Short Programming Course


If you would like to take your first steps into coding, or have already started self-learning but need structured tutor support, this course is perfect for you.

Our new Summer Short Programming Course in cooperation with Edinburgh College will teach Python – one of the most popular coding languages used not only for data analysis, but also web development, machine learning, and more.

The purpose of the course is to teach the fundamentals of programming and programmatic thinking as a step towards building a new career in the Data and IT sectors. The course is suitable for all learners and will be delivered by a dedicated Edinburgh College lecturer.


Basic IT skills are required to join the course, however no formal qualifications are needed. Access Data eligibility criteria apply. Access Data is for those living in Edinburgh and are unemployed or on a low income; want to move into education, training or employment that is related to IT or Data; and belong to at least one of the following groups: have a disability or learning difficulty; are a woman; are an Armed Forces veteran; from a minority ethnic background.


The course runs periodically, usually one half day a week over a four-week period. Future dates TBC.


Offers participants an exciting opportunity to try their hand at coding with the support of an Edinburgh College tutor.


Delivered in person, in our Community College (156 Cowgate, EH1 1RP), or online. This depends on participants’ needs.

If joining the course online, participants will need access to their personal IT equipment and Wi-Fi at home. Access Data caseworkers can offer assistance in sourcing this, but we cannot guarantee this will be possible.

Funding Partners

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