The specialised Short Learning Programme in Basic Programming is intensive and career-orientated. It prepares you for the world of work and acts as a very effective stepping stone to further studies in any of our Higher Certificates in Information Systems (IS). You will develop the knowledge and skills for work in the programming environment of the IT industry.
This Short Learning Programme provides you with a fair grounding of theoretical foundation of, and practical experience in the basics of one programming language, one database language and the use of one main operating system. The emphasis throughout is on application. The core subject areas include Programme Design, Software Engineering, Database Design and Management, and either Java or C# as the programming language. You also cover topics such as Computer Literacy, Personal Skills Development and Processing and Logic Concepts.
Much of the success of our Short Learning Programmes is due to our unique Mastery Learning Methodology (MLM). This modular self-directed learning approach, gives you the flexibility to start and progress through the programme at a pace that best suits you. This learning methodology, together with our cutting-edge facilities such as computer labs, IS open learning areas and smart pods, will prepare you for the real IT work environment of the future.
Over and above this, you will start developing essential skills for the world of work, especially for the IT industry, such as analysing and solving real problems, applying logic, being innovative and adaptable, working in teams and communicating effectively.
On completion of the Short Learning Programme, you can apply for a Credit Transfer (CT) or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) to study towards a PI Higher Certificates in the relevant field.