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 a certificate of completion upon meeting the 75% course attendance requirement.

For courses with assessment component, participants will be awarded the certification of completion upon passing the assessment. Otherwise, a certification of attendance will be issued instead upon meeting the 75% course attendance requirement.

Course Dates

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Course Duration

2 days

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Fees for 2022

Full course fee (with GST) Singapore Citizens aged 39 & below OR Singapore PR Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens OR Singapore PR
$353.10 $105.93 $35.31 $39.93

Fees for 2023

Full Course Fees (with GST) Singapore Citizens aged 39 & below Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above Singapore PR SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens SME-sponsored Singapore PR
$356.40 $105.93 $35.31 $106.92 $39.93 $40.92
- Payment may be made using SkillsFuture Credit.
- Fees reflected are inclusive of Goods and Services Tax (GST). In line with the government fee freeze directive from 1 Jan to 31 Dec 2023, the fees in 2023 for Singapore Citizen will remain the same as 2022. RP will absorb the additional 1% GST for Singapore Citizen in 2023 only.

Republic Polytechnic reserves the right to make changes to the course fee and application closing dates without prior notice. The commencement of each course is subject to sufficient number of participants. 

All information is accurate at time of publishing. 

Last updated on 17 Nov 2022

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