Python Programming

Python Programming

3 days @ £1,295.00 exc. VAT 

Course Code: PYP

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Python Programming Course Overview

Python is an Object Oriented rapid development language deployed in many scenarios in the modern world.

This Python Programming course is designed to give delegates the knowledge to develop / maintain Python scripts using the current version (V3) of Python.

There are many similarities between Python V2 and Python V3 so the skills gained on this course will allow the delegate to develop their own skills further using Python V2 or V3 to support the maintenance of scripts.

The delegate will learn and acquire skills as follows:

  • Declare variables and initialise them
  • Construct expressions with arithmetic, logical and relational operators
  • Use iterative type statements
  • Use conditional statements
  • Read/write text and binary files
  • Manipulate text using regular expression
  • Declare and use modules
  • Use and create Python Objects
  • Use built-in library functions
  • Use lists and dictionaries
  • Interact with the email system
  • Interact with Databases

Who will the Course Benefit?

Programmers who need to write or maintain scripts in Python.

Course Objectives

Knowledge of Python to write, maintain and understand Python scripts.


Familiarisation with programming concepts is useful, this knowledge can be obtained by attendance on the Concepts of Programming course.

Python Programming Training Course

Course Introduction

  • Administration and Course Materials
  • Course Structure and Agenda
  • Delegate and Trainer Introductions


  • What is PYTHON and why PYTHON is useful
  • Installing Python
  • The IDLE editor
  • A simple PYTHON Program


  • How to run PYTHON programs on UNIX and Windows platform
  • Lines and Indentation
  • Multiple line Statements
  • Quotation Marks
  • Reserved Words in Python
  • Python Suites
  • Input
  • Output
  • Working with Files
  • Labs


  • Assignments
  • Data Types
  • Numbers
  • Strings
  • Lists
  • Tuples
  • Dictionaries
  • Labs


  • Arithmetic Operators
  • Comparison Operators
  • Assignment Operators
  • Bitwise Operators
  • Logical Operators
  • Membership Operators
  • Identity Operators
  • Operator Precedence
  • Labs

Python Programming Training Course


  • if elif else constructs
  • while and for Loops
  • Iteration
  • Labs

Session 6: FUNCTIONS

  • Creating Functions
  • Def Statement
  • Calling functions
  • Scoping variables
  • Passing arguments
  • Labs

Session 7: MODULES

  • What is a module
  • Standard modules
  • How to define and code a module
  • Using import
  • Argument passing and return values from a module
  • Labs


  • The re module
  • How pattern matching works
  • Pattern matching operators
  • Pattern matching special characters
  • Labs Part 1
  • Pattern matching options
  • Pattern substitution
  • Pattern tagging
  • Translation
  • Labs Part 2

Python Programming Training Course

Session 9: Python OO

  • Why use OO
  • Creating a simple class
  • Inheritance
  • Passing data into a class
  • More complex classes
  • Labs

Session 10: EXCEPTIONS

  • What are exceptions
  • Default Handler
  • catch/try/raise Statements
  • Class Based Exceptions
  • What Not To Do
  • Labs


  • Simple emails
  • HTML Emails
  • Working with Attachments
  • Labs


  • Python and Databases
  • Connecting to MySQL Database
  • Working with tables /Records
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Course Reviews

Course lived up to expectations, a great introduction for someone with virtually no programming experience and was taught specifics which I am looking forwards to using in work the very next day.

Thomas - Scientist - Defence - August 2017

Easy to find, good facilities and expert trainer.

Julian - Academic - July 2017

Trainer is passionate and accommodating to different skill levels. Overall very impressed.

Simon - Programmer - Government - March 2017

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The trainer showed a deep understanding of the subject (Python) and was enthusiastic in explaining all the various topics to the class. He was very approachable and helped make the course a great success.

Geoff - SMG - Finance - December 2016

Really good course, taught very well. Content was a perfect introduction to the possibilities within Python. Lecturer took the time to explain things so everyone understood them and made sure everyone was thinking by themselves to get to the end of the workshop.

Matt - Senior Electronics Engineer

Found this course an excellent introduction to Python as intended. In particular the Regular Expressions section for which I have struggled with historically.


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