Couch to Coder

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Considering a career in tech but not sure where to start? Look no further than our free on-demand coding camp, where we'll take you from a complete beginner to a confident coder in just 4 sessions! Watch the video series that will give you invaluable programming skills and open up a world of exciting job opportunities. 

Our coding camp has been designed to equip you with the foundational skills you need to pursue a career in tech. Split over 4 sessions, we’ll take you through the fundamentals of code before taking you on a journey through algorithms, data analysis, problem-solving and more.  

Course FAQs

  What will I have to do?

Watch the lesson and learn about coding! This is a self-paced course which you can complete in your own time.

  Are there tasks to complete?

Yes. For lessons 1-4 you'll be given a task to complete after watching the video. Once you've completed the task, you can review the solution and learn where you did well and where you can improve.

  Do I need any coding experience?

Nope! You just need to have an interest in coding and a will to learn.

Lesson 1 - Lay the Foundation

Dive into the exciting world of coding as we introduce you to the fundamental concepts. Discover variables, operators, data types, control flow, logical operators and user input.

Once you've watched the video, complete the tasks and view the solutions for the first lesson:

Lesson 2 - Expand Your Horizons

Explore more complex data types like lists and dictionaries and master the art of using loops and functions to create efficient and elegant code.

Once you've watched the video, complete the tasks and view the solutions for the second lesson:

Lesson 3 - Unlock the Power of Algorithms

Challenge yourself with basic algorithmic problem-solving and learn advanced techniques using imported packages (PIP). Discover the art of efficient research to find the best solutions.

Once you've watched the video, complete the tasks and view the solutions for the third lesson:

To complete the task you'll need to download some data:

We've gathered some extra resources to help you with the task for this lesson:

  • Algorithms- Learn more about algorithms and how to use code to solve problems
  • Third party packages - Understand what third party packages are and use them to support your work

Lesson 4 - Dive into Data Analysis

Explore the fascinating world of data analysis, unlock hidden secrets within data and learn how to read from and write to files.

Once you've watched the video, complete the tasks and view the solutions for the fourth lesson:

To complete the task you'll need to download some data. Remember to click on File > Save As > Download a copy for each!

We've gathered some extra resources to help you with the task for this lesson:

Need more support completing task four? Watch our Lesson Four FAQs

    Lesson 5 - (Optional) Taking It Further

    For those hungry for more, we offer an optional fifth session. Delve deeper into a specific package and explore its practical applications.

    Congratulations!

    You've completed Couch to Coder! We're so excited that you've developed your skills and improved your coding knowledge.

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