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Complete Coding for Beginners (Exams Included)

Coding languages available to learn include: Python, JavaScript, HTML & CSS, and C#



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HTML & CSS Coding Specialist (HCCS) Certification
JavaScript Coding Specialist (JSCS) Certification
Python Coding Specialist (PCS) Certification
C# Coding Specialist (CSCS) Certification
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If you’re looking to start a career in coding, but don’t know where to begin, this might be for you. This course is aimed at absolute beginners that have never done any coding before and are unsure of which programming language to focus on. The course is structured to allow you to choose a specific programming language to learn and ultimately a career path to choose. As an example, you have the opportunity to learn coding to build websites, analyse data, develop artificial intelligence, create databases, and build games, plus much more.

The languages to choose from include Python, JavaScript, HTML & CSS, and C# (pronounced C-sharp).

Early on in the course, you’ll learn what coding is, what certain types of languages are used for, and the types of careers available through learning those languages. The focus then shifts to you. At this point, you’re asked a series of questions to help determine the best direction in the course for you. The answers you give effectively help to offer suggestions on the pace of the course for you, and the programming language to learn.


HTML & CSS Coding Specialist (HCCS) Certification

JavaScript Coding Specialist (JSCS) Certification

Python Coding Specialist (PCS) Certification

C# Coding Specialist (CSCS) Certification

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At any point in time, you can switch direction by choosing a different language to learn. You may find that you start off learning to code with the purpose of analysing data, only to find out that you want to develop websites instead, which may require you to shift to a different language. Another feature of the course is that you’re not confined to learning just one language. Although you can only choose one language to get certified in.

What coding languages can I choose from?

There are four languages you can choose to get certified in. You must choose only one. The choices are:

  • Python
  • JavaScript
  • HTML & CSS
  • C#

What will I learn from this course?

By the end of the first few lessons, you’ll be able to understand programming, write basic code, grasp programming concepts, think like a programmer, understand the tools in coding, have a better idea of careers available in coding, and gain practical experience by creating portfolio-worthy projects. You’ll also have a better idea of what coding path you want to get certified in from the four choices: Python, JavaScript, HTML & CSS, and C#.

How long will it take me to complete this course?

Most beginners complete their foundation coding courses within 4-8 weeks, based on 10-15 hours of study per week. Following this, you should be able to complete your chosen specialisation courses (e.g. Python, JavaScript, HTML & CSS, C#) within 4-6 months and be ready to sit the final exam. Rest assured though, you have 12 months to complete your course and sit your exam.

Who is this course for?

Anyone looking to start a career in coding.


No experience in coding is required to take this course.

Your course can be done from any where in the world. If you decide to move to a different city or even country, you can continue with the course from wherever you are. All you need is a device such as a desktop computer, laptop, tablet, smart phone, and an internet connection.

Career path

  • Programmer
  • Software Developer
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Web Developer
  • Computer Scientist
  • Game Developer
  • SQL Developer

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.