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C# for Beginners Training Course

Two days (09:30 to 16:30 UK time each day)

This course is available in the following formats (all prices exclude VAT):

Classroom (London)
Classroom (Manchester)
Onsite (your office)
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Online (your home)
You can book a place on this course either online through this website, by phone, by email or by filling in our enquiry form.

You'll find this course easier if you've done some programming in other languages, but this isn't a prerequisite.

Course schedule

Here are our next few Introduction to Visual C# course dates:

Dates Times Venue Price (excl. VAT)
09-10 May 09:30-16:30 Online £825 Book
27-28 Jun 09:30-16:30 Online £825 Book
19-20 Aug 09:30-16:30 Online £825 Book
16-17 Sep 09:30-16:30 Online £825 Book
24-25 Oct 09:30-16:30 Online £825 Book
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Got a handful of like-minded people in your organisation? You could consider booking your own customised onsite course, whereby you get to pick the dates and venue!

Course Contents - PDF

Introduction to Visual C# training course contents

C# is one of the world's most-used programming languages - this two-day course will set you on the road towards learning how to speak it!

Topics the course will cover include:

  • declaring and using variables

  • testing conditions

  • dividing programs up into different procedures

  • working with arrays and lists

  • working with files and folders

  • debugging in C#

You'll learn how to program within the Visual Studio development environment, which is available as a free download (choose the community edition) from Microsoft.

The contents of this course are as follows:

Creating forms

  • Drawing controls
  • Formatting forms

Coding form events

  • Forms and their events
  • The two event arguments

Laying out your code

  • Commenting out code
  • Using regions

C# variables

  • Creating and using variables
  • The types of variable

Enumerations and constants   if time

  • Enumerations
  • Constants


  • Using IF and ELSE
  • The SWITCH statement

Modular code

  • Passing arguments
  • Writing functions


  • Using arrays
  • Splitting text


  • Looping n times
  • WHILE loops
  • Looping over collections

Files and folders

  • Stream readers and writers
  • The USING statement
  • FileInfo and DirectoryInfo

Debugging and trapping errors

  • The TRY clause
  • Stepping through code
  • Setting breakpoints

Using lists

  • Populating lists
  • Finding items

Properties in C#

  • RO, WO and RW properties
  • Coding properties
Please see further up this page for what you should know beforehand (if anything) in order to attend this course.

Why Choose Us?

Here are some reasons to choose Wise Owl courses:

In addition, here are some benefits unique to classroom training:

And some benefits specific to online training:

  • Courseware manual posted to you in advance
  • Free half-hour pre-course check-up included
  • Our clever system means you can use our laptops (and we can see them)

What other people have said

Our thanks to everyone who agreed to share their thoughts. All of the following reviews are from the last 3 calendar years:

"Amazing courses! Great trainer, pace and content. I literally couldn't have asked for better introductions to SQL and Power BI. Plus I have some many great resources to refer back to in the future :) Thank you!"

Simone Capp (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC))

"A great tutor. The course and pace was great and we covered everything and more than what I expected. I've been looking for courses on Power BI locally but there wasn't much selection until I found Wise Owl. I will certainly be looking to book some more!!"

Kevin Crookes (George Walker Transport Ltd)

"Great course, really enjoyed it. It has so much potential to help out with day to day tasks at both work and home. Really useful to have the interactions and overviews of other Microsoft products such as Power BI, adaptive card designer and MS Graph. Whilst I can understand that the new designer has bugs, it was actually quite beneficial encountering these during the course as it allowed us to see how to problem solve them in the future."

Kerry Coyne (The Phoenix Group)

"Really useful and engaging session! "

Emma Mullins (PricewaterhouseCoopers)

"The course was really good, our trainer is an extremely friendly and knowledgeable person who made me feel comfortable when asking questions."

Nicola Mills (Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA))

There are lots more where these came from (or just refresh this page to change the quotes shown).

How our training courses work

Below are some notes on how Wise Owl courses work, to help you decide whether they're for you or not.

What you'll need

If you book on a classroom course, the only thing you need to bring to the course is ... yourself! We even provide a notepad and a suprisingly nice pen for you to take notes with.

For online training you'll need two things:

  1. A good internet connection (otherwise you'll have a frustrating time); and
  2. A second screen (a requirement, not a nice-to-have!)

You can see full details of our online course requirements here.

When you book a place

If you book a place on one of our courses:

  • For classroom courses we will send out a joining email. That's it!
  • For online courses we will get in touch to organise a half-hour pre-course check to iron out any connection problems before the course (rather than during it).

Whatever type of course you book, we will also send you out a reminder a few days before the course is due to take place - not that (we hope) you'll have forgotten!

What you won't need

For classroom training, you won't need a computer - we (obviously) will provide that. However, you're welcome to use your own laptop if you prefer, providing that you have the correct software installed.

For online training you will need a computer, but you won't need to have any software installed.  This is because you'll use Windows Remote Desktop to connect to our computers, and these will have all of the necessary files and software installed.

The start of the course

For online courses you will be able to join up to half an hour before the course begins. This will give you time to:

  • familiarise yourself with the set-up;
  • meet your trainer; and
  • get to know the other delegates!

For classroom training it's always nice if people arrive a bit early too, to give people time to meet each other (and drink coffee).

You'll be given a full colour courseware manual, an exercise booklet to go with the course and a USB stick for taking course files away (we'll post all this to you for online courses).

After the course

After the course finishes you'll receive a digital certificate proving your attendance (we will gladly send a paper copy on request also).

We don't have any formal arrangement for answering questions after the course, but if you get stuck on something and email your trainer they should (and nearly always do!) respond as quickly as their training schedule allows.

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