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IT Specialist – Python teaches this versatile programming language which can be used to power websites, build games, and even program hardware.

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 60 CPD points upon successful completion

Start Date
Study Type
In centre, online, or a combination
Training Type
60 hours

About This Course

This course covers data types and operators, decisions and loops, input and output, code documentation and structure, troubleshooting, and modules and tools.

This course is excellent for someone new to programming, as many of the topics covered are basics programming topics which carry over well to other programming languages. It will help anyone looking to improve their employability prospects in Python and for programming jobs in general and the content maps directly to the IT Specialist (ITS) Python exam.



Course Opener, Evaluate Data Types, Operator Sequence and Selection.


Branching Statements, Iterations.


File Input and Output Operations, Console Input and Output Operations.


Document Code Segments, Functions.


Analyze, Detect, and Fix Errors, Exception Handlers.


Built-in Modules for Operations, Solve Problems with Built-in Modules, Final Recaps.

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Aims and Objectives

  • Access to our LiveTutor service to help answer any content or learning queries you may have on a 24/7 basis.
  • The flexibility and value of a self study course designed to enable you to work at your own pace.
  • The opportunity to gain the widely recognised Pitman Training Certificate.


There are no specific pre-requisites required before starting this course.

Finance Options

Wherever possible our training is tailored to your needs. The cost of our training programmes depend on the course(s) you choose and varies according to duration and breadth. Rest assured we have a number of payment options available to ensure the cost of training is affordable and can be worked alongside your other financial commitments. Common ways people fund their training include: –


  • Flexible payment plans to help you spread the cost* available at many of our centres;
  • You could opt to pay upfront.

Company Funded:

Requesting funding from your employers needn’t be a daunting task. Many employers support and encourage their employees with their professional development and consider it a worthwhile investment to fund any training required.

What we can help with:

  • Providing a comprehensive training programme outlining learning outcomes
  • Tailored personnel letters
  • Communication with finance departments to arrange payment options (upfront or payment plan*).

Funding & Grants:

There may be the opportunity to apply for funded grants that can help towards the cost of training. These include the Skills Development Scotland ITAs and the ReAct programme in Wales. All schemes will have different terms and conditions that will need to be met in order to qualify for a grant and these are managed by each individual centre.

We’d recommend you speak to a Course Advisor in your local centre to find out whether they are registered to offer any such schemes and discuss your requirements further.

* Terms and Conditions apply. Speak to a Course Advisor for full information on the options available to you.

Career Path

This course covers data types and operators, decisions and loops, input and output, code documentation and structure, troubleshooting, and modules and tools.

What's the Difference?

We offer a range of training packages in a range of subject areas and can offer blended learning opportunities to best meet your needs.

Our courses are practical in nature and focus on a single subject and can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days.

Diplomas are designed to give you a complete skillset mapped to a specific career path and contain a number of core and elective courses.