Introductory Programming using Python

Learn the basics of computer programming and write your first programme in Python! As one of the easiest programming languages to pick up, Python makes a great entry point for beginners. With this course, master the basics of computer programming in a language widely embraced by top companies like Google and Netflix. 

In this foundational course, you will learn the essentials of Python and key programming concepts such as data types and variables, file handling, functions and many more. Then, apply these skills to help you write your very own computer program in Python.

Participants are to bring their own laptop for hands-on exercises. 

The course trainer will share the installation setup files for Python and the source code editor in the class.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will have learnt about:

  • data types and variables

  • expressions and statements

  • ·operators

  • input / output

  • decision making and repetition

  • strings, lists, tuples, dictionaries

  • handling of files (text files, spreadsheets)

  • functions, modules and packages

Who should attend?

General public or individuals with keen interest in learning computer programming.

Entry Requirement

Basic IT literacy. No prior knowledge of programming is needed for this course.


Participants will be awarded the Certificate of Attendance by Republic Polytechnic upon meeting 80% of the attendance requirement.

Course Dates

  • 14 - 15 Nov 2019
  • 12 - 13 Dec 2019
  • 16 - 17 Jan 2020
  • 6 - 7 Feb 2020
  • 12 - 13 Mar 2020
  • 7 - 8 Apr 2020
  • 23 - 24 Apr 2020
  • 14 - 15 May 2020
  • 4 - 5 June 2020
  • 25 - 26 June 2020

Course Duration

2 days

Course Venues

Republic Polytechnic @ Woodlands
RP ACE @ Paya Lebar

Full Course Fee (Others) Workfare Training Scheme (WTS)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above SME-employed Singapore Citizens & SPR Singapore Citizens aged below 40 OR Singapore PR

*SkillsFuture credit approved.

Last updated on 07 Nov 2019

Need more help?

If you are still unsure about which course to pursue, please contact our Academy for Continuing Education.  

Fees quoted are inclusive of GST. Republic Polytechnic reserves the right to make changes to the course fees and application closing dates without prior notice. The commencement of each course is subject to a sufficient number of participants. All information is accurate at time of publishing.