coding. A fail grade will result in a Certificate of Attendance for the course but without the Diploma being awarded. Students must attend at least 8 of the 10 evenings to graduate with either the Diploma or Certificate of Attendance unless a serious and verifiable reason for further absence is provided. Similarly, the Project must be handed in on the due date unless a sound reason for lateness is provided. In such instances, an extension may be awarded at the discretion of the lecturer.

Why City Colleges?

  • Courses for students who are passionate about their subject, delivered by leaders in their field.
  • Live lectures which are also streamed live on Moodle and recorded for review
  • City centre location in South Great George’s Street, convenient for bus, LUAS, DART
  • Southside Dublin location in Dundrum
  • Study rooms and library in our City Centre and Dundrum locations
  • Limited class size
  • Parking