University of Leeds & Institute of Coding program

An Introduction to Coding and Design

Ever wonder how apps and websites are made and designed? Do practical exercises to build your skills in coding, app design and UX.

  • Overview 3 courses
  • Duration 6 weeks
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Get acquainted with programming and the fundamentals of user experience (UX)

On this program, you’ll explore the technology and design behind websites and apps.

Starting with the basic coding languages, you’ll learn how programming works and have the chance to practice using block-based text (a simple approach to coding without using text).

You’ll also explore app design, good user experience practice, and have a go at designing your own app.

Along the way, you’ll hear from people who are also just starting out on their career journey, as well as from experts who’ll share their experiences and tips about getting into the coding and design industries.

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When you complete all courses, and earn a Certificate of Achievement for each, you will receive a digital FutureLearn Award as proof of completing the program of study.

6 weeks recommended learning
$44 USD (course costs)
3 courses

What do I need to start?

This program is designed for people who have digital skills but would like to build confidence in using digital technology in the workplace. This may include those studying for A-levels, those who have a degree, or those who want to improve their career prospects. The course will also be useful for anyone in employment who wants to boost their digital skills or anyone returning to the workplace who’d like to gain confidence in how working practices have evolved.

What skills will I learn?

This flexible program of online courses allows learners to explore the technology and design behind websites and apps. Completing all three courses in this program means you will:

  • Explore the basic principles of computers and coding
  • Identify and use simple coding languages
  • Create a prototype for a mobile app with a great user experience

Courses on this program

3 courses

Supported by Institute of Coding

This program has been developed with the support of the Institute of Coding, a network of employers, universities, training providers and professional bodies working together to create the skills needed for the digital economy.

You might also be interested in the other programs in the Digital Skills for the Workplace collection from the University of Leeds and the Institute of Coding.

  • University of Leeds
  • Institute of Coding