Arduino Programming - Introduction College Certificate

What is special about this course?

An introductory programming course for those with no coding experience. This course teaches you the fundamentals of the “C” programming language – an industry standard. It is a good foundation to build you coding experience on. You will also learn some basic electronics and about interfacing sensors and other transducers to a computer.


The Arduino is a small “stand alone” computer which is also an excellent “invention machine” for creating business ideas which could lead to the creation of your own company.

Entry requirements

No formal entry qualifications but an interest in computer programming and electronics would be an advantage.

1. About the Arduino

2. Getting ready to programme

3. Standard C

4. Arduino C

5. Printing onto the screen

6. Variables

7. Inputs and outputs from the real world

8. Arithmetic

9. If…then statements

10. Pseudocode

11. Do…while loops

12. For…to statements

13. Arrays

14. Going further


Basic Arduino Kit

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Flexible
  • Online

online with tutor support.

How long will my course last?

40 Hours

Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Outer Hebrides (Stornoway Campus)

Start date



Please contact for further information on fees and funding.

Additional costs

Basic Arduino Kit - Approximately £20

What can I do on completion of my course?

Advanced Arduino Programming course

Is there more information available online?

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