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Teach yourself to code

Interested in teaching yourself to code? There are plenty of online resources worth looking at.

Update August 2023

Here's a lovely link from Emma @ Study Map who has used this WITS page to learn to code. It is A Beginner’s Glossary of Coding and Programming Terms and it's a practical support if you want to learn to code. Thank you Emma and Laura of Study Map for sharing this link. We hope you find it useful.

Here’s some advice from one of our members:

I highly recommend https://www.edx.org/course/6-00-1x-introduction-to-computer-science-and-programming-using-python-3

They've other courses as well - https://www.edx.org/learn/python

Django/Python, I highly recommend: https://tutorial.djangogirls.org/en/

And once you're a bit more familiar with Python, you should go on to: http://newcoder.io/

Honing Python skills though challenges: https://pybit.es/

Khan Academy for HTML/CSS, JS, etc: https://www.khanacademy.org/computing/computer-programming

Also official W3C courses for web: https://w3cx.org/

More links, many thanks for sending them on.

Python Tutorial for Beginners: Learn Python Programming in 7 Days https://www.guru99.com/python-tutorials.html. Thanks to Alex Nordeen for the link.

Coding and Programming courses from Future Learn. Thanks to Ronaldo from Future Learn for the link.

Let us know if you have other suggestions, and good luck!