Course Details and Schedule

PHP is a widely used general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML. This one-day course gives an overview of PHP. You will analyse PHP written examples, explore object-oriented programming, and write some PHP code yourself to complete set objectives. You will also learn how to write PHP codes to create contact forms and manipulate data from a database.

See below for course schedule

Key topics
  • General syntax of a PHP script
  • Variables, expressions and statements
  • Conditional and looping statements
  • Manipulating arrays
  • Anatomy of a function
  • Basic object-oriented programming
  • Sessions and cookies
  • Sending emails
  • Introduction to PHP and databases (retrieving, storing and manipulating data from a database)
Course information
Intended audience Web site creators interested in adding more features to their sites
Prior knowledge Some knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript is important. Those new to programming should consider first attending the Programming: Concepts course
Resources A course book must be purchased when you attend the course (included in the Cost below)
Software Windows 7, XAMPP for Windows, Notepad, PHP Designer
Format Presentation with practical exercises
Further information The course will have a lunch break. Please note: lunch is not provided, however, there are numerous places nearby where you can purchase food.
Where next? Web publishing and programming courses

Course provider: IT Learning Programme

What you will need:

Computer and software are provided. There is limited space for any device you use for note taking.


Frequency: This course runs once a year subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in future dates for this course.