Coding for Beginners: You can learn to code!
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Coding for Beginners: You can learn to code!

The perfect course for complete beginners. Friendly - No experience required. Go from scratch to coding a real app!
4.6 (3,666 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
11,408 students enrolled
Last updated 4/2020
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This course includes
  • 8 hours on-demand video
  • 2 articles
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Experiment confidently, and have fun with coding.
  • Understand the common, foundation level concepts that apply in most programming languages before you go on to learn the syntax.
  • Move into learning a dedicated programming language, such as Scratch, Python, JavaScript, Ruby, C# or Go (to name just a few!)
  • Open up a whole new world of digital creativity!
Course content
Expand all 34 lectures 08:02:56
+ Introduction
3 lectures 10:58
Foreword on video setting

Welcome to Coding for Beginners.

Let's begin our journey into the world of computer code!

Preview 04:11
+ You can code!
3 lectures 35:17
You Can Code! Part 1

Hi everyone! If your Python looks different to mine, please see the note I've added in the resources for this lecture. All you need to do is make sure you're in the IDLE program :)

You Can Code! Part 2
Section Recap

Congratulations on completing this section!

Let's take a quick quiz to check that we've got the absolute fundamentals of coding down, before we move on.

Section 2 Quiz
6 questions
+ Coding in a nutshell
1 lecture 21:58
Coding In a nutshell
Section 3 Quiz
6 questions
+ Common Coding Concepts
16 lectures 04:13:37
Section Goal
A note for Mac OS Catalina users downloading Scratch 2
Scratch Setup & Intro
How Code Runs
Common Data Types
Arithmetic & Operators
Control Flow
Storing Data Using Variables
Section Recap
Section 4 Quiz
10 questions
+ Coding Project
9 lectures 02:33:51
App Brief
Let's Decompose
Let's Sketch It Up
Let's Code - Proof of Concept: Part 1
Let's Code - Proof of Concept: Part 2
Let's Code - MVP: Part 1
Let's Code - MVP: Part 2
Section Recap
+ Course Summary
1 lecture 05:11
End of Course Wrap Up
+ Bonus Content
1 lecture 02:03
Bonus Content, Links & Resources
Can you make 3 incremental improvements to the Munch MVP code in Python? Let's go!...
End of Course Challenge!
3 questions
  • No prior knowledge of coding or computer programming is required. This is a course aimed at the complete beginner :)
  • To complete the interactive elements of the course, you'll need a desktop or laptop computer with an internet connection.
  • During the course, you're going to install Python onto your computer. We'll be downloading it from the official source (it's free), and don't worry, we'll walk you through it - but you will need permission to install a downloaded program on your computer.
  • We'll also be using an online program called Scratch. It's also free, and you don't need to know anything about Scratch before we begin, we'll walk you through it.

Become a Coder, have fun, and learn one of the most employer requested skills of 2020!

Have you ever wondered if you could code? Well.. you can!  In fact, enrol now and you could have written your first lines of Python code before you next check your Facebook!

Coding for Beginners is the most beginner friendly eLearning course for complete beginners on Udemy! It doesn't matter if you've never even seen a line of computer code before - if you're interested, or just wondering if you could learn to code, then this is the course for you!

" - Take this course before taking any others!"

This course is perfect for students who are thinking about learning a specific coding language, but don't want to get dropped in at the deep end. Coding for Beginners has been specifically designed as a generic, foundation level course, to introduce you to many of the common coding concepts that you'll go on to use in whichever programming language you choose to learn next - giving you a real head start before you start mastering a dedicated language, and it's syntax.

With over 30 lectures and more than 7 hours of video, this comprehensive course will teach you the very basics of computer coding, also called programming, from the ground up. Starting with foundation level theory, and moving into pseudo coding, and practical exercises - Coding for Beginners includes video lectures, screencasts, tests, assignments, and a beginner level project - building a simple app in both Scratch and Python.

Get ready to learn:

  • Coding is something we already do everyday!

  • Coding in programming languages is something you CAN achieve

  • If you can read and write, you can code!

We'll answer questions like:

  • What is code, and why do we need it?

  • Why are there so many coding languages?

  • What's the difference between coding and programming?

  • What's the difference between front end and back end coding?

  • Is coding a science or an art?

And we'll introduce you to common coding concepts like:

  • How code runs

  • Bugs

  • Pseudo code

  • Decomposing

  • Commenting

  • Common data types

  • Arithmetic & operators

  • Loops

  • Control flow

  • Storing data

  • Lists

  • Functions

Get ready to code your first app!

  • Plan the app in pseudo code

  • Code a proof of concept in Scratch!

  • Code a Minimum Viable Product in Python

  • We'll help you get setup in both Scratch and Python for the first time, and help you every step of the way. By the end of the course you'll be confident enough to keep coding in Scratch and Python on your own

  • As you transition from Scratch into Python, we'll help you to see that moving from a highly visual coding language (perfect to get started), into a much more powerful text based language (used by companies like LinkedIn and Google), isn't scary at all! In fact, we think you'll love it :)

Coding for Beginners has been created by Applause Interactive in the UK, and we believe in quality learning. Rest assured, this course comes with a 30 day money back guarantee! If you are not satisfied in any way, you'll get your money back.

So what are you waiting for?

Let's unleash your creative potential, have some fun, and build some valuable digital skills for work and life! See you inside...

Who this course is for:
  • Write your first ever lines of code!
  • Take this course if you are completely new to computer coding, and curious about what it is, how it works, and whether you could enjoy coding as a hobby or work skill.
  • This course is not suitable for experienced programmers, who already understand the fundamentals of computer coding.