With our coding course, gain an understanding of the core concepts in computer programming in this Diploma in Coding.

This coding 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.

Course Overview

This coding 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. This Diploma in Coding moves at a quick pace with an expectation that students practice the application of concepts in their own time.

Diploma in Coding Course Content


  • 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

Diploma in Coding Course Fee

Classroom-based: €895
(€995 if paying  in instalments)

Online course: €805
(€905 if paying in instalments)

If paying in instalments by direct debit, the deposit to book a place is €150 and the balance is split into three equal monthly payments.

Non-EU students: Call +353 1 4160034


Students must attend at least 80% of classes to graduate with either the Diploma or Certificate of Attendance unless a serious and verifiable reason for further absence is provided.

If completing the course online, students’ attendance and participation of the live or recorded classes is tracked through Moodle.

A pass grade on the written assignment will be required for awarding of the Diploma.

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.



Andre Ferreira

André is a Software developer practitioner with more than 20 years industry experience spamming different countries and market verticals for large and small business.

He specialised in the development of web applications to run in gaming devices, smart TVs, desktops, tablets and lately mobiles focusing strongly on frontend technologies in the last few years.

He has been involved in system engineering, design, architecture, testing and development of several cutting-edge products used by thousands of users around the globe.

André holds a Master’s in Cyber Security from the University of Northumbria UK and ITIL, Leadership and ScrumMaster certifications. Currently, his free time is dedicated to contributing to an OWASP project.

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 location
  • Limited class size
  • Parking

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Diploma in Coding (Classroom)

Classroom Diploma in Coding


6:30 PM - 9:30 PM


Diploma in Coding (Live Online)

Online Diploma in Coding


6:30 PM - 9:30 PM