Introduction to Robotics Programming

Adult Learning


This course will enable participants to investigate how robots can be programmed to implement automated engineering tasks. It will cover the fundamentals of programming, the binary number system, communication techniques, and system testing and debugging. Participants will create embedded programs for microcontroller-based systems, programs to control robotic arms and buggies, and investigate the principles of machine learning. 


There are no formal assessments for the course. The Henley College will provide a transcript for participants on the areas that are covered and the skills participants develop.

Duration: 30 hours over 5 weeks. This course will take place once a week for five weeks on Thursdays, from Thursday, 23rd February to Thursday, 23rd March 2023.
Entry requirements:

There are no formal entry requirements, but participants should have an understanding of what programming is, and some basic knowledge and experience in programming.

Exam board: The Henley College

The course is funded through the Department for Education Strategic Development Fund and has no fee.  


Life after Henley

Study Robotics at Newbury College

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Progression Routes

Participants can progress onto employment in programming machines in an engineering setting, and consider a full Level 4 qualification in computing.   

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